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In memoriam: Edward Barry Bromfield, MD

May 11, 2009

HMS and BWH mourn the loss of Edward Bromfield, MD, a superb clinical neurologist, a gifted mentor and teacher, and a clinical research collaborator whose passion for improving the lives of epilepsy patients permeated the Department of Neurology and inspired his colleagues. Dr. Bromfield, the chief of the Division of Epilepsy and Sleep Neurology, died May 10. He was 58.

Despite his demanding schedule of patient care, research, teaching and serving on committees and boards, Dr. Bromfield was a role model for neurology fellows, residents, and medical students, as he demonstrated the ideal life balance in his devotion to family and friends, jazz music and sports.

His mentorship, sense of humor and contributions to epilepsy care and research have left an indelible mark on the Department of Neurology.  “Dr. Bromfield’s spirit is clearly woven into the fabric of the Department of Neurology, and his leadership and dedication through the years have helped to guide its ascent onto a national stage of distinction,” said Martin Samuels, MD, chairman of Neurology.

Dr. Bromfield lived in Newton. He is survived by his wife, Terry; sons Daniel and Benjamin; father Zangwill; and sister Marcia. Remembrances may be made to Facing Cancer Together, Inc., PO Box 600666, Newtonville, MA 02460; Epilepsy Foundation of MA & RI, 540 Gallivan Blvd., Boston, MA 02124; or The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714.

Read the entire BWH Bulletin obituary.

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