Albert Stanley Berkowitz, Ph.D., age 62, passed away on Friday, July 8 in Houston, Texas, and was buried in Glens Falls, New York. Born on September 12, 1948 in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Harry and Beatrice (Snyder) Berkowitz. He was predeceased by his sister, Marilyn Berkowitz Lovejoy of Buffalo, New York. He is survived by his wife, Jane Carrie Patrick, and stepdaughter Catlin Jane Uhlig, of Sugar Land, Texas; a nephew, Joshua Lovejoy and numerous cousins.
Dr. Berkowitz was an assistant professor and course director in the Department of Reproductive Medicine & Biology and the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for over 25 years, receiving the annual Dean’s Teaching Award for eight consecutive years. He was a member of the first successful IVF team on the Gulf Coast, and was the director of the Reproductive Endocrinology Laboratories for UT Medical School, Houston and the MacGregor Medical Association. Author of many published medical articles and presentations, Dr. Berkowitz also served as the clinical coordinator for various drug trials and was a co-investigator in cancer grant research. He was an instructor and laboratory supervisor in the Scott Department of Urology at Baylor College of Medicine, and had recently returned to his love of teaching as a professor at the Medical Academy at Hightower High School in Fort Bend County, when he was hospitalized following a medical procedure in 2008. He remained hospitalized until his death.
He was a former member of the Houston Opera Guild Board, a docent at the Wortham Theatre, a volunteer for the Opera Boutique, Kiwanis International Charities and M.D. Anderson Hospital, as well as a long-time volunteer for KUHF, Houston Public Radio, where the volunteer award bears his name.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Dr. Albert S. Berkowitz scholarship fund at Hightower High School, 3333 Hurricane Lane, Missouri City, TX 77459. There will be a memorial service held in Houston later in the fall to honor his memory.