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Ralph Hess Kunstadter, American pediatrician.


Kunstadter, Ralph Hess was born on October 6, 1905 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Samuel and Theodora (Hess) Kunstadter.


Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1927, Doctor of Medicine 1930.


Lyon (Mistress Walter Dewees). Intern, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, 1929-1931, acting department chairman pediatrics, 1955-1956, vice department chairman, since 1956, attending pediatrician, chief children’s endocrine clinic. Associate professor pediatrics Northwestern University Medical School.

Pediatric courtesy staff Chicago Lying-In Hospital. Consultant pediatrics Rehabilitation Institute Chicago. Private practice, Chicago American Academy Pediatrics representative at Conference Emergency Medical Identification, American Medical Association, 1961.

Vice chairman Illinois Commision on Children. Executive Committee White House Conference Children and Youth, 1960. Medical advising committee Cook County chapter National Foundation.

Medical advisory board Chicago chapter Muscular Dystrophy Association American, Cook County Welfare Department, Illinois Epileptic League. Alternate representative Illinois Joint Commission School Health. Chairman professional advisory council National Society for Crippled Children and Adults.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (with Evelyn C. Lundeen, Registered Nurse) Care of the Premature Infant, 1958. Abstract writer Excerpta Medica. Contributor numerous medical articles to journals.


Served lieutenant colonel Military Cross, Australia, World World War World War II Diplomate American Board Pediatrics. Fellow American Academy Pediatrics (Chairman of Commission handicapped children Illinois chapter 1957. Member of the American Medical Association (chairman pediatric sect, 1954-1955), Illinois State (Chairman of Commission on child health 1962), Chicago medical societies, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Endocrine Society, American, Chicago heart associations, Illinois Academy Science, Chgo Diabetic Association, Chicago Pediatric Society (president 1957-1958), Institute Medicine Chicago (Board of Governors), American Pediatric Society, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha.

Clubs: Key, Barclay, Executive’s, Adventurer’s (Chicago.


Married Marjorie Lyon Solomon, June 21, 1928.

Samuel Kunstadter

Theodora (Hess) Kunstadter

Marjorie Lyon Solomon