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Irving Spitz, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, is an avid music  and art aficionado, historian, traveler and photographer. He writes, reviews and lectures on music, art, history, travel and medical topics.
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He graduated as a physician from Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa and subsequently obtained his PhD and DSc from the same University.  In 1997 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Col­lege of Phy­si­cians of London.

 He is Emeritus Professor of Endocrinology at Ben Gurion University in Is­rael and Adjunct Profes­sor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York. He has au­thored over 230 scientific publications, lectures extensively throughout the world and consults for several international phar­maceutical com­panies. 

His eclectic range of interests span music, art history, photography, archaeology and cartography of the Holy Land. He has contributed over 200 articles on these subjects to The Jerusalem Post, alongside various other international publications and books.

Irving is the recipient of the 2013 Sidney H. Ingbar Distinguished Service Award from The Endocrine Society.  The Laureate Awards represent the highest achievement in the field and were presented at the 95th Annual Meeting of The Endocrine Society in June, 2013 in San Francisco.  The citation was published in the August 2013 issues of the Journals of the Endocrine Society

Irving Spitz was recently featured in the book, A CENTURY OF ACHIEVEMENT, Ed by R Keene and CD Bremner, 2022 which outlines of careers of 101 most distinguished medical graduates of the Witwatersrand Medical School from 1890-1990. 

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