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Joel J. Pressman, American surgeon. Recipient Casselberry award American Laryngol. Association, 1936, Gould award Guold Foundation Chicago, 1959, Newcomb award American Laryngological Association, 1960, Hektoen Gold Medal, American Medical Association, 1962.


Pressman, Joel J. was born on February 11, 1901 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Peter and Rose (Schless) Pressman.


Student of University Virginia, 1918-1921. Doctor of Medicine Harvard, 1925. Master of Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1931, Doctor of Science, 1943.


Intern, house physician Bellevue Hospital, New York City, 1925-1927. Assistant surgical research University of California Hospital, San Francisco, 1927-1928. Private practice, specializing in otolaryngology, Los Angeles County, since 1928.

Co-chief, head and neck surgery Cancer Division, City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, California, also Executive Committee, general staff, since 1933. Consultant United States Veterans Hospital, Sawtelle, Los Angeles, since 1947, St. John’s Hospital, Santa Monica, California. Staff Hospital of Good Samaritan, Los Angeles Eye and Ear Hospital.

Courtesy staff Santa Monica Hospital. Consultant staff Los Angeles County Harbor Hospital. Assistant professor laryngology College Medical Evangelists, 1934-1950.

Associate clinical professor surgery University of California at Los Angeles, 1950-1951, clinical professor, 1951-1952, professor, chief Division of Head and Neck Surgery, also assistant dean Medical School, since 1952. Lecturer before numerous professional orgns. and instns.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor professional publications.


Served as commander, flight surgeon, United States Navy, 1940-1948. American College of Surgeons fellow, American Laryngol. Society, (honorary) American Speech and Hearing Association.

Member American, California, Los Angeles medical associations, American Academy Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, Pacific Coast Society Ophthalmology, American Laryngol., Rhinological and Otological Society, American Broncho-Esophagol. Association, Los Angeles Society Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, Bay District Society, Research Study. Member ediorial staff.

The Laryngoscope, since 1935.


Married Claudette Colbert, December 24, 1935.

Peter Pressman

Rose (Schless) Pressman

Claudette Colbert