Einstein Mourns Retired Faculty Member, Dr. L. Juden Reed
L. Juden Reed, M.D., known widely as Juden Reed, died on Friday, December 11, of COVID-19. An associate professor of medicine (hematology), Dr. Reed was an oncologist par excellence who was totally dedicated to patients, often making rounds at the hospital after midnight so that he could have unpressured time to adjust his treatment plans.
For most of his career, he had a private practice and saw patients in his Morris Park Avenue office, following them when they needed inpatient care at the hospital.
“When he officially retired, he could not exist without teaching medicine, and therefore devoted more years to teaching students, residents, and fellows at Jacobi,” recalled Dr. Edward R. Burns, executive dean.
Dr. Burns added, “During a period of revolutionary changes within medicine, there was a nationwide smoldering war between “town and gown” practitioners. These were the private practice physicians versus the full-time academics, and Juden was the iconic peacemaker.”
While in private practice, he carried a full teaching load at Einstein and Jacobi that was inspirational to all attending physicians. He also made his patients available for scientific studies requiring patient participation, and he encouraged his patients to consent to be part of a study. “In his professional life, he did it all,” said Dr. Burns.
Editor's Note: If you would like to leave a remembrance of Dr. Reed, please visit our In Memoriam Remembrance page.
Posted on: Wednesday, January 20, 2021