Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Fulop to Retire After 55 Years

Milford Fulop to Retire After 55 Years at Einstein 

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Milford Fulop, MD, the longest-time full-time member of the Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine and of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will retire March 31, 2010.

Dr. Fulop came to Einstein and Jacobi (then the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center) in July 1955 as the first Medicine Chief Resident there, together with a small contingent of others from Columbia University. These included Irving London, the first chair; Herb Scheinberg; and Charlie Frank. They were joined shortly thereafter by Saul Korey, who came from Case Western Reserve.  After Dr. London moved to MIT-Harvard, Dr. Fulop ran the Medical Service at Jacobi, retiring from that role in 1993. He served as acting chairman of Medicine at Einstein from 1975 to 80, has since been Vice Chair for Academic Affairs for the Department of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Fulop is a Distinguished University Professor and Gertrude and David Feinson Chair in Medicine.

"Milford is an absolutely masterful clinician and educator, and countless trainees at all levels have benefited from his skills in this area. In addition, those of us in the leadership role of the department have benefited beyond words from his wisdom and grace," said Dr. Victor Schuster, Chairman of the Department of Medicine.

Dr. Fulop will be honored for his years of service at an event in April.

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