April 20, 2019

Co-workers honor retiring doctor

SKOWHEGAN — Dr. Kestitus Kemezys was honored recently at a retirement party given by the employees and management of Redington-Fairview General Hospital.

Dr. Kemezys set up a general medical practice in Madison in 1960, and has been at the Redington-Fairview General Hospital since 1962. He closed his private practice in 1982, and retired from the practice of anesthesiology at the hospital in September 1990.

Dr. Kemezys was presented gifts from staff and friends and was recognized for his tireless dedication to anesthesiology in comments given by Dr. Iver Nielson and Benjamin MacArthur.

Dr. Kemezys received his premedical education at the University of Vilnius, Lithuania, and received his medical degree from Eberhand Karls University in West Germany. He commpleted his internship at Hotel Dieu Hospital, Ontario, and residency at Western University, London, Ontario.

In 1975, Dr. Kemezys completed a program at Tufts University School of Medicine in anesthesiology.

Dr. Kemezys resides in Skowhegan with his wife, Harriet, and their son, Ara.

Anesthesia service at RFGH is now being provided by Dr. Cesar Tan, Richard Enright and Mona Gagne.

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