Luke Lennox ’06 says that the whole science department at The Harley School, Cindy Richards (biology), Richard Thorley (physics), and Al Soanes (chemistry), was instrumental in his decision to pursue medicine.
Following Harley, he went to St. John Fisher, majoring in psychology. He appreciated the balance of non-science classes he received in his pre-med track. During his sophomore year, he was accepted into the University of Buffalo for medical school. There, he met his wife, Maria, who was also a medical student. They interned in Buffalo, Luke at Sisters of Charity Hospital and Maria at Children’s Hospital, and worked the hospital floors putting in 80 hours a week. Upon graduation, they moved to Cleveland where he is now in a dermatology residency at MetroHealth Medical Center/Case Western Reserve. His wife is finishing up an allergy and immunology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.
They recently had a baby girl, Leigh Grace. Once they finish their responsibilities in Cleveland, they plan to move back east to Buffalo or Rochester.
Luke says Harley helped him in so many ways. “Harley had a culture of dreaming big…the people at Harley gave you confidence to go after the life you wanted. No goal was out of reach. I am beyond thankful for that.”
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