Remembering Janet Cuttner, MD
Friday, August 12, 2016
Posted by: Julie Briggs
It is with great sadness that we share with you the news that Janet Cuttner, MD, passed away on Thursday, August 4.
Dr. Cuttner, Clinical Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Medical Oncology), had been a faculty member in the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology for more than 50 years. She was an expert in the field of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and was involved in the seminal studies of the treatment of acute leukemia and lymphoma. She was the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and trained hundreds of hematology fellows who went on to become leaders in their field.
Dr. Cuttner served as Chief of the Hematology Protocol Service from 1966 to 1999 and was the Director of the Cytochemistry Laboratory in Hematology from 1974 to 2002. She was a dedicated physician who continued to treat patients up until the time of her death.
In 1999, the Mount Sinai Alumni Association presented Dr. Cuttner with the prestigious Jacobi Medallion in recognition of her distinguished achievement in the field of medicine and her extraordinary service to The Mount Sinai Hospital and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
A memorial service for Dr. Cuttner, hosted by her family, will be held on Monday, October 24. All alumni are invited to attend the memorial service to celebrate Dr. Cuttner's life. Details can be found here.