It is with great sadness that Western University of Health Sciences
announces the passing of Arthur Madorsky, DO, MD, former medical director
of Casa Colina Hospital for Rehabilitative Medicine, and longtime member
of Western University’s Board of Trustees. He was 72.
Dr. Madorsky died Tuesday, May 10. Services were held on Sunday, May 14,
in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was born.
Western University will hold an on-campus memorial service at 3 p.m.,
Friday, May 19, in the Health Sciences Center Amphitheater.
“”Art Madorsky played a critical role in the growth of Western University,
both as a member of the faculty and Board of Trustees,”” said President
Philip Pumerantz, PhD. “”Of equal importance, he was a dear and valued
friend to many. He is remembered by his students as a great teacher and a
caring, competent and compassionate physician.””
Dr. Madorsky received his undergraduate degree from Western Reserve
University and his doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) degree from the
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1957. He received a doctor of
medicine (MD) degree from the California College of Medicine in 1962.
During his extensive and distinguished career, Dr. Madorsky operated a
private practice in Pomona, was medical director and a member of the board
of directors for Casa Colina Hospital and was medical director at General
Dynamics in Pomona. He also served as a designated aviation medical
examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration.
Dr. Madorsky held faculty appointments at Western University’s College of
Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona and Harvey Mudd College in
Claremont. He also taught at Cal Poly Pomona, the UCLA School of Medicine,
and Pepperdine University.
His many awards and honors include the Medal for Meritorious Service from
the American Heart Association; the Exceptional Service Award, the
Meritorious Service Award and the Division Chairman of the Year Award from
the Los Angeles Heart Association; and the Goddess of Pomona Award from
the City of Pomona.
Topics of research and specialties of interest included dynamic
electrocardiography, the relationship of diet to heart disease, chronic
pain management and cardiac reconditioning.
Dr. Madorsky was a member of the founding committee of the East San
Gabriel Valley Division of the Los Angeles County Heart Association, of
the American Congress of Rehabilitative Medicine’s Task Force on Human
Sexuality, of the governing board of the Institute for Religion and
Wholeness at the Claremont School of Theology, and was an editorial
panelist for the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
His research appeared in a number of professional journals including The
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Modern Treatment, the
Western Journal of Medicine, and in Zejdlik’s Textbook, “”Management of
Spinal Cord Injury.””
Dr. Madorsky is survived by his wife, Julie G. Madorsky, MD; children
Marcy Singerman, Steve Madorsky, David Madorsky, Lionel Botvin and Danya
B. Greene, PA-C, a 1998 graduate of Western University’s Primary Care
Physician Assistant Education Program; and five grandchildren.
Donations in Dr. Madorsky’s name may be made to Western University’s
Center for Disability Issues and the Health Professions, 309 E. Second
Street, Pomona, CA 91766. The phone number is (909) 469-5380.