The Weill Department of Medicine is saddened to announce the passing of Charles Maltz, M.D., Ph.D., a faculty member in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology for nearly 30 years. A native New Yorker and pillar of the Department who, over the years, touched many lives personally and professionally, specialized in the treatment of common gastroenterological issues, with a special interest in gastrointestinal bleeding, often made complex by the concurrence of other health conditions. He was widely published, particularly in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, making key research contributions in all areas of gastrointestinal disease. In addition to his exceptional clinical expertise and research contributions, Dr. Maltz was a renowned educator, training generations of gastroenterologists who carry on his legacy to this day.
He began his career at Weill Cornell Medicine in 1997 as a Clinical Instructor in Medicine, serving as Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine from 2005 until 2023. He earned his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency and fellowship. He held a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Harvard University and taught at Harvard, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Maryland.
“Charlie was the consummate teacher for both the fellows and faculty,” said Robert S. Brown, Jr. M.D., M.P.H., Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. “A true Renaissance man, he had deep knowledge of all aspects of gastroenterology and was passionate about sharing that, especially with trainees. His dedication to Weill Cornell Medicine was without parallel. He will be sincerely missed by all of us in the Division as well as the institution he served for three decades.”
Services were private, but information on a memorial in his honor will be announced.