Lisa Ramey, MD


Class Year: 1979

Specialties: Family practice

Current practice: Recently retired at age 63, previously rural practice

Do you remember what motivated you to make your first gift to BUSM? I had received financial aid as a student, and knew the office very well! A family doc from my Monadnock region in New Hampshire had also given me a scholarship, for choosing family medicine, and I appreciated her giving back to BUSM

Why do you continue to give to BUSM? I am so grateful for the efforts of all of the professors to share their brains and hearts and to start the very long process of evolution to caring high-quality physician. I had no money but was great at applying for financial aid. My dad was a math professor, and I recognized the importance of and the expenses of universities in fulfilling their mission to educate

What would you tell current students about the importance of giving back to BUSM? Dear lifelong friends from BU provided crucial peer group support through the many years of schooling, and I consider BU family, so I support it as I would, and have, my parents or children. BU has been key as a catalyst to a very full rewarding life.

Fond memory of BUSM: Watching the installation of the stone sculptures of great men and women in medicine in the lobby. Women gathering at Dr. Leah Lowenstein’s house for bonding.

Favorite professor or course at BUSM: Professor Robbins and pathology. Fascinating in a deeper more detailed way than biology, which initially hooked me on a career in medicine. Loved his textbooks.

Other anecdotes/comments: Also loved skit nights, and one dental student singing “Tooth of Gold,” to the tune of Neil Young’s Heart of Gold. Also appreciated Dr Peter Mozden’s kindness to patients first-year summer when he gave me a summer job in oncology.