It was 21 years ago today that Dr. Selwyn Cohen, a gifted and generous plastic surgeon on the Eastside, was murdered in his Bellevue office by a former patient. He was staying late preparing for a lecture when the woman apparently came to talk to him. He let her in and she just shot him. She then went home and killed herself.
Anyone around the area at the time will remember this tragic and senseless event. He was a wonderful human being and a good friend of mine. I miss him to this day.
I have not heard from his wife or kids in many years, but trust that they have recovered and are doing well.
Chuck Pilcher MD