The Paul Kohut Memorial Fund and Lecture Series
Dr. Paul A. Kohut, 55, of McKean, died Saturday, November 12, 2016 at St. Vincent's Hospital.
Paul was born in Erie on May 21, 1961 to Afton and Norma (Forinash) Kohut. After graduation from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1990, he became board certified in family practice (ABMS) and emergency medicine (ABPS). From there he went on to practice family medicine in Albion, Pa.
For many years. Emergency medicine was one of Dr. Kohut's greatest passions, having been elected as a Fellow by the American Academy of Emergency Physicians (AAEP) as recently as June 2016. He previously served as the Emergency Medical Director of Millcreek Community Hospital and Corry Memorial Hospital. In keeping with his devotion to emergency services, Dr. Kohut was extensively involved with numerous paramedic units in the area, acting as Medical Director for several, including Millcreek Paramedic Services, the Edinboro Volunteer Fire Department, the McKean Hose Co., and the Central Erie Co. Paramedics Association (CECPA).
Paul is survived by his beloved, Megan Andrews, and her son, Austin Stein of Erie; a sister, Pearl (William) Schmidt of Albion; a nephew, Michael (Melanie) Schmidt; a niece, Lisa Schmidt; and many wonderful friends whom Paul considered to be part of his family.
At its Annual Meeting in 2017, Members of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine put forth the proposal for the development of a Paul Kohut Fund, and later at the Annual Meeting in 2018 unanimously voted and agreed upon the purpose of the Paul Kohut Fund.
The Fund will serve to finance the cost of guest lecturers for the Scientific Meeting of the AAPS.
As President of the American Academy of Emergency Physicians, of the American Board of Physician Specialties, and the help of Terry Baker MD, Debra Wurmlinger, Executive Director of AAPS Foundation, and many others, it is with great pleasure that we have put the final touches for the Funding to begin.
Without hesitation, we ask of you to begin the funding of the Paul Kohut Fund. Your tax-deductible contribution can easily be set with the instructions that follow this link.
To support the Paul Kohut Memorial Educational Fund, click here.
– Henri Lamothe, MD, FAAEP
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