Aaron D. Bleznak, M.D.
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Physicians Surgical Group
Breast Surgical Oncologist
Medical Director, Breast Program
When I joined LGHP: Jan. 14
Why I like working at the Cancer Institute: The passion for patient care and service I have observed in those at ABBCI
Hometown: I was born in Chateauroux, France, and grew up in Wyncote (outside of Philadelphia).
Education: Bachelor’s from Franklin & Marshall (English/Biology). Medical Doctorate from Jefferson Medical College/Thomas Jefferson University. MBA from University of Massachusetts.
Where I live now: Lancaster and Virginia Beach, Virginia
Family and pets: Spouse Brenda, who is splitting time between Virginia Beach and Lancaster, four children spread throughout the USA (Josh in Anchorage, Alaska; Rebecca in Los Angeles; Emma in New York City; and Hanna in Harrisonburg, Virginia), one daughter-in-law, Kristen, and three grandchildren (all in Alaska), and two cats in Lancaster
Hobbies and interests: Theater and movies, reading -- currently biographies, but my favorite authors (Twain, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Asimov, Conan Doyle) all wrote fiction -- and travel. I golf but often wind up quoting Twain, who said, “Golf is a good walk ruined.”
Something people might be surprised to know about me: My first publication was fiction and appeared in “The New Physician,” the journal of the American Medical Student Association, where it won the 1980 manuscript contest. It was entitled “The Final Case of John H. Watson, M.D.” It is has been republished by some Sherlock Holmes societies.
Best way to contact me: Email. Because of my 14 years in administration, I check it several times daily. My cell phone is usually in silent mode, and I rarely appreciate in real time that it is vibrating.