Saturday, September 21, 2013
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THOMAS H. KIRSCHBAUM, M.D.

Thomas H. Kirschbaum, M.D., 84, died suddenly in Manhattan on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, after suffering several years from Alzheimer's disease. He and wife Wynetka Ann King Reynolds had retired in Key West in 2004.

Tom was born in Minneapolis, Minn. He attended the University of Minnesota through completion of medical school and residency in obstetrics and gynecology. He had a long and distinguished career in academia, serving on the faculties of the medical schools of the Universities of Utah, UCLA, USC, Albert Einstein and University of Alabama, Birmingham. He was the founding chair of the OB/GYN Department at Michigan State. He also worked at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for two years as a special consultant. Tom was ship's doctor on an icebreaker in the Arctic during the Korean War.

Tom was a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, served on the National Board of Medical Examiners and American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Board of the Fertility Society, chaired the Residency Review Committee for OB/GYN for the AMA and was president of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation. For many years, he co-edited the Yearbook of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

He loved tennis, the NY Times Double-Crostic, jazz and his wolfhound, Milo, and greyhound, Gertrude.

He is survived by wife Ann, daughter Kristin Kirschbaum, Ph.D., of North Carolina, son Steven Kirschbaum of Michigan, daughter Rachel Reynolds, Ph.D., of Philadelphia, son Rex Reynolds of Connecticut and six grandchildren.

Mourners are invited to assemble at 3 p.m. today, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at the Dean Lopez Funeral Home, at 418 Simonton St., to stroll with a Dixieland band to the Key West Cemetery for graveside services conducted by the Rev. Lawrence Schenk of Peace Covenant Presbyterian Church.