Dan Arie Pankowsky MD

January 3, 1956January 25, 2014

Dan Arie Pankowsky, M.D. 58, of Franklin, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday January 25, 2014, after a battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be held at Noon on Monday, January 27, 2014 at Congregation Sherith Israel, 3600 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee, 37205, with Rabbi Saul Strosberg of Congregation Sherith Israel and Rabbi Yitzhok Tiechtel of The Chabad Center for Jewish Awareness officiating. Burial will follow at The Sherith Israel Cemetery, 2111 15th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208.

Dr. Pankowsky was born at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland to Dr. Jaime & Mrs. Hannah Pankowsky on January 3, 1956. He received a Bachelors degree in Engineering at Washington University, a Masters degree in Engineering at Rice University and a Medical degree at University of Texas Medical School. Dr. Pankowsky was a partner at Pathologist Laboratory, PC in Hermitage Tennessee, was an avid scuba diver, and a patron of the arts.

Dan is survived by his loving and devoted family: Wife: Jill Melody Pankowsky; Children: Nathan Pankowsky, Shirit Pankowsky, Raquel Pankowsky, Step Children: Gabrielle Burger, Dani Gershon, Moshe Gershon, Grandchild: Riley Burger; Sister: Dr. Helen Pankowsky Alonso, and Parents: Dr. Jaime and Mrs. Hannah Pankowsky.

The family asks that any donations in Dr. Pankowsky’s memory be made to The Hadassah Medical Organization or Alive Hospice. In addition, the family wishes to extend sincere thanks to Dr. Eric Raefsky at Tennessee Oncology.


  • Funeral Service Monday, January 27, 2014

Dan Arie Pankowsky MD

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Ralph David Nisenbaum, PE

July 26, 2014

Jill, Nathan, Shirit, Raquel, Gabrielle, Dani, Moshe & Riley; Hanna and the Pankowsky Doctors Jamie and Helen.

Dan was the highest caliber man in every respect. I wish I had remained in contact with him over the years. I am deeply saddened from the news of his passing. I can only remember good things about Danny because there were no bad things. He was a champion!

Blessings to all

Linda Goodman

April 1, 2014

As a member of the GSI, I am indebted to Dan for his generous sharing of knowledge, compassion and bravery. Sincere condolences to Dan's family and friends.

February 4, 2014

Dear Jill,
I am so sorry. May G-d bless and comfort you and keep you all in His love.

Debra Turriciano (Hendersonville, TN)

Emma & Theo Oslip

January 29, 2014

Dear Jill, Nathan, Shirit, Raquel, Jaime, Hanna & Helen: Our heart is filled with sadness for your loss. Dan will be remembered as a man with integrity who was a loving husband, and a wonderful father. May he rest in Peace.

Paul and Alexis Stratsky

January 29, 2014

Dan was a mensch who will be missed by all. We send sincere condolences to Jill, Nathan, Shirit, Raquel, Jaime, Hanna & Helen.

Tory Laskov

January 29, 2014

Dan Pankowsky will be remembered as a true gentleman, a loving husband, and a wonderful father. Condolences to his wife Jill, his parents Jaime & Hanna, his children Nathan, Shirit, & Raquel, and his sister Helen. May Dan rest in Peace.

Brad & Lea Schwartz

January 29, 2014

What a tragedy that a man so young with such a loving family should pass away. Jill my heart his heavy for you. I send condolences to you, Dan's children, parents and sister. Please let me know if there is anything we can do for you at this sad time.

Michael Shapiro

January 29, 2014

Dr. Pankowsky was a fine Physician, and a wonderful man.
I knew Dan and his wife Jill extremely well. We traveled together and celebrated holidays together. Dan will be missed and Cindy and I send condolences to the Pankowsky family.

M. Goldberg

January 29, 2014

Dear Jill, Nathan, Shirit, Raquel, Helen & Jaime.
Dan was a wonderful man & he will be truly missed.
My condolences to the family.

David Head

January 27, 2014

Dan was an excellent hematopathologist, the capacity in which I knew him, as well as always a friendly and cheerful gentleman. We will miss him. Our condolences go out to his family.