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Dr. David L. Berens, radiologist, UB professor
Dec. 6, 1920 -- Sept. 21, 2008

Dr. David L. Berens, a prominent radiologist and college professor, died Sept. 21 in Buffalo General Hospital after a long illness. He was 87.

Born in Toronto, Dr. Berens graduated from the University of Toronto School of Medicine. He completed his radiologic training in New York City in 1950. A short time later, he moved to the Buffalo area to become a senior cancer radiologist at what was then Roswell Park Memorial Institute.

The Kenmore resident later worked at Buffalo General Hospital, had a private medical practice and served as chairman of the radiology Department at St. Joseph Hospital in Cheektowaga. He was medical director at Buffalo MRI and CT until 2003.

Dr. Berens was also a clinical professor of radiology at the University at Buffalo.

He received many professional awards, published dozens of articles and made more than 100 medical presentations nationwide.

His wife of 58 years, Sarah Simmons Berens, died in 2004.

He is survived by two daughters, Maxine B. Bommer and Maurine J.; a son, Jonathan L.; and two brothers, Ben and Michael.

A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave.

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