October 1, 2014 |
Lester J. Karafin, 88, of Ambler, a longtime urologist and a medical school leader and teacher in Philadelphia, died Friday, Sept. 26, of pneumonia at Abington Memorial Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, Dr. Karafin graduated from Overbrook High School. While still in high school, he was recruited by the armed services to become a physician. Dr. Karafin, then only 16, went on to earn a bachelor's degree, medical degree, and master's of science degree in urology from Temple University.
February 24, 2011 |
Before he became a children's urologist, Francis F. Bartone was a star fencer at Central High School and then earned a national ranking at the University of Pennsylvania. As Central's fencing cocaptain, Penn's daily newspaper reported in 1952, "he won the Warren Dueling Sword for épée," a kind of blade. "This trophy represents the high school fencing championship of the state of Pennsylvania. " He did better. A Penn spokesman said he was "first-team all-America in saber in 1951 and first-team all-America in foil in 1953.
December 16, 2010 |
ADULT FILM sensation Mary Carey is not letting her loss in the 2003 California gubernatorial race dampen her political aspirations. Carey, who dances at the Oasis Gentlemen's Club (6800 Essington) through Saturday, has her sights set on the White House. "If Sarah Palin can do it, so can I," the buxom blonde told us yesterday. Of course Carey, 30, would have to wait until 2016 to meet the age requirement of 35. Carey, who was seen on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew ," says she has reduced her drinking and now drinks only "beer and champagne," having cut out wine after she threw up following a meal of "half a flatbread pizza and eight glasses of wine.
September 16, 2010
Louis Iozzi, 89, a Delaware County urologist, died of pneumonia Thursday, Sept. 9, at Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park. Born in New Castle, Pa., Dr. Iozzi graduated from New Castle High School in 1938 and served as a Navy apprentice pharmacist at the former Philadelphia Naval Hospital during World War II. Dr. Iozzi earned his bachelor's degree at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster in 1946 and graduated in 1949 from what is now Jefferson...
July 10, 2010 |
Barry Roy Halpern, 81, of Center City, a physician who served as chief of the urology department at St. Agnes Medical Center in South Philadelphia and helped start the short procedure unit at Methodist Hospital, died of complications from Parkinson's disease Sunday, June 27, at his home. For 40 years, Dr. Halpern was a small-town doctor in big-city hospitals. His office on South Broad Street was the place where he came to know generations of neighborhood families who greeted him with hugs and loaded up his office with pizzelles at Christmas time.
March 23, 2010 |
Arthur Levine Schneeberg, 85, a retired urologist, died Sunday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. Dr. Schneeberg lived at the Watermark at Logan Square. He had previously been a longtime resident of Elkins Park. For 40 years, he was on the staff of Albert Einstein Medical Center and was a former chief of urology there. In the late 1960s, he was on the team that performed the first kidney transplant at Einstein, an involved procedure that took all night, his daughter Sara Robinson said.
October 15, 2008 |
Mitch and Allie met two years ago, and when things started getting serious, they began talking about kids - neither wanted to have any. They were young to have this realization - Mitch is 25, Allie is 23 - but the engaged couple from South Jersey said they had both known for years they weren't parent material. So they went an unconventional route - a few weeks after getting engaged this summer, Mitch got a vasectomy. When Allie told friends over dinner, she said, "Everyone just looked at us like, 'You're kidding.
March 20, 2008 |
Howard Goldstein, 59, a Cherry Hill urologist and former board member at Temple Emanuel, died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at Virtua West Jersey Hospital Marlton. Dr. Goldstein, who grew up in the Bronx, graduated in 1974 from SUNY Buffalo Medical School and completed his residency at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York. In the 1980s, he moved to Cherry Hill, where he practiced pediatric and adult urology for 26 years with Associated Urologic Specialists. From a young age, Dr. Goldstein wanted to be a doctor, relatives said.
May 17, 2007 |
Edward M. Kavjian, 92, of Newtown Square, a retired urologist who was active in the Armenian American community, died May 6 at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Kavjian and his family escaped the massacre of Armenians in his native Turkey and immigrated to the United States in 1920. After graduating from West Philadelphia High School, where he was class president, he earned a bachelor's degree from Temple University. He earned a medical degree from Hahnemann University, where he was president of the senior class and of a medical fraternity.
April 19, 2004 |
Outside an operating room at Hahnemann University Hospital, urologist Daniel Rukstalis washed his hands in the stainless-steel sink - pushing the soap between his fingers, lathering up to the elbow, one hand, then the other. Washed his hands of the whole mess, the whole Allegheny mess, the bankruptcy mess, Tenet's sad decline, and the closing and possible sale of Rukstalis' other hospital, the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital in East Falls. Washed his hands of his own perennial questions: Is this the right hospital, the right medical school, the right place to make a difference?