Autumn 2009: Campaign Chronicle

Portrait of Suskin and Leigh

Dan Suskin (left) and Leslie Leigh, partners in private practice, are supporting Emory fellows.

An Investment in Education

Emory medical residency alumni Dan Suskin 96MR and Leslie Leigh 94MR have pledged more than $300,000 to help neonatology fellows at Emory School of Medicine make the most of their fellowship experience. Partners in a private neonatology practice in Lawrenceville, Georgia, they recognize the quality of the training they received during their own Emory fellowships.

“We want neonatal fellows to be able to buy educational materials and, more importantly, to be able to attend major conferences anywhere in the United States—or indeed the world—and immerse themselves at the very highest level of neonatal care and research. Hopefully, this all results in better care for our patients, which is our ultimate goal,” Suskin says.

The physicians were inspired to create the fund when Barbara Stoll, a mentor to both men, was named chair of the Emory Department of Pediatrics.

“Fellow education and participation within the department has always been a priority for Dr. Stoll, and the dignity and respect with which she always treated us left a very deep mark,” Suskin says.

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