Colorado gastroenterologist pioneer Marshall Freedman dies

On June 12, Denver-based gastroenterologist Marshall Freedman, MD, passed away from prostate cancer at 95 years old, according to The Denver Post.

Dr. Freedman served as one of Colorado's first gastroenterologists, opening Denver Clinical Labs, a cutting-edge computer-operated laboratory for urinalysis and blood tests.

In his retirement, Dr. Freedman kept busy with medicine, volunteering at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and serving on a University of Colorado Hospital committee. A University of Colorado Medical Center gastroenterology lecture bears his name.

After earning his medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Dr. Freedman fought in World War II. He then completed his residencies at New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System; Los Angeles County Hospital and Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic.

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