Martin Sonenberg M.D. Ph.D.

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(Age 90)  

Died suddenly on June 27, 2011. Martin Sonenberg was a world renowned physician and researcher who made significant contributions to the treatments of thyroid cancer and growth disorders. He was Chief of Endocrinology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry at Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Sonenberg won numerous awards throughout his career and served as Chair of the National Institutes of Health Endocrine Study Section. He also served as a medical officer in the U.S Navy. He is survived by his wife, Dellie, daughters Santha (John Ogulnik) and Andrea, and grandchildren, Josh and Rebecca Jurbala. A celebration of Dr. Sonenberg's life and his tremendous contributions will take place on Friday July 1, 2011, at 1 p.m. at The Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street, New York, NY 10017, with a reception to follow.

Published in The Washington Post on June 29, 2011
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