BOSTON (CBS) – “This is a WBZ Mmmmmedical Minute.” For decades listeners have heard that distinctive sign-off from WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s medical editor, Dr. Murray Feingold. Feingold passed away at a Boston hospital Friday, after a long, distinguished career in both broadcasting and medicine.
Dr. Feingold joined WBZ in 1972, first in Television and later in Radio. He was a pioneer in medical reporting, and the first full-time physician broadcaster in New England. His Medical Minute reports were a daily staple on WBZ NewsRadio. Readers of dozens of newspapers also knew him through his syndicated newspaper column, “Second Opinion.”
Feingold was the founder and President of the Genesis Foundation for Children, a charity dedicated to enriching the lives of children born with physical and intellectual disabilities, and genetic disorders. He was also the Physician-in-Chief at the Feingold Center for Children, supported by the Genesis Foundation.
Board Certified in both Pediatrics and Genetics, Feingold spent more than 40 years treating children with birth defects and genetic diseases. One of those genetic disorders, Feingold Syndrome, is even named after him. At the time of his death, Dr. Feingold was a staff member of the Genetic Division at Boston Children’s Hospital. During his career he served on the faculty of Tufts, Harvard and Boston University medical schools.
In 2014, Feingold was inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame, an experience he called, “very, very humbling,” in his acceptance speech.
Dr. Feingold leaves behind his wife of more than 50 years, Lorinda, his three children and grandchildren.