Murray Zedeck, DO '62, was born in Brooklyn, New York, and received his bachelor of science degree from Long Island University, Brooklyn College of Pharmacy, in 1958. He credits his cousin, Morton Terry, DO '45 (1921-2004), with his decision to attend medical school. Dr. Zedeck graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1962 and proceeded with his wife, Lila, to southern Florida; there he practiced family medicine for 40 years.
Dr. Zedeck founded and chaired the boards of two Florida banks, and together with his brother, Leonard, an attorney, developed residential and commercial real estate in south Florida. Dr. Zedeck was professor and chairman of the Department of Community Medicine at Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine, which became Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Today, he serves on the boards of many professional, civic and cultural organizations, including the board of directors of the alumni association of PCOM (since 2000). He and his wife Lila, who married in 1960, have three children and seven grandchildren.
In 2001, Dr. Zedeck gave Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine the largest single individual outright gift it had ever received. In recognition of his enormous generosity and in gratitude for his loyal support, the College dedicated an amphitheater in honor of the Zedeck family in 2004.