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Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations Class Notes


'50s

Louise Sabol-Rubel, MD, WMC '59 (deceased), was selected posthumously to receive the Outstanding Science Alumni Award of the Penn State Eberly College of Science. She earned her bachelor's degree at Penn State, where she was one of only two women in the pre-med program.

 
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'60s

Wilma Bulkin-Siegel, MD, WMC '62, an award winning artist and retired oncologist, was named to the board of directors of the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Elissa J. Santoro, MD, WMC '65, Surgical Internship WMC '66, a surgical oncologist with the Center for Breast Health and Disease Management at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, New Jersey, was named a Patient Preferred Oncologist by Patient Preferred Physicians and Practitioners.

Joel Schwartz, MD, HU '65, a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, is the author of Noses Are Red: How to Nurture Your Child's Sense of Humor, which was showcased at the 2017 Book Expo America.

Anna T. Meadows, MD, WMC '69, emeritus professor of pediatrics and medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, was the subject of a profile in the "Narratives in Oncology" special issue of The ASCO Post [American Society of Clinical Oncology], recognizing her as "an internationally distinguished pediatric oncologist who led paradigm-changing survivor-ship research and clinical care of children with cancer."

 
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'70s

Robert A. Figlin, MD, MCP '76, was appointed to CBT Pharmaceuticals' newly established scientific advisory board. He is the Steven Spielberg Family Chair in Hematology Oncology, professor of medicine and biomedical sciences, and director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Marian Baldini, MS, HU '77, president and CEO of KenCrest, has joined the Forum of Executive Women, a membership organization of more than 400 women of influence in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Paul W. Esposito, MD, HU '77, professor of orthopedic surgery and pediatrics at the University of Nebraska and clinical service chief at Children's Hospital & Medical Center, Omaha, was honored with the 2017 Distinguished Service Award of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Orthopaedics.

Marlene Wolf, MD, MCP '77, a health care speaker with Lifetime Medical Consulting LLC, presented "Targeting the Patient Experience" at the NACE: Emerging Challenges in Primary Care 2017 conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, last June. She has joined the faculty of Nova Southeastern University's College of Allopathic Medicine, in Fort Lauderdale, as clinical assistant professor of family medicine.

Bruce Bush, MD, HU '78, announced his retirement as senior vice president at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

Lawrence Goren, MD, HU '78, founder and medical director of Onsite Innovations, received the healthcare services award at the 2017 Greater Philadelphia EY Entrepreneurs of the Year gala.

Stephen K. Klasko, MD, HU '78, CEO of Jefferson Health, was ranked No. 24 on Modern Healthcare's list of "Top 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders."

Ronald Avery Krisch, MD, HU '78, was formally recognized as a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

 
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'80s

Hy J. DePamphilis, MD, MCP '82, an internist who is also board-certified in geriatric medicine, joined the medical staff at Penn Highlands Brookville in Brookville, Pennsylvania.

Barbara J. Dalton, PhD Microbiology & Immunology, MCP '83, was named to the GVC Powerlist 2017 by Global Corporate Venturing, media publication and data provider for the corporate venture capital industry. Dalton is a vice president at Pfizer, where she manages the Pfizer Ventures Investments team.

Michael J. Demeure, MD, HU '83, was named program director of Hoag Precision Medicine at the Hoag Family Cancer Institute in Newport Beach, California. He is a fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon with a longstanding interest in developing new treatments for endocrine cancers based on molecular genomics.

Craig Earl, PhD Pharmacology, MCP '83, became executive director of Project Delivery at PRA Health Sciences, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Robert Spees, MD, HU '83, an internal medicine physician at the Doctor's Medical Group of Colorado Springs, who is affiliated with Penrose St. Francis Health Services and Memorial Hospital Central, has been named a 2017 Top Doctor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Deborah Kimmel, MD, MCP '84, received an award from the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania for her leadership in the field of brain injury rehabilitation. She served as a medical director of the Brain Injury Program and the medical director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital in Allentown. She also served as a staff physiatrist at Good Shepherd from 2001 until her retirement in 2016.

Alan Levinson, MD, MCP '84, a urologist based in Decatur, Georgia, was named one of Atlanta's Top Doctors in Atlanta magazine.

Donald M. Yealy, MD, MCP '85, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. He is chair of emergency medicine at UPMC and a professor of emergency medicine and clinical and translational sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Adrienne Withers Bradley, MD, HU '86, joined the board of trustees of Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals in Massachusetts.

Henry A. DePhillips III, MD, HU '86, became the senior vice president and chief medical officer at Cedar Gate Technologies, Greenwich, Connecticut.

Scott Berman, MD, HU '87, a vascular surgeon with Carondelet Medical Group and the medical director for the Rocky Mountain Vascular Quality Initiative, received the Outstanding Neurology/Vascular Award at the Influential Health and Medical Awards banquet sponsored by Tucson Local Media and Inside Tucson Business.

Howard J. Franklin, MD, MCP '88, joined Salix, a pharmaceutical company specializing in treating gastrointestinal disorders, as vice president of medical affairs and strategy.

Dan Hartman, MD, MCP '88, CEO and medical director of Philmont Guidance Center, was named vice president of Outpatient Behavioral Health for the Holy Redeemer Health System which serves southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Stefanie Porges, MD, HU '88; Internal Medicine Residency, HU '91, was reappointed to the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. She is the medical director of the Emergency Medicine Department Observation Unit at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and an attending in emergency medicine.

Laurel P. Hansch, MD, HU '89, joined the Board of Directors of the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara. Dr. Hansch is the president of South Coast Radiological Association and serves in multiple leadership positions within the medical staff of the Cottage Health Systems.

 
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'90s

Joyann Kroser, MD, MCP '90, a gastroenterologist with Crozer-Keystone Health System, has been appointed clinical professor of medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. Kroser earlier served as an associate professor of medicine and medical director of Drexel's Center for Digestive Health until late 2011, when she left to join a private practice. She is a member of the College of Medicine Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Binoy K. Singh, MD, MCP '93; Internal Medicine Residency, MCP '96; Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, HU '00, a cardiologist with the Northwell Health System–Lenox Hill and faculty member of Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, was named a 2017 Top Doctor in Yorktown Heights, New York.

Betsy Johns, MD, HU '94, joined the Stormont Vail Health medical team and will practice as a family medicine physician at Cotton O'Neil Corporate View in Topeka, Kansas.

Dean B. Spingola, DMD; MD, MCP '95, an oral surgeon in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, was recognized in D Magazine's list of Best Dentists in Dallas.

David Abbott, MD, HU '96, a pediatrician at Children's Medical Clinic, Cottage Health, Santa Barbara, was recognized as the best children's doctor in the Santa Barbara Independent's "Best of Santa Barbara 2017: Little Creatures" for the second year in row.

Gregory P. Cuculino, MD, MCP '96, an emergency medicine physician, joined Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, Florida, as the emergency department medical director.

Madhumita Sadhukhan, MD, MCP '97, joined SouthEast Lancaster Health Services as a family practice physician.

Corey Goldstein, MD, HU '98, a psychiatrist who has been with Rush University Medical Center for almost two decades, joined Rush's new emergency medicine residency program to refocus his practice on emergency medicine.

Regina Hampton, MD, MCP '98, has become the first female president-elect of the medical staff at Doctors Community Hospital in its 40-year history. She is the medical director of the Breast Center at the hospital, which is in Lanham, Maryland. She is a co-founder of Breast Care for Washington in Washington, D.C., and recently became CEO of Cherry Blossom Intimates, a store that caters to breast cancer patients.

John Meisel, MD, MCP '98, a family physician, was hired at Kaiser Permanente Maui Lani Medical Office and Kaiser Permanente Kihei Clinic in Hawaii.

 
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'00s

Tony S. Quang, MD '02, joined the University of Washington School of Law as an adjunct professor of law. He has been teaching as an associate professor of radiation oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Deric Savior, MD '02, has been appointed head of medical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center at Temple University Hospital.

Jennifer DeGeus, MD '03, a pediatrician at Lake Forest Pediatric Associates in Joliet, Illinois, was featured in an article on volunteer work performed by the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan, where she completed her undergraduate degree.

Saadiq El-Amin, MD '03; PhD Molecular & Cellular Biology MCPHU '01, an orthopedic surgeon, joined the Concussion Institute at Gwinnett Medical Center, Lawrenceville, Georgia, as medical director. El-Amin also earned a master's in Interdepartmental Medical Science from the College in 1997.

Aditya Mehra, MD '03, will lead a team of physicians at the Vascular Institute at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, New Jersey.

Michael C. Sleet, MD '04, who is board certified in surgery and surgical critical care, has joined the Conem-augh Physician Group in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, caring for surgical patients, and trauma patients at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center's Level 1 trauma center.

Sapna Vaghani, MD '04, joined the medical staff of Premier Dermatology in New Lenox, Illinois.

Vasiliki Moragianni, MD '05, a reproductive endocrinologist, joined Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine in Northern Virginia.

Michelle T. Chudow, MD '06, a pediatrician focusing on child abuse, was appointed child protection director for Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She has been medical director for the Baltimore County Child Advocacy Center for the past three years and has served on the Children's Justice Act Committee under the Maryland Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention since January 2017. She also sees patients in two regional pediatric emergency departments.

Athanasios Melisiotis, MD '07, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, has been appointed director of clinical informatics for the department. He is boarded in both emergency medicine and clinical informat-ics. Prior to his medical career, Melisiotis founded and operated a company involved in networking, computer hardware and software sales, and developed software. He also has founded and operated companies involved in medical software development.

Sachin Logani, MD '08, a board-certified cardiologist, joined Vidant Cardiology in Greenville, North Carolina.

 
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'10s

Wael Ghacham, MD '10, an orthopedic spine surgeon, joined Samaritan Neurosurgery in Corvallis, Oregon, after completing his residency at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, and his fellowship in orthopedic surgery of the spine at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan.

Pavan Malur, MD '11; Drexel/Hahnemann Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship '17, has joined Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge in Louisiana. He completed an internal medicine residency at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. He is board certified in nuclear cardiology as well as internal medicine.

Prianka Chawla, MD '12, a primary care physician and assistant professor at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, was featured in "Ask the Expert" in the June 21, 2017, issue of Boston magazine.

Carlton Fenzl, MD '12, was promoted to partner at Eye Surgeons Associates in Bettendorf, Iowa. He joined the practice after completing the University of Utah Moran Eye Center Fellowship program.

Robert Kelly Jr., MD '12, joined Core Physicians in Exeter, New Hampshire, as a family medicine physician.

Justin Sirianni, MD '12, has joined Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine and Pain Management in Bradenton, Florida. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Arizona Medical Center, where he served as chief resident, and then completed a fellowship in pain medicine at Wake Forest University and the Carolinas Pain Institute.

Tara Miller, MS Clinical Research Organization & Management '13, clinical affairs manager at PharmaJet, is a co-author of "Needle-Free Jet Injection in Workplace Influenza Clinics," an Expert View article published in ONdrugDelivery Magazine. Miller is an adjunct faculty member for the Clinical Research Organization & Manage-ment program.

Swetha Pathak, MD '13, a dermatologist, has joined the medical staff at Novant Health Premier Medical Associates in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Krystilyn L. Washington, MD '13, gave a talk at the Fauquier County Branch NAACP Educational Seminar at the Fauquier Hospital. She is an OB/GYN at Kaiser Permanente in Woodbridge, Virginia. She completed the Drexel Pathway to Medical School program in 2009.

Jason R. Woloski, MD '14, a family physician, joined the Community Medicine practice at Geisinger Kingston, in Kingston, Pennsylvania.

Kritika Hanamshet, MS Cancer Biology '16, is a doctoral student in the Molecular & Cell Biology & Genetics program. Alexander Mazin, PhD, professor, and Olga Mazin, PhD, research associate professor, both in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Kritika Hanamshet, MS ’16, a doctoral student in the Molecular & Cell Biology & Genetics program; and colleagues from Georgia Institute of Technology, authored "Rad52 Inverse Strand Exchange Drives RNA-Templated DNA Double-Strand Break Repair," which was published in the June 8, 2017, issue of Molecular Cell. The paper reveals a new function of the homologous recombination protein, Rad52, which may help to identify new targets for cancer treatment.

Anand Rao, PhD Neuroscience '17, co-founded and became the CEO of XSO, LLC. He is a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University.

 
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Former Residents and Fellows

(alphabetical)

Michael Adenaike, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann Internal Medicine Residency '10, and Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship '13, has joined Doylestown Health Cardiology in Doylestown and Warrington, Pennsylvania.

Sundeep J. Ekbote, MD; Emergency Medicine Residency, MCPHU '96, joined the medical staff at Mononga-hela Valley Hospital in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, as director of the Emergency Department.

Marilyn Heine, MD; Medical Oncology Fellowship, MCP '89, an attending physician in hematology/oncology and emergency medicine, presented two sessions on cutting-edge information at ACEP17, the annual scientific assembly of the American College of Emergency Physicians, held last fall: "Hemostasis Without Direct Pressure: ED Applications of Tranexamic Acid" and "TTP, HUS, HIT, ITP ... HELP!" Heine holds an appointment as clinical assistant professor of medicine at the College of Medicine.

Mark Stacy, MD; Neurology Residency, HU '90, was named dean of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

Gerald Wydro, MD; Emergency Medicine Residency, MCP '97; Emergency Medical Services Fellowship, MCP '98, chairman of emergency medicine at Aria Jefferson Health, was named to the Bucks County Courier Times' list of "2017 Emerging Leaders in Bucks & Eastern Montgomery Counties."

 
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