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Dr. Walter Ira Berman

Male 1946 - 1999  (52 years)


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  • Name Walter Ira Berman 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 26 Nov 1946  Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Graduated 1970  Vanderbilt University Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Physician (Cardiologist) 
    Died 27 Jun 1999  Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Dallas Morning News, The (TX) - June 30, 1999
      Deceased Name: Dallas cardiologist Walter Berman dies at 52
      In 1970s, he founded rehabilitation clinic at Baylor University Medical Center
      Walter Berman, a Dallas cardiologist and founder of the cardiac rehabilitation program at Baylor University Medical Center, died at home Sunday after a six-year battle with cancer. He was 52.
      His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Temple Emanu-El, 8500 Hillcrest Road in Dallas. Burial will follow at Temple Emanu-El Cemetery, 3430 Howell St.
      Born in Jackson, Miss., Dr. Berman earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1970 from Vanderbilt University. He later earned a medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical School and did his residency in internal medicine at Baylor.
      He served a fellowship in cardiology at University Medical Center in Jackson but returned to Dallas in the mid-1970s and established Baylor's cardiac rehabilitation clinic. The treatment, which consisted of exercise, diet and other health--related advice, was mostly unheard of at the time, family members said.
      "Back in the 1970s, there was no such thing as cardiac rehabilitation," said his wife, Imogene Berman of Dallas. "If you had a heart problem, they would just tell you to go home and take it easy. Walter thought that was crazy."
      Last month, the Baylor rehabilitation program was renamed in his honor.
      Dr. Berman published medical papers during his career and treated several well-known local patients, including Tex Schramm and Mickey Mantle.
      Friends described Dr. Berman as a highly respected and generous physician. For 26 years, he volunteered one week annually as a staff physician at the Henry S. Jacobs Children's Camp in Utica, Miss.
      "That was a very important part of his life. He loved what it stood for," said longtime family friend Susan Hart. "It teaches values and morals. He felt it was a wonderful place for kids."
      In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Rachel and Dorian Berman, both of Dallas; sons Joshua, Benjamin and Matthew Berman, all of Dallas; mother, Flo Berman of Jackson, Miss.; and sister, Susan Donn of Norfolk, Va.
    Person ID I1727  Himelfarb Family Tree
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2007 

    Father Dr. Maxwell David Berman,   b. 5 Nov 1906, Camilla, Mitchell, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1975, Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Florene Zelda Feinberg,   b. 28 Nov 1917, Thomasville City, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 2007, Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Family ID F618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 (Divorced) Linda Ann Morris 
    Children 
    +1. Dorian Allyn Berman
    +2. Matthew Morris Berman
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F1386  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Imogene Marie Watson 
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Wolfe Berman
     2. Joshua Hart Berman
     3. Rachel Fallon Berman
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F620  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Anybirthday.com.