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Dr. Daniel H. Teitelbaum

Dr. Daniel H. Teitelbaum, 59, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, died on 17 August 2016.

The Funeral was held at Temple Beth Emeth, 2309 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 on Sunday, 21 August 2016 at 2:30 PM .

Rabbi Josh Whinston and Cantor Regina S. Lambert-Hayut officiated. Interment at Arborcrest Memorial Park.

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The family of Dr. Daniel H. Teitelbaum will be gathering through the evening of Tuesday, August 23 at the residence, 5887 Lohr Lake Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48108. The phone number is 734-429-8470.

Religious services will be conducted at 7:00 Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings.

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Family members include:
Beloved husband of Milinda "Mindy" Teitelbaum; cherished father of Hannah Teitelbaum, Abigail Teitelbaum, Rachel Teitelbaum; devoted son of Betty Teitelbaum and the late Samuel Teitelbaum; Son in Law of Mollie Birnbaum and the late Isadore Birnbaum; proud brother of Mark (Claudia) Teitelbaum and Susan (Steve) Goldberg; loving brother-in-law of Renee Birnbaum and Dr. Alan Plona, and Sandy (Mike) Roads. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Daniel H. Teitelbaum, M.D., passed away on August 17, 2016, after a long struggle with a brain tumor. He completed undergraduate studies at Northwestern University before earning his medical degree at the Ohio State College of Medicine in 1983. After training in general surgery and pediatric surgery at Ohio State University Hospital and Columbus Children's Hospital, respectively, he joined the U-M faculty as an assistant professor of surgery in 1992, and rose through the ranks to be named full professor in 2004. Dr. Teitelbaum performed a wide range of general pediatric surgery with a particular interest in disorders of sexual development, short bowel syndrome, and pediatric colorectal problems, including Hirschsprung Disease.

The primary focus of Dr. Teitelbaum's investigative work was parenteral nutrition and short bowel syndrome. He was working on a device to grow the intestines of the many patients he managed that had inadequate intestinal length; approaches to creating artificial intestine; ways to manipulate the intestinal microbiome by altering the composition of the nutrition administered; and new non- immunosuppressive treatments for inflammatory bowel disease. Other research interests included prevention of hyperalimentation-associated liver disease as well as gut immunology and mucosal permeability in the newborn. Dr. Teitelbaum had 259 peer-reviewed publications and was continuously funded by the NIH for 17 years. He recently served as the President of the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), teaching and promoting optimal nutrition for individuals around the world.

As the pediatric surgery training program director, Dr. Teitelbaum was passionate about training the best pediatric surgeons and educating, supporting, and mentoring pediatric surgery fellows. He was nominated by the fellows and received the annual Section on Surgery American Academy of Pediatrics Salzberg Award for his teaching and mentoring.

Dr. Teitelbaum was a proud husband and father. He was married for 29 years to his wife, Milinda "Mindy" Teitelbaum, with whom he had three daughters: Hannah, Abigail, and Rachel.

Dr. Teitelbaum was a wonderful clinician, a devoted teacher, and a brilliant researcher. He was a man of great wisdom and intuition who cared for the most complicated patients with devotion and medical and surgical skill. Everything that he did professionally was for the patient, for the resident or fellow, for the field of pediatric surgery, or for society. He was an extraordinary Michigan physician/scientist whose skill as a surgeon affected the lives of thousands of patients and their families and whose legacy as a scientist will forever impact the care of children.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Dr. Daniel H. Teitelbaum may do so by making a contribution to:

Temple Beth Emeth
2309 Packard St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Arbor Hospice Foundation
2366 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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National Brain Tumor Society
55 Chapel Street Suite 200
Newton, Ma 02548
The family of Dr. Daniel H. Teitelbaum requests this charity as a way to fight the disease Dr. Teitelbaum that took his life. It is their hope that contributions to this fund honors Dr. Taitelbaum professional and personal battle with geoblastoma.
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Pediatric Intestinal Failure Family Support Fund
Monica Holmes
1000 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Checks can be made payable to: The University of Michigan Regents
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