Alumni Association Lifetime Service Award Henry A. Pritzker, M.D. ‘60

Dr. Henry Pritzker is a member of Einstein’s second graduating class, and is retired as associate professor of radiology and of pediatrics at Einstein. Prior to entering the Class of 1960, Dr. Pritzker served in the U.S. Army, stationed in West Berlin, Germany as a member of a symphonic and marching band. While in Germany, he met and married Margaret, the woman who would be his wife of 54 years. Their son, Daniel, was born at Jacobi Hospital during medical school. Following a rotating internship after graduation, Dr. Pritzker returned to West Berlin as part of three additional years of required military service. While there, he served as a pediatrician at the U.S. Army Hospital, working with two board-certified pediatricians. His daughter, Debra, was born there. Following discharge from the military, he trained in general radiology at Montefiore Medical Center. During that time, a section devoted to pediatric radiology was established and, following a two-year fellowship at the Columbia Presbyterian Babies Hospital, Dr. Pritzker returned to Montefiore to head that section – a role he held until his retirement in 2001. In 2002, he returned to the role part-time, for 16 months, and also continued to hold teaching conferences. Throughout his career, he lectured at monthly meetings of the New York Roentgen Society, also serving as its president for one year. He is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology of the American Academy of Pediatrics. His beloved wife Margaret passed away in March of 2010.


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