In Memory - Dr. Bernard Lerman


Dr. Bernard Lerman, M.D., F.A.C.S of Grasonville, MD died Thursday, September 11, 2003 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 75.

Born on October 6, 1927 in Montreal, Canada, he was the son of the late Aaron Lerman and Rachel Sivak.

Dr. Lerman graduated "with great distinction" from McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 1948 with a Bachelor of Science degree where he was 1st in his class. He completed his M.D. in 1953 at New York University - Bellevue Medical Center. He would then intern and complete residency training at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York in 1960. Before becoming a resident at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital,

Dr. Lerman was a Captain in the United States Air Force Medical Corps. He was Chief of Surgery at USAF Hospital, Dreux Air Force Base, France from 1955 to 1957 and was Assistant Chief of Surgery at USAF Hospital, Mitchell Air Force Base, Hempstead New York in 1957.

Dr. Lerman held licensure in New York, New Mexico and Georgia where he practiced privately. After retiring, he became a surgical consultant for various insurance companies and government agencies. Many of his research findings were published and he was guest lecturer at the Clinical Congress of Abdominal Surgeons Annual Meeting in 1969.

Dr. Lerman enjoyed boating, his dog "Kelly", crossword puzzles, gardening, cooking, traveling to Italy and the opera.

Dr. Lerman is survived by his wife, Jeri Hall; a son, David Lerman of Fairbank, AK; three daughters, Rachel Lerman of Atlanta, GA, Thea Koh of Singapore and Leala Duncan of Concord, CA; two step-daughters, Lisa Michel of Solon, OH and Julie Hall of Alexandria, VA; a sister, Bella Linden of New York, NY and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by his twin brother, Dr. Sydney Lerman.

Private services will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made to your local Humane Society or the Humane Society of Kent County, P.O. Box 352, Chestertown, MD 21620.

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