Former FDNY EMT dies after battle with cancer
Dr. Michael Guttenberg developed pancreatic cancer after helping with clean-up efforts at Ground Zero
By FireRescue1 Staff
GREAT NECK, N.Y. — A former FDNY EMT who responded to the 9/11 attacks died after a long battle with cancer.
Northwell Health Center for Emergency Medical Services medical director and former FDNY EMT Dr. Michael Guttenberg died Tuesday from pancreatic cancer he developed after working on the post-9/11 wreckage of the World Trade Center.
After being diagnosed, Guttenberg served as a responder for more than four years, despite the statistic that more than 74 percent of pancreatic cancer patients die within a year.
A memorial fund has been established to benefit paramedics with aspirations to attend medical school. You can mail a donation to: Northwell Health Foundation, 2000 Marcus Ave., New Hyde Park, N.Y. 11042. Indicate in the memo section of the check that it's a gift in memory of Dr. Guttenberg.