Eisenberg, Internal Medicine
John M. Eisenberg, the former chief of internal medicine, died
on March 10, at the age of 55 of a brain tumor.
Eisenberg was born in Atlanta, GA, and received his bachelors
degree from Princeton, his medical degree from Washington University
School of Medicine in St. Louis in 1972 and began his medical
residency at Penn in 1972. He earned a masters in business administration
from Wharton in 1976. Dr. Eisenberg was appointed assistant professor
at the School of Medicine in 1976 and became a full professor
at Penn he founded the general internal medicine department and
served as chief of internal medicine from 1978 until 1992. He
was chairman of the department of medicine and physician in chief
at Georgetown University before joining the Department of Health
and Human Services. From 1997 until his death Dr. Eisenberg was
the head of the Agency for Healthcare, Research and Quality at
the Department of Health and Human Services.
is survived by his wife, DD; two sons, Willman and Michael; his
mother, Roslyn Karesh; and three brothers.
donations may be made to the John M. Eisenberg Healthcare Fund
of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, 1112
16th St. N.W., Suite 340, Washington, D.C. 20036.