Remembering Edward Rubenstein
The Department of Medicine is celebrating the life of internist, educator, and investigator Edward Rubenstein, MD, professor emeritus of primary care and population health. A leading researcher on campus, Rubenstein made a lasting impact on the medical community through his work on treatments for sickle cell anemia, development of a diagnostic imaging system using synchrotron radiation, exploration of the role of cerebrospinal fluid in age-related mental disorders and studies on a possible link between dietary nonprotein amino acids and disease.
A native of Cincinnati, OH, Rubenstein attributed his interest in medicine to his pediatrician who administered care when he contracted polio at a young age. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and joined the Stanford community in 1955 as a clinical instructor after serving in the Korean War. During his tenure, he also acted as a clinical professor and associate dean for postgraduate medical education.
Rubenstein retired in 1993 but still remained very involved in research on campus. He won several awards while at Stanford, including the Albion Hewlett Award and the Kaiser Award for Innovation and Outstanding Contributions to Medical Education, held membership with the National Academy of Medicine and was a founding editor of Scientific American Medicine. Dean Lloyd Minor, MD, says based on his “contributions in research and in training scores of future physicians,” Rubenstein will remain “at the heart of Stanford Medicine.”
View the full obituary here.