From the Archives: Max Samuel Sadove, MD

Max Sadove, MD (1914-1997), administers anesthesia during surgery in 1982.

By Heather Stecklein

Max Samuel Sadove, MD, began his career at Rush as chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology in 1970. After he retired as chair in 1979, he continued as an instructor and researcher at the Rush Pain Center until 1988. He authored 18 books and performed extensive research on the efficacy of Chinese treatments for pain management.

In 1984, Rush established the Max S. Sadove Professorship in Anesthesiology to honor Sadove’s “leadership, dedication, service and pioneering research for patients.”

Heather Stecklein is an archivist with Rush University Medical Center. You can contact the Archives at or at (312) 942-7214.

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