Martin Sonenberg M.D. Ph.D.
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MARTIN SONENBERG, M.D., Ph.D.  (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.


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Published in The Washington Post on Jun. 29, 2011.
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June 30, 2011
Fondly known to my wife and I as the "Chief", Martin was one of the kindest people I ever met. My wife worked for him for ten years at MSKCC. We both grew to admire and respect him greatly. We developed a wonderful friendship with him his wife and family. He truely will be missed.
Dennis Ruffini
June 29, 2011
The Alumni office at Memorial Sloan-Kettering is so sorry to hear that Dr. Sonenberg has died. I'm sure he is in the thoughts and prayers of many as he is in ours. God bless the Sonenberg family.
Keith Yearwood
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