Paul Bertrand, DO, a noted neurologist and associate professor at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, died of pancreatic cancer at age 75 at his home in Frankfort, Illinois.
Born in Amtitz, Germany, Dr. Bertrand and his family lived as refugees in a small Bavarian town after his father did not return from the war. The family immigrated to the United States in 1956, eventually settling in New York, where he played soccer for Long Island University and graduated with a degree in biology. From there, he earned his DO at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and ultimately served as chief resident in neurology at The George Washington University.
Dr. Bertrand came to Chicago in 1979. He established a private practice in Frankfort, Illinois, with multiple suburban offices. Patients and colleagues say Dr. Bertrand embodied the whole person approach of osteopathic medicine.
Read the complete obituary in the Chicago Tribune.