Irwin Berlin, M.D.

The American Lung Association lost a dedicated and talented volunteer, Irwin Berlin, M.D., Board Chair for the American Lung Association in New York, who died unexpectedly on Friday, March 30, 2012.

Irwin Berlin was the Chief of the Pulmonary-Critical Care Medicine Division of Elmhurst Hospital Center, a 545 bed facility, part of the 11 hospital network of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.  He served in many different capacities for the American Lung Association, which benefited greatly from his medical background and commitment to the organization’s mission.

Dr. Berlin was a volunteer for the American Lung Association for over 30 years, and held both national and local volunteer positions. His interests focused on advocacy, especially related to tobacco control and healthy air. He was active in health care reform and regulatory issues that affect physicians and their patients, and could always be counted on to serve as a media spokesperson on these and other important American Lung Association issues.

Additionally, Dr. Berlin took great pride in his work with first responders following September 11th, both as a physician and as an advocate for their care.

Dr. Berlin will be sadly missed by his American Lung Association family.