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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 1944
Paul Schloerb was named professor emeritus of surgery at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
Class of 1949
Robert Neubecker (BA ’46) is enjoying the tropical weather of Hawaii, the exotic beauty of Oahu, and the rainbows of the Manoa Valley with classmate, Alma Leong.
Class of 1964
Philip P. Bonanni (R ’71) received the 2011 Albert David Kaiser Medal from the Rochester Academy of Medicine. The medal has been given annually since 1939 and recognizes physicians “for distinguished service in the fields of medicine, public health and community welfare.” It is the highest honor a physician can receive for outstanding service to the Rochester community and the medical profession.
James Haley (MD ’85, R ’88), chair of medicine at Unity Hospital in Rochester, and a former student of Dr. Bonanni, presented the award, and wrote and read the medal’s inscription: “Philip P. Bonanni, M.D., outstanding clinician, gifted teacher, and talented physician leader. Role model for compassionate care and champion of ‘the story of the patient.’ ”
Bonanni is one of the most respected clinical educators in Rochester and is professor of medicine, clinical nursing, and medical humanities at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Class of 1965
Ralph Stroup devotes much of his energy these days toward The Kenyan Health Care Initiatives, a group of projects with which he has been involved since 2008. He has been working with the Ilngwesi AFYA group of Maasai in the Central Highlands of Kenya and is looking forward to the completion of a $22,000 solar well and power array project for the Lokusero Regional Health Clinic sometime during the next four to six months.
Class of 1961
Daniel Clapp received the Andrus Award for Community Service from AARP. The award is presented annually to one person in each state. Since retiring in 2002, Clapp has volunteered as a driver for Meals on Wheels, provided medical expertise at free medical clinics, helped oversee the Amherst Senior Center, and is a member of Town Meeting. He also is an on-call physician at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Mass., where he does examinations of military recruits. He donates the stipend he receives to Pine Brook Camp at Camp Anderson, a Baptist-affiliated summer camp in Shutesbury. He serves on the camp’s board of directors and is its medical consultant. Clapp and is wife, Solveig, reside in Amherst, Mass.
Class of 1967
John S. (Jack) McIntyre, clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center, will be the United States representative to the World Psychiatric Association (WPA.) McIntyre was elected at the World Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina in September and will serve on the board of WPA. Also in 2011, McIntyre received the American College of Psychiatry’s Distinguished Service in Psychiatry award for his pioneering work as chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s Practice Guideline Project 1989 â€“ 2009. In that role he oversaw the production and dissemination of authoritative guidelines, codifying best practices in psychiatry that continue to benefit psychiatrists, psychiatric residents and patients around the world. Two other Medical Center faculty members have received the award from ACP: John Romano and George Engel.
Class of 1968
Stuart Bauer received the Urology Medal at the American Academy of Pediatrics annual meeting in Boston in October. The award was given in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of pediatric urology. His research has led to greater understanding of bladder function in children with neurologic, anatomic, and functional disorders. His contributions include organizing the world’s first urodynamics laboratory at Children’s Hospital and his findings in newborns with myelodysplasia has led to a paradigm shift in how babies are managed.
Bauer is president of the International Children’s Continence Society. In March 2012, the Spina Bifida Association will honor him with a Lifetime Achievement Award recognizing his studies and work with Spina Bifida patients.
Guy Esposito (R ’73) was named chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Wentworth-Douglass hospital in Dover, N.H.
Class of 1970
Benjamin Liptzin received the 2011 Jack Weinberg Award in Geriatric Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association. He was recognized for "his leadership and excellence in clinical practice, training, and research in geriatric psychiatry." In part, it reflected his work at Harvard Medical School with Jack Rowe (MD '70) in developing the Division on Aging, the Geriatric Education Center, and a major study of delirium. Since 1990, Liptzin has been chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., and professor and deputy chair of psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Class of 1974
Phil Greenland (R ’78) is the recipient of the 2011 Tripartite Legacy Faculty Prize in Translational Science and Education. The Tripartite Prize is presented annually to one faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in research that emphasizes translational approaches, teaching, mentoring, and leadership.
He was honored at the Tripartite Prize Ceremony during the Seventh Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day in April. Greenland is the Harry W. Dingman Professor of Cardiology, senior associate dean for clinical and translational research, and director and principal investigator of Northwestern University’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.
Class of 1976
Daniel B. Ornt has been named Rochester Institute of Technology’s first vice president and dean of the school's Institute of Health Sciences and Technology. He will lead the institute's three components: RIT's College of Health Sciences and Technology, the Health Sciences Research Center, and the Health Sciences Outreach Center. Ornt also will be the gateway through which the school interacts with colleagues and CEOs at other institutions. He will be reporting directly to RIT President William Destler. A fellow of the American College of Physicians, Ornt has published extensively on renal disease and disorders.
Class of 1977
Kathleen Gensheimer was appointed chief medical officer for the office of the deputy commissioner for foods in the office of the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in Silver Spring, M.D. Gensheimer writes: “Life should be interesting as I attempt the weekly commute from my home in Maine to Maryland!”
Class of 1978
David Diamond was named president of the Society for Pediatric Urology and the American Association of Pediatric Urologists for 2011-2012. He comments: “I promise not to allow this concentration of power to be corrupting.”
James “Doc” Parkinson (R ’82) received the 2011 Henry A. Butova Award from the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. The award is presented to a former football player, or man, who is devoted to the game of football, resides in the Western Massachusetts area, and who has distinguished himself in later life. For 28 years, Parkinson has cared for athletes and attended hundreds of Williams College athletic contests in case his expertise and assistance was required. Parkinson resides in Williamstown, Mass., and is a member of the clinical faculty in the Department of Surgery at Albany Medical College and at Stratton Veterans Administration Medical Center in Albany, N.Y.
Class of 1980
Barbara A. DeBuono (BA ’76) was appointed to the Board of Directors of Chembio Diagnostics, Inc. Chembio develops, manufactures, markets and licenses point-of-care diagnostic tests. DeBuono is a renowned expert in public health innovation, health policy, education, and research.
Stanley Hochberg (R ’83) was named vice president for quality and patient safety at the Boston Medical Center.
G. Allen Power (BA '76, R '83) was awarded a Bellagio Residency for spring 2012 by the Rockefeller Foundation. The residency provides a month of lodging in Lake Como, Italy, for a diverse group of individuals working on projects of interest to the foundation. Individuals are chosen from many areas, including arts and humanities, science and academia, and public policy.
Power, an internist and geriatrician, works at St. John’s Home in Rochester as a specialist in transformational models of long-term care. He is also a clinical associate professor of medicine at the School of Medicine and Dentistry and an educator and board member for The Eden Alternative.
Class of 1981
Karen Ammerman was named to the executive committee of the United States Golf Association (USGA) for 2012. Ammerman, of Webster, Mass., is a board-certified staff physician at Reliant Medical Group in Worcester, Mass., where she specializes in obstetrics and gynecology.
Ammerman has served on the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Committee since 2010. She also has been a member of the Women’s Golf Association of Massachusetts since 1993, serving on the organization’s rules committee since 2000. For the past 25 years, Ammerman has been a member at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton, Mass., where she has been women’s club champion five times.
David B. Nash, dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health (JSPH) of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, is co-author of Demand Better! Revive Our Broken Healthcare System with Sanjaya Kumar, M.D., M.Sc., M.P.H. Nash delivered the graduation speech during Jefferson School’s June commencement. He reminded the graduates that they stand at an important crossroad in population health, one framed in part by the Affordable Care Act.
Thomas Tesoriero married his life partner of 30 years, Robert Bertram, in June at the Universalist National Memorial Church. He is an internist at Kaiser Permanente in Washington, D.C., and has practiced with the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group since 1984. He has served on the board of directors of the 800-plus physician group for nine years and is currently vice chair of the board.
Susan Weigers (R ’84) has been named senior associate dean for faculty affairs at Temple University.
Class of 1982
Harold L. Paz (BA ’77), chief executive officer, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, senior vice president for health affairs, Penn State, and dean, Penn State College of Medicine, has been named to a leadership position on the Council of Deans of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Paz will serve one year as chair-elect of the council followed by one year as its chair. The appointment includes a concurrent two-year term on the AAMC’s 17-member board of directors.
Joseph Serletti (R ’88) was elected a director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a professor of Surgery, chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery, and vice chair for finance of the Department of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.
Class of 1983
David G. Hicks, director of surgical pathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, received the prestigious Excellence in Education Award from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for his efforts to improve the diagnosis of breast cancer. The award recognizes outstanding contributions in continuing education in the field of pathology. Hicks designed and presented a rigorous program that gives pathologists the knowledge and skills to improve the accuracy of breast cancer diagnosis and factors involved in prognosis.
“I am humbled to be recognized for work to which I am deeply committed,” said Hicks, who was a member of an international task force that changed the standards in 2010 for testing estrogen and progesterone, two important biomarkers, in breast tumors.
Class of 1984
Brian Zink, chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brown University and chief of emergency medicine at Rhode Island Hospital, was appointed a member of the medical advisory board of U.S. Tele-Medicine.
Zink has served as assistant dean for medical student career development, associate dean for student programs, and director of student biomedical research programs at the University of Michigan Medical School. Besides medical student development, Zink's scholarly interests include traumatic brain injury and the history of emergency medicine. He is the author of Anyone, Anything, Anytime - A History of Emergency Medicine. He received the 2007 SAEM Hal Jayne Academic Excellence Award; the 2008 ACEP Outstanding Contribution in Education Award; and the 2010 Alpert Medical School Dean's Award for the Advancement of Women Faculty.
Class of 1985
John Vargo (BA ’81) was named chair of the Gastroenterology Department of the Digestive Disease Institute of Cleveland Clinic. Vargo holds two patents in endoscopic surgery and is widely published. He has earned several awards, including the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Career Development Award in 2003.
In addition to his clinical practice as head of the Section of Therapeutics and Hepatobiliary Endoscopy, Vargo is associate professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He has served as interim chairman of the Department of Gastroenterology since early 2010, and has been a member of the department since 1994.
Class of 1986
Jeffrey M. Lyness (BA ’83), professor of psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, was appointed to the new position of associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. The Office for Academic Affairs supports the collective and individual successes of School faculty, including processes for appointments, reappointments, and promotions.
Class of 1988
Lewis Li-Yen Hsu (PhD ’88) joined the Children's Hospital of the University of Illinois as director of the pediatric sickle cell program and clinical professor of pediatrics. He and his wife, Judy, (BA ’84), are enjoying downtown Chicago as "empty nest" adults.
Class of 1991
Patty Rupp Hodge (BS ’87) was named medical director of the new Frisbie Memorial Hospital Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. She also continues her solo infectious disease practice in Rochester, N.H.
Karen Johnston, MSc (R ’92), chair of the University of Virginia Department of Neurology and principal investigator of the national trial for UVA Neurology Stroke Research, and her team have received a $25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to lead a 50+-center national clinical trial investigating a promising new treatment that could greatly benefit thousands of acute ischemic stroke patients every year.
Class of 1993
Robert Shelly (R ’97) was appointed chief medical officer at Geneva, N.Y., Community Health, part of Finger Lakes Community Health. He also serves as chief medical officer for all of Finger Lakes Community Health, which consists of five health centers.
Class of 1994
Nancy S. Clark (R ’98) joined the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Department of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine and faculty-resident practice. Clark is a clinical assistant professor in medicine and geriatrics.
Class of 1995
Deborah Baruch-Bienen (BS ’91) was promoted to chief of medical service at Audie Murphy Hospital, part of South Texas Veterans Health Care System. Baruch-Bienen also graduated in June 2011 with a master’s degree in ethics and health care policy from the Neiswanger Institute of Ethics and Health Care Policy at Loyola University in Chicago.
Class of 1996
Louis Eichel (BA ’92, R ’01) was appointed division chief of urology at Rochester General Health System.
Class of 1997
Karen Newbold (BA ’93) joined the Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, a multi-specialty physician practice with offices across eastern Massachusetts and an affiliate of Atrius Health.
Class of 1998
Anthony Ogedegbe (BS ’94), an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University received the following awards during the 2010-2011 academic year: The Elliot Hochstein Teaching Award, given to the faculty member who best exemplifies the qualities of compassion, skill, and distinction of being a physician and teacher, as exhibited by the late Elliot Hochstein, MD; the Charles L. Bardes, M.D., Teaching Prize, awarded annually to a member of the faculty who has been an outstanding teacher at the Weill Cornell Medical College, demonstrating leadership, dedication, and concern for the students; the Leonard Tow Humanism Award, presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, honoring one faculty member and one graduating student who demonstrate the highest standard of compassion and sensitivity in their interaction with patients; and the Senior List, recognizing 16 faculty members who have made a commitment to, and demonstrated excellence, in teaching.
Class of 1999
Ian Wilson (R ’04, FLW ’06)assistant professor of imaging sciences in the Division of Interventional Radiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, co-founded a non-profit organization called “The Synthesis Collaborative,” whose goal is to bring basic medical imaging to the developing world. He traveled to Bangladesh in December 2011 to evaluate a potential site with partner organization, Hope for Bangladesh. He and his wife, Betsy, reside in the Corn Hill neighborhood of Rochester with their daughter, Gabriella Grace.
Class of 2000
Rick Saupe (BA ’96)has written a children’s book to help kids get through the trauma of being anesthetized prior to surgery. Tyler Tiger has Tonsillitis was released by Tate Publishing and Enterprises. When he can find the time, SaupÃ© enjoys fly fishing, woodworking, and playing the guitar.
Class of 2003
Jeffrey S. Clark has joined Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, an intellectual property law firm in Concord, Mass., as an associate.
Class of 2004
Jeffrey S. Clark has joined the intellectualproperty law firm of Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds in Concord, Mass., as an associate. Clark practices in the areas of biotechnology, chemistry, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. He received his J.D. degree from Boston College Law School in 2011.
Class of 2005
Sarah (Goldfeder) Dodge married William Dodge in June, 2011, and joined a private radiology practice in Princeton, N.J.
Ra’Kerry K. Rahman joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery. He is also a member of SIU HealthCare, the medical school’s practice group. Rahman completed a fellowship in spinal surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in 2011 and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center in New York in 2010.
Class of 2007
T. Elijah Benioni (R ’10) is a clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine and medical student clerkship director for emergency medicine at the Florida State University College of Medicine, as well as associate medical director of Sarasota County, Florida. He is board certified in emergency medicine and is in private practice in emergency medicine and cosmetic surgery.
Class of 2008
Kathryn M. Hoskins (BA ’04, R ’10) moved to Gaithersburg, Md., and has taken some time off from work to be home with her two children, Xander, age 22 months, and Nadia, age 7 months.
Judith Baumhauer (MPH ’09) was installed as president of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), the first time in its 42-year history that a woman will lead the professional organization. In her new position, Baumhauer also will serve on the board of directors of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Outreach & Education Fund (OEF).
“The AOFAS membership is dedicated to advancing patient care through research, education, and humanitarian efforts, and it is truly an honor to lead such a dedicated, vibrant, committed group of orthopaedic surgeons,” Baumhauer said.
In 2008, Baumhauer was elected the first woman president of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association, a regional professional organization. Before that, she was the first female faculty member appointed to the University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, and she is one of the nation’s few female professors of foot and ankle surgery.
In addition to serving on the AOFAS board of directors, Baumhauer is the recipient of the prestigious Roger Mann Award for excellence in clinical research and the J. Leonard Goldner Award for outstanding basic science research. (The AOFAS has more than 1,800 members.)
Baumhauer is a reviewer for several scientific journals including Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery and American Journal of Orthopaedics.
Jane Brotanek (MPH ’04) joined Ridgefield Pediatric Associates, P.C., in Ridgefield, Conn.
She completed a three-year fellowship in general academic pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center, where she worked as part of the American Academy of Pediatrics Center for Child Research. Her areas of research interests include asthma, infant feeding practices, and iron deficiency as well as cultural and language barriers to care among Latino children. Her focus has now shifted to being a primary care pediatrician dedicated to clinical work and advocating for children’s health and well-being.
Christa Chatfield (MS ’02, PhD ’05) is an assistant professor of biological sciences at State University of New York College at Cortland, in Cortland, N.Y.
Heather Gold (PhD ’02)was namedassociate professor of medicine and assistant director of Health Disparities & Outcomes Research at the Cancer Institute at New York University. She had spent almost nine years on the faculty in public health at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Lewis Li-Yen Hsu (MD ’88, PhD ’88) - see MD Class of 1988
Yi-Jang Lee (MS ’01, PhD ’03) is an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Sciences at National Yang-Miing University in Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., and a secretary general of Taiwanese Society of Molecular Imaging (TSMI).
Regis O’Keefe (R ’92, MS ’00, PhD ’00), chair of the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, was appointed to the prestigious National Institutes of Health Council of Councils. The NIH council was established to advise the NIH director on priorities, strategic planning, and policy matters that extend beyond the research agenda of any specific area of health or medicine.
The Council of Councils is made up of 27 members, 20 of whom were selected this year. O’Keefe, the Marjorie Strong Wehle Professor in Orthopaedics, was nominated by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. His council term extends to October, 31, 2013.
Laurie Sorge (MS ’80, PhD ’82)has written Prep for Success in Chemistry. The book is designed for beginning chemistry students who would like to master the math skills they will need to be successful in chemistryâ€”and may have missed along the way.
Carolyn Tyler (BS ’03, MS ’07, PhD ’09) married Mark Bauter in May at Belhurst Castle in Geneva, N.Y. Tyler is a postdoctoral fellow of the New Jersey Brain Injury Research Commission in the molecular biology department and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University.
Joe West (MS ’61) received a 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award from Texas A&M University, where he received a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1954. After serving in the U.S. Air Force for over 20 years, West was an associate professor of veterinary medicine at Mississippi State University before joining the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory at Texas A&M. He has published more than 30 scientific articles and, after retiring from TVMDL, worked in emergency preparedness and response with the Texas Engineering Extension Service. He was recognized as an outstanding alumnus of the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. He and his wife, Carolyn K. West, have four children and three grandchildren.
Philip P. Bonanni (MD ’64, R ’71) - see MD Class of 1964
Roger Brumback (R ’86)is the editor of theJournal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (JEBCAM), formerly known as Complementary Health Practice Review.
JEBCAM is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed biomedical journal that publishes
hypothesis-driven and evidence-based articles concerning observations or studies (both positive and negative) in all fields of healing practices encompassed by the terms complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine. Brumback is an internationally renowned clinical neuroscientist, educator, and editor-in-chief of the highly regarded Journal of Child Neurology.
Thomas L. Campbell (R ’82) was recognized as a Community Champion at the Anthony L. Jordan Foundation’s fourth annual Patients First Luncheon in Rochester. Campbell, the William Rocktaschel Professor and chair of the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Department of Family Medicine, and a professor in the Department of Psychiatry, is one of seven Community Champions to be honored for their support in diagnosing and treating our community's medically underserved.
“His gift for calm and his understanding and empathy for families was often our light at the end of a rugged tunnel filled with obstacles over which many people would have stumbled, fallen, and quit moving forward,” said Bridgette A. Wiefling, M.D. (R ’05), CEO of the Anthony L. Jordan Health Center. “His keen perception of the family’s impact on health care outcomes encouraged us to keep going to achieve the greatest possible good for our community today and for decades to come.”
Daniel Clapp (MD ’61, R ’63) â€“ See MD Class of 1961.
Nancy S. Clark (MD ’94, R ’98) - see MD Class of 1994
Stamatia V. Destounis (R ’93) was inducted as a fellow in the American College of Radiology (ACR) during the recent 88th ACR Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership conference. One of its highest honors, ACR fellows demonstrate a history of service to the College, organized radiology, teaching or research. Approximately 10 percent of ACR members achieve this distinction.
John Elfar (R ’07) was awarded the North American Traveling Fellowship by the American Orthopaedic Association, an honor considered to be one of the most exclusive in the field of orthopaedic surgery. Elfar, an assistant professor of orthopaedics at the University of Rochester Medical Center, specializes in treating hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder problems for patients of all ages. The Traveling Fellowship is awarded to young surgeons with great academic potential for national and international leadership. Elfar was one of five people selected this year.
Guy Esposito (MD ’68, R ’73) - see MD Class of 1968
Fergal Fleming (FLW ’11) was appointed an assistant professor of surgery and oncology in the Division of Colorectal Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Fleming brings a keen proficiency in laparoscopic surgery, and will join other division surgeons in offering trans-anal endoscopic microsurgery, or TEMS, a unique, minimally invasive technique that uses a special microscope to remove tumors or polyps in the rectum. The procedure is remarkable in that it leave patients with no skin incisions, little pain, and a much speedier recovery.
Throughout his clinical training, Fleming has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications in international journals. He is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland.
Phil Greenland (MD ’74, R ’78) - see MD Class of 1974
William J. Hall (FLW ’72) was named to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), which advises Congress on payments to health plans participating in the Medicare Advantage program and providers in Medicare’s traditional fee-for-service programs.
Stanley Hochberg (MD ’80, R ’83) - see MD Class of 1980
Kathryn M. Hoskins (BA ’04, MD ’08, R ’10) â€“ see MD Class of 2008
Karen Johnston (MD ’91, R ’92) - see MD Class of 1991
Gena Kay (McKinley) Kluwe (R ’01) became a fellow of the American College of Physicians in 2010. She is board certified in hospice and palliative medicine and in focused practice hospital medicine. Kluwe practices at St. Thomas Health Services in Nashville, Tenn.
John LaFerla (R ’77) joined the medical team of Denton Choptank Community Health System Inc. (CCHS) in Denton, Md. LaFerla has been in practice on the Eastern Shore since 2001, with offices in Chestertown and Centreville. In addition to his role at CCHS, he continues his practice in Centreville. He also serves as the deputy health officer for medical affairs at the Talbot County Health Department.
Mark Livecchi (R ’98) was appointed medical director of Unity Health System's Acute Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Program. Livecchi has been on the medical staff of Unity's Department of Rehabilitation and Neurology since 2006. He previously was medical director at Geneva General Hospital's Acute Rehabilitation Unit.
Matthew Lowry (R ’00) was named vice president for medical affairs at Norwood Hospital in Norwood, Mass. He is responsible for the hospital’s medical care, medical staff affairs, patient safety, and quality. Lowry has served as medical director for the intensive care unit since 2007 and has been very involved with the hospital’s quality initiatives. He is an assistant clinical professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and a veteran of the Navy.
John S. (Jack) McIntyre (MD ’67, R ’73) â€“ See MD Class of 1967.
Timothy O’Connor (R ’83) was appointed Division Chief of Plastic Surgery at Rochester General Health System. He currently has a private practice with the Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester.
Regis O’Keefe (R ’92, MS ’00, PhD ’00) - see Graduate Alumni
Roger Oskvig (R ’77) associate professor of medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center, was recognized with the inaugural WXXI President’s Award at a special celebration at WXXI studios in Rochester. WXXI presented the award to Oskvig following the production of the 100th episode of Second Opinion, the national health series produced by the local PBS station. The WXXI President’s Award is given to a community partner who exemplifies the spirit of collaboration toward the WXXI mission, makes a contribution to WXXI programming, and demonstrates exceptional commitment, creativity and leadership.
Second Opinion presents actual medical cases to a panel of experts to debate the pros and cons of diagnostic testing, interpret test results, and prescribe the best course of action. The series airs weekly in Rochester and on more than 250 PBS stations across the country. As medical producer of the program, Oskvig identifies and researches every case presented on the series. Additionally, he provides educational content and medical oversight. He assists in booking panelists, reviews scripts and provides input from the control room during the recording of the episodes. He advises panelists on what to expect during the tapings, helps producers with briefings, and provides medical expertise for every aspect of the show.
Oskvig has been an attending physician at the Medical Center since 1989 and medical director of the Alternate Level Care Unit since 1993. He also is chair of the New York State Board for Medicine, a commissioner of ARC-PA, and a member of the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct.
Aasim Padela (BA ’01, BS ’01, R ’08) joined the faculty as a tenure-track assistant professor in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago. He also is the director of the Initiative on Islam and Medicine and Faculty at the Maclean Center for Clinical Ethics at the University. He and his wife Maryam Razvi (MS ’01W), and their two daughters now reside in Evanston, Ill.
James Parkinson (MD ’78, R ’82) - see MD Class of 1978
G. Allen Power (BA ’76, MD ’80, R ’83) - see MD Class of 1980
Michael Scharf (R ’03) is part of the Rochester Youth Violence Partnership, a program developed by the University of Rochester Medical Center which has been honored with the American Hospital Association’s prestigious NOVA Award for its commitment to improving community health.
Joseph Serletti (MD ’82, R ’88) - see MD Class of 1982
Susan Weigers (MD ’81, R ’84) â€“ see MD Class of 1981
Ian Wilson (MD ’99, R ’04, FLW ’06) â€“ see MD Class of 1999
Raymond Wynn (R ’93), a radiation oncologist, has joined the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Cancer Center at UPMC Horizon as the center’s medical director. Wynn is associate director of UPMC Cancer Centers Radiation Oncology Network and is a clinical professor of radiation oncology. He most recently served as executive medical director of the Regional Cancer Center, Erie, Pa., an affiliate of UPMC Cancer Centers. Wynn has served as a member of the board of trustees for the National Medical Association and is active in the American College of Radiation Oncology, the American College of Radiology, by which he has been honored as a fellow, and the American Society for Radiation Oncology.
Match Day 2012
The drama of Match Day moved to Whipple Auditorium this year, where both tension and spirits were high.
The Future of Medical Education
Philip Pizzo, M.D., dean of the Stanford School of Medicine and a Class of 1970 graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, discussed the future of medical education during a January visit to Rochester.
Power of Posters
Intrigued by a poster about preventing AIDS that he saw on a Boston subway car in the early 1990s, Edward Atwater, M.D. (M '50), began collecting AIDS education posters to track how different societies viewed and responded to the epidemic.
Praising and sustaining the Rochester model
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