Dr. Irma Buko Csanalosi, associate professor emeritus of psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine, passed away on May 6, 2012; she was 90.
Dr. Csanalosi joined Penn in 1968 as an instructor. She was appointed an associate in 1970, a clinical assistant professor in 1972 and then an assistant professor of psychiatry in 1974. She was promoted to associate professor in 1977 and became emeritus in 1992. Over the years, she practiced at the Philadelphia General Hospital, the Philadelphia Psychiatric Center and the Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Fluent in seven languages, Dr. Csanalosi earned her medical degree in Budapest, Hungary at the Pazmany Peter Catholic University, currently the Semmelweis University School of Medicine in 1944.
She immigrated to Venezuela from Europe in 1949 before coming to the US in 1965. She was a resident in psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine from 1965-1968.
Amongst her many honors are the Earl D. Bond Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1975 and the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1976. In addition, she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society in 1982 at the faculty level and was a Life Member of the American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Csanalosi is survived by her three children and five grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to www.vetshelpingheroes.org, a not-for-profit organization created to raise funds to train service dogs for disabled American veterans wounded in post-9/11 conflicts.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 2 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of the
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.