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Cynthia Aaron, MD, MCP '84; Emergency Medicine Residency, MCP '87, medical director for the Children's Hospital of Michigan Regional Poison Control Center, was appointed to the Public Health Advisory Commission of Michigan by Governor Rick Snyder.

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.

Sandra Abramson, MD, MCP '84, a cardiologist with the Lankenau Heart Group and director of cardiovascular imaging for Main Line Health, was named the 2017 Philadelphia Goes Red Champion, as part of the Go Red for Women campaign of the American Heart Association.

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

Anurag Agarwal, MD, MCPHU '99, a facial plastic surgeon based in Naples, Fla., was recognized on Castle Connolly's Top Doctors in Florida list.

Nahreen Husna Ahmed, MD '10, a pulmonary and critical care fellow of New York Medical College, was featured in The Daily Star regarding workshops she has organized on point of care ultrasounds.

Fiori Alite, MD '11, a radiation oncologist, joined Geisinger Health System in Danville and Lewisburg, Pa.

Mark Allen, MD, HU '82, a thoracic surgeon in Rochester, Minn., was elected president of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons during the organization's 51st annual meeting in San Diego.

Bruce Allen Levy, MD, HU '71, JD, was named 2015 Physician of the Year by the Travis County Medical Society and featured on the cover of the TCMS Journal. He was chosen for the honor by his peers. The CEO of Austin Gastroenterology, Levy is the past executive director of the Texas Medical Board and oversaw health legislation and regulation for Governor George W. Bush during the latter's time in office.

Peter Amenta, MD, HU '80; PhD, Anatomy, HU '84, was appointed president and CEO of the Joslin Diabetes Center headquartered in Boston, Mass.

Hardik Amin, MD '09, has co-authored a book, Vascular Neurology Board Review: An Essential Study Guide (Springer, September 2016). He is an assistant professor of neurology at Yale University School of Medicine and associate director of the Vascular Neurology Fellowship at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Nirav Amin, MD; Orthopaedic Surgery Residency '13, an orthopaedic surgeon at Loma Linda University Health in Loma Linda, Calif., who specializes in sports medicine, was recognized on the list of Top Doctors in Inland Empire magazine.

Parth Amin, MD '03, a general, vascular and critical care surgeon, has joined Bronson Cardiothoracic, Vascular & Endovascular Specialists in Kalamazoo, Mich. He completed his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, his vascular surgery fellowship at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, and a trauma surgery/critical care fellowship at the University of Tennessee in Memphis.

Michael S. Anger, MD, HU '81; Internal Medicine Resident, HU '83; is the chief medical officer of American Renal Associates, a nationwide dialysis company based in Beverly, Mass. He is the president and senior partner of Western Nephrology, a practice in the Denver metro area, and also serves as a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. During the summer, he volunteered for a week as senior medical staff at Camp Colorado, an American Diabetes Association–sponsored summer camp for children with diabetes, as he does each year.

Kris Armson, MD '02, an anesthesiologist based in Williamsport, Pa., was inducted into the All Sports Hall of Fame at Pottsville Area High School.

Elizabeth Arthur, MD, HU '90; Dermatology Residency, MCPHU '95, owner of Helendale Dermatology and Medical Spa in Rochester, New York, was selected as a finalist for the 2017 Athena Awards by the Women's Council, an affiliate of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. The awards honor the contributions of the area's most influential professional women.

Michael Arvanitis, MD, HU '82, chief of colorectal surgery at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J., was elected president of the New Jersey chapter of the American College of Surgeons.

Obehi Asemota MD '07; OB/GYN Residency '12, has joined Aspire Fertility's newest IVF clinic in Atlanta, Georgia, as a reproductive endocrinologist.

Kenneth T. Ashkin, MD, MCP '87, a neurologist at Mecklenburg Neurological Associates, and affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, has been named a 2017 Top Doctor in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Ragad Asmaro, MD '14, served as lead researcher for a study on breast arterial calcification as a risk factor for heart disease in women. The study was sponsored by Reading Hospital and led by investigator Peter Schnatz, DO.

Joanne Astill, MD; Psychiatry Residency, MCP '90, joined the University of Vermont Health Network's Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, New York.

Cindy Avery, MD, MCP '92, has joined Bucksport Regional Health Center in Bucksport, Maine. A family physician with a special interest in geriatrics, she was previously with the Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Farah "Bobby" Awadalla, MD '08, a dermatologist, has launched a drinkable vitamin supplement called UVO, said to be formulated to protect and repair the skin from sun damage. He practices at Coast Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center in Laguna Beach, Calif.

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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.

Shefali S. Ballal, MD, Drexel/Hahnemann Pathology Residency '13, Drexel/Hahnemann Cytopathology Fellowship '15, is a fellow in surgical pathology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Eric A. Bank, Certificate, Emergency Medical Services, MCPHU '96, co-authored an article in the Journal of Emergency Medical Services on blood therapy.

Stephanie Barbetta, MD, MCPHU '99, associate professor of emergency medicine and director of Minor Care clinical operations, has been appointed assistant dean for student affairs at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

Jonathan "Todd" Barlow, MS, Group Process & Group Psychology, HU '89, has been named director of addiction services at both New Vitae The Mitchell Clinic in Emmaus, Pa., and its parent organization, New Vitae Wellness and Recovery in Quakertown, Pa.

Robert E. Baute, MD, HU '66, retired president and CEO of Kent Hospital in Warwick, R.I., was honored by the hospital last fall with the dedication of the Robert E. Baute, MD, Cardiac Catheterization Lab. He had sought state approval for such a lab for more than a decade, arguing that the availability of coronary angioplasty in the Kent service area would save the lives of many patients.

Charles Bellows III, MD, MCP '95, joined the general surgery team at Southwest Health System in Cortez, Colo. Lesley Ann Hughes, MD, HU '98, joined WellSpan's Ephrata Cancer Center in Lancaster County, Pa., as a radiation oncologist.

Steven Bergmann, MD; PhD Physiology, HU '78, joined Princeton HealthCare System as chairman of the Department of Medicine.

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.

Jasjot Kaur Bhullar, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann Nephrology Residency ’09, joined Carolina Nephrology in Greenville, S.C.

Sima Bina, MD '11, joined Triangle Premier Women's Health Care Center in Clayton, N.C.

Reginald Blaber III, MD, HU '89; Cardiology Fellowship, MCPHU '98, received the Saint Luke Award for leadership in Catholic health care in Southern New Jersey from the Diocese of Camden.

Frederick J. Bloom Jr., MD, HU '83, the president of Guthrie Medical Group, has been appointed to the board of directors of the AMGA Foundation.

Laura J. Borgos, MD '94, joined the Mohawk Valley Health System in Utica, N.Y., as a breast surgeon.

Thomas N. Bottoni, MD, HU '93, has recently been awarded the "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" award by the graduating Emergency Medicine Residency class at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va. It is the sixth time he has received this award since he joined the teaching staff in 2008.

Frank Bowen Jr., MD, HU '69, is the executive medical director of Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island, a clinic for the medically underserved population living or working on Hilton Head and Daufuskie islands.

Eileen Boyle, MD, HU '83, received the Nathaniel Bedford Primary Care Award from the Allegheny County Medical Society Foundation.

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

Joseph Brady, MD, HU '87; Surgery Residency, HU '93, a general surgeon, joined South County Health in Wakefield, Rhode Island.

Robert Brautigam, MD, HU '93, a general surgeon in Hartford, Conn., was recognized in the Hartford Courant as one of the area's 2015 "Hometown Heroes." Brautigam earned his master's degree in biological sciences from Drexel's College of Arts & Sciences in 1987.

Ari D. Brooks, MD, HU '92, director of endocrine and oncology surgery and the Integrated Breast Center at Pennsylvania Hospital, joined the expert panel on a live video chat on skin cancer hosted by Penn Medicine and Virtua Cancer Center.

Robert J. Broselow, MD, HU '66, after three years at Amarillo Urgent Care, now works in emergency medicine in a rural critical access hospital in Crosbyton, Texas. He lives on his ranch with cattle, horses and llamas.

Jeffrey Brown, MD, HU '92; General Surgery Residency, MCPHU '99, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, HU, joined Riverside Medical Group in Kankakee, Ill., as a general surgeon.

Michael Brown, MD '08, a specialist in family and geriatric medicine, joined the staff of the Commonwealth Health Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa.

Richard V. Brown, MD, HU '78, a specialist in internal medicine working in geriatrics, recently received the Chief of Staff Clinical Excellence Award from VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, where he has been working for 31 years. The award is for outstanding work that has advanced the system's pursuit of excellence, while setting a new standard in VA care.

Robert Brown, MD, HU '86, a board-certified dermatologist, joined Integrated Dermatology in Massachusetts, and will be serving the Brighton, Mashpee and Needham locations.

Jessica Brumfield, MS Biological Science '11; DO, was appointed to the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians board of directors. Brumfield is a resident in the Georgia South Family Medicine Residency program at Colquitt Regional Medical Center, Moultrie. She earned her DO degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Scott Buckner, MD, HU '91, a vascular and interventional radiologist at Vein Clinics of America, was named a 2016 Top Doctor in Columbia, Md.

Tuan Bui, MD '06, spine surgeon, joined OrthoAtlanta Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Specialists in Atlanta, Ga.

Dorothy I. Bulas, MD, MCP '81, was promoted to chief of the Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology at the Center for Hospital Based Specialties at Children's National Health System.

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.

Elaine M. Bunick, MD, MCP '73; Internal Medicine Residency, HU '76; Endocrinology Fellowship, HU '78, an endocrinologist in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and leader of four medical missions to Ghana, received the William T. Sergeant Award of the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge.

Brent W. Burkey, MD, MCPHU '01, was appointed president of Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, Ohio.

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

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Joseph G. Cacchione, MD, HU '85, was named president of Ascension Medical Group, the largest nonprofit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system.

Matthew Campbell, MD, HU '98, presented at a heart and vascular seminar "Mitral Valve Repair – Minimally Invasive Methods Including MitraClip" at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place in Melbourne, Florida.

Katrina Marie Castille, MD '16, began her general surgery residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport in July.

Joseph G. Chacko, MD, MCP '91, professor of ophthalmology and neurology in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, was invested in the Sally McSpadden Boreham Chair in Ophthalmology on September 26. Chacko has been the director of neuro-ophthalmology at the university's Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute since 2005.

Mark Chag, MD, MCP '79, senior partner at Harbour Women's Health and one of the founders of the Portsmouth Prenatal Clinic, recently decided to retire from the obstetrical part of his practice. He will continue to provide gynecological services at Harbour Women's Health in Portsmouth, N.H.

Archana Chaudhari, MD, MPH; Drexel/Hahnemann Internal Medicine Residency '07, joined Geisinger Mount Pleasant in Scranton, Pa., as an internal medicine physician.

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.

Abhiman Cheeyandira, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann Surgery Residency ’14, joined the bariatric surgery team at Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia.

Lingyi Chen, MD, Drexel/Hahnemann Oncology Fellowship '10, joined Genesis Cancer Center in Hot Springs, Ark.

Yun-Lin Cheng, MD '12, joined the Crozer-Keystone Health Network OB/GYN women's health practice. Cheng earned her BS in biological sciences from Drexel.

Stephen A. Chidyllo MD, HU '87; DDS, has recently expanded his practice. He has a new office in the Medical Arts Building at Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, N.J., where he is on staff with the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, as well as being on staff at AtlantiCare Medical Center, Atlantic City Hospital.

Robert Hyun Cho, MD '04; Drexel/Hahnemann Orthopaedic Surgery Residency '09, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at UCLA, has been appointed chief of staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Los Angeles, Calif. He specializes in treatment of complex spinal deformity in children.

Vivian Chou, MD, HU '84, joined the Rubino OB/GYN Group in Summit, N.J.

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.

Kevin Claffey, MD, HU '89; Surgery Residency, HU '94, board-certified surgeon, joined the SSM Health Medical Group's new specialty clinic in Benton, Illinois.

Theodore Clair, MD, HU '63, a pediatrician in Bryn Mawr, Pa., retired after 53 years in medicine.

Robert K. Clark, PhD, HU '85, was re-elected for a third term as a commissioner on the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which performs peer evaluation and accreditation of public and private universities. Clark works at Cumberland County College as the special assistant to the president for planning, research, institutional effectiveness and grants.

John W. Clemenza, DMD; MD, MCP '94, established the Drs. Carolyn and Mariann Clemenza Scholarship Fund in honor of his sisters, who both died of cancer. The scholarship fund supports students from western Pennsylvania pursuing education in the health care field. It was set up though the Community Foundation of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.

Amy J. Clippinger, PhD, Molecular & Cell Biology & Genetics '09, associate director of the PETA International Science Consortium, is the president of the In Vitro & Alternative Methods Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology.

Mark S. Codella, MD, HU '84; Gastroenterology Residency, HU '87; Gastroenterology Fellowship, HU '89, chair of the Department of Medicine at Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia, presented "Colorectal Cancer: Preventable, Treatable, Beatable" at a Dine with the Docs community event hosted by the hospital on March 7, in honor of Colorectal Awareness Month. A member of the College of Medicine's Alumni Association Board of Directors, he will take office as president of the board on July 1.

Aly Cohen, MD, MCPHU '99, founder and medical director of Integrative Rheumatology Associates PC in Monroe Township, N.J., and The Smart Human LLC in Cranbury, N.J., was recognized by NJBIZ newspaper as a Health Care Hero.

Richard J. Cohen, PhD, Psychiatry, MCP '78, CEO of Public Health Management Corporation, was honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal at the 2016 Most Admired CEOs Awards.

William Collyer, MD, MCPHU '99, joined Deaconess Clinic Urology in Evansville, Indiana.

Thomas Connolly, MD; Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, HU '89, joined Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, Pa., as an orthopedic surgeon.

Scott Cook, MD, MPH, MCP '88, became the associate medical director at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, according to a LinkedIn update. He is also the chief medical officer at My House Call and the medical director at multiple addiction medicine centers.

Erin Cooper, MD '05, and Geoffrey Cooper, MD '05, have joined the medical staff of Bourbon Community Hospital, Paris, Ky. They will be part of the family medicine practice at the Bluegrass Medical Clinic. The Coopers came to Paris from Fremont, Neb. Erin Cooper completed a residency in the Department of Family Medicine and a geriatric medicine fellowship in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She served as medical director for the Fremont Area Medical Center Hospice and medical director of the Nye Courte Assisted Living Facility, as well as serving on the Nye Senior Services Medical Advisory Board. Geoffrey Cooper completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Nebraska/Offutt Air Force Base. He served in the United States Air Force Reserves as a second lieutenant from 2001 to 2005 and as a major in the USAF from 2005 to 2012.

Robert Corrato, MD, MCP '90, the founder and managing partner of Devon Hill Capital Partners, was one of five "lions" in the "Lion's Den," a Shark Tank–style pitch competition at IMPACT 2016, the capital investment conference of the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital Technologies.

Amy Crawford-Faucher, MD, MCP '94, a family medicine physician, became the residency director at Forbes Family Medicine Residency program, part of the Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh. She also serves on the board of directors of the Family Medicine Education Consortium.

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

Megen D. Cummings, MLAS '13, a student at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, was selected for the F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship program and was commissioned on May 21 as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps. Upon graduation in May 2017, she will receive her doctorate in veterinary medicine and will be promoted to captain. She will be an active duty veterinarian in the Army.

Robert S. Cummings, MD; Orthopaedics Residency, MCPHU ’97, a sports medicine specialist, joined St. Lawrence Health System in Potsdam, N.Y.

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Thomas Dailey Riley IV, MD; MS Biological Science '06, was selected as the "May Resident of the Month" at Marshall University's Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in Huntington, W.Va., where he was serving as chief resident in orthopedics. Riley completed his residency training in June and planned to enter an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship.

Dennis E. Daniels, MD; Internal Medicine Resident, MCP '00; Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellow '03, joined the Citizens Memorial Hospital Pulmonology Clinic in Bolivar, Mo.

Ann Danoff, MD, MCP '80, wrote an article, "On Being (an Endocrinologist): One Personal Journey," featured on Medscape's website.

Charles Daknis, MD, HU '90, an interventional pain management specialist in Shrewsbury, N.J., was named a Top Doctor by New Jersey Monthly.

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.

Georgia "Gigi" Dash, RN, CIC; MS Community and Preventive Medicine, MCP '74, director of infection prevention for Cape Cod Healthcare, received the 2016 Carole DeMille Achievement Award from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Matthew Davis, MD, MCP '94, joined Endo International as senior vice president of research and development of branded pharmaceuticals.

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.

Lynn DeLisi, MD, MCP '72, served as a co-editor for the March 2016 issue of the journal Current Opinion in Psychiatry. DeLisi is an attending psychiatrist in the VA Boston Healthcare System and a professor of psychiatry at Harvard University's Medical School.

Lawton DeLisser, MD, MCP '96, joined the active medical staff at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Pottstown, Pa., in the Emergency Department.

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.

Nicholas DePace, MD; Internal Medicine Residency, HU '83, a cardiologist and sports memorabilia collector, has created the nonprofit DePace Sports Museum in Collingswood, N.J., slated to open to the public in February. The museum's curator estimates that the collection is worth over $40 million.

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.

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

Ketan M. Desai, MD, HU '98, a vascular surgeon with Mercy Clinic Vascular Specialists at Mercy Heart and Vascular Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., has expanded his practice to Troy, Mo. He also sees patients at Mercy Clinic Heart and Vascular in St. Charles.

Meena S. Desai, MD, MCP '86, an anesthesiologist and managing partner for Nova Anesthesia Professionals in Villanova, Pa., has been elected chair of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

Paul H. Deutsch, MD, MCP '82; RPh, was recognized as one of Connecticut Magazine's Top Docs of 2016. He is an internal medicine physician with a private practice in Norwich, Conn.

Octavia Devon, MD '05, joined Lahey Urology at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Mass. She performs surgery for urologic cancer, stone disease and voiding disorders.

Angelo M. DiBello, MD, HU '54, a family physician, was honored for 60 years on the job by the administration and medical staff of Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia.

Blair Dickinson, MD '09, assistant professor of pediatrics, is a recipient of the Mary DeWitt Pettit, MD, Fellowship, established by the Trust Fund of the Alumnae/i Association of WMC/MCP to support research or other special projects of junior female faculty members at the College of Medicine.

Eugene Dixon, MD, HU '87, a urologist, has joined Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury, Vt.

Meredith Dixon, MLAS '15, received the Harry Rozmiarek Award from the Delaware Valley Branch of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. The purpose of the award is to promote technician authorship.

Gregory Dobash, MD, MCPHU '00, opened a new practice at the St. Luke's Ashland Family Practice in Ashland, Pennsylvania.

Lawrence D. Dodds, PhD Clinical Psychology, HU '99, an attorney and partner in the firm Wisler Pearlstine, LLP, presented "Divorced Parents and the IDEA [Individuals with Disabilities Education Act]: From Evaluations and IEPs, to Field Trips and School Events" at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Snapshots of Special Education Program.

Beverly Dolberg, MD, HU '92, was hired as the medical director of CenCal Health in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Jonathan Dranoff, MD, MCP, '93, a gastroenterologist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, was named a GI Leader to Know by Becker's Healthcare.

Christine Du, MD '08, has joined Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa., as an associate transplant surgeon, specializing in liver, kidney and pancreas transplant surgery services.

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

Charmaine Edwards, MD, Internal Medicine Residency, MCP '95, joined Red Bud Regional Hospital in Red Bud, Ill., as a gastroenterologist/hepatologist.

Osa Egharevba, MD '11, a board-certified internist, joined Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists and will be working as a hospitalist at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich., and Bronson Battle Creek Hospital in Battle Creek, Mich. He completed his residency at Loyola University Medical Center.

Theresa Eichenwald, MD, MCP '88, has been named medical director at CitiWell, the corporate wellness program for Citi headquarters in Irving, Texas.

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.

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.

June Elcock-Messam, MD, MCP '97, owner of Media Pediatrics in Wallingford, Pa., was inducted into Strath Haven High School's Wall of Honor.

Jennifer S. Episcopio, MD '05, an obstetrician-gynecologist, has joined Sacred Heart OB/GYN Services, part of Sacred Heart HealthCare System, Allentown, Pa.

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.

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Peter Favini, MD; Emergency Medicine Residency, MCP ’86, was named president of the medical staff and chief of emergency medicine for St. Luke’s University Health Network’s new Monroe campus in Bartonsville, Pa.

Peter Favini, MD; Emergency Medicine Residency, MCP ’86, was named president of the medical staff and chief of emergency medicine for St. Luke’s University Health Network’s new Monroe campus in Bartonsville, Pa.

Joan Von Feldt, MD, MCP '81, a professor of medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, was appointed president of the American College of Rheumatology.

Hector A. Feliciano, MD, HU '53, writes, "I am the last living graduate of Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in Puerto Rico. Still practicing two days — one day seeing private patients at a group of my trainees in family medicine, and one day teaching [problem-based learning] at Universidad Central del Caribe Medical School. Just celebrated my 70th wedding anniversary with my wife, who worked at the Strawbridge & Clothier store on Market Street while I was a medical student. I am director at the largest private nonprofit foundation in Puerto Rico, founder of the Puerto Rico Academy of Family Medicine and past president of the American Heart Association Puerto Rico Chapter. Still a member of AOA Honor Society–Zeta [now Delta Zeta] Chapter. Hope to practice a few more years; I am only 90. Thanks to Hahnemann for its excellent education and for instilling in me to be an eternal student of medicine."

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.

Brielle Ferguson, PhD Neuroscience '17, and Wen-Jun Gao, PhD, professor, Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy, published "Thalamic Control of Cognition and Social Behavior Via Regulation of Gamma-Aminobutyric Acidergic Signaling and Excitation/Inhibition Balance in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex" in Biological Psychiatry, April 15, 2018;83:657-669 (epub December 7, 2017). Ferguson earned her PhD in Neuroscience in August 2017 and is currently a postdoc at Stanford University.

Dean Laurence Fiergang, MD, HU '91, a pediatric ophthalmologist at Pediatric Eye Care of Maryland, has been named a 2017 Top Doctor in Baltimore, Maryland.

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.

Wanda Diane Filer, MD, HU '83, founder and president of the Strategic Health Institute in York, Pa., and president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, was the keynote speaker at the 19th annual Women's Show on October 1, 2016.

Jason Finkelstein, MD; Internal Medicine Residency, MCPHU '02, is a board-certified interventional cardiologist with Advanced Heart Care in Decatur, Texas. He completed his cardiology fellowship at Tulane University and subspecialty training in interventional cardiology at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Indianapolis. For the past eight years, he has participated in mission work in Grenada, helping to develop a cardiology clinic where volunteer providers treat local citizens who otherwise would not receive cardiac care.

Loretta Finnegan, MD, HU '64, was cited in an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer as the pediatrician who first formally described neonatal abstinence syndrome. The article, "Youngest Victims of Crisis Go Uncounted," noted that most hospitals still use the scoring system developed by Finnegan to assess NAS severity and the effectiveness of treatment.

C. Douglas Fogg, MD, HU '61, chief of staff at St. Luke's Hospital and medical director at the Wound Recovery Center at Hawthorn Medical in New Bedford, Mass., retired at the age of 80 after 42 years in medicine.

Jeffrey Forman, MD, HU '88, was appointed chief medical officer of population health at Bayview Physicians Group.

Cora Foster, MD, MCP '89, a general surgeon who specializes in breast health services, began offering same-day surgical procedures at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, N.Y. She has been employed by Surgical Associates of Ithaca since 1996, is on staff at the Cayuga Medical Center, and is also the medical director of the Cayuga Center for Wound Healing at Cayuga Medical Center.

Michael Fox, MD, HU '88, joined Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., as an internal medicine physician. Fox has been a Geisinger physician for 24 years and previously worked at Geisinger–Mt. Pleasant in Scranton.

Martin N. Frank, MD, HU '51, is emeritus chief of cardiology at Abington Memorial Hospital. He served as an adjunct assistant professor of medicine at Hahnemann University from 1955 to 1967 and an adjunct associate professor of medicine at Temple University from 1968 to 1975. He is still actively performing jazz and chamber music.

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

Patricia Lee Friedsam, MD, MCP '78, joined Allegheny Health Network as a physician at Washington Internal Medicine in Washington, Pa.

Samantha Lee Furia, MD '07, internist, joined the newly established practice Internal Medicine of Elizabeth in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

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Kathleen Galatro, DO; Noninvasive Cardiology Fellowship, MCPHU, joined the cardiology team at Watson Clinic Main in Lakeland, Florida.

James E. Galvin, MD, MPH; Neurology Resident, MCPHU '96, joined Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine in Boca Raton as professor of clinical biomedical science and associate dean for clinical research, with a joint appointment as a professor in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. He also will serve as medical director of the Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center. In addition, Galvin will take on the role of director of the Toby and Leon Cooperman Center for Memory Disorders and Alzheimer's disease at the Marcus Neuroscience Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Galvin previously held concurrent positions at New York University and NYU Langone Medical Center.

Richard A. Gambescia, MD, HU '71, a gastroenterologist at Philadelphia Gastroenterology Group, was recognized by Becker's GI & Endoscopy as a "GI Leader to Know."

Andrew Gambone, MD '11, will enter the Orthopedic Surgery Clinical Fellowship program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia after completing his residency in orthopedic surgery at Wayne State University this year.

Caroline V. Gatewood, MD, MCP '92, joined Peconic Landing's health care team as a neurology consultant for its Memory Care Center in Greenport, N.Y. She continues to have a private practice in Mattituck, N.Y.

John Gelzhiser, MD '04, system director of inpatient medicine at Care New England and a hospitalist at Kent Hospital, in Warwick, R.I., was among 10 physicians named by the American College of Physicians Hospitalist magazine as "Top Docs."

Clark D. Gerhart, MD, HU '90, of the Commonwealth Health bariatric program presented a weight loss surgery seminar in May in Mountain Top, Pa.

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.

Jeffrey T. Gibbs, MD '07, has joined Merit Health Central's burn center medical staff at Joseph M. Still Burn Centers. After graduating from the MD/MBA program at Drexel, he completed residencies in general surgery at Loyola University and in plastic surgery at Indiana University. He also completed a burn fellowship at Indiana before his plastics residency and, most recently, a surgical critical care fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University.

Kim Gilmore, MLAS '11, received the Bio-Serve Enhancement or Improvement of Animal Welfare Award from the Delaware Valley Branch of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. She is a senior veterinary technician at Temple University.

Jordan Glaser, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann Orthopedic Surgery Residency '14, has joined Lake Norman Medical Group, Orthopedic Spine Mooresville, in Mooresville, North Carolina. He completed his fellowship in spine surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

Mark Glaum, MD, MCPHU '99; PhD, MCPHU '01; Drexel/Hahnemann Internal Medicine Residency '02, and colleagues of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates of Tampa Bay have opened an office in Wesley Chapel, Florida, the practice's fifth location. He is an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at the University of South Florida's Morsani College of Medicine. He also earned his MS in physiology from Hahnemann in 1993.

Marla Gold, MD; Internal Medicine Residency '86; Infectious Diseases Fellowship '88, dean emerita of Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health, was selected to serve on Mayor-elect Jim Kenney's Transition Team.

Helen Goldberg, MD, MCP '88, has relocated to "the beautiful Western Slope" in Colorado to pursue her integrative oncology practice. She joined Grand Mesa Oncology in Delta, Colo., "amidst organic orchards, vineyards and breweries."

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.

Mark A. Goldstein, MD, Cardiology Fellowship, HU '92, joined The Heart Center at Mercy Personal Physicians in Reisterstown and Lutherville, Md.

Francisco Gomez, MD, Orthopedic Surgery Residency, MCP, an orthopedic surgeon at Gomez & Gomez MDs in Tampa, Fla., joined Physician Partners of America.

Linda Good, MD, MCP '85, a family physician who helped start the Mt. Airy Family Practice in Philadelphia in 1989, left the practice in early July to explore other interests.

Ira Jay Goodman, MD, MCP '79, a neurologist and owner of the Compass Clinic in Orlando, Fla., was named a Top Doctor by Orlando Magazine.

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.

Adam Greenberg, MD, HU '92, is the medical director and president of Dermatology & Laser Institute of Southwest Florida, which has just been acquired by Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, the nation's largest dermatology practice.

S. Bruce Greenberg, MD, HU '79, has been inducted as a fellow in the American College of Radiology. He is a professor of radiology and pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, in Little Rock.

Susan N. Greenberg, MD, HU '78, of Adult Medical Oncology/Hematology Group in Little Silver, N.J., was named to New Jersey Monthly's 2015 Top Doctors.

Robert Greenleaf, MD '05, a spinal surgeon with Reconstructive Orthopedics in New Jersey, was the commencement speaker for the Solanco High School Class of 2015.

June Greenspan-Margolis, MD, WMC '59, in private practice of adult, child and adolescent psychiatry and psychoanalysis in Jenkintown, Pa., has been named clinical professor of psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Grossman, MD, HU '65, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maricopa Health Foundation at the Annual COPA Ball; he received the award in honor of his 35 years of excellence in academic clinical teaching and practice as well as his work in Vietnam developing a drug addiction treatment center. Grossman is the vice president of academic affairs at Maricopa Integrated Health System in Phoenix, Ariz.

Emily Grum, MD, MCP '84, joined Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pa., as a pulmonologist.

James T. Guille, MD; Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, MCPHU '01, is a member of the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics and the Division of Spinal Disorders of the Brandywine Institute of Orthopaedics in Pottstown, and is affiliated with Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. He completed fellowships in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and spine surgery at Shriners Hospital.

Deepak Gupta, MD, MCP '92, was promoted to medical director of anesthesiology at Euclid Hospital, Euclid, Ohio, which is part of the Cleveland Clinic Health System.

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Janet Haas, MD, HU '77, chair of the board of directors of the William Penn Foundation, wrote an op-ed article about Philadelphia's Rebuild Initiative that was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, February 20.

Joseph F. Hacker III, MD, HU '79, president of Gastroenterology Associates in Newark, Delaware, was named a "GI Leader to Know" by Becker's GI & Endoscopy.

Meghan Stott Haggerty, MD '10, completed her residency in radiation oncology at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and is a board-certified radiation oncologist at Northeast Radiation Oncology Center in Scranton, Pa.

William N. Hait, MD, MCP '78; PhD, Pharmacology, MCP '78, founding director and advisory board member of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, was among 100 individuals and groups honored by Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center for their commitment to the fight against cancer. Hait is the global head of Janssen Research & Development, part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.

Robert H. Hall, MD, HU '92, was ordained as a permanent deacon by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

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.

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.

Erik Happ, MD, HU '97, has been appointed director of neuro-ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmic trauma at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

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.

Mitchell Hardenbrook, MD, HU '97, founder and president of the Advanced Spine Institute of Greater Boston, joined the staff of Milford Regional Medical Center, where he sees patients two days a month.

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.

Randy W. Hawkins, MD, HU '79, a surgeon and assistant professor at Drew University, has been reappointed to the California Medical Board.

Jeffrey P. Hein, MD, HU '92, a family physician with Baden Area Healthcare, Baden, Pa., was inducted into the Quigley Catholic High School Hall of Fame during the school's Passport to Paris gala on October 9, 2015, at Shadow Lakes Country Club in Hopewell Township, Pa.

Marilyn Heine, MD; Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, MCP '89, received the 2016 Colin C. Rorrie Jr., PhD Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians for her career dedicated to advocating on behalf of the medical profession nationwide. She practices emergency medicine and hematology/oncology.

Norman "Chip" Hetzler Jr., MD, HU ‘82, Col. USAR, a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, has opened Coliseum Heart, Lung & Vascular Associates at Coliseum Medical Centers in Macon, Ga.

Mary T. Hofmann, MD; Internal Medicine Residency, MCP ’91; Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, MCP ’93, a physician at Abington Adult Medical Associates, has been named a Pinnacle Professional by Continental Who’s Who. She is division chief and fellowship director for geriatric medicine at Abington Memorial Hospital.

Mindy Horrow, MD, MCP '80, vice chair of Einstein Healthcare Network's Department of Radiology, received the Honored Educator Award from the Radiological Society of North America for her work in advancing the field of radiology.

Helen Meeks Horstmann, MD, MCP '72, an orthopedic surgeon at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, was installed as a board member of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and will also serve as chair of the Philadelphia Flower Show and Events Committee.

Jamil A. Hossain, DPM, Drexel/Hahnemann Podiatric Medicine Residency '15, joined the medical staff at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, Tenn. He is associated with Advanced Foot & Ankle Centers in Columbia and Nashville.

Laura Houk, MD '04, was hired as a physician at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass.

Clifford Hudis, MD, MCP '83, chief of the Breast Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he also serves as vice president for Government Relations and chief advocacy officer, has been named the next CEO of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Hudis is also a professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Sandral Hullett, MD, MCP '76, CEO and medical director of Cooper Green Mercy Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, was honored in Alabama A&M University's salute to Women's History Month.

Nadeem Hussain, MD '08, medical director of Kenmore Mercy Hospital's Medical Rehabilitation Unit in Buffalo, N.Y., has been named the hospital's Doctor of Distinction for 2016.

Patrick Hwu, MD, MCP '87, a tumor immunologist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, joined the scientific advisory board of Dragonfly Therapeutics.

Jennifer J. Hyder, MD; Radiation Oncology Residency '08, a radiation oncologist at the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Mass., presented a free lecture as a part of the Understanding Breast Cancer Risk and Screening Cooley Dickinson/Massachusetts General Hospital Lecture Series.

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Toufic Imam, MD; General Surgery Residency '13, a board-certified general surgeon, joined the vascular surgery team of the surgical care group at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, N.H.

Joseph E. Imbriglia, MD, HU '70, received the 2016 Ralph C. Wilde Leadership Award from the Allegheny County Medical Society Foundation at its Celebration of Excellence Awards Gala, held March 4 in Pittsburgh.

Andrew F. Inglis Jr., MD, MCP '81, a physician at Seattle Children's Hospital, was named one of Seattle magazine's 2016 Top Doctors for pediatric otolaryngology.

Kate Iyoob, MS Criminalistic Science '17, has joined the Murfreesboro, Tennessee, police department as a crime scene technician/investigator. She is one of the first three civilians the department has hired as crime scene workers.

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Harsh Jain, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann General Surgery Residency '07, joined Mercy Hospital Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates and the Catholic Health Heart Center at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y.

Iqra Javeed, MD '11, joined the endocrinology department at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass. Javeed completed a fellowship in endocrinology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston after completing her residency in internal medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Mariell Jessup, MD, HU '76, a cardiologist and professor at the University of Pennsylvania and past president of the American Heart Association, was honored at the 2016 American Heart Association Heart Ball in Philadelphia on February 6, 2016.

Mark Jewett, MD, HU '73, has retired from his primary care practice at Rochester Health Center in Rochester, Vt., after more than 30 years of practicing medicine.

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.

Thomas Johnson, MD, MCP '96, a general surgeon, has joined the surgical department of Harrington Physician Services, an affiliate of Harrington HealthCare System in Southbridge, Mass.

Christina Jones, MD, MCP '95, a family physician, joined the UHS Primary Care practice in Oxford, New York.

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Alexander E. Kalenak, MD, HU '94, joined Boone County Family Medicine North in Boone, Iowa. Kalenak earned his master's in biological chemistry from Hahnemann in 1989.

Sarah M. Kane, MD '05, an obstetrician-gynecologist with Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Ky., delivered the commencement address at Smethport [Pa.] Area Junior-Senior High School, her alma mater. Before moving to Louisville, Kane was an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Case Western Reserve University.

David Kashmer, MD, MCPHU '01, MBA, has written a second book, Volume to Value: Proven Methods for Achieving High Quality in Healthcare (Lioncrest Publishing, 2016), which describes proven methods that can ensure patient safety and positive outcomes. A trauma and acute care surgeon, Kashmer contributes to and the Healthcare Quality Blog.

Anup Katheria, MD '04, research director of the Neonatal Research Institute at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns in San Diego, was recently appointed assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at Loma Linda University and accepted as a member of the Society for Pediatric Research. Katheria completed his pediatric residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County and his perinatal-neonatal fellowship at the University of California, San Diego.

Brian Kelly, MD, HU '89, was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.

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

Karl B. Kern, MD, HU '80, professor of medicine at the University of Arizona, received a Lifetime Achievement in Healthcare Award at the Tucson Local Media Influential Health and Medical Leaders Awards.

Stephen Kessler, MD, MCP '86, joined the University of Vermont Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center's OB/GYN practice.

Herbert H. Keyser, MD, HU '58, is the author of An Unquiet Life: Odyssey of a Whistleblower (Cogent Publishing, May 2016). Described as a medical thriller, this is his sixth book but first novel. It is available on Amazon.

Raj Khanna, DMD; MD, MCPHU '00, will head the new Department of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University in West Virginia. He has served as division chief of oral and maxillofacial surgery under the Department of Surgery since 2002.

Arun Khazanchi, MD; Internal Medicine Residency, MCPHU, co-founder and president of Florida Digestive Health Specialists, was named a Top Doctor in Sarasota Magazine.

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.

Lynne Kitei, MD, Psychiatry Residency, MCP, a physician at the Arizona Heart Institute and former actor, published a book, The Phoenix Lights: A Skeptic's Discovery That We Are Not Alone (Waterfront Digital Press 2017), and directed and produced the film The Phoenix Lights Documentary.

Philip B. Kivitz, MD, HU '61, has been elected to fellowship in the New York Academy of Medicine. He holds the status of Honorary Staff Member of Stanford Health Care, Stanford University, which was awarded to him upon his retirement in 2015, after nearly three decades as clinical faculty at Stanford (adjunct clinical professor of radiology) in the breast imaging section. He continues to assist international breast health centers.

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."

Lewis Kline, MD, Internal Medicine Resident, MCP '82, a pulmonologist, has joined Allegheny Health Network in the Pittsburgh, Pa., metropolitan area.

Linda Klein, MD, MCP '94, a family practice physician, has joined the Riverside Clinic at Rusk County Memorial Hospital in Ladysmith, Wis. Klein is the first primary care physician to work at the clinic, which operates as a department of the hospital to provide local access to primary care. She previously worked as a family medicine and emergency medicine provider in Montana, Oregon and Washington.

Ajay Kohli, MD '15, a resident in the Drexel/Hahnemann Radiology Residency program, is one of the alumni featured in Drexel Magazine's annual 40 Under 40 issue. Kohli, who also earned his undergraduate degree at Drexel, in economics, was cited for his work in combining technology and medicine to build innovations in healthcare delivery (

David A. Kolde, MD, HU '96, a family medicine physician in Wenatchee, Washington, joined the board of directors of the Community Foundation of North Central Washington.

Irene I. Komarynsky, MD; Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency, MCP, joined Stamford Health Medical Group in Stamford, Connecticut.

Edward C. Kondrot, MD, HU '77; MD(H), CCH, DHt, was interviewed on the radio show "The Natural Nurse with Ellen Kamhi and Dr. Z."

Phillip J. Koo, MD '05, joined the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert, Ariz., as division chief of diagnostic imaging.

Linda Kornfeld, MD '04, an internist in Allentown, Pa., wrote an article, "Why We Should Reimburse End-of-Life Discussions," in Medical Economics magazine about more effective ways physicians can discuss often sensitive end-of-life issues with their patients.

Steven Krawtz, MD, HU '83, a board-certified physician in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, critical care medicine and sleep medicine who practices at Pocatello Lung & Sleep Disorders Clinic in Pocatello, Idaho, held a seminar and wrote an article titled "Seminar of End of LifeMedical Care" that appeared in the Idaho State Journal.

Norman Kreisman, PhD, MCP '71, professor and vice chair, Department of Physiology, Tulane University School of Medicine, celebrated 45 years on Tulane's faculty. He directed the Human Physiology Course for the past 20 years and won the University's top teaching awards, including the Chancellor's Teaching Scholar Award and the President's Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching. He will be honored in October for co-founding Tulane's Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, at the ceremony celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Keith Kreitz, MD, MCPHU '99, a surgeon, joined the Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery team at St. Mary Medical Center, in Langhorne, Pa.

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

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.

Julia Krout, MLAS '09, presented "Gnotobiotics: What Is the Fuss?" at the Microbiome and Mice 2016: Advancing Microbiome Research Symposium in New York City on April 26.

Kenneth Krumins, MD, MCP '90, physician at Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic in Winter Park, Florida, was recognized in Orlando magazine's list of Top Doctors 2017.

Evgeny Krynetskiy, MD '06, joined Seaside Surgery Center in Naples, Florida, as a physician partner, specializing in foot and ankle surgery.

Naveen Kumar, MD '05, a breast surgeon, opened the newly created Breast Care Program at Granville Surgical Associates in Oxford, North Carolina. He completed his general surgery residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School) and received training in plastic surgery at Duke University Medical Center.

Andrew G. Kundrat, MD, HU '82, was promoted to medical director of the Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, Md.

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Pamela Lacy, MD '02, was honored by the Junior Auxiliary of Columbus, Miss., for her contributions to women's health.

Har Chi Lau, MD, MCP '92, was recognized as a 2016 Top Doctor in the Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., area. Dr. Lau is a general surgeon at Hudson Valley Surgical Group and affiliated with Phelps Memorial Hospital Center and Saint John's Riverside Hospital.

Jason Lamontagne, PhD '15: Michael J. Bouchard, PhD, associate professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Joshua Chang Mell, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology; and alumnus Jason Lamontagne, PhD '15 (first author), published "Transcriptome-Wide Analysis of Hepatitis B Virus-Mediated Changes to Normal Hepatocyte Gene Expression" in PLoS Pathogens 12(2): e1005438, February 18.

Therese Langan, MLAS '15, a veterinary student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, recently completed field study in Thailand, mainly working with elephants in the Elephants Nature Park in Chiang Mai province. She earned her BS in biological sciences from Drexel.

Ngoc Minh Le, MD '05, a pediatric neurologist, has joined the clinical team of Courtagen Life Sciences in Woburn, Mass., as a medical consultant. He was previously co-director of the Neurogenetics/Neurometabolic Clinic and the Ion Channel Epilepsy (Dravet Syndrome) Clinic at Miami Children's Hospital.

Kinnard Leatham, MD; Surgery Residency, HUH ’02, who specializes in critical surgical care, joined the medical staff of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Annette Lee, MD, HU '91, joined Abington Reproductive Medicine as partner and medical director of the in vitro fertilization program at Abington Jefferson Health's Toll Center for Reproductive Science in Abington, Pa.

Clarence Marcus Lee Jr., MD '10, MBA, joined U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group in November 2015 as medical director at the U.S. HealthWorks North Sacramento [Calif.] facility. A former flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force, Lee is the founder and CEO of CMLEEJR Co. He earned his MBA from Drexel's LeBow College of Business in 2014.

Sandra Lee, MD, HU '98, a dermatologist, has a new reality TV show on TLC called Dr. Pimple Popper. It debuted on the network on January 3.

Rosemary Leeming, MD, HU '83, was named the new chief medical officer of Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. She is the first woman to serve in the physician leadership role in Geisinger's 100-year history.

Steven C. Leiser, PhD, Neuroscience '05, head of translational sciences at Luc Therapeutics, was inducted into the Delaware Valley High School Hall of Fame.

Jody Leonardo, MD '02, joined Allegheny Health Network as director of the adult hydrocephalus program and assistant director of endoscopic neurosurgery for the network, based in Pittsburgh.

Angelo Lepore, PhD Neuroscience '06 - Itzhak Fischer, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy, published a new manuscript in Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, "Improving the Therapeutic Efficacy of Neural Progenitor Cell Transplantation Following Spinal Cord Injury." The paper was published together with Michael Lane, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy, and alumnus Angelo Lepore, PhD Neuroscience '06, faculty in the Department of Neuroscience at Thomas Jefferson University.

Lisa Leschek-Gelman, MD, MCP '94, joined Reading Health System as chief of neurology.

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

Bruce Levy, MD, HU '71; JD, CEO of Austin Gastroenterology in Austin, Texas, was honored as the 2015 Physician of the Year at the Travis County Medical Society's Annual Dinner.

Piper Lillehoff, MD, MCP, '96, has been recognized by Marquis Who's Who for her accomplishments in psychiatry.

Richard Lockwood, MD; Internal Medicine Residency, MCP '82, joined Excellus BlueCross BlueShield in Rochester, N.Y. as vice president and chief medical officer.

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

Kristen Long, PhD Microbiology & Immunology '12, assistant professor at Mansfield University, in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, was profiled in an article on her work on pancreatic cancer in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine.

Jennifer Lord, MD, MCPHU '00, was inducted into the United States Pony Clubs Academy of Achievement at the USPC Equine Symposium and Convention.

Jonathan Lord, BS Emergency Medical Services, MCP HU '00, joined Flagler County (Florida) as chief of emergency management. He was previously director of the state Division of Emergency Management, where he oversaw the response to Hurricanes Hermine, Matthew and Irma.

Terrence Loughlin, MD, HU '80, an otolaryngologist, joined OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center in Mendota, Illinois.

Quan Ly, MD; General Surgery Residency, MCPHU '03, is an associate professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Fla.

Nicole Michele Lykens, PhD Pharmacology & Physiology '12, with adjunct faculty member Gordon Lutz, PhD, and former faculty member Melanie Tallent, PhD, co-invented a method of pre-MRNA modulation for use in the treatment of diseases. Drexel University was granted a patent on the invention in June (patent number 9,359,603).

Janice C. Lysiak, MD, HU '74, a rheumatologist who recently retired from the Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center in Orange County, Calif., was awarded the Trustee Associates Award by the Misericordia University Board of Trustees for her outstanding commitment and support of the university, where she earned her undergraduate degree.

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James L. Madara, MD, HU '75, CEO of the American Medical Association, was featured on Crain's Chicago Business's "Who's Who in Chicago Business."

Kenny Mai, MD, MCPHU '01, joined Saint Agnes Medical Providers in Fresno, Calif., as an orthopedic surgeon.

Marina Makous (Vishnevsky), MD, MCP '90, assistant professor, Medicine/Family Medicine/Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, completed a fellowship in neuropsychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry/Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases Research Center. She recently opened a private practice in Exton, Pa., treating patients with neuropsychiatric complications of Lyme and other diseases.

Marcelo R. Malakooti, MD '08, a critical care physician at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, has been named one of the "40 Under 40" by Crain's Chicago Business in the area of health care and innovation.

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.

Anthony Maniglia, MD, HU '78, board certified physician at Altoona Blair Medical Associates in Altoona, Pa., received the clinical practice award for the western Pennsylvania American College of Physicians (ACP).

Marianne Mann, MD, MCP '86, an independent pharmaceutical development and regulatory consultant based in Highland, Md., was elected to the Scientific Advisory Board of Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Sharad S. Mansukani, MD, HU '93, senior advisor of TPG Capital LP and a member of the board of directors of Kindred Healthcare Inc., was appointed to the board of directors of Endo International, PLC.

Tahir Maqsood, MD, Psychiatry Residency, MCPHU '98, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry, has been named chair of psychiatry by Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals. The chair will unify the psychiatry department at both hospitals in an integrated system of behavioral health.

Andrew Marlowe, MD, HU '87, of Marlowe & Marrs Ear, Nose and Throat in Sarasota, Fla., wrote an article titled "A Guide to Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids" for SCENE magazine.

Anne-Marie Martin, PhD, Microbiology & Immunology, MCPHU '98, was hired as vice president, head of biomarker research and development at Adaptimmune, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company with operations in Oxford, U.K., and Philadelphia.

Ian B.K. Martin, MD, MCPHU '00, is president-elect of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, effective in May when he completed a one-year term as secretary-treasurer of the society. Martin is professor and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine, and is also a professor in the school's Department of Medicine.

Steven Maser, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, HU '92, a hand and upper extremity surgeon in Morristown, N.J., was featured in New Jersey Monthly's 2015 Top Doctors.

Dennis E. Mayer, MD, HU '87, a general surgeon, joined Mary Black Physicians Group Surgical Specialties in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

Stanley Mayrowetz, MD, HU '65, joined the Mountainside Medical Group in Caldwell, N.J., as an internist and primary care doctor.

Gilbert Mbeo, MD, Drexel/Hahnemann Neurology Residency '13, assistant professor of neurology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, was awarded neuroscientific intensive care subspecialty board certification by the United Council for Neurological Specialties.

Thomas McCarter, MD, HU '92, was hired as the first chief medical officer at TEAM of Care Solutions, LLC, a developer of care coordination and care team collaboration software based in Fort Lee, N.J.

Julie B. McCausland, MD, HU '96, MS, has been appointed to the Academy of Master Educators of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is an associate professor of medicine and emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and is the director of the UPMC Medical Education Transitional Year Residency program. She currently serves as vice chair of the Transitional Year Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medicine Education.

Todd McGrath, MD, Drexel/Hahnemann Emergency Medicine Residency '04, a sports medicine specialist at Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute in Philadelphia, was listed in Becker's Orthopedic Review "12 Orthopedic Surgeons to Know."

Gela Mchedlishvili, MD, Internal Medicine Residency, MCP '96, a nephrologist, has been elected as a fellow of the American Heart Association by the Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease. Fellowship recognizes scientific and professional accomplishments in the field and active volunteer service and leadership in the AHA. Mchedlishvili is chief of nephrology and director of inpatient and outpatient dialysis units at WellSpan York Hospital. He is a clinical adjunct professor of medicine at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine.

Rammurti Mckenzie, MD '11, pain management specialist, recently joined St. Luke's Spine & Pain Associates in Lehighton, Pennsylvania.

Larry McLean, PhD, Biochemistry, MCP '82, a life sciences instructor at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Lawrenceburg, received the Gerald I. Lamkin Award for Excellence in Instruction.

Donald J. McMahon, DO; Internal Medicine Residency '07, was included in Becker's ASC Review on a list of 21 gastroenterologists serving as directors of osteopathic GI fellowship programs across the country.

Maureen McMahon, MD, MCP '95, a pediatrician affiliated with multiple hospitals, including Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pa., and Nemours duPont Pediatrics in Villanova, Pa., has joined The Expert Network as a distinguished doctor, an invitation-only service of distinguished professionals.

Carey L. McMonagle, MD, HU '74, an internist at Preferred Primary Care Physicians in Uniontown, Pa., was a recipient of the Alumni of Distinction award from his undergraduate alma mater, St. Vincent College.

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."

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

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

Jessica Ann Meisner, MD '13, has accepted a fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. She completed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

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.

Michael Joseph Messina, MD '10, an orthopedic surgeon, has joined the medical staff of Phoenixville Hospital, Phoenixville, Pa.

Christine Meyer, MD, HU '97; MS, Pharmacology, HU '98; MS, Molecular & Cellular Biology '02, a pediatrician at Healthy Steps Pediatrics, LLC, in Exton, Pa., and the founder of Team CMMD Foundation, a nonprofit charity team of runners and non-runners that raises money for cancer research in Philadelphia, was recognized as the "2015 Health Hero" by Philadelphia magazine.

Gary Michelson, MD, HU '75; Orthopaedics Residency, HU '79, was listed in "The Los Angeles 500: The Most Influential People in Los Angeles" in the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Howard A. Miller, MD, HU '74, has joined Main Line Primary Care at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pa. He previously practiced with the former Miller/Boselli Internal Medicine and served on the faculty of Drexel University College of Medicine for many years.

Michael J. Miller Jr., MD, HU '94, recently became the director of the Division of Interventional Radiology and Image Guided Medicine at Emory University. He is an associate professor in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences and holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Surgery. He was previously with Duke Radiology at Duke University School of Medicine.

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.

Neelum Mittal, MD '07, board-certified radiologist, joined the staff at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Md.

Dorothy M. Moore, MD, MCP '80, a pediatric and general ophthalmologist in private practice in Wilmington, Del., was elected the 172nd president of the Medical Society of Delaware.

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

William F. Muhr Jr., MD, DABR, HU '83, CEO of South Jersey Radiology Associates, was listed in the "Who's Who in Health Care" section of South Jersey Biz magazine.

ThucAnh Multerer, MD, MCPHU '00, a board-certified vitreoretinal specialist, joined TLC Eyecare & Laser Center in Toledo, Ohio.

Michael Murray, MD, HU '88, a general surgeon at Northern Nevada Medical Center in Sparks, Nev., was recognized by Nevada Business Magazine as a Healthcare Hero in the category of Technology and Research.

Amy Murtha, MD, MCP '92, has been appointed chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Services at the University of California, San Francisco. She started in her new role on May 1. She joined UCSF from Duke University School of Medicine, where she was a professor in the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pediatrics.

Brandi Musselman, MD '09; Drexel/Hahnemann Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency '13; Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship '15, has joined Atlantic General Women's Health in Selbyville, Del. Musselman earned her master's degree in biological sciences from Drexel's College of Arts & Sciences in 2003.

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Chand Nair, MD; Psychiatry Residency, MCPHU '00, received the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society's Robert Jones Award, which honors a society member for their commitment and service to public service psychiatry. He is the chief medical officer at Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital in Fort Washington, Pa.

Laura Napier, MD '08, was named interim chair and medical director of the Emergency Department at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago. She is also the quality director at the hospital.

Donald Nash, MD, MCP '79, a sports medicine physician and program director of the UHS Wilson Medical Center Sports Medicine Fellowship, was inducted into the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Section IV Hall of Fame, headquartered in Sydney, N.Y. Nash has been associated with Section IV athletics as a doctor and team physician since 1982.

Rachel Navarra, PhD Pharmacology & Physiology '16, has accepted a faculty position in the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Rowan University College of Medicine as an instructor. Her role involves the development of behavior and electrophysiology research core facilities, new assay validation, and medical pharmacology course lectures.

Sidney Neimark, MD, HU '77, a gastroenterologist in West Palm Beach, Fla., was named a "GI Leader to Know" by Becker's Endoscopy & GI magazine. Neimark earned a BS from Drexel in 1973.

Michael A. Neri Jr., MD, HU '96, the assistant area medical director at Southern California Permanente Medical Group in Riverside, Calif., was recognized on the list of Top Doctors in Inland Empire magazine.

Thomas Nguyen, MD, HU '92, joined Kettering Physician Network Primary Care at Sycamore Family Medicine in Miamisburg, Ohio.

Michael S. Nillas, MD; Internal Medicine Residency, MCP ’01, joined Cape Regional Physicians Associates in Cape May Court House, N.J., as a cardiologist.

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Julianne O'Boyle, MD, HU '89, a neurologist, returned to private practice on a part-time basis at Honesdale Neurology in Honesdale, Pa. O'Boyle also practices at the Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers in Honesdale.

Robert E. O'Connor, MD, MCP '82; MPH, professor and physician-in-chief at UVA's Department of Emergency Medicine, is a current board member and candidate for president of the American College of Emergency Medicine.

John O'Shura, MD '06, joined the active medical staff at the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center Emergency Department in Pottstown, Pa.

Stuart Orsher, MD, HU '75, an internist based in New York City, is the new board president of The Voice Foundation, which provides education and expertise in the care of the professional voice user.

Elizabeth Ozery, MD '16, started her four-year anesthesiology residency at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, Calif.

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Debra Pachucki, MD, MCP '79, an internal medicine practitioner, joined the Wethersfield, Conn., office of the Hartford HealthCare Medical Group.

Jacquelyn Palmer, MD '09, a breast cancer surgeon, joined Mercy Health Physicians in Fairfield, Ohio.

Jason Palopoli, MD; Hematology/Oncology Fellowship '16, and Sanaa Rizk, MD; Hematology/Oncology Fellowship '14, are among the authors, along with current faculty, fellows and residents, of "Barriers to Patients' Understanding of Prognosis in Advanced Cancer." Their abstract is to be published in conjunction with the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (, abstract e18155).

Rosaleen B. Parsons, MD, MCP '86, Fox Chase Cancer Center's chair of diagnostic imaging, was elected a fellow of the Society of Abdominal Radiology.

>Bhadresh Patel, MD; Internal Medicine Residency, HU '95, will serve a two-year appointment as chief of the medical staff at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, Crystal River, Fla.

Priya Patel, MD '12, completed her residency in pediatrics at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and joined St. Christopher's as an attending physician.

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

Ashok Patnaik, MD; Internal Medicine Residency, MCPHU '96, has joined Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center and ARH Cardiology Associates in South Williamson, Kentucky.

Zachary J. Peckler, MD '10, a general surgeon, joined Main Line HeathCare Delaware County Surgical Associates in Springfield, Pa.

Xiomara Penn-Becoat, MD '13, joined Kennedy's Family Health Services as a pediatrician at their Washington Township and Somerdale, N.J., practices.

Raul Perez, MD, HU '84, has returned to Visalia Medical Clinic in Visalia, Calif., as a family practice physician. He rejoined Visalia from Greenley Primary Care in Sonora. He was previously with Visalia for 19 years.

Charles D. Peters Jr., MD, MCP '88, joined Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center's Pearsall Heart Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, where he will provide noninvasive cardiology services.

Christine Petti, MD, MCP '81, was voted Best Cosmetic Surgeon in the South Bay region of Los Angeles in the Easy Reader News contest. Her day spa, Spa Bella, was named Best Medical Spa.

Paul O. Phelps, MD '10, an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon, has joined NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Ill.

Tim Phillips, MD, HU '91, a general surgeon at Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center in Minocqua, Wis., has expanded his practice to the Rhinelander area.

Zachary Piotrowski, MD '10, a urologist who specializes in robotic surgery and oncologic urology, has joined St. Luke's Center for Urology. He is at St. Luke's Miners Campus in Coaldale, Pa.

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.

Brittany Portonova, DPM; Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency '15, joined the Lehigh Valley Physician Group in Hazleton, Pa.

David J. Portonova, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency '15, opened a podiatry practice, Portonova Foot and Ankle Specialists, in Bloomsburg, Pa.

Gregory T. Poulter, MD '02, a specialist in the surgical treatment of spinal diseases at OrthoIndy in Indianapolis, Ind., a provider of orthopedic health care, was recognized as a Top Doctor in Indianapolis Monthly.

Michael Prochaska, MD, Drexel/Hahnemann Pathology Residency '15, is a fellow in surgical pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Jeffrey Puglisi, MD, HU '98, of Glenville Medical Concierge Care in Greenwich, Conn., was named one of Concierge Medicine Today magazine's annual Top Doctors in Concierge Medicine for 2016.

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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.

Peter Quinn, DMD; MD, MCP '81, was elected a trustee of the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in Allentown, Pa.

Daniel Quiros-Molina, MLAS '14, research assistant; Megan Ryan Detloff, PhD, instructor; and John D. Houle, PhD, professor, all in the Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy, presented a poster, "Cervical Spinal Cord Injury in the Rat: Behavioral and Histological Outcomes," at the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science TriBranch meeting held June 8–10 in Atlantic City, N.J.

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Brian D. Radbill, MD, HU '98, was appointed chief medical officer and senior vice president for medical affairs at Mount Sinai St. Luke's in New York City.

Joseph Raduazzo, MD, HU '86, a primary care physician with Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare–Pastor Medical Group in Brookline, Mass., received the health system's annual Golden Stethoscope Award.

George Rafferty, AS, Mental Health Technology, HU '84, was hired as the school superintendent of the Mount Laurel School District in Mount Laurel, N.J. Louis Coda, MD, HU '85, of Shadow Grove, Pa., and his wife, Martha Coda, were presented with the Msgr. Brouwers Award for Faith and Service at the Annual Heart for the World, Mission Doctors Auxiliary Gala at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood, Calif., on February 13. (See the College of Medicine Alumni Magazine, Spring/Summer 2016.)

Tara Randis, MD, MCPHU '00, assistant professor of pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine, served as co-editor of the April 2016 issue of Current Opinion in Pediatrics.

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

Maya Rao, PhD Molecular & Cell Biology & Genetics '17; Simon Cocklin, PhD, associate professor; and Patrick Loll, PhD, professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, published "Interaction Between the AAA+ ATPase p97 and Its Cofactor Ataxin in Health and Disease: Nucleotide-induced Conformational Changes Regulate Cofactor Binding," in Journal of Biological Chemistry, Volume 292, Number 45, November 10, 2017. Rao created the image that the journal chose for the cover.

Norman H. Rappaport, MD, HU '75; DDS, has been elected 2017 chairman of the board of trustees of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the world's largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons. He practices in Houston.

Sandra Ratliff, MD, HU '87, a pediatrician, joined Johnson Health Center in Bedford, Va. She and her husband have moved from Mechanicsburg, Pa., and started a farm in Bedford County.

Sunil Rayan, MD, HU '96, a vascular surgeon, joined Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas (California) as chief of staff.

Tony Reed, MD, MCPHU, '00; MBA, joined Temple University Hospital as associate chief medical officer.

Elizabeth A. Reetz, MD '07, a family physician affiliated with MDVIP, has joined a primary care practice in Chestertown, Md., affiliated with the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown.

Amanda D. Reeve, MD, HU '95, spoke on "Rising Above Obstacles" at the second annual Soroptimist International of the Sierras "Dream It Be It" event for middle and high school girls. Reeve, an obstetrician-gynecologist in Fresno, California, is affiliated with Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center and Saint Agnes Medical Center.

Craig Reigel, MD, MCP '89, orthopedic surgeon at the Virginia Orthopedic Center, has been named a 2018 Top Doctor in Culpeper, Virginia.

Emily Reimold, MLAS '10, Julia Krout, MLAS '09 above.

Charles W. Reninger III, MD, MCP '97, a hematologist and oncologist in Camp Hill, Pa., was featured in The Leading Physicians of the World published by The International Association of HealthCare Professionals.

David Reynolds, MD, HU '88, joined the board of directors of The Dime Bank and Dimeco, Inc. Reynolds is the president and chief executive officer of Northeastern Gastroenterology Associates and the medical director, president and chief executive officer of Mountain Laurel Surgical Center and Maple City Anesthesia in Honesdale, Pa.

Ella Ricci, MD, WMC '39, celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at Luther Crest nursing home in Allentown, Pa. Ricci, a local pioneer for women in medicine, opened her medical practice in Easton, Pa., in the early 1940s.

Aimee Richmond, MD, WMC '48, a retired family medicine physician, published a book, Simply Nutrition (Xulon Press, December 2016), which is available on Amazon. She celebrated her 94th birthday on February 22.

Anthony J. Ricketti, MD, HU '78, a pulmonologist and allergy specialist, has been named a 2016 Top Doctor in Trenton, N.J.

Peter B. Riesz, MD, HU '59, a retired radiologist and Texas Radiological Society historian who lives in Victoria, Texas, recently published a book titled The Texas Radiological Society, A Centennial History. Riesz received the Gold Medal of Texas Radiological Society in 2014.

David Rilling, MD, HU '66, has been named chief of surgery at Lock Haven Hospital in Lock Haven, Pa., and is working there as a full-time general surgeon.

James C. Robinson, MD, MCP '90, neurosurgeon and founder of the Atlanta-based practice Brain Expert, wrote an article on brain tumor awareness month.

Bryanne E. Robson, MD '12, was hired by Brinton Lake Family Medicine in Glen Mills, Pa., as a family physician.

Cary Rose, MD; Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship, HU '94, is one of three cardiologists brought on board by South Georgia Medical Center to run a new cardiology practice that opened in January in Valdosta, Georgia.

Michael I. Rothman, MD, HU '84, a radiologist in private practice in Bethlehem, Pa., was inducted as a fellow in the American College of Radiology.

Drew Rowan, MD; PBC Interdepartmental Medical Science '08; MMS Medical Science '09, a family medicine physician, joined Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville, Pa.

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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.

Rahul Sachdeva, PhD '15, who defended his thesis in the Neuroscience Graduate Program in September 2015, has published "Exercise Dependent Increase in Axon Regeneration Into Peripheral Nerve Grafts by Propriospinal but Not Sensory Neurons After Spinal Cord Injury Is Associated With Modulation of Regeneration-Associated Genes," which appears in the journal Experimental Neurology.

David Sachs, MD '03, a board-certified ophthalmologist practicing in East Meadow and Massapequa, N.Y., was named partner at Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI).

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

Alfred M. Sadler Jr., MD, HU '66, received the honorary degree Doctor of Science from Marshall B. Ketchum University at the inaugural graduation of the university's School of Physician Assistant Studies, on November 11. Sadler, who founded one of the first physician assistant programs in the nation, was the keynote speaker at the commencement ceremony.

Arthur Sagoskin, MD, HU '78, a reproductive endocrinologist at Shady Grove Fertility, was named a 2016 Top Doctor in Rockville, Md.

Steven Sandler, MD, HU '81, professor of psychiatry at Albany Medical College, is the author of the book Tea with Freud: An Imaginary Conversation About How Psychotherapy Really Works (Dog Ear Publishing, March 2016).

Earl E. Sands, MD, HU '82, was appointed chief medical officer of Selecta Biosciences, Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company in Watertown, Mass.

Elissa Jeanne Santoro, MD, WMC '65, was recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the field of medicine, in recognition of her role as a breast surgical oncologist at RWJBarnabas Health Center for Breast Health and Disease Management in Westfield, New Jersey.

Sol Allen Sath, MLAS '13, joined Pleasant View/Juniata Veterinary Clinics in Lewistown, Pa.

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

Ihor S. Sawczuk, MD, MCP '79, formerly executive vice president and chief medical officer of Hackensack University Medical Center, began his new role as president of the organization.

Martin Schaeffer, MD, MCP '90, pain medicine physician at CNY Spine and Pain Medicine, has been named a 2018 Top Doctor in Liverpool, New York.

Fredric H. Schiffer, MD, HU '69, presented "The Importance of the Physical Interactions Between Subjective Experience and the Brain in Human Psychology" at the Science of Consciousness Conference series, held in San Diego, June 5–10. Schiffer is an assistant professor part time at Harvard Medical School.

Kathleen M. Schmeler, MD, MCPHU '00, an OB/GYN and associate professor in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, was profiled in an article in The ASCO Post. The article focused on her work in cervical cancer prevention and treatment, especially in the Rio Grande Valley along the Texas-Mexico border, where the cervical cancer rates are 30 percent higher than in the rest of Texas. She is a co-leader of the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) program, which uses a Skype-like video-conferencing program to link MD Anderson faculty in Houston with Rio Grande Valley clinicians.

Helen Marie Schmidt, MD, WMC '63, medical director of House Calls Primary Care with Kindred at Home in Liberty Lake, Washington, has been included in Marquis Who's Who.

Susan Schneider, MD, MCP '92, joined Thrombo-Genics NV, in Leuven, Belgium, as chief medical officer. Thrombo-Genics is a biotechnology company developing novel medicines for back-of-the-eye diseases and focuses on diabetic eye disease.

Robert Schreiber, MD, HU '83, joined Fallon Health, a not-for-profit health care services organization in Worcester, Massachusetts, as vice president and medical director of its Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly.

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.

Mark R. Schwartz, MD, HU '83, of Atlantic Surgical Group in Oakhurst, N.J., was featured in New Jersey Monthly on the magazine's list of "2015 Top Doctors." David T. Bizousky, MD, HU '84, an orthopedic surgeon with an interest in sports medicine, was honored for 20 years of service at Indiana Regional Medical Center in Indiana, Pa.

Vijay Sekhon, MD '04, joined Reno Diagnostic Centers in Reno, Nev., as a radiologist.

Alison Selbst, MD, MCP '81, has joined Tri-County Pediatrics in Pennsylvania, as a member of the medical staff at its offices in Elkins Park, Huntingdon Valley and Northeast Philadelphia.

Joseph C. Seprosky Jr., MD, HU '87, joined Highland Physicians Family Health Center in Honesdale, Pa.

Sapna Shah, MD '08, board-certified endocrinologist, joined the DuPage Medical Group, a multispecialty physician group in the Chicago area. She sees patients in the group's Bloomingdale and Hinsdale, Illinois, offices. Shah completed her residency in internal medicine at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, in Cleveland, and her fellowship in endocrinology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

William Shapiro, MD, HU '76, joined the after-hours care department at Maui Lani Medical Office, part of Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, in Wailuku, Hawaii. Previously he had served in Kaiser Permanente's Southern California region, in the emergency departments of Orange County–Anaheim and Orange County–Irvine facilities.

Jared Shipley, MD '05, joined the Oregon Clinic, in Portland, as a physician specializing in pulmonary medicine.

Katie Shoe, MD '14, a family medicine physician, joined Wellspring Family Medicine, in Maryland and West Virginia, and the medical staff at Garrett Regional Medical Center, Garrett County, Maryland, to provide family physician services and obstetric care. She completed her residency in family medicine at Via Christi Hospitals through the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.

Richard Shoemaker, MD; Emergency Medicine Resident '06, an emergency medicine physician at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Drexel Hill, Pa., competed for $1 million in the finals of the NBC show, "American Ninja Warrior," 2015, finishing in eighth place.

William R. Short, MD, HU '97, MPH, is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Pennsylvania, focusing on HIV infection. He serves on the Women's Health Inter-Network Scientific Committee of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group.

Marina Shtern, MD '03, a family medicine physician, joined Family Medicine at Souderton, a Grand View Medical Practice in Souderton, Pennsylvania.

David J. Shulkin, MD, MCP '86, was confirmed by the Senate to lead the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The vote was unanimous. The first VA secretary who is not a veteran, Shulkin was endorsed by major veterans organizations. He had been serving as undersecretary for health in the Obama administration.

Stephany Silva, MLAS '12, received the 2016 ACTS Education and Training Award from the Delaware Valley Branch of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science. Silva is the training coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania's Division of University Laboratory Animal Resources. She is the immediate past president of the Delaware Valley Branch.

Lauren Simon, MD, HU '90, was named the California Academy of Family Physicians 2016 Hero of Family Medicine for her work in the San Bernardino area. Robert Hennon, MD, MCP '91, joined Mary Black Physicians Group–Cherokee Surgical Associates in Gaffney, S.C., as a surgeon.

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.

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.

Melanie Skrocki Crane, MD, MCPHU '01, an internist at the Riverside Medical Clinic in Riverside, Calif., was appointed president of the Riverside County Medical Association.

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.

Karen L. Smith, MD, HU '89, was named the 2017 Family Physician of the Year by the American Academy of Family Physicians. The national award is the highest honor given by the academy. Smith's practice in Hoke County, N.C., was one of the first rural, independent family medicine practices to invest in technology such as interactive patient portals and electronic health records.

Jack Sobel, MD; Infectious Diseases Fellow, MCP '78, was appointed dean of the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. He had served as interim dean since last November.

Valerie Sodi, PhD Molecular & Cell Biology & Genetics '17; Zachary Bacigalupa, a PhD candidate; and Christina Ferrer, PhD '15, all in Molecular & Cell Biology & Genetics; Wiktoria Gocal, Drexel undergraduate; Dimpi Mukhopadhyay, MS '17; and colleagues are the authors of "Nutrient Sensor O-GlcNAcTransferase Controls Cancer Lipid Metabolism via SREBP-1Regulation" published in Oncogene (online October 2017). Sodi, Ferrer and Mukhopadhyay performed their research in the laboratory of Mauricio J. Reginato, PhD, professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, where Bacigalupa is a current lab member.

Heidi Solberg-Shankle, MD '06, joined the emergency medicine department at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center in Hawaii.

David F. Sorrentino, MD, MCP '97, was appointed chief of the Division of Neonatology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and director of the Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J.

Kelly Sovey, DVM; MLAS '03, has opened her own veterinary practice in Davison, Mich.

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.

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.

Andrew Spitznas, MD, MCP '94, a psychiatrist, joined Frontier Health in Kingsport, Tenn.

Kristen Camille Stabingas, MD '15, an intern at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, delivered the commencement address at Schuylkill Haven Area High School, her alma mater.

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

Marc Denton Stam, MD; Thoracic Surgery Residency, HU, joined Sparks Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery in Fort Smith, Ark., where he will work with David Miller, DO; Thoracic Surgery Residency, MCPHU ’98.

Barry Stamm, MD, HU '74, an ophthalmologist who retired and sold his practice in 2008, was appointed chairman of the board of trustees of Thiel College in Greenville, Pa. He is also chair of the Thiel 2016 Capital Campaign.

Marjorie Stanek, MD, MCP '72; Internal Medicine Residency, HU; Cardiology Fellowship, MCP, a cardiologist and director of the Cardiac Stress Laboratory at Einstein Health Network, was named the 2017 "Woman of Heart" by the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Heart Association. She was honored at the 14th annual Go Red for Women luncheon on May 12.

Todd Stefan, MD, HU '92, was named chief medical officer of the Evangelical Medical Services Organization in Lewisburg, Pa. He served as president of the organization's medical staff from 2013 to 2015.

Donald Stephens Jr., MD, MCPHU '00, a family medicine physician, has joined the medical staff of Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md.

Altha Stewart, MD, Psychiatry Residency, HU, was named president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association. She is an associate professor of psychiatry and the director of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. She will be the first African American to lead the association when she assumes the presidency in May 2018.

Ronit Sugar, MD, HU '82, a board-certified breast surgeon, has joined the Aria Health Breast Health program at Aria's locations in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County, Pa.

Jean Sullivan, MD, WMC '54, is one of Virginia Health Care Association's 2016 Faces & Stories and is featured on the association's printed calendar. The story mentions her service to others and her establishment of the Redbud Family Health Clinic in rural Kentucky, which, when she reluctantly retired, became a clinic of the Frontier Nursing Service.

Thomas Swain, MD, HU '80, presented at a seminar hosted by Health First Physician at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place in Melbourne, Florida, where he discussed heart and vascular health.

Michael Swank, MD, HU '70, a cardiothoracic surgeon in Milwaukee, was appointed medical director of the recently formed Cardiothoracic Surgery Group, Community Physicians of Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is based in Menomonee Falls.

Erik Sylvin, MD '06, was named chief of the Section of Thoracic Surgery at Lehigh Valley Health Network and is part of LVPG Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery group. Sylvin performs both cardiac and thoracic procedures but focuses on robotic thoracic surgery. He is board-certified in both general and thoracic surgery.

S. Joshua Szabo, MD, HU '98; Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, MCPHU '03, of Tri Rivers Surgical Associates in Butler, Pa., is the doctor for the U.S. Ski Team and traveled with them for the World Cup skiing competition in February.

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David Talenti, MD, HU '88, joined Northeastern Gastroenterology Associates at their Honesdale, Pa., office. Donna M. DeSantis, MD, HU '89, joined MDVIP, a national physician network, in Chandler, Ariz., as a family physician.

Jessica Lee Tenney, MD '09, received the 2016 PerkinElmer Diagnostics Travel Award from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Foundation at its Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting. Tenney is a clinical instructor for the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and is also a research fellow for the International Skeletal Dysplasia Registry at UCLA.

Paul M. Tejera, MD; Internal Medicine Resident '13; Endocrinology Fellow '15, has joined the medical staff of the St. Lawrence Health System, St. Lawrence County, N.Y. He is the first endocrinologist to practice in St. Lawrence County.

Mohan Thomas, MD, MCPHU '00, a cosmetic surgeon in private practice at the Cosmetic Surgery Institute in Mumbai, India, was elected to the board of trustees of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

Steven Tizio, MD '06, a surgeon who specializes in general surgery and colorectal surgery, has been inducted as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Richard Tomolonis, HU '96, has been named chair of the Department of Surgery at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Lauren Tormey, MD '09, a board-certified gastroenterologist, joined Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor, Vt. She completed a gastroenterology fellowship at Boston Medical Center in 2016, following her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Raymond R. Townsend, MD, HU '79, director of the Hypertension Program at Penn, received the Physician of the Year Award from the American Heart Association.

Christine Tran, MS Drug Discovery & Development '16, is a lead researcher of "Strength Through Insight," a mobile health application developed in collaboration with Jefferson's Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. Built on Apple's ResearchKit platform (available via iTunes), the app allows for the collection of patient-reported outcomes in real time for the purpose of measuring varying characteristics of prostate cancer symptoms to improve health-related quality of life.

Anthony Tufaro, DDS; MD, HU '93, has been named professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

Jeffrey Tuman, MD '09, an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon, has joined the Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Eugene, Ore. After finishing his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Tuman completed a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at Stanford University.

James P. Tursi, MD, MCP '90, was appointed chief medical officer of POZEN, Inc., a publicly traded pharmaceutical company headquartered in Chapel Hill, N.C., effective October 1.

Alan R. Turtz, MD, MCP '86, a neurosurgeon and chief of the Department of Neurosurgery at Cooper University Health Care, participated as a principal investigator in a newly launched cooperative clinical diagnostics and research initiative for the study and diagnosis of adult and pediatric brain tumors with the Philadelphia Coalition for a Cure.

Nicholas Tyris, MD; Rheumatology Fellowship ’15, has joined Advocare Arthritis, Osteoporosis & Rheumatology Associates in Mount Laurel, N.J.

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Theodore Uroskie, MD, HU '70, a retired obstetrician/gynecologist from Clarks Green, Pa., was recently named chairman for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute's 13th annual C.A.S.U.A.L. (Colon Cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day.


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

Steven Vale, MD, MCP '88, has been named a top ophthalmologist by Consumers' Research Council of America. He is the founder of Acuity Laser Eye & Vision Center, with offices in Scranton and Bethlehem, Pa.

Samuel Valenti, MD, MCP '90, joined Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates, PC at Rapid Care, an occupational medicine clinic in Scranton, Pa.

J. Matthew Valosen, MD '03, an orthopedic surgeon, has been promoted to partner at the Bone and Joint Institute of South Georgia. He practices at the institute's Jesup, Waycross, Hinesville and Baxely office locations.

M. Louis Van de Beek, MD, HU '82, is chief medical officer of Keystone Shops, which opened the Philadelphia region's first medical marijuana dispensary, in Devon, Pennsylvania. Keystone plans to open dispensaries in King of Prussia and South Philadelphia.

Rani Vasudeva, PhD Neuroscience '11, has recently accepted a position as assistant professor in the Psychology Department at Temple University. She is teaching courses ranging from research methods to evolutionary and comparative psychology.

Michael Vergare, MD, HU '71, received the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society's Paul J. Fink Leadership Award, which recognizes leadership through education, research, community engagement or advocacy for all mental health consumers. He is the Daniel Lieberman Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University.

Neel Vibhakar, MD, MCPHU '01, was named senior vice president and chief medical officer of the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, where he has been a member of the medical staff since 2004 and has served as chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine. He is currently pursuing his MBA at the university's Smith School of Business.

Mark Victor, MD, HU '76, managing partner of Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia, was a recipient of the Philadelphia Business Journal's 2016 Health Care Innovator Award.

Alamjit Virk, MD, MCP '88; Emergency Medicine Residency, HU '92, was named medical director of emergency medicine and hospitalist services at Martha's Vineyard Hospital, in Oak Bluffs.

Carmine Volpe, MD, MCP '84; General Surgery Residency, MCP '90, was named medical director for all of Mercy Health System's oncology services.

Neha Vora, MD '10, was hired by the women's health department of Saint Francis Healthcare in Wilmington, Del.

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Jon W. Wahrenberger, MD, HU '85, was appointed to the Board of Governors of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Dartmouth, N.H. Wahrenberger is a full-time clinical cardiologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and an assistant professor of medicine for Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Michael G. Walden, MS Interdepartmental Medical Science '16, joined the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation as director of Jewish student life.

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.

Jacqueline Watson, MLAS '16, research specialist, Department of Avian Medicine & Pathology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, won the student competition for her poster presentation, "Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Three Non-Confrontational Handling Techniques on the Behavior of Horses During a Simulated Mildly Aversive Veterinary Procedure" at the 12th Annual International Society for Equitation Science conference in Saumur, France.

Norma Lee Wenger, MD, HU '73, nephrologist at the South Shore Dialysis Center in Bellmore, N.Y., was named a 2015 Top Doctor in Rockville Centre, N.Y.

John T. Wenzel, MD '10, joined the faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Wenzel completed both his residency in anesthesiology (2014) and his fellowship in regional anesthesia and acute pain (2015) at Jefferson.

Patrice M. Weiss, MD, HU '92, executive vice president and chief medical officer at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia, was named by Becker's Healthcare to its national list of "100 Hospital & Health System CMOs to Know" for 2018. This is the third consecutive year she has received this recognition.

Steven J. Weiss, MD, MCP '80, was hired at Chester County Hospital in West Chester, Pa., as the chief of cardiac surgery.

S. Thomas Westerman, MD, HU '60, retired ear, nose and throat physician and former clinical professor of otolaryngology at the College of Medicine, was inducted into Red Bank [N.J.] Regional High School's Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.

Janice Faye Wiesman, MD, HU '89, is the author of Peripheral Neuropathy: What It Is and What You Can Do to Feel Better (Johns Hopkins Press, October 2016). She is an associate clinical professor of neurology at New York University School of Medicine and an adjunct assistant professor of neurology at Boston University School of Medicine.

Jeffrey L. Williams, MD, MCPHU '99; FHRS, joined Lakeland Regional Health's Heart Center as co-director of the Heart Rhythm Center, serving as both an electrophysiologist and cardiologist, in Lakeland, Fla.

James D. Winkler, PhD Pharmacology, MCP '87, joined FORMA Therapeutics, a clinical-stage and fully integrated research-and-development company, as vice president of discovery and translational biotechnology.

Wendi Wohltmann, MD '03, a board certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist in the US Air Force, is the program director of the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium Dermatology Residency Program.

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.

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

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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Lee H. Yasgur, MD, HU '77; Ophthalmology Residency, HU '81, was appointed a distinguished life fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology on December 20, 2016. Yasgur introduced laser floater dissolution to the Delaware Valley in 2016. He was also one of the first in the region to introduce selective laser trabeculoplasty, which is now the standard for chronic glaucoma care. He notes that Hahnemann introduced him to lasers for retina and glaucoma care in the 1970s, making him a pioneer in their use. Hahnemann also introduced him to phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation for cataracts in the '70s, making him a pioneer for those technologies as well — and marking Hahnemann, and Drexel, as training grounds for pioneering specialization.

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.


Thomas J. Zaydon Jr., MD, HU '78, was elected to the board of trustees of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He is the immediate past president of the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, and serves on the board of trustees of that organization as well. He has been named program director of the educational program at the Florida Plastic Surgery Forum to be held in December under the auspices of the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Edward Zissman, MD, HU '69, received a lifetime achievement award for his dedication to the Jewish community in Orlando at the Jewish Academy of Orlando's annual gala.

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