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Mount Sinai Obituaries and Services » Dr. Melvin L. Selzer

Dr. Melvin L. Selzer

February 3, 1925 - August 27, 2019

Service Information Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills - Mount Sinai Chapel

Service Date: Friday August 30th, 2019

Service Time: 11:30 am

Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills - Mount Sinai Chapel

5950 Forest Lawn Drive

Los Angeles, California 90068

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Selzer, Dr. Melvin L. died at his home in Los Angeles CA at the age of 94 on August 27, 2019. He was born to Anna and Louis Selzer in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up in Coney Island and was a proud New Yorker. He was a medic during World war two and was decorated with two bronze stars. He attended medical school at Tulane University and did his residency in psychiatry at the University of Michigan. He was on the faculty of the University of Michigan Medical school until 1978. He focused his research on alcoholism and drunk driving. He was the first director of the drug and alcohol treatment programs at the University of Michigan. He also developed the Michigan Alcohol Screen Test (MAST). He moved to San Diego, CA in 1978 where he was on the faculty at UC San Diego in addition to his private practice. He is survived by his wife Judy Selzer, daughter, Bela Selzer, sons Aaron Selzer and Noah Selzer (Yuriko), step daughter Stephanie (Joshua) Goldstine, step son Bennett (Caron) Robinson, step daughter Deborah Robinson and numerous grandchildren. Burial has taken place in Los Angeles, CA.