Dr. Harry Soroff, 86; founded SBU burn unit

Dr. Harry Soroff, founding chairman of Stony Brook

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Dr. Harry Soroff, founding chairman of Stony Brook University's department of surgery and a pioneer in heart surgery and burn care, died Aug. 22, 2012 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan of complications after heart surgery. He was 86. Newsday's obituary for Dr. Harry Soroff
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Dr. Harry Soroff, founding chairman of Stony Brook University's department of surgery and a pioneer in heart surgery and burn care, died Aug. 22 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan of complications after heart surgery. He was 86.

Soroff, an Asharoken resident for 36 years, was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, and raised in Philadelphia, where he graduated from high school in 1943. He attended...

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