Michael Troner, MD is a retired medical oncologist from Miami. Michael is originally from Brooklyn, and yes, still reveres the Brooklyn Dodgers. He graduated from Erasmus Hall HS and Cornell University and received his MD from SUNY Downstate in 1968. After completing his training in Miami, he practiced for 45 incredibly rewarding years, retiring in 2018.
He has always been an active participant in the Jewish community; in 1998 he and his wife, Debbie,enrolled in the first Melton Core program in Miami,which opened up a world of Jewish study to them. Excited and empowered by the core Melton program, they continue engagement with Jewish learning by attending many Melton and Miami CAJE courses yearly. They appreciate the life-changing Melton offerings so much that Michael has now served on the Melton Board for many years.
Michael and Debbie enjoy travel and have been on a number of Melton Travel Seminars led by Haim Aronovitz.
Michael loves looking at books and trying not to buy them; he also avidly stalks trout and tarpon (who clearly have studied Talmud longer then he has, as they never bite!) Michael remains active in his professional society, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and is honored to serve on their research subsidiary, Conquer Cancer. Debbie and Michael enjoy the many cultural offerings of Miami and the Berkshires with ballet, opera and basketball at the top of the list. Time with family and friends, supporting our Miami Jewish community and drinking a nice Zinfandel round out his days.
It is a great pleasure to serve on an organization that will truly positively impact the future of the Jewish people.