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educator , physician

Joseph Barnett Kirsner, American physician, educator. Achievements include research in gastrointestinal disorders, inflammatory disease of gastrointestinal tract.

Background

Kirsner, Joseph Barnett was born on September 21, 1909 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Harris and Ida (Waiser) Kirsner.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Tufts University, 1933. Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences, University Chicago, 1942. Doctor of Science (honorary), Tufts University, 1993.

Career

Intern, Woodlawn Hospital, Chicago, 1933-1934; resident in internal medicine, Woodlawn Hospital, 1934-1935; assistant in medicine, University of Chicago, 1935-1937; from assistant professor to associate professor, University of Chicago, 1937-1951; professor, University of Chicago, since 1951; Louis Block Distinguished Service professor medicine, University of Chicago, since 1968; chief of staff, also deputy dean for medical affairs, University of Chicago, 1970-1976. Cons. National Institutes of Health, 1956-1969. Honorary president Gastrointestinal Research Foundation, since 1961.

Member drug efficacy advising committee to National Research Council. Chairman advisory group National Commision on Digestive Diseases, 1978. Chairman emeritus science advising committee National Foundation Ileitis and Colitis.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in gastrointestinal disorders, inflammatory disease of gastrointestinal tract.

Membership

Served with Medical Corps Army of the United States, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations, PTO. Member American Association Physicians, American College of Physicians (master, John Phillips award), American Gastroenterological Association (past president, governing board), American Gastroscopic Society (past president), American Society Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (past president, Rudolf Schindler award), American Society Clinical Investigation, Central Society Clinical Research, Chicago Society Internal Medicine (past president), Institute Medicine Chicago (George H. Coleman medal, Lifetime Achievement award 2004).

Connections

Married Minnie Schneider, January 6, 1934 (deceased December 4, 1998). 1 son, Robert S.

father:
Harris Kirsner

mother:
Ida (Waiser) Kirsner

spouse:
Minnie Schneider