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Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations Class Notes Archive

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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.

Osama Abdul-Rahim, MD ’10, board certified in interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology, joined the medical team at Precision Vascular at their McKinney, Sherman/Denison and North Dallas locations. Prior to joining Precision Vascular, Abdul-Rahim spent five years at the University of South Alabama Health System as both an assistant professor and section chief of interventional radiology, where he was honored with an award for Best Radiology Teacher 2017-2018. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Robert N. Abood, MD '12, joined Akron Children's Hospital as a pediatric pulmonologist in the Robert T. Stone, MD, Respiratory Center. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

Kriti Acharya, MS biochemistry ’15, was one of the authors of “Identification of a Glycan Cluster in gp120 Essential for Irreversible HIV-1 Lytic Inactivation by a Lectin-based Recombinantly Engineered Protein Conjugate,” which appeared in the November 13, 2020, issue of the Journal of Biochemistry. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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.

Lilian E. Ahiable, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship '18. Contributing author of "Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: A Comparative Analysis of Mortality in African Americans and Caucasians" published in Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology (PACE), May 2018 (PMID: 29570216). (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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.

James Aikins Jr., MD, MCP ’85, was named chief of gynecologic oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Additionally, he continues to serve as a visiting professor in the OB/GYN Department at Cape Coast Teaching Hospital in Cape Coast, Ghana. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Imtiaz Alam, MD; Internal Medicine Residency, HU, was included on the “10 Gastroenterologists to Know” list by Becker’s Gastroenterology and Endoscopy. Alam is the medical director of HepCare Specialty Pharmacy and is also a clinical associate professor of medicine at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Daniel Albo, MD; PhD Molecular Pathobiology, MCP '98, has been named chair of the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Albo, who formerly served as vice chair, is the Floyd C. Jarrell Jr. MD Distinguished Chair in Surgical Oncology. He directs Oncology Surgical Services and Health Services Research at the Georgia Cancer Center and co-leads the Colorectal Cancer Team. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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.

Zoyla Almeida, MD, HU '97, a gynecologic surgeon at the West Boca Medical Center in Boca Raton, Florida, was highlighted in the "Salute to Physicians" section in South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

Saswan Alturki, MS immunology ’19, Sana Alturki, MS immunology ’19, and Drexel colleagues authored “The 2020 Pandemic: Current SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Development,” published in Frontiers in Immunology, August 19, 2020. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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 Anger, MD, HU ’81; Internal Medicine Residency, HU ’84, was appointed senior vice president and chief medical officer for Fresenius Medical Care’s Renal Therapies Group, a provider of kidney care products. He previously served as chief medical officer of American Renal Associates, which operates dialysis clinics in 27 states and Washington, D.C. He is also the immediate past-president and senior partner of Western Nephrology, a 50-year-old practice in the Denver, Colorado, area. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Rosemarie Arena, MD ’11; Drexel/Hahnemann Internal Medicine Residency ’12; Drexel/Hahnemann Gastroenterology Fellowship, a gastroenterologist at Mountainside Medical Group in Montclair, New Jersey, was listed on Becker’s GI and Endoscopy’s list of “10 Gastroenterologists to Know.” (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022) Rosemarie Arena, MD ’11; Drexel/Hahnemann Internal Medicine Residency ’12; Drexel/Hahnemann Gastroenterology Fellowship, has joined the medical team at Mountainside Medical Group. Arena is board certified in internal medicine and specializes in gastroenterology. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Edward Arenson Jr., MD, HU ’71, CWSP, a retired oncologist, published a new memoir, To Be of Use: My Five Decades as a Cancer Doctor Including the Story of the Conquest of Childhood Leukemia. The book documents his 50 years as a pediatric oncologist, including his experience in the field during a number of major developments in the treatment of cancer in children, in particular leukemia. He eventually went on to specialize in adult brain cancer until his retirement. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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

Mack Joe Arroliga, MD '14, a board-certified anesthesiologist specializing in pain management, joined the Cabell Huntington Hospital Pain Management Center in Huntington, West Virginia. He is a 2010 graduate of the Drexel Pathway to Medical School program. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

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.

Ron Aryel, MD, HU ’93, a member of the City of Reno’s COVID-19 Task Force and Data Subcommittee, helped to develop a COVID risk meter, a predictive tool that forecasts where the pandemic is headed locally up to 10 days in advance, as well as predicting specific factors such as hospital and ICU capacity. This tool also helps gauge the effect of vaccine introduction and will provide resources to health authorities. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Sucha Asbell, MD, WMC ’66, received the Gold Medal of the American College of Radiation Oncology, in recognition of her distinguished service to the college and to the field of radiation oncology. The medal was presented during the organization’s annual meeting, held February 26-29 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. At the meeting, Asbell delivered the Luther Brady Lecture: “In the Past 50 Years We Have Evolved to SBRT and Immunotherapy.” She is a professor of radiation oncology at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Michael Attilio, MD ’05, was selected to serve as vice president for physician practices at Rome Health in Rome, New York. He provides primary care to patients at the Rome Health Delta Medical Center. Attilio is a board-certified family physician with more than 10 years of leadership experience. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Glenn T. Ault, MD, HU ’93, has been elected president of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is a professor of surgery and senior associate dean, clinical administration, at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. (Pulse Fall 2020)

John S. Aumiller, MD, HU ’76, a cardiologist, joined the medical team at Cabinet Peaks Clinic Bull River in Sanders County, Montana. Aumiller is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, a fellow of the American Board of Cardiology and a fellow of the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention. He also holds certification from the Board of Nuclear Cardiology. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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.

Bobby Awadalla, MD ’08, general and cosmetic dermatologist and Mohs surgeon, joined Haute Beauty Network as a skin expert. Awadalla practices in the Los Angeles and Las Vegas areas. (Pulse Fall 2020)

 
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Nicole Bacarella, MLAS ’12, passed the board certification exam for the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Heatherlee Bailey, MD; Emergency Medicine Residency, MCP '97; Critical Care Faculty Fellowship, MCP, a former MCP faculty member, was elected president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. She is the first emergency physician to head the society. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Sandy Baker, MLAS '10, senior compliance administrator, Research Integrity & Assurance, Princeton University, received the Dr. Harry Rozmiarek Award from the Delaware Valley Branch of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science. The purpose of the award, which is to be used for a trip to the AALAS national meeting, is to promote technician authorship. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

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.

Brett Beaulieu, DMD; PBC Interdisciplinary Health Science '11, a general dentist with both the Johnston Dental Group and Harborside Family Dental, has been named a 2018 Top Doctor in Johnston and East Providence, Rhode Island. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

Aaron Beck, MD ’13, an orthopedic spine surgeon, joined the medical team at Plymouth Bay Orthopedic Associates at their headquarters in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and the Harvard Combined Spine Fellowship program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s. He also earned an MS in medical science at the College of Medicine. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Kate Beishline, PhD biochemistry ’13, and Samuel Flashner, MS cancer biology ’16, were two of the authors of “DSB Repair Pathway Choice Is Regulated by Recruitment of 53BP1 Through Cell Cycle-Dependent Regulation of Sp1” in Cell Reports, March 16, 2021. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Danielle Belardo, MD ’14, received media attention for her recent criticism of comedian Joe Rogan for spreading misinformation about health and science on his podcast. She has since been selling T-shirts that say “Joe Rogan Is Goop for Men,” the proceeds of which will go to the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, which funds childhood cancer research. Belardo is a preventive cardiologist in Newport Beach, California, and serves as director of preventive cardiology at the Institute of Plant-Based Medicine. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

William Bell, MD, HU '77, joined the newly opened Novant Health Brain and Spine Surgery in Bermuda Run, North Carolina. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

Ronald Bernardin, MD ’02, was featured in Journey Medical Corporation’s “Journey with the Experts” video series, in which he discussed the topic of seborrheic dermatitis. Bernardin is a board-certified dermatologist at Macaione & Papa Dermatology Associates in Voorhees, New Jersey. He previously had an 11-year career as an active-duty physician in the United States Air Force, including as chief of dermatology at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Lisa Bhimani, MD, HU '97, announced her plans to run in the June 2019 primary election for an Assembly seat in the 25th Legislative District in New Jersey. Bhimani is an ob-gyn in Summit, New Jersey. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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

Sonali Biligiri, MD ’15, an endocrinologist, joined the medical team at Beebe Medical Group in Delaware. She also earned her undergraduate degree, a bachelor’s in biological sciences, from Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences, in 2012. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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, executive vice president and chief clinical officer of Virtua Health, co-founded and serves as one of the board members of a newly created nonprofit organization, The Ark Institute, which aims to help the region and the country get through the current pandemic and ensure better preparedness for future public health crises. He was quoted in a December 2020 Philadelphia Business Journal article about the precautions and planning that health care systems are undertaking to handle the surge of COVID-19 cases. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

James A. Blair Jr., MD ’08, an orthopedic trauma surgeon, has completed his active duty service with the U.S. Army, shortly after receiving a promotion to lieutenant colonel. He practiced at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, for six years and completed two combat tours to Afghanistan and Syria. He is transitioning to the civilian world as an associate professor and chief of orthopaedic trauma at the Medical College of Georgia–Augusta University. He previously served as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Hal S. Blatman, MD, MCP '80, was a guest on the Health Matters radio show on the United Intentions Radio Network. A nationally recognized specialist in myofascial pain, Blatman is the founder and medical director of the Blatman Health and Wellness Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

Linda Blose, MD, HU ’83, was honored by the Slatington Public Library for her philanthropy, which has provided books and programming to the community. She currently practices internal medicine in the St. Luke’s University Health Network in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Christopher Bloss, MD, MCPHU '00, is an ob-gyn with Capital Region Women's Care in Troy, New York. In January, he was appointed associate director for the St. Peter's Health Partners Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

Paul Bolno, MD, MCPHU ’00; Surgery Resident, MCPHU; MBA, joined the board of directors of SQZ Biotechnologies, a clinical-stage cell therapy company. Bolno is the chief executive officer of Wave Life Sciences. Prior to this, he was vice president of worldwide business development and head of Asia business development and investments, as well as head of global neuroscience business development, at GlaxoSmithKline. He earned his MBA from LeBow College of Business in 2005. David Damsker, MD, MCPHU ’00, director of the Bucks County Department of Public Health, served as a panelist for a town hall meeting hosted by the Bucks Families for Leadership. The meeting focused on COVID-19 best practices as students and families prepare to face the challenges of in-person learning. Damsker was also quoted in an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer regarding the danger of COVID-19 spread in schools. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Fernando B. Bonanni Jr., MD, HU ’90, joined the Blessing Bariatric Institute in Quincy, Illinois, as a bariatric surgeon and institute medical director. (Pulse Winter 2021)

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.

Christopher Bowden, MD, HU ’88, joined the board of directors of Cedilla Therapeutics, a venture-backed preclinical biotechnology company developing novel small molecules for cancer and other diseases. Bowden has been the chief medical officer of Agios since May 2014, where he leads clinical development activities that resulted in the approval of TIBSOVO for IDH1 mutation positive acute myeloid leukemia in the U.S. Prior to joining Agios, Bowden was vice president, product development oncology, franchise lead (Signaling Group) at Genentech Inc. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Kathryn E. Bowser, MD '11, a vascular surgeon, joined Christiana Care Health System's Center for Heart and Vascular Health in Newark, Delaware. She completed her general surgery residency at Christiana Care and a fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She earned her BS from Drexel in biological sciences. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

Kelli R. Braightmeyer, MD '14; Drexel/Hahnemann OB/GYN Residency '18, has joined the medical staff at the Women's Health Center of Lebanon, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

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.

Kristin Brill, MD, HU ’95, joined the Comprehensive Breast Center at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township, New Jersey. Board certified by the American Board of Surgery, Brill’s special interests include young women with breast cancer and those at high risk. She has a special interest in breast conservation surgery, oncoplastic surgery and skin-sparing mastectomy. Brill is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Philip J. Brondon, MD; MS Biological Science '07, a gastroenterologist, joined the medical staff at Central Carolina Hospital and the practice of Mid-Carolina Gastroenterology in Sanford, North Carolina. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

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, DO; MS Biological Sciences '11, was featured in the "Resident Spotlight" in The Moultrie Observer, which highlights physicians training at the Georgia South Family Medicine Residency Program. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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

Frederick Buechel, MD; Orthopedic Surgery Residency, HU, was elected by Find Local Doctors as a 2021 Top Patient Rated New York Orthopedic Surgeon. Buechel specializes in partial and total robotic knee replacement. His practice, the Robotic Joint Center, treats many conditions, including early to advanced knee osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteonecrosis, meniscus injuries and cartilage injuries. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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.

Cynthia Burns, MD, MCP ’95; Internal Medicine Residency, MCP, joined the medical team at Shenandoah Community Health-Primary Care in Martinsburg, West Virginia. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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

Larry Bush, MD, HU ’82; Infectious Diseases Fellowship, MCP ’88, was appointed president of the Palm Beach County Medical Society. He is an affiliated professor of medicine at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University and affiliated associate professor of medicine at the University of Miami–Miller School of Medicine. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Thomas Bottoni, MD, HU ’93, was appointed regional medical director at Velocity Urgent Care, for facilities in Suffolk, Carrollton and South Boston, Virginia. He has served as a physician in the U.S. Navy and as an adjunct professor of emergency medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Marylou Buyse, MD, WMC '70, joined Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island as chief medical officer and senior vice president. She has served in various clinical leadership roles at health plans, including Highmark, United Healthcare of New England and Scott & White Health Plan of Texas. She also served as the president and CEO of the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans and is a past president of the Massachusetts Medical Society. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

 
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Joseph G. Cacchione, MD, HU '84, was named executive vice president, Clinical & Network Services, at Ascension, a national faith-based health system. He joined Ascension from the Cleveland Clinic in 2017 to lead Ascension Medical Group. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Michael Cackovic, MD, HU ’97, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about Texas’s new abortion law. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022) Michael Cackovic, MD, HU ’97, shared his expertise about the cause of swollen lymph nodes during pregnancy for an article on TheBump.com. Cackovic is an OB/GYN specializing in maternal-fetal medicine at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Virginia Calega, MD, MCP ’87, wrote an article, “Eight Ways to Balance Your News Intake With Brain Breaks,” for the Philly Voice. Calega, a board-certified internist and geriatrician, is vice president of medical affairs at Independence Blue Cross. She is past chair of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Medical Policy Panel. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Robert J. Campanile, MS, MCPHU '98, became managing director, CFO and enterprise value senior strategy executive at Accenture, a professional services company, according to a LinkedIn update. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Kaaren Campbell, MS clinical research organization and management ’11, joined the medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific as director of clinical trials, interventional oncology, according to a LinkedIn update. Campbell specializes in clinical operations management and previously served as associate director of clinical development in immuno-oncology at AstraZeneca. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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.

Brian Coleman Carey, MD, MCPHU '00, a cardiologist, joined Butler Health System Cardiovascular Consultants in Butler and Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Sharon Carney, MD; Emergency Medicine Residency, HU ’94, chief clinical officer at Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, was quoted in a Philadelphia Business Journal article about how all employees of Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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.

Alan Chang, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann Internal Medicine Residency '12; Endocrinology Fellowship '14, and Paul Tejera, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann Internal Medicine Residency '13; Endocrinology Fellowship '15, were inducted as fellows of the American College of Endocrinology during the annual meeting of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, held in April in Los Angeles. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Mina Charepoo, MD ’02, a psychiatrist, was appointed to the Missouri Mental Health Commission by Governor Mike Parson. She is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Anjan Chatterjee, MD; Neurology Residency, MCP '86, was tapped to lead the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics, launched in June. He is chair of neurology at Pennsylvania Hospital and the Elliott Professor of Neurology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

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.

Ira D. Cheifetz, DDS; Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency, HU ’78, was appointed board chair of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Charles Chen, MD, MCP '96, senior medical director of Beaver Medical Group, Redlands, California, was featured in the list of Who's Who in Inland Empire Healthcare. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Lieping Chen, MD; PhD experimental pathology, HU ’90, a professor of cancer research, immunology and medical oncology and co-leader of cancer immunology at the Yale Cancer Center, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in April 2021. Chen is a world leader in the research of cancer immunotherapy, having developed one of the first cancer immunotherapies that is still actively used to treat patients. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022) Lieping Chen, MD; PhD, Experimental Pathology, HU ’90, is one of three recipients of the Richard V. Smalley, MD, Memorial Award and Lectureship from the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer. Research conducted by Chen and the others formed the foundation for developing immune checkpoint blockade immunotherapies. Chen is United Technologies Corporation Professor in Cancer Research, and a professor of immunobiology, dermatology, and medicine at Yale School of Medicine. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Emilie Cheung, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann Orthopedic Surgery Residency '05, an orthopedic surgeon at Stanford Medicine in Redwood City, California, was featured in the article "Orthopedic Surgeon to Know: Emilie Cheung of Stanford Medicine" in Becker's Spine Review. She is an associate professor of orthopedic surgery, and shoulder and elbow service chief at Stanford University. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Stephen A. Chidyllo, MD, HU ’87, served as a volunteer physician vaccinator for the Jersey Shore University Medical Center during the height of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Chidyllo is the former chief of plastic surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Hackensack Meridian Health Network and a former associate clinical professor of surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022) Stephen A. Chidyllo, MD, HU '87; DDS, a plastic, reconstructive and maxillofacial surgeon, has opened a new office in Manahawkin, New Jersey, to serve the southern Ocean County region, and has added surgical staff privileges at Southern Ocean Medical Center. He is celebrating his 25th year in practice in Monmouth County. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

Robert Hyun Cho, MD '04; Orthopedic Surgery Residency '09, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and chief of staff of Shriners for Children Medical Center Pasadena, has been namedto the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America board of directors as Communications Council chair. Cho completed his fellowship training at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine in conjunction with Rady Children's Hospital–San Diego. He served as the chief of staff of Shriners Hospitals for Children Los Angeles prior to its move to a brand new medical center in Pasadena. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Daniel Kyuyoung Choi, MD '08, joined the medical group at Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois, as a pediatric hematologist/oncologist. He was with the University of Illinois at Chicago from 2014 to 2019. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

Il Jun Chon, MD, MCP ’98, vice president of medical affairs for WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, was the subject of an interview, “Hospital Physician’s Respect for Life Informs His Attitude Toward Death,” published on LancasterOnline. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Christopher Chong, MD '13, joined the medical staff of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey. He specializes in sports medicine. Chong was previously an attending at Mercy Health System in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. He completed his primary care sports medicine fellowship at Crozer Keystone Health System following a family medicine residency at Crozer Chester Medical Center. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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

Loretta L. Christensen, MD, HU ’84, a general surgeon, was named the new chief medical officer of the Indian Health Service. In this capacity, Christensen, a member of the Navajo Nation, will lead experts on medical and public health topics, and she will be a guide for the IHS Office of the Director and staff on Native American and Alaska Native health care policies and issues. Christensen is board certified in general surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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.

Priyanka Chugh, MD ’12, board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, joined the Gastroenterology Center of Excellence, part of the Trinity Health of New England Medical Group, in Naugatuck, Connecticut. Her research and clinical interests include complex liver diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, inflammatory bowel syndrome, colon cancer screening, peptic ulcer disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease. She also has a clinical interest in obesity and nutrition in overall health and will be certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine in 2021. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Andrew Cichelli, MD HU '80, a pulmonologist and critical care medicine specialist, received a 2018 Excellence in Clinical Education Award from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. He practices at East Georgia Pulmonary & Sleep Disorder Medicine in Statesboro, Georgia. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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.

Heather Clauss, MD ’02, was named senior associate dean of faculty affairs at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. She is a professor of clinical medicine and program director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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; Internal Medicine Residency, HU '87; Gastroenterology Fellowship, HU '89, was featured on the list of Best Gastroenterologists in Philadelphia by Medical Health News. He practices at Fox Chase Gastroenterology in Philadelphia. He is president of the board of the College of Medicine Alumni Association. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

Aly Cohen, MD, MCPHU '99, founder and medical director of Integrative Rheumatology Associates, Princeton, New Jersey, is the founder of The Smart Human, a platform for health and disease prevention that ties in the effects of environmental exposures on human health (TheSmartHuman.com). Cohen is creating a related curriculum for high school students and lectures internationally on those topics. She also posts regularly for The Smart Human on social media. Cohen has a new book, due out in 2020, Non-Toxic: Guide to Living Healthy in a Chemical World, a consumer version of a textbook she co-edited, Integrative Environmental Medicine (Oxford University Press, 2017). She is a Jones/Lovell Fellow at the Arizona Center for Integrated Medicine and a faculty member at the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Claire M. Cohen, MD, HU '80, a child and adolescent psychiatrist serving patients with Wesley Spectrum Services, has been named a 2018 Top Doctor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

Ken Cohen, MD, HU ’80; Internal Medicine Residency, HUH, participated with top U.S. physicians and psychiatrists in the Washington Post’s livestreaming event titled “Primary Care in the Time of COVID-19.” The panelists addressed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the primary care system and family physicians. Cohen is the chief medical officer at New West Physicians and senior medical director of OptumCare. Additionally, he is a clinical associate professor of medicine and pharmacy at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Michael Cohen, MD ’11, joined Northern Light Neurosurgery and Spine in Bangor, Maine. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Rutgers Department of Neurological Surgery, and a fellowship in skull base and cerebrovascular neurosurgery at the University of Utah. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Richard Cohen, PhD psychiatry, MCP ’78, is the president and chief executive of Public Health Management Corporation, which is partnering with the University of Pennsylvania Health System to run an emergency department at the former Mercy Hospital in West Philadelphia. The new facility, PHMC Public Health Campus on Cedar, will offer services including primary care, outpatient behavioral health and respite care for patients leaving a hospital but needing more recovery time before they can go home. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Austin Coley, PhD Neuroscience ’19, is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, and an instructor in Cellular Neurobiology at the University of California, San Diego. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Erica D. Collins, MD, HU '86; Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency, HU '91, was recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Lifetime Achiever in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. She practiced most recently as an ob/gyn physician/locum tenens at Mercy Medical Clinic, Centerville, Iowa. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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

Stephen Colen, MD, HU '74, a plastic surgeon based in New York City, joined the board of directors of The Gift of Life Marrow Registry, a nonprofit bone marrow registry that facilitates marrow and blood stem cell transplants for patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other blood-related diseases. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

Thomas Connolly, MD, HU '84; Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, HU '89, joined Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital as an orthopedic surgeon. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

Gregory Cosgrove, MD, HU ’95, joined Pliant Therapeutics Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing treatment of fibrosis, as vice president of clinical development. Cosgrove most recently served as the chief medical officer of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting and treating patients with pulmonary fibrosis. Cosgrove also held the roles of associate professor within the pulmonology divisions of the University of Colorado-Denver and National Jewish Health Departments of Medicine. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Kristie Cox, PhD biochemistry of health and disease ’20, and colleagues at the College of Medicine, Fox Chase Chemical Diversity Center, Eli Lilly and Strella Biotechnology, published “Discovery of a First-in-Class Inhibitor of Sulfide: Quinone Oxidoreductase That Protects Against Adverse Cardiac Remodeling and Heart Failure” in Cardiovascular Research online June 16, 2021. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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.

Angela Curcio, MD '15, was named to the 10-member Residents and Fellows Board of the Journal of Child Neurology. Board members review articles for the journal and generate ideas for both the journal and Child Neurology Open. Curcio is a resident in the Child Neurology Residency Program at Columbia University, practicing at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. (Pulse Summer 2019)

 
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Patrick Dacquel, DO; Drexel/Hahnemann Emergency Medicine Residency ’14, joined the medical staff at St. James Hospital in Hornell, New York, in April. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Barbara J. Dalton, PhD microbiology and immunology, MCP ’83, is the vice president of venture capital for Pfizer Ventures. In addition, Dalton serves as a board member of several biopharmaceutical companies including Imara Inc., Artios Ltd., Cydan, Ixchelsis Ltd., AMRA Medical and Second Genome. She also serves on several other Pfizer Venture Investments portfolio companies as a board observer. Dalton began her pharmaceutical career as a research scientist in immunology at SmithKline Beecham Ltd. and joined its venture capital group, SR One Ltd., in the early 1990s. She was also a founding member and partner with EuclidSR Partners LP, a private venture capital firm, where SmithKline was a leading limited partner. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

David Damsker, MD, MCPHU ’00, medical director ofthe Bucks County Health Department, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about COVID-19 vaccination rates in various counties in eastern Pennsylvania. He was also mentioned in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about plans for Bucks County schools to reopen during the pandemic. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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.

Andrew W. Dahlke, MD, HU '89, a radiologist with Southern Delaware Imaging Associates in Lewes, Delaware, was elected the president of the Medical Society of Delaware for 2019 during the professional organization's 229th annual meeting on November 17. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

Jenipher Dalton, MS clinical research organization and management ’10, joined the analytical instrument development company Agilent Technologies as senior vice president of global quality and regulatory affairs, according to a LinkedIn update. Dalton was previously with Takeda Pharmaceuticals for more than 10 years, working in quality assurance, and research and development. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

David Damsker, MD, MCPHU ’00, the Bucks County health director, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the effectiveness of current COVID-19 vaccines against the B.1.1.7 variant of the virus. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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.

John M. Davidyock, MD ’01, an internist, joined Winter Haven Hospital and Winter Haven Women’s Hospital as chief medical officer. Davidyock previously served as the associate chief medical officer for AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division in Orlando. He has been a senior fellow in hospital medicine since 2012. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Jason Davis, MD ’08, general surgeon, joined the medical team at UNC Health Southeastern and will be practicing at Southeastern Surgical Center in Lumberton, North Carolina. Davis previously practiced with Cone Health Medical Group. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Matthew Davis, MD, MCP ’94, was promoted to chief scientific officer at the specialty pharmaceutical company Endo Pharmaceuticals, according to a LinkedIn update. Previously Davis was chief medical officer at the company. He has over 20 years of management experience in the pharmaceutical industry. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021) Matthew Davis, MD, MCP '94, joined Endo International as senior vice president of research and development of branded pharmaceuticals.

Steven J. Davidson, MD; Emergency Medicine Residency, MCP ’78, provides consulting services for EMedConcepts. He is retired as an emergency physician and CMIO of Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Keith Scott Dickerson, MD, MCP ’97, received the 2020 Family Medicine Teacher of the Year Award from the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians. He is the associate program director of the Family Medicine Residency and chair of the Medical Section at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Grand Junction, Colorado. Dickerson earned his BS in electrical engineering and his MS in biomedical engineering from Drexel before enrolling in medical school at MCP. (Pulse Winter 2021)

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.

John F. DiTunno, MD, HU ’58, was honored at the 50th anniversary of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, which he chaired for nearly 30 years. DiTunno, who retired from teaching in 2019, has been a sculptor for more than two decades. His works are in India, Italy, Canada and the United States. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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, a family physician, formed St. Luke's Ashland Family Practice in Ashland, Pennsylvania. Since joining St. Luke's Health Network in 2012, he has seen patients at Ringtown Family Practice in Ringtown and Coaldale. He is also the director of the Rural Health Centers at the Miner's Campus of St. Luke's. He serves on the Resident & Student Affairs Committee of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

Michele Domenick, MD; Surgery Residency, MCPHU ’02, joined the University of Maryland Shore Medical Group – Surgical Care practice, serving Kent and northern Queen Anne’s Counties in Maryland. Her prior experience includes serving as a general surgeon with Eden Hill Medical Center – Surgical Associates, the Delaware Surgery Center in Dover, Delaware, and the Comprehensive Breast Center in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Joanne B. Dragun, MD, HU '88, a radiation oncologist and former cancer nutritionist, is the author of a new book, Listening to Cancer (Dorrance, 2018). She received her undergraduate degree in home economics from Drexel in 1972. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

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.

Christopher Drumm, MD '06, a family physician, has started a humorous podcast, "Doc and the Deacon," with a friend who is a deacon at a local church (docandthedeacon.com). The idea is to "show that the people behind the collar and the white coat are human. That you are not alone in questioning religion and googling medical questions weeks before making a doctor's appointment." Drumm practices with Norristown Family Physicians, an affiliate of the Einstein Healthcare Network. He was named a Top Doc in 2018 by Philadelphia magazine. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

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.

Beth DuPree, MD, HU ’87, is conducting a clinical study that will evaluate the use of an optical coherence tomography imaging system, a tool from Perimeter Medical Imaging AI, during breast-conserving surgery. In a previous successful collaboration with Perimeter, DuPree generated compelling data from a 20-patient study completed in 2020. DuPree is a breast surgeon at Northern Arizona Healthcare and a nationally recognized breast cancer expert. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Stephanie Durruthy, MD, HU '81, has developed an educational resource called "She Is Not Mentally Ill: Tools for Supporters Navigating Stigma." The audio program addresses the misperception that being successful and high functioning provides a natural immunity from acquiring a mental illness. Durruthy, a board-certified psychiatrist and distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, is the owner of Mindsupport, LLC (mindsupport.com). (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Alyssa Dweck, MD, HU ’90, offered her medical expertise in an article, “6 Fertility Myths OB/GYNs Want You to Stop Believing,” on Byrdie.com. She was also interviewed for Authority Magazine, where she discussed her career and offered advice on wellness. Dweck is a practicing gynecologist in Westchester County, New York, and serves as the chief medical officer at Bonafide. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022) Alyssa Dweck, MD, HU ’90, a practicing gynecologist in New York, joined Bonafide, a company pioneering mainstream medical use of drug-free, naturally derived health solutions for menopause, as chief medical officer. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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

Rebecca Edmonds, MD ’04, a surgical oncologist specializing in the treatment of diseases of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, spleen, colon, thyroid and breast, has joined the Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute. Edmonds most recently practiced at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center St. Margaret, where she was vice chairperson of surgery and chief of general surgery. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Charmaine Edwards, MD; Internal Medicine Residency, MCP ’95, a gastroenterologist/hepatologist, joined Gateway Medical Group’s office in Granite City, Illinois. Edwards will also continue to practice at Gateway’s sister facility, Red Bud Regional Hospital in Red Bud, Illinois. (Pulse Winter 2021)

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, was appointed medical director at CitiWell, the wellness program at Citibank in Irving, Texas. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

Daniel Eisen, MD, HU '97, joined the board of directors at the American College of Mohs Surgery. He is a professor of clinical dermatology, director of dermatologic surgery and head of the Micrographic and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship program at the University of California Davis Medical Center. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Barbara Eisenberg, MD '03, joined St. Luke's Caring for Women ob-gyn practice in Easton, Pennsylvania. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Mitchell Eisenberg, MD, MCP ’76, CEO of Advanced Recovery Systems, has partnered with Cooper University Health Care to open a new $27 million inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper will join Florida-based Advanced Recovery’s nationwide network of seven accredited rehab centers. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Richard Eisenberg, MD, MCP ’80; Internal Medicine Residency, MCP, an ophthalmologist, shared his expertise in ocular migraines in the article “Was Bryce Harper Dehydrated?” in the Philadelphia Inquirer (August 20, 2019). Eisenberg practices at Worcester Ophthalmology Associates in Worchester, Massachusetts. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Yaser El-Gazzar, MD ’06, has been named one of ThreeBestRated.com’s top orthopedic surgeons in Jersey City, New Jersey, for his excellence in patient care. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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

Kathy Elizeus, MD, MCP '95, an obstetrician-gynecologist, has joined Fisher-Titus Women's Health in Norwalk, Ohio. She sees patients at the practice's offices in Milan and Norwalk. She was previously with Penn Highlands Healthcare in Dubois, Pennsylvania. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

Taiwona L. Elliott, DO; PBC Medical Science Preparatory ’02, was appointed director of the Family Medicine Residency program and vice president of clinical education and services at Duke/Southern Regional Area Health Education Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Eric Emanski, MD ’12, a spine surgeon, joined Spine Surgery Associates in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the Louis A. Goldstein Spine Surgery Fellowship at the University of Rochester. Prior to joining Spine Surgery Associates, Emanski practiced at Coordinated Health, in Pennsylvania. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Ruth Endicott, MD, WMC '53, a 102-year-old veteran of the Women's Army Corps, was presented in May with four medals she had earned 73 years earlier for her service in World War II: the Women's Army Corps Ribbon, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Honorable Service Lapel Button. Endicott retired from practice as a family physician in Ogunquit, Maine, when she was 88. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

Jennifer Episcopio, MD '05, an obstetrican/gynecologist, joined Sacred Heart Ob/Gyn Services in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She sees patients at Sigal Center for Family Medicine and Sacred Heart Primary Care Walbert & Women's Health. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

Gilbert Essilfie, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship '18. Contributing author of "Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: A Comparative Analysis of Mortality in African Americans and Caucasians" published in Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology (PACE), May 2018 (PMID: 29570216). (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

Murray Ettinger, PhD Pharmacology HU '65, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Biochemistry, has retired after a 48-year career at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo. In his honor, the school established the Murray J. Ettinger PhD Student Emergency Fund to provide assistance to students who are experiencing an unforeseen hardship. (Pulse Summer 2019)

 
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Larissa Falcao, MS pharmacology and physiology ’14, appeared in a National Geographic documentary called “Mission Impossible: The Race for a Vaccine,” about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine development. Falcao has been a scientist at Pfizer since 2016. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Sahmon Fallahian, MD '07, a family medicine physician, joined the medical team at Providence Health & Services in Anchorage, Alaska, in April. He sees patients at Providence Medical Group Primary Care. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

Maria Fasano, MD, HU ’93, a pathologist, has been named medical director of laboratory services at Evangelical Community Hospital. She will also continue her role as an on-staff pathologist at the hospital. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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.

Carmen Febo-San Miguel, MD; Family Medicine Residency, HU ’76, executive director of the Latino arts and cultural organization Taller Puertorriqueño, was appointed to the Philadelphia Arts and Culture Task Force created by City Council. The task force is designed to pinpoint policy and budgetary recommendations to support the arts and culture in Philadelphia. In addition, she is one of a group of cultural organization leaders in Philadelphia who have joined together to share fundraising and programming strategies amid the pandemic. Febo-San Miguel, who is also a member of the Philadelphia Art Commission, was mentioned in a Philadelphia Inquirer article discussing the new mural at SEPTA’s Fifth Street Station. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Stuart J. Feldman, MD, MCP '92, an anesthesiologist and pain management specialist, was recognized as a top pain medicine doctor in Top Doctors 2019 in Palm Beach Illustrated. He practices at Resolute Pain Solutions in Boca Raton, Florida. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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 '10, an ophthalmologist, has joined the medical staff at OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth, Illinois. He practices with Eye Surgeons Associates in Rock Island. He completed his fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the University of Utah Moran Eye Center in Salt Lake City. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Leandro J. Feo, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann Surgery Residency ’12, was featured in a “Salute to Physicians” in the South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report. Feo is a board-certified colorectal and general surgeon on staff at Delray Medical Center. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Brielle Ferguson, PhD Neuroscience ’17, was named to Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 Science list. Ferguson is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Neurology at Stanford University. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Lindsay Festa, PhD pharmacology and physiology ’18, Emily Nickoloff-Bybel, PhD pharmacology and physiology ’21, and colleagues at the College of Medicine published a review article, “Co-receptor Signaling in the Pathogenesis of NeuroHIV” in the journal Retrovirology on August 24, 2021. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Vera Feuer, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann Psychiatry Residency, served as a panelist for a “Back to School in Good Health” online event on September 23, 2021, hosted by Northern Westchester Hospital’s Center for Healthy Living. Feuer is the associate vice president of school mental health at Northwell Health and director of pediatric emergency psychiatry and behavioral health urgent care at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, part of Northwell Health. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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 Figlin, MD, HU '76, received this year's "Educator of the Year" award from Physicians' Education Resource, the nation's leading resource for oncology and hematology continuing medical education. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Andrew Figura, MD, MCPHU '99, will join the AHN Cancer Institute at Saint Vincent in late 2019. He is board certified in radiation oncology and holds memberships in the American Society of Therapeutic Radiologists, the American College of Radiation Oncology, the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the American Medical Association. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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 P. Finnegan, MD, HU '64, was honored by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services with the Surgeon General's Medallion, the highest award of the Public Health Service. The presentation took place during the National Convening on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, hosted by HHS on October 17 in Philadelphia. First Lady Melania Trump and HHS Secretary Alex Azar (far left) delivered remarks at the conference. Finnegan received the medallion for her "pioneering leadership and innovative performance" as both a clinician and executive officer of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence and her creation of the Finnegan Score, a groundbreaking assessment tool for babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, which remains widely used around the globe. The First Lady's office released a statement saying that she had been "inspired by Dr. Loretta Finnegan's lifetime dedication to helping children." (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Matthew Finnegan, MD, HU '88, joined the medical advisory board of Reliq Health Technologies, a company that develops innovative mobile health and telemedicine solutions for the health care market. He is chief of the Division of General Surgery at Lourdes Health Systems and serves as a clinical associate professor of surgery at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Samuel Flashner, MS cancer biology ’16, see Kate Beishline, PhD biochemistry ’13. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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; General Surgery Residency, MCPHU ’96, joined the medical staff at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, New York, where she will be providing same-day surgical procedures. Foster specializes in breast health services. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Jody Foster, MD, MCP ’89; MBA, chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Pennsylvania Hospital and the first assistant dean for professionalism at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, was interviewed in the Philadelphia Inquirer. In the article, Foster explained how to deal with difficult colleagues in the new virtual work environment and how to avoid becoming one yourself. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Martin J. Fowler Jr., DO; Drexel/Hahnemann Neurology Residency ’04, joined SOC Telemed’s Neurology Leadership Council as a member-at-large/Service Line Excellence. He earned his BS in health science and society at Hahnemann University in 1992. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Joe Frangipane, PhD Microbiology & Immunology, HU '93, is senior director for customer success at Inscripta, a gene-editing technology company, which he joined in April, according to a LinkedIn update. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

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.

Robert Frank, MD, HU ’85, was appointed chief medical officer of Pipeline Health System. Frank is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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

Carrie Freed, DVM, MLAS, MCPHU ’00, was elected president of the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP), according to a LinkedIn update. ASLAP works to advance laboratory animal veterinary care and welfare. Freed is also a clinical veterinarian of animal resources and a professor of clinical veterinary preventive medicine at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and she is a diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Lawrence Fried, MD ’11, an attending at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the Division of Neurology, Pediatric Regional Epilepsy program, has enrolled in an MBA program at the Wharton School. He is co-PI for a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (see “Telemedicine: Changing the Face of Health Care” in DUCoM Alumni Magazine, Spring/Summer 2020). Fried completed a pediatrics residency at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children/Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; pediatric neurology residency at Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital; and epilepsy fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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

Britton Frome, MD, MCPHU '99, co-founder of Go To Ortho in Lake Oswego, Oregon, was featured by Becker's Spine Review as an "Orthopedic Surgeon to Know." Frome received his MS in medical science from Hahnemann in 1996. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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

 
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Tracey Galardi, MD, HU '92, an internist, joined the Medical Associates of Northeast Pennsylvania physician network. She will see patients at the Scranton office and at Commonwealth Health Regional Hospital of Scranton and Moses Taylor Hospital. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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

Burnett William Gallman Jr., MD, HU '75, was featured in the 2018 South Carolina African-American History Calendar for the month of August in honor of his service to the African-American community in South Carolina. He works at Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center and is in part-time private practice as a gastroenterologist. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

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, has joined Bayhealth Orthopaedics, based in Dover, Delaware. Following his residency in orthopedic surgery at Wayne State School of Medicine, he completed fellowships in pediatric orthopedic surgery, at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and orthopedic sports medicine, at Penn State. He earned his MS in medical science from the College of Medicine in 2007. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Ebony Gary, PhD microbiology and immunology ’19, and College of Medicine colleagues presented “Tracking SARS-CoV-2 Spike Domain Antibodies in Plasma of Convalescent COVID-19 Patients by SPR” at AFFINITY 2021, the International Society of Molecular Recognition’s annual meeting, held June 22-24, 2021. Gary is a postdoctoral fellow at the Wistar Institute. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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.

Luke Gatta, MD '16, a resident at Duke University, was mentioned in "Health Department Ob/Gyn Clinic Going Strong," an article in The Warren Record about the Warren County Health Department's weekly obstetrics and gynecology clinic, where care is provided through a partnership between the health department and Duke University Medical Center's ob/gyn department. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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.

Martin Gesheff, MS clinical research organization and management ’17, became executive director of research at the hospital and health care company LifeBridge Health, according to a LinkedIn update. Previously Gesheff was director of industry-sponsored research at LifeBridge. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Dennis R. Gesker, BS, HU '97, became chief technology officer at Alamon, a telecommunications installation company, according to a LinkedIn update. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

Nicholas Girardi, MD '14, joined the medical team at Dermatology & Advanced Skin Care in Ellicott City, Maryland, part of Integrated Dermatology. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

Michael Gittelman, MD, MCP ’94, was re-elected vice chairperson of District V of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and a professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. He completed his residency in pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Michael Giunta, MD '11, an internal medicine specialist, joined the Shore Physicians Group's primary care offices in Somers Point and Marmora, New Jersey. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Lauren Giustra, MD; Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency, MCP '96, joined the Rome Hospital Foundation's board of directors. She and her husband, Ankur M. Desai, MD; Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency, HU '96, co-founded their practice, Mohawk Valley Women's Health Associates in Rome, New York. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

Jordan Glaser, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann Orthopedics Residency ’11, joined Southeastern Health’s Southeastern Orthopedics. Glaser is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as a member of the North American Spine Society and the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. (Pulse Winter 2021)

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.

Andy Goberdhan, MD ’05, has joined Hematology-Oncology at Saint Francis Healthcare in Wilmington, Delaware. Goberdhan served as surgical house officer at Nazareth Hospital before pursuing additional training in internal medicine and oncology. In 2016, he received the Outstanding Internal Medicine Resident Award from Mercy Catholic Medical Center. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Sonny Goel, MD, MCP '93, ophthalmologist and Lasik surgeon at the LasikPlus Vision Center in Towson, Maryland, was recognized in Baltimore magazine's list of "Top Doctors." (Pulse Summer 2019)

Marla J. Gold, MD; Internal Medicine Residency, MCP ’86; Infectious Disease Fellowship, MCP ’88, senior vice provost for community health and chief wellness officer at Drexel University, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about how employees of higher education and health care systems will need to be vaccinated by mid-October. Gold was also quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about how colleges are adapting to the new reality of COVID-19. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022) Marla Gold, MD; Internal Medicine Residency, MCP '86; Infectious Diseases Fellowship, MCP '88, dean emerita of Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health, was named chair of the board of directors of MANNA. She has served as board vice chair and as co-chair of the organization's Strategic Initiatives Committee. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

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."

Karen A. Goldberg, MD, MCP '95, joined eQHealth Solutions in Tampa as the Florida state medical director of Behavioral Health Services. Prior to joining eQHealth, Goldberg served in a variety of professional appointments at the University of South Florida from 2009 to 2018. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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 of OnSite Innovations in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, a nationwide provider of occupational health services, has completed the sale of the company to Pivot Health Solutions. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Laura Grangeia, MD ’11, emergency physician, joined the emergency department at Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, last year. She had been an attending physician at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at the University of Virginia Health System. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Richard Grossberg, MD, HU ’93, joined the board of directors of Hattie Larlham, an intellectual and developmental disabilities nonprofit organization. Grossberg has served as the medical director at the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities in Mantua, Ohio, since 1999. He is a board-certified pediatric neurodevelopmental disabilities specialist at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, where he has worked since 2000. He is also an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Martha Grout, MD, HU '71; Surgery/Internal Medicine Residency, MCPHU '73, published a book, Alphabet of Good Health. Grout is the medical director of Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, and is the author of numerous articles in various medical journals as well as a co-author of the award-winning book An Alphabet of Good Health in a Sick World (New Medicine Press, 2010). (Pulse Summer 2019)

Stacey Gruber, MD ’05; Drexel/Hahnemann Neurology Residency ’09, joined the medical team at Prevea Health in Wisconsin. A board-certified neurologist, Gruber specializes in comprehensive medical history and neurological examination, multiple sclerosis and Botox injections for headache, cervical dystonia and hemifacial spasm. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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

Alexandra Guffey, MS molecular and cell biology and genetics ’20, and a College of Medicine colleague published “Regulation of Resistance in Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci: The VanRS Two-Component System” in the September 25, 2021, issue of Microorganisms. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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, board chair of the William Penn Foundation, gave a statement regarding the $8 million in emergency COVID-19 grants to Philadelphia arts and culture organizations. The William Penn Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon foundation are each contributing $4 million to this cause. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Joseph F. Hacker III, MD, HU '79, a gastroenterologist at Delaware Gastroenterology Associates in Newark, Delaware, was named a "GI Leader to Know" by Becker's GI & Endoscopy. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Karen Hager, MS Clinical Research Organization & Management ’19, became director of clinical research at Medicago, a biopharmaceutical company that uses plant-based manufacturing and virus-like particle technologies to develop innovative vaccines and protein-based therapeutics for infectious diseases and emerging public health challenges. (Pulse Winter 2021)

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.

Dennis Haghighat, MD, HU '86, became chief medical officer at Avanti Hospitals, LLC, according to a LinkedIn update. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

Mirzya Haider, MS medical science ’16, joined the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) as a senior research analyst, according to a LinkedIn update. CHIA is an independent state agency established as Massachusetts’s primary hub for health care data and a primary source of health care analytics that support policy development. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

William Hait, MD, MCP '78; PhD, MCP '78, global head for external innovation at Johnson & Johnson, has been named the winner of the 2019 Dr. Sol J. Barer Award for Vision, Innovation and Leadership by BioNJ, a life sciences association of 400 member companies. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Collin Hair, MD '13, joined the medical staff of Geisinger as a pediatric ophthalmologist and will be seeing patients in Wilkes-Barre and Forty Fort, Pennsylvania. Following his ophthalmology residency at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, he completed a pediatric ophthalmology fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Hair earned his BS from Drexel's School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems in 2009. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

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

Virginia Ettinger Hall, MD, HU ’72, is chair of the Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, which oversees three key programs: the Physicians’ Health Program, which addresses potential impairing conditions, including mental health and substance abuse issues; LifeGuard, which addresses clinical competency assessment for medical professionals; and Student Financial Services, which administers financial aid for medical students. Hall notes that the foundation (then known as the Educational and Scientific Trust) granted her a scholarship for her first year at Hahnemann and loans thereafter. Hall also serves on the Ludhiana Christian Medical College Board USA, which supports the private, minority-run school and teaching hospital in Ludhiana, Punjab, India, where she teaches almost every February. Hall is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Thanuja Hamilton, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann Internal Medicine Residency ’10; Drexel/Hahnemann Sleep Medicine Fellowship ’12, joined the board of directors of Nightfood Holdings Inc. A double board-certified sleep specialist at Advocare Sleep Physicians of South Jersey, Hamilton serves as medical director of the sleep labs at Jefferson University Health Systems and Virtua Health. She also serves on the board of the New Jersey Sleep Society. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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.

Joseph Hancock, MD, HU '77, a gastroenterologist, joined Barton Health at Barton's General Surgery and Gastroenterology office in South Lake Tahoe, California. Most recently he was with Texas Tech University Medical Center and Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

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

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.

Sean P. Harney, MD, HU '87, joined Lewis Count General Hospital in Loweville, New York, as the chief medical officer for Employed Medical Practices. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Heidi Harrington, MD '05, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, joined the medical staff of Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, New Hampshire. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Erica Harris, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann Emergency Medicine Residency ’13, an emergency physician at Einstein Health, was quoted in a December 2020 Philadelphia Inquirer article about the importance of COVID-19 vaccination for health care workers in preventing staffing shortages in hospitals. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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.

David Hartman, MD, MCPHU ’99, a plastic surgeon, joined the Haute Beauty Network representing the northeast Ohio market. He is a sole practitioner at Fine Arts Skin & Laser Facial Plastic Surgery in Dover, Ohio. Haute Beauty is a section of Haute Living magazine that covers the latest advancements in beauty and wellness. Hartman is board certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Frantz C. Hastrup, MD, MCPHU ’00, pulmonologist, joined the medical staff at Stamford Health Medical Group in Stamford, Connecticut. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Randy W. Hawkins, MD, HU ’79, has been reappointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to the Medical Board of California, where he has served since 2015. Hawkins is an assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and has a private practice in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Rollin Hawley, MD, HU '67, a neurologist, was named a Top Doctor by Marquis Who's Who. He currently serves as a consultant at the Carilion New River Valley Medical Center in Christiansburg, Virginia, and as director of the Sleep Laboratory and Clinic at the Twin County Regional Hospital, Galax, Virginia. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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, was elected chair of the American Medical Association Council on Legislation during its June meeting. Heine also represents the AMA on the board of the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange and is a member of the Governing Council for the AMA Private Practice Physicians Congress. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Kela Henry, MD, MCPHU '99, a family medicine physician, was selected to be a featured panelist for the Authors Showcase at the 2019 National Association of Black Journalists Annual Convention & Career Fair, held August 7-11 in Miami. She is the author of the book Nia & The Numbers Game: A Teenager s Guide to Education, Relationships & Sex (BTH Creations, 2018), described as a combination of fact and fiction. (Pulse Summer 2019)

David Hershkowitz, DDS; General Anesthesiology Residency, MCP ’87, joined Penn Dental Medicine as associate professor of clinical dentistry and chief of the Division of Restorative Dentistry. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Norman A. Hetzler, MD, HU ’82, was awarded the prestigious Bronze Star Medal for his service in Afghanistan as a U.S. Navy physician. Hetzler is a cardiothoracic surgeon with Coliseum Hospital in Macon, Georgia, who deployed to Afghanistan last August as a commander with his U.S Navy Reserve unit, which is based at Dobbins Air Force Base in Marietta, Georgia. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Samantha B. Hickman, MD, MCP '97 (Samantha Pozner professionally), started her term as the president of the medical staff of Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey, in January. She is the first woman and only the fourth family physician to serve as medical staff president in the hospital's 113-year history. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Lily Ying Loo Higgins, MD, HU '90; MBA, was appointed to the Delaware County Council’s Board of Health. Higgins is the market chief medical officer with Keystone First and AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Asian American Women’s Coalition, and serves on the board of Pennsylvania’s chapter of March of Dimes and the Pennsylvania Premie Society. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Stephen Higgins, MD, HU ’89, neonatologist and medical director at Independence Blue Cross, offered his advice on how to effectively discuss the COVID-19 vaccine with people in your life on IBX Insights and the Philadelphia Voice. Higgins spent most of his career as a neonatologist at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where he worked in neonatal intensive care. Before joining Independence Blue Cross in April of 2019, he was the associate dean for Drexel’s clinical campus at Crozer and was the chief academic officer and Pediatric Residency director at Crozer. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Sean N. Higginson, MD, MCPHU '01, a neuroradiologist with Radiology Consultants of Lynchburg (Virginia), has been named president of the practice. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

Maurice Hinson, MD '15, is an attending physician in the observation unit at NYU Emergency Medicine and an instructor in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine at NYU School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. During residency, Hinson founded the Black and Latino Men in Medicine at NYP/Weill Cornell, which has continued after his departure, as has the Drexel Mentoring and Pipeline Program he founded during medical school. He is a 2011 graduate of the Drexel Pathway to Medical School. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Stuart M. Hoffman, MD, HU, ’96, a general surgeon, joined the medical staff at Alice Hyde Medical Center, part of the University of Vermont Health Network. Hoffman’s area of focus is gastroenterology and minimally invasive procedures. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Michael G. Holland, MD, MCP '81, was named medical director of occupational medicine and employee health at Saratoga Hospital and joined Saratoga Hospital Medical Group–Occupational Medicine. Most recently, Holland was in practice at the Glens Falls Hospital Center for Occupational Health. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

Lauren Hollifield, MS Interdisciplinary Health Sciences '16, a medical student at the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine, was one of three women interviewed by Las Vegas Woman magazine about their diverse paths to membership in UNLV School of Medicine's inaugural class. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Andrew Holmes, PhD microbiology and immunology ’16, and College of Medicine colleagues presented “Altered Env Conformational Dynamics as a Mechanism of Resistance to Peptide-Triazole HIV-1 Inactivators” at AFFINITY 2021, the International Society of Molecular Recognition’s annual meeting, held June 22-24, 2021. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Brian Holzer, MD, MCPHU '01, was named Health Entrepreneur in Louisville Business First's 2019 Healthcare Heroes awards. He was cited for seeing the potential to commercialize a call center by spinning it off into a new company: Lacuna Health. He is the CEO of Lacuna Health and president of Kindred Innovations. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

Susan Hostetter Krieger, MD, HU '81, joined Mount Nittany Health in State College, Pennsylvania, as the medical director of palliative care services. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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.

Joseph Hulihan Jr., MD, HU ’86; Neurology Residency, HU ’90, serves as chief medical officer at Marinus Pharmaceuticals, which recently filed a new drug application with the Food and Drug Administration seeking to market ganaxolone as a treatment for seizures associated with a rare type of epilepsy. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022) Joe Hulihan, MD, HU ’86; Neurology Residency, HU ’90, became chief medical officer of Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of innovative therapeutics to treat epilepsy, depression and other neuropsychiatric disorders, located in Radnor, Pennsylvania. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Alex Hunt, MS interdisciplinary health science ’17, was profiled in an article in 34th Street Magazine. Hunt is a public health researcher turned community organizer who is running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 3rd District. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022) Alexandra Hunt, MS interdisciplinary health sciences ’17, a public health researcher at Adaptimmune, a company that specializes in cancer therapy, has launched a campaign for Pennsylvania’s third congressional district. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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, was selected to participate in the University of South Florida Presidential Search Committee to help identify candidates for the university’s next president. Hwu is a tumor immunologist and has been president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center since November 2020. He is also the president of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer and a scientific advisory board member at Immatics, a Germany-based cancer research center. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022) Patrick Hwu, MD, MCP ’87, a tumor immunologist, was appointed president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Hwu joins Moffitt from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he held various leadership roles during his 17-year tenure, most recently as head of the Division of Cancer Medicine. He was profiled in an article on the Florida Politics website. Hwu is also president-elect of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer and sits on the external advisory boards of the University of Chicago, University of Virginia, Columbia University, Yale University, and Moffitt Cancer Center. (Pulse Winter 2021)

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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Omoyemi Idowu, MS Interdisciplinary Health Sciences '15, is a third-year student at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Asif M. Ilyas, MD, MCPHU ’01, recently launched the Foundation for Opioid Research and Education, part of the Rothman Orthopedic Institute. The mission of this new nonprofit foundation includes educating patients and prescribers on safe opioid consumption and prescribing; supporting research focusing on opioid-sparing pain management strategies; and advocating to lawmakers on evidenced-based opioid policies. Ilyas has been asked to serve on President-elect Biden’s Health Policy Committee to develop the administration’s opioid policy. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Erum N. Ilyas, MD, MCPHU '01, a dermatologist, has developed a sun-protective clothing line for women, AmberNoon. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

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.

Charlene Ives, MD, MCP '95, a longtime member of the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, became medical director of the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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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Michael Jablonski, PhD; PBC medical science ’06; MS medical science ’07, was a featured guest in a recent episode on the Health Professional Radio podcast. Jablonski, who is the vice president of medical affairs at Myriad Genetics, discussed the results of a new GeneSight Mental Health Monitor national poll conducted by Myriad. The poll found that 83% of those diagnosed with depression say that life would be easier if others could understand what they were going through. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

David Jacofsky, MD, MCP ’96, was featured in an article titled “5 Fast Facts About the CORE Institute’s CEO” in Becker’s Spine Review. Jacofsky is a recognized expert in complex adult joint reconstruction and oncology and is on the editorial review board of The Journal of Arthroplasty, The Journal of Knee Surgery, and The Journal of Hip Surgery and Orthopedics. He is also chair of the board for Cold Plasma Medical Technologies and has been CEO of many start-up companies. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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.

Ming Jang, MD '11, a geriatrician, recently joined the staff of Geisinger Holy Spirit Primary Care in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. He completed a residency in family medicine and a fellowship in geriatric medicine, both at the University of Pennsylvania, and then served as a clinical assistant professor of medicine in the geriatric division at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

Renée Jean-Toussaint, PhD pharmacology and physiology ’19, and colleagues at Drexel and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School published “Therapeutic and Prophylactic Effects of Macrophage-Derived Small Extracellular Vesicles in the Attenuation of Inflammatory Pain” in the May 2021 issue of Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. The work was highlighted by the article recommendation service Faculty Opinions. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Amy Jo Jenkins, MS clinical research organization and management ’09, recently joined the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s new Office of Clinical Trials Administration and will lead early-phase clinical trials at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Jenkins was previously chief of staff in the office of Chancellor Cam Patterson and CEO of UAMS Health. She is the immediate past president of the board of directors for the Society of Clinical Research Associates, having served as a board member since 2016. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Mariell Jessup, MD, HU ’76, was awarded an ESC Gold Medal from the European Society of Cardiology in recognition of her outstanding achievements in cardiology. Jessup serves as the chief science and medical officer for the American Heart Association. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Heather Dale Jones, MD, MCP ’98, joined Armata Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, as medical director. Jones is a practicing pulmonary and critical care specialist and physician researcher. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Andrew Joseph, III, MS Drexel Pathway to Medical School ’20, was highlighted in an article in the Clarion Herald, the local New Orleans Archdiocese’s newspaper. Joseph is an alumnus of The Good Shepherd School, an elementary school serving underprivileged children in New Orleans that opened in 2001. Now a member of the Drexel MD program Class of 2024, he is the first alumnus of Good Shepard to attend medical school, an accomplishment he hopes will inspire young people in his hometown and across the country. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Philip Joson, MD, HU ’86, was interviewed in an article, “Behind the Mask: Philip Joson” for Observer-Reporter, a Washington, Pennsylvania, newspaper. Joson is the longtime chief of the Gastroenterology Department at Washington Health System’s Washington Hospital and is a partner with Southwest Gastroenterology Associates. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

David Junkin Jr., MD; MS Medical Science, MCP '98, joined the medical team at the Hackensack Meridian Health Orthopedic and Spine Institute of New Jersey. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

 
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Sameep Kadakia, MD ’12, served as guest editor for an issue of Seminars in Plastic Surgery: “Special Topics in Palatal and Maxillary Reconstruction.” Kadakia practices with Premier ENT Associates in Dayton, Ohio, and is part of the Plastic Surgery Department at Wright State University. He earned his undergraduate degree from Drexel in biological sciences. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Steven Kafrissen, MD, HU '67; Psychiatry Residency, HU '71, was honored with the Community Wellbeing award by the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Kafrissen is a psychiatrist located in Kingston, Pennsylvania. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

Ronald Kamm, MD, HU '68, a psychiatrist at Monmouth Medical Center, is the author of "A Sport Psychiatrist's View of Boxing and Retirement From It" in The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry. Kamm also has a private practice in Oakhurst, New Jersey. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Kelly Rose Kane, MD '05, opened her own dermatology practice, Kane Dermatology, in Somers Point, New Jersey. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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 G. Kann, MD, HU '84, joined the medical team at Geisinger Holy Spirit Cardiology in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He is the director of the Lipid Clinic at Geisinger. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Lew Kaplan, MD; Surgery Residency, MCP ’95, the director of surgery at Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center and professor of surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article regarding a shortage of hospital staff. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

James Kasenchak, MD ’13, a vitreo-retinal specialist, joined Geisinger Ophthalmology’s team at Geisinger Williamsport Ophthalmology and Geisinger Port Matilda Ophthalmology. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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 TheHill.com 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.

Austin Katona, MD ’19, and Anamika Saha, MD ’20, were featured in Philadelphia magazine. The couple recently held their wedding and reception over Zoom with immediate family present virtually from as far as London and Bangladesh. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Kurt Kaulback, MD, HU '88; Internal Medicine Residency, HU '91; Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship, HU '94, an interventional cardiologist, was named to Who's Who in Health Care by SouthJersey.com. Kaulback is clinical director of cardiovascular services for Inspira Health in Mullica Hill, New Jersey. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

Mayya Kawar, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann Emergency Medicine Residency, an emergency care physician, joined the medical staff at Frederiksted Health Care Inc. in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Kiley Keelin, MS clinical research organization and management ’18, became director of regulatory affairs at Biogen, according to a LinkedIn update. Biogen is a biotechnology company that designs, develops and distributes treatments for neurological diseases. Keelin has previously worked for Spark Therapeutics and Aptevo Therapeutics. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Allison Keen, MD ’03, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and co-founder of Philadelphia Women’s Health & Wellness, was profiled in an article in the Chestnut Hill Local newspaper about her medical practice. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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 L. Kessler, MD, MCP ’86, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article regarding the effect of climate on the spread of COVID-19. (Pulse Winter 2021)

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.

Jonathan Kiev, MD; Surgery Residency, HU ’94, joined CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group-Cardiology in London, Kentucky, as a general and thoracic surgeon. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Jeffrey Kile, MD, MCPHU '99, a pediatrician at the Pediatric Associates of Kingston in Kingston, Pennsylvania, was profiled in an article in the National Doctors Day edition of the Times Leader. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

Angela Kim, MD ’13, a pediatric emergency medicine attending physician at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about how injuries from fireworks have hit a 20-year high during the pandemic. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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.

Judith Kirby, MD, HU ’91, an ophthalmologist, was named a Best Doctor in the Magazine of Dallas. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Sally Kirkpatrick, MD, MCP '90, joined the medical team at Pen Bay Neurology in Rockport, Maine. Wendye Robbins, MD, MCP '90, joined the board of directors of the California Life Sciences Association. A serial biopharmaceutical entrepreneur and physician scientist, Robbins is president and CEO of Blade Therapeutics, in San Francisco. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Casey Kissel, MLAS ’11; DVM, is a clinical research veterinarian in the Gene Therapy program at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her veterinary degree at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and completed a clinical residency in comparative medicine at Johns Hopkins. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Barbara C. Khan, MS clinical research organization and management ’10, joined the biopharmaceutical company AbbVie as executive director of neuroscience development, according to a LinkedIn update. Khan previously directed development at Allergan and Forest Laboratories. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Tanvi Khurana, MD '12, a gastroenterologist, joined the medical staff at Attleboro Gastroenterology Associates in Attleboro, Massachusetts. She completed her internal medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at Norwalk Hospital-Yale University. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Stephen Klasko, MD, HU ’78, former president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, was quoted in a Philadelphia Business Journal article about Jefferson Health Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center’s launch of a mobile cancer screening program. He was also quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about Jefferson’s partnership with Novartis Pharmaceuticals. They are planning on collaborating for a three-year, $3 million “Closing the Gap” program, an effort to improve cardiovascular health in poor neighborhoods in North and South Philadelphia. Klasko was also quoted in a Philadelphia Business Journal article on Einstein Healthcare Network’s merger with Jefferson Health, and he was featured in Philadelphia magazine’s list of “The 76 Most Influential People in Philadelphia: Power Shifts.” (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022) Stephen Klasko, MD, HU ’78, MBA, was quoted in a news release regarding the confirmation of Jefferson’s merger with Einstein Healthcare Network. The FTC has withdrawn their objection to the proposed merger. Jefferson Health will now be adding four hospitals to its network in a move that Klasko said will “preserve access to care” for citizens of Philadelphia. Klasko was featured in the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Power 100 for 2021. The Power 100 is a group of leaders carrying influence from a variety of industries across the region and highlights those who are helping to lead a path forward within their industries. He was among the panelists who participated in a virtual roundtable focused on leading life sciences organizations through unprecedented times. Klasko was featured in a Philadelphia Business Journal article discussing Jefferson’s $762 million Specialty Care Pavilion under construction at 11th and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Nicole Klee, PhD Molecular & Cell Biology & Genetics ’17, became publication lead at Alcon, a Swiss eye care company that manufactures surgical and vision care products for conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases and refractive errors. (Pulse Winter 2021)

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.

Lindsay Kleinwaks, PhD Microbiology & Immunology '18, is the author of “The ABCs of HCT/Ps,” published in Orthopaedic Design & Technology magazine (May/June 2019). Kleinwaks is a regulatory affairs associate at MCRA LLC, primarily focused on developing regulatory strategies and submissions for the FDA and international regulatory agencies. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

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

Kathleen C. Kobashi, MD, HU ’92, joined the Houston Methodist Hospital as the chair of the Department of Urology. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Elizabeth C. Koffler, MD ’17, a family medicine physician, joined the medical team at Presbyterian Medical Group in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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 (drexelmagazine.org/2018/40-under-40-winter-spring-18/).

Scott Kolander, MD, HU ’82; Internal Medicine Residency, HU ’85, was ranked first nationally in a patient satisfaction survey by MedStatix, a medical technology firm that helps physician practices measure the patient experience. Kolander is board certified in geriatric medicine and internal medicine. He sees patients at Capital Health Primary Care — Mountain View in Ewing, New Jersey. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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.

Vishal M. Kothari, MD ’05, was recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Top Surgeon for his outstanding contributions to the fields of medicine and education and in acknowledgment of his professional excellence with Nebraska Medicine — Lauritzen Outpatient Center in Omaha, Nebraska. A board-certified general surgeon, Kothari sees patients within the Bariatrics Center at the Nebraska Medical Center and the Multispecialty Clinic at Village Pointe Health Center. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022) Kenneth Kosik, MD, MCP ’76, received the 2021 Potamkin Prize in recognition of his “diverse and pioneering contributions to Alzheimer’s research” from the Potamkin Philanthropies in partnership with the American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation. Kosik is the Harriman Professor of Neuroscience at the University of California, Santa Barbara. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Vishal Kothari, MD ’05, was recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Top Surgeon for his professional excellence and outstanding contributions to the fields of medicine and education with Nebraska Medicine’s Lauritzen Outpatient Center. A board-certified general surgeon, Kothari is currently serving patients within the Nebraska Medicine Healthcare Network. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Kathleen R. Kozak, MD, MCP ’96, was a guest on Hawaii Public Radio’s “The Conversation” to answer caller questions on COVID-19. Kozak is an internist specializing in preventive health, travel medicine, women’s health and wellness at Straub Clinic and Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is also the host of the “The Body Show” on Hawaii Public Radio. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Natalie Krane, MD ’15, was recognized in May as a “Mountain Hawk Hero” — an individual associated with Lehigh Athletics who is making a difference in the medical field — by Lehigh University Athletics, Lehigh Valley Health Network, and Lehigh Coordinated Health. Krane completed her residency in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery at Oregon Health and Science University this year, and is a fellow in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Jonathan Kroser, MD, MCP '95, a general surgeon, was a speaker at the Medtronic 5th annual Nashville GI Symposium. He spoke on the treatment of grade 1 and 2 internal hemorrhoids using bipolar energy therapy. He practices with the Surgical Alliance of Middle Tennessee. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

Lauren Krueger, PBC veterinary medical science ’12, passed the board certification exam for the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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.

Cynelle Kunkle, MD ’08, medical director of female pelvic medicine at Crozer Health, was recognized as one of Main Line Today magazine’s 2021 Power Women of the Main Line and Western Suburbs. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Herbert Kunkle Jr., MD, HU '79, joined the medical staff at Hackensack Meridian Health in Manahawkin, New Jersey. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Melanie S. Kzirian, MPA, Speech Pathology & Audiology, HU ’78, former owner of Philadelphia-based Interstate Lift, has sold the stairlift company to Stannah, a U.K.-based stairlift company. Kzirian will be staying on with Stannah as the company continues to grow the business in the Philadelphia area. (Pulse Winter 2021)

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

Ronald Lakatos, MD, HU '84, was featured in Becker's Spine Review's "Orthopedic Surgeons to Know." He is affiliated with OhioHealth Orthopedic Surgeons in Columbus, Ohio. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Geeta Lalwani, MD, MCPHU ’01, an ophthalmologist, was appointed to the Retina Scientific Advisory Board of Ocugen, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Lalwani is the founder of Rocky Mountain Retina Associates, Boulder, Colorado. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Frank Lamm, MD, HU '85; Radiation Oncology Residency, HU, has joined the radiation oncology team at Frontier Cancer Center in Billings, Montana, after 13 years of practice in Seattle. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

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.

Ashley Landicho, MD '15, a graduate of the joint MD/MBA program, has joined Crozer-Chester Medical Center. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore in Bronx, New York. Her recent research and advocacy topics have included gun ownership, cyberbullying and early literacy. Landicho also earned her BS in biological science at Drexel. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Deborah Lang, PhD Molecular Pathology, MCPHU ’97, associate professor of dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine, has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 grant from the Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust to further her research on the molecular and cellular biology of melanoma. The award will support her project “Transcriptional Mechanisms Underlying the Shared and Unique Roles of YAP and TAZ in Melanoma.” She has mentored more than 20 students and has served as an elected council member and plenary speaker of the Pan American Society for Pigment Cell Research. (Pulse Winter 2021)

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.

John Langell, MD, MCPHU ’99; PhD Microbiology & Immunology, MCPHU ’98; MPH, was appointed president of Northeast Ohio Medical University. Langell previously served as vice dean for the University of Utah School of Medicine. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Mo Lareef, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann General Surgery Residency '10, a surgical oncologist, joined the medical staff at Crozer-Keystone General Surgery Associates at Ridley Park and Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. He completed his fellowship in surgical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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.

Kenneth Ka Shun Lau, MD '13, is a co-inventor of the patent Patterned Polymers and Directed Polymer Growth by Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition, which is assigned to Drexel University. The other co-inventors are Sruthi Janakiraman, MS Material Science & Engineering, and Chia-Yun Hsieh, PhD Chemical & Biological Engineering '15. Lau earned his BS in biological science from Drexel in 2011. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Maryann Lauletta, MD, HU ’98, was appointed chief medical officer at Dina, a care-at-home platform and network that supports the health care industry’s transition to virtual and in-home care. Lauletta will work out of the company’s Philadelphia hub. She most recently served as medical director for Inspira Health’s Medicare PACE/LIFE program, a full risk-bearing model providing all-inclusive care for the elderly, and as an Accountable Care Organization physician champion for the Inspira Network. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Salvatore Lawrence Jr., MD, HU '83, and his primary care/internal medicine practice joined Geisinger Health System. The practice will move from its current location in Dunmore to the Geisinger Moosic office. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Lawrence W. Lazarus, MD, HU ’67, co-authored the Insider’s Guide to Quality, Affordable Healthcare. He has spent his career specializing in geriatric medicine and psychiatry, primarily at Rush Medical School and University in Chicago, Illinois, where he was the founding director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship program. He is in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Ryan K. Lee, MD, MCPHU ’00, MBA, was appointed chair of the Department of Radiology at Einstein Healthcare Network. Prior to this appointment, Lee served as vice chair of quality and safety, section chief of neuroradiology, and magnetic resonance medical director for the Department of Radiology for Einstein Healthcare Network. He is an associate professor of radiology at the Sidney Kimmel College at Thomas Jefferson University. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Sandra Lee, MD, HU '98, a dermatologist, was featured in an article on PhillyVoice.com about her show, "Dr. Pimple Popper," which debuted its new season July 11 on TLC. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Suegene Lee, MD ’15, a cardiologist, joined the medical team at Sutter Medical Group and will serve patients at their Sacramento, Jackson and Elk Grove locations in California. She completed the J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program at Emory University School of Medicine and a clinical cardiology fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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.

Brian Lefchak, MD ’17, MPH ’17, wrote an op-ed, “In COVID We Mistrust,” published July 9 by in-House, a peer-reviewed online publication for residents and fellows. He is in his final year of residency in pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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

Michele LeMay-Pace, MD, HU '89, was recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of medicine in recognition of her role as an ob-gyn. She has practiced with West Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology in Bradenton, Florida, for more than 20 years. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

David J. Lesnik, MD, MCPHU '00, joined Tufts Medical Center Community Care in Melrose, Massachusetts, as director of thyroid surgery. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Cory M. Lessner, MD, HU '87, an ophthalmologist, has joined the Haute Beauty network, an invitation-only collective of leading physicians from the top markets in the United States. A laser vision correction provider, Lessner is in private practice at Millennium Laser Eye Centers in Sunrise, Florida. He is the official laser vision correction provider for the Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, Miami Marlins and Florida Panthers. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Michael A. Levine, MD, HU '76, a pediatric endocrinologist and medical director of the Center for Bone Health at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, was honored by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research with the 2018 Frederic C. Bartter Award. The award was presented September 29 in Montreal. He is a professor of pediatrics and medicine (medical genetics) at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine, and chief emeritus of CHOP's Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

A. Keith Levinson, MD, MCP '84, a urologist, was recognized as one of Atlanta's Top Doctors in Atlanta magazine's July 2018 issue. He practices with Georgia Urology in the Decatur office. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

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.

Gary D. Lewis, MD ’14, a radiation oncologist, joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he is an assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology and sees patients at the university’s Radiation Oncology Center. He completed his internship at Crozer Chester Medical Center in Pennsylvania and his residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Sandy Li, MD ’07, a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist, has joined the fertility practice and telemedicine team at Boston IVF, becoming the only current Mandarin-speaking fertility specialist in Boston and throughout New England. Li joins Boston IVF from Shady Grove Fertility Center in Washington, D.C. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Mark LiBassi, MD, MCP ’87; Surgery Residency, MCP ’92, a gastrointestinal surgeon, joined the medical team at Mary Surgical Associates Langhorne. LiBassi is a member of the Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the American Hernia Society and the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. (Pulse Winter 2021)

J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, HU ’71, joined the Clinical Advisory Board of TrialJectory, an AI-powered digital health platform that finds new treatment options for cancer patients. A board-certified medical oncologist and internist, Lichtenfeld previously served as the American Cancer Society’s deputy chief medical officer and has over four decades of in-depth cancer research and care experience. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Len Lichtenfeld, MD, HU ’71, former interim and deputy chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society, was a guest on MedPage Today’s podcast, “Anamnesis: Medical Storytellers,” on which he discussed his career working as a medical editor at the American Cancer Society, including rewriting the society’s guidelines after the Affordable Care Act was passed. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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

Baicheng Lin, MS molecular and cell biology and genetics ’18, see Amber Theriault, MS cancer biology ’17. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Glenn Lipton, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann Orthopaedic Surgery Residency ’02, a sports medicine specialist with Premier Orthopaedics, is partnering with Sidney Jacob of the Philadelphia-based Hand to Shoulder Center to open an ambulatory surgery center in King of Prussia that focuses on serving the specific needs of orthopedic surgeons. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Chen Liu, MD, PhD; Anatomical and Clinical Pathology Residency, HU, was appointed chair of pathology at Yale School of Medicine, and chief of pathology at Yale New Haven Hospital. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Lawrence Livornese, MD; Internal Medicine Residency, MCPHU ’89; Infectious Diseases Fellowship, MCPHU ’91, chair of medicine at Main Line Health, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about how those with a history of allergic reactions should still get the COVID-19 vaccine. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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.

Judette Louis, MD, MCPHU ’00, chair of the University of South Florida College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was quoted in a Seattle Times article about a rise in hospitalizations of pregnant people with COVID-19. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Karissa Lozenski, PhD Microbiology & Immunology ’11, became director and clinical trial lead at Bristol Myers-Squibb, according to a LinkedIn update. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Christina Lubold, MD, MA applied human physiology, HU ’87, was profiled in an article in the Indiana Gazette about her career and the ever-changing political landscape of medical care. Lubold is a pediatrician at Indiana Pediatric Associates. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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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Michael Machuzak, MD, MCPHU '99, served as guest speaker at the commencement ceremony for Pennsylvania's Mount Carmel Area High School, of which he is a graduate. Machuzak is a pulmonologist at the Cleveland Clinic's Respiratory Institute. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

Lina Maciunas, PhD biochemistry ’20, was one of the authors of “Structures of Full-length VanR from Streptomyces coelicolor in Both the Inactive and Activated States,” which was published in the journal Acta Crystallographica on August 1, 2021. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

James L. Madara, MD, HU ’75, executive vice president and CEO of the American Medical Association, was named to Modern Healthcare’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in health care. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Robert Maddalon, MD, MCP ’80; Orthopedic Surgery Residency, MCP ’85, became a partner at Florida Orthopaedic Institute after its recent merger with OrthoCare Florida. Florida Orthopaedic Institute is now the largest orthopedic group in Florida, with 95 orthopedic surgeons. He is a founding member of Brandon Orthopedics and OrthoCare Florida. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Mariam Mahmud, MD ’04, was elected to the board of directors of the Central Bucks School District out of Region 5. Mahmud is completing a fellowship program at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine and is a pediatrician who has worked in a primary care practice for more than a decade. She was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the CDC recommendation that everyone wear masks in indoor public spaces again. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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

Victor H. Mailey, MD, HU '78, received the George G. Haydock Award from the Lloyd Center for the Environment. He is a retired general practitioner of family medicine in New Bedford, Massachusetts. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

Lionel Mailloux, MD, HU ’62; Internal Medicine Residency, HU ’66, a retired nephrologist, was part of a team that created “Living With Dialysis,” an event for the Osler Society at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. The event included a virtual performance that featured interviews with patients on dialysis — including some who were treated by Mailloux before his retirement — and their family caregivers and health care providers, offering insight into the demands a chronic illness can place on patients and their loved ones. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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, was appointed associate chief medical officer at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, according to a LinkedIn update. Malakooti also serves as medical director of the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Richard Malamut, MD, HU ’85, joined the medical advisory board of MedinCell, a pharmaceutical company. Malamut is currently chief medical officer and executive vice president at Collegium Pharmaceuticals. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Michael Malone, MD, HU ’91, a board-certified vascular and general surgeon, has joined the Ferguson Medical Group in Sikeston, Missouri. The practice is affiliated with Saint Francis Healthcare System. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Elizabeth Malsin, MD ’11, was profiled in U.S. News & World Report about performing a double lung transplant on the first known COVID-19 patient in the U.S. to undergo the procedure. Malsin is a pulmonary critical care physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She completed an internal medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, followed by fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Northwestern. (Pulse Winter 2021)

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.

Irakli Mania, MD, Drexel/Hahnemann Psychiatry Residency '08, an addiction psychiatrist, received the January Everyday Hero Award from the Pennsylvania Medical Society. Mania has spent the past 10 years as medical director at Keystone Behavioral Health. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

Alexander Manteghi, DO, MS medical science ’07, joined Barton Health in South Lake Tahoe. A board-certified pediatric and adult otolaryngology specialist, Manteghi specializes in pediatric otolaryngology, sinus surgery and neck masses. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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.

Jennifer Marcy, MS molecular and cell biology and genetics ’18, was one of the authors of “The Impact of Immuno-aging on SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Development,” which appeared in the February 2021 issue of GeroScience. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Orit Markowitz, MD ’03, a dermatologist and founder of OptiSkin in New York, was quoted in a Bloomberg article regarding a new push for health care products catering to menopausal women. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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; MBA, professor with tenure and system chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, was appointed by the Milwaukee Common Council’s Public Safety and Health Committee to the Board of Health of the City of Milwaukee. In addition to his MCW roles, Martin is emergency physician-in-chief at the Froedtert & MCW Heath Network. Prior to coming to MCW, Martin served as professor and executive chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Steven A. Maser, MD; Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, HU '92, has been named vice president and medical director of the Regional Health Orthopedic & Specialty Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota. He will also provide leadership for musculoskeletal services throughout the Regional Health enterprise. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Andrew Matamoros, PhD '18; Veronica J. Tom, PhD, associate professor; Di Wu, PhD, postdoctoral trainee in the Tom Lab; Yash Rao, graduate student; and Peter W. Baas, PhD, professor, all in the Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy, published "“Knockdown of Fidgetin Improves Regeneration of Injured Axons by a Microtubule-based Mechanism" in the Journal of Neuroscience, March 13 (online January 15). Matamoros is now a postdoctoral fellow in the Raymond G. Perelman Center for Cellular & Molecular Therapeutics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Eric Matkowski, VMD; MLAS ’00, joined the veterinary staff of Indy Veterinary Care at their Northern Liberties location in Philadelphia. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Joseph Mattern, MD, MCPHU '00, chief medical officer and primary care physician at Jefferson Healthcare in Port Townsend, Washington, was awarded the 2019 Dr. John Anderson Memorial Award for Outstanding Rural Health Practitioner by the Washington Rural Health Association. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Jean Marc Maurancy, MS molecular and cell biology and genetics ’20, was one of the authors of “Rapid Optimization of the Metabolic Stability of a Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type-1 Capsid Inhibitor Using a Multistep Computational Workflow,” which appeared in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry online March 22, 2021. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Dennis E. Mayer, MD, HU '87, a general surgeon, has joined the Cherokee Surgical Associates office of the Mary Black Physicians Group in Gaffney, South Carolina. He will also maintain his practice with the Mary Black Physicians Group Surgical Specialties in Spartanburg County. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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

Lance Mays, MD, MCP '95, a diagnostic radiologist, was elected vice president of the medical staff at Western Arizona Regional Medical Center in Bullhead City, Arizona. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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, is a 2021 recipient of the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. McCausland is the program director of the dually sponsored Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine Transitional Year Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and an associate professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Medicine. The award is for program directors “who find innovative ways to teach residents and to provide quality health care while remaining connected to the initial impulse to care for others in this environment.” (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Mary McDevitt, MD, WMC ’67, retired medical professional, was featured in an article in the Sonoma Valley Sun about her career and her work as an advocate for single-payer health care. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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."

Sophia McIntyre, MD, MCPHU ’00, became senior vice president of the Ambulatory Division at WellStar Medical group based in Atlanta, according to a LinkedIn update. Previously, McIntyre was the chief medical officer of Hudson River HealthCare, Inc. and had been with Hudson River since 2008. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Gela Mchedlishvili, MD; Internal Medicine Residency, MCP '96, a nephrologist, has received his MBA with a concentration in health care management from York College of Pennsylvania. He practices with WellSpan Health in York and is the site director of WellSpan Nephrology, as well as director of the DaVita dialysis unit and York Hospital acute dialysis unit. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Anna Pujols McKee, MD, HU ’79, executive vice president and chief medical officer of The Joint Commission, joined the board of directors of Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity. She has served on the boards of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council, the Public Health Management Corporation and the Philadelphia AIDS Consortium. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Jamie McKenzie, MD ’06, a medical oncologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, joined the medical team at Tampa General Hospital’s newly established TGH Cancer Institute. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Rammurti McKenzie, MD '11; Drexel/Hahnemann Anesthesiology Residency '15, completed the pain management fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University and has joined St. Luke's Spine & Pain Medicine Associates in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

Katie E. McPeak, MD ’01, medical director of health equity at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, was included in Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2021 Women of Distinction. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Geraldine McWilliams, MD ’14, joined the medical team at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont. McWilliams is a geriatric psychiatrist who cares for aging veterans with mental health needs unique to an older population. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Marshal Meier, MD ’10, will be working at the newly established monthly clinic offered at Flagstaff Bone & Joint’s Sedona, Arizona, office. Meier is a physical medicine and interventional spine doctor at Flagstaff Bone & Joint, and also practices at their Flagstaff and Cottonwood locations. He completed his internship at the University of Utah School of Medicine, his residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and a rehabilitation interventional spine fellowship at UCLA Spine Center. (Pulse Winter 2021)

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.

Sina Memari, MD ’16, emergency medicine physician, joined the medical staff at the Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Illinois. He completed an emergency medicine residency at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Jose Menoyo, MD; Internal Medicine Residency, HU ’95; Nephrology Fellowship, HU ’97, joined Shield Therapeutics PLC as vice president and chief medical officer. Prior to joining Shield, Menoyo served as head of U.S. medical affairs at Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc., acquired by AstraZeneca in July 2021. In this role, Menoyo led the Medical Affairs and Health Outcomes and Research Teams. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Richard Menzies, MD; Internal Medicine Residency, MCP ’81, director of the McGill International TB Centre in Canada, was quoted in a Washington Post article regarding new statistics about the high rate of asymptomatic COVID-19 spread. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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

Jeffrey J. Meter, MD, HU ’89, joined Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group, in Bristol, Connecticut, as medical director and chair of surgical services. He most recently worked at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Megan Meuser, PhD biochemistry ’21, was an author of “A Useful Epitope Tag Derived From Maltose-Binding Protein,” along with colleagues at the College of Medicine and New England Biolabs. The paper appeared in Protein Science April 25, 2021. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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.

Kurt Miceli, MD ’03, chief medical officer of Elwyn, a provider of support services to children and adults with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and related behavioral health challenges, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article regarding Elwyn’s efforts to secure COVID-19 vaccines for their constituents. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Mary Kay Michelis, MD, WMC '66, an ophthalmologist, was profiled for "Women of the Antelope Valley" in the Antelope Valley Press. Michelis was the first woman doctor in the United States to specialize in the implantation of an artificial lens in the human eye and the first to develop refractive surgical techniques. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Gary K. Michelson, MD, HU '75, was profiled as a visionary in the cover story "Dr. Gary K. Michelson: The Benevolent Catalyst" in CSQ [C-Suite Quarterly] magazine (December 2018). The article discussed his career as an orthopedic surgeon and inventor whose contributions revolutionized spinal surgery; his views on obstacles to meaningful research; and his philanthropy. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Brandon Mikolich, MD ’02, and his father, J. Ronald Mikolich, MD, both cardiologists with Sharon Regional Medical Center, were profiled in a Sharon Harold article, “A Father-Son Relationship With Heart: Cardiologists Expanding Frontiers of Care at Sharon Regional.” (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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.

Nikkisha Mills, MS Interdisciplinary Health Sciences ’18, graduated from the School of Medicine of Wayne State University’s Pre-Medical program. She is interested in emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and surgery, with a research interest in infectious disease. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Genevieve Minick, MD, MCPHU ’99, a primary care physician at Crozer Health, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about her success in persuading about three-quarters of vaccine-reluctant patients she’s seen at her Drexel Hill office in recent weeks to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Natalia Miranda, MD ’12; Drexel/Hahnemann Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency ’16, joined Capital Health–Lawrence OB/GYN Associates in Bordentown, New Jersey. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Michael Mirmanesh, MD '14, and Lisa Hwang, MD '08, General Surgery Residency '15, posed for a fellow-alumni-and-plastic-surgeons picture at the Aesthetic Meeting 2019, the annual meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, held in New Orleans in May. Mirmanesh is chief resident in the UC Davis Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency program and will be starting a solo private practice in the Philadelphia area in 2020. Hwang, who completed her residency in plastic surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has finished a fellowship in aesthetic surgery at The Plastic Surgery Center in Sacramento and joined the practice of Creasman Aesthetics in the San Francisco Bay area. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

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

Bob Mittleman, MD, MCP '83, founded and became president of his own pharmaceutical consulting firm called Mittleman Consulting, according to a LinkedIn update. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Rebecca Moeller, MS cancer biology ’20, and colleagues at the College of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University authored “An Ex Vivo Brain Slice Model to Study and Target Breast Cancer Brain Metastatic Tumor Growth,” which was published in the Journal of Visualized Experiments in September 2021. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Aliah Molczan, Postbaccalaureate Certificate Medical Science '14, a forensic accountant, joined the Matrimonial Litigation Department of Savran Benson LLP, a certified public accounting and consulting firm, as an associate. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

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.

Kelvin Monroe, MS Interdisciplinary Health Sciences '13, earned his medical degree from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in May. He is doing his residency in pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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

Steven Morales, MD '12, joined Lancaster Radiology Associates in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as a diagnostic radiologist. He specializes in interventional radiology. He completed his residency at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and his fellowship at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Joseph J. (JJ) Morgan, MD, HU '84, is a professor and member of the medical cannabis education faculty at University of the Sciences, a guest scientist at William Paterson University, and a cannabis industry and cannabinoid biotech consultant, following a 30-year career in pharma. He has a U.S. patent pending for cannabinoids and terpenes to treat organophosphate toxicity, including from nerve agents sarin and VX, which is licensed to Nexien. He is a member of the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine. He credits his Hahnemann pathology mentor, Sheila M. Katz, MD, for his love of original research. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Tyler R. Morris, MD ’12, an orthopedic surgeon, joined the medical team at the Bone and Joint Group, part of AdvancedHEALTH, in Clarksville, Tennessee. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Paula A. Moynahan, MD, WMC ’68, received the Career Achievement Award from the College of Mount Saint Vincent. Moynahan owns plastic surgery practices in Manhattan and Middlebury, Connecticut. She has served as an attending physician at Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Ear, Nose, and Throat Hospital, as well as Waterbury Hospital, Saint Mary’s Hospital, and Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center in Waterbury, Connecticut. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Stephanie Muh, MD '06, an orthopedic surgeon, visited Khorfakkan Hospital from November 25 to 29, 2018, as part of the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health and Prevention's Visiting Doctors program. Under the program, the ministry brings visiting doctors to provide their expertise to the benefit of citizens and residents in the UAE. Muh is currently a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Hand and Upper Extremity division of the Henry Ford Health Systems, where she completed her residency. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Hemalatha Muralidharan, PhD neuroscience ’20, was one of the authors of “Mini-review: Microtubule Sliding in Neurons,” which appeared in the May 14, 2021, issue of Neuroscience Letters as part of a special issue on neuronal microtubules. Muralidharan is a postdoctoral research fellow at Regeneron. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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.

Tami Mysliwiec, PhD Microbiology & Immunology, HU '92, was selected to be a judge for the Reading Eagle's list of "Berks' Best." She is an associate professor of biology at Pennsylvania State University Berks. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

 
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Archit A. Naik, MD ’04; MBA, was appointed director of the Breast Health program at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in East Norriton, Pennsylvania. Naik is fellowship trained in breast oncologic surgery and specializes in oncoplastic surgery. He earned his MBA from Drexel’s LeBow College of Business in 2012. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Anil Nanda, MD; Neurosurgery Residency, HU, was appointed joint chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and New Jersey Medical School, both part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He will also serve as the senior vice president for neurosurgical services at RWJBarnabas Health. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

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.

Ashkan Naraghi, MD '04, a pulmonologist and critical care physician with 8920 Medical Associates in Beverly Hills, California, has been named a 2018 Top Doctor in Los Angeles. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

Bradley Nash, PhD pharmacology and physiology ’17, a scientific writer at Drexel University College of Medicine, and colleagues in the Department of Pharmacology & Physiology, authored “Mechanisms of Neuronal Dysfunction in HIV-associated Neurocognitive Disorders,” published in Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, February 13, 2021. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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.

Jeffrey Nau, PhD; MS medical science ’02, the president and CEO of Oyster Point Pharma, was a featured guest on an episode of the Health Professional Radio podcast, in which he discussed OC-01, a nasal spray being developed to treat the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease. He was also interviewed for NJBiz.com about a nasal spray the company has been developing, which studies suggest is effective in preventing COVID-19 infections. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022) Jeffrey Nau, PhD, MS medical science ’02, was interviewed for an article in Life Sciences Leader magazine, in which he discussed how his career led him to become the president and CEO of Oyster Point Pharma. The company recently announced that the FDA has accepted its new drug application for OC-01 (varenicline) nasal spray for the treatment of signs and symptoms of dry eye disease. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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.

Kelli Nayak, MD '02, joined the board of directors of Community Services for Children. Nayak is a pediatrician with Lehigh Valley Hearth Network and has served as the medical director of the Lehigh Valley Physicians Group pediatric clinic in Allentown, Pennsylvania, since 2016. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Jeffrey Nebelsieck, MD, HU ’98, was recognized as a 2020 Top Doctor by Phoenix magazine. Nebelsieck is an internist at Internal Medicine of Arizona in Phoenix as well as the team physician for the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Emily Nickoloff-Bybel, PhD pharmacology and physiology ’21, see Lindsay Festa ’18. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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

Mitchell Nothem, PhD pharmacology and physiology ’20, now a postdoctoral fellow at the College of Medicine, was selected to participate in a data blitz event organized by the International Association for the Study of Pain’s Special Interest Group on Neuropathic Pain. He presented “Primary Somatosensory and Anterior Cingulate Single-Unit Activity Is Increased After Peripheral Nerve Injury and Altered by Gabapentin” on October 4, 2021. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Christopher M. Notte, MD '03, was appointed chief medical officer of Abington-Lansdale Hospital. Notte originally joined the Abington community in 2003 as a family medicine resident at Abington Memorial Hospital. In 2006, he became a member of the medical staff in the Department of Family Medicine. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

Laurie S. Novasad, MD '02, was featured in D–The Magazine of Dallas's list of the "Best Doctors in Dallas." (Pulse Summer 2019)

Rathna Nuti, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann Sports Medicine Fellowship ’17, was named a Best Doctor in the Magazine of Dallas. (Pulse Fall 2020)

 
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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.

Mary I. O’Connor, MD, MCP ’85, became co-founder and chief medical officer at Voya Health Inc., an all-inclusive virtual health care provider, according to a LinkedIn update. Previously, O’Connor was a professor of orthopedics and rehabilitation at Yale University School of Medicine. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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.

Ingrid Ockenhouse, MD, MCP ’83; Internal Medicine Residency, MCP, joined the primary care team at UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) Family Medicine in Montoursville, Pennsylvania. (Pulse Winter 2021)

David D. Oh, MD ’17, became chief resident of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Temple University Health System, according to a LinkedIn update. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Annette F. Okai, MD '02, was featured in D–The Magazine of Dallas's list of the "Best Doctors in Dallas." (Pulse Summer 2019)

Stephanie Okwudi, MD ’15, an anesthesiologist, joined the anesthesiology staff at Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside, part of the Mercy Rockford Health System, located in Rockford, Illinois. She completed the Drexel Pathway to Medical School certificate program in 2010. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Christopher T. Olivia, MD, HU ’88, was mentioned in a Philadelphia Inquirer article discussing his new position as the chief executive officer at Rothman Orthopedic Institute. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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.

Roger A. Orsini, MD, MCP ’78; MBA, and his co-author published The Search for Excellence in Clinical Practice: A Handbook on Clinical Process Improvement for Providers (Sentia Publishing), a manual for decision-making in health care. Orsini is a plastic surgeon in private practice in Easton, Maryland. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Annette Osher, MD, HU '80, established a concierge practice in collaboration with Castle Connolly Private Health Partners, LLC. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Justin R. Overcash, MD '12, joined Lancaster Radiology Associates in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as a diagnostic radiologist. He specializes in breast imaging radiology. He completed his residency at Einstein Medical Center and his fellowship at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Randall A. Oyer, MD; Internal Medicine Residency, MCP ’84; Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, MCP ’86, was named president of the Association of Community Cancer Centers (2020-2021). Oyer is an oncologist at the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute at Penn Medicine Lancaster General. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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

 
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Manny Pacheco, MD ’01, became senior consultant and chief of public policy and government advocacy at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, according to a LinkedIn update. Pacheco is an assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, and his specialty areas include medical, addiction, and disaster psychiatry, as well as ethics and drug interactions consultation. (Pulse Winter 2021)

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

Heather Painter, PhD Molecular & Cell Biology & Genetics ’08, published a study, “Novel Methods to Detect Malaria Biomarkers for Evaluation of Vaccine Safety and Efficacy,” on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website. Painter is a principal investigator in the Laboratory of Mucosal Pathogens and Cellular Immunology within the FDA. (Pulse Winter 2021)

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 (meetinglibrary.asco.org, abstract e18155).

Dhaval Parikh, MD, HU '94, was named director of radiation oncology at New Wood County Hospital. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Chong Park, MD, HU ’89, was appointed president of Jefferson Hospital in Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania, and Canonsburg Hospital in Washington County, Pennsylvania, both a part of Allegheny Health Network. Park is a longtime Allegheny Health Network cardiothoracic surgeon and served as medical director of the Cardiovascular Institute at Jefferson. For the past six years, he has also served as Jefferson’s chief medical officer, leading the hospital’s medical staff and clinical operations. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Selena Park, MD ’19, see Leann Walsh, MS molecular and cell biology and genetics ’17. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Stephen Park, MD ’09, joined the provider network Capital Digestive Care at their offices in Frederick, Ijamsville and Rockville, Maryland. He previously served as medical director of the gastroenterology clinic at Joint Base Andrews in Prince George’s County, Maryland. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Marlon Pastrana, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann General Surgery Residency ’18, a bariatric surgeon, joined Baptist Health Medical Group in Miami, Florida. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Meghan Patel, MD ’09, Drexel/Hahnemann Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency ’12, who also earned a BS in biomedical engineering from Drexel in 2005, has joined Capital Health OB/GYN in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Manish Patel, MD, MCPHU '00, an orthopedic surgeon, joined the medical team at the Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center in Emporia, Virginia. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

Rishi Patel, MD ’15, joined the medical team at Capital Health–Rheumatology Specialists in Pennington, New Jersey, part of Capital Health Medical Group. Patel is a member of the American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Physicians. He completed his internal medicine residency at Cooper University Hospital/Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and a rheumatology fellowship at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center. (Pulse Winter 2021)

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

Ankita Patil, PhD neuroscience ’21, was one of the authors of “Mini-review: Microtubule Sliding in Neurons,” which appeared in the May 14, 2021, issue of Neuroscience Letters as part of a special issue on neuronal microtubules. Patil and College of Medicine colleagues also published “A Cellular Approach to Understanding and Treating Gulf War Illness” in Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences online September 27, 2021. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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.

Vivian Pender, MD, WMC ’69, was elected president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association (2020-2021). She will become president of the association in May 2021. An APA Distinguished Life Fellow, she has served as a member of the APA Board of Trustees since 2014, among other leadership roles. She is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, a training psychoanalyst at Columbia University, and a consultant psychiatrist and psychoanalyst to the United Nations, in addition to her private practice. She is a founder of Healthcare Against Trafficking. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Todd Perkins, MD, HU '98, a partner with Integrated Dermatology, joined Foxhall Dermatology, a new addition to Integrated Dermatology in Washington, D.C. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

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.

Charles (Chuck) Peters, MD, MCP ’98, a captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve, was called up to active duty to help staff the COVID-19-related temporary hospital at the Javits Center in New York City. He served as senior medical executive of his unit, which falls under the Army 44th Medical Brigade and was under the overall command of the U.S. Public Health Service in the Joint FEMA Task Force. Peters is a cardiologist with Geisinger Wyoming Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Christine Petti, MD, MCP ’81; Surgery Residency, MCP ’86, won first place in the annual Readers’ Choice Awards category of “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” for 2020. Petti has held this title every year since 2014. She is a plastic surgeon in Torrance, California, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery as well as the American Society for Plastic Surgeons. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Frank S. Pettyjohn, MD, HU ’63, was honored with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea before attending medical school. After he earned his MD, he joined the Army Medical Corps and served in Vietnam, reaching the rank of colonel before leaving the military. He has served as chief, Division of Cardiology, and as chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, and at the West Florida Regional Medical Center. During his military career, he was awarded the Combat Medical Badge, the Master Flight Surgeon Badge, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Kelly Pfeifer, MD, MCP '97, was appointed by the governor to be deputy director of mental health and substance use disorder services for the California Department of Health Care Services. Pfeifer has been director of high-value care at the California Health Care Foundation since 2014. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

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.

Eric Pifer, MD, MCP '93, became chief medical information officer at Marin General Hospital, according to a LinkedIn update. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

Ryan Planer, MD '15, a family physician, joined St. Joseph's Physicians Primary Care, in Baldwinsville, New York. He completed his residency with the St. Joseph's Health Family Medicine Residency program and served as chief resident for one year. He also holds a master's degree in public health. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Erica R. Podolsky, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann General Surgery Residency ’12, was recognized in Top Doctors 2020 by Boca Raton magazine. Podolsky is the medical director of bariatric surgery, vice chair of the Department of Surgery, and director of medical students at Delray Medical Center. She completed her fellowship in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at Duke University. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Marjorie Pollack, MD, MCP ’74, editor of the global infectious disease surveillance system ProMed, was featured in the PBS Frontline Documentary “China’s COVID Secrets.” Through her work she discovered early warnings of the COVID-19 outbreak and co-authored the ProMED post, alerting about 80,000 subscribers worldwide of the potential danger of this disease. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Frank J. Pompo, MD '07, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement surgery, has joined Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates in Torrington and Bristol, Connecticut. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

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.

Ronald Poropatich, MD, HU ’85, joined the board of directors of Noveome Biotherapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. Poropatich is a pulmonary/critical care medicine physician-scientist who serves as the director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Military Medicine Research, Health Sciences, and as professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Andrea Porpiglia, MD; MS clinical research for health professionals ’16, see M. Shuja Shafqat, MD ’11. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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.

John M. Prater, MD, HU '86, was honored by Geisinger for ranking in the top 10 percent in patient experience nationally. Geisinger clinicians were identified for the honor by comparing their results on patient satisfaction surveys to the results for more than 80,000 providers throughout the country that use the same survey. Prater is a family physician; he practices at Geisinger Dallas, in Dallas, Pennsylvania. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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

Melissa Pugliano-Mauro, MD '04, a dermatologist, received the "Everyday Hero" award from the Pennsylvania Medical Society for going above and beyond in providing patient care. She is the clinic director of UPMC St. Margaret Dermatology and program director for the Dermatology Residency program at the University of Pittsburgh. She was selected for the award from a statewide pool of nominees; she is the first recipient from Pittsburgh. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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.

Kusum Punjabi, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann Emergency Medicine Residency ’08, was elected chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) during the 39th Convention and Scientific Assembly of the AAPI. Punjabi’s election was covered by the News India Times, where she noted that she is the youngest person, and the first who attended medical school in the U.S., to hold this position in AAPI’s 40-year history. For the past 12 years she has been working as an emergency physician at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey, serving the local community and teaching at the medical school as an assistant professor of emergency medicine. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

 
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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.

Daniel J. Rader, MD, HU '84, chair of the Department of Genetics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, was awarded the Antonio M. Gotto Jr. Prize in Atherosclerosis Research by the International Atherosclerosis Society. The prize, which is given once every three years, recognizes outstanding scientific or medical advancement in understanding the causes and development of atherosclerosis. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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.)

Mahboob Rahman, MD, PhD; Internal Medicine Residency, MCP, joined CytoDyn, Inc., a biotechnical company developing innovative treatments for multiple therapeutic indications, as chief scientific officer. Rahman was most recently the global head of immunology development and pharmacovigilance at Mesoblast Inc., a regenerative medicine company. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Rene Ramirez Jr., MD ’09, and Veronica Ramirez, MD ’09; Drexel Pathway to Medical School ’05, were featured in an article in the Los Angeles Times about how the couple and their three-generation household persevered during the pandemic. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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.

Madhury (Didi) Ray, MD ’09, was included on the de Beaumont Foundation’s 40 Under 40 in Public Health list. Working at the intersection of medicine, data, health equity and public health as the director of data and analytics for childcare at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Ray has helped address the pronounced disparities in COVID-19 transmission, hospitalizations and mortality in neighborhoods where many communities of color reside. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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

Larry Real, MD, MCP '78; Adult Psychiatry Residency, HU, rejoined Horizon House as medical director after serving since 2015 as chief medical officer for the city of Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health & Intellectual disAbility Services. He is also co-director of the Public Psychiatry Fellowship program at the University of Pennsylvania. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Carl Records, MD, HU '43, was honored by proclamations from the mayors of the City of Cape May and the Township of Lower, both in Cape May County, New Jersey, in celebration of his 100th birthday. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

Richard Redlinger, MD '06, a board-certified vascular surgeon, joined The Heart Institute at Western Maryland Health System last fall. He practices at UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute's Division of Vascular Surgery, UPMC Passavant-McCandless in Pittsburgh and UPMC Jameson in New Castle, Pennsylvania. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Tony Reed, MD, MCPHU ’00, chief medical officer at Temple University Health System, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about a report on racial inclusivity in hospitals and the primary care system. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022) Tony Reed, MD, MCPHU ’00, chief medical officer at Temple University Health System, was quoted in several articles in the Philadelphia Inquirer: a January 4 article about the city’s efforts to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed equitably throughout the city, a February 23 article regarding Temple’s efforts to connect with seniors about vaccination through phone outreach following a low response rate through the patient portal, and one on April 8 discussing the slow rate of vaccination for seniors in Philadelphia. Reed was also quoted in a Philadelphia Business Journal article, discussing Temple Health’s plans for administering COVID-19 vaccinations to their staff. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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.

Miguel Regueiro, MD, HU ’92, was named chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute (DDSI). Regueiro previously served as chair of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, and vice chair of DDSI. He is also the Pier C. and Renee A. Borra Family Endowed Chair and is a professor of medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022) Miguel Regueiro, MD, HU '92, was featured in Becker's GI & Endoscopy as a "GI Leader to Know." He is chair of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, and vice chair of the Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He also holds the Pier C. and Renee A. Borra Family Endowed Chair in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the institute. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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, a veterinary technician at the Drexel Center City animal facility, received the Animal Specialties and Provisions, LLC, Technical Services Award at the September meeting of the Delaware Valley Branch of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Paul Reinbold, MD, HU ’92, CMD, vice president and chief medical director at Acts Retirement-Life Communities, received the Berman Award for lifetime achievement in the practice of long-term care. The award is given annually by the Mid-Atlantic Medical Directors Association to exemplary physicians who have devoted their careers and made significant contributions to the long-term care continuum. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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.

Tuesday Renner, MD, MCP ’98, a family medicine physician, joined the staff of Alton Family Medicine in Alton, New Hampshire. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Marc Reynolds, MD, HU ’74, a family medicine specialist in Fallon, Nevada, was quoted in an Associated Press article, “Mobile Vaccination Units Hit Tiny U.S. Towns to Boost Immunity.” Reynolds has volunteered at a mobile clinic in Fallon, his hometown, and at the state prison in Lovelock, Nevada. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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.

Lawrence R. Ricci, MD, HU '73, wrote a new book, What Happened in the Woodshed: The Secret Lives of Battered Children and a Profession Protecting Them (Praeger, 2018). (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

Aimee Madeline Wriggins Richmond, MD, WMC '48, received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who's Who. She worked at a private practice in Middletown, Ohio, for 40 years before retiring in 2003. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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

Kristen Ries, MD, WMC ’67; Internal Medicine Residency, MCP; Infectious Diseases Fellowship, MCP, received an honorary degree from the University of Utah. Ries is a professor emerita of internal medicine and retired infectious diseases physician who was at the forefront of treating patients in Utah at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic (in 1988, she was named one of Newsweek magazine’s Unsung Heroes). In honor of Ries’s work, the Marriott Library at the university has established an archive that collects oral histories, documents and other memorabilia related to the history of treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS in Utah. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Thomas J. Riordan, MD, MCP ’93, gave a presentation on the Pennsylvania State Prescription Drug Monitoring Program at the 2019 Patient Safety and Risk Management Conference sponsored by the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society, held in November in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania. In December, he presented a workshop, “Reversing the Opioid Use Indication for Medicinal Marijuana in New Jersey and Pennsylvania,” at the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium in San Diego. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Joseph A. Ritsick, MD, HU '69, has retired from the practice of medicine (physical medicine and rehabilitation). He has been living and practicing in the San Francisco Bay area (Napa) for 20 years after moving there from Denver in 1998. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Wendye Robbins, MD, MCP ’90, president and CEO of Blade Therapeutics, Inc., joined the board of directors of RAPT Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage immunology-based biopharmaceutical company. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Daniel A. Rodgers, MD ’16, a family physician at the Portland Clinic, is running for a seat on the Portland School board, Zone 5. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Hollisa Rosa, MD; MS Interdisciplinary Health Sciences '14, is a resident in obstetrics and gynecology at NYU Winthrop Hospital. She earned her medical degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine in 2019. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

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.

Beth Rosenberg, MD, MCP ’91, was featured in the “Reflections” series on Chapelboro.com, which highlights health care professionals in the Chapel Hill, North Carolina, area. She currently serves as a primary care doctor at Piedmont Health Senior Care and provides cardiology services. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Noah Rosenberg, MD, MCP '93, became chief medical officer at Retrophin, a biopharmaceutical company, according to a LinkedIn update. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Arthur Rosenthal, MD, HU ’69, a general surgeon with a special interest in breast surgery, was highlighted in Frontal Report Sports. He serves as the chief of the Surgical Oncology/Breast program at the START Center for Cancer Care in San Antonio, Texas. (Pulse Winter 2021)

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.

James Rubano, MD, HU ’98, joined the advisory board of Muve Health, an outpatient total joint replacement provider. Rubano is an orthopedic surgeon at Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists in Wilmington, Delaware. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Emily Rubenstein Engel, MD, HU '98, a neurologist, was promoted from associate director to director of the Scripps Dalessio Headache Center at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

Benjamin Rubin, MD, HU '74, was recognized by Becker's Spine Review. He is a founding member of the Orthopedic Specialty Institute in Orange, California, and an orthopedic surgeon at Irvine, California-based Hoag Orthopedic Institute. Previously, he served as team physician for the U.S. Diving team as well as for the 1984, 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Andrea Russo, MD; Internal Medicine Residency, MCP '88, a cardiologist and director of the electrophysiology and arrhythmia service at Cooper University Health, was inducted as president of the Heart Rhythm Society. She was also named to Who's Who in Health Care by SouthJersey.com. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

David P. Russo, MD, HU ’86, was appointed medical director at Seabrook, a non-profit, CARF-accredited substance use and co-occurring disorder treatment provider. Russo joined Seabrook as a staff physician in 2019. Previously, he served for 27 years as a surgeon, specializing in bariatric and various cancer procedures, before deciding to switch career paths and completing his fellowship training in addiction medicine. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Kathleen Russo, MD, MCP ’94, chief medical officer of Carolina HealthSpan, acquired two North Carolina hormone practices in Charlotte and Huntersville. An integrative and regenerative medicine practitioner, Russo previously served as president of the medical staff at Novant Rowan Regional Medical Center and president of the Executive Committee. She has also served as a member of the board of directors of Novant Rowan Regional Medical Center. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

 
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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.

Al Sacchetti Jr., MD, MCP ’79; Emergency Medicine Residency, HU ’82, director of the emergency department of Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, New Jersey, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article regarding people who get or try to get a COVID-19 vaccine, even though they are not in a vaccine priority group. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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.

Anamika Saha, MD ’20, see Austin Katona, MD ’19. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Deepti Saini, MD ’10, was recognized as a Top Doctor by Phoenix Magazine. Saini is an ophthalmologist at Southwestern Eye Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Dennis Salotti, MS clinical research organization and management ’09, joined Jazz Pharmaceuticals as the senior director and head of strategic outsourcing, according to a LinkedIn update. Previously he was chief operating officer of The Avoca Group, a life sciences consulting firm. Salotti is also currently an adjunct professor at Drexel University College of Medicine. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Judy Salz, MD, WMC '69, was one of nine Nevada writers invited to present at Ladies of Literature and Their Stories, a panel discussion held July 28 at the Paseo Verde Library in Henderson, Nevada (authorjudysalz.com). (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Nina Samuel, VMD; Postbaccalaureate Certificate Pre-Med/Pre-Vet '15, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2019 and is an intern at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

Allen Samuels, MD, MCP ’84, joined the medical staff of Penn Highlands Healthcare. Samuels is a rheumatologist with more than 30 years of experience treating autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Tiffany Sanders, MD, MCPHU ’99; Internal Medicine Residency, MCPHU, a board-certified geriatrician, joined RVNAhealth in Ridgefield, Connecticut, as hospice medical director. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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, founder of the Breast Care and Treatment Center in Livingston, New Jersey, was awarded "Woman of the Year" by the Italian Tribune's annual Columbus Award Gala. She was also 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 the RWJS Barnabas Health Center for Breast Health and Disease Management. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Richard M. Satava Jr., MD, HU '68, professor emeritus of surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center, has joined the advisory board of Patient Innovations, a New York–based health care IT company. Satava was the surgeon on the project that developed the first surgical robot, which later became the DaVinci Surgical Robot. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

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.

Scott Schaffer, MD, MCP '83, a board-certified otolaryngologist at Advocare ENT Specialty Center in Marlton, New Jersey, was named in "Top Physicians 2018: 313 of South Jersey's Leading Medical Minds" in South Jersey Magazine. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

Barbara Schindler, MD, WMC ’70, received the 2021 Distinguished Service Award from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. The award recognizes individuals “whose efforts make the LCME peer review process possible and who have had a direct impact on the excellence of medical education in the United States.” (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022) Barbara Schindler, MD, WMC ’70, is being honored for 50 years of employment at Drexel University College of Medicine. After graduating from WMC, Schindler completed adult and child psychiatry training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. From 1993 to 1995, she served as acting chair of the Department of Psychiatry, and then served as vice dean of educational and academic affairs for 18 years. She is now vice dean emerita, as well as a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics. Schindler is the founder and continues as medical director of the Caring Together program, an outpatient treatment program for women with substance use and psychiatric disorders and their children. Her work resulted in Drexel receiving a National Institute on Drug Abuse Center of Excellence designation for Physician Information. She is principal investigator of a three-year Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services grant aimed at integrated opioid use disorder prevention and treatment. Drexel is grateful for her years of dedicated service to the school and the Philadelphia community. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Edward Schleyer, MD ’12, an orthopedic surgeon with clinical expertise in sports medicine and trauma surgery, joined the medical team at Coastal Orthopedic Associates in Beverly, Massachusetts. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Alison Schneider, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann Gastroenterology Fellowship '07, a gastroenterologist at the Cleveland Clinic Florida – Weston, was named a "GI Leader to Know" by Becker's GI & Endoscopy. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Susan Schneider, MD, MCP ’92, was appointed chief medical officer at Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation in November 2021. Schneider has over 15 years of experience as an executive and medical professional at biotechnology companies with early- and late-stage ophthalmic development programs in multiple disease indications. From September 2020 to October 2021, she was senior vice president of clinical development, ophthalmology at Ji Xing Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022) 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.

Edwin M. Schottenstein, MD; Ophthalmology Residency, HU ’82, was featured in the Border News Herald and IssueWire about his ophthalmology practice. He has been practicing in Manhattan since 1985. Schottenstein’s research led to the cure of cotton blight in California’s San Joaquin Valley. He is also a clinical assistant professor and attending ophthalmologist at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine. He has written numerous articles for medical journals and chapters for textbooks about comprehensive ophthalmology and glaucoma care, including co-writing two editions of a three-volume textbook entitled The Glaucomas. Schottenstein was recognized by Continental Who’s Who with a Lifetime Achievement Award in ophthalmology for his exemplary contributions to the medical field. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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.

Rannette Schurtz, MD ’01, a private practice doctor in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article that sheds light on the fact that many private practice doctors and medical personnel outside of large hospital systems have been left out of the COVID-19 vaccine process. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Allan B. Schwartz, MD, HU '64, professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, continues to write articles in the Medical Mystery series for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Recent entries include "Did Abolitionists Poison This President?" about James Buchanan (July 31), "What Was Happening to President Eisenhower?" (September 25) and "The Case of John Quincy Adams' Odd Quivering" (October 16). (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Joel Schwartz, MD, HU '65; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, HU '72, is the author of a new book, Shrink Unwrapped (IPBooks, 2018), a humorous novel about a psychiatrist undergoing his own psychoanalysis. Schwartz is the emeritus chair of psychiatry at Abington Memorial Hospital. He has written several other books, both fiction and nonfiction. His Noses Are Red: How to Nurture Your Child's Sense of Humor was showcased at the 2017 BookExpo America. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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.

Paula Amar Schwartz, PhD Psychiatry MCP '72, was presented with an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who's Who, publisher of biographical profiles. Among her recent accomplishments, she produced a documentary film, "Challah Rising in the Desert: The Jews of New Mexico" (challahrising.com), which has been shown on PBS, and she is working on a second film, "A Long Journey: The Hidden Jews of the Southwest." (Pulse Summer 2019)

Michele Scott, MD '04, an ophthalmologist with Coastal Eye Clinic, New Bern, North Carolina, volunteers for the American Belarussian Relief Organization, providing free eye exams and glasses, if needed, to children from Belarus. Residents of the area are still affected by the radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. (Pulse Summer 2019)

John Seedor, MD, HU '79, joined the medical team at Crozer-Keystone Gastroenterology Associates. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Elisa F. Segal, MD, HU '91, is senior clinical solutions medical director, manager, at national Aetna Medicaid. She has been leading the opioid initiative — A Prescription for Change — at Mercy Care since 2016, is a member of the Arizona governor's Goal Council and state taskforce on opioids, and is the author of the white paper A Prescription for Change and the booklets If at First You Don't Prescribe and Power Over Pain. Segal conceived of, organized and served as speaker, emcee and course director for "Changing the Conversation: A Prescriber's Symposium," a conference sponsored by Mercy Care, held June 2, 2018, in Tempe, Arizona, and speaks locally and nationally on this subject. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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.

Joshua Sesek, MD ’14, joined the urologic surgery team at Pinehurst Surgical Clinic. Sesek comes to Pinehurst after completing his residency in general surgery and urology at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Paula Seth, MD, MCP '98, a cardiologist, joined the medical team at Deborah Specialty Physicians at Whiting in Whiting, New Jersey, after practicing for 15 years in Mercer County and in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. (Pulse Summer 2019)

M. Shuja Shafqat, MD ’11, and Andrea Porpiglia, MD; MS clinical research for health professionals ’16, participated in a Facebook Live chat about breast cancer, hosted by 6abc on July 21, 2021. Shafqat was an assistant professor for the Department of Surgical Oncology and Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and program director of Microsurgery Fellowship at Fox Chase Cancer Center until December 2021. Porpiglia is an assistant professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of General Surgery at Fox Chase. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Amit Shah, MD, HU ’97, chief medical officer at CareOregon, wrote an article, “Eliminating Medical Bias Starts with Studying Patterns,” for the Becker’s Hospital Review website. Shah previously served as CareOregon’s senior medical director of network and clinical support. He has served as a board member for CareOregon, Jefferson Health Information Exchange, Northwest Regional Primary Care Association and Comagine. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Puja Shah, MD ’11, a double board-certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain management specialist, joined the Haute Beauty Network as a pain management expert representing the Orange County, California, market. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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.

Aleesha Shaik, MD ’19; MPH, an internal medicine resident at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, wrote an article, “A View From the Front Line in the War Against the Coronavirus,” which was published on CommunityNews.org. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Talha Shaikh, MD ’12, a board-certified radiation oncologist, was named chief radiation oncologist at New York Cancer & Blood Specialists. Shaikh has been honored with many awards, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Award, American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting Travel Award, and European Society for Medical Oncology European Lung Cancer Conference Travel Award. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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.

Tahseen Shareef, MD, MCP '93, an internist in private practice in Loma Linda, California, since 2008, took over an existing medical practice in Lake Arrowhead, California, in June 2019 from a physician leaving the area. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

Kathleen Ann Shelton, PhD Microbiology and Immunology, HU '89, was appointed vice president and chief technology officer of FMC Corporation. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Andrew Shen, MD ’12; MS Medical Science ’08, an anesthesiologist, joined MercyOne Medical Group at MercyOne Anesthesiology Care in Iowa, providing care for patients at Waterloo Medical Center and Cedar Falls Medical Center. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Katherine Sherif, MD, MCP ’91; Internal Medicine Residency, MCP, professor and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about whether polycystic ovary syndrome could increase a patient’s vulnerability to COVID-19. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Shivani Sheth, MS cancer biology ’20, see Amber Theriault, MS cancer biology ’17. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Justin Y. Shin, MS Drug Discovery and Development '16, a licensed acupuncturist, is currently an integrative medicine resident at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, where he is being trained in applying acupuncture for patients in pain in the emergency room and inpatient settings. He was previously an acupuncture intern at UCSF Osher Center of Integrative Medicine. Shin earned the degree Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2018. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

Yaping Shou, MD; PhD Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, MCP '98, joined Trillium Therapeutics in June as the chief medical officer. Trillium is a clinical stage immuno-oncology company in Toronto. Shou previously served as executive medical director at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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

David Shulkin, MD, MCP ’86; HD ’19, was appointed chairman of the board of directors of MedMinder Systems Inc., a medication adherence and connected care solution for elderly and polypharmacy patients. Shulkin previously served as U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Undersecretary of Veterans Affairs for Health in the Trump and Obama administrations, respectively. Shulkin has been named one of the Top 100 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems by Becker’s Hospital Review and one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in the Country by Modern Healthcare and Modern Physician. Shulkin is a board member of the Deerfield Healthcare Technology Acquisitions Corp. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022) David J. Shulkin, MD, MCP ’86; HD ’19, president and CEO of Shulkin Solutions Inc., joined the advisory board at Ibex Medical Analytics. Shulkin was the ninth Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, having previously served as chief executive of numerous leading hospitals and health care systems, including Beth Israel in New York City and Morristown Medical Center in northern New Jersey. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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.

Sherice Simpson, MS '17; Toyin Erinle, MD, MPH; Jhoneil Cooper, MS '18; Darnielle A. Williams, MSHEd; Haley Breslin-Foulkrod, MPH; LaTanya Deeb; Katie Feehan, MPH; Renee Turchi, MD, MPH, professor of pediatrics; and Enitan Adegite, MD, MPH, assistant professor of pediatrics, are authors of the poster abstract "Discovering Seasonal Trends in Teenage Pregnancy in an Adolescent Medicine Clinic," presented at the National Reproductive Health Conference, held July 15-18 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Barbara Simon, MD, MCPHU ’00, an endocrinologist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the rise of Alzheimer’s and diabetes deaths in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, possibly due to factors like economic stress, lack of access to affordable medication and fear of seeking medical treatment from an already overburdened medical system. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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.

Tanu Singh, PhD Molecular & Cell Biology & Genetics '17, is first author of "Opposing Action of Hedgehog and Insulin Signaling Balances Proliferation and Autophagy to Determine Follicle Stem Cell Lifetime," published in Developmental Cell (September 6 online ahead of print). The senior author is Alana O'Reilly, PhD, adjunct faculty in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Singh is a postdoctoral fellow at Fox Chase Cancer Center in the laboratory of Jeffrey Peterson, PhD, who is also an adjunct faculty member. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Raina Sinha, MD ’06, pediatric cardiovascular surgeon, joined Connecticut Children’s Hospital. She is the hospital’s first female pediatric cardiovascular surgeon and one of only 17 female pediatric cardiovascular surgeons practicing in the United States. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Justin Sirianni, MD '12, is a pain management specialist at Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine & Pain Management in Bradenton, Florida. He completed a fellowship in pain medicine at Wake Forest University and the Carolinas Pain Institute, following his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Arizona. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

Donna Smith, MD; Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency, MCP ’93, a gynecologist and obstetrician, joined Care for Her, the women’s health service at Mendocino Community Health Clinic in Mendocino County, California. She has spent most of her career practicing medicine in small, rural communities, most recently in Glasgow, Montana. (Pulse Winter 2021)

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.

Richard Snyder, MD, MCP ’82, was included in the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Leaders in Health Care, which honors medical professionals from a range of sectors and medical facilities, including hospitals, pharmacies, health insurance providers and urgent care clinics. Snyder is chief medical officer at Independence Blue Cross. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022) Richard Snyder, MD, MCP ’82, chief medical officer at Independence Blue Cross, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirerarticle discussing Independence Blue Cross’s decision to pay a single upfront fee to Caron Treatment Centers for patients needing addiction treatment, with no payment required for those readmitted within 90 days. IBC’s patients had a lower 90-day readmission rate than patients from other providers. Snyder was quoted in a Philadelphia Business Journal article where he discussed Independence’s newly formed partnership with the mental health provider Quartet Health. He was also quoted in a Philadelphia Business Journal article regarding the insurer’s plans to waive all cost-sharing fees for its commercial group and individual members receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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.

Ryan Sobel, MD '07, a head and neck surgeon, became director of head and neck cancer services at Broward Health Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

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.

John P. Soliman, DMD, MD ’15; Drexel/Hahnemann Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency ’17, was featured on Monmouth Health & Life Magazine’s list of Top Dentists 2021. Soliman is an oral surgeon at Coastal Oral Surgery in Toms River, New Jersey. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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.

Renate L. Soulen, MD, WMC '57, was presented with the 2018 Gold Medal from the Society of Interventional Radiology at the society's annual meeting. She served as a professor of radiology at Wayne State University and director of magnetic resonance imaging at the Detroit Medical Center before retiring in 2005. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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 appointed vice chancellor of health sciences at East Carolina University, after serving as interim. He will continue as dean of the Brody School of Medicine as well as senior associate vice chancellor of medical affairs. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

Glenn W. Stambo, MD, HU ’91, chief of vascular and interventional radiology at AdventHealth Carrollwood Hospital in Tampa, Florida, co-authored “The Use of Rapid Sequence Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain as a Screening Tool for the Detection of Gross Intracranial Pathology in Children Presenting to the Emergency Department With a Chief Complaint of Persistent or Recurrent Headaches” in Pediatric Emergency Care (online ahead of print, April 16, 2020). (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Frank M. Stearns, PhD Biological Chemistry, HU '78; MS, HU '72; MBA, retired CEO of the American Red Cross National Testing Laboratory, published "In Memoriam: Herbert J. Eichel (1924-2017) a Passion for Discovery" in the Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, Volume 65, Issue 5, September/October 2018. The article chronicles 30 years of research at Hahnemann Medical College by Stearns' adviser, Herbert Eichel, PhD. Eichel also mentored Drs. Norman E. Conger, Jerome S. Perlish and Richard DeMaio, and Joseph Bukovsky, MS. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Rabie Stephan, MD; Renal/Pancreas Transplant Fellow, HU '93, joined Carthage Area Hospital, Carthage, New York, as a general surgeon. He specializes in a wide range of laparoscopic procedures. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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

Neil Stern, MD, MCP ’81, was featured on Becker’s ASC Review’s list of “10 ENTs to Know.” Stern practices at Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group in Rockville, Maryland, and he was named a Top Doctor by Virginia Living Magazine in 2019 and 2020. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Glen Stettin, MD, MCP ’88, joined the board of directors at PRA Health Sciences, Inc. Stettin is the senior vice president and chief innovation officer at Express Scripts & Cigna Services, a division of Cigna Corporation. In this capacity, he heads up research and development, patient and physician experience, product development and management focused on new clinical solutions and data, and analysis and platforms as services. Stettin previously served as senior vice president and chief innovation officer of Express Scripts, which was acquired by Cigna in 2018. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Africa Stewart, MD, MCPHU ’00, president of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)-USA, was featured in a video on the organization’s YouTube channel, in which she addressed Doctors Without Borders’ response to COVID-19 in Puerto Rico. Her career with MSF began in Sudan in June 2011. She has completed five surgical field assignments with MSF and served as a guide for the organization’s Forced From Home exhibition about the global refugee crisis. She was elected to the board of directors in 2017. Stewart continues to support women’s health care locally and abroad with an emphasis on education and prevention. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Altha Stewart, MD; Psychiatry Residency, HU ’82, received the 2021 University of Tennessee President’s Award in the Connect category. Stewart is the senior associate dean for community health engagement, associate professor of psychiatry, the director of the UTHSC Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth in the UT College of Medicine, and past president of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). She also received the Solomon Carter Fuller Award from the APA in March 2021. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022) Altha Stewart, MD; Psychiatry Residency, HU ’82, was named senior associate dean for community health engagement at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Gary W. Stewart, MD, MCPHU '00; Drexel/Hahnemann Orthopaedic Surgery Residency '05; Foot & Ankle Surgery Fellowship, has completed the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Leadership Fellows program, which develops future leaders of the organization, and was appointed to its Communications Cabinet. Stewart is a foot and ankle specialist at Resurgens Orthopaedics in Atlanta. He has also been a part of the Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery since 2013. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Justin Stone, MD ’11, joined the Emergency Department at Evangelical Community Hospital, in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, last year. He previously served as an attending physician and co-director of the Division of Emergency Ultrasound at Einstein Healthcare Network. He completed his emergency medicine residency and ultrasound fellowship at the University of Virginia Health System. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Natalee Stone, MD '12, joined Riverside Surgical & Weight Loss Center and Steward Medical Group in Sebastian, Florida, as a bariatric and general surgeon. She completed her surgical residency at WellSpan York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania, and a fellowship in bariatric surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. She is a 2008 alumna of the Drexel Pathway to Medical School program. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Sandra Stratford, MD, HU ’86, was a participant on the “Digital Health Adoption: Barriers and Regulatory Challenges” panel for the Digital Health Adoption Symposium hosted by Human Interface Technology Lab. Stratford is a corporate occupational health executive specializing in employee health and well-being. As the former chief medical officer and head of global health resources for the Raytheon Company, she led its health centers, health policy and compliance, crisis management and health risk communication, international case management and business support. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

James I. Stubblefield, MD, HU '82, an emergency physician, was recently featured in Leading Physicians of the World. Over the past 25 years, he has run three emergency departments, including his current emergency department at Mee Memorial Hospital in King City, California. He has also served as EMS medical director of Monterey County for over 21 years and has overseen the development of two STEMI/stroke hospitals and a Level II trauma center. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Michael J. Styler, MD; Internal Medicine Residency, HU ’87; Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, HU ’91, joined the Department of Hematology/Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia as an associate professor and part of the Bone Marrow Transplant program. He previously served as medical director of the transplant center and clinical service chief of hematology/oncology at Hahnemann University Hospital and held a faculty appointment at the College of Medicine. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Donna Sudak, MD, MCP ’80, professor of psychiatry at the College of Medicine, was quoted in an article, “Americans Are More Likely to Report Mental Health Concerns Related to the Pandemic Than Other Developed Countries, Survey Finds,” that was published on ArcaMax.com. (Pulse Winter 2021)

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.

Andrew G. Summers, MD, HU '93, of Orlando Health Physician Associates, Maitland Pediatrics, in Maitland, Florida, was recognized as a Top Doctor by Orlando magazine. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Jessica Summers, MD ’05, was appointed assistant professor of surgery at Upstate Medical University and medical director of Upstate’s Clark Burn Center in Syracuse, New York. Prior to joining Upstate last year, she was on the faculty of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and medical director of its burn unit. (Pulse Fall 2020)

John Sundy, MD, HU ’91; PhD Microbiology & Immunology, HU ’91, was appointed chief medical officer at Pandion Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing modular protein therapeutics for autoimmune diseases. Sundy most recently served as senior vice president and inflammation therapeutic area head at Gilead Sciences. (Pulse Fall 2020)

William D. Surkis, MD ’02, vice president for medical education at Main Line Health System, was quoted in a June 2021 Philadelphia Inquirer article about an upcoming heat wave that posed hazards to elderly people who live alone and people with serious medical issues. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Sedat M. Surmeli, MD, HU ’94, joined St. Peter’s OB/GYN–Slingerlands, a practice of St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates. His professional interests include normal and high-risk pregnancy, major and minor gynecologic surgery, management of menopause, and routine gynecologic care. Surmeli comes to the Capital Region from West Orange, New Jersey, where he previously worked as an OB/GYN physician with Axia Women’s Health. (Pulse Winter 2021)

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.

Gokul Swaminathan, PhD microbiology and immunology ’14, became director of vaccine innovation at Boehringer Ingelheim, a health care solutions development company for humans and animals. Previously, Swaminathan was a principal scientist of immunology/investigational biology at Merck Exploratory Science Center. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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.

Loice Swisher, MD; Emergency Medicine Residency, MCP ’92, co-founded National Physician Suicide Awareness Day, which marked its fourth anniversary on September 17, 2021. A clinical professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine, Swisher is a member of the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine, which established a grassroots movement to raise awareness around physician suicide in emergency medicine and has pushed for National Physician Suicide Awareness Day to be recognized annually. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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, a gastroenterologist based in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, was elected vice president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Victor F. Tapson, MD, HU ’82, a pulmonologist, was appointed vice president of medical affairs at Inari Medical Inc., a medical device company focused on developing products to treat patients suffering from venous diseases. Tapson previously practiced at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he started the first Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT) on the West Coast. He has been an officer and board member of the PERT Consortium, serving as its first elected president. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Kristin Taylor, PhD Biochemistry, MCP '98, has been appointed vice president and head of clinical development at Escient Pharmaceuticals. Taylor has extensive clinical research, scientific affairs and regulatory development experience, including rare disease experience, and holds several patents. She was previously at Zafgen. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

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 Tejera, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann Internal Medicine Residency ’13; Drexel/Hahnemann Endocrinology Fellowship ’15, an endocrinologist with the St. Lawrence Health System’s Canton-Potsdam Hospital in Canton, New York, was elected a fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Mark A. Testaiuti, MD, HU '89, a neurosurgeon in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, was named to the "America's Best Physicians" registry for 2019. Selections were made by the National Consumer Advisory Board. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Amber Theriault, MS cancer biology ’17, Baicheng Lin, MS molecular and cell biology and genetics ’18, Shivani Sheth, MS cancer biology ’20, and colleagues at the College of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University published “FANCD2 Limits Acetaldehyde-Induced Genomic Instability During DNA Replication in Esophageal Keratinocytes” in Molecular Oncology on July 30, 2021. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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.

Juli Tomaino, MD ’05, became deputy director at the Food and Drug Administration, where she leads several areas, including the Division of Gastroenterology, the Office of Immunology and Inflammation, the Office of New Drugs and the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, according to a LinkedIn update. (Pulse Winter 2021)

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.

Michael Tressler, MD '08, an endocrinologist, joined University of Minnesota Physicians, according to a LinkedIn update, after six years as a staff endocrinologist at HealthPartners in St. Paul. He is an assistant professor of medicine at the university. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

Andrew Trontis, MD ’15, was recognized as a “Spine Surgeon Leader to Know” by Becker’s Spine Review. Trontis is a spine fellow at Cedars-Sinai Spine Center in Los Angeles. He is an active member of the North American Spine Society (NASS) as a reviewer for The Spine Journal and as a member of the society’s Member Feedback and Research Funding Committees. NASS’s primary publication, SpineLine, included him on its “20 Under 40” list for 2020. During his residency at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Trontis became the first resident board member of the Maryland Orthopaedic Association. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

George Tsai, MD, HU ’94, a surgeon at Bayfront Health Medical Group in Brooksville, Florida, was highlighted in a Hernando Sun article after performing a trans-anal minimally invasive surgery to remove a rectal tumor. Tsai presented a webinar titled “The Evolution of Surgical Robotics” on August 4, 2021. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Nicholas Tsarouhas, MD, HU '89, was inducted into Rider University's Science Stairway of Fame on June 9 as a part of the Rider Alumni Awards Ceremony. Tsarouhas, an emergency medicine physician at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, received his undergraduate degree from Rider and served on Rider's Science Advisory Board from 2007 to 2017. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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.

Allan Tunkel, MD, PhD; Internal Medicine Residency, MCP ’87, gave a presentation, “The Impact of COVID-19 on Medical Education,” at the annual Future of Medicine Summit hosted by the Palm Beach County Medical Society. Tunkel is the senior associate dean for medical education and chief of medical education at the Brown University Alpert Medical School. (Pulse Winter 2021)

James P. Tursi, MD, MCP '90, joined Antares Pharma as executive vice president, head of research and development, and chief medical officer. Previously, he was the CMO of Aralez Pharmaceuticals and its predecessor POZEN. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

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.

Nicole Tyer, MD '07, joined Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut, as the assistant program director for the Internal Medicine Residency program. She completed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she served as chief resident, followed by one year of clinical endocrinology at UCLA Medical Center. Before joining Greenwich Hospital, Tyer held an academic appointment at Weill Cornell College of Medicine in New York City and worked as a general internist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical Associates. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

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

 
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Alice Ulhoa-Cintra, MD '06, joined the medical oncologist team at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital's Scully-Welsh Cancer Center in Vero Beach, Florida. She earned her MPH at Drexel in 2002. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Theodore Uroskie, MD, HU '70, was named chair of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute's 26th Annual Cancer Survivors Day – Honoring, Remembering, Sharing. He is a retired obstetrician/gynecologist and a board member of the NRCI. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)


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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.

Margaret Vallen, MD, MCP ’90, became the head of the New England Food Allergy Treatment Center at their newly opened office in Quincy, Massachusetts. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

Kristin A. Van Heertum, MD ’12, an ob-gyn and fertility specialist, joined the medical team at Nashville Fertility Center. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Abington Hospital–Jefferson Health and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Jason Vanatta, MD, MCPHU '00, was named surgical director of abdominal transplantation at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston. Previously, he was director of liver transplantation at the Methodist University Transplant Institute in Memphis, Tennessee. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Hugo Vargas, MD, HU ’91; MS applied human physiology, HU ’89, participated in a Key Opinion Leader webinar hosted by Sequana Medical. The topic was “The Impact of Liver Ascites on Patients and Healthcare Systems and the Potential of Alfapump Therapy in NASH-related Ascites.” Vargas is a consultant in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic and the director of research at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine-Arizona. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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.

Anne Verlangieri, MD '14, wrote an article, "Anaphylaxis: The Most Severe and Life-Threatening Allergic Reaction," for the Wilmington Star News. She is an emergency medicine physician at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, and Pender Memorial Hospital in Burgaw, North Carolina. She completed her residency training in emergency medicine at East Carolina University/Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, where she was chief resident. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

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.

Mark L. Villalon, MD ’08, an interventional cardiologist, joined the medical team at NorthBay Heart and Vascular in Fairfield, California. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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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Samina Wahhab, MD, HU '95, and her plastic and reconstructive surgery practice were highlighted in Lehigh Valley Style. She was named the leading aesthetic physician and the leading cosmetic surgeon in the 2018 Who's Who in Business guide to the Lehigh Valley. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

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.

Leann Walsh, MS molecular and cell biology and genetics ’17, and Selena Park, MD ’19, were among the authors of “Mechanisms of Ovarian Aging,” which was published in the May 1, 2021, issue of Reproduction. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

Kelly Wanamaker, MD ’08, a cardiothoracic surgeon, became the first female heart surgeon at Baystate Health in Springfield, Massachusetts. She was previously with Lehigh Valley Health Network Heart Institute in Allentown, Pennsylvania. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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.

David Webster, MD, HU ’97, a captain in the U.S. Navy, became commander of Naval Hospital Pensacola in 2019. His previous assignment was as the executive officer for Naval Hospital Sigonella, Italy. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Nicole Weinberg, MD ’02, was a guest speaker at the 8th Annual Women’s Heart Symposium at the Pacific Heart Institute. Board certified in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology, Weinberg is a cardiologist at Pacific Heart Institute in Santa Monica, California. She has published extensively in subjects ranging from imaging modalities to evaluation of cardiac disease, lectured on heart disease prevention and women’s heart disease, and serves as part of the Women’s Health Initiative at St. John’s Hospital. Through the Women’s Heart Center at the Pacific Heart Institute, she has been a co-director of the annual Women’s Heart Symposium, which focuses on current cardiovascular topics. She helped found the Have a Heart, Save a Heart charity. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Daniel Weiss, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann Emergency Medicine Residency ’07, joined the chemical modeling software company Schrodinger, as vice president and head of early clinical development. Previously, Weiss was the senior scientific director of translational research and early clinical development with the global pharmaceutical company Chugai Pharma, where he specialized in oncology clinical studies. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Jerome Weiss, MD, HU '43, celebrated 100 years on August 6. Happy birthday, Dr. Weiss! (Pulse Summer 2019)

Patrice Weiss, MD, HU '92, presented "The Second Victim: The Effect of Medical Errors on Health Care Providers" at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, at an event sponsored by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Weiss is the executive vice president and chief medical officer at Carilion Clinic and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

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

Ilene Weizer, MD, HU ’90; Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency, HU, a gynecologist, joined Lehigh Valley Physician Group at their practices in Frackville and Pottsville, Pennsylvania. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Chelsea Weldie, MS drug discovery and development ’19, was one of the authors of “Hospital-Acquired Clostridioides difficile Infection Among Patients at an Urban Safety-Net Hospital in Philadelphia: Demographics, Neighborhood Deprivation, and the Transferability of National Statistics,” published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, December 7, 2020. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

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.

Philip E. Werthman, MD, HU ’90; MMH, joined the Scientific and Medical Advisory Board at GT Biopharma, Inc. Werthman is director of the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and former assistant clinical professor of urology at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Jacqueline Wertsch, MD, MCP ’74, received the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the fields of neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine. She is the first woman to receive the award. Wertsch was on the faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin for 30 years, until 2010, when she retired from clinical practice. She was awarded an emeritus professor appointment and continues teaching activities through EduDoc LLC. (Pulse Winter 2021)

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.

Jenny Weyler, MD, MCP '92, joined the board of trustees of The Reliant Foundation. She is the owner and medical director of a medical aesthetics practice, Aponi Aesthetics, in Worcester, Massachusetts. Previously, she practiced primary care medicine for 16 years. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Kristen Whitaker, MD '12, has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Genetics at Fox Chase Cancer Center. She completed her residency in internal medicine at George Washington University Hospital and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Chicago, with a focus in breast cancer and clinical genetics. She is a 2008 graduate of the Drexel Pathway to Medical School program. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Brian White, MD ’15, a neuro-ophthalmologist, joined the medical team at Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates (CEENTA) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Prior to joining CEENTA, White provided instruction at UNC Greensboro and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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.

Jennifer Wiler, MD; Drexel/Hahnemann Emergency Medicine Residency '06, was appointed to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Wiler is a professor and the executive vice chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Donald J. Wilfong Jr., MD, HU '79, is vice chair of the Department of Medicine at West Penn Hospital and medical director of the STAR [Simulation Teaching and Academic Research] Center at Allegheny Health System. He practices with West Penn Medical Associates in Cheswick and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

Austin D. Williams, MD ’13, completed his general surgery residency at Lankenau Medical Center and a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to multiple research publications, he is the first editor of a textbook for medical students, Surgery Morning Report: Beyond the Pearls. He is a fellow in breast surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022) Austin Williams, MD ’13, published Surgery Morning Report: Beyond the Pearls (Elsevier, 2019), a case-based review of surgery for medical students and residents. (Pulse Fall 2020)

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, was appointed chief scientific officer and chief development officer at OnKure Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering a novel class-1 selective histone deacetylase inhibitor for the treatment of solid tumor cancers. Christopher Olivia, MD, HU ’88, CEO of Orthopedic Foundation/Rothman Institute, was quoted in a Philadelphia Business Journal article about Rothman’s new orthopedic walk-in clinic in Center City. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022) James Winkler, PhD Pharmacology, MCP ’87, joined OnKure, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, as vice president of discovery and translational biology. He has held positions with FORMA Therapeutics, Arvinas, Array BioPhama, GlaxoSmithKline, SmithKline Beecham and Johnson & Johnson. (Pulse Fall 2020)

Robert J. Winn, MD, HU '98, a family physician, opened his own medical practice, Real Wellness, in Collingswood, New Jersey, with a focus on prevention and overall wellness. In his approach, all appointments are at least 30 minutes long, and patients who call the office may speak with him directly. (Pulse Winter 2019/2020)

Faith Witherspoon, MLAS '17, facility supervisor at the Drexel Calhoun animal facility, received the Allentown, Inc., Facility Manager/Supervisor Award at the September meeting of the Delaware Valley Branch of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

John Whyte, MD, HU '93, MPH, has been appointed chief medical officer at WebMD. He joined WebMD in August from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, where he was the director of professional affairs and stakeholder engagement at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. He previously served as the chief medical expert and vice president for health and medical education at the Discovery Channel. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Karyn Woelflein, MD, MCP '97, joined the Pain Center at Mercy Hospital, a full-spectrum pain management and rehabilitation clinic in Portland, Maine. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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, wrote a book, Serenity View: Poems and Images from the Blue Ridge Mountains. The book is a combination poetry collection and travel guide. Wolf is a retired family physician and an adjunct assistant professor in precision nutrition at the Keiser University College of Chiropractic Medicine. She is also a freelance writer whose articles and poems appear monthly in several publications. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022) Marlene Wolf, MD, MCP '77, gave a presentation, "Targeting the Patient Experience," at the Annual Scientific Assembly of the American Association of Physician Specialists, on June 25 in Nashville. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

Jason R. Woloski, MD '14, was recently promoted to assistant program director of the Geisinger Kistler Family Medicine Residency program in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He sees patients at the Geisinger Kingston Outpatient Clinic and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital. He also serves as a clinical assistant professor of family medicine for the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton (formerly The Commonwealth Medical College). Woloski completed his residency in family medicine at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

Sarah Wood, MD ’08, an attending physician in adolescent medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article regarding a shortage of STD tests due to the mass production of COVID-19 tests. Wood noted that untreated STDs can have long-term repercussions, such as impaired fertility. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

Gerald Wydro, MD; Emergency Medicine Residency, HU ’97, chair of emergency medicine at Jefferson Health – Northeast, was quoted in a December 2020 Philadelphia Inquirer article, joining with state officials in pleading with small businesses to heed COVID-19 closure orders, citing the overburdening of Pennsylvania hospitals. (Alumni Magazine, Summer 2021)

 
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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, chief medical officer at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the Food and Drug Administration granting full approval for the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE. Yealy was also quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about how the majority of Pennsylvanians who contracted the coronavirus in 2021 were not vaccinated. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022) Donald M. Yealy, MD, MCP ’85, senior medical director and chair of emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, was recently appointed by Governor Tom Wolf as a member of the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine, and has testified before state and federal committees earlier this year on the pandemic. Yealy was quoted in an October 19 Philadelphia Inquirer article regarding the rise of COVID-19 infections and the burden on hospital systems. He said that, due to the increase of testing low-symptom and asymptomatic cases, and vulnerable populations being more cautious, there had been less demand on hospitals; therefore the current surge of cases was not likely to overwhelm or incapacitate Pennsylvania hospitals. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Jerold J. Yecies, MD, HU '66, of Stockton, California, received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award of the San Joaquin County Medical Society. The honor was presented at the society's annual membership dinner in June. The first board-certified allergist to practice in San Joaquin County, Yecies and his partners in Allergy, Immunology and Asthma Medical Group have expanded to eight locations, and the practice has served more than 100,000 patients in its 45 years. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

Casey Yossa, MD, '06, a vascular surgeon, joined the Heart and Vascular Institute of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Susquehanna. She was previously in practice at Trumbell Regional Medical Center in Warren, Ohio. (Pulse Summer 2019)


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Thomas J. Zaydon Jr., MD, HU '78, chief of plastic surgery at Mercy Hospital in Miami, Florida, was an invited speaker at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting, held September 28-October 1, 2018, in Chicago. He presented "Recognition & Treatment of Cosmetic Filler Emergencies," a state-ofthe-art talk related to his research. This paper had been voted "Best Member Paper" at the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgery meeting held earlier in the year. (Pulse Summer 2019)

Bashir Zikria, MD, MCPHU ’00; MSc medical biochemistry, HU ’95, became chief of surgery at the health care company Aspetar, according to a LinkedIn update. Previously, Zikria was a team physician for the Baltimore Orioles. (Alumni Magazine, Winter 2022)

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.

L. Steven Zukerman, MD; Internal Medicine Residency, MCP, serves as medical director of Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s newly created Cardio–Oncology program, which provides cancer patients and survivors access to cardiology and oncology specialists and advanced imaging services. Zukerman is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. (Pulse Winter 2021)

Alexander Zygmunt, MD '16, was named to the 10-person Residents and Fellows Board of the Journal of Child Neurology, a peer-reviewed clinical studies publication. Board members review articles for the journal and generate ideas for both the journal and Child Neurology Open. Zygmunt is in the third year of his residency in child neurology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. (Pulse Summer 2019)


 
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