Dr. Harvey Sherwin Kantor

harvey kantor

Title: Clinical Professor in Internal Medicine (Retired)
Company: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Location: Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

Dr. Harvey Sherwin Kantor, Clinical Professor at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medicine.

Dr. Kantor knew at 12 years old that he wanted to go into medicine, so he wrote to the Harvard Medical School to get descriptions of the courses he would be able to take. He was always fascinated by science. During high school, he worked at Jacksonville Memorial for two years as a hospital orderly. Dr. Kantor began his higher education at the University of Miami, where he took coursework from 1955 to 1958. He then received his MD from Washington University in St. Louis in 1962. Taking a break from school, Dr. Kantor joined the U.S. Army in 1964. He served until 1966 as a Captain. When he returned, Dr. Kantor went back to school taking postgraduate coursework at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1967 until 1969.

While Dr. Kantor was a resident at Boston City Hospital, he became impressed with the doctors who studied infectious diseases. This led him to focus his career in that field and also in medicine. He started his profession as an instructor at the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1969 and remained until 1971. Dr. Kantor then became an assistant professor of medicine and microbiology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine from 1971 to 1975. In 1975, he took on two roles, one as a director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center and one as an associate professor of medicine and pathology at the Chicago Medical School at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He remained with the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science until 1993, but returned in 2005 as a clinical professor for the Department of Medicine and holds that position to this day. Dr. Kantor moved up to chief of medical microbiology at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center and remained until 1992. In 1993, he became the director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and professor of internal medicine at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center until 2002 when he retired.

As a testament to his success, Dr. Kantor received the Master Educator Award from the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 2010 and a Research Award from the Board of Trustees at the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 1977. He has been inducted as a fellow of the American College of Physicians and IDSA and a member of the American Society for Microbiology and SHEA. Dr. Kantor also left in his will an endowed scholarship at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. When he was ready for medical school his family could not afford his tuition. He was able to go to school because he was given a scholarship and was able to complete his education without medical school bills. He always wanted to pay it forward.

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