Dr. Sylvan Weinberg, a former longtime chief of staff at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, at a Middletown nursing home.
Dr. Weinberg was 93.
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Born in Nashville, Tenn., Dr. Weinberg moved to Dayton in 1932 with his family as a young man. He graduated from Fairview High School in 1941.
Dr. Weinberg attended Northwestern University as an undergraduate and then completed his medical residence and fellowship in cardiology at Northwestern Medical School. He was in the Army and served in the Korean War.
At Good Samaritan Hospital, where he served as chief of staff for more than 30 years, he founded the first coronary care unit in Ohio. He directed the Wright State University fellowship program from 1980 -89 and headed a private group cardiology practice until he retired in 2000.
“Dr. Sylvan Weinberg was a pioneer in cardiology,” said Dr. George Broderick Jr., the medical director of cardiology at Good Samaritan Hospital. “He made sure the latest techniques and the newest technology of the time were available at Good Samaritan Hospital even starting the first coronary care unit in the state of Ohio. Hundreds of physicians from all over the country came to Dayton to spend time with Dr. Weinberg to learn from him and to advance cardiovascular care. Our daily cardiology endeavors are a tribute to his legacy.”
Dr. Weinberg was the past president of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Chest Physicians. He was recognized and known as, “the voice of cardiology” for two decades travelling around the world and interviewing the world’s leaders in cardiology.
Dr. Weinberg, who was married to Joan Weinberg for 58 years, is survived by his daughter, Leslie D. Weinberg; son, Andrew L. Weinberg; and granddaughters Paige Weinberg and Hannah Weinberg.