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Several classmates were on hand in May to dedicate the Class of 1978 Hall of Honor at the Medical College. Back row, L-R: G. Frederick Woelfel, MD ’78; Rolf F. Poser, MD ’78; Scott K. Siebe, MD ’78; Richard A. Gallo, MD ’78, GME ’81; Stephen L. Nord, MD ’78; Robert A. Gahl, MD ’78. Front row, L-R: Donna D. Davidoff, MD ’78, GME ’81; Priscilla J. Metcalf, MD ’78; Sarah J. Pratt, MD’78.
Claire L. Scheele, MD ’73, resumed her private general surgery practice in Martinsville, Ind., after five years with the Indian Health Service, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ health program for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Beth Blodgett, MD ’78, GME ’81, is a sister at a Protestant monastery and a volunteer at a local public health clinic one day a week in Limón, Colón, Honduras.
Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD ’78, was named the First Vice President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons during the organization’s 75th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Dr. Zuckerman is chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, the Walter A.L. Thompson Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU School of Medicine, and has been an active participant in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons for more than 25 years. He specializes in shoulder surgery and hip and knee replacements.
Karen Marcdante, MD ’80, GME ’83, has been chosen to receive the 2008 Faculty Vitality Award from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Marcdante is Professor of Pediatrics at the College and will use the award to develop a Center for Educational Excellence and Innovation in her department.
Lynn Moscinski, MD ’81, has been named Chair of the new Department of Oncologic Sciences at University of Southern Florida Health, which provides the academic home for faculty physicians and scientists who work at Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Moscinski will work with faculty and students to strengthen educational partnerships between Moffitt and the university, including fellowships, residency and graduate education programs.
Carlos J. Garcia, MD ’82, is married with two children in college. He has a solo practice in interventional pain at Premier Pain Care and practices at Baylor Surgicare and Presbyterian Hospital in Denton, Texas. His hobbies include fly fishing and glider piloting.
John J. Raschbacher, MD ’83, practices occupational medicine at OccMed Colorado, LLC, with offices in the metropolitan Denver area. Dr. Raschblacher also volunteers with Children’s International Summer Villages. He is married with a son.
Timothy W. Behrens, MD, GME ’85, Fel ’89, reported the discovery of new genes labeled BLK and ITGAM in the online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine in January. The genes are linked to lupus and raise hopes of earlier diagnosis and better targeted treatment of the disease. Dr. Behrens is a scientist for Genentech, Inc.
Tom P. Aufderheide, MD, GME ’86, has been elected a Fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA) by the AHA Council on Cardiopulmonary, Perioperative, and Critical Care. His research on the physiology of CPR has resulted in substantial changes in clinical practice (AHA Guidelines) and significant national and international improvements in neurologically intact survival from cardiac arrest. Dr. Aufderheide also received the 2008 Faculty Vitality Award from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He will use the award to focus on his research in epidemiology and public health. Dr. Aufderheide is Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College.
Jeff M. Michalski, MD ’86, has been named Interim Head of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Michalski specializes in genitourinary and pediatric oncology. He also conducts clinical research on the use of radiation therapy for the treatment of prostate and other cancers. Dr. Michalski currently serves as Vice Chair of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, leads its Advanced Technology Integration committee, and is a member of the Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Panel of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the Siteman Cancer Center.
Thomas J. Stormont, MD ’87, was honored as the “Top Doctor” in urology in the 2008 Top Doctors list in Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine for January 2008. He has practiced at Lakeview Hospital for the past 15 years and recently joined the Stillwater Medical Group full time. Dr. Stormont has introduced several new procedures to the St. Croix Valley, including laser prostate surgery, cryoablation (freezing of a prostate tumor), radioactive seed implants for prostate cancer, and the “No Needle No Scalpel” vasectomy. He was also voted as an “Outstanding Physician” by his peers in the Twin Cities Consumers’ Checkbook, Spring/Summer 2007.
Hara Levy, MD ’91, GME ’96, has been appointed Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in pulmonary and sleep medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and to the medical staff of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Her current research involves the interface of molecular biology and population genetics, with the goals of ultimately defining disease-modifying genes and identifying genetic correlations in patients with cystic fibrosis. Dr. Levy was previously an instructor in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, practicing at Children’s Hospital in Boston.
John Markley, MD ’92, GME ’99, has been appointed Interim Chief in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics. He has been serving as the Surgical Director of the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital intensive care unit since returning home from Iraq in 2004 from active duty with the U.S. Army.
John Imig, PhD, Fel ’93, has been appointed Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Imig comes from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, where he was Professor of Vascular Biology. He has been awarded two patents for drugs used to reduce damage from strokes and to treat cardiovascular diseases and is project leader of two NIH Program Project Grants to investigate kidney dysfunction in salt-sensitive high blood pressure and microvascular kidney functions.
Kirk Ludwig, MD, GME ’94, has been appointed Associate Professor of Surgery and Associate Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) at the Medical College of Wisconsin and to the medical staff of Froedtert Hospital. Dr. Ludwig comes from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., where he was Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery. His research interests include gastrointestinal motility, multi-disciplinary approaches for the treatment of rectal cancer, fecal incontinence and the mechanisms and treatment of post-operative intestinal dysfunction.
Suzanne Martens, MD ’95, GME ’99, MPH ’07, has been named Interim Medical Director of the Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Services (EMS) Section of the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. Dr. Martins is a member of the St. Nicholas Hospital team of emergency physicians and is the EMS and trauma program director.
Matthew Theado, MD ’95, has joined Bellin Family Medical Center in De Pere, Wis. A pediatrician, Dr. Theado is interested in safety, sports medicine, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, asthma and allergies. He completed his pediatric residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and has practiced general pediatrics in Door County for 10 years.
Cliff Bleustein, MD ’96, completed his MBA at New York University Stern School of Business and has accepted a position at PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Health Industries Advisory. He has just stared his consulting career and lives in New York, N.Y.
Jill M. (Pagels) DeVries, MD ’96, and her husband Mark J. DeVries, MD, announce the birth of their fourth child, Evan James, on March 7, 2008. Jill and Mark continue to share one, full-time position in family medicine at the Family Care Center in Taylorsville, N.C.
Diana Kerwin, MD ’96, received the “Friend of the Hispanic Community” award at the United Community Center’s 38th Anniversary Celebration. Dr. Kerwin has helped to develop culturally sensitive dementia-screening services, outreach materials and programs for elderly Latinos and their families. Dr. Kerwin is Assistant Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Judy E. Kim, MD, GME ’96, was selected to be a member of the Vision and Hearing Loss Expert Group for the national Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors Study conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Dr. Kim will review the ongoing work produced by the expert group and be available to offer advice on elements of the study. Dr. Kim is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Douglas J. Reding, MD, MPH ’97, was re-elected as Vice President of Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, Wis. Dr. Reding, an oncologist/hematologist, joined the Clinic in July 1986. He has served on the Clinic’s Executive Committee from 1997-2001, and 2003-present, and has also served as corporate secretary and treasurer. He chaired the Board of Trustees and the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation and has held numerous positions with the American Cancer Society.
MaryBeth Anderson, MD ’99, joined ProHealth Care’s women’s staff at Lake Country Women’s Care, Waukesha, and at ProHealth Care Medical Centers in Oconomowoc and Watertown, Wis.
Jason Duelge, MD ’99, GME ’04, was recognized on the WALB News (Albany, Ga.) feature America’s Bravest. The show salutes American troops in Iraq. Dr. Duelge went on active duty in the U.S. Navy in July 2004 following a five-year residency in radiation oncology. He finished 17th in the Albany Marathon this March.
Greg Orshansky, MD ’99, is currently an Attending Physician with the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and an Assistant Program Director for the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center-West Los Angeles VA Internal Medicine Residency Training Program. He married in 2006 and became a father to Johah Phillip Orshansky on Oct 30, 2007.
Ty Carroll, MD ’02, GME ’05, received an Outstanding Abstract Travel Fellowship Award from Merck and Company, Inc. to attend the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting June 15-19 in San Francisco. Dr. Carroll received the award based on the strength and quality of his research abstract titled, Nocturnal Salivary Cortisol for the Diagnosis of Cushings Syndrome: A Meta-Analysis. Dr. Carroll is a postdoctoral fellow in endocrinology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Jason Jarzembowski, MD ’02, has been appointed Assistant Professor of Pediatric Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and to the medical staff of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Jarzembowski comes from Washington University in St. Louis where he recently completed a fellowship in pediatric pathology. He is a member of the editorial boards for the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Clinical Medicine: Pathology, and is a fellow of both the College of American Pathologists and the American Society for Clinical Pathology. He is currently supervising a research program at the Medical College studying molecular abnormalities of the pediatric tumor neuroblastoma.
Andre Krainik, MD ’02, and his wife, Aimee, announce the birth of their first child, Liam John, born Jan. 25, 2008. Dr. Krainik has been practicing as a pediatrician for ThedaCare Physicians in Appleton, Wis., since August 2005.
Kambiz Kevin Rezaie, MD ’02, GME ’05, is in the process of a Neonatology Fellowship at the University of Southern California – Los Angeles Medical Center. He is expected to finish in 2010.
Jennifer M. Rubatt, MD ’02, will be entering fellowship training in gynecologic oncology at Magee Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh this July. Dr. Rubatt is currently a Clinical Instructor at Duke University.
Thomas Kotsonis, MD ’03, has been appointed Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Medical College of Wisconsin and to the medical staff of the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee. Dr. Kotsonis comes to the Medical College from the Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital in Chicago where he recently completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency. He served a transitional medicine internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital – Milwaukee in 2004 and was named Chief Resident in 2006.
Stephen M. Rohan, MD ’03, was awarded a fellowship as part of the College of American Pathologists Foundation’s 2008-09 Scholars Research Fellowship Program. Dr. Rohan is currently completing his Surgical Pathology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, N.Y. His research project relates to the classification and treatment of renal tumors.
Ann A. Tobin, PhD ’05, received a Minority Travel Fellowship Award from the American Physiological Society (APS) to attend the Experimental Biology Conference in April 2008 in San Diego, Calif. She received the award based on the strength of her curriculum vitae and the quality of her research study titled, Pharmacogenomic evaluation of a pediatric dextromethorphan fatality following cold medication therapy: the roles of cytochrome P450 2D6 polymorphisms. Dr. Tobin is a postdoctoral fellow in pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is doing her fellowship in laboratory medicine – clinical chemistry and toxicology.