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September 23, 2018

Dr. Liepke Named NY Army National Guard State Surgeon


LATHAM, NY – Dr. Matthew Liepke, an Oswego resident and a Lieutenant Colonel in the New York Army National Guard, has been named New York Army National Guard State Surgeon.

In that role Liepke will be responsible for overseeing medical issues and medical training for the members of the 10,300 Soldier New York Army National Guard.

Dr. Liepke, left, receives an Army Commendation Medal for his work in Iraq from Lt. Col. Green. (2007 file photo)

Dr. Liepke, left, receives an Army Commendation Medal for his work in Iraq from Lt. Col. Green. (2007 file photo)

He is  a veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Liepke, who is vice president and partner of Port City Family Medicine in Oswego, as well as Medical Staff President of Oswego Hospital, has served in the military since 1992 when he enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve’s Company C. 479th Engineer Battalion in Canton.

He also served in the 1019th Quartermaster Company in Mattydale.

He received a direct commission into the Individual Ready Reserve in 2003, after becoming a doctor, and joined the New York Army National Guard in 2005.

He has served brigade surgeon for the Syracuse based 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, as a member of the 466th Area Support Medical Company and in the New York Army National Guard Medical Command.

He deployed to Iraq in 2007 with the New York Army National Guard’s 466th Area Support Medical Company to Afghanistan in 2011 with the Nebraska Army National Guard’s 402nd Military Police Battalion.

He holds a degree from Clarkson University in Chemistry and Industrial Hygiene and is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University.

He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in 2005 from Wright State School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio.

He and his wife, Dr. Christina Liepke, have two children: Matthew Jr. and Samuel.

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4 Responses “Dr. Liepke Named NY Army National Guard State Surgeon”

  1. Corrie Pospesel
    October 19, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Dr. Liepke is the best Dr I or my family has ever had! I am so proud of him. Yet I am not surprised. He always goes above and beyond for his patients
    He truly cares to get to the root of the issue. You always know you are important to him during your appointment or calls into after hours.

  2. Neil
    October 19, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    I agree with you Corrie about Dr. Liepke being a good doctor. I met him due to a stay in Oswego Hospital I think it was August 2007. I was up visiting family and friends in Oswego during the State Fair. I ended up with food poisoning from a local restaurant. Dr. Liepke ended up being on duty at the hospital the night I went in. Turned out to be a caring doctor right from the start. Dr. Liepke in my book to be one of the better doctors I have met in a long time.

  3. Neel Shah
    October 25, 2016 at 9:43 am

    What a great accomplishment. Who would ever guess that a small town like Oswego would be home to two State National Guard Surgeons.

    My father, the Late Brig. Gen. Dr. Ravindra Shah served for many years as the New York Air National Guard Surgeon and now Dr. Liepke!

  4. Steve Yablonski
    October 25, 2016 at 9:53 am

    I remember your father fondly, Neel. I was at his memorial. In fact, Ravi was my surgeon once … and was assisted by my wife’s OGBYN (Dr. John P.) Peace

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