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The 10s
Diana Cassar-Uhl, M.P.H. ’13, has accepted a public affairs fellowship in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C.

Jeremy M. Hugh, M.D. ’12, and Melissa Masaracchia, M.D. ’11, are engaged to be married in the summer of 2014. They met as medical students at NYMC and are currently residents in dermatology at Fletcher Allen Healthcare and in anesthesiology at Dartmouth- Hitchcock Medical Center, respectively.

John Farrelly, M.S. ’10, was named associate editor of Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound.

The 00s
Yan Gao, M.D., M.P.H. ’06, was invited to a series of meetings in China last spring to lecture on her international perspective of modern radiology practice. She was a radiologist in the Guangdong province of China for more than a decade before she immigrated to the United States.

Joshua D. Quick, M.D. ’06, is in his last year of residency training in anesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He also matched into an adult cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship at Tufts University in Boston that he will begin immediately following residency.

Eugene Jacquescoley, M.P.H. ’05, a multi-instrumentalist, is featured on the newly released compilation album Volume One by weRwe Records.

Jason Tenzer, M.P.H. ’04, received the 2013 American College of Healthcare Executives Early Careerist Award at the annual Healthcare Leaders of New York gala in June.

Timothy McClung, M.P.H. ’01, has been appointed as Commissioner to the Healthcare Quality Certification Commission of the National Association for Healthcare Quality. The Commission is dedicated to assuring competencies of professionals practicing in healthcare quality and serves the public by establishing, implementing and enforcing standards and procedures for certification and recertification of healthcare quality professionals.

The 90s
In August Scot G. McAfee, M.D. ’97, was appointed interim chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn.

Gary Kaml, M.D. ’96, was appointed assistant professor of surgery at Yale University School of Medicine. He practices surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital and lives in Madison, Conn., with his wife and son.

James Januzzi, M.D. ’94, was recently promoted to professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he is a cardiologist and director of the cardiac ICU at Massachusetts General Hospital. His research focuses on biomarkers of cardiovascular disease and clinically he focuses on heart failure. Dr. Januzzi lives in Wellesley, Mass., with his wife Roberta, and their two daughters, Caterina, age 16, and Julianne, age 13.

Roy Stern Seidenberg, M.D. ’91, gives a shout out to his classmates. He lives in Manhattan and is a dermatologist affiliated with NYU.

Ian S. Wedmore, M.D. ’90, is serving as the emergency medicine consultant to the U.S. Army’s Surgeon General and
fellowship director of the U.S. Army’s Austere and Wilderness Medicine Fellowship in Tacoma, Wash.

The 80s
Patrick Maidman, M.D. ’89, reports his daughter Allison Maidman is in the NYMC Class of 2016.

Robert M. Yacynych, M.D. ’88, is medical director for the Director of Emergency Medicine of Medstar Harbor Hospital in Baltimore. His eldest son, Eddie, is a senior at the University of Maryland where he is a cheerleader for the Terps. His next oldest son, Davis, is also a student at U of M, majoring in biochemistry in a pre-med track.

Thomas J. Pacicco, M.D. ’85 and Elaine Grammer Pacicco, M.D. ’88, are happy and proud of their son Thomas A. Pacicco, who will graduate in the NYM C Class of 2014. They write, “Tom is busy with his GI practice in Charlotte and Elaine is a private pediatrician in Charlotte—and we are doing great!”

Michelle A. Multz (Grosz), M.D. ’87, reports a busy year for her family. “Our daughter Rachel is a freshman at Washington University in St. Louis and our son will become a bar mitzvah this November. Wishing all good health in the New Year,” she writes.

Phillip Kohanski, M.D. ’87 and Renee Kohanski, M.D. ’90, report Phillip is now chief of the Department of Radiology at Backus Hospital in Norwich, Conn. Renee completed her novella “Cheat Show,” available on amazon.com, and will begin her new radio show on Talkers.com in January 2014.

Richard A. Gallo, M.D. ’86, will celebrate his 25th wedding anniversary with his wife, Adele, in April. He met his wife while on vacation in Turks and Caicos with classmate, Thomas E. Spears, M.D. ’86. He is currently the physician advisor to the Physicians Regional Healthcare System in Naples, Fla. Their son is in his junior year at the University of Florida studying economics and mathematics with a grade point average just shy of a 4.0. He will be applying to graduate school and hopes to enter the world of investment banking in the Big Apple.

Randolph L. Trowbridge, M.D. ’86, was elected vice president of the Fairfield County Medical Association. He is a physiatrist, rehabilitation specialist and medical director of Team Rehab in Danbury, Conn.

Eileen McInerney, M.D. ’85, writes, “I love being on the New York Academy of Medicine’s email list for scheduled events. I have attended many conferences and lectures.”

Joseph S. Cervia, M.D. ’84, is enjoying his work as Regional Medical Director for Health Care Posters IPA + MSO, as well as doing patient care, teaching, research, and administrative responsibilities at the Hofstra North Shore/LI J School of Medicine. His daughter Lisa is studying for her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Duke, and his youngest son Michael is majoring in physics at the University of Chicago.

Classmates Kevin C. Delahanty, M.D. ’84, Mark J. Cerbone, M.D. ’84 and Robert M. Ross, M.D. ’84, teamed up in an attempt at a successful conclusion to their annual “Where’s Mario” safari.

Patricia Barry, M.D. ’83, continues to provide radiological services at the Women’s Health Center at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, Long Island. She continues to serve on the NYM C Alumni Board of Governors and enjoys gardening in her spare time.

Amy Batterman, M.D. ’83, gives an update on her children: Rebecca is at Hofstra law school; Lisa has been accepted to Upstate Medical School; Brandon is studying criminal justice in college; Sammy is a junior in high school; and Ronny is in junior high. She has finally recovered from Hurricane Sandy and missed the last reunion because of a college graduation.

John Cosgrove, M.D. ’83, stepped down as chairman and residency program director at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in August after nearly seven years as departmental leader. He joined the medical staff at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenpoint, N.Y., as the first employed surgeon.

Deborah Fried, M.D. ’83, writes, “My youngest just took the MCATs. We’ll see what happens next—perhaps another alumni child at NYMC?”

Ada M. Marin, M.D., M.P.H. ’83, was listed in the “2013 Top Doctors/ San Diego’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” for the 8th time in the last 11 years.

Adelaide G. Nardone, M.D. ’83, is happy to report her second son, Gus Gleason, just started at Tufts University Medical School in Boston.

Kenneth M. Gelman, M.D. ’82, is in private practice in Cooper City, Fla. His practice is reproductive endocrinology, specializing in PCOS , infertility in males and females, and IV F.

William C. Reha, M.D. ’81, M.B.A., was installed as president-elect of the Medical Society of Virginia at the organization’s annual meeting in October. Dr. Reha is a urologic surgeon.

 Nedra Rosen, M.D. ’80, and her husband had a summer filled with great family events. “Our daughter graduated from college and is embarking
on a career in advertising. Our son got married and will be starting his second law clerkship for a federal court judge. And my stepson and his wife had a beautiful baby boy,” she writes.

The70s
Robert P. Reisman, M.D. ’78, retired from pathology practice in Phoenix in 2006. He has two grown children and one grandchild.

John T. Repke, M.D. ’78, has been elected as the clinical chair representative to the Penn State University- Milton S. Hershey Medical Center board of directors. Dr. Repke has been chairman of ob/gyn at the medical center since 2002.

Howard R. Krauss, M.D. ’77, was appointed to the California Medical Board. He is director of neurosurgical ophthalmology at Saint John’s Brain Tumor Center, director of ophthalmology for Pacific Eye and Ear, clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, and has a private practice.

Vincent Vigorita (Skip), M.D. ’76, writes, “I am in close touch with classmate Ralph Almeleh, M.D. ’76. My wife Patty and I are soon to become grandparents for the first time. Greetings to all.”

Catherine Dunn, M.D. ’75, reports she is still working part time at the King County Jail in Washington State, and every day there is interesting and challenging. “My older daughter was married in Berkeley, Calif., in July and happily, one of my NYMC roommates Nancy Roistacher, M.D. ’75, and her husband were able to attend the wedding.”

Edward Swibinski, M.D. ’75, is practicing endocrinology and teaching as a clinical professor of medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

Biagio V. Mignone, M.D. ’75, continues to practice ophthalmology in Mount Vernon, Yonkers and Scarsdale, N.Y. He is joined by three associates, including his son Paul Mignone, M.D. ’06. He spends his free time with his two-year-old granddaughter, Celeste Penelope.

Steven Weinstock, M.D. ’74, is practicing GI in Torrance, Calif., since completing a UCLA fellowship in 1979. He completed a two-mile ocean swim in August from Hermosa Beach to Manhattan Beach in one hour and 13 minutes, ranking him 516 out of 1200 competitors. “I plan to keep practicing and swimming!”

John Boyer, M.S. ’73, received the prestigious Ripple of Hope Award at the RFK Center’s annual gala in New York. The award lauds leaders of the international business, entertainment and activist communities who demonstrate commitment to social change.

David H. Young, M.D. ’72, writes he is “retired—sort of.”

Rubin S. Cooper, M.D. ’71, is professor of pediatrics at Hofstra School of Medicine, North Shore/LI J and is chief of pediatric cardiology at CCMC-Cohen Children’s Medical Center. He has a new granddaughter born in August.

The 60s
Richard N. Hirsh, M.D. ’69, continues his mammography projects in developing communities and completed a mission to Guatemala in August. He donated two refurbished mammography machines and provided training at three clinical sites for technologists and radiologists.

Theodore E. Eisenstat, M.D. ’68, a colorectal specialist, was appointed professor of surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and joined their faculty practice, the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group.

Craig Jurgensen, M.D. ’66, is the author of a new book, Rounds with Jim: A Medical Biography, which he describes as a spiritual memoir. The book tells his personal story of how and why he developed a personal approach to treating patients and his medical philosophy.

Leslie Feinsmith, M.D. ’65, is happily retired in Delray Beach, Fla.

Howard Cooperman, M.D. ’63, reports all is well on the West Coast.

Harvey A. Reback, M.D. ’61, still practices internal medicine in a hospital based group at Charlton Medical Hospital in Fall River, Mass.

Ira D. Glick, M.D. ’61, writes, “I am still teaching (emeritus) at Stanford Medical School, serve as medical director at a clinical trials site and seeing private patients. I have fond memories of Barry Tischler, M.D. ’61, and Peter Altman, M.D. ’61. I still play on an over-70s basketball team.”

Allan M. Rothenberg, M.D. ’60, retired in July after 50 years in pediatrics. He wrote about his career and how things have changed in medicine in an essay published in the Queens Chronicle. “So pediatrics has changed, but have parents or children changed? I think not. Parents still look for two attributes in a doctor: knowledge and compassion,” he wrote.

The 50s
Maggie McGall, M.D. ’58, is living with her daughter and son-in-law in Ohio and keeping busy but at a slower pace. “Life is good,” she says.

Howard J. Kline, M.D., ’58, continues to be active practicing cardiology in an academic atmosphere and continues to swim competitively for the University of San Francisco masters swim team. He has remained close friends with Robert Blankfein, M.D. ’58, Richard Resnick, M.D. ’58, and James Justice, M.D. ’58, all of whom were wonderful classmates.

William H. Brown, M.D. ’57, “totally retired” in January 2012.


 

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Page updated: February 26, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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