General Information

Full Name: Irvin I. Kricheff
Date of Death: Sunday, December 31st, 2023

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Dr. Irvin I. Kricheff (Irv) on December 31st at the age of 94.

He was a distinguished professor emeritus of radiology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, a skilled educator and mentor, as well as an accomplished researcher. He was a national leader in the field of
neuroradiology and had a major impact on current practices and advances in care, benefiting patients nationwide. He was a wonderful husband, father and PopPop. If a friend needed help, or the friend of a friend, he would always step-in to do whatever he could to help.

Irv developed his passion for medicine as a young child while being treated for polio. He graduated from Central High School in Philadelphia and then Pennsylvania State University. He earned his medical degree from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at George Washington University and then served as a captain in the US Army before completing his residency at Philadelphia General Hospital. He then completed his neuroradiology training at the Neurological Institute at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Irv joined NYU School of Medicine in 1963. He served as chief of neuroradiology for 36 years and built the section into one of the top neuroradiology programs in the nation. Dr. Kricheff was a clinical pioneer, performing the first interventional neuroradiological procedure in the country. His sharp analytical mind, eagle eyes, and attention to detail established him as one of our nation’s most esteemed and sought-after neuroradiologists. During his tenure, Dr. Kricheff trained more than 300 neuroradiologists, many of whom became recognized leaders in the field of neuroradiology. He also served with the National Institute of Health.

Dr. Kricheff was president of the American Society of Neuroradiology, a founding member of the Eastern Neuroradiological Society, and one of the creators of the American Journal of Neuroradiology. For his contributions and leadership, he was awarded the Gold Medal by the Radiological Society of North America in 1994 and the Gold Medal by the American Society of Neuroradiology in 1998.

While at Penn State he was a close fraternity brother of William Glou, who eventually introduced him to his sister, Marjorie. She would become Irv’s wife and partner for more than 68 years as she pursued a career in speech pathology and they raised a family. Irv and Margie had the ability to make decades long friendships – who also became part of the family.

Irv had a quick sense of humor and sarcastic wit. He loved time with his wife and family. Irv and Margie loved to travel whether it involved Irv’s guest lectures or not. He loved watching sports, taking special pleasure in Yankee victories and Cosmos games. Another joy was attending and listening to opera. While he grew up in Philadelphia and Washington, he was a resident of Teaneck NJ for more than 60 years. Irvin Kricheff is survived by his wife of 68 years, Margie Kricheff. Together they raised three sons—David, Robert, and Mark—eventually welcoming three daughters-in-law, Bernadette, Daphne, and Allyson, to the family and seven grandchildren—Alexander, Sophia, Sarah, Seth, Leo, Joel, and Willa.

A memorial service will be held January 14. 2024 at Louis Suburban Chapel, 13-01 Broadway, Fair Lawn, NJ: (201) 791-0015. A live video stream will be available

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate those who desire to honor Irvin’s legacy and memory to make a donation to NYU Grossman School of Medicine – all donations will benefit education and research in the field of neuroradiology.

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Service Information

Sunday, January 14th, 2024
1:30 PM

Memorial Service At:
Louis Suburban Chapel
13-01 Broadway, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

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