Your Life, Your Legacy, Your Home
For Thomas Green, MD '94, Jefferson is more than just his alma mater; it’s a place that still feels like home.
“Whenever I’m in Philly and I go down Walnut Street on campus, I get this warm feeling,” Green says.
Green now spends most of his time in upstate New York, where he serves as medical director of the Radiology Department at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.
A double legacy student, Green’s mother, a nurse, and his father, a physician, met when they were students. “If it weren’t for Jefferson, I might not be alive,” Green jokes. Keeping it all in the family, Green’s daughter recently enrolled in the Postbaccalaureate Pre-Professional Program in Jefferson’s College of Biomedical Sciences.
“Jefferson has great meaning to me. I went there and accomplished things that I didn’t know I had the ability to accomplish. They gave me the opportunity to be what I’ve become,” he says.
Green continues to feel an abiding loyalty to his alma mater. He has generously contributed to Jefferson each and every year since his graduation. Recently he made the ultimate gift by making a bequest to ensure that his generosity has a lasting impact even beyond his passing.
“Besides my children, one of my proudest accomplishments is graduating from Jefferson,” Green says. “So, when I thought about what I wanted to leave behind, I knew I wanted to give back to thank Jefferson for what it’s done for me.”