SPIVACK, Morton M.D., F.A.C.P.
1934 – 2018 Morton “Morty” Spivack, M.D. age 84, died surrounded by his loving family on June 26, 2018 in New York, NY. Born April 12, 1934 in New York, NY, he was the son of the late David and Mae (Levine) Spivack. Morty grew up in NYC. He attended Cornell University and the University of Buffalo School of Medicine. Dr. Spivack was board certified in Internal Medicine and a Diplomate in Hematology. He was the Director of the Blood Bank and Chief of Hematology at both Montefiore and Mount Sinai Hospitals during his distinguished career. Numerous medical students and young doctors benefited from Mort’s expertise while he was Professor of Medicine and Professor of Pathology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Associate Professor of both disciplines at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He served on the Executive Board of the New York Blood Center and numerous other boards. He was appointed by Governors Cuomo and Pataki to serve on the NY State Council of Human Blood and Transfusion Services, which he did for 18 years. He was a member of several medical societies related to hematology, blood banking, transfusions and others. Dr. Spivack co-authored more than 40 articles that were published in prestigious medical journals.
Morton was the beloved husband of Carol (Goldstein) Spivack for 63 years who was the former director of Riverdale Temple Nursery School; Devoted Father of Laura Siegel (Gary), Mark Spivack (Lisa) and Julie Spivack, M.D. Adoring Grandfather of Steven (Bari), Danielle and Tyler Siegel; Brett, Jessica and Adam Spivack; Mack, Beck and Clay Reiferson; and ecstatic great-grandfather of Pauli Siegel; Loving Brother of Harriet (Spivack) Stettiner. He will be missed by many other family members, friends, colleagues and patients.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 29, at 11am at Riverdale Temple, 4545 Independence Ave, Riverdale, NY. Followed by a reception until 4:30pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Morton’s memory to New York Blood Center, PO Box 419354, Boston, MA 02241-9354, https://support.nybloodcenter.org/ or to American Friends of Magen David Adom 352 Seventh Ave, Suite 400, New York, NY 10001 https://afmda.org/donate/