Dr. Sidney N. Zubrow, a retired physician at the Pennsylvania Hospital and faculty member in the School of Medicine, passed away January 9 at age 96.
Dr. Zubrow received his undergraduate degree from Penn in 1934 and his medical degree from Hahnemann University in 1938.
After earning his medical degree, Dr. Zubrow opened his own practice. He then served in World War II with the US Army Medical Corps.
In 1954, Dr. Zubrow joined Pennsylvania Hospital, where he was praised for his teaching and mentoring to younger doctors. In 1971, he became an associate professor of clinical medicine in Pennís School of Medicine. After retiring in the mid-1990s, Dr. Zubrow continued to teach clinical skills to young doctors at special request.
Dr. Zubrow, along with his wife, Molly, who passed away in 1996, established the Molly and Sidney N. Zubrow Award in the early 1980s to highlight humanism in medicine.
Dr. Zubrow is survived by his daughters, Betsy Z. Cohen and Diane Z. Sand; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth; and nieces and nephews.
Contributions may be made to the Molly and Sidney Zubrow Lecture Series, c/o Pennsylvania Hospital, 800 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.