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Herman Leo Kamenetz, American physician. Diplomate: American Board Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.


Kamenetz, Herman Leo was born on September 1, 1907 in Kaunas, Russia. Came to the United States, 1953, naturalized, 1958. Son of Leo I. and Flora (Bernstein) Kamenetz.


Master of Sciences, University Paris, 1945;Doctor of Medicine, University Paris, 1952.


Intern, St. Anthony Hospital, Rockford, Illinois, 1953-1954;resident in physical medicine, State Veterans Hospital, Rocky Hill, Connecticut, 1954-1956;resident in physical medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, 1956-1957;chief physical medicine, Woodruff Hospital, New Haven, 1957-1959;chief physical medicine, State Veterans Hospital, Rocky Hill, 1959-1975;chief professional services, State Veterans Hospital, 1960-1966;chief rehabilitation medicine service, VA Medical Center, Washington, 1975-1983;consultant physical medicine and rehabilitation, VA Medical Center, Washington, 1983-1987. Physician out-patient department Yale-New Haven Hospital, 1960-1975. Consultant physical medicine St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut, 1964-1975, Masonic Hospital, Wallingford, Connecticut, 1965-1974, Waterbury (Connecticut) Hospital, 1968-1975, Manchester (Connecticut) Memorial Hospital, 1969-1970, Gaylord Rehabilitation Hospital, Wallingford, Connecticut, 1970-1975.

Clinical instructor physical medicine Yale University, 1958-1964, assistant clinical professor medicine, 1964-1970. Clinical professor medicine George Washington University School Medicine and Health Sciences, from 1975. Professorial lecturer Department Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Georgetown University School Medicine, from 1976.


  • Diplomate: American Board Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.



Member American Congress. Rehabilitation Medicine (emeritus), American Association for the Advancement of Science, Connecticut Society Physical Medicine (president), American Medical Writers Association, International Society History Medicine, Connecticut Hospital Association, American Society Medical Hydrology, Yale Medical Association, International Rehabilitation Medicine Association, International Society Prosthetics and Orthotics.


Married Georgette Barbaix, February 13, 1947.

Leo I. Kamenetz

Flora (Bernstein) Kamenetz

Georgette Barbaix