Linda Klebanoff

Linda KlebanoffTitle: Medical Secretary (Retired)

Company: Edward H. Hon, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale School of Medicine

Location: New Haven, CT

Linda L. Klebanoff is a retired medical secretary. Prior to her retirement, Ms. Klebanoff was responsible for performing secretarial duties for doctors, assisting physicians with the publishing of medical books, and reading the manuscripts of medical journals. Ms. Klebanoff was also recognized and honored by her professional peers for her matchless efforts; she received a Gold Trophy for achieving the Highest Academic Honors at Endicott College, and a Special Recognition Award from the Greater New Haven Section of NCJW. These accolades are only the tip of the iceberg for Ms. Klebanoff; she feels that her greatest career achievement was being given special recognition by the president of the Yale Medical Student School class of 1973, and receiving a gift to thank her for all of her hard work and help.

Ms. Klebanoff previously worked for a senior center, typing and editing the monthly newsletters and calendars. She enjoyed each job that she had, medical and non-medical, and worked for doctors and other well-known individuals. She also enjoyed working in different cities, such as New Haven, Conn., White Plains, N.Y., and Los Angeles, Calif. She was a medical secretary for the renowned Edward H. Hon, MD, at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Yale School of Medicine, and she has since kept in touch with her former colleagues. “Even though we are all over the world, we are still very close and I think that Dr. Hahn would be proud of that,” Ms. Klebanoff said recently in an interview with EliteAMERICAN Publishing. She was proud to have worked under the tutelage of the doctor who invented the fetal heart rate monitor (the ultrasound Doppler), and she evoked memories of the great experiences she had working with him. “We all did our best for him; we were perfectionists because he was.”

Ms. Klebanoff has fulfilled a number of roles over the years, which have allowed her to strengthen her ever-growing skill set. She served as a medical secretary in a number of capacities, including at the Admissions and Registrar’s Office at the Yale School of Medicine, for the Otologic Medical Group (now House Ear Clinic), and for G. Everett Gaillard, MD. She also worked for the White Memorial Medical Center of Loma Linda University. In addition to her passion for her profession, Ms. Klebanoff’s willingness to tackle any job and carry it out it to the best of her ability separates her from others.

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