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The P&S Journal: Spring 1998, Vol.18, No.2
Alumni News and Notes
Alumni News and Notes

1944
Homer Peabody was selected as “Mr. San Diego” for 1997.

1945
Michael S. Bruno is professor of clinical medicine and associate dean at New York University School of Medicine. He is director of medicine and trustee at Lenox Hill Hospital and managing partner of Madison Medical....Philip Wilson is active in the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Society. His main fields of interest include eating disorders, particularly anorexia nervosa, and the related aspect of beauty and body image.

1947
Sports medicine pioneer Daniel F. Hanley served as physician for the U.S. Olympic Team from 1947 to 1979. He served on the Medical Advisory Committee of the U.S. Olympic Committee from 1960 to 1984 and was the U.S. representative on the International Olympic Committee’s Medical Commission from 1968 to 1980. Now retired, Dr. Hanley resides in Maine....James F. Holland received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from SUNY in May 1997, when he delivered the graduation address. Jim’s “Cancer Medicine,” co-authored with Dr. E. Frei, came out in its fourth edition in 1997....Alfred Knudson continues working at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. In 1997 he was honored with a Gardner Foundation International Award.

1948
Melvin M. Grumbach received the 1997 John Howland Award of the American Pediatric Society; the year before the American Academy of Pediatrics presented him with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

1949
John W. Severinghaus, an anesthesiologist at UCSF, reports that in 1996 the Radiometer Company of Copenhagen gave a substantial gift to establish a Radiometer-Severinghaus Anesthesia Research Postdoctoral Fellowship and Laboratory at UCSF.

1952
Joe Shipp has been appointed Eminent Scientist in Residence at the Sansum Medical Research Foundation in Santa Barbara. He is a participant in the Santa Barbara Diabetes Program, whose goal is to cure Type I diabetes in five years.

1955
Donald Marcus was a visiting professor in rheumatology and immunology in Taiwan, lecturing at four medical centers....James R. McCartney received the teaching award from Brown University medical students for 1997. He is retiring as psychiatrist-in-chief at the Miriam Hospital....Jane H. Morse and her co-workers successfully mapped the locus of the familial primary pulmonary hypertension gene to chromosome 2q31-q32; these results were published in Circulation....Daniel S. Pettee was made emeritus clinical professor of neurology at the University of Rochester in 1997. He retired from the practice of neurology the previous year....Following retirement as chief of plastic surgery at Lewis-Gale Medical Center in Salem, Va., Robert Frank Roth is co-chair of the medical center’s CME committee and vice president of the Lewis-Gale Foundation. He also volunteers at the Franklin County Free Clinic....Joseph P. Zawadsky was elected vice president of the American Orthopedic Association.

1956
Donald T. Dubin continues as professor of molecular genetics and microbiology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In addition, he is the director of the HIV Culture Lab and the DNA Sequencing Lab and pursues research on antibiotic resistance....Robert S. Hirsch is co-director (with Don Gleason’56) of Advanced Clinical Therapies. His specialties, before retiring at the end of 1996, were hematology and medical oncology....Robert A. Maslansky is director of the addiction/rehabilitation division at Bellevue Hospital in New York....Walton K.T. Shim is professor of surgery and pediatrics at the University of Hawaii....George van B. Cochran is the retired founder and director of the Orthopedic Engineering and Research Center at Helen Hayes Hospital and is P&S professor of clinical orthopedic surgery. He is also adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

1957
Chief of the medical service at the East Orange VA Medical Center, professor and vice chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey since 1971, Norman H. Ertel also holds the title of professor of medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is active in clinical research and, at national medical meetings in 1997, presented papers on lipid metabolism, subclinical hypothyroidism, and effects of steroids on clotting factors....Donald H. Harter is clinical professor of neurology at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He serves as senior scientific officer at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and as director of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute/NIH Research Scholars Program.

1958
Virginia Dulany is a member of the Advisory Board on the Study/Care at the End of Life, jointly sponsored by the Bioethics Committee at Johns Hopkins and the Maryland attorney general’s office. She is also a representative of the State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to the Committee on Practice Parameters for the Health Care Access and Cost Commission of Maryland....James D. Finkelstein was named honorary president of the Second International Congress on Homocysteine Metabolism, held in Nijmegen, Holland, in April 1998.

1960
James D. MacLowry has assumed the positions of professor of pathology, medical director of the division of laboratory medicine, and vice chair of the Department of Pathology at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland....Robert G. Neuhardt has been working full time in the HMO industry since 1985 and is now medical director for Principal Healthcare, handling medical services for the Tampa and Orlando areas....Joost Oppenheim reports that he has survived another research site visit evaluation; his paper No. 430 has been published....Elias Schwartz is the Werner and Gertrude Henle Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania. Not quite ready to retire, he accepted the position of professor of pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College and director of medical research at the DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del. His personal perspective of pediatrics was changed in 1997 with the arrival of his first grandchild.

1961
Joel L. Duberstein is director of medical intensive care and of pulmonary diseases at Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J. He is associate clinical professor of medicine at P&S and serves as the representative from Overlook Hospital to the executive committee of the Department of Medicine at P&S.

1962
Joel A. Kraut has achieved the first whole eye transplant following years of research at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Hospital. This work appeared in the April 1997 Archives of Ophthalmology.

1963
LeClair Bissel received the Elizabeth Blackwell medal for 1997 from the American Medical Women’s Association at its annual meeting. The medal is the association’s highest honor....Alan N. Schechter is chair of the board of advisers of the DeWitt Stetten Jr. Museum of Medical Research. He is also a member of the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility of the American Association for the Advancement of Science....Geraldine Poppa Schechter co-edited the education program books “Hematology 1996” and “Hematology 1997” and chaired the education program of the American Society of Hematology. She was appointed a member of the Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine at the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C....Alfred L. Scherzer was appointed to the Medical Commission of Rehabilitation International, a worldwide organization dedicated to setting standards and developing programs to serve the needs of those with disabilities.

1964
While visiting Tibet, Rolf Barth bumped into Jay Levy’65 in the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa....Gerald S. Friedman’s nuclear medicine practice has been integrated with the Yale Department of Diagnostic Imaging. This facility installed the first outpatient PET scanner in Connecticut. Gerald is on the faculty at Yale.

1965
Anthony H. Horan, a urologist, has been studying the use of diphosphonates for osteoporosis caused by anti-androgen treatment for carcinoma of the prostate....Robert P. Lisak has completed 10 years as professor and chairman of neurology at Wayne State University School of Medicine and neurologist-in-chief at the Detroit Medical Center....See 1997 class notes for a photo of David S. Svahn.

1966
Maynard B. Wheeler is director of pediatric ophthalmology at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. He returned to P&S last May for the graduation of his daughter Kate’97. (See photo in 1997 class notes.)

1968
Faye Natanblut Laing, an academic radiologist specializing in diagnostic ultrasound, is professor of radiology at Harvard; she directs resident education and training in radiology and works out of Brigham & Women’s Hospital....Kent Saltonstall made a career change from orthopedic surgery to teaching musculoskeletal care to non-surgeons, because “that is where the needs are.”

1969
Mark E. Josephson is director of the Howard Thorndike Electrophysiology Institute and Arrhythmia Services at Beth Israel/Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He is professor of medicine at Harvard. In 1996 he won the Distinguished Teacher Award from the North American Society for Pacing and Electrophysiology....James A. Reiffel is professor of clinical medicine at P&S. He directs the electrophysiology programs at CPMC and sits on the policy board for cardiac arrhythmia research. He has delivered more than 400 lectures nationally and internationally and published more than 100 medical papers....Allen Steere was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from SUNY in May 1997 for his work on Lyme disease.

1970
Robert M. Schmidt became a fellow of the American Association of Science and the Cosmos Club, both located in Washington, D.C....Sally Kasparek Severino is a tenured professor and executive vice chair of psychiatry at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. In 1997 she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, received the Weisskopf Faculty Award, and was elected vice president of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis. In the year 2000 she will become the AAP’s first woman president.

1971
A surgical oncologist at the Geisinger Clinic, James F. Evans is working part time toward an MPH at Johns Hopkins....Erik Gann is president-elect of the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute and Society; he will become president later this year....Timothy C. Kennedy is in the private practice of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver. He also holds the title of medical director of the Lung Cancer Institute of Colorado.

1972
Robert A. Boxer is professor of clinical pediatrics at Cornell University Medical College. He is chief of pediatric critical care medicine and associate in pediatric cardiology at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, Long Island....Francis J. Dann was listed as one of the “best doctors in Los Angeles” in LA Magazine. For the past 12 years Francis has made annual two-week trips to remote areas of the Philippines to treat patients with Hansen’s disease.

1973
Richard Heyman practices pediatric/ adolescent medicine in Cincinnati. His particular interest lies in adolescent substance abuse. He is chair of the Committee on Substance Abuse of the American Academy of Pediatrics....Daniel Wrobleski serves as director of colon and rectal surgery at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, R.I. He is assistant professor of clinical surgery.

1974
Having passed the Chinese licensure examination, Mary Jane Buttrey is now a licensed physician in Taiwan. For the past nine years she has been teaching medical students basic clinical skills, including history-taking, physical examination, and clinical reasoning; she plans to continue to teach regularly....“Sutton’s Law,” a novel by Jane Orient, was published by Hacienda Publishing in August 1997.

1975
Laure Duval, who practices psychiatry, received certification in geriatric psychiatry. She is associated with Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital in New Jersey and enjoys living on an old farm in Bucks County, Pa....Wendy Gladstone is president of the New Hampshire Pediatric Society and proudly reports that New Hampshire was recently named “the healthiest state for children.”

1976
Jerome Groopman has become a contributing editor to the New Yorker, now that the sections “Annals of Medicine” and “Medical Dispatches” have been resurrected. Jerry continues his work at Harvard Medical School.

1977
C. Roger Dufresne holds academic appointments in plastic surgery at Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins. He is co-director of the Center for Facial Rehabilitation at Fairfax Hospital. His special interests include esthetic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck cancer reconstruction, cleft lip and palate, and craniofacial deformities; these fields have been the topics of numerous lectures and published papers. He has also co-edited “Complex Craniofacial Problems.” Roger has received numerous awards for his work.

1978
Barbara Koppel is professor of clinical neurology at New York Medical College. She is associate chief of neurology and vice president of the medical board at Metropolitan Hospital. Her research interests include complications of AIDS and cocaine use. Her “Color Atlas of Neurological Complications of AIDS” was published in 1995. Barbara and her husband, Timothy Pedley, the new chairman of neurology at P&S, have two children.

1981
Gary Sobelson practices family medicine in Concord, N.H. He has joined a home-grown HMO “Healthsource.” He is president of the New Hampshire Academy of Family Physicians. He serves on the boards of the Concord Hospital and the New Hampshire Medical Society.

1982
Mary Ruth (“Mimi”) Buchness is chief of dermatology at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center and associate professor of dermatology and medicine at New York Medical College. She is also president-elect of the Women’s Medical Association of New York City.

1984
Thomas G. Bartlett is diplomate of the ABIM’s cardiovascular diseases boards and is a full member in the North American Society for Pacing and Electrophysiology....Byron A.M. Jackson does clinical research in hypertension, migraine headaches, and angina (phases III and IV). He also does some research in HIV and is an instructor at the Louisiana State Medical School at Shreveport.

1985
Lee Ellen Morrone was elected to “Outstanding Women of 1997” for outstanding professional achievement and community service by Young Americans.

1987
Minas S. Constantinides directs the facial plastic and reconstructive surgery division in the otolaryngology department at NYU Medical Center.

1988
Susan Markush Zimet is chief of medicine at the Aspen Valley Hospital in Colorado. She is also physician to the Aspen Music Festival. There is skiing on weekends and time for violin-playing as well as taking care of her two young sons.

1990
Having completed a cardiology fellowship in June 1997, Ainat Beniaminovitz is an attending in transplant cardiology in the circulatory physiology division at CPMC. He also conducts clinical research on the physiology of heart failure.

1991
See 1997 class notes for a photo of Jennifer K. Svahn.

1997
Jonathan Svahn at last May’s commencement with father David S. Svahn’65 and sister Jennifer K. Svahn’91.... Kate Wheeler married Andy Snell (front left). Also present were P&S friends and family, pictured with the bride and groom from left: Michael DeMelis’00, Maynard B. Wheeler’66, Andy Willis’97, Kim McCrudden’97, Chris Li’97, and Tamara Takoudes’97.


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