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Mark W. Izard, MD

November 5, 1936 - July 15, 2019

Dr, Mark W. Izard, 86, passed away peacefully on July 15, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Mark loved his family, his patients, his colleagues and Hartford Hospital. He married Margery Lyman of Hinsdale, MA in 1955, and together they had four children: Thomas, Laura, Jeffrey, and Jennifer. His extended family includes eleven grandchildren: Marci, Blair Peter, Erik, Jonathan, Sarah, Grayson, Molly, Peter, Hannah, and Nathaniel. Also, four great-grandchildren: Olivia, Scarlett, Leia and Zachary; and three stepchildren: Matthew, Samantha, and Elizabeth. Mark especially enjoyed the time he spent with his life companion Denise Robinson.

Mark practiced internal medicine and nephrology at Hartford Hospital for fifty years and was known as the Father of Dialysis in Connecticut. Dr. Izard brought kidney dialysis to Hartford Hospital where he developed percutaneous renal needle biopsy and was cited by four Connecticut governors for his work in kidney disease and helping to bring dialysis to other hospitals.

Mark had a keen interest in boating and enjoyed loved the Sounds and the shorelines of Connecticut and Rhode Island.

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