Michael Nevins, born in Newark, NJ on May 2, 1936, grew up in the Bronx and was educated at Fieldston (1954), Dartmouth College (1958) and Tufts University Medical School (1962). After two years of internal medicine residency at the Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn, he served for two years as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force at Walker AFB, Roswell, New Mexico. This was followed by two years at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, including a Fellowship in cardiology, and then practicing internal medicine-cardiology-geriatrics in Bergen County from 1968 until his retirement in 2012.
Among many administrative positions held were Vice-President of Medical Affairs and Director of Geriatrics and Long-Term Care at Bergen Regional Medical Center, Governor of the New Jersey American College of Physicians (ACP), member of the New Jersey Bioethics Commission, and President of the Medical History Society of New Jersey (MHSNJ). Awards have included Governor of the Year of the ACP, the NJACP Laureate Award for career accomplishments in medical education, bioethics and geriatrics, and the David C. Cowen Award of MHSNJ for career achievements in medical history. The author of many articles in medical journals and ten books on subjects related to medical history, he has been a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Geriatrics Society.
Dr. Nevins was married to Phyllis Brower from 1961 until her death in 2005. He has three married children and seven grandchildren: Andrea and Alan Sherman, Rachel and David; Daniel and Lynn Nevins, Talya, Leora and Sam; Ted and Sharon Nevins, Julia and Ava. Dr. Nevins currently resides in Piermont, NY.