Ruth E. Triedman, 83, died August 15 in Providence after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer.
A graduate of Wellesley College, she was one of just a few women in her class when she earned her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. After completing her dermatology residency at Harvard, Dr. Triedman spent more than 30 years in private practice in Providence, served on the staff of The Miriam Hospital, and was a clinical assistant professor of dermatology of Brown University School of Medicine.
She was a long-time member of the board of the Miriam Hospital Women’s Association and the first physician to serve as president. She received the group’s lifetime achievement award at their annual luncheon on June 1.
“She was quite a trailblazer among women of that era who paved the way … for those of us following in their footsteps,” says Marlene Cutitar ’83 MD’86 RES’92, a breast surgeon and clinical assistant professor of surgery at Alpert Medical School. “We are indebted to the determination and success of such leaders.”
Dr. Triedman was predeceased by her husband, M. Howard Triedman, MD, and is survived by three children and six grandchildren. Donations in her memory may be made to The Miriam Hospital or your favorite charity.