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CELEBRATING A HOMETOWN HERO

 

 

Officials in the Ukrainian city of Skvira recently named its regional general hospital in honor of Vladimir Zelman, a clinical professor and co-chair of anesthesiology at the Keck School of Medicine. Zelman, who was born in the city in 1935 and fled the Nazis during World War II, studied medicine in the following years and eventually emigrated to the United States. Above, Zelman (center left) accepts a commendation from city officials and hospital staff members on the steps of Vladimir Zelman Hospital. He is flanked by Tatyana Podashevska (far left), deputy governor of Kiev, and district council chairman of Kiev Boris Sobolov (center right). Pictured at left, hospital medical director Vladimir Kovalchuk unveils a plaque relating Zelman’s personal story.

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