The Alumni News from the
NEWSLETTER Medical Center
Good Health Ambassadors
A five-year-old boy in El Salvador had
misaligned eyes, which not only threat-
ened his eyesight but caused people to
T o support such humanitarian
efforts, in 1993, Lahey Clinic
established the Global Outreach Pro-
gram, which funds travel expenses
ridicule him. His family was too poor to
worldwide for personnel providing free
afford an eye operation. But thanks to medical care to people in need. Both
Lahey ophthalmologist Joseph Bowlds, medical and nonmedical Lahey Clinic
MD, who performed free surgery on the staff who have been accepted to work
with a certified national or internation-
boy in a local hospital, today he sees al charitable organization are eligible
with uncrossed eyes. for the program. Funds for the pro-
gram have been generated through the
A young farmer in Bolivia was bedrid- Lahey Clinic Road Race, Golf Tourna-
ment and Global Outreach Cookbook
den with a slow heartbeat due to Chagas’
as well as private donations.
disease, a parasitic infection. Visiting “Several dozen trips have been
Lahey Clinic cardiologist David Martin, funded so far,” says Patricia Newton,
assistant director for Philanthropy and
MD, implanted a donated pacemaker that
co-chair of the Global Outreach Com-
enabled him to go back to work, take care mittee. “Lahey staff have travelled to Dr. Joseph Bowlds and a young patient
of his family and even play soccer again. ... continued on page 2 in El Salvador
Liver Transplant Team at Lahey
L ahey Clinic is now offering liver transplants. The new service, headed by Roger L. Jenkins, MD, and W. David Lewis, MD,
is one of only a few programs in the country to provide adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantations.
Started at the New England Deaconess Hospital 16 years ago, the liver transplantation team left the merged Beth Israel
Deaconess Medical Center and moved to Lahey in toto last June. To date, the team has performed 14 liver transplants, includ-
ing four living donor transplants.
The group consists of four surgeons, a hepatologist, a pathologist, two transplant nurse coordinators, two operating
room nurses, three critical care nurses, three medical/surgical nurses, a social worker and two administrative assistants.
“The liver team has many ties to Lahey. It’s like coming home,” says Jenkins. “Much of my training in liver and pancre-
atic surgery came at the hands of established Lahey surgeons — Dr. Kenneth Warren, Dr. John Braasch, Dr. Cornelius Sedg-
wick and Dr. Blake Cady — when Lahey inpatient services were at the Deaconess Hospital.
“In the late 1980’s, a combined Deaconess-Lahey liver transplant effort was established with Dr. David Lewis. For logisti-
cal reasons that relationship ended, but we continued to work closely with Lahey physicians and surgeons in the management
of patients with complex disorders of the liver.”
The addition of this team enables Lahey to offer patients with liver and pancreas disease comprehensive care, ranging
from medical management to surgery and transplantation. The team complements the existing hepatobiliary and pancreas
efforts, which continue to be carried out by Drs. Lawrence Munson, Desmond Birkett, Frederick Heiss, John Shea and others.
The new service is located in renovated offices on 4-West, formerly the home of the Administration. s
AMBASSADORS from page 1
Officers of the Armenia, Bolivia, Cambodia, Colombia, “I have gained a great deal of
Alumni Association Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, India, personal satisfaction in bringing
President Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, St. Lucia, South
George J. Farha, M.D. Africa and Venezuela.”
some health care to people who
Vice President (President-Elect) Participants have included members wouldn't get it otherwise.”
Bernard J.F. Perey, M.D. of the departments of Cardiology, Colon JOSEPH BOWLDS, MD.
Advisory Board and Rectal Surgery, Gastroenterology, Gen-
S. Peter Gibb, M.D., Chairman eral Surgery, Nursing, Ophthalmology,
John W. Braasch. M.D. Still, he was persuaded to meet
Robert E. Crozier, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Therapy, and
J. Lawrence Munson, M.D. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. with the organizing group and make
John J. Murray, M.D. the trip to El Salvador. After seeing the
Guy T. Napolitana, M.D. Trips last from several days to several
Robert A. Roth, M.D. weeks. “You may only be able to go for a need for eye care, he kept going back,
Francis J. Scholz, M.D. again and again. This year will be his
Nicholas P. Tsapatsaris, M.D.
week and wonder, ‘What can I do in a
Andrew S. Warner, M.D. week?’” says Martin, who serves as co-chair 11th trip to the Central American
Neil J. Weiner, M.D. of the Global Outreach Committee. “I think country, which is about the size of the
Executive Director you can contribute a tremendous amount in state of Massachusetts.
Neil J. Weiner, M.D. terms of concrete care to a small group of He works under the auspices of
Past Presidents patients as well as goodwill.” the Salvadoran Association for Rural
J. Englebert Dunphy, M.D.* Health, known by its Spanish acronym
Frank P. Brooks, M.D.*
J.M. Higginbotham, M.D.* Helping Eyes See ASAPROSAR. The goal of the organi-
Gordon L. Snider, M.D.
When Dr. Joseph Bowlds started thinking zation, founded by Vickie Guzman,
Alexander M. Minno, M.D.
Lowell Brown, M.D.* about providing eye care abroad in 1988, he MD, a local general practitioner, is to
never considered war-torn El Salvador. In break the cycle of poverty and illness
Antonio B. Abad, M.D. fact, when a physician approached him among the “campesinos” or peasants.
Edgar Achkar, M.D.
about volunteering his services there, he “For the first several years, we
Nathaniel E. Adamson, Jr., M.D. would go out into the countryside and
Billie L. Aronoff, M.D. said, “El Salvador’s not on the list. It’s not at
Lyle W. Barlyn, M.D. the bottom of the list; it’s not even on the
Jose M. Benavides, M.D.
Irwin R. Berman, M.D.
David Burnstine, M.D.
list.” You’re Invited
Juan L. Correa, Jr., M.D.
Thomas H. Dailey, M.D.
Vicente P. Dinoso, M.D.
James A. Dolphin, M.D.
Thomas G. Elias, M.D.
David P. Boyd Lecture
Bernard J. Ficarra, M.D.
N. Kenneth Furlong, M.D.
C LINIC in Cardiothoracic Surgery
James F. Gleason, M.D.
Luther W. Gray, Jr., M.D.
Association M EDICAL
C ENTER Joel D. Cooper, MD
James B. Hammond, M.D. Evarts A. Graham
Paul C. Houston, M.D. The Alumni Newsletter is published
Rupert Indar, M.D. semi-annually by the Professor of Surgery
Barry Z. Izenstein, M.D.
Edward C. Jacobs, M.D. Alumni Association of the Chief, Division of
Amir M. Khazei, M.D. Lahey Clinic Medical Center.
Theodore J. King, M.D. Cardiothoracic Surgery
Francis S. Kleckner, M.D. Alumni Association Washington University School of
Horace A. Laffaye, M.D.
Virginia W. Maurer, M.D. Medicine in St. Louis
Hagop Mekhjian, M.D. Neil J. Weiner, MD
Edith H. Miller, M.D. Barnes Jewish Hospital
John B. O’Sullivan, M.D. Alumni Association
John C. Polito, M.D. Manager “Lung Volume Reduction Surgery”
Robert A. Repass, M.D.
Coralie Shaw, M.D. Charlotte Melillo
Joseph C. Snow, M.D. Wednesday, December 1, 1999
Morris Soled, M.D. Editor
Theodore E. Spielberg, M.D. Nancy K. Hunton Alumni Auditorium
Nathaniel Spier, M.D. Lahey Clinic Medical Center
James P. Stanton, M.D.
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John S. Stehlin, Jr., M.D.
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AMBASSADORS from page 2 This past year, eye
clinic volunteers set up
take what we could carry with us,” two operating rooms.
Bowlds says. “I’d have an ophthalmo- Prior to that, surgery was
scope, a retinoscope and a set of trial performed in an anti-
lenses in a carry-on bag. I was the only quated, local, govern-
ophthalmologist in the beginning. The ment-run hospital.
army would brief us daily on the loca- The hours are long,
tion of guerillas.” typically from 8 a.m. to
Today, ASAPROSAR provides 8 p.m., and the doctors
access to health care to some 80,000 must make due with
people at its Santa Ana clinic as well what instruments they
numerous social and economic pro- have, but overall, says
grams. And, many more volunteers Bowlds, “I have gained a
have joined the effort. In addition to great deal of personal
Bowlds, four other Lahey ophthalmolo- satisfaction in bringing
gists — Sarkis Soukiasian, Paul Cotran, some health care to peo-
Edward Connolly and Peter Speert — ple who wouldn’t get it
as well as nurses, technicians and otherwise.” Dr. David Martin, co-chair of Lahey’s Global Outreach Com-
administrative assistants have generous- mittee and a Project Pacer volunteer with a patient in India.
ly given their time and expertise. Full of Heart
(Soukiasian has also led three medical that the hospitals have x-ray machines
A decade ago, Lahey Clinic cardiologist
missions to Armenia.) For the past five and minimal facilities and will provide
Thomas Piemonte, MD, journeyed to
years, Tufts medical students training free hospitalization.
India and saw a “crying need” for car-
at Lahey have accompanied Bowlds to “In Bolivia, they advertised widely
diac care. The trip inspired him and his
El Salvador. on radio and television for people to
colleague V. K. Saini, MD, a thoracic sur-
Help has also come in the form of come to the hospital to receive free
geon and native of India, to start an
donated supplies and equipment. The care,” says Martin. “We had to screen
organization that would deliver medical
Clinic has given a great deal of old but many, many patients to find suitable
care and educational services to devel-
useable medical equipment and office people for the kinds of devices we had
oping countries. Since its founding, the
furniture to the mission through the brought from the U.S.”
nonprofit, nonpartisan group, known as
American Medical Resources Founda- In addition to patient care, the
Project Pacer International (PPI), has
tion, which collects and distributes PPI doctors help train medical students
undertaken medical missions to such
these items to those in need for the cost and residents. At the National Hospital
countries as Argentina, Bolivia, China,
of the shipping. In recent years, compa- of Paraguay, a large teaching hospital,
Ecuador, India and Paraguay. “We have
nies have made annual donations of for example, the physicians gave lec-
gone on more than 20 trips,” says
surgical equipment, eye drops and lens tures as well as taught in small groups at
Piemonte, who serves as PPI’s president.
implants with a market value of the bedside and in the operating room.
“When we travel to these coun-
$50,000, notes Bowlds. In India, they conducted evening semi-
tries, we learn how similar medical prob-
The eye clinic, which is held each nars for medical students and residents.
lems are around the world,” says Martin,
January, is devoted in part to testing PPI will send a medical team to
who is a Project Pacer volunteer. “And,
people’s eyesight and matching their India again this January and possibly to
we learn how well trained the physicians
prescriptions as best as possible with Poland in the spring. “Going outside of
are. What they’re limited by is not their
those of donated glasses. “They can buy the U.S. gives you a great appreciation
skills or education but a lack of supplies,
glasses in stores,” says Bowlds, “but the for how fortunate you are,” says
equipment and technology.”
problem is people we see have a per Piemonte. “Some people don’t have a
Project Pacer International helps
capita income of about $250 per year, prayer of getting any access to health
provide the needed medical devices
and a pair of glasses costs about $40.” care, let alone the kind we’re used to at
and expertise. Volunteer cardiologists
In addition to refractive prob- the Lahey Clinic.”
implant donated pacemakers and do
lems, the eye doctors have found curative catheter-based treatments for
patients with cataracts, glaucoma and arrhythmias. They also perform balloon
A World’s View
strabimus left untreated because of angioplasty and valvuloplasty to open When Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, a
poverty, ignorance and lack of access to up blocked arteries and heart valves. fourth year resident in General Surgery,
health care. “Typically we exam 1,200 to Because of the technology and travelled to the Dominican Republic
1,400 patients during the time we are the level of patient care required, the last year, the accommodations were
down there,” he says, “and about five program is hospital based. Arrange- hardly resort style.
percent need surgery.” ments are made in advance to ensure ... continued on page 4
FALL 1999 ALUMNI NEWS s 3
AMBASSADORS from page 3 cisions and open cholecys-
“We had no hot showers,” he says.
equipment was not avail-
“We ate all kinds of weird stuff and were
either constipated or had diarrhea. We
“This trip gave me a
were dirty and sweaty. We had to sleep
little more independence
under mosquito netting. At night, we
[than as a resident],” says
were freezing, and during the day, we
Nepomnayshy. “I got to help
people and see my results. It
Nonetheless, Nepomnayshy found
reenergized me; it made
the experience rewarding. A veteran to
medical missions, having gone to the
Ukraine and Romania while still a med-
ical student, he found the trip “adven-
PHOTO COURTESY OF AME MATUZA
turous, fun and a great learning
opportunity.” The two-week trip was Many physicians are now
sponsored by the Christian Medical and participating in humanitari-
Dental Society, but Nepomnayshy, who an efforts such as these
is Jewish, always felt welcome. (including some alumni list-
The center for operations was a ed in “News, Names &
primitive hospital with no running Notes”). If you’re interested
water and three abandoned operating in joining a medical mission, Surgical resident Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, with young
rooms. “When we came in there was you can start researching fans in the Dominican Republic, where he took part in a
nothing,” says Nepomnayshy. “We organizations by consulting medical mission.
brought in equipment, tables, make- “Medical Aid” listings in the
shift OR beds, everything. We cleaned Encyclopedia of Associations, available in aid.” For more specifics on the Global
and scrubbed all the floors. We had to libraries. You can also find out more by Outreach Program, call Patricia Newton
organize all the supplies, which were contacting medical societies and church in the Philanthropy Department at 781-
thrown together in boxes. Engineers groups and by looking on the Internet 744-3928. s
who came with us ran the autoclave to under “medical missions” or “medical
sterilize the equipment and fixed all the
lights and the air conditioner. It was a
Newest LCMC Alumni 1999
Set-up began at 8 am, and by The Alumni Association welcomes the following physicians who completed their training at Lahey Clinic
12:30, they were doing their first case. this past June.
As word-of-mouth spread that Ameri- Section of Cardiology Department of Valentina R. White, MD
can doctors were there giving free care, Ali Nihad Al-Assaad, MD General Surgery Patricia L. Zub, MD
people flocked to their doors. (Most of Yo Nagahama, MD William L. Crawford, MD
the population is too poor to pay for David J. McEneaney, MD Sonal N. Pandya, MD
Paul S. Watson, MBBS Paresh C. Shah, MD
health care, and no affordable insur- Neuroradiology
Guy R. Wright-Smith, MBBS Carin M. Van Gelder, MD
ance exists.) Each day, volunteer sur- Ram Chavali, MD
Li Zhou, MD, PhD Yew Toh Wong, BMBS
geons would operate on seven or eight Department of Neurology
patients per room. Department of Colon Department of Ana C. Felix, MD
and Rectal Surgery Internal Medicine Gene A. Tolomeo, MD
No hospital nurses were available
Tracey D. Arnell, MD Rashel Feinstein, MD
to assist the medical team. “All our own Clifford Y. Ko, MD Kim W. Fusaris, MD Department of Plastic and
people would start I.V.s, hang I.V. fluids Monica Gomez, MD Reconstructive Surgery
and give medications,” says Nepom- Mark P. Hatton, MD Paul C. Dillon, MD
Diagnostic Radiology Christopher J. Kovanda, MD
nayshy. “The families would bring the Luis V. Centenera, MD
Michael R. Hee, MD
sheets, change the bedpans and feed Blair R. Johnson, MD Section of Pulmonary and
Eric S. Stram, MD
the patients. After dinner, we would James A. Katz, MD Critical Care Medicine
Mai-Huong Tran, MD
Joseph Makris, MD Maximiliano Ravard, MD
come back to hang new bags of I.V. flu- Department of Teresa M. Martuscello, MD Akmal Sarwar, MD
ids and administer pain medication and Gastroenterology Eli F. Merritt, MD
antibiotics.” Michael P. Chase, MD David E. Provencher, MD Department of
For Nepomnayshy, the trip Sangbaek C. Oh, MD Jeffrey J. Sevigny, MD Surgical Critical Care
offered new surgical opportunities. He Stephanie L. Shapiro, MD Flavio Nacul, MD
assisted with cleft lip operations, mole Rashna R. Staid, MD Department of Urology
removal, pediatric hernias, circum- Noah A. Taylor, MD Persis-Oneeka Williams, MD
4 s ALUMNI NEWS FALL 1999
In the Mailbag In Memorium
The following letter was sent to We sadly note the deaths of the following long-time members of the Lahey Clinic staff:
Neil Weiner, MD, Executive
Director of the Alumni Association. Edwin J. Kroeker, MD, a member of the pulmonary medicine staff from 1959
until his retirement in 1989, died in February at his home in New Hampshire fol-
Dear Dr. Weiner: lowing a long illness. He was 77. During his tenure, he established and directed
It was a pleasure to receive the Alum- the pulmonary fellowship program and was a mentor and role model for many
ni Newsletter. It brought back many fond fellows. He served for numerous years as head of the Section of Pulmonary Med-
memories of my days at Lahey. Surely, I am icine and as a Lahey Clinic trustee and member of the Board of Governors.
among the oldest alumni of the Clinic. I was
accepted as a fellow in Medicine (after a M D Phelps, MD, a member of the vascular medicine staff for 40 years, died in
whole afternoon exam by Dr. Hurxthal) in March at his home in Kentucky at age 75. He joined the Lahey staff in 1959 after
September 1941. There were only six of us, completing a fellowship in Internal Medicine at the Clinic (1956 - ‘58). He served
and we were preceded by Drs. Cyr and Park- with distinction as a member of the Section of Vascular Medicine and Hyperten-
er, who were then junior staff. sion until his retirement in 1989. After retiring, he returned to the family farm in
At that time the Clinic was literally Kentucky and worked in the emergency department at Russell County Hospital
like one family. Dr. Lahey was very busy and at the Edmonton Primary Care Facility.
with a special interest in thyroid surgery, Andrew E. St. Amand, MD, a member of the anesthesiology staff for more than 30
and Dr. Cattell, a world-class surgeon, years, died in September of complications of a spinal cord injury suffered several
would help us with routine pelvic and sur- years ago. He was 68. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at Lahey Clin-
gical exams. Remember, in those days we ic before joining the staff in 1963. In addition to anesthesiology, he was trained in
were at 605 Commonwealth Ave. hypnosis, which he used to treat Lahey patients with physical and psychological
It was the best medical training I ever problems. He retired from the Clinic in 1994.
had and continued when I returned from
the Armed Services after four and a half The following alumni have passed away since January 1998:
Bailey, George G. (ORS’37) Long, Robert S. (IM’47)
years. The medicine staff was superb, excel-
Breslin, Donald J.* (IM, CD) Nugent, F. Warren* (GE)
lent clinicians and teachers, headed by Dr.
Brown, Manson (GS, AN’45) O’Hollaren, John D. (IM,’59)
Hurxthal, who was a role model for me all
Crutcher, William A. (D’73) Ohrenberger, Henry W. (OBG’43)
my days in practice — some 50 years!
Dadey, John L. (IM’57) Old, III, William W. (GS’54)
I remember distinctly discussing cases Davis, Joseph B. (GS, CRS’49) Penton, Robert S.B. ( TS’50)
casually with Dr. Allen, very stiff; Dr. Bar- Dowd, Joseph B.* (U) Phelps, Jr., M.D.* ( IM, CD’58)
tels, very scholarly; Dr. Souders, very warm; Genova, M.Leonard (GS) St. Amand, Andrew E.* (AN’63)
Norcross, very aloof; Bell, easy going; Foster, Hand, Bernard R.* (AN) Sisson, Warren R . (NS’52)
rather frenetic; and the two rookies, Cyr and Hawkes, C. Douglas (NS, N’44) Stenzel, Franz R. (IM’40)
Parker. These were all wonderful, warm Henry, Jr., Victor G. (GP, AN’50) Trey, Charles* (GE)
teachers, and they left a great impact on me. Hunt, Richard J. (OM, AN’44) Walker, Robert T. (IM’44)
In addition, I learned a considerable Kent, Edwin B. (GS’57) Wiedman, John G. (GS’52)
[amount of] Dermatology from John Fromer Kroeker, Edwin J.* (IM, PUD) Wolff, Jr., John S. (AN’44)
... continued on back page Lobb, Allan W. (GS’53) *former staff
“We also need to redo the podium, so
New Alumni Fund Drive that a speaker can control video and
slides from a computer.”
L ahey Clinic’s Alumni Auditorium
exists in large part due to the
generosity of staff and alumni who sup-
Fund to upgrade the nearly 20-year-old
auditorium, so that Lahey Clinic may
continue to host these worthwhile edu-
“We appreciate what the alumni
have done in the past to provide us with
this fine educational facility,” adds Neil
ported its construction to further the cational programs in a state-of-the-art J. Weiner, MD, executive director of the
educational mission of the Clinic. facility. Alumni support is needed to Alumni Association. “We now hope
Today, the 280-seat Alumni Auditorium help keep the auditorium functional Alumni will help us to update our
is the site of many events, including and attractive. audiovisual capabilities.”
Grand Rounds, continuing education “We need to replace the video Dr. Weiner also expresses his
courses, medical ethics lectures and projection system, upgrade the sound appreciation to alumni who generously
community health lectures. system and enhance the lighting in the supported the Resident and Fellow
This year the Alumni Association auditorium,” explains Rick Chevalier, Education Fund, which last year
will launch the Alumni Auditorium manager of the Clinic’s Video Services. exceeded the goal of $20,000. s
FALL 1999 ALUMNI NEWS s 5
News, Names & Notes
Joseph L. Andrews (IM, PUD) served Stephen J. Camer (GS’74) was health care consulting and conflict Mark K. Hirschhorn (U’94) recently
as a physician at the Indian Health appointed Chairman, Department of resolution. moved to Kennebunkport, Maine,
Service Clinic in Neah Bay, Washing- Surgery, New England Baptist Hospi- Louis R. DuBois (PUD’89) is Chief and has been appointed to the Med-
ton, a coastal fishing village of 2,000 tal in October 1998. of Staff at Corning Hospital, NY. ical Staff of Southern Maine Medical
Makah Indians on the Olympic Robert J. Carey (IM) retired as of Center. His wife, Mary, is an ER nurse
Peninsula as part of the A.M.A.’s Pro- Charles A. Fager (NS’52) received an at SMMC, and they have two children
January 1, 1999. award on November 1998 for 45
ject U.S.A. — Erica, 3, and Douglas, 2.
Byron J. Casey (AN’47) retired 6 years practice at Lahey Clinic.
Teresita L. Angtuaco (DR’79) was years ago. He has seven children and Margaret L. Hoffman (IM’96) has a
elected Fellow of Society of Radiolo- Jack E. Farnham (IM, CD’59) was new job as Instructor in Medicine at
23 grandchildren. promoted to full Professor at Univer-
gists in Ultrasound in October 1998 Weill Medical College, Cornell Uni-
and in December 1998 was awarded Alfredo C. Cassiet (GE’57) is retired sity of Texas Health Center, Tyler, in versity. She can be reached in Inter-
Most Outstanding Overseas Alumnus since 1995 and is happy not to deal April 1999. In addition to patient nal Medicine at Cornell Medical
in Research by University of the with papers. care, he teaches residents and med- Associates, 12 West 72nd Street, New
Phillippines Medical Alumni Society. An-yu Chen (GE’91) is President- ical students, directs the occupation- York, NY 10023.
elect of the medical staff of the Mon- al allergy clinic and is in charge of
Laurence I. Arnold (PS’88) is Presi- the new inhalation challenge unit for Janet L. Holloway (AN’54) has retired
dent/CEO Small World Foundation roe Clinic for Year 2000. He was and is surviving and playing golf.
re-elected to Monroe Clinic Execu- occupational asthma.
(www.smallworld.org) a nonprofit Sean E. Hunt (AN) joined the Anes-
organization providing reconstruc- tive Committee. Carla Fernando-Gilday (GE’97) has
joined a 100% gastroenterology prac- thesia Department at Dartmouth-
tive surgery to those throughout the Richard B. Clark (AN’61) has been Hitchcock Medical Center in April
world who have neither access nor retired for three years and travels a tice in Albany, N.Y., and is the eighth
in the group. 1999 and is based at the Hitchcock
resources. lot! Last summer — Germany. This Clinic in Manchester, N.H.
Mirza M. Beg (IM’61) was promoted summer — Austria. Bernard J. Ficarra (GS, TS’45) lec-
tured on bioethics before scientific Anthony D. Intriere (IM, GE’56) was
from Assistant Vice President, Clinic Charles E. Copeland (GS’64) was Biographee Marquis in Who’s Who in
Research at Wyeth-Ayerst Research to appointed Chairman, Department of societies in Washington, D.C., Lon-
don and Toronto in May, June and America and has joined the 50-Year
the position of Vice President, Glob- Surgery, The Mercy Hospital of Pitts- Club of the Illinois State Medical
al Safety Surveillance & Epidemiolo- burgh on January 13, 1999. October, 1999.
gy at Wyeth-Ayerst Research. Marvin L. Corman (CRS) is now Pro- Samuel E. Field (GS,TS’64) says,
“Retirement is great!” Richard Iorio (ORS) was named con-
George O. Bell (IM’41) celebrated fessor of Surgery in the Division of sultant reviewer for The Journal of
his 90th birthday on March 9 of this Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Uni- Richard J. Field (GS’56) attended his Bone and Joint Surgery in 1998 and was
year. Once head of Internal Medi- versity of Southern California. The 50th class reunion at Tulane Medical named team physician for St. John’s
cine, his specialty was thyroid disease. fourth edition of his textbook, Colon School in May ’99. He gave Grand Preparatory School, Danvers, Mass.
Joseph C. Benacci (PS’95) became a and Rectal Surgery, has just been pub- Surgical Rounds at Tulane on May 15 in 1998. He became a member of the
father on March 9, 1999 to Thomas lished. entitled “Surgery in Rural America.” Japanese Orthopaedic Association/
Andrew Benacci. Joseph A. Corrado (GS’82) is Chief Thierry Flam (U’86) says that after American Academy of Orthopaedic
David A. Bittar (AN) is alive and well of Staff at Audrain Medical Center returning to the Clinic for a few days Surgeons Travelling Fellowship in
in sunny Southern California. Still 1998-2000. of training, he was the first to intro- 1998.
playing soccer! Thomas H. Dailey (CRS’69) retired duce brachytherapy for the treat- Betsy A. Izes (DR’93) is still at
from medicine and all associated ment of prostate cancer in France. Allegheny University - MCP, now
Phillip K. Blevins (GS’72) is a mem-
ber of a six-man plastic surgery group societies as of January 1, 1999. Monte W. Fullerton (GS’66) has part-time as musculoskeletal radiolo-
in Jackson, Mississippi, specializing in Vincent DeGennaro (CRS’78) was retired from the active practice of gist. Her children, Katie, 4, and
aesthetic as well as hand surgery and elected President of the medical staff Pediatric Surgery at Loma Linda Amanda, 2, are both doing great!
microsurgery. He spent 15 years in at Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Laud- University. He and his wife plan to Joseph K. Izes (U’92) is a partner in
Lexington, Kentucky, before return- erdale, Fla., and is President-elect of travel, boat and fish, and explore. Suburban Urological at Abington
ing to Miss. to join former colleagues Broward County Medical Associa- Linda E. Geraci (IM) was a mission- Memorial Hospital, Holy Redeemer,
to form this group. He also serves on tion. ary for the Catholic Medical Associa- Doylestown, PA.
clinical faculty as Associate Professor Bernard Deitch (IM’58) is still enjoy- tion in Honduras in December 1998. Frank T. Johnston (GS’55) has
at the University of Mississippi Med- ing private practice in internal medi- Franklyn P. Gerard (TS, CD’59) is resigned as Chief of Medical Staff of
ical Center at Jackson. cine. retiring at the end of the year and the North York Branson Hospital and
Charles P. Borkowski (GS’43) is Akhilesh S. Desai (DR’75) says his celebrating his 50th from George- has retired from the practice of Gen-
doing well at age 88. Retired since son, Ankur Desai, is at Tufts Medical town Medical School. He looks back eral Surgery.
1982, he is living with his daughter School in his second year. on his year (‘58-’59) at Lahey with Nicole Kafka (CRS’96) has been an
and family in Ellicott City, Md. Drs. Boyd, Adams and Cattell as a attending surgeon at Beth Israel
Wayne C. Devos (CRS’95) has left highlight of his career.
Buck W. Boynton (GP’42) is now the Midwest and moved east to Read- Medical Center, New York City, in the
retired from the medical staff of the ing, Penn., where he has joined Dr. Jason I. Green (GS’62) currently Division of Colorectal Surgery since
California Department of Correc- Frank Carter in private practice at retired from practice. He is engaged April 1998.
tions and also retired from medical Reading Hospital. in health-care financing, both prod- Indira R. Kairam (GE’80) is Chief of
practice. He moved to Bellevue, ucts and services. Gastroenterology Services at both St.
Martin Dolgin (IM, CD’46) is Profes-
Wash., in August 1998. Christos Gregoriades (U’80) was Clares Hospital and Terence Cardi-
sor, Clinical Medicine, New York Uni-
Carl D. Brannan (GS’52) is enjoying versity, School of Medicine; reappointed as Chairman, Depart- nal Cooke Health Centre, N.Y.
his 10th year of retirement with his Attending Physician, Bellevue Hospi- ment of Urology at Urology, Inc., Fall G. David King (OTO) will be a 50th
wife. They play golf, follow the stock tal, Tisch Hospital, New York City; River, MA. vet in 2001, and says, “We’re proud of
market, and try to keep up with six Consultant – Cardiology, New York Amar N. Gulati (DR’76) is planning the LC!”
kids and spouses and 18 grandchil- V.A. Hospital. to retire at the end of 1999.
dren. John I. Knud-Hansen (GS’56) is hap-
Barry C. Dorn (ORS’74) recently Raymond G. Haddad (IM, CD’65) is pily retired and traveling extensively.
James H. Buskirk (AN’37) was the completed a term as interim CEO of the recipient of the 1999 Connecti-
first appointed resident or fellow in Daniel F. Kosloff (GS’63) is continu-
Winchester Hospital. He is still prac- cut Thoracic Society American Lung ing duties as Col. USAF at Luke AFB,
Anesthesiology. He met Dr. Lahey in ticing orthopaedics and still doing Association of CT Research Award.
1935 and even knew his father. AZ, Chief of General Surgery and
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News, Names & Notes continued
Assistant Chief of Medical Staff. Warren Nickerson (GS’66) retired others in 1998. He is a frequent invi- Neurosurgery, and Professor of Neu-
“Great weather in AZ, terrific golf, no this year after 33-year practice in tational lecturer. Currently serving as rosurgery at Case Western Reserve
snow to shovel,” he says. “Fond mem- surgery, general/vascular in Brock- President of the West Palm Beach- University.
ories of Lahey Clinic and my experi- ton, Mass. South Rotary Club. Richard D. Talbott (ORS’59) retired
ences there.” John M. O’Loughlin (A) notes his Donald E. Sawyer (U’75) has joined and is living in Denver. Second home
Daniel H. Lachance (N) just moved daughter, Jill, graduated from Brown Francis Selman, MD, (Urology’71) in in mountains – Creede, CO. Fax
to a new job in the Mayo Health Sys- University this past May. the practice of urology in Ocean number is 303-778-6659 and E-mail is
tem. He has an appointment in the Enrique T. Ona (GS’67) holds two Springs and Pascagoula, MS. RDT007@aol.com.
Division of Regional Neurology at the positions presently: Executive Direc- Paul L. Schmitz (IM’60) retired Janu- John S. Thiemeyer (ORS’42) is Emer-
Mayo Clinic and a practice in Austin, tor-Chief of Surgery at the National ary 1991. Living since then half year itus Professor Surgery (Orthopaedics),
Albert Lea, and Rochester, MN. Kidney and Transplant Institute in annually in Savoy, France (summers Eastern Virginia Medical School 1997.
Timothy A. Lamphier (GS’50) is recu- Manila, Philippines, and President- and falls), the rest in Miami. Henrik O. Tonning (IM’50) has
perating after a serious auto accident. Asian Society of Transplantation. Francis Schumann (GS’48) retired to brought his wife to the Clinic for con-
He is visiting old friends from his days Frank T. Padberg (VS, GS’81) holds the coast of Maine and became sultations, and they were treated with
as team physician for the Red Sox. the position of Treasurer, American involved in local medical activities, respect and excellent care. When I
Victor V. Lazarev (U’98) currently Venous Forum 1998-2001, and Edito- including active surgical practice for mentioned I was a medical alumnus, I
holds position of Director of rial Board of Journal of Vascular five years. Notes the growth of his appreciated the kind smile, but
Research, New Dimension Research Surgery. local hospital in quality, standards missed the “firm handshake” of previ-
& Instrument, Inc., Woburn, MA. John D. Palmer (GS’49) retired to and size, starting in the last 10 years. ous years!
Mark W. Li (GE’86) has a solo prac- Saltspring Island, BC,1987-88. Is “People want their care here in rural Yong Uahwatanasakul (IM’65) rotat-
tice in internal medicine and gas- enjoying a leisurely life. Often thinks area, not two hours, at minimum, ed from New England Deaconess
troenterology since September 1986. about his time in the LC with all the away,” he says. “It is becoming more Hospital as medical resident 1964-65,
surgical masters —Drs. Lahey, Cattell and more available in the expansion endocrinology-Dr. George Bell, der-
Peter W. Marcello (CRS’97) returned of specialty service.”
to Lahey Clinic this summer to join and others. Best to the Clinic. matology- Dr. Fromer. Currently prac-
the Department of Colorectal Jai G. Parekh (IM’97) is finishing up Ingeborg E. Sepp (IM’64) retired ticing endocrinology in Bangkok.
Surgery. For the past two previous his 2nd year of Ophthalmology at from medical practice 2 1/2 years ago. Malcolm C. Veidenheimer (CRS)
years, he was Staff Surgeon, Depart- Boston University Medical Center. Issa M. Shamonki (GYN’75) discon- spends half time at Hilton Head. No
ment of Colorectal Surgery at Cleve- “Can’t wait to be done!,” he says. “My tinued OB/GYN Practice in Assisted surgical practice. Fully retired. Golf,
land Clinic. He and his wife had a medicine training has been a terrific Reproductive Technologies. My son, kayaking, Audubon, beach walks, for-
baby girl, Bianca, on January 10, 1998. asset! Hello to my LC colleagues!” who was three years old when I was at eign affairs seminars—what a great
Maureen F. Martin (GS’87) was for- Sowhey Park (GS’63) retired 12 years the Lahey Clinic 1974-’75, is now an life!
merly Professor of Surgery and Direc- following MI. Enjoying golf and MD and doing his residency in Albert H. Voegele (IM’47) is still prac-
tor of Transplantation at University of grandchildren like the others. Look Burlington, Vt., in OB/GYN, then ticing about half, because he enjoys it-
Iowa. Has relocated to Des Moines as back with fond memory the good old infertility. Still residing with my fami- his vocation. He plays golf and gin
Director of Transplantation and days at the Lahey. Wish it to prosper ly in California and enjoying what the rummy the rest of the time.
Hepatobiliary Surgery with the Iowa ever more for all those who seek best place has to offer.
Joseph F. Walsh (GS’50) has been
Health System. Serves on Editorial of medical/surgical care. Coralie Shaw (DR) is Professor of retired since 1981. Still healthy. Activ-
Board of Transplant and elected Philip F. Parshley (GS’61) is still in Diagnostic Radiology at Yale Universi- ities include golf, fishing and travel.
Councillor of ASTS (American Soci- practice of General Surgery, Medical ty School of Medicine and Governor
ety of Transplant Surgeons). for the State of Connecticut for the John K. Webb (GS’46) is now retired
Director of regional Burn Center, from surgery but keeps up his interest
Pedro G. Meneses (PS’98) just com- and Clinical Professor, Oregon American College of Chest Physi-
cians. She will be President of the in all phases of medicine.
pleted a craniofacial surgery fellow- Health Sc.U.
ship with Dr. Daniel Marchac in Paris, Association of Program Directors in Stephen Weinrib (END’96) has been
William G. Peacher (NS’43) is semi- Radiology in the year 2000. in a private solo practice for 1 1/2
France. retired at 84 but still at the office
Harry A. Smith (ORS’58) has been years, endocrine only. He needs a
Eugene Mironoff (GS’60) is still prac- every day. “I do neurology now,” he partner. Anyone interested, please
ticing medicine and skiing. Last year’s says, “No surgery due to my age. semi-retired for the past 1 1/2 year
from orthopaedics. Working part- contact him. (935 So. Perry St., Mont-
trips were to India and Mexico. Health fair. Have my own office and gomery, AL 36104 or 334/264-0231).
also do part-time work for Allied time in the local Veterans Administra-
Scherazad Musaphir (N’96) moved to tion Hospital. Has three daughters His clinical training at Lahey under
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in June Health Care.” Drs. Cushing, Guay, et al. has been
and two young grandchildren.
1999. Misses being part of the Lahey Herbert D. Prawius (END’94) left his Spends free time doing gardening excellent foundation for practice.
care team very much! practice in Erie, Pa., in 1997 to serve and fly fishing. William L. Wood (OTO’50) is retired
Homer S. Musgrave (AN’50) retired as a medical missionary in rural from active practice – ENT – head &
Kenya. He is currently the only doc- Morris Soled (IM, FP’55) passed the
in 1986 and is enjoying his five grand- 1998 Board Exam of the American neck surgery. Now investigator for
children – three girls in Los Alamos tor at the Tei Wa Jesu Clinic, which low level intensity laser for muscu-
serves indigent subsistence farmers in Board of Quality and Utilization
and girl and boy (twins) in Boulder, Review Physicians and served four loskeletal pain for FDA approval.
CO. Working in N.M. Museum outside Muruu, north of Nairobi.
Anyone interested can contact him at years as part-time quality reviewer at William Q. Wu (NS’49) is author of
National History. Christ Hospital in Jersey City, N.J. autobiography, Monsoon Season, pub-
P.O. Box 49, Mwingi, Kenya, E. Africa.
Deborah J. Neumann (CD’97) has William C. Stone (CRS’76) retired lished by UniStar Publishing Inc., Las
joined a private practice in Burling- Eulogio H. Rectra (IM’68) closed his Vegas, Nevada.
24-year practice at Lewis County in from the active practice of medicine
ton, Mass., doing internal medicine and surgery December 1998. James S. Wu (CRS’94) is Staff Sur-
and cardiology. 1995. Has joined the cardiology prac-
tice of Drs. James Willis and David Reuben Stutch (ORS’47) says, “Still geon, Colorectal Surgery, Henry Ford
Manouchehr F. Nezhad (GE’62) Autecol at 826 Washington Street, alive!” Hospital, Detroit, since July 1998.
retired on July 1 after a 34-year prac- Watertown, NY. I am doing strictly George G. Young (GS’52) attended
tice in internal medicine and gas- Yoshiro Takaoka (NS’71) has been at
office-based type of practice with the Ohio MetroHealth Medical Cen- his 60th medical school reunion in
troenterology in Waterbury, CT. His “time to smell the roses.” Augusta in May 1998.
son, Steven, who is in second year IM ter in Cleveland for 26 years and
residency, has applied for GI Fellow- Hyman J. Roberts (IM’51) recently Director, Cerebrovascular Surgery
ship at Lahey Clinic. published his fifteenth title and two and Microsurgery of the Division of
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IN THE MAILBAG from page 5
that Dr. Poppen was a catcher with these numerous students and residents and
and worked under Harriet James in Aller- guys in the minor leagues! was very active in civic affairs. Now I am
gy, who was a handsome woman and a ...I left the Clinic with misgivings... enjoying retirement in Orlando, but still
brilliant physician. I shall always remem- and returned to my home area, a small com- keep active in consulting work. Recently,
ber her as a warm and considerate teacher. munity of about 25,000 people, Pottsville, I published two paperback books for the
I remember making rounds at the the county seat in the coal region of Penn- laity, both having to do with elderly and
Baptist Hospital, caring for Sara Jordan’s sylvania. I became their youngest chief of wellness thesis of keeping “younger and
patients, who were all VIPs, and how medicine in a Catholic hospital and a prin- stronger.”
demanding she was on the lowly fellow. cipal force in developing it into the best hos- ...My years at the Clinic were some
The late night rounds with Jim Poppen pital in the area. of the best of my life.
were classic experiences. One anecdote I During my 45 years there, I became
must tell: I think there was a World Series president of the Pennsylvania Heart Associ- Best regards,
game at Fenway Park, a stone’s throw from ation and chairman of their research com- Norman Wall
us, and a group of players came to the mittee and published many medical articles, (IM’47)
Clinic looking for “Big Jim.” We found out especially on anthracosilicosis. I trained
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