Nelson Mark Braslow
1950 - 2018
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Nelson Mark Braslow KINGSTON- Nelson Mark Braslow, 68, died on Monday, July 9, 2018, in the arms of his wife and surrounded by his loving family. Born July 4, 1950 in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the late Jack and Clare (Kravitz) Braslow. Nelson is survived by Rosanne, his wife of 24 years; his children, Laura (Michelle) Braslow, Joshua Braslow, MD, and David (Kathleen) Braslow and his granddaughter Brianne; his brother, Norman (Randee) Braslow, MD; niece, Allyson; nephew, Matthew, his aunts and cousins, and his cat, Ziggy. Nelson was a 1975 graduate of Harvard Medical School. He specialized in Pulmonary Critical Care and Internal Medicine. He spent his undergraduate years at Albright College, earned a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Connecticut, and an MBA from Wilkes University. After leaving an academic career in Boston, he was the Director of Critical Care at Kingston Hospital from 1982 through 1994, and later worked in administrative roles in health care. He was a fellow in the American Academy of Physician Executives and will be well remembered for his clinical expertise and compassion. Nelson was known for his dry wit, and his vast breadth of knowledge on topics ranging from wine to philosophy. He read extensively and loved to talk about books, whether it was nonfiction or science fiction. Much of his leisure time was spent building computers. He was genuinely interested in the people around him and appreciated the opportunity to get to know someone better through their stories. He sought a deeper understanding of the world around him. Nelson was generous with his time, his opinions, and his resources, and proudly supported public television and radio. Nelson leaves behind a broad circle of family, friends, and colleagues who will sorely miss his shining intellect and unique presence. He was a kind man whose life greatly enriched the lives of those around him.

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Published in the Daily Freeman from Jul. 12 to Jul. 15, 2018.
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July 6, 2020
One year already. Wow! As I said at the time of his passing, I really enjoyed my talks with Nelson. His knowledge of medicine and other things was always interesting. He changed medicine in Kingston by weaning people off ventilators which was always a joy to ICU nurses. Nelson was a "good cat" as people in the jazz world wold say.
Mark Feldman
July 5, 2019
A dear childhood friend. We lived across the street from each other and ate pizza together on Fridays along with his brother Norman and my cousin Alan. Went to the Franklin Institute. And the Hahnemann (sp) Summer Medical program. My parents thought he set a good example!
Mark Weiman
July 19, 2018
The world has lost a brilliant and kind-hearted man. I am privileged to have had the opportunity to report to him and learn from him while at Dean Health Plan. He taught me everything about managed care pharmacy, catapulting my career, challenging me professionally while supporting me in my personal life as I had was becoming a new mom. I am saddened by his passing and will miss him tremendously. I will never forget Dr. Braslow.

My condolences to his family!
Elly Fatehi
July 15, 2018
Mark Feldman
July 15, 2018
I always enjoy my encounters with Nelson in the hospital. I respected his intelligence and knowledge about many things other than medicine, and his sense of humor.
Rosanne, my sincerest condolences.
Mark Feldman
July 14, 2018
I am so saddened to hear about Dr. Braslow passing. He was brilliant and had a sense of humor. Prayers and condolences to Rosanne and his family. RIP
July 13, 2018
I was so saddened to read this. I remember attending many of Dr. Braslow's lectures during his time at Kingston Hospital. A brilliant man. He especially enjoyed seeing "the light go on" when we finally understood ABG's as he explained them to us in the simplest terms possible. He loved sharing his expertise. My sincere condolences to Roseanne, his children and extended family.
Cindy Delavan
July 13, 2018
I had the privilege of being Dr Braslow 's receptionist while he was practicing in Kingston. He was a brilliant doctor and always remembered each patient was an individual who deserved respect and compassion. My heart is heavy with the news of his passing. My prayers and condolences go out to his wife Rosanne and his family.
Robin Rodriguez
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