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Stephen Kurtin
(1939 - 2013)


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Name: Dr Stephen Kurtin
Gender: Male
Age: 74 years old
Lived: Tuesday, 21 March 1939 - Saturday, 2 November 2013

My Story

Dr. Stephen Brill Kurtin died November 2, 2013, in his home in Atlanta after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 74 years old.


Born in New York City on March 21,1939, to Lillian and Dr. Abner Kurtin, he attended The Fieldston School and graduated cum laude from Princeton University in 1961. Following Princeton, Dr. Kurtin received his medical degree from Columbia P&S, interned at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, and did his residency in dermatology at NYU Hospital. He was in private practice in Manhattan from 1969 until 2006. After a long and successful career in New York, Dr. Kurtin then moved to Atlanta, where he joined a private dermatology group, before retiring in 2011.


With teaching as his first love, Dr. Kurtin joined the Department of Dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1965 and remained an active member of the staff until his death. He participated in the training of over 200 residents, several of whom said they chose to become dermatologists after taking an elective with him during their medical school training. During his time involved with the program, Dr. Kurtin was twice named  "Teacher of the Year.  I2012 he received the prestigious  "Lifetime Achievement Award  "for decades of teaching and mentorship to the next generation of dermatologists."  


Dr. Kurtin was a competitive swimmer, earning the title of All-American, and setting records at Princeton University. He continued to compete in Masters Swimming up until his 60s and achieved top rankings many times.


He is survived by his children Abner of Chestnut Hill, Mass., Sarah Levy of Atlanta, Ga., and Liz Steinberg of New York City as well as by grandchildren Catherine, Alexander, and Anna Kurtin; Alexa and Dylan Levy; and Nicole and Olivia Steinberg. He is also survived by his brother Jonathan of New York City,and sisters Joan Tobin of Westport, Conn., and Dr, Laura Alpern of El Paso, Texas, and his son-in-laws Dr Jason levy and mathew Steinberg,


Gifts can be sent to:

“Stephen Brill Kurtin Educational Fund”
Department of Dermatology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 
One Gustave L. Levy Place ( Dept. Box # 1047) 
New York, NY  10029-6574



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Steve was my dermatologist for about 30 years before he moved to Atlanta. The first time I went to him was for an ab...
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Fathers Name: Abner
Mothers Name: Lillian
Spouse's Name: 2 ex wives - Sondra, Cindy
Children's Names: Abner, Sarah, Liz
Siblings Names: Joan, Laurie, Johnathan
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Atlanta - New York
Occupation: Healthcare & Medical
Marital Status: Divorced
Religion: Jewish


Favourite Sport: Swimming
Favourite Team: Princeton Tigers - New York Knicks
Favourite Book: The Great Gatsby
Favourite Movie: Casablanca
Favourite Charity: Mount Sinai
Other Interests:
“Stephen Brill Kurtin Educational Fund” Department of Dermatology Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai One Gustave L. Levy Place ( Dept. Box # 1047) New York, NY 10029-6574


Place of Passing: Atlanta at home
Date of Passing: 2 November 2013
Cause of Passing: Prostate cancer
Funeral Date: 10 November 2013

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