By Cindy Murphy
Dr. Lanny Lesser, a Gwinnett County cardiologist since 1979, was honored May 16th by his family and friends at a reception announcing the creation of the Laurence Martin Lesser, MD Graduate Medical Education Endowment.
Thinking he was attending a medical practice meeting Dr. Lesser was surprised by family, friends, physicians and former patients. Many shared stories of Dr. Lesser’s commitment to teaching as well as his compassion for treating his patients and their families. To commemorate the occasion Gwinnett Medical Center announced it will name the cardiology floor nursing station in honor of Lesser and a replica of the display was unveiled and presented to him.
In keeping with Dr. Lesser’s passion of teaching and learning, The Lesser Endowment for Graduate Medical Education creates a Graduate Medical Education lecture series in his name for medical residents. Currently Gwinnett Medical Center has both family practice and internal medicine residents in their Graduate Medical Education Program. Through his medical practice and exemplary leadership to Gwinnett Medical Center and the cardiology practice, Dr. Lanny Lesser, has created a legacy of care and compassion that will forever be a part of Gwinnett Medical Center.
Anyone wishing to make a charitable contribution to the “Laurence Martin Lesser, MD Graduate Medical Education Endowment”, may do so by contacting the Gwinnett Medical Center at 678-312-8500 or online at www.gmcgiving.com.