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Stewart Greenebaum, civic leader in Baltimore, dies at 81

Stewart Greenebaum, civic leader in Baltimore, dies at 81
Posted at 5:35 PM, Dec 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-16 17:48:47-05

Stewart Greenebaum, a prominent business and civic leader in Baltimore passed away last Sunday at the age of 81. 

Greenebaum was best known for his life work in supporting cancer research, treatment, and education. He was the Chairman of the University of Maryland Medical System, and Chairman Emeritus and member of the Board of Advisors for the UM Institute of Human Virology. 

“Stewart Greenebaum has truly been a legendary figure for both the University of Maryland School of Medicine and UM Medical System,” said E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs, University of Maryland, and the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and Dean at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. “We are so grateful to him and his entire family for their support over the years. He was like a father figure to many of us and will be forever remembered by everyone in the UMSOM Community for his leadership and legacy of philanthropic support.”

Greenebaum and his wife gave the founding gift for the UM Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) in 1994. The center used basic and clinical research to help understand and treat cancer around the world. 

“All of us at the University of Maryland Medical System are forever indebted to Stewart Greenebaum and his wife Marlene for their advocacy, stewardship, and dedication to our mission,” said Robert A. Chrencik, MBA, CPA, president and chief executive officer of the University of Maryland Medical System. “Stewart was the ultimate humanitarian, philanthropist and partner in our collective efforts to make people’s lives better, and he helped us achieve that both here in Maryland and by supporting the advancement of cancer treatment and research around the world.  We are all better for having known him and been touched by his remarkable spirit and generosity.”