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Philip Jay Kadowitz

March 20, 1941 ~ July 18, 2017 (age 76)

Dr. Philip Kadowitz passed away on July 18, 2017 after a 4 month hospitalization at Tulane Medical Center. He was born March 20, 1941 in Hillside, New Jersey. Dr. Kadowitz received his B.S. in Pharmacy in 1963 from Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey and completed his Ph.D. in 1968 from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He completed his postdoctoral training at the Universities of Manitoba and Iowa from 1968-1971. He was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Tulane School of Medicine in 1971 and rose to the rank of Full Professor in 1979. Dr. Kadowitz was active in teaching, service, and research until his recent illness.
He was a prolific writer and well accomplished scientist in the field of Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Pharmacology receiving serval honors and awards including the Established Investigatorship from the American Heart Association (AHA) and an ICI highly cited author as the top 0.5% of all publishing researchers in the world. He was recently awarded the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award in Cardiovascular Sciences, Medicine and Surgery from the .International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences. Dr. Kadowitz was an active member in many professional societies and had adjunct appointments in other departments in the University. Dr. Kadowitz inspired and mentored many graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and countless medical students during his 46 years at Tulane School of Medicine. Not just a scientist, Dr. Kadowitz loved food and excelled at bread baking. He also loved tinkering with his cars. He will be missed dearly by his family and his community at Tulane SOM.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Ellen Kadowitz, two daughters, Nancy Kadowitz (husband Andrew Lewis) and Rebecca Munini (husband Steven Munini), a loving sister, Judi LeeL, a nephew Russell Lee, and four beloved grandchildren, Asher and Phoebe Lewis, Jack and Isabel Munini. A private family graveside service took place in New Jersey. A memorial service in his honor will be held in the Tulane School of Medicine Auditorium on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 12:00 Noon. In honor of his memory, the family is requesting donations to the Philip J. Kadowitz Education Fund at Tulane School of Medicine Department of Pharmacology, 1430 Tulane Avenue, SL 83, New Orleans, LA 70112. Arrangements under direction of THARP-SONTHEIMER-THARP of Metairie.

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