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Madoff, Morton A., 1927
Morton A. Madoff (b. 1927) served as the sixteenth dean of the Tufts University School of Medicine from 1992 to 1995.
After obtaining a medical degree from Tulane University, Madoff joined the Tufts faculty in 1956. As its chairman, Madoff worked to transform the Department of Community Health after it nearly dissolved in the early 1970s. He also established the school's combined medical and master's in public health degree program. He was also instrumental in establishing the Tufts Associated Health Plans (TAHP).While Madoff was dean, he created new departments and launched the Tufts Managed Care Institute. He also worked towards the building of a new biomedical research building to be built on Tufts' Boston campus. Madoff retired from the deanship on November 1, 1995, but continued his involvement with the medical school as professor of community health and medicine. He also retained his position as the chairman of the board of TAHP.
Source: VF; OBS, September 21, 1995
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