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optimism and                                                 our antiquated learning spaces and become a hub
                                                             that brings together all learners on our campus.
                                                                                                                        DukeMed alumni news
                                                                                                                        is published three times a year by
                                                                                                                        the Duke Medical Alumni Association.   2
                                                                                                                                                                    in brief
                                                                                                                                                                    Mary E. Klotman, T’76,                                                                                                                  22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 feaTUreS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 John A. Feagin Jr., MD’61,

ambition in                                                     Our recognized excellence in research is distinctive
                                                             because we have strengths across the entire con-
                                                                                                                        Issues are available online at
                                                                                                                        medalum.duke.edu.
                                                                                                                                                                    MD’80, HS’80-’85, will return
                                                                                                                                                                    to Duke this spring as chair of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 is honored for his dedica-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tion to Duke University and

our new World
                                                                                                                        Your comments, ideas, and letters           the Department of Medicine.                                                                                                                  its Department of Athletics,
                                                             tinuum of basic discovery, clinical and translational      to the editor are welcome.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Division of Orthopedic Surgery,
                                                             research, and community and global application.            Please contact us at:
                                                                                                                                                               3    R. Sanders “Sandy Williams,                                                                                                                  and Duke Sports Medicine.
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                                                             And I believe our research enterprise will continue                                                    MD’74, HS’77-80, senior vice
   The tumultuous economic and financial events of                                                                      512 S. Mangum St., Suite 400
                                                                                                                                                                    chancellor for academic affairs,                                                                                                        24   DukeMed welcomes seven
                                                             to flourish, through aggressive efforts to bring           Durham, NC 27701-3973                                                                                                                                                                    new Medical Alumni Council
the past 18 months have created unprecedented                                                                           e-mail: dukemed@mc.duke.edu                 will leave Duke in March to
                                                             people together in new ways, spur greater cross-                                                                                                                                                                                                    members.
challenges for medical schools throughout the coun-                                                                                                                 become the new president
                                                                                                                        Jenny Jones
try. I am extremely proud of everyone associated
                                                             departmental, institute, and center collaborations,        Director
                                                                                                                                                                    of the J. David Gladstone                                                                                                               26   The Dudley family—
                                                                                                                                                                    Institutes in San Francisco.                                                                                                                descendants of Raymond D.
                                                             and recruit premier investigators who can catalyze


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with the Duke University School of Medicine for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Adams, MD’37—establishes
                                                             various disciplines around scientific challenges.          editor                                                                                                                                                                                   scholarship fund.
coming together and helping us successfully navi-
                                                                The clinical enterprise for which Duke is known         Marty Fisherisher
gate through the acute phase of a seismic change in
                                                             nationally and internationally continues to be very        contributing Writers                                                                                                                                                                28   Medical students start heart
the environment in which we work.                                                                                       Bernadette Gillis, Jim Rogalski
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 genetics clinic.
                                                             strong despite uncertainties related to reimburse-
                                 I recently had the
                              opportunity to share my
                                                             ment and the open questions about what will
                                                             become of efforts for healthcare reform.
                                                                                                                        Graphic Designer
                                                                                                                        David Pickel                                                                                      Brenda Armstrong, WC’70,
                              enthusiasm and ambition                                                                   photography                                                                                        MD, HS’75-’79, has brought
                                                                Holes are being dug, and steel will soon come                                                                                                              scientific rigor to the process
                              for the future of our school                                                              Duke Photography
                                                             out of the ground for our new Cancer Center and            Jared Lazarus                                                                                      of finding potential students
                              with faculty and staff in my                                                              Michael Marsland                                                                                   who are capable of brilliance
                                                             Duke Medicine Pavilion, both of which will serve to                                                                                                           to fill the coveted 100 slots in
                              annual State of the School                                                                Kevin Seifert
                                                             transform Duke’s clinical enterprise and enable our                                                                                                           each School of Medicine class.
                              address. Moving forward                                                                   Produced by the Office of
                                                             renowned clinical faculty to continue improving the
                              begins by accepting that

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                                                             lives of our patients.                                     Copyright Duke University
                              the environment in which                                                                  Health System, 2010.
                                                                So, as I said in my address to faculty, I continue to                                          4    More than 600 Duke medi-
                              we now work is funda-                                                                     MCOC- 7196
                                                             be very optimistic about the future of our school as                                                   cal alumni, their families, and
                              mentally different. It is no                                                                                                          friends attended Medical
                                                             we adapt for success in the economic environment
                              longer an anomaly, but is                                                                                                             Alumni Weekend in October.
                                                             in which we now live. There is great joy in doing
                              the new norm.
                                 To be sure, the chal-
                                                             remarkable work in a remarkable place.                                                            6    A committee of 25 alumni will                                                                                                           29   Class Notes
                                                                                                                                                                    lead the fundraising effort for
                                                                Let me just close by saying that the tragic events
                              lenges are significant, but                                                                                                           a new learning center for the                                                                                                           37   House Staff
                                                             of the past many weeks in Haiti have served, again,                                                    School of Medicine.
I believe we are uniquely positioned to thrive and
become even stronger in what many may view as
                                                             to bring out the best in the people of our school.                                                                                                                                                                                             38   Obituaries
                                                             Responding to the horrific suffering and tragedy                                                  7    The 2009 reunion gift program
an impossibly difficult time. There is every reason to                                                                                                              was a resounding success
                                                             there, volunteers from Duke have traveled to Haiti to                                                  thanks to generous and dedi-
believe that through innovation, creativity, collabora-
                                                             provide assistance, and our first official Duke medi-                                                  cated alumni!
tion, and a lot of hard work, we can become THE
                                                             cal relief team has just returned from 10 days there.
medical school that continues to push ahead while



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                                                                The medical needs in Haiti will continue to be
others struggle.
                                                             very serious for a very long time, and I expect we
   Within the three primary missions of the school—
                                                             will find other ways to help out in the future. But
education, research, and patient care—we continue
                                                             already our faculty, staff, and students have made
to innovate and differentiate ourselves. Under the
                                                             a real difference, and I am very proud of their com-
leadership of Vice Dean for Education Ed Buckley                                                                                                                                                                 DukeMed alums are branching out into alternative careers to
                                                             passionate efforts.
we are working on creative approaches to interdis-                                                                                                                                                               make a difference beyond the bedside
ciplinary learning, exploration of high-tech teaching
                                                             Sincerely,
methods such as virtual environments and compe-
tency-based video gaming, and what we believe
to be an entirely unique new Primary Care Leader-                                                                                                              Victor J. Dzau, MD                               nancy andrews, MD, phD                     Scott Gibson                                   billy newton
ship Track within the school that we plan to offer                                                                                                             Chancellor for Health Affairs, Duke University   Dean, Duke University School of Medicine   Executive Vice Dean, Administration,           Vice Dean for Finance and Resource Planning,
                                                             Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD                                                                         President and Chief Executive Officer,           Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs,      Duke University School of Medicine             Duke University School of Medicine
students in the 2011 academic year.                                                                                                                            Duke University Health System                    Duke University
                                                             Dean, Duke University School of Medicine                                                                                                                                                      augustus Grant, MD, phD                        eugene oddone, MD, MHSc
   All of these initiatives, and others, will be housed
                                                             Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs                                                                 r. Sanders Williams, MD                          edward buckley, MD                         Vice Dean, Faculty Enrichment,                 Vice Dean, Clinical Research,
in our new Learning Center that is quickly advancing                                                                                                           Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs      Vice Dean, Medical Education,              Duke University School of Medicine             Duke University School of Medicine
                                                             Professor, Pediatrics                                                                             Senior Advisor for International Affairs,        Duke University School of Medicine
through the planning and architectural design phas-          Professor, Pharmacology and Cancer Biology                                                        Duke University                                                                             Sally Kornbluth, phD
es. I hope we will be ready to break ground later in                                                                                                                                                            Michael cuffe, MD                          Vice Dean, Basic Sciences, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Vice Dean for Medical Affairs,             Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic
2010. This ultra-modern Learning Center will replace                                                                                                                                                            Duke University School of Medicine         Planning, Duke University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Vice President for Medical Affairs,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Duke University Health System


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Klotman named                                                                                  interests in geriatric medicine as the direc-
                                                                                               tor for the Duke Center for the Study of         Sandy Williams
Duke’s chair                                                                                   Aging and Human Development.                     leaving Duke
                                                                                                 Klotman’s research interests are focused
of Medicine                                                                                    on the molecular pathogenesis of Human           for Gladstone
  Mary E. Klotman, T’76, MD’80, HS’80-          man’s creative, visionary, and successful
                                                                                               Immunodeficiency Virus 1 (HIV-1) infec-
                                                                                               tion. Among many important contribu-             institutes
’85, chief of the Division of Infectious Dis-   leadership “has earned her the respect of      tions to this field, Klotman and her team
eases and co-director of the Global Health      leaders in academic medicine throughout                                                         When R. Sanders “Sandy” Williams,
                                                                                               demonstrated that HIV resides in and
& Emerging Pathogens Institute at Mount         the country. I couldn’t be more pleased                                                         MD’74, HS’77-’80, senior vice chancellor
                                                                                               evolves separately in kidney cells, a critical
Sinai School of Medicine, has been named        that she has accepted this critically im-                                                       for academic affairs at Duke University,
the chair of the Department of Medicine         portant role.”                                                                                  leaves in March to become the new
for Duke University School of Medicine.           An accomplished scientist and clinician,               “I am deeply honored                   president of The J. David Gladstone              accepts the status quo as good enough
  Klotman is the first woman named to           Klotman held the position of chief of the                                                       Institutes in San Francisco, he’ll carry         for our science or for our patients.”
                                                                                                         to be returning to the                 with him a storied history in the Duke             Williams became dean of the Duke
the prestigious position. She becomes           Division of Infectious Diseases at Mount
the only female chair of a department of        Sinai for the past 13 years, and more                   institution that provid-                University School of Medicine.                   University School of Medicine in 2001
medicine at a top ten medical school in         recently was named co-director of Mount                  ed the foundation for                     As a student, clinical fellow, laboratory     and was named senior vice chancellor for
                                                          Sinai’s Global Health and Emerg-                                                      post-doc, faculty member, dean, senior           academic affairs in 2007. In September
                                                                                                            my career, especially               administrator, and inaugural dean for the        2008 he took on the additional role of
                                                          ing Pathogens Institute, a pro-                                                                                                                                                        of the basic sciences and medical
                                                          gram designed to translate basic                one with such a long-                 Duke-National University of Singapore            senior advisor for international strategy       education in concert with Duke’s widely
                                                          science discoveries into clinical                standing tradition of                Graduate Medical School, Williams                for Duke University in which he advised         known and recognized clinical enterprise.
                                                          therapeutics for newly emerging                                                       remains one of the most important figures        President Richard H. Brodhead, PhD, and           “In addition to being an outstanding
                                                                                                         striving for excellence                in the history of the School of Medicine.        Provost Peter Lange, PhD, on university
                                                          and re-emerging infectious dis-                                                                                                                                                        scientist and leader of Duke Medicine,
                                                          eases. Prior to this appointment                  and setting national                   His relationship with Duke is not             initiatives outside the United States.          Sandy Williams has been an extraordinary
                                                          in 2007, she had served as direc-                      standards . . .”               something he plans to leave behind.                He is a decorated researcher who has          citizen of Duke University,” says Brodhead.
                                                          tor of the Emerging Pathogens                                   Mary E. Klotman          “Duke has been my home for most of            made significant contributions to the             Victor J. Dzau, MD, chancellor for
                                                          Center. She is also a professor of                                                    my adult life—26 of the past 40 years,”          understanding of how cardiovascular             health affairs and CEO, Duke University
                                                          medicine and microbiology and                                                         Williams says. “I’ll always be a loyal alumnus   disease develops. Williams discovered           Health System, calls Williams “a driving
                                                          associate professor of gene and                                                       and will seek opportunities to support and       genes, proteins, and pathways that              force behind the continued growth
                                                                                               step in HIV-associated kidney disease. Her
                                                          cell medicine at Mount Sinai.                                                         advance this university and medical school       control the development and proliferation       and recognized excellence of Duke
                                                                                               research group has also determined the
                                                            Klotman holds the distinction                                                       that have given me so much.”                     of cardiac and skeletal muscle cells. He        Medicine. While we are losing a great
                                                                                               role of soluble host factors involved in an
                                                          of being a “triple Dukie,” having                                                        Williams recently pledged $100,000            defined basic principles about how these        friend and colleague, I’m quite certain
                                                                                               innate immune response to HIV in an ef-
                                                          earned her undergraduate (zool-                                                       toward the planned School of Medicine            cells adapt to changes brought on by            that Gladstone found the ideal person to
                                                                                               fort to improve prevention strategies.
                                                          ogy) and medical degrees from                                                         learning center, a project he helped to          stresses such as exercise, and diseases         take their research enterprise to the next
                                                                                                 “In addition to her outstanding aca-
                                                          Duke, and having completed her                                                        successfully champion.                           including congestive heart failure.             level,”he says.
                                                                                               demic leadership credentials, Dr. Klotman
                                                          residency and a fellowship in                                                            “I am grateful for the opportunities            In addition, Williams’ time at Duke has         The J. David Gladstone Institutes is
                                                                                               has demonstrated strong management
                                                          infectious diseases in the Depart-                                                    to learn and to serve that Duke has              been highlighted by his progressive efforts     an independent, non-profit biomedical
                                                                                               skills and a keen ability to successfully
                                                          ment of Medicine. She also                                                            presented to me, and for the lifelong            to advance women and minorities as              research institute affiliated with the
                                                                                               address the many challenges to the clinical
                                                          served as assistant professor of                                                      friendships I found here,” he says. “Duke        students and faculty within the school,         University of California.
                                                                                               care mission,” said William J. Fulkerson,
                                                          medicine for five years at Duke                                                       sets the highest standards and never             and to emphasize the strategic importance
Mary E. Klotman                                                                                Jr., MD, HS’87, B’02, senior vice president
                                                          before moving to the National        for clinical affairs for the Duke University
the United States. She will assume her                  Institutes of Health where she was     Health System. “The Department of
                                                a member of the Public Health Service
new role in the first quarter of this year.
  “I am deeply honored to be returning to       and worked in the Laboratory of Tumor
                                                                                               Medicine at Duke is one of the key drivers
                                                                                               of the continued excellence of the Duke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dean andrews
the institution that provided the founda-
tion for my career, especially one with
                                                Cell Biology under the direction of Dr.
                                                Robert C. Gallo.
                                                                                               University Health System and (Dean)                                                                                  Visits More alumni
                                                                                               Nancy (Andrews) and I look forward to
such a long-standing tradition of striving        Klotman succeeds Harvey Jay Cohen,           the contributions she will make.”                                                                                    at ‘closer’ events
for excellence and setting national stan-       MD, HS’65-’67, ’69-’71, who has been             The Department of Medicine is the                                                                                  Dean Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD, continues to
dards in all aspects of research, training      a faculty member at Duke for 38 years          School of Medicine’s largest department.                                                                             visit with alumni as part of a series of events called
and clinical care,” Klotman said.               and has served in numerous leadership            Klotman is married to Paul E. Klotman,                                                                             Closer to You: A Dialogue with Nancy Andrews.
  Duke University School of Medicine            positions in the Department of Medicine        MD, HS’76-’82, and they have two sons.                                                                               Her most recent visits—to Charlotte, Asheville,
Dean Nancy Andrews, MD, PhD, says Klot-         during the past 10 years, including interim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    New York, and Washington, D.C.—
                                                chair, vice chair, and as chair since 2006.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    took place late last summer and fall.
                                                Cohen will continue to pursue his research

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Medical alumni Weekend                                                                              1 Matthew J. Kan, MSII; Dean Nancy C. An-
                                                                                                      drews, MD, PhD; James G. Wyngaarden, MD
                                                                                                    2 R. C. “Bucky” Waters
                                                                                                                                                    5 William G. Anlyan, MD, Duke Univer-
                                                                                                                                                      sity chancellor emeritus; Mrs. Nancy
                                                                                                                                                      R. Shaw, WC’70, L’73; Mrs. Ruth Dzau
                                                                                                    3 K.D. Weeks Jr., MD’74; Ruby L. Wilson,        6 Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Chambers,
More than 600 Duke medical alumni, their families, and friends attended Medical Alumni                EdD’69, RN, FAAN, former dean, Duke             MD’52, HS’54-’56; Dr. and Mrs. D.
Weekend in October. Highlights of the weekend included the Davison Club 40th Anniver-                 University School of Nursing                    Parker Moore, Jr., MD’52; Dr. and
sary Celebration, the Medical Alumni Association Awards Luncheon, a celebration of the              4 Navid Pourtaheri, G’08, MSII; Anna Corliss;     Mrs. Spencer S. Brewer, MD’52,
life of Dr. David Sabiston, the launch of the fundraising campaign for a new learning center          Sue Uhlman; Mark Uhlman; Matthew Uhl-           HS’54-‘56
for the School of Medicine, breakfast with Dean Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD, class din-                 man, MSIV; Melissa Uhlman; Emily Giles;
ners, campus tours, and educational and social events.                                                and E. Philip Lehman, MSIV
                                                                                                                                                                                                       11                                           12


                                                                                                                                                                                                                 7 Jonathan D. Dewey, MSIII; Wenjing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Liu, T’07, MSIII; Pavel Rodriguez,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   MSIII; Samantha M. Wagner, MSIII;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and Barry Givens.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 8 Kenneth G. Gould Jr., T’50, MD’54;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Anne F. Yudell; Robert B. Yudell,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   T’50, MD’54; Giles Yancey Mebane,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   T’51, MD’54
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 9 Sally Ann B. Addison, N’60; Paula E.
                                           01                                                  02                                              03                                            13             14     Malone, MSIV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 10 R. Sanders “Sandy” Williams,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MD’74, HS’77-’80, senior vice chan-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cellor for academic affairs; Edward
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    W. Holmes, MD, HS’70-’71, ’73-’74;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dean Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chancellor Victor J. Dzau, MD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 11 Oren J. Cohen, MD’87; Richard A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sarner, T’79, MD’83; Anthony J.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “Joon” Yun, MD’94; Thomas G.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rainey, T’70, MD’74;
                                                                                               04                                              05                                            15             16   12 Current Duke House Staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    attending Charting Your Course
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    in Medicine event
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 13 Chancellor Victor J.Dzau, MD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 14 Toast to the new School of Medi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cine Learning Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 15 Distinguished Faculty Award recipi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ent Joseph O. Moore, MD, HS’75-‘77
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 16 Distinguished Alumna Award
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    recipient Pamela B. Davis, MD’74,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PhD’73, HS’73-‘75
                                           06                                                  07                                              08                                                 17        18   17 Joe Moore and family
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 18 Ama Buskwofie, MSIII
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 19 Margaret B. Sudarshan, T’90,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MD’99; Sunil Sudarshan, T’95,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MD’99; Distinguished Alumnus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Award recipient W. Marston
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Linehan, MD, HS’74-’82; G. Byron
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hodge Jr., MD’78, HD’77-’79,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ’80-‘83; Tracey Rouault, MD’77,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HS’77-‘82
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 20 Ilya Y. Shadrin, MSI, entertaining
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    children at KidFest
                                                      09                                                                   10                                                                19             20


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research Gets                                                                                lombardi to                                      2009 reunion Giving
a boost                                                                                      Speak at Second                                  A heartfelt thank you to all the DukeMed alumni who helped make the 2009 reunion
Duke University’s research                                                                   annual berend                                    gift program a success!
received a huge boost in                                                                                                                        The reunion classes who attended Medical Alumni Weekend in October raised a total
grant support—a total of                                                                     orthopedic                                       of $729,746 in support of Duke Medicine. That’s a 67 percent increase over the 2004
$159 million—through the
American Recovery and
                                                                                             Symposium                                        reunion. Reuniting classes had an overall participation rate of 41 percent.
                                                                                                                                                Half Century Club gifts to Duke Medicine totaled $1,145,918.
Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Although the stimulus
                                                                                                Orthopedic surgeon Adolph V. Lombardi         1959 (50TH)                                 1984 (25TH)                               2010 reunion
funding is only short term, it
                                                                                             Jr., MD, FACS, co-designer of the Maxim
                                                                                             and Vanguard knee systems, will be the
                                                                                                                                              Class Agent: Edward G. Bowen, MD            Class Agent: David L. Feldman, MD         Volunteers
has fueled lots of important                                                                                                                  Gift Participation: 84%                     Gift Participation: 39%
                                                                                             visiting professor at the second annual          Davison Club & Medical Annual               Davison Club & Medical Annual Fund Sup-   The Duke Medical Alumni Association has
research projects across
                                                                                             Emily Berend Adult Reconstruction                  Fund Support: $36,693                       port: $43,825                           developed a network of class committee
the School of Medicine and
                                                                                             Symposium in the Human Fresh Tissue                                                                                                    chairs to facilitate communication and
resulted in 166 jobs being                                                                                                                    Total Duke Medicine Support: $150,000       Total Duke Medicine Support: $147,725
                                                                                             Laboratory at Duke on April 16-17, 2010                                                                                                interaction between medical alumni, the
retained or added across the university.                                                                                                      Total Davison Club Members: 18                Total Davison Club Members: 7
                                                                                                This will be the second year of the                                                                                                 School of Medicine, and the Medical
   “NIH funding has been flat for six
                                                                                             symposium, which features lectures on            1964 (45TH)                                 1989 (20TH)                               Alumni Association. If you have any
years—the longest plateau in its history—
even though the costs of research have        25 alumni Will                                 timely topics in hip and knee arthroplasty
                                                                                             and live demonstrations on the latest
                                                                                                                                              Class Agent: Frank T. Hannah, MD            Class Agent: Lynne A. Skaryak, MD Gift    questions about your 2010 class reunion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    or are interested in becoming a volunteer,
continued to rise,” says Dean Nancy
Andrews, MD, PhD. “Our faculty’s success
                                              lead fund                                      operative techniques.
                                                                                                                                              Gift Participation: 46%
                                                                                                                                              Davison Club & Medical Annual
                                                                                                                                                                                            Participation: 36%
                                                                                                                                                                                          Davison Club & Medical Annual             please contact your reunion class chair,
in competing for these grants is helping      raising for new                                   Brothers and joint replacement surgeons,
                                                                                             Mike Berend, MD’92, HS’92-’98, and
                                                                                                                                                Fund Support: $57,288                       Fund Support: $13,451                   listed below.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    please mark your calendars for
us maintain our commitment to excellence                                                                                                      Total Duke Medicine Support: $65,000        Total Duke Medicine Support: $14,931
in research and the education of future       learning center                                Keith Berend, MD’97, HS’97-’02,
                                                                                             established the symposium in 2009 to
                                                                                                                                                Total Davison Club Members: 10              Total Davison Club Members: 8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    reunion 2010, october 14-17!
physicians, health care scholars, and basic   Twenty-five alumni leaders have signed on      honor their late mother, Emily Berend,                                                                                                 1960
and clinical research scientists.                                                                                                             1969 (40TH)                                 1994 (15TH)
                                              as members of a committee to help raise        who they say was supportive of their Duke                                                                                               Edwin T. Preston Jr., Chapel Hill, N.C.
   Faculty submitted a whopping 854           $15 million towards construction of a new                                                       Class Agent: James L. Bierfeld, MD          Class Agent: Amy P. Abernethy, MD
                                                                                             education and training.                                                                                                                1965
proposals, 248 of which had been funded       learning center for the School of Medicine.                                                     Gift Participation: 41%                     Gift Participation: 41%
                                                                                                Also, visiting professor Lombardi will con-                                                                                          Galen S. Wagner, Durham, N.C.
as of October. Duke currently ranks fifth       Co-chairing the committee will be                                                             Davison Club & Medical Annual               Davison Club & Medical Annual
                                                                                             duct cadaveric surgery demonstrations and
nationally in National Institutes of Health   Jonathan D. Christenbury, MD’81, HS’81-                                                           Fund Support: $25,817                       Fund Support: $15,839                   1970
                                                                                             lead lectures and panel discussions.
Funding. The Fourth Congressional                                                                                                             Total Duke Medicine Support: $60,392        Total Duke Medicine Support: $16,494       Dale W. Caughey Jr., Wilmington, N.C.
                                              ’85, of Charlotte, N.C., and R. Sanders           To learn more about the adult
District of North Carolina, which includes    “Sandy” Williams, MD’74, HS’77-’80,                                                             Total Davison Club Members: 12              Total Davison Club Members: 4             1975
                                                                                             reconstruction symposium, contact
Durham, Orange, and part of Wake              former faculty member, dean, and senior                                                                                                                                                David Jay Goodkind, Branford, Conn.
                                                                                             Carolina Manson at 919-668-4732 or
counties, ranks third nationally in federal   vice chancellor for academic affairs.                                                           1974 (35TH)                                 1999 (10TH)
                                                                                             carolina.manson@duke.edu or                                                                                                            1980
research funding.                             Williams will be leaving Duke in February                                                       Class Agent: Michael B. Shipley, MD         Class Agents: Sunil Sudarshan, MD
                                                                                             Michael Bolognesi, MD’98, HS’98-’03,                                                                                                    Chalmers M. Nunn Jr., Lynchburg, Va.
   The new funding will go towards            for a post at the J. David Gladstone                                                            Gift Participation: 41%                        Margaret B. Sudarshan, MD
                                                                                             at 919-668-4732 or michael.bolognesi@                                                                                                  1985
research in a wide variety of areas,          Institutes in San Francisco (see article on                                                     Davison Club & Medical Annual Fund Sup-     Gift Participation: 27%
                                                                                             duke.edu.                                                                                                                               Robert F. St. Peter, Mission Hills, Kans.
including genetic risk factors for            page 3), but he plans to stay involved as a                                                       port: $57,297                             Davison Club & Medical Annual
heart disease, comparisons of cardiac         volunteer.                                                                                      Total Duke Medicine Support: $176,350         Fund Support: $6,047                    1990
diagnostic tests, new treatments for                                                                                                                                                                                                 Shauna Tilly Farmer, Chapel Hill, N.C.
                                                Click here to see a list of other steering                                                    Total Davison Club Members: 14              Total Duke Medicine Support: $12,280
methamphetamine abuse, a vaccine              committee members.                                                                                                                          Total Davison Club Members: 8             1995
against nicotine, glaucoma prevention,          For more information about the learning                                                       1979 (30TH)                                                                            Ravi N. Samy, Loveland, Ohio
links between Alzheimer’s disease and the     center and how you can support it,                                                              Class Agent: Robert P. Drucker, MD          2004 (5TH)
environment, spina bifida prevention, and                                                                                                                                                                                           2000
                                              please visit medalum.duke.edu and click                                                         Gift Participation: 35%                     Class Agent: Charles D. Scales, MD         Swati Agarwal, Falls Church, Va.
how DNA copies itself and incorporates        on “New Learning Center” or Melodye                                                             Davison Club & Medical Annual               Gift Participation: 11%
new genetic information.                                                                                                                                                                                                            2005
                                              Hendrix, director of development for the                                                          Fund Support: $38,941                     Davison Club & Medical Annual
   For more information about recent                                                                                                                                                                                                 Saumil M. Chudgar, Durham, N.C.
                                              School of Medicine, at 919-667-2514 or                                                          Total Duke Medicine Support: $58,475          Fund Support: $10,525
ARRA awards to Duke please visit              melodye.hendrix@duke.edu.                                                                                                                                                               For general questions about Medical
                                                                                                                                                Total Davison Club Members: 10            Total Duke Medicine Support: $10,653
stimulus.ors.duke.edu.                                                                                                                                                                                                              Alumni Weekend, contact Kevin Hirano at
                                                                                                                                                                                          Total Davison Club Members: 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    919-667-2518 or kevin.hirano@duke.edu.


                                                                                             Dr. Adolph Lombardi


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         How
         Duke
         Defines




         Armstrong brings
         science to Duke Med
         Admissions
         WHEN BRENDA ARMSTRONg STEPPED              interviewed clinical and basic sci-
         into her role as dean of admissions ten    ence faculty, administrators, patients,
         years ago, any student or faculty mem-     and parents of patients to develop a
         ber could name the “must haves” for        comprehensive understanding of bril-
         an applicant to Duke or any other top      liance as defined by key stakeholders
         medical school in the country: stellar     at Duke. Then she examined the entire
         academics, an inclination toward science   admissions process—not only how
         and research, and a passion for help-      Duke evaluates potential students, but
         ing people. What armstrong, Wc’70,         how the evaluation process is conduct-
         MD, HS’75-’79, a pediatric cardiologist,   ed, documented, kept consistent, and
         brought to the process is science—and      continuously updated. She also opened
         a unique Duke perspective.                 up the process by diversifying and ex-
         “The faculty said to me, ‘Find those       panding faculty representation on the
         students who are capable of brilliance.’   Executive Admissions Committee. With
         That meant we had to define bril-          the assistance of the dean’s office, she
         liance,” says Armstrong.                   recruited more faculty to the general
         The inclusive, evidence-based approach     Admissions Committee to assist
         she took left no stone unturned. She       in interviewing prospective students.


            BY MARTY FISHER


                                                                                               Brenda Armstrong




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            Duke                                                                                                                                                                                                                                |   COVER STORY

            Defines
            ‘capable of
            brilliance’
                                                                                          noV. 1                                SepT.-feb.                                              MarcH 1                                                     May 15
                                                                       Deadline for Duke to receive                       Selected students are                                  Students are notified                                 National deadline for all
                               JUne 1-ocT. 15                   verified applications from AMCAS                                interviewed on                                    of their acceptance,                                  students to commit to
             Students submit applications through the                                  noV. 15                            Duke’s campus, or by                                 placement on wait list,                                    a school with a non-
               standardized American Medical College                       Deadline to submit the                         regional Duke School                                             or rejection                                     refundable deposit
                          ApplicationService (AMCAS)                Duke supplemental application                                   of Medicine




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      
                                                      
                                                                                                                             750                                                    180                                                     100
                                                                                                                                applicants                                             applicants                            new medical students


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                                                      
                                                                                                                                        Average GPA

                                                                                                                                   Top 5 Undergraduate
                                                                                                                                                              3.77
                                                                                                                                                       Duke, Stanford,
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Gender Diversity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    by THe nUMberS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     51 male
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     49 female

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                                                      
                                                                                                                               Schools Represented Johns Hopkins,
                                                                                                                                                       Dartmouth college,
                                                                                                                                                       University of Michigan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Racial Diversity    50% white
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     50% minority


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                                                                                                                                            Home States      north carolina (11)
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Under-represented       25%
                                                                                                                                            Represented      california (10)                              Minorities in Medicine


                                                                            2,500
                                                                                                                                                             Maryland and
                                                                                                                                                              Washington, D.c. (9)
                                                                                                                                                             florida (7)
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      
                                                                                  applicants                                                              Georgia (7)                                                            =100 student applicants




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                                                     She also opened the Executive Admissions Committee to four
                                                        medical students, who are selected each year by the student
                                                        body. Duke is one of a few medical schools nationally to
                                                                                                                                capable of brilliance would look like to them. Along with
                                                                                                                                the obvious, exceptional GPAs and MCATs, the faculty
                                                                                                                                wanted students who had taken academic chances by choos-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   “We wanted to find those diamonds in the rough,” she
                                                                                                                                                                                                 says, “students who stumbled, who took awhile to figure
                                                                                                                                                                                                 out what was going on, but once they did they came on like



      
     
                                                        include students with a voting voice in admissions. Finally, in         ing difficult courses and those who sought out and excelled      barn burners.”
                                                        1998, Armstrong took the process digital, making Duke the               in scholarly research experiences. Further, the faculty wanted     The most poignant and compelling definition of brilliance
                                                        first medical school in the country to offer an all electronic          to understand the context of students’ lives—did they have       came from a group of patients Armstrong interviewed.
                                                        admissions process.                                                     to work 20 hours a week; were they participating in varsity        Patients told her it wasn’t enough for doctors to be
                                                                                                                                athletics or playing in the band; were they the first in their   smart. They wanted doctors to understand what disease


        
                                                          “The beauty of our system is that it is one of the best exam-
                                                        ples of whole file review in the country,” says Armstrong. “We          family to make it to college; did they have an unusual cul-      does to people.
                                                        are determined to deliver—to the country and the world—a                tural background or life experience that would add diversity       “It takes away their self control. It humbles them. It puts
                                                        group of people who are academically superior, who carry                to Duke and the medical profession?                              their priorities somewhere else, so the other things that are
                                                        with them exceptional humanism, and who have the capability               “We figured that would absolutely be where brilliance is       important in their lives get left behind,” says Armstrong.
                                                                                                                                buried,” says Armstrong. “If they are strong academically        “People said they want the people taking care of them to be


                               5,000
                                                        to be great leaders.”
                                                                                                                                in spite of these other factors, when we get them in medical     in the trenches as a partner. They wanted us to find those stu-
                                                        MANY FACETS OF BRIllIANCE                                               school they’ll be superstars.”                                   dents capable of respect and dignity, those whose life experi-
                                                          Armstrong started with her fellow faculty members, ask-                 Armstrong also wanted a way to see beyond the statistical      ences suggested significant maturity. We have to make sure
                                      applicants        ing a broad and diverse group what a student who was truly              averages and scores that represent student performance.          these people who are coming to us to learn how to be doctors


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            Duke                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          |   COVER STORY

            Defines
            ‘capable of
            brilliance’


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “The duty of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      university is to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                create knowledge.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We have to have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 people who want
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to think through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the problems…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      someone with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  clinical brilliance,
have the humanistic qualities to translate academic firepower
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        investigative
into compassionate medicine.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                brilliance, who is a
gET TINg PERSONAl                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   humanitarian.”
  At about the same time Armstrong began reinventing the                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bill Bradford
Duke medical school admissions process, the Association of
American Medical Colleges established the American Medical
College Application Service (AMCAS), with a standardized
application that it processes, verifies, and sends electronically
to each student’s list of selected schools. The AMCAS applica-
tion covers all standardized test scores; transcripts; academic                                                                           Bill Bradford
history and awards; lists of research, extracurricular, and com-
munity service activities; parents’ educational backgrounds;
and any disciplinary actions. Like most schools, Duke now                                                                              for the Duke medical faculty. The Screening Committee            sion. All children of Duke medical alumni automatically
                                                                    Brenda Armstrong with students Michelle Oboite,
has its own supplemental application that goes beyond the                                                                              members receive both the AMCAS application and the Duke          receive an interview. Of the 5,000 candidates, about
                                                                    Erik Becker, and Lauren Simel
numbers and data provided by AMCAS to evaluate potential                                                                               supplemental application electronically. Each completed          15 percent are invited to interview each year.
students based on unique Duke standards.                                                                                               application is read and evaluated independently by two
                                                                    kind of diverse cultural community that would be cherished
  But if you ask any Duke medical student, “supplemental”                                                                              committee members.
                                                                    by students and faculty alike. Besides, there is no shortage of                                                                     THE INTERVIEW
doesn’t begin to describe the open-ended, six-essay, no-word-                                                                           “We have them do the academic clearance and answer the
                                                                    top-notch applicants willing to go the extra mile—Duke cur-                                                                           Medical school interviews are legendary for producing
limit instrument Armstrong created with input from faculty.                                                                            question, ‘Can this student do the science, and then do they
                                                                    rently receives more than 5,000 AMCAS applications for every                                                                        sweaty-palmed, tongue-tied candidates, and in the days of
  “I applied to 21 medical schools. Duke’s application took                                                                            have the other right stuff—maturity, poise, excellent com-
                                                                    100-slot class. Of those, about 2,500 complete the supplemen-                                                                       Syd Osterhout, MD, founding dean of admissions, Duke’s
me a month or two,” says Michelle Oboite, MSI. “They ask                                                                               munication skills, altruistic inclination, passion—basically,
                                                                    tal application.                                                                                                                    interview was based on that model.
very personal questions about about which relationships have                                                                           would we want them to come to Duke?’” says Armstrong.
                                                                      “I thought ‘Wow! If they are going to read all this, they must                                                                      “Three of us faculty would sit around a table and the ap-
prepared you for a medical career, how you handle ethical                                                                               Bill Bradford, MD, HS’65-’66, a professor of pathology,
                                                                    really care about me as a person and the kind of class they are                                                                     plicant would come in and talk to us. It was like the Spanish
dilemmas, how you deal with failure and grow from failure—                                                                             current vice chair of the 25-member Executive Admissions
                                                                    going to get,” says Jessica Fowler, MSIII. Fowler is now co-                                                                        Inquisition . . . No, it wasn’t really, it was friendly, but I would
things that aspiring medical students don’t often talk about or                                                                        Committee and a member since 1968, says Duke places a
                                                                    president of the Student National Medical Association at Duke                                                                       have been terrorized,” laughs Bradford.
admit to themselves. It was very appealing to think about these                                                                        great deal of weight on scholarly activity.
                                                                    and a member of the Duke Admissions Committee on Minor-                                                                               Kathy Merritt, T’75, G’79, MD’86, HS’87, ’90-’92, a Dur-
things, but hard to write about them. I was proud when                                                                                  “The duty of a university is to create knowledge,” he says.
                                                                    ity Recruitment.                                                                                                                    ham pediatrician and behavioral and developmental specialist
I turned it in!”                                                                                                                       “We have to have people who want to think through the            who now serves on the committee, calls herself a “bent ar-
  The complexity of the Duke supplemental application ini-                                                                             problems . . . someone with clinical brilliance, investigative
                                                                    READINg…AND READINg TO FIND THE RIgHT STuFF                                                                                         row,” someone who took a less than straight path to medicine.
tially was a concern for some. People were worried that the                                                                            brilliance, who is a humanitarian. Our first year is a higher
                                                                     To read and evaluate all those personal essays, Armstrong                                                                          During her admissions interview in 1982 she felt compelled to
best students, those who could choose any school, wouldn’t                                                                             bar than traditional medical schools’ first year. What we’re
                                                                    recruited a large cadre of people considered to be superb                                                                           explain an F in genetics, even though it didn’t show up on her
bother to dig deep for Duke. But most students seem to appre-                                                                          doing is buying that Duke third elective year. So you’ve got
                                                                    readers—medical and university faculty, retired faculty,                                                                            transcript.
ciate that Duke cared to know about them on such an intense                                                                            to be able to hit the ground running.”
                                                                    and laypeople. This Screening Committee includes lawyers,                                                                             “They just listened to me. I didn’t feel judged. I think they
personal level. Armstrong feels she has a duty to protect the                                                                           If both readers agree the student meets Duke’s standards,
                                                                    ethicists, and physicians, some of whom who read Duke                                                                               saw the other things I would bring to the class…Dr. Osterhout
quality of the intellectual and academic environment at Duke                                                                           the student is invited to interview. If two readers disagree,
                                                                    Hospital residency applications and evaluate candidates                                                                             got at some of the same stuff we are trying to get at. He didn’t
and the care provided to Duke patients, as well as create the                                                                          Armstrong reviews the application and makes the final deci-      want a class of every valedictorian from every top notch school


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            How
            Duke                                                                                                                                     To insure balance, there are different advocacies on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   |   COVER STORY

            Defines                                                                                                                                committee—basic scientists, clinicians, researchers, people
            ‘capable of                                                                                                                          who are driven by numbers, people who want to see other
            brilliance’                                                                                                                         strengths. The discussions can often get to a very high pitch.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Brenda Armstrong




in the country . . . He wanted people who have proven in other     chance to live? But finally I just asked ‘Who hit the doors first?’”
ways they have the passion, intellectual capacity, and determi-      Lauren Simel, T’05, MSIV, who was a star forward on the
nation to become a wonderful physician,” says Merritt.             Duke women’s soccer team as an undergraduate and is now
  Armstrong’s predecessor, Lois Pounds Oliver, MD, Duke’s          applying for OB-GYN residencies, has served as a student
second dean of admissions, changed the three-on-one inter-         interviewer and a voting member of the Executive Admissions
view to a one-on-one interview and began to involve students       Committee. As both interviewer and interviewee, she appreci-
as hosts for applicants. Armstrong, who worked closely with        ates what students have to offer the process.
Oliver as assistant dean of admissions, went a step further.         “The Duke interview is different in that they do include stu-
  She divided the interview into two one-on-one interviews         dents. I appreciated it. I felt like the medical students focused
for each candidate, one with a faculty member and one with         on very different things than the faculty in evaluating your po-
a third- or fourth-year medical student. The alpha interview       tential . . . When I’m interviewing I focus on what makes them
is designed to gain insight into a student’s intellectual capac-   human and their potential to be a classmate—I want people
ity, the scholarly research they’ve done, their problem solving    who can engage in medical school rather than just survive it.”
ability, innovation, and creativity. The beta interview gets
at humanism—experiences that show caring and service to            QuANTIFYINg BRIllIANCE
other people, an ability to get along with others, leadership        One of the most powerful changes Armstrong made to the
qualities, and how well they balance academics with having         admissions process was to make every aspect—from applica-
a social life and interests outside of medicine. For students      tion to evaluation—electronic. Along with needing a tool to
who can’t travel to Duke’s campus, medical alumni volunteers       objectively analyze all the data and the subjective evaluations
serve as interviewers for applicants in their region. This year    collected, Armstrong says she had a hidden agenda.                                                                                        Members of the Executive Admissions Committee debate
Duke also became the first medical school in the country to          When she first took over as dean of admissions, she conduct-         admissions, the only one at the time nationally. The website of-   the merits of a potential student. From left are Linton L. Yee,
offer virtual interviews.                                          ed exit interviews with applicants who were accepted at Duke           fered virtual tours of the campus and medical center facilities,   MD, associate professor of pediatrics-pediatric emergency
  Erin Wilfong, who is now in her seventh year of the Duke         but chose another school. The reasons given for not choosing           conversations with current students, and a portal to submit        medicine; Maureen Cullins, director, School of Medicine
medical scientist training program (MSTP) and earning an           Duke had to do with stereotypes about the South, and not just          and track their application online. The website was later ex-      Multiculural Resource Center; and Lawrence Crawford,
MD/PhD while researching the chemical properties that cause        concerns about lingering racism.                                       tended to incorporate the entire admissions review process—        associate professor of medicine-cardiology.
drugs to bind their targets, says that when she walked out of        “Despite the fact that as a research intensive medical center        another national first.
her Duke interview, she was sure she didn’t get in.                we were on par with Harvard, Penn, Stanford, Washington U.,              Working with the IT staff, Armstrong designed and imple-           “The template shows a standardized set of information on
  “It was bizarre,” she remembers. “Usually they ask, ‘Why         and Hopkins, people had concerns about how progressive we              mented an electronic admissions template, which included the       every student,” says longtime committee member Kathie King,
do you want to be a doctor?’”                                      could be located in a small Southern town—people had con-              ideal characteristics for Duke medical students as developed by    MD, professor of anesthesiology emerita. “It makes sure we
  Instead, one of the questions she was asked was “What            cerns about race, gender, and religious biases, cultural diver-        a subset of the admissions committee, which was co-chaired         all are looking at consistent information. Over time, this has
would you do if you were in charge of the emergency room           sity and educational diversity,” says Armstrong. “I thought we         by the late Saul Schanberg, MD, a pharmacologist and pe-           also given us a way to track characteristics that make students
on a Sunday afternoon and two trauma cases rolled in: a            could address these concerns by focused marketing of Duke in           diatrician, and Timothy George, MD, a neurosurgeon. All            successful at Duke.”
drug dealer with multiple gunshot wounds and a pregnant            a different way, by having something no other medical school           applicant data, measurement instruments, and evaluations and         Even the highly subjective interview is reduced to a numerical
woman hemorrhaging from a botched abortion . . . there             in the country had at the time.”                                       scores are housed on the Duke Admissions Web Client.               score. Both interviewers assign a score from one to five, five
are three units of O negative blood left in the bank. Who            With financial support from Gordon Williams, then chief                Armstrong says many elite schools have traveled to Dur-          being the best, and the two scores are averaged to give each
gets it and why?”                                                  financial officer for the medical center, she worked with              ham to learn about the Duke admissions system and how              student a combined average interview score. Those with four
  “My answer was running through scenarios . . . Who has a         Duke’s IT department to develop a website for medical school           they can incorporate and customize elements of it into their       and above go on to the final elimination round, the Executive
                                                                                                                                          own processes.                                                     Admissions Committee debate.

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            How
            Duke
            Defines
            ‘capable of
            brilliance’




                                                                    Erik Becker is the first Duke medical student to do a third-year
BlOOD ON THE TABlE
                                                                    research thesis in partnership with Duke Divinity School...
  Each student who makes it to the final debate—roughly 450         click to read profile
in a given year—is represented by one member of the Execu-
tive Admissions Committee. Using the template as a guide,
each presenter orally reviews all of the collected strengths and
weaknesses of the candidate as represented on the admissions
template and makes a recommendation that reflects “the fit”
between the school and the student. Committee members also
have electronic access to the confidential admissions template
                                                                                                                                           Duke medical students serve as hosts for prospective
as each student’s case is being presented. There is discussion
and debate, and then everybody votes.
                                                                                                                                           students during interviews and Second Look Weekend.                   Erik Becker, MSIII, who served in the U.S. Air Force and
  “There are lots of debates, in fact, many times there’s blood                                                                                                                                                 worked at MedTronic before finding his way to medical
                                                                                                                                           showing, and she and the entire School of Medicine com-              school, said he was overwhelmed by the interest current stu-
on the table,” says Armstrong. “Because sometimes there will
                                                                                                                                           munity go to great lengths to convince the best candidates to        dents and faculty took in him during his interview day.
be students who don’t have the very high numbers but are
                                                                                                                                           come to Duke.                                                         “People I had never met, upper-class students, would stop me
nonetheless terrific students with extraordinary potential. To
insure balance, there are different advocacies on the commit-                                                                                                                                                   and ask how I was doing. They were so engaging and friendly
tee—basic scientists, clinicians, researchers, people who are
                                                                    Chikoti Mibenge, MSII, left her native Zambia for the first time       THE PERSONAl TOuCH                                                   and welcoming, I couldn’t think of going anywhere else. It
                                                                    at age 19. She had lost both parents to AIDS...click to read profile     From August through mid-November Armstrong and her                 would be astonishing if this kind of community exists at any
driven by numbers, people who want to see other strengths.
The discussions can often get to a very high pitch. But in the                                                                             staff travel to about 80 schools in every region of the country      other school.”
end it comes down to a simple majority vote.”                                                                                              to recruit for Duke. She also speaks at Second Look Weekend,
  The committee meets weekly from late October through Feb-                                                                                and student after student remembers her talk.                        PROCESS PAYS OFF
ruary, reviewing and voting on about 40 students per meeting.                                                                                “Second Look Weekend was absolutely amazing,” says Ye-               Duke’s medical school admissions process is unlike any other
Students’ applications receive a final score, which is an average                                                                          tunde Ibrahim, MSIII, a Nigerian-born woman who is leaning           in the country. It involves hundreds of Duke faculty members
of the total number of voters. This score is the final determina-                                                                          towards a research career in women’s health. She was accepted        and students and thousands of the best applicants nationally
tion of their rank in Duke’s pool.                                                                                                         at the two schools where she interviewed. “[At Duke] the             and internationally. Counting Armstrong’s three months of
  In March, fat acceptance letters addressed to “the future                                                                                people were so warm and friendly and articulate—I didn’t get         on-the-road recruitment, it takes more than a year to complete
Dr. X” go out to the top 180 students. All students nation-                                                                                that same vibe, that sense of excitement at the other schools,”      each cycle. The process has taken years to develop and refine
wide have until May 15 to commit to the medical school of                                                                                  she says.                                                            and thousands of people-hours to implement. But Armstrong
their choice.                                                                                                                                Michelle Oboite, who hopes to work to address health dis-          says the effort is well worth it. Duke’s classes are among the
  Often the decision comes down to finances.                                                                                               parities, says money was a huge factor for her. “I was afraid        most academically powerful and demographically diverse in
  “We have to compete with the usual suspects,” says Brad-                                                                                 of not being able to do what I want to do because of debt,”          the country.
ford, “and some of them have huge scholarship packages.                                                                                    she says. “I had heard of so many students feeling pressured to        “Our classes get better every year,” she says. “These are
Duke has done well by us, they’ve given us from 10 to 15 merit                                                                             go into the most lucrative specialties. I didn’t want that.” She     indeed brilliant students, very accomplished in and outside
scholarships a year, but we never have enough.”                                                                                            received a full ride, including living expenses, at the University   of the classroom, and they have their heads screwed on
                                                                    Julian Hertz, MSII, grew up in rural Leesburg, Va., and majored in
  Armstrong says that on average, she makes 180 offers for          chemistry at Princeton. He...had been out of the U.S. only once...     of Maryland and full tuition at Duke. Oboite chose Duke,             right. Our process has been driven by everybody at Duke,
every 100-slot class of medical students. That’s a strong           when he suddenly got the idea to go—alone—to a rural village in        even though she had to rely on some loans to cover non-tuition       and it is something that we as a medical school can be very
                                                                    Haiti and work in a medical clinic...click to read profile             school fees and living expenses.                                     proud of.”

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                                   Beyond
              DukeMeD AluMs MAke
              A Difference throuGh
                AlternAtive cAreers    the
                                  Bedside:  by Bernadette Gillis




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                                                                                                                               Lisa Pickett                                                                             Chisara N. Asomugha

gARHENg KONg: INVESTINg IN INNOVATION                                 and develops a drug out of it.”                                                                        a resident and Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, was recently
   Knowing his work has helped patients with congenital blind-          In addition to the gene therapy company that developed a new                                         appointed deputy mayor and community service administrator for
ness to see is just one of many rewards garheng Kong, MD’99,          therapy to treat congenital blindness, some of the companies Kong                                      New Haven, Conn. She oversees the city’s social services, which in-
PhD’99, B’03, has experienced in his profession. But Kong doesn’t     and his partners have invested in include one that is working on                                       clude health, youth, and elderly services departments and initiatives
practice medicine, nor does he conduct medical research. He is a      a new antibiotic for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus                                       related to teen pregnancy and immigration policy.
venture capitalist who invests in young companies on the verge of     (MRSA). Intersouth Partners also works with Duke researchers                                             Like Kong, Asomugha has discovered that in her current position,
discovering new and promising medical treatments.                     looking to translate their medical discoveries, such as regenerative                                   she can have an effect on far more people at once than she could
   Like many Duke University School of Medicine alumni who are        medicine therapies for peripheral vascular disease, into real-world                                    as a clinician.
pursuing careers outside the traditional clinical setting, Kong—who   applications.                                                                                            “I can see maybe 25 patients in a day, and have that sort of one-
has been with Intersouth Partners in Durham since 2000—likes            Of the 1,500 business plans and ideas Kong and his partners re-                                      on-one relationship, which is very meaningful, very impactful for
knowing his work touches large numbers of people.                     view each year, only eight to 10 are chosen, and Kong says his PhD                      Garheng Kong   the family,” she says. “Or I can take that experience and say, ‘How




                                                                                                                                              Y
   When he was a student in Duke’s Medical Scientist Training Pro-    and medical degree are a major help in this area.                                                      can one affect change not just for one person but for 127,000
gram, Kong had planned to pursue a career in academic medicine.         “Even though we’re investors, and there are business decisions to                                    people in a positive way?’ So you have a greater voice, and you
But while researching new liposomal drug delivery formulations,       be made, having a medical background, having a clinical viewpoint,       “You don’t know the           get to speak for people who don’t always have the opportunity to
some of which were patented, he developed a curiosity about how       helps you parse out which opportunities are more realistic and            patients personally,         speak for themselves.”
drugs made their way from the laboratory to patients.                 more likely to succeed,” he says.                                                                        It was this opportunity to speak for large numbers of people
                                                                                                                                                but you can have a           and change policy that attracted Asomugha to a nontraditional
   “If you develop a new drug, you have the opportunity to affect
                                                                      CHISARA N. ASOMugHA: A VOICE FOR PEOPlE IN NEED
millions of people.” says Kong whose father, sister, and wife are                                                                              much larger impact            career in the first place. “I always had a bent toward community
                                                                        Homelessness, teen pregnancy, and immigration policies may
all practicing physicians. “You don’t know the patients person-
                                                                      seem more in line with social work than doctoring. But the skills       in a different way.”           health and policy and how we can use the political system to drive
ally, but you can have a much larger impact in a different way.                                                                                                              change,” says Asomugha, who earned a master of public health
                                                                      she acquired during medical school and training are exactly what                Garheng Kong
I realized that even though pursuing the science is noble, it                                                                                                                from UNC-Chapel Hill.
                                                                      Chisara N. Asomugha, MD’04, MPH, says she needs in order to
might not have an impact unless somebody takes the science                                                                                                                     Though she serves as an advocate for people of all ages in her
                                                                      help improve lives in her community.
                                                                                                                                                                             community, Asomugha says she has a special place in her heart for
                                                                        Asomugha, who previously practiced pediatrics for five years as


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children due to her pediatric training. During her fellow-                                                                                         as well. “Going the nontraditional path might be scary because            platform or starting point and go from there.
ship, she spent some time treating children at the Yale                                                                                            there’re not a lot of us out there doing this kind of thing,” Aso-          Chisara N. Asomugha and David L. Feldman both welcome
Child Sexual Abuse Clinic.                                                                                                                         mugha says of her career as a city official. But she is proof that it’s   e-mails from alumni or students interested in discussing alternative
  “Having a research and clinical background, I can                                                                                                possible to find the right fit.                                           careers. Asomugha can be reached at chisara.asomugha@yale.
draw on those experiences to help guide some of the                                                                                                  The key, Kong adds, is to think of a medical degree simply as a         edu, and Feldman can be reached at feldman11@comcast.net.
policies that we shape,” she says. “Now in this posi-
tion I can say, ‘Remember all the challenges we saw on

                                                                                                                                                    New Management
the ground, in the clinic? Here’s an opportunity to get
some momentum behind making some changes for the                                                                            David L. Feldman
better.’”
  On top of all her duties as a city official, Asomugha
also serves as a minister in Bloomfield, N.J. But she
says she views her work and her ministry as one and
                                                                                                                                                   Pathway for
the same, not as separate careers. “Ministry is ministry
no matter where you go,” she says. “I have always
                                                                                                                                                   Medical Residents
seen myself as somebody who would not only have
grassroots impact, whether it was through the clinic                                                      “But after starting                      Many physicians-in-training who also hold advanced management
or through ministry, but also from higher up to effect                                                    medical school I                         degrees are eager to put both their clinical and administrative skills
change for larger populations and segments of society.”                                                                                            to use, but most find they have to focus solely on clinical medicine
                                                                               Jonathan Dewey             began to realize
                                                                                                                                                   during residency. Thanks to a new program at Duke, a select few
THINKINg OuTSIDE THE DOCTOR BOx                                                                       there was something                          dual degree holders will have the opportunity to train as clinicians
   Though both Kong and Asomugha have found their ideal ca-                                           else I was looking for                       and managers simultaneously.                                                                                             William J. Fulkerson Jr.
reers, they both admit that finding information on nontraditional                                                                                     The Management and Leadership Pathway for Residents (MLPR)
careers was a bit of a challenge as medical students.
                                                                                                     in a career...”
                                                                                                                                                   is a unique program open to Duke residents who hold graduate
   Current third-year medical student Jonathan Dewey found this                                                    Jonathan Dewey                  degrees in management (MBA or MHA), or two years or more
to be the case as well, so in July he started the Alternative Careers                                                                              of relevant management and administrative experience, and who
for MDs club at Duke and now serves as president. The purpose of        man of surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in New York.                   also have completed at least six months of clinical rotations.
the club is to provide Duke medical students with information on          Unlike Kong and Asomugha, Feldman didn’t get into his adminis-              Each year up to two residents will be admitted into the MLPR,                            Dev Sangvai
nontraditional careers.                                                 trative role until later in his career. For him it was a gradual process   and the program’s very first residents will begin in July.
   “A lot of people come into medical school with a very narrow         that involved taking on more and more administrative duties in                The program will give residents interested in honing their             and global strategy and program development. Residents have the
focus or limited experience,” Dewey says. “They don’t quite realize     addition to his surgical practice.                                         management skills rare opportunities not available at any other           option to take classes at the Fuqua School of Business, the School
what opportunities are out there for them to participate in the           Feldman says Duke University School of Medicine offers a good            academic medical center, says Dev Sangvai, MD, B’03, associate            of Law, and the Sanford School of Public Policy.
advancement of health care, other than the clinic.”                     environment for students looking to explore alternative careers.           program director of MLPR.                                                    Mentorship is also a major component, but the MLPR is not a
   Dewey says he was one of those people until he began asking          “The curriculum is designed ideally for this kind of thing.” He               “We have a large group of MD/MBAs who received joint degrees           shadowing program, Udayakumar notes. In addition to attending
questions and seeking advice from others. “All I ever wanted to do      adds, “That third year, typically where students will do research          from Duke and other programs throughout the country,” he says.            board meetings and interacting with senior leaders like program
was practice medicine,” he says. “But after starting medical school     for the whole year, doesn’t have to be research. It can be a year          “But they typically go into residency right after and never get to        director William J. Fulkerson Jr., MD, HS’87, B’02, and execu-
I began to realize there was something else I was looking for in a      in business school or law school or just doing a project that’s not        use those business skills (during their residencies). This program is a   tive director Victor J. Dzau, MD, residents will take on real-world
career—a career that involved more problem solving and deductive        bench research.”                                                           way to get them to use their MBAs during residency.”                      projects.
reasoning, working on larger, broader problems than the one-              Beyond the curriculum, Dewey says the medical school’s advisory             “It can be difficult to put those skill sets aside and pick them up       For example, a resident interested in managing clinical services
patient-at-a-time focus.”                                               deans and other faculty members have also created a supportive             later,” adds Krishna udayakumar, MD’04, B’04, HS’04-’07, who              could use his or her clinical and management knowledge to analyze
   Of the medical school’s more than 400 students, 66 are mem-          environment for him and other students as they explore nontradi-           also serves as an associate program director of MLPR. “In this pro-       and propose ways to improve patient flow at Duke Clinic. “Put-
bers of the Alternative Careers for MDs club, and Dewey says the        tional careers.                                                            gram each of the skill sets feeds into the other.”                        ting together such a project gives residents a feeling that they’re
students’ responses have been positive. Not all are certain their         Such support is nothing new for lisa Pickett, MD, FACS, HS’94-              As a part of the MLPR, an additional year of management rota-          doing real work and are accountable for something, yet still under
futures will involve nontraditional careers; many are just seeking      ’01, who has an administrative position at Durham Regional, where          tions will be added to each resident’s training. However, instead of      supervision,” says Sangvai.
resources and information on available options.                         she serves as chief medical officer. She completed surgical training       completing the management rotations all at one time, the manage-             After completion of the program and residency, residents will
   Regularly the club invites guest speakers to meetings to share       at Duke while David C. Sabiston, MD, was chair of surgery, and             ment rotations will be intermingled with clinical rotations through-      receive a certificate from both the Duke University Health System
some of their nontraditional work experiences. Speakers have            later, Robert W. Anderson, E’59, MD.                                       out the residency.                                                        and the Health Sector Management Program at the Fuqua School
included David l. Feldman, T’80, MD’84, HS’89-’92, MBA, who               “Both taught us about being more than just physicians and even              The MLPR curriculum includes core rotations in health systems          of Business can feel doubly prepared to take on careers as medical
currently is vice president of perioperative services and vice chair-   more than just surgeons,” she says. “They really wanted you to             management and operations, financial management and planning,             directors, CEOs, and a host of other management positions, says
                                                                        think outside of what you could do. They wanted you to be a doc-           and quality improvement and safety.                                       Udayakumar.
                                                                        tor, a physician-scientist, a physician business person.”                     The curriculum allows for flexibility and can be suited to fit each       “We need good physician leaders,” he adds. “This will be a pro-
                                                                          Asomugha says alumni outside of Duke can also be a source of             resident’s interests. Residents are also free to choose other selective   gram that creates a pipeline of the next leaders in health care.”
                                                                        support and mentorship, not just for students but for other alumni         rotations, including information technology, hospital operations,                                                        – Bernadette Gillis



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                                                                                                                                        security to perform hand and foot surger-         In 1971 he was elected a Fellow in the
                                                                                                                                        ies at a colony of 300 lepers. One week he      American Academy of Orthopedic Sur-


                  Duke
                                                                                                                                        decided to visit his patients on a Tuesday.     geons; in 1972 he was a founding member
                                                                                                                                          “I walked in the room and immediately         of the American Orthopedic Society for
                                                                                                                                        saw a North Vietnamese major with a             Sports Medicine; and in 1974 he co-

                 Honors                                                                                                                 pistol in his holster taking care of the same
                                                                                                                                        patients I was taking care of,” Feagin says.
                                                                                                                                                                                        wrote a seminal study on the treatment
                                                                                                                                                                                        of anterior cruciate ligament injuries that




 JoHn feaGin
                                                                                                                                        “We nodded at each other and I departed         was published in the American Journal of
                                                                                                                                        rapidly, backing out the door. The thing        Sports Medicine. The article revolutionized
                                                                                                                                        that went through my mind was not fear,         procedures for recovery and rehabilitation
                                                                                                                                        but the camaraderie of the medical profes-      of ACL injuries.
                                                                                                                                        sion. I felt respect for him.”                    “I owe everything to Dean (Wilburt C.)

       with                                                                                                                               In addition to the forum, the John A.
                                                                                                                                        Feagin, Jr., MD, International Leader-
                                                                                                                                                                                        Davison and the culture of Duke,” Feagin
                                                                                                                                                                                        says. “I came to Duke in hopes of being a


 leadership
                                                                                                                                        ship Endowment was created to provide           good doctor, and Dr. Davison inspired all of
                                                                                                                                        leadership training to the Duke University      us with this and more—to be better than
                                                                                                                                        community with emphasis on international        we ever thought we could be.”

     forum                                                                                                                              collaborations for Duke Sports Medicine fel-
                                                                                                                                        lows, orthopedic surgery residents, medical
                                                                                                                                        students, and undergraduates.
                                                                                                                                                                                          About 200 people attended the October
                                                                                                                                                                                        leadership forum, some traveling from as
                                                                                                                                                                                        far as Austria and Switzerland to honor Fe-    John Feagin during his military career
                                                                                                                                          “Dr. Feagin epitomizes what a physician-      agin. The event featured seminars on topics
                                                                                                                                        leader can be,” says Dean C. Taylor,            including ACL injury and prevention; how
                                                                                                                                        MD’85, HS’87-’89, a Duke professor of           leaders build effective teams; the impor-
                                                                                                                                        orthopedic surgery, team physician for          tance of morals and ethics in team building;
                                                                                                                                        the Duke men’s basketball team, and
                                                                                      replacement surgery and sports medicine.          director of the Duke Sports Medicine Fel-
As team physician at the U.S. Military Academy                                        He is a former team physician for the U.S.        lowship Program. “He studies a problem          “I came to Duke in hopes of being a good
                                                                                                                                        and brings together the people needed
at West Point from 1967 to ’72, John A. Feagin,                                       Olympic Ski Team and has led multiple
                                                                                      medical mission trips around the world,           to solve it. He has had a strong influence       doctor, and Dr. Davison inspired all of us
                                                                                                                                        on a lot of people, both here and in the
Jr., MD’61, had almost daily contact with a young                                     most notably to Cuba where he helped to
                                                                                      establish three arthroscopic surgery training     international community.”                        with this and more—to be better than we
                                                                                      centers. Last year he took 40 U.S. surgeons         Feagin was the first active-duty U.S.
and passionate coach named Bobby Knight and                                           to Cuba for a week to train Cuban surgeons        Army officer (Lieutenant) to attend medi-        ever thought we could be.”
                                                                                      in minimally invasive surgery.                    cal school. After graduating West Point in
his talented point guard Mike Krzyzewski.                                                In October, Feagin—the chief of Orthope-       1955, Lieutenant Feagin was assigned to
                                                                                      dic Services at the Durham VA Medical Cen-        the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg
                                      “Those were learning days,” Feagin says.
                    by Jim Rogalski   “We were young and relatively inexperi-         ter from 1989-99—was honored by Duke              in Fayetteville, N.C. Convinced of the need     and how humor can help build effective
                                                                                      for his contributions to the University and its   for experienced line officers in the medi-      teams. Speakers included Krzyzewski;
                                      enced. Coach Knight and I were not always
                                                                                      Department of Athletics, Division of Ortho-       cal service, he gained approval from the        the Rev. Richard P. Camp, Jr., the former
                                      on the same page medically, but he never
                                                                                      pedic Surgery, and Duke Sports Medicine           Department of the Army to take a leave of       head chaplain of the U.S. Military Acad-
                                      went against my advice. We had a common
                                                                                      with the inaugural two-day John A. Feagin,        absence, without pay, to attend medical         emy; and 1958 Heisman Trophy winner
                                      love of the game and a winning attitude.
                                                                                      Jr., MD, Leadership Forum.                        school. He graduated from Duke University       Brigadier General Peter M. Dawkins (U.S.
                                      I learned a great deal at West Point about
                                                                                          “My passion and calling in life has been      School of Medicine in 1961 and returned to      Army retired).
                                      leadership qualities.”
                                                                                      teaching and trying to help people move           the Army.                                         Upon retirement from Duke in 1999
                                         That knowledge helped him to develop
                                                                                      up the chain,” Feagin says. “My dad was             He performed his residency at Walter          he moved to Vail, Colo. He is married
                                      and fine-tune his own leadership style,
                                                                                      a career Air Force pilot and I was exposed        Reed Army Medical Center where he               to Martha Head and has three grown
                                      which enabled him to rise to the rank of
                                                                                      to great mentors while growing up. Good           established himself as a uniquely gifted        children: Randle, T’83; Nancy, E’87; and
                                      Colonel in the U.S. Army.
                                                                                      leadership was all around me.”                    young surgeon. Subsequently he served           Robert, T’96.
                                          But his leadership was not limited to the
                                                                                         His respect for leadership and medicine is     as Commander of Keller Army Hospital at
                                      military. Feagin has inspired generations of                                                                                                                                                     John Feagin and his wife, Marty Head
                                                                                      poignantly exemplified by a 1966 incident in      West Point and became known for his com-
                                      orthopedic physicians and trainees at Duke
                                                                                      Vietnam. Every Saturday the then-U.S. Army        passion and commitment to his patients,
                                      and around the world. He is considered the
                                                                                      Major would travel outside his unit’s zone of     and as a role model for the countless young
                                      world’s leading authority on cruciate liga-
                                                                                                                                        physicians he mentored.
                                      ments and a pioneer in the practice of joint


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new
Medical
alumni
council
Members
                                                Linda Austin                   James R. Gavin III              John “Jeb” Hallett Jr.               Gregory B. Louie             Navid Pourtaheri               Charles Scales                  James R. Urbaniak



The Medical Alumni                              James r. Gavin iii,                                 including renal vascular hypertension. In                                                       charles Scales,                                   James r. Urbaniak,
                                                MD’75, HS’76,                                       addition to his clinical practice, Hallett is   navid pourtaheri,                               MD’04, HS-current,                                MD’63, HS’62-’69,
Council welcomes
                                                is a clinical professor of medicine at both
                                                                                                    co-author of the textbook, Comprehensive        G’08, MSii,                                     is the Duke house staff representative to         is the Virginia Flowers Baker Professor of
the following new                               Emory and Indiana universities and is CEO
                                                                                                    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, and          is the Duke University School of Medicine       the Medical Alumni Council. He currently          Orthopedic Surgery at Duke. He served as
members:                                        and chief medical officer for Healing Our
                                                                                                    also original author of the Handbook of         student representative to the Medical           is in the fifth year of a six-year urological     chief of the Division of Orthopedic Surgery
                                                                                                    Patient Care in Vascular Diseases. A native     Alumni Council. He was raised in New
                                                Village, Inc., a disease management and                                                                                                             surgery residency. Scales is particularly in-     from 1985-2002. Renowned as a pioneer in
linda S. austin, T’73, MD’77,                   medical education company. He is a 2009
                                                                                                    of Wheeling, W.Va., he graduated from           Orleans and earned a bachelor’s degree          terested in urinary lithiasis, prostate cancer,   replantation and microvascular reconstruc-
 is a clinical professor of psychiatry and                                                          the United States Air Force Academy and         in electrical and computer engineering at
                                                recipient of the Living Legend in Diabe-                                                                                                            and the application of technology to the          tion of injured extremities, Urbaniak has
former director of the Office of University                                                         Duke University School of Medicine. After       Tulane University, where he also minored in
                                                tes Award from the American Diabetes                                                                                                                treatment of urologic diseases. As an ap-         held numerous national leadership posi-
Communications at the Medical University                                                            completing his vascular surgery training        math and business. His graduate studies at
                                                Association and a trustee emeritus of the                                                                                                           pointed member of the Review Committee            tions in orthopedic surgery, including serv-
of South Carolina. Her primary professional                                                         at the Massachusetts General Hospital,          Duke were in biomedical engineering with
                                                Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Prior                                                                                                               for Urology of The Accreditation Council          ing as chairman of the Board of Trustees
interest for the past two decades has been                                                          Harvard Medical School, he served as            a focus on neural stimulation and current
                                                to his current positions, his career included                                                                                                       for Graduate Medical Education, Scales            for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
the use of electronic media for health edu-                                                         chief of vascular surgery at Wilford Hall Air   diffusion modeling. He plans a career as
                                                practicing as an endocrinologist with a                                                                                                             is the only resident currently serving on a       and as president of the American Society
cation of patients and the public. Austin                                                           Force Medical Center. In 1984 he joined         a surgical specialist, perhaps in neurosur-
                                                special interest in diabetes and serving as                                                                                                         national committee that oversees accredita-       for Surgery of the Hand, the American
produced the award-winning 960-title                                                                the faculty at Mayo Clinic where he was         gery, plastic and craniofacial surgery, or
                                                a Howard Hughes Medical Institute senior                                                                                                            tion of urologic surgery training programs        Orthopaedic Association, and the American
podcast library for MUSC and recently led                                                           a founding member of the Mayo Vascular          ear, nose and throat surgery. Pourtaheri is
                                                scientific officer. He also served as presi-                                                                                                        in the U.S. In 2008 he led a team of re-          Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He cur-
the renovation of the 22,000 page MUSC                                                              Center and associate dean for faculty af-       especially interested in the future of Duke
                                                dent of Morehouse School of Medicine                                                                                                                searchers that was awarded one of just 12         rently serves as president of the Interna-
website. Austin is a practicing psychiatrist                                                        fairs. In 2001 he was recruited to Eastern      University School of Medicine as a top-tier
                                                for two and one-half years. He earned a                                                                                                             grants by Urologic Diseases in America—a          tional Federation of Societies for Surgery
in Charleston, S.C. A frequent lecturer at                                                          Maine Health Care to establish the Vascu-       medical school. He is well informed on
                                                PhD in biochemistry from Emory in 1970                                                                                                              project sponsored by the National Insti-          of the Hand. Urbaniak graduated from
medical schools across the nation, she is                                                           lar Care of Maine Center. Hallett is married    issues of importance to both students and
                                                and a medical degree from Duke in 1975,                                                                                                             tutes of Health’s Institute of Diabetes and       Duke University School of Medicine Alpha
best known for her formerly nationally syn-                                                         to linda Austin, T’73, MD’77.                   the administration through his involvement
                                                following a period of postdoctoral fellow-                                                                                                          Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). He         Omega Alpha. For two years after graduat-
dicated radio program, “What’s On Your          ship at the National Institutes of Health. He                                                       with various administrative, student, and       plans to pursue a career in research, teach-      ing from Duke, he served as a lieutenant
Mind?” She has also produced documen-                                                               Gregory b. louie,                               alumni functions. He is a past president
                                                completed a pathology internship at Duke                                                                                                            ing, and clinical practice. Scales earned a       in the United States Medical Corps as an
taries for film and television, including the   and then went on to Barnes Hospital in St.
                                                                                                    MD’03, HS’03-’04,                               of The Davison Council, attends Medical         bachelor’s degree in chemistry with highest       attending physician to the U.S. Senate and
award-winning film, Depression: The Storm                                                           earned his medical degree from Duke and         Alumni Council meetings and Medical
                                                Louis for an internal medicine residency and                                                                                                        honors at Georgia Institute of Technology         House of Representatives. After complet-
Within. Austin has written three books,                                                             his master’s degree in public health (MPH)      Reunion Weekends, has weekly meetings
                                                endocrinology fellowship. Gavin and his                                                                                                             and a master’s degree in chemistry from           ing a surgical internship and an orthopedic
including What’s Holding You Back?: Eight                                                           from the University of North Carolina,          with the Admissions Department to assist
                                                wife Ann live in Fayetteville, Ga., and have                                                                                                        Harvard University. He is married to Culver       residency at Duke, he joined the faculty in
Critical Choices for Women’s Success,                                                               Chapel Hill. After staying at Duke to           with securing tour guides and housing for
                                                three sons and one grandchild.                                                                                                                      Scales, a major gifts officer with Duke           1969. He and his wife Martha, BSN’67, live
which was featured on the Oprah Winfrey                                                             complete an internship in medicine, Dr.         interviewees; and meets regularly with          Medicine Development and Alumni Affairs.          in Durham and have three children.
Show. She recently resigned from MUSC                                                               Louie subsequently completed a residency        advisory deans and student affairs staff
                                                John “Jeb” Hallett Jr.,                             in diagnostic radiology and a fellowship in                                                                                                         The following six members are returning
to devote time to her startup company,                                                                                                              to stay informed on issues and successes
AudiaHealth, a health education technol-        MD’73, facS,                                        body imaging from Stanford University. He                                                                                                         for new three-year terms: Kathryn M. An-
                                                                                                                                                    in each class. He maintains closeness to
ogy company. She lives in Charleston            is a vascular surgeon and medical director          is certified by the American Board of Ra-                                                                                                         dolsek, MD, MPH, HS’76-’79; Jonathan D.
                                                                                                                                                    the administration regarding plans for the
with her husband John “Jeb” Hallett Jr.,        of the Roper St. Francis Heart and Vascular         diology, and is a member of the American                                                                                                          Christenbury, MD’81, HS’81-’85; Preston
                                                                                                                                                    School of Medicine’s curriculum and new
MD’73, FACS.                                    Center in Charleston, S.C. Hallett is board         College of Radiology and of the Radiologi-                                                                                                        M. Dunnmon, T’80, MD’84, B’02; Mary
                                                                                                                                                    learning center.
                                                certified in vascular surgery and is listed in      cal Society of North America. He currently                                                                                                        P. Harward, MD’80; Steven Roark, T’74,
                                                Best Doctors in America for his expertise in        lives in San Francisco, Calif., with his wife                                                                                                     MD’78; Sigmund I. Tannenbaum, T’72,
                                                abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid artery          Jennifer, DPT’04, and recently celebrated                                                                                                         MD’76, HS’76-’82.
                                                disease, and peripheral vascular disease            the birth of his first child.

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Dudleys offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Alden “Bud” Dudley Jr., center, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   his wife Mary Adams Dudley, are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   surrounded by family, from left: Terah

Multi-Generational                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and Rachael Whitman, daughters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   of Lisa and Eric Dudley, followed by

Gratitude with                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Adams Dudley and his wife, Kirsten
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Johansen and their two children,


Scholarship fund                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Carson and Alana Dudley.




I n an attempt to impress Elinor—the
  woman he loved—and her family, a young
Raymond Delacy Adams, MD’37, applied
                                                 “We believe people
                                                  should be accepted
                                                                                              He also got the girl. Adams married
                                                                                           Elinor and raised a family in the Boston
                                                                                           area. While pioneering the field of neurol-
                                                                                                                                           lieve people should be accepted into the
                                                                                                                                           school because of their high academic
                                                                                                                                           performance and choose Duke over others
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Medical Association, several European
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          governments, and the World Health Or-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ganization. His wife, Kirsten Johansen,
in early 1934 to a new medical school be-         into the school                          ogy, Raymond also germinated a three-           because of scholarship support.” The Dud-                                                      MD’90, is professor of medicine at UCSF
                                                                                           generations-long family commitment to           leys have made a planned gift to launch        the VA Medical Center in Salem, Va., and        and director of the Renal Dialysis Program
ing created in North Carolina. The Oregon         because of their high
native had seen a folder of information                                                    Duke University.                                the fund.                                      associate dean of medical education at the      at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
                                                  academic performance                        His daughter, Mary, attended Duke               “I remember that former Dean William        University of Virginia.                         Her NIH funded research is on preserva-
about the new school on the East Coast
and realized that it was eager for students.      and choose Duke over                     where she met her future husband, Alden         g. Anlyan, MD, HS’ 49-’55 was deter-              When not taking care of the boys, Mary       tion of muscle in dialysis patients. She is on
                                                                                           (Bud). Mary Adams Dudley, T’59, MA’             mined to push Duke to the point that when      spent her time studying the metabolism          multiple editorial boards. They have two
Further, acceptance to medical school cer-        others because of
                                                                                           61, PhD’66 and Alden “Bud” Dudley Jr.,          people talk about the top three medical        and nutritional requirements of microor-        children, Carson and Alana Dudley.
tainly would please Elinor’s family.              scholarship support.”                    T’58, MD’62, HS’62-63,’65-’67, Fac 67-          schools in the country, they would include     ganisms and new-born mammals at Duke               Mary and Bud’s son, Eric C. Dudley,
  Adams’ application to Duke University
                                                                 Mary Dudley               68, had two sons who also would become          Duke in the conversation,” Bud Dudley          and the various universities in the com-        T’89, OD, created several chapters of Stu-
School of Medicine thoroughly baffled the
                                                                                           Duke alumni.                                    says. “And we are just about there. That’s     munities where they lived. She particularly     dents for Nuclear Awareness in Cleveland
founding Dean Wilburt C. Davison, MD,          try textbook along the way. He arrived in      “Duke has certainly meant a lot to us,”      what we’re trying to create and preserve.”     enjoyed the ten years she spent at the          area high schools and assisted in establish-
who observed that the young man’s re-          Durham with his entire future to be based   says Bud Dudley. “Our Duke educations              Bud Dudley’s career started as assistant    Children’s Nutritional Research Center at       ing Physicians for Nuclear Awareness at
sume did not suggest the slightest interest    on the result of a single test. He passed   have helped open many doors for us.             professor of both internal medicine and        Baylor studying the nutrition of newborn        Case Western Reserve Medical School. He
in a medical career.                           the test with a grade of 88 and Davison     Whenever I was being recruited for any          pathology at Duke. He left Duke for the        pigs (a model for human infants) and their      owns Queen City Eye Center in Charlotte.
  “You’ve never even taken an organic          admitted him.                               position, there was never a question about      University of Wisconsin, where he created      intestinal response to ingestion of new         He and his wife Lisa D. Dudley, OD, have
chemistry course!” exclaimed a bewil-            The rest is storybook history. Adams      my ability. My Duke degree implied that I       neuropathology and pathology PhD train-        classes of food.                                been collaborators in the Duke Eye Center
dered Davison as he talked to Raymond          went on to have an outstanding medical      was well qualified.”                            ing programs. He served as chairman of pa-        Their son, Raymond “Adams” Dudley,           Diabetes Research Program. They have two
over the telephone.                            career. He became Bullard Professor and         Mary says her family’s deep appreciation    thology at the University of South Alabama     T85, MD ’90, received the first Clinical        daughters from Lisa’s first marriage: Rachel
  The Oregonian’s decision to become           Chairman of Neuropathology at Harvard       for Duke inspired the family to establish The   where he created the pathology residency,      Faculty Merit Scholarship to Duke University    and Terah Whitman.
a physician was strong, however, and           Medical School and chairman of neurol-      Dudley Family Academic Scholarship Fund         medical technology and cytotechnology          School of Medicine. He is now a professor          “The boys and their wives have accom-
impressed Duke’s legendary dean, who           ogy at Massachusetts General Hospital. He   for the Duke University School of Medicine.     training programs. As director of neuro-       at the University of California-San Francisco   plished many things in their own right,”
undoubtedly saw at least a hint of potential   founded the Shriver and Kennedy Research    It will provide whole or partial merit-based    pathology at the Cleveland Clinic Founda-      (UCSF) in the Department of Medicine and        Bud Dudley says. “We just want to do
in the young man. Davison offered him          Centers at Harvard, chaired several NIH     scholarship aid to Duke medical students.       tion, he created another training program      the Institute for Health Policy Studies. He     what we can to keep the School of Medi-
a deal: “If you read an organic chemistry      committees, and was elected to the Insti-      “We really want to see Duke continue         in neuropathology. He served as chief of       is a consultant on health policy to the U.S.    cine one of the top schools in the country,
book, take a test and do well, I’ll admit      tute of Medicine. He is widely recognized   as one of the best medical schools in the       laboratory services at the Houston Veterans    Department of Health and Human Services,        if not the world.”
you,” he said. Adams all but jumped on the     as the father of the field of neurology.    country,” Mary Dudley says. “We be-             Affairs Medical Center, as chief of staff at   the Institutes of Medicine, the American
next train east, reading an organic chemis-


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Medical                                                                                                                                              Class of ’55
                                                                         providing highly personalized cardiac care and prospective health
                                                                         planning for our patients,” says Duke Heart Center Director Chris-
                                                                                                                                                     Book of Memories
Students play
                                                                         topher M. O’Connor, MD.
                                                                           Emeline Aviki, MSIV, an MD/MBA joint degree student, says
                                                                         taking part in the project “was extremely valuable and provided             Still Available
Key role in                                                              me with experience in business development from idea to imple-
                                                                         mentation. I’d like to see this clinic influence the way niche specialty
                                                                                                                                                     F   or his 50th Medical Alumni Reunion


creation of new
                                                                                                                                                         in 2005, gordon H. Ira Jr., T’50,
                                                                         services are delivered across the country by serving as model for
                                                                                                                                                     MD’55, published a hard-cover photo
                                                                         modern multi-specialty clinics.”
                                                                                                                                                     book of nearly 75 pictures he had taken

Heart clinic
                                                                           The goal of the new clinic is primarily to provide high quality
                                                                         genetics care, complete with personalized genetics counseling. In           during his time at Duke. Photos include
                                                                         addition, the clinic will provide an opportunity to patients and their      candid snapshots of classmates and
                                                                         families in a genetics biorepository. The genetics biobank will col-        friends at social events at “The Cabin”
                                                                         lect and store blood that will be linked to clinical information about      along the Eno River and on campus; pho-
                                                                         patients with known or likely genetic predisposition to a particular        tos taken during various labs; and shots
                                                                         cardiovascular disease. The database will help researchers better           of classmates in the hospital and clinics.
                                                                         predict if and when the disease will manifest and to develop new            Ira made copies of the glossy photo book
                                                                         early diagnostics and treatments.                                           available at the reunion, and it was a hit
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Patricia D. Snow and her husband John W. Snow, T’51, MD’55, HS’55-’56; James J. Townsend,
                                                                                                                                                     with his classmates.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     T’51, MD’55 with his future wife Catherine “Kitty” Britton, WC’52, enjoy themselves during a
                                                                           “The difference between this database and the Duke Databank                  As the Class of ’55 prepares for its 55th
                                                                         for Cardiovascular Disease (the largest and oldest heart disease                                                            party at “The Cabin.”
                                                                                                                                                     reunion this fall, Ira reports that he still
                                                                         databank in the world), is that this is a population base we’re fol-        has several copies of the book avail-
                                                                         lowing in our outpatient clinic—not patients who have just been                                able. “I wanted to do
                                                                         through a cardiac catheterization lab,” says Bimal Shah, an assistant                          something special for
                                                                         professor of cardiology.                                                                       the class,” the retired
                                                                           Svati Shah, also an assistant professor of cardiology, says, “We                             cardiologist says. “It
                                                                         recognize that interpreting genetic information is the wave of the                             was hard work being at
                                                                         future. A lot of this is still unknown and Duke is on the forefront                            Duke, but we had a lot
                                                                         of collecting, analyzing, and translating genetic information into                             of fun at times. It’s fun
                                                                         new treatments.” She says it will take two to three years to collect                           looking back at all of
Svati Shah, foreground, with fellow researcher Bimal Shah, MD,           enough information to begin meaningful analysis.                                               the things we did.”
(no relation); pose with students Emiline Avi Ki, and Patrick Pille.       Patients are recruited to the clinic via letters and pamphlets                                  The 11-inch by 8.5-
                                                                         mailed to Duke cardiologists and referring providers. Family mem-                              inch book is titled Smiles
                                                      By Jim Rogalski    bers of cardiology patients also refer themselves to the clinic to                             and Memories. Its hard
                                                                         learn if they are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. During      Gordon H. Ira Jr. cover is a rich shade

W       hen a pair of Duke cardiologists envisioned a new heart
        genetics clinic that could help them deliver prospective,
personalized heart care, they turned to medical students for help.
                                                                         the visit, patients and their families receive genetic counseling, ge-
                                                                         netic testing (if deemed necessary), and genetics medical care (di-
                                                                                                                                                                        of Duke blue. Ira had
                                                                                                                                                     it printed through the website MyPub-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     From left: Benjamin E. Britt, MD’55; Robert G. Deyton Jr., T’51, MD’55;
                                                                         agnostics and treatment) from a sub-specialty cardiologist, which           lisher.com. He says if classmates are
  Five Duke University School of Medicine students were selected         usually involves at least a one-hour visit. Patients are advised how        interested in getting a copy they can call      Liam Haim, T’51, MD’55, HS’60-’63; John “J.P.” Gore, MD’55; Robert E.
from a pool of 20 who applied to help conduct the background             to best manage their health knowing they have a predisposition              him at 904-771-0214. More copies can            James, MD’55; Bill Graham, MD’55; James M. Young T’51, MD’55;
research to create a business plan for an integrated cardiovascular      for a particular cardiovascular disease as well as current treatment        be printed if the demand is high.               Donald E. Saunders Jr., MD’55, HS’55-’58, and David St. Pierre Asbill Jr., MD’55.
genetics clinic.                                                         options and warning signs. The information also is shared with
   The initial concept was envisioned by Svati Shah, MD, HS-’01-         patients’ referring providers.
’05 during her initial years on faculty at Duke, and she turned to          “I expect to see a lot of great things from this clinic,’ says Priyesh   “It was hard work being at Duke, but we had a lot
Bimal Shah, MD’02, B’01, HS’05-’09 (no relation) to help develop a       Patel, MD’09. “Now we have a place for people with strong family
plan for the clinic. After almost a year of research and development
                                                                                                                                                       of fun at times. It’s fun looking back at all of the
                                                                         histories of heart disease to get world-class counseling and care. I
of the concept, the doctors Shah and the five medical students           can’t think of another institution where we (students) could have             things we did.”
presented their finalized business plan to Duke Heart Center leader-     such an opportunity to create something so significant.”                                                                                 – Gordon H. Ira Jr.
ship, who approved a $100,000 grant to launch and run the Duke             Other students who were involved in the creation of the clinic
Heart Center Adult Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic for a year. They       and database are Patrick g. Pilie, MSIII; Timothy S. Koo, MSIII;
                                                                                                                                                                                                            John W. Snow, T’51, MD’55, HS’55-
believe the clinic is the first of its kind in the Southeast.            and Robin F. Roark, T’05, MSIV.
  “This project shows a great deal of initiative by a group of faculty                                                                                                                                    ’56 left, and Joseph M. James MD’55,
                                                                           “This provided a real-world experience for us which also furthers
and students who are dedicated to Duke Heart Center’s mission of                                                                                                                                           HS’55-’56, ’59-’62, cram for the next
                                                                         Duke’s medical mission,” Roark says. “This clinic will be an invalu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             day’s anatomy test.
                                                                         able resource for genetics counseling and medical research.”

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1940                              both the Society of Thoracic      Free Clinic in Pawley’s Island,    grandchildren ranging in age                                         Alonzo H. Myers, Jr., T’55,        Anita have been married for                                            Farmer have donated a paint-      Shelby. owlseyevineyard.com.
                                  Surgeons (1976–1977) and          S.C., where he lives. Prior to    from six months to 17 years.                                          MD’59, DC, retired from            48 years. They live in Durham                                          ing to the John Hope Franklin     Eugene J. Guazzo, MD’65,
                                  the American Association for      going back to work he was the     James B. Creighton Jr., MD’57,                                        orthopedic surgery in July         and have four children and five                                        Center of Duke University. The    retired from general practice
                                  Thoracic Surgery (1981–1982).     primary caregiver for his wife    HS’57-’61, DC-Century, still                                          2008 but remains active in the     grandchildren.                                                         work by Edwin Harleston was       and family medicine about a
                                  With the exception of four        Julia, who passed away.           works halftime at the Tampa Eye                                       Southern Medical Association       John L. Opdyke Jr., MD’60,                                             given in memory of the late       year ago. Since retiring he has
                                  years in private practice in     Louis G. Harris, MD’48, retired, Clinic. In his free time he enjoys                                      as a councilor for Virginia. He    lives in Los Angeles with his                                          Dr. Franklin, a distinguished     been a substitute teacher in
                                  Florida in the early 1960s, his  was very active in long distance gardening at his farm, “Escon-                                          says the organization welcomes     wife Suzanne and enjoys riding                                         African American scholar who      the St. Mary’s County Public
                                  entire professional career has   running for 25 years, running      dido.” Any fellow classmates                                          applications for papers and        his bike daily and playing dupli-                                      served five U.S. presidents and   School System in Maryland.
                                  been spent in St Louis, Mo.,     hundreds of road races, six        interested in contacting or                                           posters for its annual meeting     cate bridge. They have a second                                        received more than 100 honor-     In June the school system’s
                                  affiliated with the Washington   marathons, and one triathlon.      visiting James and his wife Cathy                                     held at various resorts and        home in Bend, Ore. They have                                           ary degrees. Harleston was        superintendent and presi-
                                  University School of Medicine.   He now remains active by           at their Lithia, Fla., home are                                       cities. Myers and his wife Doro-   three children. Kathy Morris is                                        from a well-known African-        dent of the local Chamber of
                                                                                                                                         Joseph F. Fraumeni,                                                                                      Tolbert S. Wilkinson,
 Ullin W. Leavell, Jr.,          He recently announced his        hiking and working out at the      welcome to call 813-737-4000. Jr., MD’58, DC, received the            thea have been married for 51      married with two daughters                                             American family in Charleston.    Commerce presented him
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MD’62, HS’62-’64, has
MD’45, HS’45-’46, finally         retirement. He and his wife      gym. He has lived in Prescott,                                                                           years. They have four children     and lives in Danville, Calif.                                          He was a free man who studied     with the county certificate of
                                                                                                      Roman L. Patrick, T’54,           2009 Lifetime Achievement                                                                                 received an Excellence in
received his bachelor’s degree    Elizabeth, WC’47, have three     Ariz., for five years and is plan- MD’57, HS’58-’62, DC, is                                              and eight grandchildren and        John D. Opdyke, MBA, PhD, is                                           at the prestigious Boston Mu-     appreciation in recognition of
                                                                                                                                        Award in Cancer Research at                                                                               Teaching Award from the
from Vanderbilt University on     children; Thomas Jr., MD,        ning to move back to the San                                                                             live in Roanoke, Va.               married with one daughter and                                          seum of Fine Arts School. The     his “invaluable contributions
                                                                                                      enjoying retirement playing       the 100th annual meeting of                                                                               American Society for Aesthetic
Oct. 27. During World War II,     HS’79-’88; Scott, and Linda.     Diego, Calif., area soon.                                                                                Colonel John P. Tindall, T’56,     lives in Marblehead, Mass. Jim                                         James’s live in Chapel Hill.      and partnership with St. Mary’s
                                                                                                      classical piano, which he began the American Association for                                                                                Plastic Surgery. In May 2009
Leavell went to medical school    Henry H. Nicholson, Jr., T’44,                                                                        Cancer Research for his seminal     MD’59, DC, retired since 2004,     C. Opdyke also has an MBA          the society also presented him                                        County Public Schools.” He
at Duke after completing three    MD’47, retired as chairman of     1950s                             playing at age 5. One of his
                                                                                                      fondest Duke memories was         research contributions to           divides his time each year         and is a banker with Wells         with its Outstanding Volun-                                           and his wife Shelby live at the
years of undergraduate work at    the Governing Board of the       Leonard H. Schuyler, MD’50,                                          understanding the causes and        between England and North          Fargo in Los Angeles.              teer of the Year Award for his                                        family’s Willow Glen Farm in
                                                                                                      being a student carillonneur
Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt recently   Charlotte-Douglas International DC-Charter Member, received beginning his sophomore year              prevention of human cancer.         Carolina. Much of his time in                                         gang tattoo removal program.                                          Maddox, Md. They have four
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Stanley I. Worton, MD’60,
credited one year of medical      Airport in July 2009 after 12    a Lifetime Dedication Award                                                                              England is spent traveling and                                                                                                              children. Eugene is an executive
                                                                                                      and continuing through medical Among his many accomplish-                                                DC, of Miami, Fla., is active      Wilkinson pioneered a low-cost
school toward his bachelor’s      years of service. Before that he from New York Weill Cornell                                          ments is the discovery of the       with family, while his time in                                        tattoo removal protocol to help                                       chef in California; John is an
                                                                                                      school. Patrick was instructed                                                                           with the Health Foundation
degree, giving him his official   served as an active and reserve Medical Center. He is semi-                                                                               North Carolina is spent at Duke                                                                                                             emergency transport helicopter
                                                                                                      by Duke University’s first carol- familial cancer syndrome                                               of South Florida, serving on       former gang members and oth-
degree more than 50 years         duty air surgeon in the N.C.     retired and lives in New York.                                       Li-Fraumeni Syndrome along          football and basketball games.                                        ers with visible tattoos get jobs                                     pilot for Children’s Hospital in
                                                                                                      linneur—world famous Anton                                                                               the foundation’s board of
after he left. He was presented   National Guard for 28 years. He                                                                                                           His wife Daphne died in 2007                                                                               Owen B. Tabor, MD’63,           Washington, D.C.; Dante works
                                                                   L. Thompson Bowles, T’53,          Brees. He and his wife Evelyn, with his colleague Dr. Frederick                                          directors and as chairman of       and move forward in life. He
the degree at a luncheon          has served as class president                                                                                                             of Alzheimer’s disease. His son                                                                           retired in 2003 from active       in corporate real estate in San
                                                                   MD’57, DC, is keeping active in N’55, a former faculty member P. Li. He also developed the                                                  the investment committee.          continues to look for other phy-
attended by the Vanderbilt pro-   for his Duke undergraduate                                                                                                                Charles works in insurance                                                                                surgery but has continued part    Francisco; and daughter Shelby
                                                                   retirement by volunteering for     of the Duke University School of U.S. Cancer Mortality Atlas                                             The foundation awarded $8.5        sicians to offer tattoo removal
vost, dean of the arts and sci-   class since 1994. His wife                                                                                                                out of Lloyd’s of London. His                                                                             time at Tabor Orthopedics in      works in commercial interior
                                                                   hospice, the National Library      Nursing, have two grown sons Project that identified several                                             million in health-related grants services in their areas. He is
ence school, and two assistant    Freda Nicholson, MD, was the                                                                          environmental hazards that          daughter Ann lives in Kent in                                         also working with Philip Cook,      Memphis, where his oldest         design in Washington, D.C.
                                                                   of Medicine, Recording for the and live in St. Louis, Mo.                                                                                   in the local community over
deans. He and his wife Linda      founding director of Charlotte’s                                                                      have inspired cancer control        England, where she studies art                                        PhD, at Duke on research in so-     son is the managing partner.
                                                                   Blind, and playing golf and        Robert L. Smith, MD’57, DC, in                                                                           the past year and $78 million
Carey live in Lexington, Ky.      Discovery Place from 1981-                                                                            measures. Fraumeni is direc-        history. Grandson Jack is at                                                                              He also is an accomplished
                                                                   tennis. He and his wife Judith, May gave a poster presenta-                                                                                 over the past 16 years. Stanley cioeconomics and to establish
                                  2001. They live in Charlotte.                                                                         tor of the Division of Cancer       Harrow School and is on course     and his wife Joan have four        a program at Duke. He lives in      pianist and has recorded four
                                                                   WC’55, have been married           tion at the 11th International
                                  They have six children: Henry                                                                         Epidemiology and Genetics at        for Cambridge, and grand-          daughters—Marcelle, Debra,         San Antonio, Texas, with his        solo piano CDs that have sold
                                                                   for 44 years and live in Chevy     Society of Travel Medicine
                                  III; Thomas; John, MD’89;                                                                             the National Cancer Institute.      daughter Genevieve has an          Linda, T’84, and Diane—and         wife Suzanne. Their daughter        well in the Memphis area. He
                                                                   Chase, Md. They have five          meeting in Budapest, Hungary.
                                  Michael; Amanda; and Stuart.                                                                          He and his wife Patricia live in    athletic scholarship.              eight grandchildren.               Priscilla graduated from Tulane     recently retired from his hobby
                                                                                                      His presentation was titled
                                                                                                                                        Bethesda, Md.                                                                                             University and is now serving       of flying planes. He says it be-
                                                                                                      “Risk of Adventure Travel in                                          1960s                              William A. Shearin Sr., MD’62,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  two years as a police officer in    gan in 1960 when his instructor
                                                                                                      Pregnant Women in Devel-          Floyd L. Wergeland, Jr.,                                               HS’62-’66, of Cary, N.C., served
                                                                                                                                                                            Michael E. McLeod, MD’60,                                             Kenner, La.                         was Duke Professor Mary L.C.
                                                                                                      oping Countries.” Smith is        MD’58, DC, retired since                                               for 38 years as a consultant
                                                                                                                                                                            HS’60-’66, retired since 2000,                                                                            “Molly” Bernheim. He and his
                                                                                                      semi-retired and teaching at      2005, recently completed a                                             for the Human Resources
 Thomas B. Ferguson,                                                                                                                                                       is now co-director of the                                                                                 wife have four grown children
                                                                                                      the University of Washington      term as chairman of the Board                                          Agency for N.C., in low vision                                                                           Creighton B. Wright,
MD’47, HS’47-’50, is the                                                                                                                                                    practice course for first- and                                                                            and 13 grandchildren. The
                                                                                                      School of Medicine. He lives in of Trustees for the Chula                                                services for the blind. He retired                                                                      T’61, MD’65, HS’65-’66, DC-
recipient of the 2009 Lifetime                                                                                                                                              second-year medical students                                                                              Tabors live in Memphis.
                                                                                                      Shoreline, Wash.                  Vista Nature Center in Chula                                           in 2007. His wife Dorothy is a                                                                          Century, received the 2009
Achievement Award from                                                                                                                                                      at Duke. He says the position                                                                             Frank T. Hannah, MD’64,
                                                                                                                                        Vista, Calif. He currently is the                                      retired pediatrician and geriatri-                                                                      American Heart Association
the American Association for                                                                                                                                                “brings passion, purpose,                                                                                 DC-Century, reports that he’s
                                                                                                                                        chairman of fund raising and                                           cian. Their son is an anesthesi-                                                                        (AMA) Distinguished Achieve-
Thoracic Surgery (AATS). The       William W. Pryor, MD’47.                                                                                                                and meaning to my life.” A                                                                                still working full time with
                                                                                                                                        director of the center’s board.                                        ologist and law student.                                                                                ment Award for his ongoing
AATS says that few surgeons       HS’47-’55, DC, recently cel-                                                                                                              year ago he began taking                                                                                  Morganton Eye Physicians PA in support and achievement in
                                                                                                                                        He has two grandchildren and
of any generation have been       ebrated his 85th birthday and                                                                                                             karate classes, which he finds                                                                            Shelby, N.C., and has no plans cardiac, vascular, and thoracic
                                                                                                                                        a step-grandson and lives in
so universally revered by their   rejoined the work force part                                                                                                              “humbling and energizing.” He                                                                             to retire any time soon. He and surgery and community service.
                                                                                                                                        Bonita, Calif.
contemporaries as Ferguson.       time. He works two to three                                                                                                               continues to sail and is doing                                                                            his wife Barbara own Owl’s Eye He is a previous recipient of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Everette James, MD’63,
He is the only living surgeon     mornings a week in the Smith                                                                                                              more solo sails. He and his wife                                                                          Vineyard and Winery LLC in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   DC, and his wife Dr. Nancy                                          AMA’s Samuel Kaplan, MD, Vi-
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sionary Award, and the Award         cine at Duke University School    Group Practice (co-authored         homa City, Okla. Their son Jeff     dren: Brittany, T’96; Donald II;     Auerbach a Wilderness Medicine Pioneer
of Excellence. Wright also           of Medicine and also offers       with Todd Sagin, MD, JD),           recently completed a PhD in         and Ashley, who is engaged.
recently received the Francis
Award for Community Service
from his area Friar’s Club. He is
                                     consulting services in continu-
                                     ing medical education.
                                                                       recently was published by
                                                                       Health Administration Press.
                                                                       When not working he and his
                                                                                                           immunology at the University of
                                                                                                           California, San Francisco. Their
                                                                                                           daughter Kerri has completed a
                                                                                                                                               They live in Greensboro.
                                                                                                                                               Michael E. Davies, T’72,
                                                                                                                                                                                    A      s an avid outdoors person, Paul S. Auerbach, T’73, MD’77,
                                                                                                                                                                                           jumped at the chance to do a post second-year clinical rota-
                                                                                                                                                                                    tion at an Indian reservation in Montana. While there, he treated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             wilderness medicine.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Auerbach’s greatest outdoor passion is scuba diving. He lectures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             a dozen times a year, usually about wilderness medicine, with his
                                     Allen Cato Jr., T’61, PhD’67,                                                                             MD’76, recently sold Central
president of Cardiac, Vascular                                         wife Marci visit their children     master’s degree in occupational                                          patients with maladies not so common in Durham: snakes and               favorite topic being the dangers posed by marine animals. He does
                                     MD’69 of Durham has started                                                                               Valley Occupational Medical
and Thoracic Surgeons, Inc.,                                           Johanna, a health policy analyst    therapy at Washington Univer-                                            insect bites, plant poisonings, and wounds from animal attacks.          his best to take two or three outdoor adventure trips per year,
                                     three biotechnology compa-                                                                                Group in Bakersfield, Calif., and
in Cincinnati. He and his wife                                         in Washington, DC, and Kalen,       sity and now works at Duke.                                                 He found it frustrating that the available medical literature on      sometimes combining them with educational seminars or volunteer
                                     nies over the past three years.                                                                           has semi-retired. He and his
Carolyn live in Covington, Ky.,                                        a musician in New York, as well                                                                              such outdoor-related injuries was scattered and seemingly mostly         medical efforts. He’s managed mangled limbs in the backcountry
                                     He has three children—all                                            James R. Gavin III, MD’75,           wife Rory have moved to Fort                                                                                  and helped recover bodies from unfortunate mishaps in the wild.
just south of Cincinnati.                                              as “putter in their sanctuary far                                                                            anecdotal. “It was that summer that I first thought about writing
                                     who work for his company,                                            HS’76, DC, former president          Myers, Fla., where he consults                                                                                   He’s been to Mount Everest base camp at 17,600 feet elevation
                                                                       up the coast of Maine.”                                                                                      a book,” he says.
John P. Shock, MD’66, was            Cato Research—and eight                                              of the American Diabetes As-         with occupational medical                                                                                     to teach and learn from medical personnel treating the hundreds of
                                                                                                                                                                                       And what a book he wrote. Wilderness Medicine, now in its
honored as a special guest of        grandchildren.                    Jared N. Schwartz, MD’74,          sociation, has been named to         groups throughout the state.                                                                                  climbers and journalists who suffer frostbite, high altitude pulmonary
                                                                                                                                                                                    fifth edition, is a 2,300-page medical reference tome that weighs
honor during the American            Dwight P. Cruikshank IV, T’65,    PhD’75, HS’73-’77, DC-             the Medical Advisory Board of                                             as much as a bear cub. It is written mainly for health care provid-      or cerebral edema, hypothermia, infections, pneumonia, or trauma.
Academy of Ophthalmology’s           MD’69, retired in June from       Century, has been named chief NXT Nutritionals Holdings, Inc.,                                                                                      ers, but in recent years has         “Some of it is pretty gnarly,” he says. “Prevention is a more satis-
2009 annual meeting in San           his obstetrics and gynecol-       medical officer of Aperio in       a developer and marketer of                                                                                      found favor in the hands          fying strategy.”
Francisco. The academy recog-        ogy practice, and is professor    Vista, Calif. Aperio is a provider healthy natural sweeteners and                                                                                   of global humanitarian and           In the Himalaya, patients are either treated and released, evacu-
nized Shock’s contributions to       and chairman emeritus of the      of digital pathology solutions     food and beverage products.                                                                                      disaster relief workers, as       ated by helicopter, or carried out to a lower altitude to recoup or
ophthalmology as a clinician,        Department of OB/GYN at           in hospitals, reference labs,      Gavin will provide expertise on                                                                                  well as the general outdoor       receive more medical treatment.
administrator, innovator, and                                          academic medical centers, and how NXT Nutritionals can help                                                                                         recreation populous.                 Everest base camp, he says, represents a small city during the climb-
                                     Medical College of Wisconsin
leader. His accomplishments                                            biopharmaceutical institutes       people with diabetes with its                                                                                       The book’s 97 chapters         ing season “with a fascinating collection of adventurers, scientists,
                                     in Milwaukee. He and his wife
include developing the tech-                                           across the world. He is a          Susta Natural Sweetener. Gavin                                                                                   range from basic wilderness       cinematographers, and support staff.” Beginning in Lukla, Nepal, the
                                     Jean live in Mukwonago, Wis.
nique of phacofragmentation                                            former president of the College currently serves as clinical                                                                                        medicine and survival skills      trek to base camp via foot and yak usually takes eight to 10 days—an
and irrigation of cataracts, an      1970s                             of American Pathologists and a professor of medicine at Emory                                                                                       such as treating hypothermia      appropriate pace in most cases for adequate acclimatization.
ultrasonic method primarily                                            leading advocate for improving University School of Medicine             J. Wes Jones, T’72,                                                       and frostbite, to more arcane        While trekking in Nepal several years ago, Auerbach was asked to
                                James C. Ballenger, MD’70,                                                                                                                                                                                                   help a young woman suffering from high altitude cerebral edema
used for removing cataracts via                                        patient care using technolo-       in Atlanta; as clinical professor    MD’76, HS’76-’79, ’81-’83, DC,                                              topics such as jungle travel
                                HS’70-’71, retired recently                                                                                                                                                                                                  at 13,000 feet elevation. “She was delirious and uncooperative,” he
the pars plana. He and his wife                                        gies such as digital pathology. of medicine at the Indiana              has written Cure Constipation                                               and rescue, aerospace medi-
                                from his academic career at                                                                                                                                                                                                  says, “dehydrated, nauseated, and vomiting.”
of 50 years, Nancy, live in Little                                     Aperio has installed systems       University School of Medicine;       Now: A Doctor’s Fiber Therapy                                               cine, and treating burns from
                                the Medical University of South                                                                                                                                                            volcanic eruptions. Non-med-         Auerbach needed help placing the woman inside the then-newly
Rock, Ark., and have two sons,                                         in more than 34 countries,         and chief executive officer and      to Cleanse and Heal (Penguin).
                                Carolina in Charleston. He was                                                                                                                                                             ical topics include knot tying,   developed Gamow (pronounced Gam-off) bag—an inflatable pres-
Jeff and Brad.                                                         including more than two-thirds chief medical officer of Healing         The book addresses the causes
                                the chair of the Department of                                                                                                                                                             selection of outdoor clothing,    sure bag designed to accommodate a single person. By inflating the
John T. Flaherty, MD’67,                                               of the top 15 hospitals in the     Our Village, Inc. He and his wife    and consequences of gastroin-
                                Psychiatry and founding direc-                                                                                                                                                             and living off the land.          bag with a foot pump, the simulated altitude affecting the body
and his wife Lois T. Flaherty,                                         U.S., and 14 of the top 15         Annie live in Fairburn. Ga.          testinal problems that can lead
                                tor of the school’s Institute of                                                                                                                                                               “There’s been an explo-       can be lowered by as much as 4,000-5,000 feet—a potentially life-
MD’68, are both retired and                                            pharmaceutical companies.          Carl Edward Arentzen, MD’76,         to a wide range of illnesses, and
                                Psychiatry. He now concen-                                                                                                                                                                 sion of interest in the last      saving difference.
enjoying skiing, sailing, and                                          R. Doyle Stulting Jr., T’70,        DC, has been named chief of         offers a three-step program to                                                                                   “She was claustrophobic and agitated, so I briefly climbed into the
                                trates on forensic psychiatry as                                                                                                                                                           decade on the topic of
traveling. They have moved to                                          MD’74, PhD’75, was appointed        cardiovascular and thoracic         restore digestive health. Jones                                                                               bag with her to settle her down,” he says. “She had thrown up, so it
                                an expert in civil and criminal                                                                                                                                                             wilderness medicine,” says
Cambridge, Mass., to be near                                           the John H. and Helen S.            surgery at St. John’s Hospital at   says the advice offered in the       Paul S. Auerbach                                                         was not entirely pleasant. But the bag did the trick and we were able
                                cases and has maintained his                                                                                                                                                                Auerbach, a professor of sur-
one of their sons and their two private psychiatry practice. His       Hughes Professor in Ophthal-        Southern Illinois University in     book may also help prevent or                                                                                 to avoid a long yak ride down the trail or helicopter evacuation.”
                                                                                                                                                                                    gery in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University.
granddaughters.                                                        mology at Emory University          Springfield, Ill. He and his wife   delay the onset of some diseases     “People are fascinated with the outdoors and completing adven-              The bottom line for Auerbach is that, “for me wilderness medi-
                                oldest son, Scott, 38, an at-
                                                                       in August. He also serves as        Kathleen have two children—         such as Alzheimer’s. Jones is        tures at high altitudes, beneath the ocean surface, and in other         cine offers a combination of life’s passions—a balance between
Harry A. Gallis, MD’67,         torney, recently argued his first
                                                                       director of the Cornea Service      Clare, a high school senior, and    the founder of the Cape Fear         very remote places. The book combines medicine and adventure.”           work inside the hospital and being able to go outside and enjoy the
HS’67-’68, has been selected case before the U.S. Supreme
                                                                       at Emory Eye Center and is          Charlie, a high school junior.      Center for Digestive Diseases in        “Whether stranded on mountain tops, lost in the desert,               excitement a physician wouldn’t necessarily appreciate on a regular
to serve on the governing       Court. His son, Matthew, 32,
                                                                       president-elect of the American     The family lives in Springfield.    Fayetteville, N.C., and is a staff   trapped deep in the woods, or injured far out at sea,” the book          basis. It renews my spirit. It’s the best kind of down time.”
body of the Medical Represen- also is a practicing attorney.                                                                                                                                                                                                    Auerbach and his wife Sharon have three children: Brian is in Ja-
                                                                       Society of Cataract and                                                 member at Cape Fear Valley           jacket reads, “this indispensable resource equips rescuers and
tatives Certification Commis-   James and his wife Susan live in                                       Donald J. Bergin, MD’76,
                                                                                                                                               Health System. He is chair of        health care professionals to diagnose and treat the full range of        pan teaching English at Ehime University Graduate School of Medi-
sion (MRCC). Members serve      Isle of Palms, S.C.                    Refractive Surgeons. He lives inretired in 2009 from the
                                                                                                                                               Curamericas Global, Inc., which      emergencies and health problems encountered in the wilderness!”          cine; Lauren is a junior at the University of California-Santa Barbara;
as a standard-setting body                                             Atlanta, Ga.                    Carolina Eye Surgical and Laser
                                Eric D. Lester, MD’74, contin-                                                                                 provides health care to Central         Auerbach co-edited the first two editions with Duke University        and Dan is a senior in high school. When not on an adventure, they
for the commission to improve ues to serve as a consultant             James W. Mold, MD’74, was       Center in Greensboro. He is an                                               School of Medicine classmate Edward C. geehr, MD’76. The                 live in Los Altos, Calif.
                                                                                                                                               and South American and West
patient outcomes by certifying to health care organizations,           elected to the Institute of     accomplished golfer (low 70s),                                               first edition was conceived when they were emergency medicine               For information about Wilderness Medicine, 5th ed.,
                                                                                                                                               African communities. He lives in
professional competency of      focusing on governance,                Medicine. He recently published and tennis player (U.S. Tennis                                               residents at UCLA. In 1983 they teamed up with Kenneth W.                visit amazon.com.
                                                                                                                                               Fayetteville.
medical representatives. Gallis leadership, and the drive for          an article in JAMA on a primary Association ranking of 5.0.) He                                              Kizer, MD, MPH, a former under secretary for health in the U.S.             For information about The Wilderness Medical Society,
holds a faculty position as     effective organizational design.       care extension concept. He and and his wife Nancy also enjoy                                                 Department of Veterans Affairs, to form The Wilderness Medi-             visit wms.org.
consulting professor of medi- His book, Creating the Hospital          his wife Sandra live in Okla-   traveling. They have three chil-                                             cal Society—today the world’s leading organization devoted to                                                                   – Jim Rogalski


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Claude L. Hughes Jr., MD’77,                                                                         Jonathan L. Chang, MD’84,                                              Conrad L. Flick, MD’89, a           Elisabeth Liebow have two                                                                                   as a radiologist. The family
G’81, HS’81-’85, has served                                                                          is now engaged to Julia Chen,                                          family physician in Raleigh,        children—Elana and Joshua—                                                                                  lives in Durham.
since April 2008 as the repre-                                                                       senior vice president for                                              has been elected to the board       and live in Baltimore.                                                                                      Yogin K. Patel, T’99, B’04,
sentative of the Association of                                                                      wealth management at Wells                                             of directors of the American        Harry “Hank” Mansbach                                                                                       MD’04, is assistant medical di-
Clinical Research Organiza-                                                                          Fargo. Chang is a consul-                                              Academy of Family Physicians        III, MD’91, HS’91-’92, has                                                                                  rector for emergency medicine
tions on the Metabolic Disor-                                                                        tant for Guidepoint Global                                             (AAFP). The AAFP represents         been named vice president of                                                                                at ApolloMD in Atlanta. It is a
ders Steering Committee of                                                                           Management and recently was                                            more than 94,600 physi-             medical affairs for Medivation,                                                                             physician-owned and operated
The Biomarkers Consortium.                                                                           reappointed as a clinical assis-                                       cians and medical students          Inc. He will lead Medivation’s                                                                              national group practice that
The Biomarkers Consortium                                                                            tant professor of orthopedics                                          nationwide. Flick was elected       medical affairs activities for di-                                                                          provides emergency medicine,
is a public-private biomedical                                                                       at the University of Southern                                          to a three-year term by the         mebon (latrepirdine), the com-                                                                              anesthesia and radiology
research partnership managed       Anthony J. Limberakis,          the movie Cloverfield and has    California. He lives in South                                          AAFP’s governing body, the
                                                                                                                                         Serena H. Chen, MD’88,                                                pany’s phase 3 candidate for                                                                                services to hospitals, health
by the Foundation for the         MD’79, DC-Century, was            a Web series titled, Michael     Pasadena, Calif.                                                       Congress of Delegates. As a                                              Ashvin N. Pande, MD’99, has         Brooke Lawrence Hata,
                                                                                                                                        DC, was named one of New                                                the treatment of Alzheimer’s                                                                                centers, and surgery centers.
National Institutes of Health.    honored with the Athena-          Stahl-David: Behind the Star;                                                                           board member of the AAFP,                                                been appointed as an attend-       MD’01, and her husband
                                                                                                     Richard L. Page, T’80,             Jersey’s top doctors by New                                             and Huntington’s diseases, and                                                                              He and his wife Deepti Gupta
He is executive director of       goras Human Rights Award          Andrew is an organizer “com-                                                                            Flick will advocate on behalf of                                         ing physician and director of      Jonathan, MD’00, HS’07,
                                                                                                     MD’84, HS’87-’89, DC, has          Jersey Monthly in 2007, 2008,                                           MDV3100, which is in phase                                                                                  live in Atlanta.
Quintiles, Inc., in Research      from the Order of St. Andrew      ing soon to a labor struggle                                                                            family physicians and patients                                           Endovascular and Structural        welcomed a son, Andrew, on
                                                                                                     been named chair of medicine       and 2009. She made the cover                                            3 clinical development for the
Triangle Park and lives in        the Apostle. Limberakis was       near you;” and Eric is a                                                                                nationwide to inspire positive                                           Heart Interventions in the De-     Oct. 1, 2009. Andrew joins his
                                                                                                     at the University of Wisconsin     of the magazine in 2009. Her                                            treatment of advanced prostate
Mebane, NC.                       presented the award from          student at Pitzer College and                                                                           change in the U.S. health care                                           partment of Cardiovascular         older sister Cate, 2. The family
                                                                                                     School of Medicine and Public      husband Greg recently transi-                                           cancer. Mansbach is a neurolo-
                                  His All Holiness Ecumenical       a bike polo enthusiast.                                                                                 system. Additionally, he works                                           Medicine at Boston Medical         lives in Hickory, N.C.
                                                                                                     Health in Madison and began        tioned from private obstetrics                                          gist with more than 10 years
                                  Patriarch Bartholomew during                                                                                                              in private practice at Family                                            Center and recommended
                                  his October apostolic visit to    1980s                            his duties December 1. He          practice to working as a
                                                                                                                                                                            Medical Associates of Raleigh,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                of strategic and operational
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     as assistant professor of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lindsay D. Friesen, MD’04,
                                                                                                     formerly was a professor and       pharmaceutical executive. They                                          drug development experience.                                            and her husband Kurt, L’02,
                                  the U.S. from Constantinople.                                                                                                             which he owns with two other                                             medicine at Boston University
                                                                                                     head of cardiology at the Uni-     have two sons, Jake, 15, and                                            He and his wife Sarah live in                                           welcomed their first child, Jane,
                                  Limberakis is National Com-                                                                                                               physicians. He also serves as                                            School of Medicine. Pande’s
                                                                                                     versity of Washington School       Josh, 13. The family lives in                                           Laguna Hills, Calif.                                                    on May 21, 2009. The family
                                  mander of the Order of St.                                                                                                                an associate professor and                                               interests include interventional
                                                                                                     of Medicine in Seattle. His        Livingston, N.J.                                                        Mark A. Backus, MD’93, and                                              lives in Charlottesville, Va.
                                  Andrew and was chosen for                                                                                                                 community preceptor in the                                               cardiology, vascular medicine,
                                                                                                     wife Jeann Reynolds Page is                                                                                his wife Diane recently wel-
                                  the prestigious award “for his                                                                        Rache M. Simmons, T’84,             Department of Community                                                                                     Colin G. Looney, MD’01,              Helen Y. Chu, MD’05,
                                                                                                     a published novelist with her                                                                                                                   and congenital heart disease.
                                  untiring devotion, love, and                                                                          MD’88, was the first surgeon                                            comed their third child, Juliette.                                      HS’06, recently was named           and Chetan Seshadri, MD,
                                                                                                     fifth book coming out in the                                           and Family Medicine at Duke                                              His research interests include
                                  support to the Mother Church                                                                          in New York City to explore the                                         She joins a sister Analise and                                          an assistant professor with         HS’01-’04, welcomed the birth
                                                                                                     summer from Harper Collins.                                            University and as a community                                            advanced devices in coronary
                                  of Constantinople.” He is a                                                                           use of cryoablation for cancer-                                         brother Emerson. Backus is a                                            Vanderbilt University Medical       of their son Kai Prasad Ses-
                                                                                                                                                                            preceptor to medical students                                            and vascular interventions,
 John D. Lambeth,                radiologist in Philadelphia. He                                    Carolyn F. Bannister, MD’85,       ous and noncancerous growths                                            fellow of the American College                                          Center. He is an orthopedic sur-    hadri on April 8 in Beth Israel
                                                                                                                                                                            at Wake Forest University                                                as well as the use of novel
MD’78, PhD’78, received the       and his wife Maria have three                                      recently was named president       of the breast. Cryoablation is                                          of Physicians and runs his                                              geon at Vanderbilt Bone and         Deaconess Medical Center
                                                                                                                                                                            School of Medicine. He and his                                           techniques and procedures
2009 Society for Free Radical     children and live in Rydal, Pa.                                    of medical staff at Children’s     a type of minimally invasive                                            own private practice, Cascade                                           Joint Clinic. He and his wife       in Boston, where Chu is an
                                                                                                                                                                            family live in Cary.                                                     for the treatment of structural
Biology and Medicine Discov-                                         Bruce M. Freedman,             Healthcare of Atlanta. She         surgery that not only freezes                                           Internal Medicine Specialists,                                          Mary have one child, Boyd, 2,       internal medicine physician.
                                  Christiane E. Stahl, MD’79, of                                                                                                            Michael R. Jablonover, T’85,                                             and congenital heart disease.
ery Award for his discovery                                         T’79, MD’83, DC, and his         is an associate professor of       and destroys a tumor, but it                                            in Bend, Ore. The family lives                                          and live in Franklin, Tenn.
                                  Chicago, Ill., presented at the                                                                                                           MD’89, has been named presi-                                             He and his wife Reena live in                                          Erin E. Vanscoyoc, MD’05,
and characterization of the                                         son Michael, a current Duke      anesthesiology at Emory Uni-       also provides a vaccine-like                                            in Bend.
                                  Centers for Disease Control                                                                                                               dent and CEO of the James                                                Milton, Mass.                                                          HS’09, and her husband Rusty
Nox family of enzymes. He                                           senior, summitted 14,411-foot    versity. She and her husband       protection against recurrence                                           Jeffery S. Johns, MD’95, was
                                  and Prevention’s July confer-                                                                                                             Lawrence Kernan Orthopedics                                                                                                                     Hayes recently celebrated
is a professor of pathology
                                  ence, “Weight of the Nation.”     Mt. Ranier in Washington         Terry have a son Lucas, a          and eliminates the need for ra-
                                                                                                                                                                            and Rehabilitation Hospital in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                selected by the Jacksonville         2000s                                                                  the birth of their daughter
and laboratory medicine at                                          in August. He says climbing      senior at Georgia Institute of     diation or chemotherapy. Sim-                                           Business Journal as a 2009
                                  Her presentation focused on a                                                                                                             Woodlawn, Md. Jablonover                                                 Deverick J. Anderson, MD’01,                                           Annabel. Erin is a fellow in
Emory University School of                                          the majestic mountain was a      Technology majoring in en-         mons’ research has helped lay                                           Northeast Florida Healthcare
                                  Web training program aimed                                                                                                                previously served as Kernan’s                                            HS’01-’06, DC, recently was                                            primary care research at UNC
Medicine. His partner Melissa                                       challenging feat, but doing      gineering and pre-med. They        the groundwork for a National                                           Hero. He and his wife Virginia
                                  at reducing childhood obesity                                                                                                             vice president of medical affairs                                        named a Robert Wood Johnson                                            Hospitals. Her specialty is in-
is a TV producer and media                                          so with his son “was truly a     live in Stone Mountain, Ga.        Cancer Institute clinical trial.                                        live in Jacksonville, Fla.
                                  by helping to improve health                                                                                                              and chief medical officer. He                                            Foundation Physician Faculty                                           ternal medicine and pediatrics.
consultant. He has three                                            great experience.” Freed-
                                  care providers’ counsel-                                                                              Douglas G. Farmer, T’85,            is board certified in Internal      Ann Newman Chelminski,               Scholar. He is an assistant pro-                                       The family lives in Durham.
sons. Jonathan is an airline                                        man is a practicing plastic
                                  ing skills. She also helped                                                                           MD’89, was recently appointed       Medicine. He and his family live    T’85, MD’96, recently changed        fessor of infectious diseases                                          Teresa M. Dean, MD’07,
pilot, and Benjamin and                                             surgeon in Fairfax, Va., with
                                  organize the Peace Special                                                                            full professor of surgery at the    in Clarksville, Md.                 jobs after working for several       at Duke University Medical                                             recently was selected as an
Dylan are students.                                                 a clinical faculty appointment                                                                                                                                                                                       Samuel S. Wellman,
                                  Interest Group for the Society                                                                        University of California, Los                                           years in a community health          Center. He and his wife Ann                                            oral presenter at the Florida
                                  for Adolescent Medicine. Her      at Georgetown University.                                           Angeles, School of Medicine.        1990s                               center in a rural area and now       have a 1-year-old son Henry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MD’02, HS’02-’07, and his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            American College of Physicians
                                                                    He also conducts research on                                                                                                                                                                                        wife Danielle, MD, HS’09,
                                  husband, Dick David, MD’74,                                                                           He serves as chief of the UCLA      Scott A. Feeser, E’82, MD’90,       is a physician at the student        and live in Chapel Hill.                                               Conference and was awarded
                                                                    collagen stimulation. Michael                                                                                                                                                                                       welcomed the birth of their
                                  HS’74-’79, is a neonatologist                                                                         pediatric surgery liver and small   has been named director of the      health clinic at UNC-Chapel                                                                                 second place for her presenta-
                                                                    is majoring in environmental                                                                                                                                                                                        son Jack on December 27.
                                  and perinatal epidemiolo-                                                                             bowel transplant program and        patient-centered medical home       Hill. Her husband Paul, T’85, is                                                                            tion, “Forgotten Territory in
                                                                    chemistry and has been study-                                                                                                                                                                                       Both Samuel and Danielle
                                  gist. He is also an antiracist                                                                        is an active clinical investiga-    for Johns Hopkins Community         an academic internist. They live                                                                            Abdominal Pain.”
                                                                    ing the effects of hydrocarbon                                                                                                                                                                                      work at Duke—Samuel as an
                                  activist. They have three sons.                                                                       tor. He lives in Los Angeles.       Physicians at Water’s Edge in       in Carrboro, N.C., with their
                                                                    runoff into retention ponds.                                                                                                                                                                                        orthopedic surgeon, Danielle
                                  Michael Stahl-David starred in                                                                                                            Belcamp, Md. He and his wife        two teenage sons.


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1940s                              James M. Callaway, MD’56-                                              John is a neuropathologist          of Central Florida College of                                          Jefferson University Hospital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     in Philadelphia, Pa., where
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          parities. She and her husband
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Robert A. Harrell III, MD,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ously, he was on the faculty in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             medicine at the Keck School
                                   ’58, continues to enjoy a quiet                                        at the University of Louisville     Medicine. He has been named
Hugh B. Praytor Jr., MD,
                                   but physically active retirement,                                      Medical Center and Norton           a “Best Doctor” in the annual                                          he is chief of adult allergy. He                                     HS’80-’85, have three children     of Medicine of University of
HS’47-’48, is a lifetime fellow of
                                   “thanks to the wonders of                                              Healthcare in Louisville, Ky. His   poll taken by Orlando Maga-                                            and his wife Sherry are now                                          and live in Chapel Hill.           Southern California, Los An-
the American Academy of Der-
                                   modern medicine.” He received                                          daughter-in-law Lynn is director    zine. He and his son Kendall run                                       first-time grandparents. Their                                       Donald L. Kimpel, MD,              geles and served as director of
matology. He lost his first wife
                                   lens implants in both eyes in                                          of gynecology/oncology at the       the only father-son plastic and                                        daughter Joanna Cohn Weiss,                                          HS’86-’87, is the rheuma-          its Center for Pancreatic and
Katherine in 1986 to metastatic
                                   the 1980s, a pacemaker in                                              University of Louisville. He has    reconstructive surgery practice                                        T’99, who met her husband                                            tology fellowship program          Biliary Diseases.
breast cancer. His two children,
                                   2005, and a knee replacement                                           two granddaughters, Taylor, 8,      in Florida. Peters and his wife                                        Mathew Weiss, T’00, at
Linda and David, each have a
                                   in 2006. After the death of                                            and Riley, 3.                       Pamela, L’78, live in Orlando.                                         Duke, gave birth to a son,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          director at the University of      1990s
daughter and a son. He and his                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Virginia. He also serves as        Richard S. Vander Heide, MD,
                                   his first wife, he married Van                                                                                                                                                    Ethan, over the summer. John
second wife Sara celebrated
                                   Harwell in 2006.                                                       1970s                              Thomas M. Bashore, MD,
                                                                                                                                             HS’75-’77, has been appointed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     writes: “If Coach Krzyzewski
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          associate professor. He lives in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Charlottesville, Va.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             HS’89-’93, recently accepted
their 20th wedding anniversary                                          Roger W. Turkington,                                                                                      Russel E. Kaufman, MD,                                               Joanne M. Jordan,                                                  a position at Louisiana State
                                                                                                         Malcolm G. Robinson, MD,                                                                                    needs help, (Ethan) appears to
in June 2009.                      John Laszlo, MD, HS’59, of          MD, HS’63-’65, received the                                           vice chief for clinical operations   HS’73-’78, received the 2009                                          MD, HS’80-’85, MPH, the                                              University Medical School and
                                                                                                         HS’69-’71, has completed four                                                                               be ready and unafraid of the
                                   Atlanta, Ga., consults for a        2007 World Freedom Medal                                              and education in the Division of     Professional Achievement                                              Herman and Louise Smith                                              Health Sciences Center in New
                                                                                                         years on the board of directors                                                                             Tar Heels. And, I can assure
1950s                              biotech company that has            from the American Biographical of the Sarasota Congregation for Cardiology at Duke University              Award from the Ohio State
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     you he dribbles with the best
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Distinguished Professor of                                           Orleans, as the Jack Perry
                                   developed a novel electropora-      Institute for his research which Humanistic Judaism. He lives in Medical Center. He and his wife           University Alumni Association                                         Medicine, chief of the Division                                      Strong Professor and Chair of
                                   tion device, which the company                                                                                                                                                    of them.”
                                                                       helped to lead to a cure of                                           Jill live in Durham.                 during the university’s annual                                        of Rheumatology, Allergy,                                            Pathology. He recently was
                                                                                                         Sarasota, Fla., with this wife Su-
                                   hopes will advance the field        stage 4 breast cancer. He was                                                                              alumni awards ceremony in          Elise A. Olsen, MD, S’80-’83,      and Immunology, and director                                         employed at Wayne State
                                                                                                         san, who continues to work on       J. Barry Boyd, T’70, MD,
                                   of DNA vaccines. Laszlo says        recommended for the award                                                                                  September. Kaufman cur-            has been named president of        of the Thurston Arthritis Re-                                        University Medical School as
                                                                                                         projects related to the support     HS’74-’77, director and owner
                                   the idea is to inject appropri-     by The International Science                                                                               rently serves as president and     the United States Cutaneous        search Center at the University                                      Professor of Pathology.
                                                                                                         of the Sarasota Orchestra.          of Winter Park Plastic Surgery,
                                   ate DNA into muscle and let         Institute. He also has received                                                                            CEO of the Wistar Institute,       Lymphoma Consortium, a             of North Carolina at Chapel
                                                                                                                                             P.A. in Winter Park, Fla., also is                                                                                                                                              Frank V. Aluisio, MD, HS’91-
                                   the individual manufacture                                            William H. Beute, MD, HS’70-                                                                                newly formed multidisciplinary     Hill, received the American
                                                                       the Order of the Scarlet Sash                                         now working at the Advanced          an independent nonprofit
                                                                                                         ’74, has completed 30 years                                                                                                                                                                                         ’97, an orthopedic surgeon
                                   the immune proteins. Without        from the Royal Society of                                                                                  biomedical research center in      society. She is a tenured          College of Rheumatol-
                                                                                                                                             Facial Cosmetic and Laser                                                                                                                                                       with Greensboro Orthope-
                                   electroporation, DNA does not                                         as a child psychiatrist at Pine                                                                             professor at Duke University       ogy Research and Education         Russell D. Yang, MD,
                                                                       Medicine. He has received a                                           Surgery Center in Vero Beach,        Philadelphia, Pa. In addition to
                                                                                                         Rest Christian Mental Health                                                                                                                                                                                        dics, recently was appointed
                                   enter cells efficiently. John and   Physician’s Recognition Award                                                                              his administrative leadership      Medical Center. Her daughter       Foundation Excellence in          HS’84-’87, has joined the
                                                                                                                                             Fla., where he lives.                                                                                                                                                           as the 2009-’10 president of
                                                                                                         Services in Grand Rapids, Mich.                                                                             Jennie Cheesborough, T’05,                                           faculty at Southern Illinois
 Paul M. Abernethy, MD, his wife Pat have four children.              continually since 1970. He lives                                                                           of Wistar, Kaufman maintains                                          Investigative Mentoring Award
                                                                                                         He is currently the senior-most     Victor W. Henderson, MD,                                                                                                                                                        the North Carolina Orthope-
HS’48-’50, has been named          The couple stays busy by            in Brooksville, Fla.                                                                                       an active research program,        is a plastic reconstructive        from the American College of      University School of Medicine
                                                                                                         psychiatrist on the staff. He and HS’76-’77, is now chair of the                                                                                                                                                    dic Association. He and his
Citizen of the Year by the         playing tennis, exercising, and                                                                                                                investigating the genetics of      surgery resident at North-         Rheumatology in October. The      as a professor and chief of
                                                                       William D. Bradford, MD,          his wife Jill live in Grand Rapids. Geriatric Neurology Section                                                                                                                                                     wife Karen Weiss Aluisio have
Burlington, N.C., Kiwanis Club. taking senior courses.                                                                                                                            blood diseases and cancer.         western University in Chicago.     focus of her research is the      the gastroenterology division.
                                                                       HS’65-’66, DC, was awarded                                            of the American Academy of                                                                                                                                                      four children and live
He is one of the club’s longest-                                                                         Andrew S. Wechsler, MD,                                                  Prior to his current position,     Her son Kent Cheesborough          epidemiology of osteoarthritis,   His practice interests include
                                                                       the YMCA Lifetime Achieve-
serving members with 57 years.     1960s                               ment Award by the YMCA of
                                                                                                         HS’68-’74, DC-Century, has
                                                                                                                                             Neurology. He also serves as
                                                                                                                                             professor of epidemiology and
                                                                                                                                                                                  he was vice dean for educa-        graduated in 2009 from             particularly as it relates to     treatment and diagnosis of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             in Greensboro.

He is dedicated to helping         Stewart R. Roberts, Jr., MD,
                                                                       the Triangle in 2008. He lives in
                                                                                                         been appointed medical direc-
                                                                                                                                             neurology at Stanford University.
                                                                                                                                                                                  tion and academic affairs for      Miami University of Ohio with      racial/ethnic and gender dis-     digestive problems. Previ-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2000s
underprivileged children. Aber-    HS’59-’60, ’62-’63, is keeping                                        tor of Endoscopic Technologies                                           Duke University Health System      a business degree. Olsen lives
                                                                       Durham with his wife Anne.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ricardo Duran, MD, HS’09,
nethy retired from ophthalmol-     very active since retiring from                                       (also known as Estech), a           W. Ladell Douglas, MD,               and served as a professor of       in Chapel Hill.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             has been named assistant
                                   radiology in 2000. He recently      David Ingis, MD, HS’69, has       provider of minimally invasive      HS’74-’78, has established
ogy in 1995 after 45 years of                                                                                                                                                     medicine and biochemistry.         Gary W. Latson, MD, HS’81-                                                                              medical director for the Kent
                                   completed an intensive six-         changed career gears. After       cardiac surgery devices and         the Quality Care Pediatrics
practice. He founded Alamance                                                                                                                                                                                        ’84, has returned to academic                                                                           Hospital Wound Recovery
Eye Center in the 1980s. One       week course and received a          34 years of gastroenterology      disposables. In his new role as Scholarship at the University of         1980s                              medicine after spending 11                                                                              and Hyperbaric Medicine
                                   Master Birder diploma. He also      practice in New Jersey, he now medical director, Wechsler will Arkansas Community College
of his passions in retirement                                                                                                                                                                                        years in the U.S. Navy in                                                                               Center in Warwick, R.I. Duran
                                   was the class chair for his 50th    is clinical associate professor   chair the company’s medical         at Hope. Douglas is owner of
is theater organs. He owns a                                                                                                                                                                                         undersea medicine. He now                                                                               recently completed a Duke
                                   medical school reunion at Em-       of medicine in the Department advisory board and support the Quality Care Pediatric Clinic.
large horseshoe-shaped organ                                                                                                                                                                                         is head of the Division of                                                                              fellowship in hyperbaric,
                                   ory. He has three adult children    of Gastroenterology at the Uni- company’s clinical awareness          The $1,000 annual gift provides
that runs on a 5-horsepower                                                                                                                                                                                          Neurosurgical Anesthesiology                                                                            environmental, and undersea
                                   and a warm-hearted English          versity of Pennsylvania Health    and advocacy initiatives. He will a $500 scholarship for each
blower. He was a founding                                                                                                                                                                                            at Scott and White Memorial                                                                             medicine. The Kent Hospital
                                   setter that he says “would be       System. He says he very much      continue his role as the Stanley semester to qualifying students
member of the Piedmont The-                                                                                                                                                                                          Hospital and Texas A&M Uni-                                                                             Hyperbaric Medicine Center
                                   an excellent candidate for Duke     enjoys teaching again and go-     K. Brockman Professor and           studying technology. He lives
ater Organ Society in 1962—a                                                                                                                                                                                         versity Health Science Center                                                                           has achieved Accreditation
                                   Canine University if it existed.”   ing to the many conferences at chair of the Department of Car- in Hope.
chapter of the American                                                                                                                                                                                              in Temple, Texas.                                                                                       with Distinction – the highest
                                   He lives in Atlanta.                his new work home.                diothoracic Surgery at Drexel
Theater Organ Society. He was                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                level of distinction offered by
president of the national group                                        Joseph C. Parker, Jr., MD,         University College of Medicine                                                                                                                                                                                     the Undersea and Hyperbaric
in the 1970s. He and his wife                                          HS’68-’69, was named               in Philadelphia, Pa.                                                                                                                                                                                               Medical Society.
Nell live in Burlington.                                               clinical scientist of the year                                                                              John R. Cohn, MD,
                                                                                                          Calvin R. Peters, MD, HS’72-
                                                                       by the Association of Clinical                                                                             HS’79-’82, recently completed
                                                                                                          ’75, has been appointed profes-
                                                                       Scientists in 2008. His son                                                                                a term as president of the
                                                                                                          sor of surgery at the University
                                                                                                                                                                                  medical staff at Thomas


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Full obituaries can be found on the Medical Alumni Association website at medalum.duke.edu.
Please click on the magazine cover, then click on obituaries.
Ivan W. Brown Jr., BS’40 (medicine),          Charles J. Hartsell Jr., MD’58, of Southern      Michael R. McMillan, MD’67, of Conway,          William F. Price, MD’62 DC, of                 Hugh K. Sealy Jr., MD’48, DC, of Macon,       Hugh S. Thompson, MD, HS’74-’76, of
MD’40, HS’40-’42, ’45-’54, of Lakeland,       Pines, N.C., died Aug. 30, 2009. He was          S.C., died suddenly on Dec. 24, 2009, of        Spartanburg, S.C., died Dec. 2, 2009, at       Ga., died Oct. 21, 2009. He was 84. Dr.       Darlington, S.C., died Nov. 5, 2009, after a
Fla., died Nov. 20, 2009, of congestive       77. Dr. Hartsell served for two years as         natural causes. He was 68. Dr. McMillan         Spartanburg Regional Healthcare. He was        Sealy joined the U.S. Army in 1950 and        lengthy illness. He was 69. Dr. Thompson
heart failure. He was 94. A pioneer in        chief of anesthesia at the Charleston Naval      served on the staff of Conway Medical           73. Dr. Price spent 30 years practicing        served 18 months in Korea. He entered         was a physician with First Choice Health
medical science, Dr. Brown started a blood    Hospital. After his naval service he moved       Center for 25 years. A graduate of the          at Spartanburg Regional Diabetes and           into private practice in cardiology and       Care in Florence, S.C.
banking program while serving as a James      to Southern Pines and became the first           Citadel, he served in the U.S. Navy as a        Endocrine Services and Spartanburg             internal medicine in Macon in 1953,
B. Duke professor and researcher at Duke.     anesthesiologist on the staff at Moore           Lieutenant Commander and as a physician         Medical Group. He was a fellow of the          retiring 46 years later. He served as chief   g. Brant Walton, MD’02, of Redwood
He also invented and patented a critical      Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, where he         and surgeon. His decorations included the       American College of Physicians and the         of cardiology at Macon Hospital, where he     City, Calif., died Dec. 17, 2009, after a
component of the heart-lung machine—the       practiced for 40 years, retiring in 2002.        Vietnamese Service Medal (four stars) with      American College of Endocrinology.             opened Georgia’s first and the Southeast’s    yearlong battle with rectal cancer. He was
Brown Harrison Heat Exchanger. After          Dr. Hartsell’s interests outside of medicine     Marine Combat Insignia and the National         He was also a founding member of the           second coronary care unit. He served          34. Dr. Walton was a clinical instructor in
leaving Duke in the late 1960s, he went       included genealogy, foreign languages,           Defense Service Medal. He was chairman          Board of the American Association of           for 35 years as chairman of the Cardiac       anesthesia at Stanford University School
to Lakeland, where he founded Lakeland        Indian artifacts, golf, music, and reading.      of the Burroughs Foundation and former          Clinical Endocrinology.                        Care Committee of the Medical Center          of Medicine. In 2007, while a resident at
Regional Medical Center’s open-heart                                                           director of Burroughs and Chapin Company.                                                      of Georgia. His other activities included     Stanford University Medical Center, he was
surgery program. During WWII he served as     Thomas W. Hauch, MD, HS’74-’77, died             He also was a master tree farmer.               g. Rufus Ratchford Jr., MD’56, of Rocky        serving as president of the Sixth District    awarded the Stanford Resident Research
a surgeon with the 65th General Hospital      Nov. 9, 2009, at his home in Charlotte,                                                          Mount, N.C., died Sept. 4, 2009, after a       Medical Society and as a member of the        Award. Outside of medicine he was a
unit in England and was reportedly the        N.C., after a battle with cancer. He was 63.     Frank A. Miller, MD, HS’71-’78, of              long illness. He was 77. After serving as a    American College of Physicians.               gourmet cook, nationally recognized jazz
youngest physician who served with the        Dr. Hauch began working in Charlotte as          Gainesville, Fla., died Dec. 14, 2009. He was   Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps,                                                   drummer, and lover of N.C. history. After
Duke-affiliated Army medical unit.            an oncologist in 1977. He founded his own        66. Dr. Miller practiced in Durham and New      Dr. Ratchford moved to Rocky Mount in          Jeffrey E. Shogan, MD, HS’86-’88, of          learning of his diagnosis in January 2009,
                                              practice, Carolinas Cancer Care, in 1994.        Orleans, La., before moving his practice to     1962 and joined the Boice-Willis Clinic,       Murrysville, Pa., died Jan. 9, 2010. He       he created a blog caringbridge.org/visit/
Sydna g. Budnick, MD’88, of                   He was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha,            Gainesville in 1987. He was a lover of art,     where he later served as president. He was     was 56. Dr. Shogan spent one year as a        brantwalton to keep family and friends
Northampton, Mass., died of cancer on         the American College of Physicians, and          history, sports, space exploration, and all     also a member of the medical staff at Park     faculty member at Duke before founding        updated on his health.
Nov. 4, 2009. She was 48. After completing    the American Society of Clinical Oncology.       types of music.                                 View and Nash General hospitals, serving       and directing the Bone Marrow Transplant
training in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr.    He took pleasure in mentoring medical                                                            as president of the Nash General Hospital      Program at Allegheny General Hospital in      Roger D. Williams, MD, HS’47-’48, of
Budnick joined Northampton OB/GYN.            students and was active with local and           John l. Myers, MD’78, of Freeport, Maine,       staff in 1975. He served on the boards of      Pittsburgh, Pa. He co-managed a private       Newberry, Fla., died at home on Dec. 22,
She was passionate about her career, and      national legislation as an advocate for          died Oct. 8, 2009, in a boating accident. He    the Coastal Plains Heart Association and the   practice group, which in 2000 merged          2009. He was 85. Dr. Williams’ career
was reading medical journals even in the      cancer patients. His accomplishments             was 60. After a residency at Maine Medical      local American Red Cross. He had a great       into the University of Pittsburgh Medical     included serving the in U.S. Marines
last months of her life. She loved to read,   outside of medicine included climbing            Center in Portland, Dr. Myers was recruited     love for music and played the trombone         Center, creating one of the largest cancer    during the Korean War and as professor
travel, cross-country ski, play tennis, and   Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the         by Spurwink Medical Practice, now the           in the Duke University Marching Band and       care networks in the United States. Dr.       of surgery at Ohio State University College
bike with her family. In the last years       lower 48 states.                                 Greater Portland Medical Group. He later        piano for dance bands in North Carolina.       Shogan played an integral role in a radical   of Medicine. After serving as a professor
of her life, she developed a passion for                                                       practiced internal medicine in Bangor at        He also enjoyed making and refinishing         reorganization and the growth of the UPMC     and chairman of surgery at the University
running and would wake early to take          David A. lockhart, MD’51, of Concord,            a satellite clinic for the Togas VA Medical     furniture, photography, and golf.              Cancer Centers network along a service-line   of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston,
long runs with her friends.                   N.C., died Oct. 26, 2009. He was 87. During      Center. He then worked as an independent                                                       model. He also worked with refugees in        he joined Dickey, Fisher, and Williams
                                              his 40-year career as a pediatrician, Dr.        medical examiner in the life and health                                                        camps on the Thai-Burmese border and with     Associates in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where
Joseph H. Cutchin Jr., MD’42, of Sherrills    Lockhart helped establish the Children’s         insurance industries until he fully retired                                                    an orphanage in northern Thailand.            he practiced general surgery, specializing
Ford, N.C., died Oct. 7, 2009, at Catawba     Advocacy Center at NorthEast Medical             in 2008. Dr. Myers was an accomplished                                                                                                       in vascular surgery. He retired to Diroge
Valley Medical Center in Hickory. He was      Center and the Cabarrus Community                boater who fished, lobstered, and dove for                                                                                                   Ranch in 1983 to raise cattle and establish
91. Dr. Cutchin served the Sherrills Ford     Child Protection Team and Child Fatality         scallops. He also had a passion for cooking.                                                                                                 a vineyard.
community as a general practitioner from      Task Force. He also served as chairman of
1953 until he retired in 1998. In 1967        the Department of Pediatrics and chief           Hugh O. Pearson Jr., MD’56, of Mentor,                                                                                                       Tien-Sze Benedict Yen, MD’77, PhD’82,
he served as staff secretary at Catawba       of staff for Cabarrus Memorial Hospital.         Ohio, died Oct. 21, 2009. He was 78.                                                                                                         of San Francisco, Calif., died Aug. 31, 2009,
Memorial Hospital and as chief of staff in    After his retirement, he turned his energy       Dr. Pearson lived and practiced medicine                                                                                                     of acute leukemia. He was 55. Dr. Yen was
1968. He was a past president and member      fully toward volunteer work, founding the        in Beaufort, S.C., from 1959-2000. He                                                                                                        a University of California, San Francisco,
of Catawba County Medical Society and a       Community Free Clinic. Prior to his medical      served as chief of staff at Beaufort County                                                                                                  researcher who specialized in studying
past delegate to the N.C. Medical Society.    career, Dr. Lockhart served as a naval officer   Memorial Hospital for many years. He also                                                                                                    hepatitis B and who also fought against
He also was a U.S. Army veteran of World      during WWII.                                     was cofounder of the Friends of Caroline                                                                                                     civil rights injustices. He spent most of his
War II, having served as a Major in the 7th                                                    Hospice in Beaufort and served as president                                                                                                  career at what is now the San Francisco
Armored Division under General George S.      Raymond Mark, MD’62, of Royersford, Pa.,         of the board of directors.                                                                                                                   Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he
Patton in the Battle of the Bulge.            died of natural causes on Sept. 16, 2009.                                                                                                                                                     was named chief of the pathology service
                                              He was 78. An immunologist, Dr. Mark             John K. Pearson, MD’53, of Apex, N.C.,                                                                                                       in 1996. He made several key discoveries
John J. Euliano Jr., MD, HS’73, of Erie,      was closely involved with the early heart        died at his home on Jan. 9, 2010, after                                                                                                      with the gene that causes hepatitis B and
Pa., died Oct. 11, 2009, at his home after    transplant program at the University of          a long illness. He was 84. After medical                                                                                                     the role that the virus plays in causing
a lengthy illness. He was 66. Dr. Euliano     Pittsburg School of Medicine. He served for      training, Dr. Pearson established a medical                                                                                                  diseases like cirrhosis and liver cancer. In
practiced orthopedic surgery in Erie for      a number of years as professor of pathology      practice in Apex, where he practiced for 35                                                                                                  more recent years he became involved
many years, retiring in 2002. He was a        at the Medical College of Pennsylvania           years. Early in his career, he delivered the                                                                                                 in social justice issues, especially those
member of the American Medical Society,       before becoming medical director of              first set of triplets born in Wake County.                                                                                                   affecting Asian Americans.
the Pennsylvania Medical Society, and the     Biosearch, Inc. He later realized his dream of   For many years he was only two physicians
Erie County Medical Society.                  opening a restaurant near the University of      practicing in Apex.
                                              Pennsylvania.


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Duke Medicine                                                           “We were immediately ready to mobilize a team to provide medi-
                                                                      cal assistance in Haiti,” Dzau said. “However, given the chaos on the

Sends 14-Member                                                       ground and the need for coordination there, we made a decision to
                                                                      work through a trusted partner in PIH which was already in Haiti and
Team to Haiti                                                         who we know would identify the urgent medical needs and provide
                                                                      the specific logistics support for our relief effort.”


A      s medical teams from around the world pour into Haiti to help    The 14-member Duke team included two general surgeons, an
       with earthquake relief efforts, a Duke Medicine team of doc-   orthopedist, an anesthesiologist, certified nurse anesthetist, an
                                                                      infectious disease physician/internal medicine physician, emergency
tors and nurses joined them from Feb. 5-14. A second group from
                                                                      room physician, wound care nursing specialists, a limb-loss nursing
Duke was planning another trip in the weeks following the first
                                                                      specialist, nurses, and a surgical technologist.
group’s return.
                                                                        Team members included:
   Half of the 14-member Duke Medical Haiti Relief Team worked
                                                                        Ian Greenwald, MD – team leader; David MacLeod, MB – anes-
at the Partners in Health (PIH) hospital in Conge. The
                                                                                                          thesiologist; Richard McCann,
hospital is overwhelmed with patients from Port-au-
                                                                                                          MD, HS’74-’83 – general sur-
Prince, which is two hours away.
                                                                                                          geon; Mark Shapiro, MD – trauma
   The other half of the team worked at a giant field
                                                                                                          surgeon; Cameron Wolfe, MD
hospital in Port-au-Prince.
                                                                                                          – infectious disease physician;
   PIH, a global health organization led by Duke alumnus
                                                                                                          Jocelyn Wittstein, MD – orthope-
and University Trustee Paul Farmer, T’82, MD, PhD, has
                                                                                                          dic surgeon; Henry Ward – nurse
been providing medical care in Haiti for more than 20
                                                                                                          leader; lee Freeman, MSN’06
years. The Duke team’s goals are to meet the ongoing
                                                                                                          – nurse anesthetist; Jan J. John-
demand for surgical procedures, post-op care, and spe-
                                                                                                          son, MSN’83, gNC’96 – nurse
cialized wound care; and to help reinitiate medical care
                                                                                                          practitioner; Edward Lavoie – clini-
for people with serious chronic infectious diseases such
                                                                                                          cal nurse; Shawna Neill – surgical
as tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.
                                                                                                          technologist; Nancy Payne,
   Ian Greenwald, MD, the Duke team leader, said the
                                                                                                          MSN’07 – clinical nurse specialist;
heat was sweltering, adding to already extremely difficult
                                                                                                          Gaye Currier Slaughter – clinical
conditions. He said most operations were done under
                                                                                                          nurse; and Katie Sligh, ABSN’07 –
the battery power of vehicle headlights, and power out-
                                                                                                            clinical nurse.
ages were frequent. “Providing care in that environment Nurse anesthetist Lee Freeman, MSN’06,
                                                                                                               Haitian health care providers
is both physically and emotionally challenging,” he said. comforts a Haitian child.
                                                                                                            have had to pause their work to
   Victor J. Dzau, MD, chancellor for Health Affairs at
                                                                                                            attend to their own situations and
Duke and CEO of the Duke University Health System said
                                                                      families, said Cameron Wolfe, MD, an infectious disease expert on
he is “proud of the commitment of our staff to make the personal
                                                                      the Duke team.
sacrifices necessary to reach out to the people of Haiti. It is a
                                                                        “We’ve been asked to work with them to regain management
testament to the character of our faculty and employees and their
                                                                      of TB and HIV/AIDS care and work on the problem of infectious
preeminent commitment to helping others.”
                                                                      disease, including emerging ones like cholera,” he said.
   In addition to mobilizing this medical team, Duke Medicine also
                                                                        For the latest news about Duke Medicine in Haiti, and to contrib-
has provided shipments of medical supplies and medicines to
                                                                      ute to the Duke Medical Haiti Relief Team’s efforts, visit duke-
Family Health Ministries, a non-profit medical mission organiza-
                                                                      medicine.org/giving and click on “Duke Medicine Responds to
tion in Haiti led by Duke faculty member David Walmer, MD, and
                                                                      Haiti Disaster.
his wife Kathy.

				
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