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					                              The            Alumni                                        News from the
                                                                                           Lahey Clinic


         NEWSLETTER                                                                        Medical Center
                                                                                           Alumni Association

                                                                                           Fall 1999


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
Councilors
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.
                                                                                             Thirteenth Annual
James A. Dolphin, M.D.
Thomas G. Elias, M.D.
                                                                                           David P. Boyd Lecture
Bernard J. Ficarra, M.D.
N. Kenneth Furlong, M.D.
                                           Alumni
                                           The
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James F. Gleason, M.D.
Luther W. Gray, Jr., M.D.
                                        Association                   M EDICAL
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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.
                                                 Executive Director
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.
Nasry J. Stefan, M.D.                                                                          Burlington, Mass.
John S. Stehlin, Jr., M.D.
James J. Tenn, M.D.                              41 Mall Road                            Continental Breakfast 7:00 am
Nicholas P. Teresi, M.D.                     Burlington, MA 01805
Frank L. Weakley, M.D.                           781-744-8764                                   Lecture 7:30 am
Benjamin W. White, M.D.                                                                   For more information, call the
Stella B. Yen, M.D.
                                                    E-mail:
                                            LCMC.Alumni@Lahey.org                        Alumni Office at 781-744-8764
                       *deceased

2 s     ALUMNI NEWS                                                                                              FALL     1999
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-
                                              tecotomies (laproscopic
       “We had no hot showers,” he says.
                                              equipment was not avail-
“We ate all kinds of weird stuff and were
                                              able).
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
were sweating.”
                                              people and see my results. It
       Nonetheless, Nepomnayshy found
                                              reenergized me; it made
the experience rewarding. A veteran to
                                              surgery fun.”
medical missions, having gone to the
Ukraine and Romania while still a med-
                                              Volunteer
ical student, he found the trip “adven-
                                              Opportunities




                                                                                                                                                     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
group effort.”
                                                      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
                                                                                                                 Department of
the population is too poor to pay for        David J. McEneaney, MD            Sonal N. Pandya, MD
                                                                                                                 Interventional
                                             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
                                             Department of
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.
                                                                                                                               Society.
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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                                                    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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