Dr. Gary Proulx, MD

Graduating class of 1974

It is a rare individual whose resume includes experience as a doctor, mystery writer, high school math teacher, college professor, and stand-up comedian, but Dr. Gary Proulx has honed many skills in a diverse and exciting career since being graduated from Central in 1974. Gary was, by his own admission, an indifferent student who did not reach his true academic potential until college and graduate school. When he hit his stride, however, nothing stopped his ascent. Gary earned his bachelor of science degree from Plymouth State College and embarked on a career teaching high school math and physical science at Pembroke Academy. Because he wanted to tap into a pent-up desire to test his academic and intellectual prowess, he earned a second bachelor of science degree from Columbia and a medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1992. Currently the medical director of Exeter Hospital's department of radiation oncology, he is also a clinical associate professor at Harvard Medical School. Before returning to New Hampshire, he served as medical director of the Guthrie Cancer Centers in Sayre, Pennsylvania and Corning New York and as the radiation clinical research director at Buffalo's Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He has taught at the State University of New York School of Medicine, Syracuse University, and Erie Community College. At Central, Gary played football and earned a place on the all-city team and on the Shriners' all-state team. He was also a member of the Maskers. In recent years, he has returned to the stage to try his hand at standup comedy. He is also the author of "Seeds of Destruction," a book he describes as a "medical-terrorist thriller.' Gary lives with his wife and three children in Stratham.