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Note: MD Alumni are listed alphabetically by class, Resident and Fellow alumni follow in alphabetical order, and Graduate Alumni are listed separately in alphabetical order.
Class of 1959
Donald R. Huene (R ’67) recently was granted his 15th patent on a controlled force orthopaedic impact hammer. His other patents also are for orthopaedic surgical devices. He is still in active practice of orthopaedic surgery and will continue as long as “I am able to keep all my marbles intact.”
Class of 1962
Ezra A. Amsterdam (R ’63), University of California at Davis professor of cardiovascular medicine, was honored in 2010 with numerous awards for his work in the practice, investigation and teaching of methods to prevent heart disease. He received the Joseph Stokes III Award from the American Society for Preventive Cardiology in recognition of his research and education concerning the prevention of cardiovascular disease. He also received the 2010 Distinguished Physician Award from the American Society of Chest Pain Centers, the 2010 School of Medicine Faculty Research Award from University of California, Davis School of Medicine, and the 2010 Lifetime Teaching Award from the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at UC Davis School of Medicine.
Amsterdam founded Preventive Cardiology, the first journal dedicated to this field, and he continues as its editor-in-chief.
Fritz Parker (BA ’58) writes: “The class of 1962 held a New York City mini-reunion in May 2010 for classmates, wives, and significant others. Dr. Bob Newman and his wife, Seiko, entertained the group for dinner on Friday night. Saturday lunch was in the director’s dining room of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The remainder of the time was spent visiting the many highlights of the city. Needless to say, seeing each other and reliving old times made for a much enjoyed time together.”
Sol Solomon reports the birth of his fourth grandchild, Ida Rose, on Sept. 1 in a parking lot on the way to Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass. Becca (Sol’s daughter) gave birth and the baby was delivered by Jim Rohr, the father. The baby was born on the father’s birthday. Whew!
Class of 1964
Michael Hamilton (BM ’55) writes: “Jack of all trades, master of none. Before medical school: Eastman School of Music and four years in the United States Marine Band. After medical school: pediatric internship at University of California at San Francisco, two years as a Peace Corps physician in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, then, medical residency at the University of Kentucky, and an M.P.H. at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“First real jobs: internist in an OEO health center serving low-income residents in Durham, N.C.; director of Duke University’s Physician’s Assistant program; director of the Duke Diet and Fitness Center (1984-1999). Last medical position: associate professor at the Louisiana State University Pennington Biomedical Center. My current and very last “trade” at age 75: owner with Sarah Hill of Hamilton Hill Jewelry, a gallery for jewelry artists in Durham, N.C. Along the way, two children, Sebastian and Sunita, and ex-wife and best friend, Brigitte.
Visitors on the way south or anywhere are welcome.”
Class of 1965
Svend Bruun received the Distinguished Physician Award presented by the medical staff of University of Massachusetts Health Alliance Hospital in Leominster in September. He also received the Committee Chair Service Award of the Massachusetts Medical Society for his nine years of service on the communications committee. He completed six years on the board of trustees of the medical society and is now an alternate trustee.
Class of 1966
Frank LoGerfo, a vascular surgeon at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, has been honored for his scientific accomplishments by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Each fall, the ACS dedicates the year’s scientific sessionsâ€”a presentation of the results of original and experimental research by young surgeons referred to as the “Surgical Forum”â€”to an innovative leader. In October, the 61st volume was dedicated to LoGerfo for his scientific achievements and to acknowledge the many surgeons he has trained who have gone on to have careers as leaders in academic surgery.
Class of 1967
Robert Tortolani was elected president of the Vermont Medical Society for the 2010 term. He has been an active member in the society since he began his practice of family medicine in Brattleboro in 1974.
Class of 1969
After 36 years in clinical practice of gastroenterology in Burlington, Vt., Paul Mayer retired in July to focus on other interests. During his career, he grew a single private practice into a four-physician specialty practice, Associates in Gastroenterology. The opportunity to be on the clinical staff at the University of Vermont School of Medicine allowed him to “stay on top of his game” and interact with some of the finest students and house staff imaginable.
Class of 1970
Charles B. Rodning serves as professor of surgery at the College of Medicine and Medical Center of the University of South Alabama in Mobile. He is president of the Alabama chapter of the American College of Surgeons and president of the Medical Society of the County of Mobile. He is a recent recipient of the distinguished service award form the Alumni Association of the College of Medicine of the University of South Alabama for his scholarship and mentorship during the past three decades.
Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp., a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing small molecule drugs to treat severe medical conditions, appointed Donald Kufe to its board of directors. Kufe is professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School. He has served as chief of the Division of Cancer Pharmacology and several other leadership positions. He also is an editor of the textbook Cancer Medicine. He sits on the board of Genus Oncology, LLC, and Linus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Class of 1973
James A. Delmez is a professor of medicine in the renal division at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis and medical director of Chromalloy Kidney Center.
Class of 1974
Philip Greenland, the Harry W. Dingman Professor and senior associate dean for clinical and translational research at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, gave the Ancel Keys Memorial Lecture at the American Heart Association annual meeting in November. In March, he will give a National Institutes of Health Great Teachers Lecture at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda.
Anne Scholl Moore (BA ’70) retired from practice, but continues to work part time for the Children's Hospital of Denver. She also is raising a Holsteiner jumper stallion (with help) and runs a therapeutic riding program in Denver.
Class of 1979
California Healthcare Institute (CHI) elected Eric J. Topol to its board of directors. Topol is the director of Scripps Translational Science Institute, chief academic officer of Scripps Health, and vice chairman of West Wireless Health Institute. CHI is a non-profit public policy research organization, representing leading California academic institutions, biotechnology, medical device, diagnostics and pharmaceutical firms.
Jim Suojanen provides the following updates on his children: Anna completed her undergraduate degree at Holy Cross in 2006 and received her M.P.H. from Boston University in 2010. She works at Partners in Health. Krista graduated from Williams College in 2007 and began the Columbia-Bassett medical school program. Emma is a junior at Colby College and spent the fall 2010 semester in Spain.
Class of 1980
Peter Boling writes: “Greetings from Richmond, Virginia. I did not make last fall’s reunion event as I was on hospital inpatient teaching service. My news: On December 2, 2009, I appeared on the NBC Nightly News segment “Making a Difference” that focused on house calls. Roger O'Neill was the reporter and Brian Williams, the anchor. This appearance resulted from articles on the Associated Press news wire and in the Los Angeles Times earlier in the summer and fall, which in turn focused on ‘Independence at Home.’ This is a new national demonstration program that is part of the health care reform legislation. I worked closely with a small group of colleagues for the past few years on the writing, promotion, and eventual passage of this bill. We had 41 co-sponsors, including 10 Republicans and 31 Democrats, and we are now working on the implementation. The goal is to restore home-based medical care, which is the original and most truly patient-centered medical home, to a central place in the care of people with advanced chronic illness and immobility, both improving care and saving money out of the gate.
“Back at home, Sue and I recently moved to a new house in the suburbs. I continue to look after the needs of the Virginia Commonwealth University general medicine division and its 52 faculty, which includes the geriatrics programs. Cheers to all my old friends, classmates, and teachers!”
Matthew L. Cartter writes: “I am the state epidemiologist for the Connecticut Department of Public Health. In June, I received an award from the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists called the “Pump Handle Award.” For people who do what I do for a living, receiving this award was a wonderful experience and very cool!”
Lee Deakins Hieb (FLW ’90) began her term as president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. The association has been called “the voice for private practice since 1943.” She recently moved with her family back to her hometown of Logan, Iowa, and has taken a part-time position doing orthopaedic and limited spinal surgery at Lake City, Iowa. Her oldest son, Nathan, is a senior at Creighton University and just completed his applications for medical school, being the third generation to apply to the U of R School of Medicine.
Steven G. Friedman has been chairman of the Department of Surgery at New York Downtown Hospital, since 2004. He is also professor of clinical surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.
David Wilbur (R ’84) and Margaret Fallon (R ’84) are alive and well and living in Salem, Mass. Margaret is a pathologist at Northshore Medical Center in Salem, and David is a pathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. David was recently promoted to professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School and was honored with the Papanicolaou Award, the highest award of the American Society of Cytopathology, at their 2010 annual meeting. Margaret and David have two sons, both graduates of Williams College. Scott, also a medical graduate of SUNY Buffalo, is currently a radiology resident at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and Jeff is an investment banker working for Guggenheim Partners in New York City. The family is still closely tied to upstate New York, spending most summer weekends at their home on Keuka Lake.
Class of 1981
Camp Good Days and Special Times Inc. honored University of Rochester Medical Center CEO Bradford C. Berk (PhD ’81) with their first Courage Award during the Camp Good Days’ Courage Bowl Game in September 2010. The Courage Award is a new award to be bestowed upon someone who has displayed great courage at a difficult time in their personal life.
The University of Rochester Medical Center’s Department of Medicine welcomed Myra W. Wiener (R ’85) to its general medicine division in July. Over the last two decades, Wiener has assumed several leadership positions in medical education programs involving medical students and residents at both the Medical Center and the former Genesee Hospital. She has served as a preceptor, helped develop and implement new curricula, and delivered lectures for continuing education programs. Her skills in the classroom and in clinical settings were recognized with major departmental awards. In her new position, she will continue to serve as director of the “Successful Interning” course and faculty chair of the honor board for the School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Class of 1983
Allan R. Macdonald (R ’86) teaches in the family medicine residency at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, S.C. He also was appointed assistant director for obstetrics and children’s health. He teaches the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course across the state.
Peter J. Mariani has been promoted to professor of emergency medicine at State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. In 2009, he achieved board certification in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, and was recipient of the Hospice of Central New York “Physician Hero Award”for work involving ultrasound guidance of palliative procedures for home hospice patients.
Class of 1985
Mark J. Eisenberg, professor of medicine at McGill University and staff cardiologist at Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, has published The Physician Scientist’s Career Guide, a book with first-hand experiences and practical advice on choosing a degree and training program, navigating the tenure track, and understanding the intricacies of applying for and obtaining funding. Springer is the publisher.
Class of 1988
James M. Musser (PhD ’88) was appointed chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. He holds the Fondren Endowed Distinguished Chair, and serves as executive vice president and co-director of The Methodist Hospital Research Institute and director of the Center for Molecular and Translational Human Infectious Diseases Research. He is married to Camille M. Leugers (M’88, R ’91).
Class of 1989
Warren S. Pear, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, was appointed to the Gaylord P. and Mary Louise Harnwell Professorship. A professor at Penn for 14 years, Pear is a cancer researcher and a faculty member of Penn’s Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute. His work focuses on the development of hematopoietic cells, their function and the abnormal processes that transform normal hematopoietic cells into cancer cells.
Class of 1990
Thomas A. Sweeney is vice chair for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware.
Class of 1991
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Department of Medicine selected John F. Cox III as a Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow. The fellowship honors the memory a well-known and greatly respected Rochester physician, who was the first chief resident of medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital and the first clinical professor of medicine at the School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Darrell Pardi has been appointed associate dean in the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education and chair of the graduation education committee for internal medicine and pediatrics. He has been a consultant in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology since 2001. He completed his fellowship training at Mayo in 1998. He is an associate professor of medicine at Mayo.
Class of 1993
Carmen Guerra (R ’96) has been associate professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine since 2008. She continues to practice general internal medicine and conducts cancer control research. Carmen lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Dilip Viswanath, (R ’96), a practicing cardiologist and partner with Cardiovascular Associates of the Delaware Valley in southern New Jersey. Together, they have three children: Isabela (age 9), Carolina (age 7) and Kiran (age 2).
Eric M. Perlman (PhD ’92) was promoted to associate professor of pediatrics and chair of the Department of Pediatrics for Mercer University School of Medicine’s Savannah campus. He also was named medical director and physician-in-chief of The Children's Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah.
Class of 1994
Lt. Col. Antonio J. Eppolito, a family physician and flight surgeon on active duty in the United States Air Force, has been promoted to chief of USAF Telehealth & Telemedicine in the Office of the Air Force Surgeon General in Washington, D.C. His job is building a Web-based, bidirectional, image-enabled, comprehensive e-HR compatible with specialty teleconsultation.
Class of 1996
Titan Medical Inc. appointed Louis Eichel (BA ’92, R ’01) to its medical advisory board. He has an extensive background in researching the clinical aspects of surgical robotics and surgical simulation and is currently a clinical assistant professor of urology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is a recipient of the Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award and also serves as a reviewer for Urology and the Journal of Endourology, and several other journals pertaining to minimally invasive surgery.
Class of 2001
Christopher C. Wyckoff (BA ’97) is married to Layla Saidi (BS ’97). They have three children, Sanaz (age 5), Sina (age 3), and Setareh (age 1). He specializes in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington.
Class of 2004
Drew Davis completed his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Stanford University and will be part of the adjunct clinical faculty as an attending physician at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, Calif.
Josh Diamond (BS ’00) and his wife, Tracy Diamond (BS ’00, MS ’02, PhD ’04), welcomed Sophia Jane Diamond, on June 4. She joined big sister Chloe at their home outside Philadelphia.
Class of 2003
Shana Dowell and her husband, Jon, recently had another son. His name is Simon Frederick.
Class of 2004
Ethan Healy finished a fellowship in sports medicine at New England Baptist Hospital and joined MetroWest Newton-Wellesley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. He specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopy as well as general orthopedics.
Class of 2005
Wen Dombrowski works for Visiting Nurse Service of New York as the assistant medical director of VNS CHOICE.
Sarah Goldfeder is a fellow in musculoskeletal radiology at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. She will marry William Dodge in June 2011. The wedding planning is underway and going well. Next project is to find a job for next year!
Class of 2006
Margie Donlon and her husband, Goncalo Nuno Souto (MBA ’05), welcomed their daughter, AmÃ¡lia Luz, on July 7. Donlon finished her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation in June and spent the fall months in Portugal visiting her husband’s family.
Jeremy Schwartz and his wife, Tracy Rabin, are the proud parents of Naomi Rabin Schwartz, born on April 22. Jeremy reports that Naomi is “almost as tall as her dad, but with mom’s nose.” They also enthusiastically welcome visitors if you're in the area of New Haven, Conn.
Kim Washington (R ’10) has taken a position as a staff PM&R physician with the Northern Arizona V.A. in Prescott. She says she is “thrilled to be working with our service members and their families, and am enjoying the 360 days per year of sunshine that will be part of living in Northern Arizona.”
Class of 2007
Jessica (Felt) Miller and her husband, Dan, announce the birth of their son, Maxwell Chandler Miller on July 26. She writes: “He's outgrowing clothes faster than we can keep up and is just a delight!” Miller is a fourth year anesthesiology resident at the University of Washington.
Emily Pilger and Mustafa Coskun (BS ‘02, MS ‘03) were married on June 12 at the Downtown Harvard Club of Boston. They had another wedding reception in Izmir, Turkey, on August 7. Emily is a chief neurology resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Mustafa is a senior product manager at Cambridge Technology, Inc. The couple resides in Brookline, MA.
Class of 2008
Joshua Miller (BA ’02, MPH ’04) and his wife, Ellen (BA’03, MBA ’08), announce the arrival of their son, Brendan Arthur Miller, on October 10.
Class of 2009
Andrea Tavlan married Edward Vuong (current MD/PhD student) on October 22 in Scotch Plains, N.J. Tavlan is a second-year resident in pediatrics at Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong.
Class of 2010
Ajay Kuriyan (BA ’05) married Aparajita (“Tuma”) Biswas (BA ’05) on May 31, 2010. Pictured are fellow UR and SMD classmates in attendance: Back row: Ari Stillman (BA '08), Reeshi Ray (BA '03), Samit Shah (BS '04, MD '09), Kathryn Walsh (BA '05), Neil Dani (BS '06), Carrie Heid (BA '05), Mohammed Gangat, Mohini Gurme (BA '05), Meghan Ochal (BA '05), Meghan Schubmehl (BA '05), Paramita Das, Indira Biswas, Middle Row: Christy Rakoczy (BA '05), Jehu Mathew (BS '04, MD '08), Shailey Desai (BS '04, MD '08), Atul "Sippy" Gulati (BA '04), Kathryn Wolak (BA '05), Aparajita "Tuma" Biswas Kuriyan (BA '05), Ajay Kuriyan (BA ’05), Emily Locker (BA '05), Front Row: Nidhi Geevargese & J'mir Cousar (BS '06). Also in attendance but not pictured were: Gordon Chang (BA '05), Father Brian Cool (Newman Community), and Dr. Steven & Mrs. Diane Feldon (Flaum Eye Institute).
William J Bair (PhD ‘54) was honored in June with the Health Physics Society’s highest award, the Robley D. Evans Commemorative Medal, at its annual meeting in Salt Lake City. The award recognized his distinguished contributions to radiation safety, particularly in the areas of radiation biology, inhalation toxicology, and internal dosimetry. Bair received the world’s first Ph.D. in Radiation Biology, granted by the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, under Professor J. Newell Stannard in the Department of Radiation Biology.
Bradford C. Berk (MD ’81, PhD ’81) – See MD Class of 1981.
Joanna Toke Brougher (BA ’04, BS ’04, MPH ’05) was appointed as an adjunct lecturer on health policy and management at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is teaching a course called “Special Topics in Public Health Law: Intellectual Property Law and Health Technologies.”
Tracy Diamond (BS ’00, MS ’02, PhD ’04) â€“ See MD Class of 2004.
Adam Giangreco (BS ‘99, MS ‘01) was awarded a European Research Council Starting Investigator Grant to establish an independent lab to be based at University College London in the United Kingdom. The five-year grant will address the role of the molecule tumor suppressor of lung cancer 1 in lung repair and lung cancer initiation.
Joshua Miller (BA ’02, MPH ’04, MD ‘08) â€“ See MD Class of 2008.
James M. Musser (MD, PhD, ’88) â€“ See MD Class of 1988.
Eric M. Perlman (PhD ’92, MD ‘93) â€“ See MD Class of 1993.
Timothy P. Ryan (PhD ’07) is the occupational epidemiologist for the state of Wyoming. He will examine workplace safety issues in the state. Ryan had been an environmental epidemiologist in Wyoming’s Department of Health.
Rachel L. Roper (MS ’90, PhD ’92) received tenure and was promoted to associate professor of microbiology and immunology at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Her research focuses on viral pathogens and mechanisms of virulence.
Marcia J. Scherer (MS ’86, PhD ’87) received the 2010 Roger G. Barker Distinguished Research Contribution Award. Presented annually by Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, this annual award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding lifelong contribution to rehabilitation psychology through empirical research, conceptual/theoretical development or both. Scherer is the Editor-in-Chief of Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology.
Kenneth J. Tomaszewski (BA ‘93, MS ‘96, PhD ‘02) and Carol Ann Fruehan (BA ’02, MS ’06) have three boys: Ben (age 11), CJ (age 9), and Will (age 6). After completing his Ph.D. and a brief stint at SUNY Cortland, the couple settled in Mendon, N.Y., where Ken runs KJT Group, a market research and consulting firm specializing in the health care industry. Carol and Ken also have started the Falls View Academy, a tutoring and education services provider. Ken has been an adjunct assistant professor at the U of R and will be teaching health economics in the spring of 2011. The whole family is steeped in sports with the kids and scouting. Ken is the committee chairman of Pack 105 in Mendon.
Rochester Business Journal named Susan Yussman (MPH ’03, R ’03) to its annual “Forty Under 40” list. The award recognizes professionals under age 40 for service in their jobs and in the Rochester community. Yussman is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and medical director of Threshold Center for Alternative Youth Services.
Michael S. Albert (R ’93) was recently selected the “Physician of Distinction” for 2010 at Buffalo Mercy Hospital. He was chosen from more than 600 members of the medical staff for this honor. Albert has been chairman of the hospital’s pathology department since 2001, and recently was elected vice president of the medical staff. He also serves as chairman of the credentials committee and sits on the medical executive committee, performance improvement committee, and acts as the Catholic Health System transfusion medicine coordinator.
Two of his five children took first place honors in a recent regional piano competition and his 12-year-old son, Nathan, was selected to participate in the State University of New York at Buffalo’s gifted math program, where he will attend math classes twice a week during middle school and high school and earn 22 credit hours of college math before graduating high school. Both older sons aspire to be neurosurgeons (Hear that Dr. Popp?). Albert and his wife, Melissa, reside in Orchard Park, N.Y. with their five children.
Ezra A. Amsterdam (R ’63) â€“ See MD Class of 1962.
Julian Aroesty (FLW ’63) reports: “My son, Adam, who graduated cum laude in engineering at University of Michigan this past May, is an Edison Fellow at GE aeronautical division. He has a five-year commitment to GE, during which he is groomed to a leadership position in the engineering division. He will be taking one year during the 5-year program to get a master’s degree paid for by GE.
“I am continuing my activities at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and have an associate clinical professor appointment at Harvard Medical School. I remember with fondness my years at Strong under Paul Yu who was a wonderful mentor. I just turned 79, but health remains good and I continue to go into the hospital every day. Within the next couple of years, I will stop seeing patients and spend more time seeing children and grandchildren scattered across the United States so that they can remember me and my wife while we are still healthy and active.
Lee Deakins Hieb (MD ’80, FLW ’90) â€“ See MD Class of 1980.
Louis Eichel (BA ’92, MD ’96, R ’01) â€“ See MD Class of 1996.
Margaret Fallon (MD ’80, R ’84) â€“ See MD Class of 1980.
Margot Fass MD (R ’85) was named a Distinguished Life Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association. She has a private practice and also creates multimedia art. Her recent show and presentation were on the subject of “Endangered Us.”
Stacy Fisher (R ’01) is a member of the clinical faculty in adult and pediatric cardiology at the University of Maryland and is director of the women’s and complex heart disease division at the University of Maryland Comprehensive Heart Center.
Elmar H. Frangenberg (R ’72) recently published an article titled “A Good Samaritan-inspired Foundation for a Fair Health Care System” in Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy. It was published online by Springer, SpringerLink, in June.
John Fung, M.D., Ph.D. (R ’84), has been named chair of the Cleveland Clinic’s Digestive Disease Institute. He will oversee more than 350 employees. Prior to his appointment, he had served as chairman of the Department of General Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. He is a professor of surgery at the Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western University.
Carmen Guerra (MD ’93, R ’96) â€“ See MD Class of 1993.
Donald R. Huene (MD ’59, R ’67) â€“ See MD Class of 1959.
Gena (McKinley) Kluwe (R ’01) was named a fellow of the American College of Physicians in September.
Allan R. Macdonald (MD ’83, R ’86) â€“ See MD Class of 1983.
Darrell Pardi (MD ’91, R ’94) â€“ See MD Class of 1991.
Charles E. Turner (R ’69) is governor for West Virginia for the American College of Physicians.
Richard Ugoretz (R ’69) published Talking to The Sick: A Clinician's Guide To Effective Communication. The book presents practical approaches to achieving effective communication in contemporary medical practice. Ugoretz is a retired medical oncologist and clinical professor of medicine at the University of California at San Diego.
Kim Washington (MD ’06, R ’10) â€“ See MD Class of 2006.
Myra W. Wiener (MD ’81, R ’85) â€“ See MD Class of 1981.
David Wilbur (MD '80, R ’84) â€“ See MD Class of 1980.
Susan Yussman (MPH ’03, R ’03) â€“ See Graduate Alumni
Simulation and Medical Education
Linda Spillane, M.D., assistant dean for medical simulation at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, discusses the value of simulation in medical education and its future at the School of Medicine and Dentistry.
School of Medicine and Dentistry students who want to improve their language skills and expand their knowledge of Latino culture to develop the skills necessary to work with Spanish-speaking patients can choose a unique certification program, the Latino Health Pathway, which includes electives, community outreach activities and research projects.
An alumnus and his camera with soldiers in Afghanistan
Barry M. Goldstein, M.D., Ph. D., (M ’81, PhD ’82), has become a student of soldiers under pressure, recording what he sees with his camera. See his most recent collection of photos called Battle Mind, from a stay in Afganistan with a reserve unit that oversees mental health caare for soldiers on deployment.