Sidney Owitz a native of South Africa, was born in Johannesburg, where he received his education. He graduated in Medicine at the University of Cape Town. He practiced as a family physician for many years, where upon he and his family moved to New York, where he continued his medical studies and practiced as an anesthesiologist. Coming to American for him was like starting all over again as he assets were frozen due to the stringent monetary regulations of the South African government at that time. He is now living in Florida in a retired capacity.