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Charles J. Epstein, MD, FACMG

 

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Charles J. Epstein, M.D.
A leading researcher, educator and clinician in the field of genetics, died on Tuesday, February 15, at the age of 77, at his home in Tiburon, after a protracted struggle with pancreatic cancer.

H I S T O R Y

 

Charles J. Epstein, MD was born on September 3, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated summa cum laude in chemistry in 1955 from Harvard, and then graduated first in his class at Harvard Medical School in 1959. He married his wife and classmate, Lois Epstein, MD, in 1956. Dr. Epstein moved to San Francisco in 1967, where he joined the faculty of UCSF as the chair of the medical genetics division.

 

In addition to his wife, Epstein is survived by three sons, David of Ossining, N.Y., Jonathan of San Francisco and Paul of Piedmont, Calif.; a daughter, Joanna Epstein of San Francisco; two brothers, Herbert of Watertown, Massachusetts, and Edwin of Berkeley; and six grandchildren.

 

L E G A C Y

 

Dr. Charles J. Epstein has led major professional organizations, been the chief editor for leading scientific journals and authored award-winning textbooks. He has trained generations of physicians, genetic counselors and research scientists, and counseled and cared for families in which children have been born with syndromes resulting from genetic errors, such as Down syndrome.

 

 

 

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G I F T S

 

To continue Dr. Epstein's work in medical genetics, you can donate to the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Foundation by  clicking here.

 

Memorial gifts can be made to the UCSF Foundation, for the benefit of the Charles and Lois Epstein Visiting Professorship, Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145-0339 or The Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato, CA, 94945. Questions can be directed to Dan Riley in Gifts and Endowment Planning at 476-1475.