Gordon Israel Kaye, PhD

Title: Professor of Pathology Emeritus
Company: Albany Medical College
Location: Waquoit, Massachusetts, United States

Gordon Israel Kaye, Professor of Pathology Emeritus at Albany Medical College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in waste management.

From the time he was a kid, Dr. Kaye has always felt at home in laboratories. His first job ever was dishwasher in the laboratory at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, and it inspired his career in science. Dr. Kaye wanted to make his own mark on the field. His first steps toward achieving that goal were earning a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Arts, and a PhD from Columbia University in 1955, 1957, and 1961, respectively. He then garnered experience in positions like director of cytology research at Columbia University, research and cytology teaching assistant at the Rockefeller Institute, director of the F. Higginson Cabot Laboratory Electron Microscopy at Columbia University, and pathology consultant in the Electron Microscopy Department at the New York VA Hospital. Dr. Kaye steadily built his expertise in biological waste management, pathology, and medicine, and became known for his professional excellence. This propelled him to leadership roles like Alden March professor at Albany Medical College, professor of biomedical science at the State University of New York School of Public Health, and president, chief executive officer, executive vice president, and chairman of Waste Reduction by Waste Reduction, Inc., among others. Although he has since retired, he maintains the distinguished title of professor of pathology emeritus at Albany Medical College.

Some of the highlights of Dr. Kaye’s career include publishing “Studies on the Gallbladder” and “The Development of the Waste Reduction Process,” and researching the disposal of radioactively-labeled animal carcasses. His efforts notably led to patents for methods of treating and disposing of regulated medical waste. It also led him to co-author “Key Facts in Histology,” and “Histology: A Text and Atlas,” and to serve as the editor of Current Topics in Cellular Anatomy, the associate editor of The Anatomical Record, and the editorial reviewer for Experimental Eye Research, Investigative Ophthalmology, Cancer, Gastroenterology, and the Journal of Morphology.

In recognition of his accomplishments, Dr. Kaye was honored with accolades like the Charles Huebschman Prize in Zoology from Columbia University, the Career Scientist Award from the Health Research Council in New York City, the Research Career Development Award from the National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, and the Tousimis Prize in Biology. He was also selected as a fellow of the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness. Prior to his passing, Dr. Kaye enjoyed restoring antique furniture in his free time.

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