MACSATA ROBYN ANN MACSATA, M.D. Our beloved Robyn Ann Macsata of Torrington, CT unexpectedly passed at her home at the young age of 50 in Washington, DC on May 21, 2021. Robyn was a highly accomplished vascular surgeon, teacher, mentor and a dear friend to many. Her infectious laughter and love of life brought joy to everyone around her, putting smiles on their faces. While her life ended too soon, her legacy will carry on for generations to come. Robyn was the daughter of the late Harold J. Macsata and Jeannette (Litke) Macsata. She is survived by her mother Jeannette, her brother William Macsata, his wife Victoria and their children Dylan, Brandon, Brayden and Brianna. She will be dearly missed by her faithful four-legged companion Ruby. Robyn graduated from Torrington High School in 1988. After high school, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University. She went on to earn her Medical Doctorate from Temple University and completed her general surgery residency at Medstar Washington Hospital Center. She continued her education specializing in vascular surgery at Georgetown University/Medstar Washington Hospital Center. During 11 years at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Washington DC, she became the Chief of Vascular Surgery and Program Director for the Medstar Georgetown University Hospital/ Washington Hospital Center vascular surgery residency and fellowship program. Most recently, Robyn was Chief of Vascular Surgery and Associate Professor of Surgery at George Washington University Hospital where she joined her mentor Dr. Anton Sidawy. Above all, Robyn was a dearly loved daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend and godmother to many. She often returned to Torrington to visit her mother, cousins, and best friend Tracy Maniccia. Robyn saw the good in everyone and inspired her family, friends, peers, and proteges to be the best they could be. Her adventurous spirit lived life to the fullest and she never missed an opportunity to travel with her friends, McDonna Hinds and Eileen Barrett and many other friends and family. Robyn's memory will remain in our hearts forever. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 28, 2021 at St. Peter Church in Torrington, CT at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Cook Funeral Home in Torrington, CT. Relatives and friends attending funeral services are reminded to follow current CDC guidelines for COVID prevention. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Robyn A Macsata, MD, FACS Fund in The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, or Robyn A. Macsata Memorial Fund Care of Northwest CT Community Foundation, PO Box 1144, Torrington, CT 06790 or visit Condolences may be sent to Robyn's family by visiting Condolences may be sent to Robyn's family by visiting
Published by The Washington Post on May 27, 2021.
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10:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Cook Funeral Home
Torrington, CT
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St. Peter Church
Torrington, CT
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I first met Robyn when I moved to DC in 2001; she was the first Vascular Fellow in the new Washington Hospital Center program. She was strong willed and strong spirited and kept me in line as a new Attending in town. It was exciting to see her career rise from Chief of Vascular at the VA, Program Director to Chief of Vascular at GW and leadership positions in Society of Vascular Surgery. We always kept in touch at meetings and occasionally met around town. More recently, I found my self asking her for advice on a few matters which she was always thoughtful, helpful and gracious about. Her shocking departure is upsetting in so many ways. I am more than 10 years her senior and would have enjoyed watching her star rise further as I start to slow down. A painful reminder to all of us to be kind to each other and enjoy each precious day we are given.
Jacob Lustgarten
June 7, 2021
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May 27, 2021
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