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Malcolm Slifkin

Malcolm Slifkin, American clinical microbiologist, educator. Diplomate American Board Medical Microbiology in Public Health and Medical Laboratory Microbiology. Grantee, American Cancer Society, 1969-1970, National Institutes of Health, 1971-1972.


  • Slifkin, Malcolm was born on November 9, 1933 in Newark. Son of William and Raye (Nalebuff) Slifkin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Furman University, 1955. Master of Science in Public Health, University North Carolina, 1956. Master of Science, University North Carolina, 1959.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Rutgers University, 1964.


    • Instructor Yale University School Medicine, New Haven, 1962—1964. Head microbiology section Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, from 1964. Adjunct associate professor microbiology Pennsylvania State University, 1965—1997.

      Clinical assistant pathology University Pittsburgh, 1955—1971. Consultant College American Pathologists, Chicago, 1978—1980. Senior scientist Allegheny General Hospital, from 1980.

      Professor laboratory medicine and pathology Allegheny University, from 1990, professor microbiology and immunology, from 1991. Associate editor Medical Microbiology Letters, 1991—1997.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American Board Medical Microbiology in Public Health and Medical Laboratory Microbiology.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Judaism


    Member Pittsburgh Savoyard Orchestra, from 1965, Pittsburgh Woodwind Quintet, from 1964. Fellow: American Academy Microbiology (committee on postdoctoral educational programs 1974-1979). Member: New York Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Microbiology (ethical practices committee), Western Pennsylvania Society Clinical Microbiologists (president since 1971), Sigma Xi.


    • Married Janet E. Saperstein, July 31, 1966. Children: Joshua Michael, Robert Seth.
    • father: William Slifkin
    • mother: Raye (Nalebuff) Slifkin
    • spouse: Janet E. Saperstein
    • children: Joshua Michael Slifkin
    • Robert Seth Slifkin
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    Born November 9, 1933
    Died August 8, 2003
    (aged 69)
    • 1955
      Furman University
    • 1956
      University North Carolina
    • 1959
      University North Carolina
    • 1964
      Rutgers University
    • 1962 - 1964
      Instructor, Yale University School Medicine
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States