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Robert J. Gorlin

Born: Jan 11, 1923

Death: Aug 29, 2006

Birthplace: Hudson

Nationality: United States

Robert J. Gorlin

Date of Birth : Jan 11, 1923
Date of Death : Aug 29, 2006
Birth Place : Hudson

Robert J. Gorlin was born on January 11, 1923, in Hudson, New York and died on August 29, 2006 at the age of 83. After receiving an A.B. degree in 1943 from Columbia University, Dr. Gorlin volunteered for the Army, where he was instructed to apply to dental school. He graduated in 1947 from Washington University Dental School in St. Louis, Missouri, and then completed a master’s degree in oral pathology from the State University of Iowa, Iowa City, in 1956. That same year, he joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, as an associate professor and chair of the divisions of oral histology and oral pathology. At the time of his death, he was the UM Regents’ Professor Emeritus of Oral Pathology. He published over 600 articles in a variety of topics, and held joint appointments with the University of Minnesota's departments of pediatric medicine, laboratory medicine and pathology, obstetrics and gynecology, otolaryngology and dermatology. Dr. Gorlin is survived by his wife, Marilyn, and children, Jed and Cathy.

Also known as


  • Robert James Gorlin

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada
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