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Marcus David Kogel, M.D., '1927 (1903-1989)

Founding dean, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Marcus David Kogel, M.D., '1927

Hometown: Austria
Born: September 28, 1903
Died: November 28, 1989

Marcus David Kogel, M.D. '1927, was founding dean of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University. He received his M.D. from New York Medical College in 1927. He served as a chief resident at Metropolitan Hospital in Manhattan from 1927 to 1929.

During World War II, he served as a colonel in the Army, first as director of the department of military sanitation at the Medical Field Service School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and later as medical inspector and chief of preventive medicine in China, where he was awarded the Legion of Merit for his efforts in combating a cholera epidemic. 

Dr. Kogel was New York City Commissioner of Hospitals from 1949-1953. He was named the founding dean of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1955 and held the post until 1967. At the time, Albert Einstein College of Medicine was the first medical school to be built in the New York City since the turn of the 20th century.

While at Einstein, Dr. Kogel also established the Department of Preventive and Environmental Medicine and served as its chairman from 1954 to 1960. He also served as dean of the Sue Golding Graduate Division of Medical Sciences and was later named vice president for medical affairs and science at Yeshiva University, serving on its Executive Council and the Academic Council of the graduate schools.