Dr. Aaron Israel Vinik

by | Jun 22, 2023 | Obituaries

NORFOLK – Dr. Aaron Israel Vinik, MD, PHD, FACP died June 15, 2023 in Norfolk, Virginia.

The EVMS Professor Emeritus and noted scientist, expired peacefully at his home of 30 years, The Pier at 40 Rader Street.

Born in Benoni, South Africa, he was the son of the late Joseph Vinik and Fanny Shain Vinik.

Dr. Vinik authored 11 books, 140 chapters and published over 600 peer reviewed research articles in major scientific periodicals. Arthur, as he was often called, remains beloved of the staff and patients of the Diabetes Institutes, and in fact, worldwide. He is remembered fondly by hundreds of physicians and students who enjoyed his tutelage as a mentor, as well as his engaging personality and sense of humor at EVMS, and previously at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Vinik is survived by his wife of 64 years, Etta Johanna Vinik; sons, Howard Vinik, Dr. Bryan Vinik, and Steven Vinik; brothers Dr. Ronald Vinik, Morris Vinik, and sister, Gloria Hoff; daughter-in-law, Robin Vinik; sisters-in-law, Sandra Vinik, Bernice Vinik; and grandchildren, Natasha Vinik, Sean Vinik, Hannah Vinik, and Sammy Vinik.

A graveside service was conducted at Princess Anne Memorial Park in Virginia Beach. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.hdoliver.com.