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Q&A with Patty Sacks & Holly Andersen

Supporting the Healthy Students = Healthy Physicians Program

A generous gift from Patty Sacks and Doug Sacks D’80 helped launch the Healthy Students = Healthy Physicians program shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020. The next year, a substantial gift from Holly Andersen D’85 and Doug Hirsch D’85 bolstered the groundbreaking student mental health program. Geisel hopes to raise an additional $5.5 million to fully endow the program and ensure its long-term success. Learn more about Healthy Students = Healthy Physicians at

Patty Sacks, MBA, LMSW (left) is a practicing social worker, a member of the Board of Trustees of the JED Foundation—an organization addressing suicide prevention and emotional health issues for college and high school students—and a member of the Geisel School of Medicine Board of Advisors. Her husband, Doug Sacks, is a Dartmouth College graduate (D’80), and the eldest of their three daughters, Olivia Sacks, attended Dartmouth College and Geisel (D’11, MED’20). Holly Andersen, MD, D’85 (right) is a practic
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