Dr. Kenneth L. Kershbaum, former clinical associate professor of medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine, died at the age of 70 on March 19 at his home in Philadelphia.
Dr. Kershbaum graduated from the Penn Charter School in 1959, Cornell University in 1963 and earned his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College in 1967.
He practiced internal medicine and cardiology for more than 40 years at Pennsylvania Hospital where he served twice on its executive committee and was on the board of the hospital's Cardiology Foundation for more than 20 years. In 1974, he was appointed assistant clinical professor of medicine in what is now the Perelman School of Medicine and promoted to clinical associate professor of medicine in the associated faculty in 2005. In 1986, he was awarded the Viner Teaching Award from Pennsylvania Hospital.
Dr. Kershbaum is survived by his wife, Susan; daughters, Sharon and Kathy Evans; four grandchildren; his mother, Judith Kershbaum Jacobs; and two sisters.
Donations may be made to the Joan Karnell Cancer Center of Pennsylvania Hospital, 230 Washington Square, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106, or the Abramson Cancer Center, 3535 Market St., Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104.