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William I. Wolff

William I. Wolff, American surgeon, educator. Achievements include early contributor to subject of cardiac resuscitation by ccardiac message; originator of scientific procedure of colonoscopy and removal of colonic polyps.

Background

  • Wolff, William I. was born on October 24, 1916 in New York City. Son of Julius Louis and Matilda (Brick) Wolff.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, New York University, 1936. Doctor of Medicine, University Maryland, 1940.

    Career

    • Intern Cornell University division Bellevue Hospital, 1940-1942, resident specializing in chest surgery Columbia University division, 1942-1943. Resident, chief Bronx Veterans Hospital, 1946-1948. Chief thoracic surgery Deshon Veterans Hospital, 1949.

      Practice medicine specializing in surgery New York City, since 1950. Emeritus director surgery Beth Israel Medical Center, 1962-1976. Professor surgery Mount Sinai School Medicine, since 1965.

      1st distinguished lecturer society American Gastrointestinal Surgeons, 1987. Visiting professor or invited guest lecturer over 40 medical schools university centers, over 150 teaching hospitals, numerous national and international cancer conferences in the United States, England, South Africa, Kenya, Israel, Mexico, Canada, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, France and Puerto Rico.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include early contributor to subject of cardiac resuscitation by ccardiac message. Originator of scientific procedure of colonoscopy and removal of colonic polyps.

    Works

    • Contributor over 120 articles to medical journals, chapters to books.

    Membership

    Served to major Medical Corps Army of the United States, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member American College of Surgeons, American College Gastroenterology (board governors), American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Society Thoracic Surgeons (founding), Society for Surgery Alimentary Tract, American College Chest Physicians, American Gastroenterologic Association, International Society Surgery, International Cardiovasc. Surgical Society, New York Surgical Society (president 1980-1981), New York Academy Medicine (chairman section on surgery), Association Alumni Bellevue Hospital (president 1982), Aspetuck Valley Country Club.

    Connections

    • Married Lillian Myrick, June 30, 1952 (divorced 1967). Children: Richard, Deborah, David, Alan, Lisa, Mitchell, George, Rebecca, Barbara. Married Rita T. Smith, February 15, 1972.
    • father: Julius Louis Wolff
    • mother: Matilda (Brick) Wolff
    • spouses: Lillian Myrick
    • Rita T. Smith
    • children: Richard Wolff
    • Deborah Wolff
    • David Wolff
    • Alan Wolff
    • Lisa Wolff
    • Mitchell Wolff
    • George Wolff
    • Rebecca Wolff
    • Barbara Wolff
    William I. Wolff
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