After graduating from La Salle Academy, Dr. Danne Lorieo ’62 earned a degree in biology from Manhattan College, and then went on to attend Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he earned his medical degree in 1970. A highly respected surgeon with over 52 years of experience specializing in general surgery, Dr. Lorieo retired in 2020. In 2021, Dr. Lorieo received the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Distinguished Alumnus Award for his contributions to the field of surgery and caring for a diverse population of patients. Danne is a multilingual communicator who can converse in English, French, Spanish, and German, which has attributed to his skill of building and strengthening relationships with his patients. Dr. Lorieo credits the Catholic education he received at La Salle Academy for providing the discipline and competencies necessary to propel him to medical school and beyond. While a student at La Salle, he was exceptionally active and involved, participating in baseball, basketball, glee club, yearbook, and forensics league.
Danne and his wife currently reside in Yonkers. Since retirement, Dr. Lorieo has enjoyed spending time with his family and is an avid collector of model trains. Last spring, he visited La Salle Academy’s junior biology class, where he participated as a guest lecturer.