Dr Robert Lesslie - A Renaissance Man

March 7, 2023

dr robert leslie

Dr robert leslie was the quintessential renaissance man. At any given moment he could be found in one of his many interests: beekeeping, bagpiping, propagating (both children and plants), writing, exercising, spoiling grandchildren, patching up aches and pains, board gaming (with loose rule interpretations), or pursuing expertise in countless subjects.

Robert Lesslie was a doctor, an educator, and a mentor to many. He worked as an emergency room physician and as medical director of the emergency department at Piedmont Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina for fifteen years.

As an ER doctor, he often treated the uninsured or those who were unable to pay for medical care. He also taught and certified hospital staff in basic and advanced life support.

He was board-certified in both emergency medicine and occupational medicine. He also served as the emergency department medical director at Rock Hill General Hospital in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

On April 7, he was shot and killed along with his wife, Barbara Lesslie, their two grandchildren and a man who was working at the home. The Associated Press reports that former NFL cornerback Phillip Adams is suspected in the killings.

The York County Coroner’s Office has identified the victims as Robert Lesslie, 70; his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69; James Lewis, 38, from Gastonia, who was working at the home; and Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5, both of whom were killed. The other person was hospitalized with serious gunshot wounds, WSOC-TV reported.


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