Leslie G. Kirschner, MD

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Leslie G. Kirschner, MD, of Washington, DC, 86, passed away on April 27, 2017. A psychiatrist and psychoanalyst for over 50 years and a teacher and mentor at the Washington School of Psychiatry, George Washington University and the University of Virginia. Gordon held monthly forums focusing on creativity. He received training at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, University of Virginia, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau and Central Methodist College in Fayette, MO. Gordon was a Korean War Veteran. He was born in Kansas City, MO on September 17, 1930, and grew up in New York City.

Gordon was the beloved husband of Hattie Peterson Kirschner, wife of four years and predeceased by Julia Catherine Gaty Kirschner, his wife of 60 years; loving father of four daughters, Cynthia Ann Swiss, Melissa Susan Lewicki, Pamela Gaty Kirschner and Melody Kay Snesil; loving grandfather of Aleksandr Lewicki, Sophia Lewicki, Dimitri Lewicki, Hannah Snesil and Jerome Snesil.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Gordon’s name may be made to the Washington School of Psychiatry, the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hannah and Jerome’s Robotics team in Richmond – FIRST Team 1086 Blue Cheese.