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Paul J. Friedman ’55

Jul. 11, 2017
Category: Obituary

Paul Jay Friedman, M.D., of La Jolla, California, died peacefully on July 2, 2017, after a two-year struggle with a neurodegenerative disease. Born January 20, 1937, to Louis and Rose Friedman in the Bronx, he attended Stuyvesant High School, University of Wisconsin (Integrated Liberal Studies), Balliol College at Oxford, and Yale School of Medicine. His 55-year professional career as a professor at the University of California San Diego was devoted to medical education, research, academic policy, and the practice of chest radiology. With over 100 original papers, a keen diagnostic eye, and decades of involvement in professional societies, he achieved an international reputation. In his final years he advocated for the cause of single-payer healthcare. His passions included international travel, classical music, photography, and the care of his roses and fruit trees. He is survived by Clare, his wife of 57 years; children Elizabeth, Deborah, Matthew, and Rachel; and 9 grandchildren.

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