Joshua Careskey, M77 and Nancy Careskey
Joshua Careskey, M77, M13P, M13P, MG13P, knows the importance of education. Not only was he the first doctor in his family, but he was the first to attend college. “My parents instilled in me a love of learning,” he recalls. At Tufts, he was inspired by the faculty’s work with newborns and children.
"Tufts is where our passion for medicine and the care of others was born, created, and stimulated, enabling us to go on to successful careers. I urge my fellow alumni to remember this, and include Tufts in their own charitable giving," he said.
Now as the director of pediatric surgery at a large medical center in northern New England, he and his wife, Nancy, M13P, M13P, MG13P, feel a deep need to support the school that prepared Dr. Careskey for a career he has "enjoyed tremendously" and also trained two of their three children.
"I feel immense gratitude toward Tufts and want to give back," he says. In order to ensure that future medical students are able to pursue their passion of patient care, the Careskeys have recently established the Joshua M. Careskey, M.D. and Nancy Lee Careskey, J.D. Scholarship, and have included the medical school in their estate plans.