July 19, 2002

Chazen retires after helping kids during 40-year career

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Dr. Eric M. Chazen, right, talks with Dr. Irwin Eskind at the reception last week at the University Club. (photo by Anne Rayner Pollo)

Chazen retires after helping kids during 40-year career

Longtime Nashville pediatrician and Vanderbilt alumnus Dr. Eric M. Chazen celebrated his retirement July 11 with a reception at the University Club hosted by his partners. Attendees included Dr. Harry R. Jacobson, vice chancellor for Health Affairs, Dr. Arnold W. Strauss, James C. Overall Professor and Chair of Pediatrics, and Dr. Joseph Lentz, senior partner at Green Hills Pediatrics where Chazen practiced.

Colleagues of Chazen have long respected not only his skills as a clinician, but also his efforts as an advocate for children.

“Dr. Chazen is one of the fathers of pediatrics in Middle Tennessee and epitomizes the extraordinary clinical skills of community pediatricians,” said Strauss. “His dedication to excellence in education of students and residents and in care and advocacy for children has provided a model for all of us for more than 40 years.”