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Robert A. Lewine, M.D.

Robert A. Lewine, M.D., 85, from Wheeling, WV, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2012 at home in Scottsdale, AZ surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Brownsville, PA.

Dr. Lewine personified a life well lived. He served as a Staff Sergeant in a medical unit in WWII. He attended Johns Hopkins University, the University of Pittsburgh, and was a 1953 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his internship at West Penn Hospital and his residency at Columbus Children's Hospital. He was a dedicated pediatrician who practiced for 44 years in Wheeling and as a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at West Virginia University. He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and served three years as President of the West Virginia Academy of Pediatrics. In 1996, he was named West Virginia Pediatrician of the Year.

Dr. Lewine was a member of the teaching faculty of Pediatrics and Family Practice Residency Program at Ohio Valley Medical Center and Wheeling Hospital. He was the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and he served as Chief of Staff at both hospitals. He was a member of the Fort Henry Academy of Medicine, the Ohio County Medical Society, the Jacob Schwinn Study Club, the Board of Directors of Temple Shalom, and the Oglebay Institute.

Dr. Lewine worked in "retirement" as a mentor to medical students and residents at the College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, AZ, as Chief Investigator at Hilltop Medical Research in Phoenix, AZ, as a volunteer at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center, and as part of an international medical relief team in Honduras. He cared for thousands of children and touched many lives in the course of a long career.

He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Bob and wife Seena were inseparable in their 60+ year marriage. He also loved to fish, golf, travel, and cheer for the Steelers. Son of Maurice Lewine (z"l) and Mary Kaufman Lewine (z"l), he will be missed by his beloved wife, Seena; daughter, Barbara; sons, Alan, Barry (Janet), and Michael (Rachel); eight grandchildren, Amy, Marc, Eric, Chase, Florie, Hanalei, Jaclyn, and Aliya; as well as cousins, nieces, nephews, and innumerable friends.

Contributions suggested to Temple Shalom, Oglebay Park, Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center- Wheeling, or the charity of your choice.

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Title Annotation:Obituaries: The WVSMA remembers our esteemed colleagues ...
Publication:West Virginia Medical Journal
Article Type:Obituary
Date:May 1, 2012
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