Monte Malach

Obituary
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1926 - 2018
Monte Malach M.D., M.A.C.P., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P. died on March 6th, 2018. He was 91. A beloved brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Dr. Malach was a singular force in American medicine. Born on August 15th, 1926 in Jersey City, New Jersey, he received his B.A./M.D. at the University of Michigan as part of the U.S. Navy V12 Program. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, where he met and married Ann Elaine Glazer, a nurse. During the Korean War, Malach served in the U.S. Army on a medical train. His service was curtailed when he contracted and was paralyzed by polio. Malach had a partial recovery and went on to have a stellar career.

Dr. Malach became chief of cardiology at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and later became chief medical resident at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. For over 50 years, he had a private practice in cardiology and internal medicine in Brooklyn NY. At The Brooklyn Hospital, he served as president of the medical staff and chairman of the medical board. Dr. Malach was also at the forefront of medical innovation; in 1965 he was the founding director of the first Coronary Care Unit east of the Mississippi. He was one of the pioneers in studying and advocating for the life saving benefits of the daily use of aspirin in coronary artery disease prevention. Dr. Malach's first published study was in 1952, while still a medical resident. Throughout his career, he contributed to 39 articles in prominent peer reviewed publications. His final paper was published when Dr. Malach was 86.

Dr. Malach was also the Medical Director and Clinical Coordinator of Island Peer Review Organization, a reviewer/lecturer for Frontier Insurance Company and MLMIC, a Clinical Professor of Medicine at NYU Medical Center and SUNY/Downstate, and president of both the New York State and the American Society of Internal Medicine. Monte Malach will be remembered for his undying devotion to his loved ones, his infectious humor, his prodigious accomplishments in medicine, and all the lives he enriched through his great kindness and dignity.


Dr. Malach is survived by his sister, Ruth Ostrove of Washington DC, daughters Barbara Malach and Cathie Malach (of Hoboken, New Jersey and Woodstock, New York, respectively), son Matthew Malach of Sherman Oaks, California, his three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is predeceased by his beloved wife, Ann Malach.
Published on NYTimes.com from Apr. 17 to Apr. 18, 2018
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