Donald W. Seldin

Dallas, Texas

1920 - 2018


Wednesday, April 25th 2018
Yale University
University of Texas


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SELDIN, Dr. Donald W. Dr. Donald W. Seldin, known as the "intellectual father" of UT Southwestern Medical Center, died Wednesday, April 25. He was 97. The enduring contributions of Dr. Seldin, Professor and Chairman Emeritus of Internal Medicine, placed him among the most distinguished...

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Donald lived a long productive life. He was so kind when my father was in VA Hospital. Just learned of His death. He was truly a great father, physician and friend. RIP, Doc. My condolences to Lesley, Donald, and Donna.He.cast a great shadow .All my love, Elaine

Dear Ellen,
I remember you well from medical school at Southwestern, when we were students of Dr. Donald Seldin, and I wish to express my sincere condolences. Dr. Seldin was one of the greatest physicians, teachers and mentors in the history of medicine. He was wonderful to his patients, students, colleagues and family. He did expect excellence, but I also well remember how kind he was to us medical students. I always attended his Grand Rounds with us medical students at Parkland and at...

The Dallas County Medical Society, its Board of Directors, members and staff express to you our deepest sympathy in the recent loss of your loved one, Dr. Donald Seldin.

He was a valued member of DCMS and the Texas Medical Association for 65 years. His service will be truly missed by his colleagues. Your family will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Michael J Darrouzet
Executive Vice President/CEO

Dear Dr Ellen Seldin,
I first met Donald when I invited him as a visiting professor to my department at Coney Island Hospital, serving the neighborhood of his childhood and adolescence. We became soul brothers, and he gave me some sage advice when I was considering moving to Israel. I invited him again to be a visiting professor at our new medical school, the Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel. He then graciously returned a second time to our "Bar Mitzvah" celebration...

He was my professor as a UTSW Medical Student. He "changed the world"---I am honored to have known him.

Peace to his Life

Jim Gilmore,MD

While Dr. Seldin has numerous well deserved accolades, he provide me and many other residents with the best challenges and inspirations to our learning. I enjoyed the Friday morning Stump Dr. Seldin sessions at St Paul Dept. of Internal Medicine in 1990. We were never able to stump him. He was such an outstanding physician.

Despite his long and full life, I am still saddened to hear of the death of Dr. Seldin ... one of the greatest teachers and physicians of all time. I learned so much from him as an intern. We got along great. He will never be forgotten. I will miss you The Don

Dr. Seldin was truly a remarkable man that we had the honor of getting to know as our neighbor. His contributions in the field of medicine are legendary, but what Ill remember him for are his French omelletes, interest in our sons future college endeavors, and compliments on a fence I built; all shades of knowing his character that few of his colleagues can boast. Ill miss my neighbor and friend. Our condolences to Ellen, and his surviving family members.