Jason ‘Jack’ Geiger, Silver Spring physician
Jason “Jack” Geiger, 88, a retired physician who practiced internal medicine in
Silver Spring for 45 years, died Nov. 14 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.
He had pneumonia and Parkinson’s disease, his daughter Esther Geiger said.
Jason Geiger was born in Cleveland and moved to the Washington area as a
child. He graduated from Washington’s old Central High School and from
George Washington University, where he also received a medical degree in
He served in the Navy and did a medical internship at the Cleveland Clinic
before returning to the Washington area and opening a medical practice in
1950. He specialized in pulmonary and heart diseases and retired in 1995.
Dr. Geiger, a Rockville resident, was a former president of the American
Heart Association’s Maryland affiliate and the Montgomery County Heart
Association. He volunteered at a Spanish-speaking medical clinic in
Washington’s Adams Morgan neighborhood, and he was a volunteer physician
for the Coast Guard.
He was a docent at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. He was an
amateur aviator and the co-owner of a small airplane.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Gertrude Friedman Geiger of
Rockville; five children, Mark Geiger of Fairfax County, Esther Geiger of
Takoma Park, Joan Geiger of Tel Aviv, Beth Geiger of Seattle and Amy
Sarah Geiger of Bethesda; a sister, Mollie Schuchat of Washington; 10
grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
— Bart Barnes