****Prominent local Neurologist, Dr. Jeffrey Corak , age 65, died Friday, July 10, at home surrounded by his family, following a brief but valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.
Jeffrey Stephen Corak was born in Queens, New York and grew up in Miami, Florida. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida at the age of nineteen and his medical degree from the University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy. Dr. Corak performed his residency and internship training at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Hampton Roads Virginia and was a Fellow of the Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology.
In 1995 Dr. Corak moved to Deland and began practicing Neurology at Central Florida Neurologic Consultants. In 2009 Dr. Corak formed his own practice, Volusia Neurology, where he practiced until March of this year. Dr. Corak had a huge impact on the community, where was a compassionate and caring physician and had a heart for the underserved.
Known by many as the Rock n’ Roll Doctor, Dr. Corak was an avid lover and collector of music. Welcome on any trivia team he could name the song, the year performed, the producer and the back up musicians of almost any album. He passed peacefully listening to his favorite band Pink Floyd.
Dr. Corak is survived by his wife, Melissa Allman Corak, his brother Craig Corak, sister-in-law, Sally Corak, and Nephew Jared Corak, He is also survived by five stepsons, Cory Allman, Zachary Weisheit, Seth Weisheit, Jacob Weisheit and Jared Weisheit, three grandchildren, Abigail, Zachary and Reagan and in-laws Gordon and Sandra Allman.****
The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude for the amazing compassion and care of Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam, Heather Launer, R.N. and the entire team at Mid-Florida Hematology and Oncology.
There will be a celebration of life scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be directed to Halifax Hospice, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the American Cancer Society.