Catherine Cosentino, M.D.

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Honored by: Cosentino , Bruno & Cosentino Family, The Andrew & Cosentino Family, The Louis
Date submitted: December 12, 2008
Gift: General Gift

Catherine Marie Cosentino, M.D. was born to Bruno and Anna Cosentino, in Canton Ohio, in 1957. With her family, she relocated to Tucson in 1975 and commenced her collegiate studies at the University of Arizona.

She completed her B.S. in Chemistry in 1979, and received her Doctorate in Medicine from the U of A College of Medicine in 1983. Catherine went on to complete a General Surgical Residency in 1988. In 1991, she completed her Pediatric Surgical Residency as well as a fellowship in Pediatric Urology at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. During her years at the U of A, and while in Chicago, she earned numerous honors and awards, including membership in Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Beta Kappa. Catherine received the Zenas B. Noon Award for Excellence in Cardiology (1982 ̱ 1983), the Resident Award in Surgical Research, Chicago Surgical Society (May 1990), and took First Place Honors in the Jens G. Rosenkrantz Resident Competition, Surgical Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics (October, 1990). Dr. Cosentino has been a longstanding member of the medical community serving families of Southern Arizona.

Dr. Cosentino's academic career, although noteworthy, shadows in contrast to her many contributions to the health and welfare of our community's infants, children and adolescents. Since 1991, Catherine's life ministry has been one of tireless dedication to the little ones of Southern Arizona. She has been there for our newborns faced with life threatening conditions, our children requiring surgical intervention, and our parents confronted with the unthinkable fear of losing a child. Catherine has been there to care for Tucson's children and to comfort their parents at all hours, no matter the day, and no matter the cost to her personal needs.

Dr. Cosentino's legacy will live on long after her career comes to end. It will live on in all the little ones who grow, live, love, contribute to the community and have children of their own.

Catherine is loved by her family, friends, and those she's cared for.

'There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in - that we do it to God, to Christ, and that\'s why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.' Mother Teresa