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'72 Barry Marvin Friedman, MD (1946-2016) 


​Barry Marvin Friedman, 69, of Worthington, Ohio, passed away suddenly on June 4, 2016. He was born in Lorain, OH, December, 28, 1946 as the only son of the late Daniel and Marian (Garfield) Friedman. Survived by his wife of 33 years, Susanne Cobey; and son, Daniel (Jenna) Cobey Friedman. Barry graduated from Miami University magna cum laude, and the top of his class at The Ohio State University Medical School, with the Phi Delta Epsilon Award. After his Residency at OSU, he joined the OSU Division of General Internal Medicine faculty for the next 33 years. Barry was known as a "Doctor's Doctor," because of his dedicated service to his patients, the high respect of his medical associates, who were also his patients, and his insightful diagnostic skills. Barry was honored with numerous awards for teaching as well as clinical excellence including the Earl Metz Distinguished Physician Award, Woody Hayes Award, and Medical Alumni Society Faculty Award, and others. He was nationally recognized as a leading Internist, as well as voted yearly as the best Internist in Columbus on WBNS-TV "Docs Rate Docs." After retiring from patient care, he enjoyed teaching in the Internal Medicine Residency Clinic inspiring the next generation of young doctors. Patients, colleagues, students, and friends admired not only his skills, but also his compassion and patience. Susanne and Barry were meant for each other and enjoyed 33 loving years of marriage, grateful to share their lives together with friends and extended family. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7 at Congregation Tifereth Israel, 1354 E. Broad St. Interment will follow at Old Tifereth Israel Cemetery. Shiva will be observed at the Friedman residence on Tuesday Thursday from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Barry Friedman MD Scholarship Fund in General Medicine #602319, c/o Ohio State University Foundation, 1480 W. Lane Ave. Columbus 43221 or The Minnie Cobey Memorial Library at Congregation Tifereth Israel.


Posted on 6-Jun-16 by Pond, Deborah
Tags: Alumni Notes, Class of 1970 - 1979, Obituaries
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