Gordon David Oppenheimer (1900 – 1974) was an American surgeon and urologist.
Oppenheimer authored 69 papers, including a monograph he published with Leon Ginzburg (1898 – 1988), Urological Complications of Regional Ileitis; and the infamous paper with Burrill Bernard Crohn (1884 – 1983) on Regional ileitis in 1932
- Born June 30, 1900 in New York
- 1919 – BSc, Columbia College
- 1922 – MD, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
- 1923 – House officer at the Mount Sinai Hospital
- 1924 – Pathology training collaborating with Leon Ginzburg (1898 – 1988) in his work on the study of inflammatory lesions of the terminal ileum.
- 1940-1945 Second in Command of the General Surgical Service at Mount Sinai Hospital
- 1947 – 1963 Chief of Urology at Mount Sinai Hospital
- Medical officer to the New York City Fire Department for 14 years
- Died December 9, 1974
Key Medical Attributions
- Ginzburg L, Oppenheimer GD. Non-Specific Granulomata of the Intestines(Inflammatory Tumors and Strictures of the Bowel). Trans Am Gastroenterol Assoc 1932; 35: 241-283
- Crohn BB, Ginzburg L, Oppenheimer GD. Regional ileitis; a pathologic and clinical entity. JAMA, 1932; 99: 1323-1329.
- Ginzburg L, Oppenheimer GD. Non-Specific Granulomata of the Intestines: Inflammatory Tumors and Strictures of the Bowel. Ann Surg. 1933; 98(6): 1046‐1062.
- Oppenheimer GD. Non-specific localized granulomatous ulcer of the jejunum. J Mt Sinai Hosp N Y. 1946; 12: 1039‐1041.
- Ginzburg L, Oppenheimer GD. Urological complications of regional ileitis. J Urol. 1948; 59(5): 948‐952.
- Narins L, Oppenheimer GD. Calcification of the vas deferens associated with Paget’s disease of bone. J Urol. 1952; 67(2): 218‐221.
- Dr. Gordon Oppenheimer Dies; Urologist and Surgeon Was 74. New York Times. Dec. 11, 1974
- Biel L Jr. In memoriam: Gordon D. Oppenheimer, M.D., 1900-1974. Mt Sinai J Med. 1975; 42(3): 177‐178.
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