Medical Education

Chamberlain University’s College of Nursing

Erik Lesko, FNP-BC, has been a registered nurse since 2012 and a nurse practitioner since 2017, specializing in family medicine and pediatrics. He joined MacArthur Medical Center in 2019.

A native of southern Connecticut, he grew up in Allen, Texas. Erik graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in radio, television and film, but always felt his life had a greater calling, he’s always wanted to serve and care for others.

Healthcare is the best way for him to utilize his natural people-person abilities while also letting him engage positively with others. This desire to serve led him to Texas Woman’s University for an undergraduate nursing degree then onto Chamberlain University’s College of Nursing & Public Health for a master’s degree in nursing.

Nursing is his dream. The profession and those within it inspire him. He has a deep respect for his colleagues, and he’s thrilled to be part of the MacArthur community. He practices because he cares deeply about other’s well-being.

I practice because I want to utilize my education and abilities by caring for patients and their families, and helping them to achieve the best outcomes related to their care,” he says. “Plus, I just really enjoy the pediatric environment and I’ve always been good with kids.”

Most gratifying for him is when one of his patients shows clear and present signs that they are doing well, even if they are not 100%. Knowing that a child is safe and comfortable is always gratifying, he adds.

Our patients and their families are special, and serving them is the reward for the work,” Lesko says.

When not engaging with patients, he spends as much time as possible with his daughter and partner. He’s also extremely proud of have received the “Best Dad Ever” award, bestowed upon him by his daughter.

Erik enjoys kickboxing, discovering eclectic area coffee houses, and watching the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox, for which we’ll forgive him.