Dr. Edward Cooper Saltzstein September 22, 1932 - March 9, 2016 Dr. Edward Cooper Saltzstein passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. He was 83 years old. Ed was the cherished husband of Phyllis Saltzstein, beloved father of Johnny (Joe), Dan (Dawn), Tom (Kim), Andrea (Ira), Rebecca, Paul (Jill) and "Pop" to his grandchildren Ted, Mitchell, Katlyn, Daniel, David, Alisa, Max, Samantha and Tessa. He was predeceased by his parents, Helen Cooper Saltzstein and Sidney Saltzstein, and by his brother, John Cooper Saltzstein, and sister, Marilyn Saltzstein Yellon. Ed grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and loved spending his boyhood summers at Camp Nebagamon in Northern Wisconsin as a camper, counselor and even camp doctor later in life. He was truly a camper at heart. Dr. Saltzstein was a dedicated surgeon who was loved by his patients and the medical community. He attended Yale University and received his M.D. from Northwestern University Medical School. He served his internship and residency in surgery at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and a fellowship at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. While working in Milwaukee early in his career, he performed one of the first kidney transplants in the United States. From 1977 to 2002, Dr. Saltzstein was the Regional Chair of Surgery at Texas Tech University Hospital Sciences Center in El Paso, and from its inception in 1994 until his retirement in January 2016, he served as the Medical Director for the Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso Breast Care Center. Among his many contributions to TTUHSC El Paso, Dr. Saltzstein developed the plan for the creation of the Texas Tech Physicians Breast Care Center as a comprehensive care facility for patients with breast disease. Dr. Saltzstein was a humble, generous, intelligent and kind man. His example will be forever carried forth in the hearts and lives of his family and those who knew him. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 14th at 4pm in the Misenhimer Auditorium of the Academic Education Center at TTUHSC in El Paso; 4800 Alberta Avenue. Donations in the memory of Edward Cooper Saltzstein can be made to Camp Negagamon Scholarship Fund, P.O Box 331, East Troy, WI 53120; Sadie and Annabelle Garbar Breast Care Center, 4801 Alberta Ave, El Paso, TX 79905; or the charity of your choice
Published by El Paso Times from Mar. 12 to Mar. 20, 2016.