The Aldrich family created the Thomas Aldrich, MD Fund to enhance Fellow and student training through a named lectureship and a fund to encourage educational excellence in the ever-changing Pulmonary Critical Care field. The Thomas Aldrich, MD Fund will carry on Tom's legacy of commitment to encouraging the highest-quality, thoughtful medical care; helping each Pulmonary Fellow become the most skilled, analytic, yet compassionate and understanding physician s/he could be; and motivating Fellows to pursue research and re-ignite the value of questioning and exploring so that they may develop better modes of patient care.
Dr. Thomas K. Aldrich was born on September 11, 1950. After graduating from Swarthmore College in 1972 and the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1975, he trained in Internal Medicine at the University of California, Irvine, Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Virginia and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. He then began a long career as Professor of Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. He was passionate about his patients, his fellows’ success, and his research. Known for his dedication to helping others, Dr. Aldrich received great satisfaction from both his patient care and scholarly work, while also pursuing avocations of tennis, ice hockey, and of course, time with his family.