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EHRLICH--Michael Gary,

M.D. (September 4, 1939-July 21, 2018) Michael Gary Ehrlich, M.D., a pioneering Orthopedic surgeon and beloved teacher, father and friend passed away on July 21, 2018 in Providence, Rhode Island. Born and raised in the Bronx, he was a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, Dartmouth College, and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. From 1972-1990 he was the Chief of Pediatric Orthopedics at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. For almost the next three decades he served as the Chairman of Orthopedics at both Rhode Island and Miriam Hospitals. He was the recipient of countless honors and awards over the course of his career, including the Milton W. Hamolsky, M.D. Outstanding Physician of the Year and the President's Pursuit of Excellence Lifetime Champion Award in 2015. He was known for his tireless work ethic, signature bow ties, wry sense of humor and love of sailing. His legacy will live on through the countless students he mentored, the numerous medical teaching and research facilities that bear his name and the Michael G. Ehrlich, M.D. Endowed Chair in Orthopedic Research. He will also be remembered by the literally thousands of patients whose lives he touched as their physician. He leaves behind his two sons, Christopher and Timothy, their wives, Sara and Isabella and five grandchildren. The Michael G. Ehrlich, M.D. Fund for Orthopedic Research has been established to support his lifelong passion and commitment to medicine. Please consider a contribution to the fund via the Rhode Island Foundation www.rifoundation.org

Published in The New York Times on July 23, 2018
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