Jacob Dyckman, 93


MERION STATION, Pa. – Dr. Jacob Dyckman passed away on May 31. He was born in New York, N.Y. on April 20, 1920 to the late Abraham and Rose Dyckman. He received his A.B. magna cum laude (1939), M.S. (1941), and M.D. (1944) from New York University. His long and distinguished career in medicine began as an intern and resident at Lincoln Hospital in New York City followed by residency in pathology at Mt. Sinai Hospital. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute and then served as Captain AUS-MC stationed at the School of Aviation Medicine at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas. 

In 1952 he became Chief of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Miriam Hospital and held an academic appointment in the Department of Pathology at Boston University School of Medicine. He was appointed Assistant Professor of Pathology at Brown University in 1969 and became Associate in 1971. He was Clinical Associate Professor of medical technology at the University of Rhode Island. He directed the Anatomic Pathology service at the Miriam Hospital from 1970 to 1989 and was appointed Senior Staff Pathologist in 1990. 

In 1972 he received a citation for “Outstanding Service to Community in Practice and Teaching of Pathology, 1952-1972.” from the Rhode Island Society of Pathologists. He became Associate Professor Emeritus of Pathology at Brown University in 1977. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, the New York Academy of Sciences, the New England Society of Pathologists, The International Academy of Pathology, the College of American Pathologists, and the American Medical Association. Throughout his career he published numerous peer-reviewed articles regarding anatomic and clinical pathology, and melanocyte biology, and instructed many physicians, residents, and medical students.

He is survived by his children Howard L. Dyckman, Sharon Dyckman Meller and husband Menachem Meller, and Daniel J. Dyckman and wife Judith L. Bachman, and seven grandchildren.