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REPORT: Harvard, Yale deny connection to Menendez’s doctor friend

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      Vince Coglianese

      Vince Coglianese is the executive editor of The Daily Caller.

      His reporting has received wide coverage, including in the pages of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Drudge Report, among others. Vince has appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel, CNN and CNBC, as well as other cable news networks. Additionally, Vince has been a guest on "The Sean Hannity Radio Show," Sirius XM''s "The Press Pool with Julie Mason," "The Schnitt Show" and Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV.

      Prior to joining TheDC, Vince was the Web Editor for CarolinaCoastOnline.com, and a radio talk show host for The Talk Station (WTKF/WJNC) in Morehead City, N.C.

Dr. Salomon Melgen, a close friend of Sen. Bob Menendez, may be dramatically overstating his medical qualifications, according to The Washington Free Beacon.

The Beacon’s Lachlan Markay reported Tuesday afternoon that the man who has played such a central role in questions about Menendez’s trips to the Dominican Republic might not have any relationship with the institutions of higher learning he’s claimed:

A controversial donor with ties to prominent Democrats who is under investigation by the FBI may not have the qualifications he claims.

The resume of Dr. Salomon Melgen, a Florida-based ophthalmologist and controversial Democratic donor, boasts medical education and experience at Harvard University, Yale University, and the University of Missouri.

But none of those schools says it can find any record of Melgen, who claims to be a Harvard alumnus, the former chief resident of the University of Missouri’s ophthalmology department, and a former Yale intern.

Read the whole thing here.

UPDATE: The Beacon published an update to its piece Wednesday morning.  Dr. Melgen did in fact work with the University of Missouri at Kansas City Ophthalmology Department.

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