Cardiologist Norman Reitman started his practice in 1938 in his New Brunswick apartment on New Street. He saw his first patient—an 18-month-old girl—on September 19. Fifty years later, that same patient attended Reitman’s retirement party. In 1943, during what he calls the “Dark Ages of medicine,” Reitman became the youngest certified internist in central New Jersey. He served as chief of staff at Middlesex General University Hospital from 1967–74. He also chaired the hospital’s department of medicine from 1957–76 and was chief of cardiology from 1957–80. He was a professor at UMDNJ and chair of the Board of Governors of the American College of Cardiology. He is a past member of the Rutgers University Foundation Board of Overseers and Rutgers’ Board of Trustees, and past chair of the university’s Board of Governors. He is an executive of the President’s Council. For his long and distinguished record of service to the public and to Rutgers, the university awarded him with the Rutgers Medal in 1990.