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Herbert Iman Singer

October 4, 1927 - December 16, 2022

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Herbert Iman Singer, M.D., FASC, Ph.D., L.Ac., age 95, passed away peacefully in the home he designed surrounded by the family he created in Los Angeles, CA on ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­December 16, 2022 He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on October 4, 1927, the youngest son of Molly and Max Singer, pre-deceased by his brother Louie Singer and sister Esther Seltzer.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Marlene, his three children, two grandchildren, extended family and his desert tortoise.  He graduated from South High School in Omaha with the highest grades his school had ever seen, then attended Creighton University as an undergrad.  He divided his medical education between the University of Nebraska and Creighton Medical School where he attended on a full scholarship and graduated high in his class. With his researcher’s mind, he published 8 scientific papers which can still be found in the Index Medicus/Medline.   His illustrious medical career began as chief surgical resident at Michael Reese Hospital then serving as chief medical officer in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Dixie and U.S.S. Wasp. Herbert was a long-time member of Alpha Omega Alpha an Honor Society in the field of medicine.  He launched his unique and independent medical career heading up a Los Angeles. community hospital while also serving the underserved for more than 30 years as an attending physician at USC. His interest in integrative healing arts included earning a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a license to practice Acupuncture.  Passionate pastimes have included achieving life master in bridge, a trophy winner at tennis and a love of golf while having a talent for business. Nonetheless he felt his greatest achievement was his family He celebrated and embraced life-long learning, feminism, world travel, complementary medicine and mind-body balance.   His love for his wife and family is legendary.  In his own words, “I lived a longer life to spend more time with my wife and family”.     A service will be held at Hillside Memorial Park and  reception at Brentwood Country Club