Irwin Freundlich 1930-2017

Irwin Freundlich, MD, former professor of radiology at the University of Arizona, died March 20, 2017. He was 86

Freundlich was born August 26, 1930 in New York City. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1952, he served in the U.S. Navy for two years. He graduated from Duke University Medical School in 1959. His training continued at the Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia with an internship and residency in radiology. He also received a fellowship from the American Cancer Society during his residency. He was on the staff at Jefferson University Hospital and was Director of Residency Training from 1960-1964.

Freundlich came to Tucson in 1971 serving as Chief of Diagnostic Radiology and Training Director of Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Arizona until 1982. He was Deputy Chairman for the Department of Radiology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston from 1989-1993. He returned to Tucson and the UA College of Medicine as professor of radiology from 2000-2011 when he retired. He continued to teach a class to first-year medical students until last year.

He was a member of Pima Medical Society, 1973-1982. He was one of 50 radiologists in the U.S. to earn a fellowship from the American College of Radiologists in 1975.

He was an avid reader and a fan of classical music. He is survived by his brother Richard Freundlich of New York; daughter Sondra Hall of Sebastopol, CA; son Fred Freundlich of Gernika, Spain and his daughter Jackie McFarland of Lexington, KY.