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“Oh, the Places You’ll Go” for Dr. Tal Laor

Post Date: July 24, 2017
“Oh, the Places You’ll Go” for Dr. Tal Laor

Dr. Tal Laor, faculty radiologist, is starting a new chapter in her life. She and her husband Steve will be moving back to Boston to be close to family. She was a colleague to some, friend and mentor to many. Last Friday, July 21, was her last official day at Cincinnati Children’s. She has been a tremendous asset to the Radiology Department.

Photo: Radiology Faculty Photo

Today, the Radiology Department will be celebrating her 19 years of hard work at Cincinnati Children’s with a farewell luncheon. Friends and co-workers will be attending, wishing her good luck and goodbyes.

Dr. Laor attended Harvard University to receive her medical degree. Her residency was at Massachusetts General Hospital and radiology fellowship at Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA. In 1998 she joined our team her at Cincinnati Children’s Radiology where she is chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging.

During her time at Cincinnati Children’s she has authored numerous medical publications, attained full professorship from the UC Department of Radiology, was awarded the SPR Presidential Recognition Award, and gained the respect and friendship of her colleagues.

Photo: Dr. Laor giving one of her famous congratulatory poems at the Radiology Fellows Graduation Dinner.

She has mentored numerous Radiology Fellows since her time here. During the Fellows Graduation dinners, she would routinely give a Dr. Seuss-like congratulatory poem to the outgoing fellows, for which she is famous. Many of the fellows credit their decisions for attending Cincinnati Children’s due to Dr. Laor.

Dr. Laor really embodies what the Radiology Department is about. We are going to miss her terribly. We wish her luck in Boston, where her roots are, and a fantastic time. Hopefully, she comes back and visits us here in Cincinnati.

So to end this article, I would like to say goodbye to a great radiologist/lady with a short section of a poem from Dr. Seuss.

“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”

“You’ll be on your way up!

You’ll be seeing great sights!

You’ll join the high fliers

who soar to high heights.”

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About the author: Glenn Miñano

Glenn Miñano is a media specialist in the Department of Radiology, providing graphic design, photography, printing, video services, and administration of the department’s online properties. His works have been published in several medical articles, such as the American Journal of Radiology and the American Institute of Ultrasound. He has been providing these services to the Radiology Department since 1996.

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Meredith Towbin is a freelance copy editor and writer. She has copyedited the Department of Radiology’s blog since it launched. She also works as a copy editor for the home improvement website BobVila.com. Her writing has been featured on HuffPost as well as other writing sites.