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Summer 2013 issue (pdf)

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1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s

1970s

James F. Byrne, MD’ 71James F. Byrne, MD’ 71, retired as Chief Medical Officer of Michigan-based insurance provider Priority Health. Dr. Byrne joined Priority Health in 1993 after practicing family medicine for 16 years in Holland, Mich.

James J. Hamilton, MD ’71, MS ’75, GME ’76, stepped down after 32 years as the Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Hamilton relocated to Portland, Ore., and now works in private practice with Orthopedic Specialists at Providence Portland Medical Center.

Jeffrey A. Sharp, MD ’72, is a physician with Corizon Health Services in Mesa, Ariz. Corizon provides health care services at 423 correctional facilities across the country. Dr. Sharp previously served as a correctional physician with the Arizona Department of Corrections.

Gary Doern, PhD ’74, was awarded the 2013 ABMM/ABMLI Professional Recognition Award, which recognizes a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM) or the American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology (ABMLI) for exceptional contributions to the advancement of the profession. Dr. Doern retired in 2008 as Professor Emeritus of Pathology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City. He served as Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratories at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Doern is a former Chair of ABMM.

Carlyle Chan, MD ’75, was elected Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for 2013. The ACCME identifies, develops and promotes standards for quality CME. Dr. Chan is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and a Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities in MCW’s Institute for Health and Society. He has directed his department’s continuing medical education program for 27 years, and the medical school’s CME committee for more than a decade.

Steven Leven, MD ’79, GME ’82, Fel ’84, is Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine. He also is Medical Director of the medical intensive care unit and Medical Director of respiratory therapy at the University of California Irvine Medical Center.

1980s

Pictured (L-R) are Donald J. McDonald, MD ’83, GME ’87; Sylvia; MacKenzie (16); Clare (19); Maeve (17); and DT (20).

The McDonald clan represented the Medical College of Wisconsin on their recent ascent of Pikes Peak with shirts reading “Medical College of Wisconsin Team in Training.” Pictured (L-R) are Donald J. McDonald, MD ’83, GME ’87; Sylvia; MacKenzie (16); Clare (19); Maeve (17); and DT (20).

Holly M. Maes, MD ’85, GME ’88, opened a private pediatric practice in Danville, Ill., primarily serving underprivileged and low-income children. Dr. Maes also was named Director of Pediatrics at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville. She is a frequent contributor to Health Tap physician website.

Christopher J. Schultz, MD ’85, was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Radiology (ACR). ACR Fellows demonstrate a history of service to the ACR, organized radiology, teaching or research. Dr. Schultz is Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and an attending physician at Froedtert Hospital.

Diana Braza, MD ’87, GME ’93, was selected for the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women. Dr. Braza is Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Residency Program Director for PM&R at the Medical College of Wisconsin. ELAM, a one-year program at the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, prepares senior women faculty for leadership at academic health centers.

Barbara Hummel, MD ’88, GME ’89, was re-elected to a one-year term as Vice Chair and a three-year term as a board member of the Wisconsin Medical Society. Dr. Hummel is a family practice physician in the Milwaukee area.
Phillip Redlich, PhD ’89, was re-elected to a one-year term as a board member of the Wisconsin Medical Society. Dr. Redlich is the Gerald L. Schmitz, MD Professor in the Department of Surgery and Associate Dean for Curriculum at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

1990s

Sheri Lofton, MD ’91, GME ’94Sheri Lofton, MD ’91, GME ’94, completed the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She also was awarded a Bravewell Fellowship, which recognizes doctors who have demonstrated leadership ability, an interest in integrative medicine and the potential to have an impact on improving the service and delivery of health care. Dr. Lofton is a family physician at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee.

Peter Bandettini, PhD ’94, was promoted to Editor-in-Chief of the journal, NeuroImage. Dr. Bandettini is Chief of the Section on Functional Imaging Methods and Director of the Functional MRI Core Facility at the National Institutes of Health. His research focuses on the development, interpretation and application of functional MRI and functional connectivity MRI.

Angela Beauchaine, MD ’95, GME ’98Angela Beauchaine, MD ’95, GME ’98, was named Pediatrician of the Year by the Idaho Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Beauchaine is a pediatrician with Primary Health Medical Group, a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the Idaho Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Medical Director for the Children’s Healthcare Improvement Collaboration program, an effort between Idaho and Utah to improve immunization rates for children ages 21 to 24 months.

Robert Leschke, MD ’95, GME ’99, was a finisher in the 2012 Wisconsin Ironman, completing the race in 13 hours and 25 minutes. Dr. Leschke works in private practice with Madison Emergency Physicians in Madison, Wis.

Julie Schuller, MD, GME ’95, was elected to a three-year term as a board member of the Wisconsin Medical Society. An internal medicine physician, Dr. Schuller is Executive Vice President and Vice President of Clinical Affairs at the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center in Milwaukee.

Jonathan D’Cunha, MD ’97, PhD ’95, performed a double lung transplant surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Presbyterian that included the first successful use of the experimental “Organ Care System” on the East Coast. The device keeps transplant organs functioning outside the body with a constant supply of blood and nutrients, improving their viability.

Erik A. Gundersen, MD, GME ’97, was re-elected to a three-year term as a board member of the Wisconsin Medical Society. Dr. Gundersen is a family medicine physician with Gundersen Lutheran in Onalaska, Wis.

Ashok Rai, MD ’97, joined the board of directors of the American Medical Group Association. Dr. Rai is President and Chief Executive Officer of Prevea Health Services, based in Green Bay, Wis. He leads nearly 1,350 staff members and more than 250 providers.

Isaac D. Pierre, MD ’98, GME ’01, was named the 2012 Family Medicine Educator of the Year by the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Pierre is Associate Program Director and Director of Predoctoral Education at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee. He also is Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Nghia “Jack” Vo, MD ’99, was appointed Program Director of Interventional Radiology at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Vo is a pediatric radiologist at Children’s Hospital, Associate Professor of Pediatric Radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and a member of Children’s Specialty Group.

2000s

Charles J. Rainey, MD, JD, Fel ’00, was re-elected Speaker of the House of Delegates of the Wisconsin Medical Society. Dr. Rainey is a forensic psychiatrist in private practice in the Milwaukee area.

Kevin Walter, MD, GME ’01, was appointed to the Institute of Medicine National Research Council Committee on Sports-Related Concussions in Youth. Dr. Walter is Assistant Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is Program Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Primary Care Sports Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and helped create the Concussion Clinic at Children’s Hospital.

Vladimir Osipov, MD, GME ’04, accepted the position of Pathologist in Charge, Townsville branch of Queensland Medical Laboratories, Australia, after practicing anatomic pathology in Auckland, New Zealand. Dr. Osipov previously served as Assistant Professor of Pathology at MCW from 2004-09.  

Jordan Miller, MD ’05, GME ’09, is the Medical Director of EMA Dermatology and the Product Manager for EMA Dermatology at Modernizing Medicine in Boca Raton, Fla. Modernizing Medicine provides iPad-based electronic medical records systems.

Joseph Schwab, MD ’06, GME ’11, joined the Medical College of Wisconsin faculty as Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. He sees patients at Froedtert Hospital. He specializes in the surgical treatment of hip disease.

Dennis Diokno, MD ’06, and his wife are proud to announce the birth of their first child, a boy, Jalen Micah Diokno, on April 20, 2013. Dr. Diokno practices internal medicine with the Permanente Medical Group in Santa Clara, Calif.

Leigh Bornstein, MD ’07, is a hospitalist with Johns Hopkins Community Physicians in Bethesda, Md. She completed her internal medicine residency at George Washington University in 2010.

Heather Kleczewski, MD ’07, GME ’10, recently completed a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine and has accepted a position as Associate Professor of Pediatrics at University of Texas Southwest in Dallas. Dr. Kleczewski is also an attending in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.

Kimberly Carroll, MD’ 09, GME ’12, was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is a perioperative internist at Froedtert Hospital working to optimize the medical care of patients who will be undergoing surgery.

Marcus Crosby, MD ’09, finished his residency in internal medicine at Gundersen Lutheran Health System in La Crosse, Wis., and was selected Chief Resident for 2012-13. Dr. Crosby will begin an additional residency in Radiation Oncology at Wayne State in Detroit, Mich., in 2014.

2010s

Amy Irene Guise, MD, GME ’10, returned to her position as Assistant Professor of Urology at the Medical College of Wisconsin after spending one year at a medical practice in Fairbanks, Alaska. Specializing in the treatment of kidney stones, Dr. Guise sees patients and performs surgery at Froedtert Hospital and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.

Arash Babaei, MD, Fel ’11, received the 2013 Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin. Dr. Babaei is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. His research goal is to investigate alteration of deglutition connectome in hemispheric stroke patients.

Mary Kaminsky, MD, GME ’12, was appointed Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She sees patients at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Downtown Health Center and is a member of Children’s Specialty Group. Her clinical interests include primary care and resident education.

Heidi L. Ludtke, MD, GME ’12, joined the Medical College of Wisconsin faculty as Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine. She sees patients at Froedtert Hospital and is interested in resident and medical student education.

Melissa Mosel, MD, GME ’12, was appointed Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She sees patients at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and is a member of Children’s Specialty Group. Her clinical interests include newborn care and breastfeeding, sports medicine and dermatologic conditions.

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