Burton Morris Angrist, M.D.


Burton M. Angrist, M.D.

Burton M. Angrist, M.D. died on Friday, May 17, at Ten Broeck Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Kingston, NY. A resident of High Falls, he was born in Queens, NY, on July 15, 1936. A graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he was a member of the NYU Medical Center Department of Psychiatry for nearly 50 years, all of that time based at Bellevue Hospital or the New York VA, both NYU Medical Center affiliates. His research focused primarily on the origin and treatment of psychoses. A devoted outdoor enthusiast and rock climber, he was drawn early to the Shawangunk Mountains in New York State’s Hudson Valley. Long a weekender, he became a full-time Gunks resident following his retirement.

Suggestions for donations in his memory include Mohonk Preserve, Friends of the Shawangunks, and humanitarian and natural history organizations.

He is survived by his wife Anka Angrist and daughter Laurel Angrist.