Dr. A. Martin Lerner
The Funeral was held at The Davidson/Hermelin Chapel at Clover Hill Park, 2425 14 Mile Rd, Birmingham MI 48009 on Wednesday, 07 October 2015 at 3:30 PM.
Rabbi Harold Loss and Cantorial Soloist Neil Michaels officiated.
Click here to watch a video of the recorded service.
Interment at Clover Hill Park Cemetery.
The family of Dr. A. Martin Lerner will be gathering through the evening of Thursday, October 08 at the residence, 590 Wallace St., Birmingham MI 48009 . The phone number is 248-540-7217.
Religious Services will be held at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday and Thursday Evenings.
THE FAMILY WILL GATHER IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE BURIAL AT CLOVER HILL THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING AND WILL GATHER THURSDAY BEGINNING AT 12 NOON UNTIL 5:00 P.M, AND FROM 6:30 P.M. UNTIL 8:30 P.M. THURSDAY EVENING.
Family members include:
Beloved husband of Lueva Dixon Lerner; Cherished father of Joshua D. (Susan) Lerner, Joel (Shannon) Lerner and Elizabeth (Ben) Hetzer; Loving Papa Martin of Johanna Lerner, Benjamin Lerner, Henry Lerner, Drew Hetzer and Reese Hetzer; Brother of the late Leonard Lerner and the late Rhoda Lerner.
Dr. A. Martin Lerner attended Washington University at age 16. Upon completing medical school and his internship, Dr. Lerner worked at the National Institute of Heath in the Lab of Infectious Diseases researching epidemiology, influenza, immunity, and viral tissue work where he published the first of several papers in leading medical journals. Following his years of residency at Barnes Hospital and Boston City Hospital, Dr. Lerner attended Harvard University as a National Institute of Health Fellow in Infectious Diseases. He then attended M.I.T as a Fellow in Molecular Biology. Dr. Lerner's innovative and landmark research led him to publish more than 28 papers by the time he left Boston.
Arriving in Detroit in 1963 as the Head of Infectious Diseases at Wayne State University and Detroit Receiving Hospital, Dr. Lerner led training programs and laboratories for virus studies. He published several ground-breaking papers on Herpes Encephalitics, pneumonia, cardiomyopathy, and immunology. Dr. Lerner's brilliance in research and medicine has been recognized by many, including the Royal Northern Hospital in London, England; as a recipient of the Fifth Annual Award for Academic Achievement by the Probus Club of Detroit; as a recipient of the Phi Lambda Medical Fraternity, Omicron Chapter, for Outstanding Contribution to Research, Teaching and Academic Medicine; the State of Israel's Maimonides Award; as Governor of the American College of Physicians, Michigan Chapter; recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award from Washington State University School of Medicine; recipient of the Laureate Award from the American College of Physicians; recipient of the Heart Award by Mothers Against Myalgic Encepohaomyelities.
Dr. Lerner earned the respect and admiration of colleagues and patients throughout his life and will be greatly missed.
It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Dr. A. Martin Lerner may do so by making a contribution to:
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