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educator , consultant , Pediatrician

Myron Ezra Wegman was American pediatrician, educator, consultant. Diplomate American Board Preventive Medicine, American Board Pediatrics (official examiner).


Wegman, Myron Ezra was born on July 23, 1908 in Brooklyn. Son of Max and Nettie (Finkelstein) Wegman.


AB, City College of New York, 1928;Doctor of Medicine cum laude, Yale University, 1932;Master in Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 1938.


Intern, assistant resident, resident in pediatrics, New Haven Hospital, 1932-1936;instructor pediatrics, Yale University, 1933-1936;consultant pediatrics, Maryland. State Health Department, 1936-1941;assistant professor child hygiene, School Tropical Medicine, San Juan, P.R., 1941-1942;director research and training in child health, director school health, New York City Health Department, 1942-1946;instructor pediatrics and lecturer public health administration, Johns Hopkins University, 1939-1946;assistant professor pediatrics public health, Cornell Univercity, 1942-1946;assistant professor public health, Columbia University, 1940-1946;professor pediatrics, head department, Louisiana State University, 1946-1952;pediatrician-in-chief, Charity Hospital, New Orleans, 1946-1952;professor public health, School Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1960-1974;dean, School Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1960-1974;dean emeritus, School Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, since 1974;professor pediatrics, University of Michigan Medical School, 1961-1978;professor emeritus, University of Michigan Medical School, since 1978;chairman division health science, University of Michigan Medical School, 1970-1974;John G. Searle professor public health, 1974-1978;emeritus, since 1978. Chief division education and training Pan-American Sanitary Bureau, Regional Office for Americans, World Health Organization, 1952-1956.

Secretary-general Pan-American Sanitary Bureau, World Health Organization Regional Office, 1957-1960. Visiting professor U. Malaya, 1974, Centro Universitario de Salud Publica, U. Autónoma Madrid, since 1990, U Cincinnati, 1993. External examiner National U. Singapore, 1983.

Consultant International Science and Technology Institute, since 1986, School Public Health, Zaire, 1987, Schools Public Health, Indonesia, 1988. Coordinator Michigan-Madrid School Public Health collaboration, since 1990.


  • Diplomate American Board Preventive Medicine, American Board Pediatrics (official examiner).


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Public Health in the People's Republic of China, 1973. Member editorial board Revista Mexicana de Salud Publica, 1990-2004.


President Association Schools Public Health, 1963—1966, Comprehensive Health Planning Council, Southeast Michigan, 1970—1974. Trustee Pan-American Health and Education Foundation, 1970—1985, 1986—1992, 1994—2000, president, 1984—1985, chairman development committee, 1991—2000, vice president, 1996—2000. Trustee National Sanitary Foundation, 1969—1984, emeritus trustee, from 1984.

President Physicians for Social Responsibility, Ann Arbor, 1987—1992. Member committee on carcinogenesis of pesticides National Academy of Sciences, 1977—1979, committee on advanced study in China, 1978—1982. Chairman Task Force in National Immunization Policy Department of Health, 1975—1976.

Advisory committee Kellogg National Fellowship Program, from 1982. Research advisory committee Resources for Future, 1978—1984. Special consultant State University System Florida, 1982—1987.

Member committee on prevention centers Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1986—1994. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, Royal Society Health (honorary). Member American Pediatric Society, Society Pediatric Research, American Academy Pediatrics (E.H. Christopherson award 1997), American Association World Health (vice president 1979-1982, 85-88, president 1982-1984), American Public Health Association (chairman executive board 1965-1970, president 1971-1972), Federation Association Schools Health Professions (1st president 1968-1970), Society Experimental Biological and Medicine, Peruvian, Eduadorian, Argentinian Pediatric Societies (honorary), Puerto Rico Public Health Association (honorary), Cosmos Club (Washington), Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha, Delta Omega, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Isabel Howe, July 4, 1936 (deceased January 1997). Children: Judith (Mistress John A. Hirst) (deceased), David Howe, Jane (Mistress David D. Dunatchik), Elizabeth Gooding (Mistress Ralph A. Petersen) (deceased).

Max Wegman

Nettie (Finkelstein) Wegman

Isabel Howe

Judith Wegman (Mistress John A. Hirst) (deceased)

David Howe Wegman

Jane Wegman (Mistress David D. Dunatchik)

Elizabeth Gooding Wegman (Mistress Ralph A. Petersen) (deceased)