ROBERT MASLANSKY

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MASLANSKY--Dr. Robert,

passed away following a long battle with a degenerative neuromuscular disease. Though physically limited, Bob's inspirational mind and humor were never impaired. A distinguished alumnus of Washington and Lee University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Robert started his career at Minneapolis General Hospital. He then entered the Army as a captain in the Medical Corps at the start of the US presence in Indochina. In private practice, he became a pioneer and expert in Methadone Maintenance and Substance Abuse and in 1968 started Minnesota's first methadone clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital. He became Medical Director of the Substance Abuse program at Bellevue- NYU. In his 30-year tenure at NYU, he helped secure Bellevue's reputation for excellence in the field. After years of data collection, he co-authored a ground- breaking paper on methadone's effects on cardiomyopathy. Preceded in death by father Dr. Manuel Maslansky, mother Beatrice Wiggs, step-mother Ruth Maslansky, step-father Irving Wiggs, brother Michael and wife Carolyn Phillips Maslansky. Survived by wife Amelie Strauss- Maslansky, brother Paul, daughter Stephanie, sons Jonathan, Judd, and Jonathan Rosen; and grandchildren Robert, Cole, Jared and Chloe Maslansky, Lucas and Julian Rubin. Donations welcome to Hillel at Washington and Lee and The Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability at Washington and Lee.

Published in The New York Times on June 18, 2017