Korbitz, Bernard C., M.D., F.A.C.P., age 74 October 29, 2009 Omaha, NE. Passed away due to complications from a long battle with Parkinsons Disease. Renowned and beloved Omaha-area oncologist. Born in Lewistown, MT, 1935, to parents Frederick and Rose (Ackmann) Korbitz. Dr. Korbitz earned his B.S. in 1957 and M.D. in 1960 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Served his internship at Denver General Hospital, Denver, CO, 1960-61. Earned his M.S. in Oncology, 1962, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Served as Captain, USAF, 1962-64, where he was Chief of Outpatient Services at Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. Served his Internal Medicine Residency, 1964-66, University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver, CO; Hematology Fellowship, Presbyterian Medical Center, Denver, CO. He served as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1967-70; staff member, Monona Grove Clinic, Madison, WI, 1970-71; Director of Medicine, Presbyterian Medical Center, Denver, CO, 1971-73; private practice of Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine, Madison, WI, 1973-76; Medical Oncologist with the Radiologic Center, Methodist Hospital, Omaha, NE, 1976-82; private practice of Medical Oncology and Hematology, West Dodge Medical Building, Omaha, NE, 1982-95. Dr. Korbitz retired from medical practice in June, 1995. Honors and Awards: William S. Kies Scholar, University of Wisconsin; 1954 Phi Eta Sigma, University of Wisconsin; 1955 Sophomore High Honors, University of Wisconsin; 1956 Phi Beta Kappa, University of Wisconsin; 1957 Phi Kappa Phi University of Wisconsin; 1959 Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Wisconsin; 1961-62 U.S. Public Health Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award, University of Wisconsin; 1966-67 Maytag Cancer Research Fellowship Award, Presbyterian Medical Center, Denver, CO; 1966-67 Whos Who in Colorado; 1975 Honored by the American Heritage Research Association by being permanently inscribed in its library of Human Resources as part of the Bicentennial Observance of the United States of America; 1986 Biography of the Year, First Presidential Edition, Historical Preservation of America; 1986 Marquis Whos Who in Cancer: Professionals and Facilities, First Edition; 1986 Served as member of the People to People Cancer Delegation to the Peoples Republic of China; 1987 Listed in the International Register of Profiles, World Edition of The International Register of Profiles, Cambridge, England, 9th Edition; 1987 Served as member of the People to People Delegation to Czechoslovakia, Hungary and the Soviet Union; 1991 Listed in Marquis Whos Who in the World, 10th Edition; 1992 Listed in Marquis Whos Who in America; 1992 Listed in Marquis Whos Who in American Education; 1992 Listed in Marquis Whos Who in Science and Engineering, First Edition. Also earned his LL.B in 1972 from LaSalle University. Fellow ACP, Fellow Royal Society of Health, member American Society Clinical Oncology, American College Legal Medicine, American Society Internal Medicine, AMA, Nebraska Medical Association and Omaha Medical Society. In 1998, Dr. Korbitz was inducted into the Medford Senior High School Sports Hall of Fame, Medford, WI. He was especially proud of this honor. Survived by his wife Constance Bolz Korbitz, two sons Paul and Guy (and wife Nancy) Korbitz and eight grandchildren: Holland, Garrett, Parker, Madeline, Jonathon, Jack, Michael and Robert – all of Omaha, brother William Korbitz of Louisville, CO, sister Deborah of Phoenix, AZ and many nieces and nephews. SERVICES will be Thursday, November 5, 2009, at St. Mark Lutheran Church 1821 North 90th Street in Omaha, with VISITATION at 10:00 am at the church. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, please consider a donation to one of the following: the Minna Lahn Scholarship Fund through the Methodist Hospital Foundation 8401 West Dodge Road, Suite 225, Omaha, NE 68114; St. Mark Lutheran Church; or Concordia University.
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