Marvin Sachs, Penn Medicine

Marvin L. Sachs, a longtime faculty member of Penn’s School of Medicine, passed away in his Philadelphia home on January 29, 2018, from the effects of Parkinson’s Disease. He was 91.

After attending high school in his hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Dr. Sachs graduated from Yale University and Harvard Medical School. He served as a physician in the U.S. Air Force, attaining the rank of captain. In 1955, Dr. Sachs came to Penn as a fellow in cardiovascular diseases. He served as an instructor in the medicine department, a dispensary physician for student health services and became an associate in medicine in 1961. In 1969, he earned tenure as an assistant professor in the department of cardiovascular medicine.

Dr. Sachs is survived by his wife Ruth; daughter Katie; son-in-law Daniel Kubiak; grandson Dylan; sister Ruth Meislin and brother David; nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.