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Dr. Eisenberg, Internal Medicine

Dr. John M. Eisenberg, the former chief of internal medicine, died on March 10, at the age of 55 of a brain tumor.

Dr. Eisenberg was born in Atlanta, GA, and received his bachelors degree from Princeton, his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in 1972 and began his medical residency at Penn in 1972. He earned a masters in business administration from Wharton in 1976. Dr. Eisenberg was appointed assistant professor at the School of Medicine in 1976 and became a full professor in 1986.

While at Penn he founded the general internal medicine department and served as chief of internal medicine from 1978 until 1992. He was chairman of the department of medicine and physician in chief at Georgetown University before joining the Department of Health and Human Services. From 1997 until his death Dr. Eisenberg was the head of the Agency for Healthcare, Research and Quality at the Department of Health and Human Services.

He is survived by his wife, DD; two sons, Willman and Michael; his mother, Roslyn Karesh; and three brothers.

Memorial donations may be made to the John M. Eisenberg Healthcare Fund of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, 1112 16th St. N.W., Suite 340, Washington, D.C. 20036.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 26, March 19, 2002


March 19, 2002
Volume 48 Number 26

Penn's Vice Provost for Information Systems and Computing will become Georgetown's next Provost.
Penn Medicine is getting one of the largest gifts ever to a university hospital: a $100 million endowment from Philadelphia Health Care Trust.
The Center for Folklore and Ethnography honors its first director at a symposium this week.
Last call for volunteers for University Council committees for 2002-2003.
Military Leave Policy revisions clarify benefits for those serving their country.
Health care and Dependent Care Pre-tax Expense Accounts: restrictions, tax implications and special limits for dependent care.