It is with a heavy heart and profound sadness that we share the loss of our founding partner Dr. David Major.
David Alan Major, MD. 84, died peacefully at home on September 9, 2023. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, a calm, patient and thoughtful man, and a respected physician devoted to patient care. He practiced medicine in Philadelphia for 51 years until his retirement in December 2021 when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. During his professional career, he was a Professor and Director of Teaching in the Department of Medicine and co-founder of the Physician Assistant Program at Hahnemann University, the first of its kind in Philadelphia. He was also a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners and a founder of Ninth Street Internal Medicine.
His passions were family, medicine and sports. He played basketball into his ‘60s, skied, roller-bladed, ice skated, biked, swam, and played tennis and squash. Though widely traveled, he was happiest at the shore. He was born and raised in Atlantic City, was a beach doctor, walked and biked the boardwalk and celebrated birthdays by body surfing with his girls. He is remembered by an adoring family of women, including his wife of 60 years, Evelyn Eskin, his daughters Jill HaLevi (Andrew), Jane Thompson (Glenn), and Lynn Major (Robert Leventon) and granddaughters Noa (Chaiel Schaffel) and Mira HaLevi, Valerie Thompson, Marly and Sebina Leventon, and sister Maxine Field. He will be greatly and deeply missed. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Doctors without Borders, ASH, HIAS, or PILCOP would be appreciated.
For any of our patients who would like to share thoughts or memories of Dr. Major, you may do so by clicking here and we will pass them onto his family.