— MD Class of 1978

Sep, 2020

Lawrence J. Solin ’75, ’78 MD, of Haverford, Pa.; Mar. 3. He was emeritus professor and clinician educator in radiation oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He was listed on several Best Doctors in America lists and served on the faculty senate, retiring in 2008. He served on the staff at Jefferson Frankford Hospital, Mercer Medical Center, Germantown Hospital and Medical Center, and was a voluntary faculty member at Thomas Jefferson University. He later joined the staff at Einstein Medical Center, where he served as department chair in radiation oncology. He was a major contributor to the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group and the American College of Radiology Imaging Network, helping to define the standards of care for breast cancer. His work was published in several scientific journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine. He was an active leader in the National Cancer Institute Cooperative National Groups and a longtime grantee of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. He is survived by his wife, Leslie Belasco Solin ’80; two daughters, including Jennifer Bensimon ’09; and a granddaughter.

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