ACP recognizes former college officials who have passed.
Steven J. Walerstein, MD, MACP
Steven J. Walerstein, MD, MACP, died on Sept. 5, 2018, at age 63.
From 2009 to 2013, Dr. Walerstein served as Governor of ACP's New York Downstate Region III Chapter. At the time of his death, he was senior vice president and associate chief medical officer for Northwell Health in Great Neck, N.Y.
Dr. Walerstein graduated in 1979 from Albany Medical College and completed residency training at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. During his career, he was also chief medical officer at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, N.Y., and director of the internal medicine residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y.
Monte Malach, MD, MACP
Monte Malach, MD, MACP, died on March 6, 2018, at the age of 91.
He served as president of the American Society of Internal Medicine from 1982 to 1983 and was a pioneer in cardiology through his research on the lifesaving benefits of daily aspirin to prevent coronary artery disease.
Dr. Malach received his MD at the University of Michigan as part of the U.S. Navy V-12 program and completed his internship and internal medicine residency training at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He served in the U.S. Army on a medical train during the Korean War, and his service ended when he contracted and was paralyzed by polio.
After a partial recovery, Dr. Malach became chief of cardiology at Fort Dix, N.J., and went on to serve as chief medical resident at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. He maintained a private practice in cardiology and internal medicine in Brooklyn for more than 50 years and also served as president of the medical staff and chairman of the medical board at The Brooklyn Hospital.
Dr. Malach's first study was published in 1952 while he was a resident, and the final of his 39 peer-reviewed articles was published in 2012, when he was 86 years old. A full obituary is online.
W. Mark Armstrong, MD, MACP
William (“W.”) Mark Armstrong, MD, MACP, died on March 25, 2018, at the age of 71.
From 2005 to 2009, he served as Governor of ACP's North Texas Chapter. In 2015, Dr. Armstrong received the Ralph O. Claypoole Sr. Memorial Award for Devotion of a Career in Internal Medicine to the Care of Patients. He also received the Chapter Laureate Award.
Dr. Armstrong graduated in 1972 from the University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham and went to Dallas to complete an internship at the Veteran's Administration Hospital and his residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital.
After his training, Dr. Armstrong remained in Dallas and entered private practice in internal medicine. He also served as professor of internal medicine at Texas A&M College of Medicine and a clinical professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
In addition, Dr. Armstrong was the longtime chief of the division of general internal medicine and professor of general internal medicine at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. For more than 20 years, he directed the outpatient internal medicine resident continuity clinic. Since 2001, Dr. Armstrong was also associate program director of the internal medicine residency at Baylor.