July 7, 1932 – August 30, 2021
Dr. Al Markovitz was born in 1932 in Clairton, Pennsylvania, and passed away on August 30 at age 89. He was a longtime resident of Pacific Palisades.
The youngest of four children, he attended the University of Pittsburgh where he played on the basketball team. He always knew he wanted to be a doctor.
As a student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he studied under Dr. Jonas Salk and Dr. Benjamin Spock who both inspired him to dedicate his life to caring and curing with compassion.
After his internship at the University of California Medical Center and San Francisco General, he completed a residency in internal medicine at UCLA and a fellowship in hematology at the University of Utah Medical Center, working with Dr. Maxwell Wintrobe. He served for two years as a doctor in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany.
Al built a successful medical practice in West Los Angeles, specializing in Internal, Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He was a gifted diagnostician, and an early volunteer and ardent champion of the Venice Family Clinic, where he would see patients each week. He was honored for his contributions in 2004 at their annual Silver Circle event.
Al was a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians. He served in several leadership positions at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica and was an associate clinical professor of Medicine at USC.
Al and his wife Pam loved to travel and explored every continent. He is survived by his wife Pam, his children Jerry (Cameron), Dana Bemis (Larry), Alison, Holly Goldstein (Jonathan), and his cherished grandchildren Eloise and Camille Goldstein.
To honor his memory, contributions may be made to the Venice Family Clinic, where his family has established a memorial page: igfn.us/form/PVRU5Q.
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