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Thomas Aldrich ’72

Thomas Aldrich ’72, a dedicated physician who loved spending time with his family, died Sept. 5, 2016, at his home in Pelham, N.Y., after a 10-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 65.

After Swarthmore, Tom graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1975 and began a long career as a professor of medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, in the Bronx, N.Y., where he was passionate about his patients, his students’ success, and his research. Most known for his dedication to helping others, Tom also loved to play tennis and ice hockey and spend time with his family. Tom was director of the Pulmonary/Critical Care Training Program at Montefiore, and he continued to pursue his research in environment-triggered pulmonary diseases among the 9/11 first responders until almost the end of his life.


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