Toms River Regional Schools Hall of Fame

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Karl Engelman

Dr. Karl Engelman was a student in our school system from the time he started Toms River Grade School in 1942 until his graduation with the Class of 1951. He continued his education at Rutgers University, where he achieved an appointment to Phi Beta Kappa in the National Collegiate Academic Society in his junior year, a distinction not achieved by many.

In addition to his scholastic achievements, which included a near perfect average at Rutgers, Dr. Engelman was chosen by his classmates to be a member of the Collegiate Honor Society Cap and Skull, also a rare honor. In addition, he was President of the Tau Delta Phi Fraternity.

In 1955, Dr. Engelman Harvard Medical School his graduate years at Following graduation from Rutgers was accepted at the highly prestigious from which he graduated in 1959. During Harvard he was an NIH Research Fellow.

He served his internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston from 1959 to 1961. From 1961-1963 he was a clinical associate in the Experimental Therapeutics Branch, National Heart Institute, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland. During this same time he was senior assistant surgeon to the senior surgeon at the USPHS National Institute of Health.

Dr. Engleman has had many academic assignments, including instructor of medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine and Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Engelman is currently Chief of the Hypertension and Clinical Pharmacology section in the Cardio Vascular Pulmonary unit of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, attending Physician and Consultant, Veterans Administration Hospital in Philadelphia, Director of the Clinical Research Center and member of the Medical Board of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, in addition to being an associate at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Engelman is the author of numerous articles in his chosen field either singularly or in cooperation with his colleagues and has lectured by invitation at hospitals and institutions allover the United States and in over fifty foreign countries including Japan, Israel, most of the countries in Western Europe and Soviet Union.

Indeed, Dr. Engelman is internationally recognized as a specialist in hypertension. He is the holder of two U.S. patents dealing with Hypertension.

Among his many awards and honors are included being a postgraduate scholar of the American College of Physician$, an honorary M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and listing in Who's Who in America.

Dr. Engelman holds membership in numerous professional and scientific societies including the Foundation for the Advancement of Science, consultant and chairman of the Criteria Development Committee for the Hypertension Medical Audit Program National Board of Medical Examiners and the InterAmerican Society of Hypertension.

He has held and continues to be active in various editorial positions and as an investigator of grants.

Dr. Engelman recalls fondly his days at the Toms River Schools and indicates that he was impressed with the school system while he attended but became even more impressed when he had an opportunity to compare (while at college) other larger schools from the city school districts. He describes his experiences at Toms River as "rich educationally."

Toms River Regional Schools is proud to include this distinguished graduate in the Hall of Fame as an innovator of modern medicine, an outstanding educator, and renowned scholar.


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