Costas T. Lambrew, MD

 Dr Lambrew


The MMC's research retreat is named in honor of Costas T. Lambrew, MD. The naming recognizes the many contributions of Dr. Lambrew to the academic mission and culture at MMC over his decades of service.

Dr. Lambrew (known to colleagues as "Gus") worked at MMC from 1977 until he retired as Chief of Cardiology in 2004. Dr. Lambrew began at MMC as a Physician Educator in Emergency Medicine, followed by positions as VP of Health Affairs; Director, Division of Cardiology and CICU; and finally Chief of Cardiology.

Among his many achievements while at Maine Medical Center, Dr. Lambrew led a highly successful Cardiology fellowship program which trained many of the cardiology attending physicians working at MMC and MaineHealth today. He also brought nationally recognized thrombolysis in myocardial infarction ("clot buster") trials to MMC, which advanced care for patients with acute heart attacks and launched the modern era of clinical research at MMC.

Dr. Lambrew received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1953, and his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1957. He was an active member and held various positions with the American Heart Association, American Medical Association, NHLBI, and Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. In addition, he was a fellow with the American College of Physicians and American College of Cardiology. Dr. Lambrew died on December 12, 2019 at the age of 87, after a full and meaningful life.

 Dr. Lambrew with Colleagues3
 May 2, 2018: Dr. Costas T. Lambrew (Middle), with (left to right) Retreat Co-Chair Dr. Ivette Emery, Keynote Speaker, Dr. Nadia Rosenthal, Retreat Co-Chair, Dr. Sanjeev Francis, and Dr. Doug Sawyer