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Physician , hospital administrator

Samuel Joseph Gelman, American physician, hospital administrator. Recipient public service civilian defense New York State, citation Federation Jewish Philanthropies, New York City, 1963. Licentiate Royal College Physicians and Sugr., Edinburgh, Scotland.


Gelman, Samuel Joseph was born on March 28, 1914 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Jacob and Nellie (Manishal) Gelman.


Bachelor of Arts, New York University, 1936. Doctor of Medicine Anderson College Medicine, Glasgow, Scotland, 1945.


Admitting physician Harlem Hospital, New York City, 1945. Intern Morrisania City Hospital, New York City, 1946-1947, admitting physician, 1947, director out-patient department, 1947-1952, deputy medical superintendent, 1949-1952. Assistant director Hospital Joint Diseases, New York City, 1952-1958, associate director, 1958-1961.

Executive director Jewish Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, 1961-1971.


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Member Workmen’s Compensation Board for Hosps. Heart, Stroke and Cancer Committee Greater New York. Member hospital review planning council Southern District New York, perinatal committee Greater New York Fund, Brooklyn div.

Member Health Advisory Committee New York City and Brooklyn, Mayor New York City Committee Mental Retardation. Member advising committee Pride Judea. Fellow American College Hospital Adminstrs., American College Geriatrics.

Member New York State (member board trustees 1968-1971), Greater New York (chairman professional affairs committee 1964-1971, Board of Governors 1964-1971, president 1968), American hospital associations, British Medical Association, New York City Public Health Association, Royal Society Health (London), American Public Health Association.


Married Judith Fabian, June 17, 1950. Children: Sheila, Leonard, Joyce.

Jacob Gelman

Nellie (Manishal) Gelman

Judith Fabian

Sheila Gelman

Leonard Gelman

Joyce Gelman