Honoree Spotlight: Dr. Nick A. Sarap

Dr. Nick A. Sarap was born and raised in Steubenville, Ohio, son of Ann and Nick Sarap. Nick learned the value of hard work from his father. Because there was no money for higher education Nick started his own business at age 16. He would get up very early every morning in the summer, drive 40 miles to Pittsburgh to the railroad Produce Yards and buy fresh produce. He would than sell the produce door to door in his hometown. Nick made enough money to pay for both his college and medical school education.

Nick attended Bethany College, played on the baseball team and was a member of the swimming team. It was at Bethany that he met Nancy. Nick attended Case Western Reserve University medical school and then did a seven year surgery residency training program at the Medical College of Virginia. Upon completing surgery training, Nancy and Nick moved to Zanesville where he practiced General and Vascular surgery for 33 years.

Nick and Nancy have enjoyed living on a farm and raising their six children, who have given them 18 grandchildren to love and enjoy.

Dr. Sarap cared for many patients with cancer and developed a deep interest in their care. When he retired he accepted a position with the American College of Surgeons, surveying cancer centers over a five state area. Seeing how important it is that a cancer center is easily accessible, Nick proposed to the Genesis Hospital administration that we develop our own cancer center that opened on January 20th, 2015.

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