|Norton is a gastroenterologist who retired in 2012 and whose career spanned more than 45 years of clinical research, teaching and clinical practice. He grew up on Long Island, attended Princeton University and the NYU School of Medicine on a Merit Scholarship. He trained at Bellevue and Johns Hopkins in clinical and research gastroenterology. This was followed by service in the US Army where he was assigned to the US Army Medical Research and Nutritional Laboratory giving him an unusual opportunity to continue his research in intestinal disease, retiring as a major. In 1969, he returned to New York and joined the faculty of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and became Director of Clinical Gastroenterology at St. Luke’s Hospital. Since then, he has been involved in clinical research and practice, teaching and lecturing both in the US and internationally. He has also been on the staff of Lenox Hill Hospital for over 25 years. At different times Nort has served on various editorial boards, as President of the New York Gastroenterology Association and a Governor of the American College of Gastroenterology. |
Nort and his wife, Linda, have lived in Scarsdale since 1969; they have three married children and five grandchildren. He has served on the Advisory Board of the Scarsdale Adult School, the Princeton University Schools Committee and was President of the Princeton Alumni Association of Westchester for many years. He currently serves on the National Board of the Jewish Outreach Institute/Big Tent Judaism. He and Linda share an interest in American and Jewish History and a lifelong involvement in tennis, biking, hiking and skiing. They have a vacation home in Savannah, Georgia.