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1931 - 2019

Malvin Barer, M.D. (OR ’67)

Malvin was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Morris and Molly Barer, immigrants from Eastern Europe. He attended Stuyvesant High School and Purdue University. In 1961 he obtained his medical degree from the University of Amsterdam in Holland.

Malvin met his wife Barbara while visiting London, where she was working at the time. They married in Vancouver, Canada on June 27, 1962. Following his internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Malvin trained as a Fellow in Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota where their three daughters were born, Rebecca, Michelle, and Devora. The family settled in Oakland, California where he became a partner in the Webster Orthopedic Medical Group. Over the years, he served as Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at Oakland Children’s Hospital, and as an orthopedist for the Golden State Warriors, Health Volunteers Overseas, the California School for the Deaf, and at the Paralympic Games. He was a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, International College of Surgeons, the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy.

Malvin was a marathon runner, devoted member of Congregation Beth Jacob in Oakland and proud grandparent of nine. Throughout his life, he cared for many people—patients, friends, colleagues, and especially his beloved family, with his strong spirit and generous heart.

Donation Suggestions:

Beth Jacob Congregation—
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Foundation—
Health Volunteers Overseas –

Courtesy of San Francisco Chronicle

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