Remembering James A. Strauchen, MD
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Posted by: Julie Briggs
It is with deep sadness that we share the news that James A. Strauchen, MD, passed away Tuesday, November 8 at his home.
Dr. Strauchen, Professor of Pathology, Medicine, Hematology, Oncological Sciences, and Member of The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, was a member of the Mount Sinai community for more than 35 years. He was board certified in five specialties, with expertise in tumor pathology, hematopathology, and asbestos-related diseases, and an expert consultant for the New York State Department of Health, Office of Professional Medical Conduct. He was internationally recognized for his skills as a diagnostician and didactic author, penning over 100 articles and two books, titled Diagnostic Histopathology of Bone Marrow and Diagnostic Histopathology of the Lymph Node. A beloved educator, Dr. Strauchen served as Director of our Residency Program for more than 25 years. Recently, he was awarded “Best Teacher” by residents.
Dr. Strauchen received a medical degree with honors from NYU School of Medicine in 1972. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the H.C. Moffit—University of California Hospitals in San Francisco, CA, and a fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Strauchen completed a second residency in Pathology at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD.
A prolific author and teacher, Dr. Strauchen left a distinctive mark on colleagues, patients, and our community of biomedical professionals, and will be greatly missed.