George F. Selhat, 93, physician at Jeanes Hospital

George F. Selhat
George F. Selhat
Posted: May 20, 2014

George F. Selhat, 93, of Jenkintown, a physician who practiced at Jeanes Hospital in Northeast Philadelphia for more than a half century, died Wednesday, May 14, of cancer at home.

Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, he moved to the United States in 1959.

Dr. Selhat graduated from the University of Istanbul in 1952 with a medical degree. He served a residency in medicine at Jeanes Hospital from 1959 to 1963, and an internship in internal medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital in 1964.

He maintained a private practice in internal medicine in Rockledge from 1963 to 2011; his affiliation with Jeanes Hospital stretched from 1959 to 2011.

When word spread that Dr. Selhat had died, the hospital staff issued a statement praising him as a "natural leader . . . who was known and adored by everyone at Jeanes Hospital."

His daughter Lynn said her father was beloved by his patients. "He was an extraordinary man who lived an extraordinary life," she said.

In addition to his daughter, he is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marianne Sweeney; another daughter, Margaret Curran; two grandsons; a sister; and three nephews in Paris and Istanbul.

Donations may be made to the Jeanes Hospital Nurses Education Fund, c/o Barbara Buford, Jeanes Hospital, 7600 Central Ave., Philadelphia 19111.


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