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Dr. Robert Lesslie biography: 13 things about Rock Hill, South Carolina physician, author

Dr. Robert D. Lesslie and his wife Barbara Lesslie lived in Rock Hill, York County, South Carolina, United States. Married for more than 40 years, they have four children and nine grandchildren.

Robert enjoyed playing golf, bagpiping, traveling, hunting and growing fruit and hops and had a golden retriever named Moses as well as chickens, bees, goats, donkeys and miniature horses. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. He continued his training in Greenville, South Carolina and became chief resident at Charlotte Memorial Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. (a) (b)
  2. In 1999, he earned his master’s degree in public health, community health and preventive medicine from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. (a) (b)
  3. He was the founder and medical director of Riverview House Calls and Riverview Hospice and Palliative Care in Rockhill. Board-certified in both emergency medicine and occupational medicine, he started practicing in Rock Hill in 1981. (b) (c)
  4. In 1986, he started serving as the medical director of Riverview Medical Center in Rock Hill, which he co-owned. (a)
  5. In August 2008, he released his book “Angels in the ER.” (a)
  6. In August 2010, he released his book “Angels on Call.” (a)
  7. In August 2011, he released his book “Angels and Heroes.” (a)
  8. In February 2012, he released his book “When You Need an Angel.” (a)
  9. In October 2012, he released his book “Angels on the Night Shift.” (a)
  10. In September 2013, he released his book “Notes from a Doctor’s Pocket.” (a)
  11. In 2014, he released his book “Miracles in the ER.” (a)
  12. Just before 5:00 p.m. on April 7, 2021, he, Barbara, their two grandchildren Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5, were fatally shot by former National Football League player Phillip Adams, who was their neighbor. Adams also fatally shot air-conditioning technicians James Lewis, 38, and Robert Shook, 38. Shook initially survived but also died on April 10, 2021. (d) (e) (f) (g)
  13. He died at the age of 70. Barbara was 69. (h)

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