Richard Malkin, MD

Dr. Richard Malkin

Dr. Malkin retired from his 35 year practice of Pediatrics in 2009.  He is a lifelong Philadelphian, except for having done his Pediatric Residency at Montreal Children’s Hospital following study for his BA and MD from the University of Pennsylvania.

He has been a long time member of Reconstructionist Congregation Or Hadash in Ft. Washington, PA, where he is active in Finance, Investments and Adult Education as well as being a regular Shabbat service and Torah Study attendee since his retirement.  He is also actively involved in the Reconstructionist Movement and audits courses at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, after having completed the 2 year Me’ah curriculum from Hebrew College in Boston.

Dr. Malkin is Chair of the Healthcare and Bioethics Policy Center of JSPAN (the Jewish Social Policy Action Network) in Philadelphia, and seeks to create Jewish informed policy and programs in Medical Ethics and Health Care Delivery, attempting to both bring critical issues to the national Jewish community while advocating for change at the governmental level.

He lives in Northeast Philadelphia, about a mile from where he grew up, and has a wonderful retired life with his wife of 34 years, Sandy, who is an artist and retired ESL teacher.  He has 2 wonderful, independent children, one an artist and one a mechanical engineer, now living in Pittsburgh.  He is waiting for grandchildren.  Other interests include, but are not limited to, music, autos and auto racing, the Phillies, and travel.