Class Notes: June 2020

Bernard Feldman, MD’ 59 is a Board Member of Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, a federally qualified health center (FQHC) which cares for over 50,000 low income patients of Collier County, Florida. This June Dr. Feldman (Jan. ’52) and Elaine (Brenner) Feldman (Jan. ’52) whom he first asked out in a Physics Lab at Bronx Science one afternoon will be celebrating their 64th wedding anniversary.

In Memoriam:*The Alumni Association recognizes in the “In Memoriam” section, not all alumni listed are recently deceased. As we become aware of the passing of our alumni we recognize them to provide their classmates with an update.

Mark I. Tafeen, MD’ 69 passed away on March 29,2020.

Fallen COVID-19 Heroes: In addition to our usual In Memoriam section, due to COVID-19, we are highlighting the alumni who have passed away providing direct care to the most heavily impacted populations during this pandemic. 

*Stephan Kamholz, MD

“Stephan Kamholz, MD, chair of Medicine at Maimonides, passed away from coronavirus on June 11.  Dr. Kamholz was chair of Medicine at Downstate and Kings County for many years, and before that was our chief of pulmonology.

Dr. Kamholz was well known throughout the New York region and highly respected while here for his work with patients and students, and won several teaching awards from our Alumni Association. He recently served as a preceptor for one of our Class of 2020 Physician Assistant students. I know that there are many here at Downstate who still remember him fondly.”- Ellen Watson

Click here to read The New York Times “Those We’ve Lost” obituary honoring Dr. Kamholz.

*Though Dr. Kamholz was not a graduate of the College of Medicine he has had a profound impact on the Downstate community, including many alumni.

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