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Alumni Council

School of Medicine and Dentistry Alumni Council

The Alumni Council is the administrative body representing all alumni of the School of Medicine and Dentistry. It is advisory to the Dean and supportive of the faculty, administration, students and alumni.

The Council members serve four-year terms and represent all regions of the United States. The Council meets twice each year.

President

Jill WeimerJill Weimer ’97, ’04M (MS), ’06M (PhD)

Committee: Executive Committee, Chair

Current Position: Associate Director and Scientist, Sanford Research

Email: jill.weimer@sanfordhealth.org

Vice President

Ramsey, AllisonAllison Ramsey ’05M (MD), ’08M (Res), ’11 (Flw) 

Committee: Communications Committee

Medical/Scientific Specialty: Internal Medicine, Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Current Position: Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Email: allisoncramsey@gmail.com 

President Emeritus

Stripay, JenniferJennifer Stripay ’14M (MS), ’16M (PhD)

Committee: Executive Committee

Medical Specialty: Neuroscience, Neuro-Oncology

Current Position: Post Doctoral Fellow, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Email: jennifer.stripay@stjude.org

Members at Large

Afoh-Manin, Nanaefua.Nanaefua E. Afoh-Manin ’07M (MD), 

Committee: TBD

Medical Specialty: Internist

Current Position: Emergency Medicine Physician, Kaiser Permanente, Downey Medical Center, Founder, Shared Harvest Fund

Email: ceo@sharedharvestfund.org

Fine, PaulPaul Fine ’57, ’61M (MD), ’66M (Res)

Committee: Alumni Awards Committee

Medical Specialty: Internist

Current Position: Medical Director, MVP Health

Email: Pfine@rochester.rr.edu

Fox, EdwardEdward Fox ’91, ’95M (MD)

Committee: Alumni Awards Committee

Medical Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Oncology

Current Position: Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Email: ejfoxmd@urgrad.rochester.edu

Haley, JamesJames M. Haley ’85M (MD), ’88M (Res)

Committee: Alumni Awards Committee

Medical Specialty: Internal Medicine

Current Position: Chair, Department of Medicine, Unity Health System, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Email: James.Haley@rochesterregional.org

Kozakiewicz LaurenLauren Kozakiewicz '22M (MD)

Committee: Communications Committee

Medical Specialty: Medicine

Current Position: Medical Student, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Email: Lauren_Kozakiewicz@URMC.Rochester.edu

Humberto Mestre PayneHumberto Mestre '18M (MS), '21M (PhD)

Committee: Bridge Committee

Current Position: MD/PhD Student, Neuroscience Graduate Program 

Email: humberto_mestre@urmc.rochester.edu

Jeannette Perez-RosselloJeannette Perez-Rossello '95M (MD)

Committee: Alumni Awards Committee

Current Position: Asst. Professor, Pediatric Radiologist, Boston Children's Hospital

Email: jeannette.perez-rossello@childrens.harvard.edu

Denia Ramirez--MontealegreDenia Ramirez-Montealegre '01M (MPH), '04M (MS), '07M (PhD), '12M (Res)

Committee: TBD

Current Position: Pediatric Neurologist, University of Tennessee Medical Center

Email: dramirez@utmck.edu

Redmond, BryanBryan V. Redmond '26M (MD), '26M (PhD)

Committee: TBD

Medical Specialty: Medicine and Neuroscience

Current Position: MD/PhD Student

Email: bryan_redmond@urmc.rochester.edu

Smith, ErnestErnest Smith ’97M (MS), ’99M (PhD)

Committee: Bridge Committee

Medical Specialty: Microbiology and Immunology

Current Position: Senior VP, Research and Chief Scientific Officer at Vaccinex, Inc

Email: esmith@vaccinex.com

Stone, JeffJeffrey Stone ’87, ’91M (MD)

Committee: Communications Committee

Medical Specialty: Radiology

Current Position: Interventional Neuroradiologist,
Mayo Clinic Florida

Email: Stone.jeffrey@mayo.edu

Tesoriero, ThomasThomas Tesoriero ’81M (MD)

Committee: Alumni Awards Committee

Medical Specialty: Internal Medicine

Current Position: Retired, Primary Care Physician at Kaiser Permanente in Washington, D.C

Email: thomastesoriero@gmail.com

Williams, AnnalynnAnnaLynn Williams '08, '19M (PhD)

Committee: Bridge Committee 

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Departments of Epidemiology and Cancer Control Department, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Email: Annalynn_Williams@URMC.Rochester.edu

Michael ZuscikMichael Zuscik '89 (MS), '93M (PhD) 

Committee: Communications Committee 

Current Position: Mark Clayton Professor and Vice Chair of Research Orthopaedics, University of Colorado

Email: Michael.Zuscik@cuanschutz.edu

Ex Officio Members

Mark TaubmanMark B. Taubman, M.D.

CEO, University of Rochester Medical Center and UR Medicine, Dean, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences

mark_taubman@urmc.rochester.edu

Vaughn, EricEric Vaughn, M.Ed.

Director of Career Services, Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Email: Eric_Vaughn@URMC.Rochester.edu 

Frank, DianeDiane Frank

Director, Offices for Medical Education, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

EmailDiane_Frank@URMC.Rochester.edu

Melissa L. HeadMelissa L. Head '99W (MS)
Executive Director, URMC Academic Programs
Alumni Relations & Engagement

Email: melissa.head@rochester.edu

Moodie, MatthewMatthew Moodie
Assistant Director for URMC Academic Programs Alumni Relations Communications and Annual Fund

Emailmatthew.moodie@rochester.edu

Alumni Council Committees

Executive Committee: Jill Weimer, Chair

Awards Committee: Tom Tesoriero, Chair

Communications Committee: TBD, Chair

Bridge Committee: TBD, Chair

Next Alumni Council Meeting

To be determined.

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