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Students in graduation

DR. LAHITA ’63 TELLS STUDENTS TO “CHERISH” THEIR TIME AT THE HIVE

Nov. 19, 2019

On Tuesday, Health teacher Ryan Gall invited St. Benedict’s alumnus Dr. Robert Lahita ’63 to speak to his class about careers in medicine.

A physician, author, and researcher known for his work with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune disorders, Dr. Lahita spoke passionately about his work and sparked a lively Q&A session with the students.

He readily shared stories of his time at SBP as a classmate of Fr. Edwin’s from 1963, the years of hard work he invested to become a doctor, and the detective work that goes into diagnosing a patient.

While citing the obvious need to study the sciences in preparation for a career as a doctor, nurse, or physician’s assistant, Dr. Lahita emphasized the lifelong value of everything the young men were learning at The Hive.

“The beauty of Benedict’s is the self-discipline that’s instilled,” stated Dr. Lahita. “Everything you do here counts towards your future. Cherish it – it will make you good, strong men.”