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Kogel, Marcus D., M.D., 1903-1989: Home

Brief Biographical Sketch

Born: September 28, 1903, Austria     
Died:  November 28, 1989, Croton-on-Hudson, NY


Dr. Kogel earned a medical degree from New York Medical College in 1927, and served as chief resident physician at Metropolitan Hospital from 1927-1929. "During World War II, he served as an colonel in the Army, first as director of the department of military sanitation at the Medical Field Service School in Carlisle, Pa., and later as medical inspector and chief of preventive medicine in China, where he was awarded the Legion of Merit for his efforts in combating a cholera epidemic.¹" He was New York City Commissioner of Hospitals from 1949-1953, and came to Albert Einstein College in 1954.  He established and chaired the Department of Preventive and Environmental Medicine at Einstein, and was named the founding Dean of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1955, and held the position until 1967. Dr. Kogel died of pancreatic cancer at his daughter's home in Croton-on-Hudson, NY November 28, 1989.



  • Graduated NYMC, 1927


Biographical Timeline:

  • Vice President for Medical Affairs and Science at Yeshiva University, 1967 - [n.d.]
  • Founding Dean of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1955-1967
  • Established and chaired Einstein Medical Department of Preventive and Environmental Medicine, 1954-1960
  • Awarded honorary degree from NYMC, 1953
  • Commissioner of NYC Department of Hospitals, 1949-1953
  • Awarded honorary degree from Yeshiva University, 1952
  • Released from active military service, 1946
  • As Major of the 48th General Hospital Medical Reserve, was called to active duty in 1941
  • Chief Resident Physician at Metropolitan Hospital, 1927 – 1929
  • Art Director, Fleur-O-Scope (NYMC yearbook), 1927
  • Dean of the Sue Golding Graduate Division of Medical Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Atran Professor of Social Medicine
  • Chairman of Yeshiva University's Executive Council
  • Chairman the Academic Council of the Graduate School



  1. Dr. Kogel's Obituary, New York Times
  2. Einstein Quart. J. Biol. Med. (1990) 8:37