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In memoriam: Dr. David Rosenbaum, 77, was neurology instructor, physician

David H. Rosenbaum

FFRF member David H. Rosenbaum, 77, died Sept. 3, 2022.

Born during the last year of World War II, in Pune, India, to Edmund and Senta Lucia Rosenbaum, David immigrated to Brooklyn via ocean liner at the age of 5. He graduated from Erasmus Hall High School as a member of the National Honor Society and attended Brown University, majoring in French literature, graduating cum laude. 

He studied medicine at Duke University and later at New York University. David then served as a visiting fellow at the National Hospital for Nervous and Mental Diseases in London before completing his internship and medical residency at Bellvue Hospital. He then completed his neurology residency at Columbia Presbyterian in June of 1974 and began a long career at Mt. Sinai by becoming an instructor in neurology.

David met his wife, Catherine, at the Paris Health Club in 1979. They married in May 1983 in their apartment in Manhattan. Dr. Rosenbaum continued working at Mt. Sinai, The Bronx VA, Montefiore Hospital and St. Barnabas Hospital for decades. He served on numerous committees, boards, task forces and working parties, earning scores of awards and accolades. He was the author or co-author of over 50 contributions to the medical literature in neurology. 

In 2000, Dr. Rosenbaum began practicing in North Bergen, N.J., and became an attending physician at Englewood hospital, a position he held until his death.