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Marvin S. Kerzner, MD


Marvin S. Kerzner, 83, of Providence, died December 5, 2013.

The Providence native earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and a master’s in physical chemistry from Tufts University. He was a chemist for US Steel before attending medical school at the University of Bologna, Italy. From 1968 until 2004, Marvin was a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Brown Medical School. A dedicated educator, he received the Preceptorship Award for outstanding teaching in the field of internal medicine from The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital.

For 50 years, Marvin also maintained a large practice on the city’s East Side, which for many years served as a clinical rotation site for the physician assistant program at Northeastern University. Marvin was an avid sailor and lifelong runner, competing in many marathons with his wife. He was a loving and supportive father and a tireless advocate for his patients. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Thelma; his daughters, Irene, Debbie, and Lisa; two sisters; one brother; and six grandchildren.


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