In Memoriam: Allan Weingold

Dr. Weingold was internationally-recognized as an academic obstetrician-gynecologist and a key figure in the history of the George Washington University medical enterprise.

Dr. Allan Weingold
February 02, 2018

Allan Weingold, a former professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a significant figure in the university’s medical enterprise, died Jan. 27 at his home. He was 87.

Dr. Weingold joined the SMHS faculty in 1973 and educated thousands in his nearly 20 years at GW. He served as chairman of the GW Medical Faculty Associates Governing Board and as executive dean and vice president for medical affairs of SMHS. He also held two endowed chairs during his tenure: the Walter A. Bloedorn Professor of Administrative Medicine and the Oscar I. and Mildred S. Dodek Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology—now named the Oscar I. and Mildred S. Dodek and Joan B. and Oscar I. Dodek Jr. Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Serving as top administrator for the entities that comprised the GW Medical Center in the 1990s—SMHS, the GW Hospital, the GW Medical Faculty Associates, the GW School of Public Health and the GW Health Plan—Dr. Weingold was a key participant in negotiations on the ownership and operations of the GW Hospital, which led to the construction of the current hospital.

After retiring in 1997, Dr. Weingold continued his involvement with SMHS by serving for 10 years as the inaugural chair of the school’s Dean’s Council, established in 2005.

“As a physician, teacher, leader, mentor and friend, Dr. Weingold had had a profound and positive effect on the lives of many patients, students, residents and colleagues and on the GW medical enterprise and this university. He will always be viewed as one of the ‘greats’ to have graced GW and his presence will truly be missed," said Jeffrey S. Akman, vice president for Health Affairs, Walter A. Bloedorn Professor of Administrative Medicine and dean of the GW School of Medicine and Health. 

Donations in Dr. Weingold’s memory can be made to the Allan B. Weingold and James G. Sites Scholarship online or via mail to 2600 Virginia Ave., NW, Suite 355, Washington, D.C. 20037.


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