Obituary: Saverio Bentivegna, M.D., FACS
November 13, 2017
|NYMC Mention: Saverio Bentivegna, M.D. ’50, professor emeritus of surgery. He was associate dean of the Fifth Pathway Program and the Pre-Internship Program and served as president of the School of Medicine Alumni Association from 1975 to 1977.
Dr. Saverio S. "Sal" Bentivegna (Dr. B) passed away peacefully at age 90 on November 9th, 2017. Born October 5th 1927 to Pietro and Guiseppina Bentivegna who were Italian immigrants, he was raised in Brooklyn, and attended Boys High and St. Johns College. He spent his first year of Medical School at Boston University. His transfer to and graduation from New York Medical College in 1950 was a turning point in his career. A medical internship and General Surgery residency at Flower and Fifth Avenue Hospital and Metropolitan Hospital in NYC prepared him for a two years in the Army Medical Corp as a Captain from 1957-1959.