Remembering Dr. Vee

Karmanos Cancer Institute

WXYZ Channel 7 Reporter Simon Shaykhet’s feature news story highlights the gifted career of Vainutis K. Vaitkevicius, M.D., M.A.C.P., referred to as Dr. Vee. He was a beloved physician at Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University for decades. The story captures Dr. Vee’s life and resilience growing up in Lithuania during World War II, his compassion for his patients, and his brilliance and vision which helped establish Karmanos Cancer Institute as a world-class cancer center. Dr. Vee passed away on Dec. 24, 2017 but his legacy in cancer care and research will always live on.