Almanac Between Issues
May 30, 2006
Dr. Daniele, Medicine
Dr. Ronald P. Daniele, professor of medicine in the pulmonary, allergy and critical care division of the Penn Lung Center, died May 5at age 63.
Dr. Daniele earned his B.A. from Temple University in 1964 and his M.D. in 1968 from Hahnemann Medical College.
In 1971, he began a nearly 35-year career at Penn, starting with a fellowship at HUP. He joined the faculty in 1974 as assistant professor of medicine with a secondary appointment as assistant professor of pathology. In 1978 he was promoted to associate professor and in 1983 promoted to professor. That same year he earned a secondary appointment as professor of medicine in pathology and laboratory medicine that ended in 1992. Dr. Daniele also served in administrative positions at Penn as associate dean for research and as medical director of Pulmonary Diagnostic Services and Pulmonary Rehabilitation at HUP. Dr. Daniele held other appointments at Philadelphia General Hospital, CHOP, and Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Dr. Daniele’s research interests included sarcoidosis, dyspnea, and cellular immune mechanisms in the lung. His professional activities included memberships in various scientific and honor societies including the American College of Physicians, American Association for the Advancement in Science, and American Association of Immunologist. In 2002 he was the Robert L. Mayock/Alfred P. Fishman Teaching Award.
Dr. Daniele is survived by his wife, Margaret; daughters, Lauren and Claire; and mother, Olga Ritaldato. Donations can be made to ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia, 621 Norristown Road, Ambler, PA 19002.