Gordon D. Oppenheimer

Gordon David Oppenheimer (1900 - 1974)

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

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