Where is he now: SPFHS alumni Dr. Lee Loewinger shares story of success


Stephanie Colinders

Who is Dr. Lee Loewinger? Currently, he is a Cardiologist running his own practice in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. About 20 miles away from his hometown of Scotch Plains, Loewinger works tirelessly six days a week both in his office and in the hospital if necessary.
“I take care of all cardiac conditions which is a pretty broad spectrum,” Loewinger said. “I deal with blood pressure, cholesterol, heart attacks, strokes, anything you can think of.”
His job entails diagnosing and treating patients by whatever means they require, which can vary from a medication prescription to surgery. Loewinger has done some amazing work throughout his career, and it has not gone unnoticed.
On May 15 2018 he will be inaugurated as the new President of the Medical Society of the County of Kings, which represents all of Brooklyn, NY.
“The Society is the Representative Society for Physicians in the County of Kings,” Loewinger said. “It’s about 195 years old and it deals with the advocacy, representation, education and things that fall under those categories.”
The main purpose of the Society is to take care of the doctors in Brooklyn; no matter what issues may occur, the Society and its members do their best to provide help in any form they can.
In addition, the Society does dapple in politics and lobbying in order to convince State/National representatives to provide more assistance and resources to this field so that it can be the best it possibly can.
Overall, the Society’s purpose is to represent and aid not just practicing physicians but also physicians in the training.
“We work with education, medical school and training,” Loewinger said. “We try to provide them opportunities to network and learn about what the world of medicine is like out of training.”
Many of the former Medical Society Presidents have put a particular emphasis on the education and training facet of physicians. As the new President, Loewinger plans to focus on increasing member involvement because despite its large population, the Society only sees about 25-30 faces present during meetings.
He has already taken a variety of actions to accomplish this.
“We’re trying to put out seminars about researching your practice, dealing with legal aspects of medical practice and more,” Loewinger said. “The way I look at it is the more we can offer the members the more they will be involved.”
By tailoring these seminars and programs to the wants/needs of the members, he hopes that the Society will regain its traction and experience a boost in active participation.
Nevertheless, Loewinger’s responsibilities do not end at member engagement; he is also in charge of running meetings as well as being a representative in larger groups, such as during meetings where all the districts of New York come together. All in all, Loewinger anticipates to be attending over 20 meetings of the like, plus obligatory social functions.
The next year will be a busy one for Loewinger, but it’s nothing he can’t handle.
However, before he was the doctor he is today, Loewinger was a student here at SPFHS. He spent four years not only at this school but on the staff of the Fanscotian, where he rose up the ranks and served as the Feature Editor his senior year (1996-1997).
While science and medicine were his primary passion, Loewinger also found pleasure in the journalistic solace of newspaper.
“I’ve always liked it,” Loewinger said. “It was a good way to get some writing in and to communicate with the student body and the school.”
Ultimately, everything he learned not just from the Fanscotian but high school overall contributed to molding him into the successful doctor he is today. After years of work and intense medical training, Loewinger has come to a point in his career and life with which he is content with.
Although the infinite number of potential paths may make Loewinger’s contentness sometimes feel unattainable to a developing high school student, there’s no need to worry.
“There are a lot of wonderful things to do with your life,” Loewinger said. “You just have to aim yourself at them and have enough flexibility to take advantage of opportunities that show up along the way