1930 David 2021

David Soll

August 9, 1930 — January 12, 2021

Soll David B., M.D. Passed away on January 12, 2021. Beloved husband of Jean (Shtasel) for over 64 years. Loving father of Abby Nelson (Marc), Stephen Soll (Joyce), Warren Soll (Sandy) and Adam Soll (Susie Bleiman). Cherished grandfather of Rachael Smith (Jason), Kate Nelson and Sydney, Harrison, Natalie, Jonathan, Emily, Benjamin, Amanda and Carly Soll. Dr. Soll, a world renown eye surgeon, spent his entire career in Philadelphia. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He attended NYU and graduated from The Chicago Medical School. He completed his internship at Philadelphia General Hospital and residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital and then served in the U.S. Public Health Service, a division of the US Coast Guard as chief of the eye department. He returned to Philadelphia where he maintained a successful ophthalmology practice for over 50 years. Dr. Soll specialized in cataract and intraocular lens surgery and reconstructive and cosmetic eye plastic surgery. He founded the Ophthalmology Departments at Frankford Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital and Cooper University Hospital and was chairman of the residency programs at Hahnemann and Cooper hospitals. He was dedicated to teaching and trained hundreds of residents throughout his career. He was a professor of ophthalmology at Hahnemann and Cooper and was a frequent lecturer at national and international ophthalmology meetings. Dr. Soll authored a widely used textbook on eye plastic surgery and wrote and edited numerous articles and chapters in ophthalmology journals and publications. Dr. Soll's additional accomplishments included being a founding member and past president of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He developed surgical techniques, instrumentation and medication used worldwide in eye plastic surgery, cataract and intraocular lens surgery and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Soll had a zest for learning and knowledge. He enjoyed attending the Philadelphia orchestra, operas at the Met and various lectures. He loved to travel the world with his wife Jean and to spend time with his family at the Jersey shore. Funeral services will be private. Contributions in Dr. Soll's memory may be made to The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, jewishphilly.org. www.goldsteinsfuneral.com

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