Alfonso A. Lombardi, MD, executive dean of New York Medical College, died Feb 10. He was 49 years old.
A specialist in internal medicine, Dr. Lombardi had served as dean since November 1962. He came to the college in 1948 as an associate in medicine and instructor in physiology. In 1951, he became assistant clinical professor; in 1955, assistant professor. In 1960, he was named professor of clinical medicine, and later the same year—associate dean.
Dr. Lombardi was acting chairman of the Department of Medicine for two periods: from July 1957 to September 1958 and from March 1960 to November 1960.
A graduate of the University of Buffalo School of Medicine, Dr. Lombardi received his MD degree in 1943 and served his internship and residency at Flower and Fifth Avenue Hospitals.
A fellow in medicine at the Mayo Clinic from 1945 through 1948, he received an MS degree in internal