Kenneth D. Bloch, 58, of Chestnut Hill, MA, died September 13, 2014. A cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, he held a joint appointment in the Department of Anesthesia and the William T.G. Morton Professorship at Harvard Medical School. An investigator in the Cardiovascular Research Center, Ken was never more at home than when he was working in his lab, where he focused on cardiopulmonary diseases and congestive heart failure, making major contributions in the field. For his commitment to the training of cardiac fellows, Harvard Medical School gave him the Excellence in Tutoring Award in 2010 and the Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award in 2012. Also a longtime volunteer for the American Heart Association, he earned its Meritorious Achievement Award in 2013 and Distinguished Achievement Award in 2014. Survivors include his parents, his brother, and his niece and nephew. Donations in his memory may be made to the Kenneth D. Bloch Memorial Fund at the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.
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