Goldring, David

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Goldring, David

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1914-1992

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Born near Odessa, Russia, David Goldring (1914-1992) came to the United States at the age of 9 with his family. He earned his B.A in 1936, and his M.D. in 1940 at Washington University in St. Louis. He interned at St. Louis City Hospital and had 3 years of residency in pediatrics at St. Louis Chilidren's Hospital before going on active duty into the U.S. Army in 1944. In the Army, he conducted research on the pharmacology of uranium and its industrial hazards in the medical branch of the Manhattan Project at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. His first research paper (1951) was a report of a baby with neuroblastoma who he treated successfully in private practice in Whiting, Indiana in 1947.

Goldring returned to Washington University and St. Louis Children's Hospital in 1949 as instructor in pediatrics and full time staff at Children's Hospital. David Goldring founded the St. Louis Children's Hospital cardiology division in 1950 and directed the department until his retirement in 1985. He briefly served as the hospital's acting physician-in-chief for three years from 1964-1967 after Alexis Hartmann's retirement. Goldring was also an educator at Washington University School of Medicine in its department of pediatrics and head of that department from 1950-1981. Due to his legacy, St. Louis Children's Hospital named its Division of Pediatric Cardiology in his honor.

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