Dr. Robert Roubenoff, 64, an internist


Dr. Robert Roubenoff, 64, who had practiced internal medicine in the Baltimore area since 1966, died Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of cancer.

Graveside services were being held today at Har Sinai Cemetery in Owings Mills.

Dr. Roubenoff, who lived on Bucksway Road in Owings Mills, had an office on Belair Road in Overlea and was a member of the staffs of North Charles, Sinai, Good Samaritan and Franklin Square hospitals.

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, he served in the non-Communist underground during World War II and was blacklisted by the Communists after they came to power. In 1948, he escaped to Israel and served in its Army during its War of Independence.

A 1952 graduate of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical School in Jerusalem, he served an internship and residency at the Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati and then returned to Israel, where he became assistant chief of medicine at the Tel Hashomer Hospital in Tel Aviv before coming to Baltimore.

Dr. Roubenoff spoke seven languages. He was found of reading and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, the former Dbora Brandt; a son, Dr. Ronenn Roubenoff of Boston; his mother, Victoria Roubenoff of Holon, Israel; a sister, Batya Yonath of Tel Aviv; nieces; nephews and cousins.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the American Cancer Society.

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