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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.

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.

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.

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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)

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)

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)

Kate A. Beishline, PhD Biochemistry '14, was awarded a Jessica S. and Stephen R. Kozloff Faculty Fellowship at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She is an assistant professor in Bloomsburg's Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marylou Buyse, MD, WMC '70, joined Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island as chief medical officer and senior vice president. Previously, she was vice president for integrated health solutions at Precision for Value in New York. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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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)

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)

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)

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)

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.

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, was appointed to the scientific advisory board of Zai Lab Limited, a China- and U.S.- based biopharmaceutical company. Chen is the United Technologies Corporation Professor in Cancer Research, co-director of the Cancer Immunology Program at the Yale Cancer Center and a professor of immunobiology, dermatology and medicine (medical oncology) at Yale University School of Medicine. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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; 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)

Il Jun Chon, MD, MCP '98, was promoted to vice president of medical affairs at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital. Chon previously served as medical director of hospitalist services and president of the hospital's medical staff. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Aly Cohen, MD, MCPHU '99, founder and medical director of Integrative Rheumatology Associates, 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 ( 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)

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gregory Dobash, MD, MCPHU '00, 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.

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 ( 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.

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 ( (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

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

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

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

Theresa Eichenwald, MD, MCP '88, 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

Robert 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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.

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

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

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 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)

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.

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)

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

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

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

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

Joseph F. Hacker III, MD, HU '79, 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)

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

William 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.

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)

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

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

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, received the 2016 Colin C. Rorrie Jr., PhD Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians for her career dedicated to advocating on behalf of the medical profession nationwide. She practices emergency medicine and hematology/oncology.

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)

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

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, market chief medical officer at Keystone First, was among the candidates chosen for the Leadership Philadelphia 2019 Core program. The program seeks to enhance participants' civic awareness and enrich their leadership skills, and then connect their talents in service to the region as nonprofit board members and civic leaders. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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)

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.

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)

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.

Joe Hulihan Jr., MD, HU '86; Neurology Residency, HU '90, was appointed medical and scientific adviser to the Finn Health Practice, a marketing, advertising and public relations company based in New York City. Prior to establishing his consulting practice, in 2015, he was head of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Neuroscience Medical Affairs. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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

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

Patrick Hwu, MD, MCP '87, head of the MD Anderson Cancer Center's Division of Cancer Medicine, was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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 Ilyas, MD, MCPHU '01, was selected as the 63rd president of the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society. He practices with Rothman Orthopaedic Institute and serves as the consulting hand surgeon to both the Philadelphia 76ers and the Philadelphia Eagles. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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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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.

Mariell Jessup, MD, HU '76, received the American Heart Association's highest volunteer honor, the Gold Heart Award, during the Gold Heart Banquet on June 26 in Plano, Texas. Jessup is the inaugural chief scientific officer of the Foundation Leducq, an international grantmaking institution that funds cardiovascular and neurovascular research. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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.

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, has joined Premier ENT Associates in Middletown and Dayton, Ohio, and is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at Wright State University. Kadakia completed his residency in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, followed by a fellowship in head and neck oncology/facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Baylor Medical Center. Recently, Kadakia was the guest editor for Seminars in Plastic Surgery, Volume 33, Issue 2, “Orbital Reconstruction” (May 2019). (Pulse Summer 2019)

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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 A. Kirby, MD, HU '91, was featured in D–The Magazine of Dallas's list of the "Best Doctors in Dallas." (Pulse Summer 2019)

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)

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.

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, president and CEO of Jefferson University and Thomas Jefferson Health, has been named to Modern Healthcare's annual list of the 100 most influential people in health care and was highlighted as one of 12 change agents in education by the Philadelphia Business Journal. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kenneth S. Kosik, MD, MCP '76, was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the Harriman Professor of Neuroscience and co-director of the Neuroscience Research Institute, Univer-sity of California, Santa Barbara. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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.

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.

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

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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)

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)

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.

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)

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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)

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

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

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 U. Mailloux, MD, HU '62; Nephrology Fellowship, HU, emeritus clinical professor of medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, retired from clinical practice in July. After completing his tour of duty in the Army (1960-1968), he joined North Shore Hospital in Manhasset, New York, where he became chief of nephrology. In 1998, he went into private practice in Port Washington, where he also served as director of the Port Washington Dialysis Center. In 2010, he rejoined his former Division of Nephrology, now part of Northwell Health. He received the Patients' Choice Award in 2015 and 2017. He is still involved in teaching. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

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

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

Richard Malamut, MD, HU '85, joined Collegium Pharmaceutical, in Stoughton, Massachusetts, as the company's first chief medical officer. In this new role, he leads Collegium's clinical, medical affairs, regulatory and scientific affairs functions. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

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

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

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

Ian B.K. Martin, MD, MCPHU '00, has been appointed professor and system chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and professor of medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He will also become emergency physician-in-chief of the Froedtert and MCW health network. He joins MCW from West Virginia School of Medicine, where he was professor and chair of emergency medicine, and professor of medicine. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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)

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)

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

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

Gela Mchedlishvili, MD; Internal Medicine Residency, MCP '96, a nephrologist, has 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)

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kurt Miceli, MD, MBA '03, has been named senior vice president and the first-ever chief medical officer at Elwyn, a multi-state organization headquartered in Media, Pennsylvania, that provides behavioral health and developmental disabilities services. He was previously the chief medical officer at Bancroft and president of Marcroft Medical Associates, Bancroft's affiliated medical practice. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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)

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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 featured in D–The Magazine of Dallas's list of the “Best Doctors in Dallas.” (Pulse Summer 2019)

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

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

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

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

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.

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Christine Petti, MD, MCP '81; General Surgery Residency, MCP '86, and her medical day spa, Spa Bella, in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, were both honored for the fifth year in a row with Daily Breeze Readers Choice Awards. She was named "South Bay's Best Cosmetic Surgeon," and Spa Bella was named "South Bay's Best Medical Spa" and "South Bay's Favorite Day Spa." (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

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)

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, was profiled in Pittsburgh Magazine. He is the executive director of the Center for Military Medicine Research at the University of Pittsburgh, the first center of its kind dedicated to seeking breakthroughs in medicine for wounded service members. He also serves as a professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and senior adviser for telemedicine at UPMC. (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

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.

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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.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, a family medicine and sports medicine physician, was named chief medical officer at Temple University Hospital in February. He had served as associate chief since 2016. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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 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)

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

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

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

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.

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.

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)

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

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

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

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

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.

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dennis Salotti, MS Clinical Research Organization & Management '08, became the chief operating officer at Avoca Group, Inc. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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 ( (Pulse Winter 2018-19)

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)

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.

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

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

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" (, 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.

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)

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.

Talha Shaikh, MD '12, a radiation oncologist, was recently appointed medical director of radiation oncology at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County (New Jersey). He completed his residency in radiation oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, where he served as chief resident and as a member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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.

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

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, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, joined Sanford Health as chief innovation officer last fall. He has also joined the boards of AbleTo, Inc., a provider of virtual behavioral health care, and ControlRad, a privately held medical technology company. He is an adviser for strategic planning and technology development at the Safety Net Connect, a provider of innovative health care technology solutions, and a member of the ArmadaHealth Clinical Advisory Board. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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)

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)

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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)

Altha Stewart, MD; General Psychiatry Residency, HU '82, took office as president of the American Psychiatric Association on May 9. An associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, she is the first African American to lead the 37,000-member APA since its founding in 1844. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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)


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

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

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

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

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

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)

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Patrice M. Weiss, MD, HU '92, was invited as a keynote speaker for Becker's Hospital Review's Health IT + Revenue Cycle 2018 Conference, September 19 to 22 in Chicago. Weiss is executive vice president and CMO of Roanoke, Virginia–based Carilion Clinic, and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. (Pulse Summer-Fall 2018)

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

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

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)

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)

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

James D. Winkler, PhD Pharmacology, MCP '87, joined Prescient Therapeutics Limited, a clinical-stage oncology company, as vice president of business development. Most recently Winkler served as vice president of Discovery and Translational Biology with drug discovery and development company FORMA Therapeutics, and chief scientific officer with Arvinas, Inc. (Pulse Summer 2019)

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, 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)

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

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

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

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)


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)

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.

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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