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In Memoriam: Nathan Kaufman, MD


​(8/3/1915 - 5/11/2016)
Member since 1953


Nathan Kaufman, MD, a longtime member of the AACR and professor emeritus of pathology and molecular medicine at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, died May 11, 2016. He was 100.

Born Aug. 3, 1915, in Lachine, Quebec, Kaufman graduated from medical school in 1941 from McGill University in Montreal, overcoming the quotas at the time that limited the number of Jewish students.

Before training in pathology in Montreal at the Jewish General Hospital, Kaufman was a captain in the Canadian Army Medical Corps in World War II, for which he was honored as a member of the Order of the British Empire for bravery under fire.

Kaufman began his career in academia in 1948 in the United States, first at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and then as professor of pathology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, from 1961 to 1967. He then returned to Canada to chair the Pathology Department at Queen’s University and Kingston General Hospital. He also served as executive director of the U.S.-Canadian Academy of Pathology from 1979 to 1985.

Additionally, he was an editor of the journal Laboratory Investigation, and founded and edited Modern Pathology, the journal of the International Academy of Pathology. His research focused on iron metabolism.

Kaufman joined the AACR in 1953 as an active member and transferred to emeritus membership in 1979.

Obituary from Legacy.com.