- The Washington Times - Monday, December 11, 2006

Dr. Michael Eli Redlich, a neurologist who practiced for more than 25 years in Virginia, died Nov. 5 of a heart attack at his home in the District. He was 66.

Dr. Redlich was born in Tel Aviv. His father was a gynecologist and his mother a nurse.

He studied at the University of Tel Aviv and worked as an intern at Ichilov Hospital from 1963 to 1970.

From 1970 to 1971, Dr. Redlich did his residency and became an intern at the Neurology Clinic at the University Hospital of Hamburg, Germany. He then worked as a resident at the University Clinic of Munich.

Dr. Redlich immigrated to New York and did his neurological residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine at the City University of New York.

He became a U.S. citizen and in 1976 opened a neurology practice in Woodbridge, Va.

He added a second office in Alexandria at the Jefferson Memorial Hospital, where he also was the head of the neurology department. The hospital closed in 1992, but Dr. Redlich continued practicing until his recent retirement.

Dr. Redlich often evaluated Holocaust survivors for compensation purposes for the German Embassy in the District. His patients came from all backgrounds and ranged from the homeless to a Saudi prince.

He spoke four languages and refused to treat patients as numbers or bow to insurance companies’ demands for profit maximization by denying procedures or treatments.

He had privileges in most Virginia hospitals and was a member of numerous major medical organizations and societies. He also had emeritus staff status at Inova Alexandria Hospital.

Dr. Redlich had homes in the District, Austria and Germany. He was a member of European medical societies, including the European Federation of Neurological Societies.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Marion Redlich of the District. His first marriage to Stefanie Bangert ended in divorce.

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