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TESLUK, Henry G. M.D.

TESLUK, Henry G. M.D.

TESLUK - Henry G., M.D. World renowned Pathologist died on Monday, January 16, 2017 in Sacramento, California. He was 96 years old. Born in Buffalo, NY, he attended School 60 and graduated from Riverside High School in 1937. He graduated from Cornell University and Cornell Medical College where he was first in the class academically. He completed his surgical internship at the Weill-Cornell-New York Hospital before entering the United States Army as a Medical Officer for the 1777 Construction Engineer Battalion in France and the Philippines during WWII. He achieved the rank of Captain. He was one of the first medical officers to visit Hiroshima after the war ended. Dr. Tesluk then worked as a Research Fellow under Nobel Laureate, Dr. Whipple at Rochester Medical School. He completed his Pathology residency at Chicago Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Tesluk served as Attending Pathologist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, University of Kentucky Medical School and The Mason Clinic in Seattle. He later became the Professor of Pathology at the University of California Davis Medical School. He was active in the training of over 100 pathologists at UC-Davis and published more than 90 professional papers during his career. As Professor Emeritus, he attended weekly conferences well into his 90's. Dr. Tesluk is survived by his wife, Eleanor and eight children; Dr. Gregory, Dr. Catherine Ownbey, Thomas, Jeffrey, Steven DVM, Peter, Mary Maniscalco and Jennifer Tranhannas; also survived by 18 grandchildren and two nephews. Dr. Tesluk is preceded in death by his oldest brother, William of Buffalo, NY. He is also survived by his brother Albert and sister Irene of Williamsville. Services were held at St. Francis Church and burial was in Sacramento, California. Share condolences at

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