Dr. Melvin Goldblat, 76, of Fairfield, Conn., formerly of Livingston, died July 20, 2018. He was born in Newark.
Dr. Goldblat was a senior member of The Nephrology Group, West Orange, until his retirement in 2011; director of the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Kidney Transplant Program (1997-2011); director of the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Division of Nephrology (1999-2011; on staff 1975-2011); medical director of Parkside Dialysis Center (1986-2001); and medical director of the Christ Hospital Division of Nephrology (1993-1998; on staff 1998-2011).
He received his bachelor of science from M.I.T. in 1964, his M.D. (cum laude) from Yale University School of Medicine in 1967, and completed his internship, residency, and fellowship through Mt. Sinai Hospital in NY (1967-1972).
He served in the U.S. Navy, where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander during his service from 1972 to 1974.
He served on the Trans-Atlantic Renal Council for the Medical Review Board (1991-1993), belonged to the American Society of Transplantation, was a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology, and was president of the Nephrology Society of New Jersey (1980-1981).
He is survived by his wife, Gail; two sons, Harris (Rebecca) and Jeffrey; a brother, Robert; step-brother, David Blatt; and two grandsons.
Services were held July 22 with arrangements by Abraham L. Green and Son Funeral Home, Fairfield. Memorial contributions may be made to The Parkinson Alliance or The Michael J. Fox Foundation.