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April 16, 1993 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-04-16

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m refuses to let medical
before medical care.

PHIL JACOBS MANAGING EDITOR

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Dr. Nussbaum
works at
Ford Hospital.

that way."
medical care are distrac-
Indeed, this tions for the physician,"
is a man
who said Dr. Nussbaum. "For -)
did a resi den-
me, the priorities are
cy in Augu sta,
patient care, education
Ga. An 0 rtho-
and research." What Dr.
dox Jew , he Nussbaum also has in his
became ex-
favor is a quick-but-gentle
tremely in- sense of humor. He puts
volved
in
his patients and colleagues
small-t own
at ease.
Jewish 1 ife.
"The department here is
So much so,
exciting, challenging and
that it was fun," he said. "Even
difficult to though I am a chairman, I
leave the
still work with residents
South when
and I'm able to do clinical
a fellows hip research and treat
called h im
patients. I spent 10 years
to Hary and
building the retina service,
and
the and learning management
Boston ar-
and leadership skills need-
ea. It was
ed for this position."
in the sec-
As in his days in
ond year
Augusta, Dr. Nussbaum is
of that
still active in Jewish life.
fellow-
He is on the board of direc-
ship that
tors of Akiva Hebrew Day
Dr. Nuss-
School and has served
baum
three times as president of
started
Young Israel of Southfield.
consider-
He can also be found on
ing his
certain
autumn Sundays
career path.
in the upper deck of the
Where he wanted to go
Silverdome watching his
wasn't so certain. But
Lions.
here are people we meet in
18 when he enrolled as a
Professionally, he has
our lives who, with a
University of Miami med-
his
goals and goals for his
handshake and a smile,
ical student. Dr.
He
wanted
to
department.
He makes it
give us feelings of trust
Nussbaum was born in
clear
that
it
is
important
and assurance. We just
"divorce the
Cuba, the son of an
that
he
maintain
contact
know they've learned and
optometrist father and a
with
patients.
He
says
he
dollar
factor
from
lived their skill for a good
dentist mother. They came
does not want his
portion of their lives.
medical care."
to the United States and
increased management
Dr. Julian Nussbaum,
settled in Florida when
responsibilities
to take
40, is such a man. Dr.
" 'Castro' was just a band
away from that contact.
Nussbaum, the newly
what he wanted to do was
in the hills," he said.
"This is a priority," he
appointed chairman of the
to
"divorce the dollar fac-
Dr.
Nussbaum
lives
in
said.
"I know I'm in a hon-
Henry Ford Hospital
tor from medical care." He
Southfield
with
wife
Karen
eymoon
period because I'm
Department of
was not interested in pri-
and their children. He is
still relatively new to the
Ophthalmology, started in
vate practice. Instead, he
one of those people about
chairmanship. Patients
his advanced academic
wanted
a community-
whom, after you meet him,
will
continue to receive
and medical career at a
based hospital, and that's
you
are
likely
to
say
to
care
from highly-skilled,
young age.
when an opportunity to
yourself, "He's smart and
caring
physicians. We can
He was 14 when he was
open a retina service
successful, but not full of
grow as a department, but
developed at Ford.
accepted to Emory
himself, even though he
our patients are and
University in Atlanta and
"I have always felt that
has the credentials to be
always will be our priori-
the business aspects of
ty."0

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