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Dr. Neil Novin, a retired general surgeon and former chief of surgery at Harbor Hospital, dies

Dr. Neil Novin, a retired general surgeon and former chief of surgery at Harbor Hospital, dies

Dr. Neil Novin, who had been chief of surgery at Harbor Hospital and was a prolific contributor to medical journals, died Sept. 16 from renal failure at Gilchrist Center in Towson. The longtime Pikesville resident was 88.

“Neil was very old-school and hands-on,” said Dr. Jeffrey D. Gaber, a Baltimore internist and Pikesville resident. “He was a very prominent general surgeon who had a subspecialty as a vascular surgeon. He was the go-to doctor.”

The son of Edward Novin, a postal worker, and Mary Solowich Novin, a homemaker, Neil Novin was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., and graduated from Lafayette High School.

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