Lee Coccaro-Sider (He/Him)

Lee Coccaro-Sider (He/Him),

Lee Coccaro-Sider grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. He attended the University of Illinois earning undergraduate and medical degrees. While in medical school Lee was one of the early volunteers at the Howard Brown Health Clinic, he would later serve on that Board. Lee completed his residency in Radiology and was on Staff at Northwestern University. While at Northwestern he would become one of the leading voices in HIV/AIDS research in the 1980s and 1990s.

Lee moved to Los Angeles and was on staff at Cedars Sinai and taught at UCLA. He also established a TB screening program at The West Hollywood Gay Men’s Clinic screening patients with HIV/AIDS. A master’s in business at Kellogg brought Lee back to Chicago and eventually New York City to become Site Chairman of Radiology at Beth Israel. While at Beth Israel Lee had one of the largest gay and lesbian practices in the city.

Now retired Lee is pursuing his love of the visual arts volunteering at the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art. Lee lives in Brooklyn with his Husband Greg and their three dogs. Future plans will add a home in Los Angeles with bi-coastal living.