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Leslie Kohman

Profile Updated: April 17, 2017
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Syracuse, NY USA
Jeffrey G. Smith
Physician; Professor of Surgery;Upstate Cancer Center Director of Outreach; Palliative Care physician
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After graduating from Penn State Hershey College of Medicine and training in general surgery at the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre PA, I have spent most of my career at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. I have progressed from resident in thoracic surgery to SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, and my clinical focus has shifted several times. Now I am in cancer center administration and practicing ambulatory palliative care in the cancer center. I am very active in the American Cancer Society and many professional organizations. One of my proudest accomplishments has been to found Women in Thoracic Surgery, an international organization which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. Meanwhile, I do a lot of organic vegetable gardening including seed starting, and like cooking, walking and entertaining. I have no plans to retire. I have remained in touch with Gayla Kraetsch, Laurie Marshall and Mary Rapp. I visited Pittsburgh often until my mother died in November 2016.

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Sep 16, 2017 at 3:03 PM

Hi Rick, I am so sorry you are not here at reunion. I vividly remember the end of our first "date." I have spent a lot of time in Pittsburgh over the last eight years while my parents aged and died, and every time I drove by my old house I would look at your old house. It's nice to hear that someone from your family is still in it. I never really knew how your life went after high school. Hope I learn more.

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