Articles  |   August 2013
Martin Helrich, M.D. – 1922-2013
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Cardiovascular Anesthesia / Education / CPD / Articles
Articles   |   August 2013
Martin Helrich, M.D. – 1922-2013
ASA Monitor 08 2013, Vol.77, 56-57.
ASA Monitor 08 2013, Vol.77, 56-57.
After suffering from a long illness, Martin (“Marty”) Helrich, M.D passed away on June 2, 2013 at the age of 91 in his home, with his wife Ina by his side. The University of Maryland School of Medicine and the specialty of anesthesiology have lost a friend, mentor, teacher, leader and champion of academic anesthesiology.
Born in New York, Marty grew up in Atlantic City before graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Dickinson College and then the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. After completing his internship at Atlantic City Hospital, Dr. Helrich began his career in anesthesiology as a resident at New York University and the Bellevue Medical Center. Under the tutelage of pioneers E.A. Rovenstine and E.M. Papper, Dr. Helrich received outstanding training in clinical care, research and teaching. Following his residency, Dr. Helrich served for two years in the U.S. Army as Chief of Anesthesiology at Ft. Polk, Louisiana. Upon honorable discharge as a captain, Dr. Helrich moved his family to Philadelphia, where he served as a research fellow sponsored by the National Heart Institute and later joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania.
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