Legacy Society – Dr. Victoria Meguid

“I want to invest in the lives and health of children.” 

It’s no wonder, then, that Dr. Victoria Meguid – who has been a powerful force for pediatric care at Upstate Medical University since 1992 – has made the Upstate Foundation a beneficiary of her retirement plan.

A retired pediatrician, Dr. Meguid continues to teach medical students and informally mentor women faculty members. “I am grateful to have worked with so many wonderful doctors, nurses, clinicians and other staff here at Upstate. I know firsthand the care and compassion they bring to our work with children and families in the community.”

Through the years, Dr. Meguid has been part of the extraordinary growth of Upstate’s pediatric services, highlighted by the opening of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in 2009. According to Dr. Meguid, “The addition of Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital has improved the prospects for children in Central New York in ways that we couldn’t have imagined in 1992. The growth in pediatric services over the years has been remarkable – and there’s so much more to do!”

Dr. Meguid was one of the founding members of ENHANCE (Excellence in Health Care of Abused and Neglected Children), a nationally recognized multidisciplinary program that provides comprehensive health care to children in foster care in Onondaga County. She served as assistant director until her retirement in 2015.

Dr. Meguid understands the role of philanthropy, and has been a generous supporter of the Upstate Foundation for many years. When asked why she chose to name Upstate as a beneficiary of her retirement plan, she simply replied, “This gift allows me to build on my legacy at Upstate of positively impacting the lives of children and families in Central New York.” 

In addition to her professional life, Dr. Meguid raised two children and enjoys traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. 

For more information about ways to create your own personal Legacy, contact your financial advisor or call the Upstate Foundation, 315-464-4416.