Michael B. Kesselbrenner, M.D.was a renowned Cardiologist; born in New York City, died peacefully on February, 24th 2017 at his home in New Jersey surrounded by his beloved family. Michael attended Columbia College and Columbia Medical School, where he served for many years as a member of their faculty. He was an extraordinarily talented teacher and mentor to many medical students over a long career. Michael was an interventional cardiologist, in northern New Jersey where he had his own practice and was associated with Valley Hospital in Ridgewood.
He is survived by four children, Joseph with his wife Alison and grandson Jacob, David, Sarah and Louis, his brother Dan and his life partner, Leslie Golub. He is predeceased by his parents, Dr. Israel and Ida Kesselbrenner, Holocaust survivors. He was an avid golfer, had a passion for travel, loved following politics, and most of all he was a passionate clinician and father.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM Robert Schoem's Menorah Chapel in Paramus, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to: the Michael B. Kesselbrenner Memorial Scholarship Fund at Columbia Medical School. Immediately following the Chapel service, interment will take place at Cedar Park/Beth El Cemtery in Paramus, NJ (735 Forest Avenue).