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

Vince Coglianese Editorial Director
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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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