AMC Mourns the Loss of Dr. David Thomashow
March 23rd, 2008
SARANAC LAKE – Adirondack Medical Center is deeply saddened by the sudden and unexpected loss of an integral member of its medical staff.
AMC extends its thoughts and prayers to the family of Dr. David F. Thomashow, who died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 23. Dr. Thomashow was a key figure in the establishment of the Renal Dialysis Treatment Center at AMC, and was currently serving as the Medical Director of the program. Under the leadership and direction of Dr. Thomashow, AMC established its Renal Dialysis Treatment Center with three treatment stations in 1997. The Center has since grown to include a total of seven treatment stations. Despite the loss of Dr. Thomashow, there will be no interruption in services for those who depend on treatment through the renal dialysis center.
“The entire AMC family is shocked and saddened by the death of Dr. Thomashow,” said Chandler Ralph, President and CEO, “He was fiercely devoted to his patients, and our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends.”
“Dr. Thomashow was respected and well-liked by his peers and colleagues,” said Dr. William Viscardo, Vice President of Medical Affairs for AMC, “Personally and professionally, this is a devastating loss for the community.”
Dr. Thomashow graduated from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in 1970, and joined the AMC medical staff in 1994. He was board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Nephrology is the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease.
Dr. Thomashow had also served residents at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation Center sine 1996.
Close colleague, Dr. Jane Maxwell, said of Dr. Thomashow, “Dave was a superb doctor, and despite having an extremely busy life he was devoted to St. Joseph’s patients and doing the best for them.”
St. Joseph’s CEO Bob Ross echoed those sentiments. “Dave was a selfless advocate for patients undergoing addiction treatment and pursuing recovery,” Mr. Ross said, “He will be remembered for his willingness to not compromise on his standards for patient care.”
Dr. Thomashow, 63, leaves behind his companion, Chansy Siboura, two daughters, Eydon, 10, and Kenya, 16, and their mother Lisa Keegan. He is also survived by a brother, Dr. Byron Thomashow. He was an avid cross-country skier, bicyclist, and photographer.
AMC will keep the public and Dr. Thomashow’s patients apprised of any developments or issues regarding their care. Questions can directed to Cheryl Breen Randall at 897-2348.
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