Margo-Krasnoff-Obituary

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Margo J. Krasnoff

Nov 2, 1957 - Jan 13, 2015

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I am saddened to learn today of the loss of our gift of Margo. She became my PC upon my arrival in the Upper Valley in 1986 and remained so until we lost her. There is no better human or friend. I am only relieved to feel that she is still in peace. We are all blessed that she shared herself with us.

I first met Margo in Nicaragua in 2009 on the Dartmouth College Cross-Cultural Service Education Program, which Margo ardently supported for many years. As busy as she was with her medical practice in the Upper Valley, her teaching, her work on the Building Partnerships in the Americas book about medical service learning, and caring for her parents, Margo made the time to go to Nicaragua and give even more of herself to some of the least fortunate people in the rural region of Nicaragua....

I worked for Margo when she was first in the General Internal Medicine Dept. @ DHMC with Eric Manheimer. She was intense, but she knew her stuff and people loved her. We became friends and I enjoyed my time as her Medical Secretary there. She was also my sister's doctor in Ludlow, VT and my sister could not say enough good things about Margo. Such an untimely death. We have been robbed and only God knows why.

Margo was my PCP for many years. I will miss her gentle hands, reassuring smile, and words of wisdom. I always felt comfortable talking to her, even if the topic was difficult. Margo's life was ended too soon, but she has left an astounding legacy. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Rest in peace Margo, you did many wonderful things and helped those in need. Fond memories of Jonathon Dayton Regional High School.

So sad, such an untimely loss. Margo was my mother's doctor and my doctor. She was a valued colleague and though we were not close, she was my friend. She cared for her patients not as cases or diagnoses, but as human beings, considerate of the whole person. She listened to her patients, acting when necessary, stepping back when not. I will miss her care and her compassion, her wisdom and her dedication.

Margo and I were childhood friends. We played together, went to nursery school and Deerfield until out paths diverged after high school. I am saddened to hear of her passing and will remember her as one of the Longview Drive neighborhood group. She was a bright light and the world is a poorer place without her. May her memory be for a blessing - love from all the Reiters.

I am saddened by the loss of Doctor Margo Krasnoff who was my primary care physician since 1988.She was uniquely talented, caring, compassionate and an extraordinary physician.I will miss her.
My deepest sympathy to her family, loved ones, and co-workers.

Dr. Krasnoff was my doctor the better part of 26 years. I am shocked and deeply saddened. Her passing is a huge loss that will be felt for a long time. Rest in peace.

Obituary

Margo's Obituary

Margo J. Krasnoff of Meriden, NH, passed away at her home on Tuesday, January 13th.She was born in Newark, NJ on November 3rd, 1957, the daughter of Lawrence and Lynn Krasnoff. Margo decided on a career in medicine in her first year of college at Dartmouth, where she also did her medical training on a full scholarship through the National Health Service Corps, graduating from the Geisel School of Medicine in 1982. To fulfill her scholarship following her residency in internal medicine, she worked as a solo primary care physician in Ludlow, Vermont. She subsequently specialized in geriatrics and in hospice and palliative care. She joined the faculty at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Geisel School of Medicine in 1988. Margo then moved to Buffalo, New York and was an associate professor of clinical medicine at SUNY Buffalo and an attending physician at the Millard Fillmore Hospital from 1995 until 2000, when she returned to Dartmouth as an associate professor of medicine. She maintained a longitudinal primary care practice for over twenty years as well as teaching medical students and residents. Margo was committed to the highest quality, compassionate medical care. Her colleagues and students appreciated her outstanding clinical skills, work ethic, integrity, and commitment to her patients. Margo was admired for her inclusive style of leadership and was a role model for young physicians. Margo was passionate about global health and health equity issues. She volunteered in Belize educating healthcare workers, in Mexico, and in Nepal. She made several trips to Honduras and later led groups of Dartmouth undergraduate and medical students on service trips to Nicaragua. In 2013, Margo edited a guide for global health workers entitled "Building Partnerships in the Americas"(Dartmouth College Press), which Paul Farmer (of Partners in Health) called "the go-to volume for those deeply engaged in such work", which she was. Margo was committed to working collaboratively and respectfully in the local communities and with every patient she encountered.Margo counseled many of her patients about living a healthy life style, including frequent exercise and moving toward adopting a plant-based diet. Many of her friends changed their eating habits or became vegetarians as a result of what they learned from her. Margo loved to spend time outdoors and many of her friends were people she met on the trail. Adventure travel was her favorite vacation--cycling, hiking, or back country skiing. She was accomplished at all of these. She fell in love with the White Mountains while she was an undergraduate at Dartmouth. She hiked all of New Hampshire's four thousand footers and completed the Catamount Trail (300 miles on skis, 2013). Recently she and her partner Bob focused on cycling, riding the Prouty Century and cycling up many of the Cols of the Tour de France.Margo was devoted to her family. She was constant in her support of her parents, and so grateful to be able to spend time with them when they relocated from Florida to Lebanon in 2010. She packed a lot into her daily life, but always made time to spend time with friends and family, who will all miss her intelligence, energy, humor and genuinely kind spirit. Margo is survived by her mother Lynn Krasnoff, her partner Bob Wanamaker and her brother and his wife, Mitch and Marcia Krasnoff.In recognition of Margo's passion for healthy living, contributions in her memory can be made to support an annual lecture given in her honor on the topic of nutrition and health. Contributions can be sent to DHMC c/o Michele Clark, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, made out to "Dartmouth Hitchcock Health, Margo Krasnoff Fund" in the memo line.A celebration of Margo's life will take place for Margo on Saturday, March 21st at 1:00 PM at the Rollins Chapel in Hanover.

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