EDWARD D. FROHLICH, MD, internationally recognized for his investigative work in clinical and experimental hypertension, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 16, 2019 here. He was 87.
Dr. Frohlich was the Alton Ochsner Distinguished Scientist at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation and staff member of the Ochsner Clinic. Of great importance was his lifetime commitment to and love of the medical practice. He was a respected teacher and mentor, particularly noted for his professional medical writing as well as his service to various professional societies.
He served on the editorial boards of numerous peer-reviewed journals and as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical and Clinical Research and Hypertension (the latter, a prominent journal of the American Heart Association). His research publications focused on the hemodynamic mechanisms underlying hypertension (high blood pressure) and its treatment. He authored more than 1,100 peer reviewed scientific papers, chapters, editorials, and textbooks, including Pathophysiology: Altered Regulatory Mechanisms in Disease. He received numerous international and national awards.
An international statesman for advancing the treatment of patients with hypertension, Dr. Frolich’s impact will continue through his impressive number of international trainees. He will be especially remembered for his deep commitment to understanding the fundamental and clinical disease mechanisms and treatment of hypertensive cardiovascular disease and his dedication to humanity.
A native of New York, he graduated from Washington and Jefferson College, the University of Maryland Medical School, and Northwestern University in Chicago. He proudly served in the U.S. Army Medical Research Laboratory in Fort Knox, KY.
A longtime member of Temple Sinai, his passion for family was only matched by his dedication for his profession.
He is survived by his beloved wife Sherry to whom he was married for five decades; and his three children Margie Frohlich (Tom Beckman), Bruce Frohlich (Rachel Weinstein), and Lara Frohlich (John Bremen); his brother Newton Frolich (Martha) and three grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, August 20, jointly conducted by Temple Sinai Rabbi Daniel Sherman and Emeritus Rabbi Ed Paul Cohn at Lake Lawn Cemetery and Funeral Home. Internment followed immediately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Ochsner Health System: Institute of Medicine, Education, and Spirituality, or a charity of your choice.