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Dick Moutvic, MD ’58, is President of the Board of the Wellgroup Medical Clinic and serves on the Board of the Franciscan Alliance, St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields and Chicago Heights, Ill. He also serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra.


Timothy G. Baumann, MD ’63, is now retired from emergency medicine. He practiced at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, from 1963-76 and at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney, Ohio, from 1976-2004.



Steven Shelov, MD ’71
Dr. Shelov

Steven Shelov, MD ’71, has accepted a new position as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education at the Winthrop-University Hospital campus of Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and also as Professor of Pediatrics at Stony Brook in New York.

Donato Stinghen, MD ’74, was appointed Medical Director for the new Kate Creedon Center for Advanced Wound Care in Alameda, Calif. Dr. Stinghen is board certified in general surgery and has practiced at Alameda Hospital for 32 years, most recently as part of the General Vascular Surgery Medical Group.

Carlyle H. Chan, MD ’75, was invited to serve as an Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) representative to the Coalition for Physician Accountability. The coalition seeks to advance the quality of health care and professional accountability. Dr. Chan is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

D. Robert Dufour, MD ’75, received the College of American Pathologists’ (CAP) Excellence in Education Award at CAP’s annual meeting in September. The award recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions in the development of continuing medical education and continuing education in support of CAP education for pathologists and/or laboratory professionals. Dr. Dufour is recognized for his expertise and significant contributions in the planning, development and delivery of the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program curricula. He is consultant in pathology and hepatology at the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and an emeritus professor of pathology at George Washington University.

Stephen Hargarten, MD ’75, was selected to join the Institute of Medicine’s Board on Global Health (BGH) and attended the BGH first biannual meeting in Washington, D.C., in July. The BGH carries out activities and studies aimed at advancing the health of populations worldwide. Dr. Hargarten was elected to the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine last year. Dr. Hargarten is Chairman and Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Dean for Global Health at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Joseph Zuckerman, MD ’78
Dr. Zuckerman

Joseph Zuckerman, MD ’78, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation. Dr. Zuckerman is the Walter A.L. Thompson Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He recently served as President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.


Mary Horowitz, MD ’80, GME ’89, MS ’91, was appointed Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Horowitz is the Robert A. Uihlein, Jr. Professor of Hematologic Research and Professor of Medicine at the Medical College and Scientific Director of the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research. She studies the effectiveness of transplantation as a treatment for life-threatening diseases such as leukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other cancers.

Janet Lindemann, MD ’80, GME ’83, was appointed to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the committee that accredits medical education programs leading to the MD degree throughout the United States and Canada. Dr. Lindemann is Professor of Family Medicine and Dean of Medical Student Education at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. She was a faculty member at the Medical College of Wisconsin from 1989-1997.


Janis Orlowski, MD ’82
Dr. Orlowski

Janis Orlowski, MD ’82, was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She also will continue to serve as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Orlowski spent 22 years at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago before joining MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. Board certified in internal medicine and nephrology, she is a Master of the American College of Physicians.


Kathy (Sturino) Hartke, MD ’83, was elected President of the Milwaukee Gynecological Society. She is Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and has been an obstetrician/gynecologist in private practice for 25 years at WomenCare in Waukesha.

Mark L. Harlow, MD ’86, GME ’91, received a 2012 Marvin Wagner, MD, Clinical Preceptor Award from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Harlow is an orthopaedic surgeon now practicing in South Dakota.

Craig A. Siverhus, MD ’88, GME ’93, received a 2012 Marvin Wagner, MD, Clinical Preceptor Award from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Siverhus practices surgery at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee


Ann Schwartz, MD ’96, is Associate Professor and Director of Residency Education for the general adult training program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. Dr. Schwartz also is on the consultation/liaison service at Grady Memorial Hospital. She is active with the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training.

Elena Holak, MD, PharmD, GME ’96, served as program chair for the national meeting of the Society for Education in Anesthesia held in Milwaukee in June. Dr. Holak is Professor of Anesthesiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She was named to the MCW Society of Teaching Scholars in 2009.

Erik Stickney, MD ’99, has been named Medical Director of Radiation Oncology for the Enloe Regional Cancer Center in Chico, Calif. Dr. Stickney previously spent 13 years on active duty as a major in the U.S. Army, seeing cancer patients at Tripler Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 2004, he served an eight-month tour of duty as a brigade surgeon in Afghanistan.


Jess Fiedorowicz, MD ’01, PhD, received the 2012 Klerman Prize for outstanding achievement in clinical mental health research. Dr. Fiedorowicz was honored for addressing vascular disease in mood disorders by seeking to understand the most relevant mechanisms underlying the high rate of associated morbidity, so that novel means to mitigate the risk may be developed. He is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa.

Angela M. Bier, MD ’02, received a 2012 Edward J. Lennon Endowed Clinical Teaching Award from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Bier is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College and a pediatric hospitalist at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Ryan Gossett (Huff), MD ’02, GME ’04, is Medical Director for the “Never Forgotten Honor Flight” honoring veterans from northern Wisconsin. Dr. Gossett is a family physician with Aspirus in Wausau. He and his wife, Alexia, have a daughter, Ella.

Francis Herrbold, MD, GME ’03, is in private practice in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.  He operates Cardiovascular Surgical Associates in Albany, Ga. Dr. Herrbold is board certified in general surgery. He and his wife, Kelly, have three sons.

Amitpal Johal, MD ’03, was promoted to Director of Endoscopy in the Division of Gastroenterology at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa.

Douglas Roland Smith, MD ’03, is Chief Medical Officer at Aarches Community Health Care in Salt Lake City, Utah. Aarches Community Health Care is a non-profit corporation that received start-up and solvency funding under the Affordable Care Act’s Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan program, to become a member-owned health plan covering all 29 counties of Utah. Dr. Smith is also Medical Director at Ensign Group and a physician at Intermountain Healthcare.

Martin Muntz, MD, GME ’04, was inducted into the MCW Society of Teaching Scholars at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Muntz is Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) at the Medical College.

John Rhee, MD, MPH ’04, was appointed to the Applications for Clinical Trial and Translational Research on the Chemical Senses Study Section of the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Dr. Rhee is the John C. Koss Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is also the Chief of the Division of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery at Froedtert Hospital. Through his appointment, Dr. Rhee will help review research proposals that will advance knowledge of the sense of taste and smell by evaluating different treatment and intervention strategies and decisions.

Susan Pitt, MD ’05, completed the general surgery residency training program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. Dr. Pitt is now pursuing a fellowship in transplant surgery at the same institution.

Jake Veigel, MD ’05, and his wife, Becky, announce the birth of their third son in August 2011. Dr. Veigel is a sports medicine specialist at the Cayuga Medical Center and the Center for Sports Medicine & Athletic Performance in Ithaca, N.Y. He is team physician for Cornell University, SUNY Cortland, Ithaca College and Tompkins Cortland Community College.


Valerie Bonne, MD, Fel ’07
Dr. Bonne

Valerie Bonne, MD, Fel ’07, has been appointed Co-Medical Director of the e-ICU at Froedtert Hospital. Dr. Bonne is Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary) at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Carley Sauter, MD ’07, GME ’11, was appointed Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Sauter is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and specializes in back pain, neck pain, general musculoskeletal care, electrodiagnostic medicine and the rehabilitation of injuries sustained in workplace and industrial labor settings.

Matthew Buelow, MD ’09, received the 2012 Jessica S. Lin Award for Clinical Excellence by a Resident Physician, presented by the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Inc. The award recognizes an individual entering the final year of residency training for his or her outstanding clinical and academic performance. Dr. Buelow is a resident in internal medicine-pediatrics.

Siddhartha Singh, MD, MS ’09, was appointed Associate Chief Medical Officer for Medical College Physicians and Froedtert Hospital. In this role, he will help oversee clinical research, clinical information technology and clinical quality and resource management for the hospital’s outpatient and inpatient facilities. Dr. Singh is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and an internal medicine physician at Froedtert Hospital.


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