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Murray Hoffman


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Murray Hoffman Obituary
Murray S. Hoffman, M.D., died peacefully on March 23. He was born in Denver on April 15, 1924, and attended East High School. He received a B.S. degree from the University of Denver in 1943, and his M.D. degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1947 where he graduated first in his class. He completed his medical residency at the University of Cincinnati followed by a Fellowship in Cardiology and Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. During the Korean War, Dr. Hoffman served with the United States Public Health Service. Upon his return to Denver, he was in the private practice of cardiology for many years at Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital, Rose Hospital and other private hospitals in Denver. Dr. Hoffman was Chief of Cardiology at National Jewish Hospital. In 1992 he closed his private practice and joined the faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine as a Professor of Medicine and Cardiology. Maintaining his close ties with The Mayo Clinic, Dr. Hoffman was a founding member of The Doctors Mayo Society and served as president of the National Mayo Alumni Association. He also served as President of the Colorado and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the American College of Cardiology. He was the recipient of many honors and awards. An ardent world traveler and reader, he was able to maintain his quest for new knowledge until his death. Dr. Hoffman was a devoted family man who cherished time with his wife and children. Known for his gentleness and wisdom, he was a trusted doctor, loved by his patients, his immediate and extended family--including numerous nieces and nephews--and he will be missed by all. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Eleanor; his three children, Rachel Hoffman Greenwald (Brad) of Denver, Hugh Hoffman (Diana) of Minneapolis, and Dr. Eric Hoffman (Jennifer) of Iowa City; and grandchildren, Eliana, Max, Grace, Oliver, Emma, Greta, and Isabella. He was predeceased by his sister, Maxine (the late Gerson Barter) and remained close to his nephews, Dr. Bruce Barter (Linda), Dr. Mark Barter (Susan) and Dr. Jeffrey Barter (Sandra). Services will be Monday, March 26, 2018, at 11 am at Temple Emanuel. Graveside service following at Temple Emanuel Section at Fairmount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Colorado , Temple Emanuel, and The Mayo Clinic.
Published in Denver Post from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 2018
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