Samuel Harold Rubin, M.D., M.S., served as dean and provost of the New York Medical College School of Medicine from 1973 to 1983.
Dr. Rubin joined the College in 1965 as professor of medicine. Since then, he has served the College and its affiliates in a variety of positions. From 1966-1971 he was the program director of the Cardiovascular Undergraduate Training under a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the College while serving as chief of medical service at Metropolitan Hospital Center. In the ensuing years, he was appointed dean, executive dean, dean and vice president of academic affairs and eventually provost and dean. Following his retirement as provost and dean, he was given the title provost and dean emeritus and also went on to serve as director of the College's Institute of Human Values in Medical Ethics until 1986. He was a member of the board of trustees of St. Clare's Hospital.
Dr. Rubin earned his bachelor's degree from Brown University and his M.D. degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He also earned a Master of Science in Biology/Microbiology from the University of Chicago. He received his graduate medical training in the internship program at Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, was a medical resident at Alexian Brothers Hospital, also in St. Louis, and completed a residency in medicine at St. Mary's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. He then went on to serve in the U.S. Army Medical Corp.
A member of both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the New York Academy of Sciences for over 40 years, Dr. Rubin has been a fellow of the American College of Physicians since 1957 and served for several years and is an associate of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University, and is the author of numerous articles on internal medicine and medical education.
During his more than 70-year medical career, Dr. Rubin has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards including New York Medical College's Distinguished Service Medal, Alumni Medal of Honor, Department of Pathology Award, Class of 1983 Award and Board of Trustees Citation. He has also been honored with the Charity, Science, and Service Medal from St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York, the Service to Humanity Award from Westchester County Medical Center, the Metropolitan Hospital Center Award and the Lenox Hill Hospital Award.
Dr. Rubin continued to serve as professor emeritus of medicine in the School of Medicine until his passing in 2018.