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Martin G. Rosenblatt, MD

November 11, 1936 - May 10, 2023

Martin George Rosenblatt, MD, passed away at home in Los Angeles, surrounded by his family, on May 10, 2023. Born in 1936 in Patterson, New Jersey, Martin graduated from Princeton University in 1958 and made his way to Columbia University to study graduate physics. After a year, he changed course, deciding to focus on the more people-centered work of medicine. A fellowship at Michael Reese took him to Chicago, and, following that, he served as Captain at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas. Martin continued to make his way west, settling in Los Angeles in 1969 to work at the Veterans Administration in Westwood as a Nephrology fellow. There he met his future bride, Anne Worley, with whom he was married for 51 years.

After his work at the VA, Martin started private practice, and the Pacific Nephrology Medical Group continues today in the same manner in which it began under Martin. He was part of a group that would ultimately become the American Society of Nephrology, and was instrumental in getting dialysis as an entitlement of Medicare. During his five decade career as a respected, exemplary, and profoundly kind physician, his group was often named among the top doctors in Los Angeles. He established a number of dialysis centers in the communities of Inglewood and Culver City, and after he retired in 1998, Martin returned to work at the VA in Westwood for about another decade. He lived in a duplex with his wife, and his daughter, son-in-law and three grandsons lived downstairs. His son and a fourth grandson live nearby. He is survived by his sister, wife, two children and four grandsons.

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