Born: September 23, 1917
Died: January 13, 2012
Married: Marjorie Claster Wolinsky
Children: Douglas, Peter
Chiefly known for: Manny was a patient at the Trudeau Sanitorium from 1941-1943. He met and married fellow patient Marjorie Claster Wolinsky. He worked as a reasearch scientist in Saranac Lake, on the forefront of discovering the cure for TB. The Sanatorium closed, and Manny and Marjorie left in 1958.
In 2011, Dr. Wolinsky was honored in the Hall of Honor of MetroHealth, which serves the medical needs of the Greater Cleveland community. See article
He contracted tuberculosis in 1941, just before he graduated from Cornell Medical School. He "cured" at Trudeau Sanatorium. Starting in 1943, while continuing his treatment, he started working at the Trudeau Laboratory. Over the next ten years he wrote a number of articles that gained international attention.
When Trudeau closed in 1956, he moved to Cleveland where he established the first Division of Infectious Diseases at what is now the MetroHealth Medical Center and became a professor of medicine and pathology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His colleagues described him as a brilliant clinical diagnostician who excelled at both patient care and research.
In 1986, Dr. Wolinsky was awarded the Trudeau Medal for his contributions to the understanding of diseases caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria. His landmark article on this particular strain is still considered relevant in the 21st century and serves as a foundation for continuing research on how to manage diseases caused by these organisms. In 1995 he was presented the Louis Weinstein Award for the best clinical article; the award was later renamed the Emanuel Wolinsky Award. Other honors included the Kaiser Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Maurice Saltzman Award from Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation.