Dr. Joel L. Duberstein

January 8, 1937November 6, 2018

Joel L. Duberstein, M.D. (age 81) died after a long battle with cancer on November 6, 2018. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Bayonne NJ, Dr. Duberstein lived in Short Hills prior to residing recently in West Orange. A graduate of Princeton University and Columbia Medical School, he served in the Army as a Major during the Vietnam War. He was a distinguished physician specializing in pulmonary and critical care, practicing primarily at Overlook Hospital where he was the chief of the ICU. He started the Pulmonary and Allergy group practice in Summit NJ and a private medical legal practice. Dr. Duberstein was an avid tennis player and he enjoyed travelling, discussing politics, and most of all his family.

Dr. Duberstein is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Judith Duberstein, his two children Laura Lindberg and Amy Duberstein, and their respective spouses, Alan Levine and Nancy Mahl. He was the loving and beloved grandfather of Jack, Matthew, Julian, and Luca.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, November 11th at 11:30 AM at Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, 68 Old Short Hills Rd, Livingston, NJ.

In honor of both Joel’s long career at Overlook Hospital and the exemplary and compassionate care he received there, we have asked that donations in his memory be made to the Overlook Foundation Gifts may be mailed in his memory to the Overlook Foundation at 36 Upper Overlook Road, Summit NJ 07901. Please include a note in the memo line of the check indicating the gift is in his memory.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, November 11, 2018
  • Burial Sunday, November 11, 2018

Dr. Joel L. Duberstein

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stephen fenster

November 13, 2018

to judy and family
we're so sorry to hear of joel's passing
we had so many fond memories of playing tennis and hanging around with joel and you both at orange lawn

our deepest condolences again and judy we hope we can cross paths again soon

stay well
jackie and steve fenster