In Remembrance
Dr. David L. Korris, '43: Generosity That Helps Students Year After Year

Dr. David L. Korris, '43

Dr. Korris in wartime London

Relaxing at sea

At a golf outing in Hollywood, with from left, the actors Adolphe Menjou, Randolph Scott, (Dr. Korris), and Clark Gable.

Dr. David L. Korris, Class of 1943, has practiced dentistry in Manhattan for over 50 years… and he'll also pass along wonderful anecdotes about serving in a hospital platoon during World War II, almost becoming a Hollywood film star, and playing golf with Clark Gable. But he's most proud of his NYUCD education and of teaching and mentoring NYU College of Dentistry students over the past two decades.

A longtime supporter of NYUCD, Dr. Korris feels strongly about supporting the next generation of dentists. More than a decade ago, he and his wife, Roma Kantor Korris, established a scholarship fund at NYUCD that has grown consistently, year after year, thanks to their annual gifts. Roma graduated summa cum laude and a member of Phi Beta Kappa from NYU's Washington Square College, which had awarded her a scholarship to attend. "The most worthwhile thing we have in this universe is education," says Dr. Korris.

Through their annual gifts, Dr. and Mrs. Korris have advanced a tradition of selflessness at NYUCD that helps our talented students to learn to provide model patient care, ensuring a brighter future in oral health care at NYUCD and beyond. NYUCD salutes Dr. and Mrs. Korris for their foresight, thoughtfulness, commitment, and generosity.

To learn more about how you can support future generations of students, please contact Assistant Dean Rita Startup at 212.998.9920 or e-mail her directly at