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WI NTER 2010 How Duke Defines ‘capable of brilliance’ The Science of Med School Admissions FROM THE DEAN | contents 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. DukeMed Alumni News 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: email@example.com 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 8 Alumni Affairs 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 Marketing and Creative Services. 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 18 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 DukeMedalumninews | 1 NEWS BRIEFS | | IN BRIEF 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 2 | DukeMedalumninews DukeMedalumninews | 3 NEWS BRIEFS | | IN BRIEF 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 4 | DukeMedalumninews DukeMedalumninews | 5 NEWS BRIEFS | | IN BRIEF 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) firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Adolph Lombardi 6 | DukeMedalumninews DukeMedalumninews | 7 | COVER STORY 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 8 | DukeMedalumninews DukeMedalumninews | 9 How 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 750 180 100 applicants applicants new medical students Average GPA Top 5 Undergraduate 3.77 Duke, Stanford, Gender Diversity by THe nUMberS 51 male 49 female Schools Represented Johns Hopkins, Dartmouth college, University of Michigan Racial Diversity 50% white 50% minority Home States north carolina (11) Under-represented 25% Represented california (10) Minorities in Medicine 2,500 Maryland and Washington, D.c. (9) florida (7) applicants Georgia (7) =100 student applicants 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 10 | DukeMedalumninews DukeMedalumninews | 11 How 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 12 | DukeMedalumninews DukeMedalumninews | 13 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. 14 | DukeMedalumninews DukeMedalumninews | 15 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.” 16 | DukeMedalumninews DukeMedalumninews | 17 FEATuRE | Beyond DukeMeD AluMs MAke A Difference throuGh AlternAtive cAreers the Bedside: by Bernadette Gillis G 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 18 | DukeMedalumninews DukeMedalumninews | 19 FEATuRE | | FEATuRE 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 email@example.com. 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 20 | DukeMedalumninews DukeMedalumninews | 21 FEATuRE | | FEATuRE 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 22 | DukeMedalumninews DukeMedalumninews | 23 FEATuRE | | FEATuRE 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. 24 | DukeMedalumninews DukeMedalumninews | 25 FEATuRE | | FEATuRE 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- 26 | DukeMedalumninews DukeMedalumninews | 27 FEATuRE | | ClASS NOTES 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.” 28 | DukeMedalumninews DukeMedalumninews | 29 ClASS NOTES | | ClASS NOTES 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- to have served as president of 30 | DukeMedalumninews DukeMedalumninews | 31 ClASS NOTES | | ClASS NOTES 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 32 | DukeMedalumninews DukeMedalumninews | 33 ClASS NOTES | | ClASS NOTES 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. 34 | DukeMedalumninews DukeMedalumninews | 35 HOuSE STAFF NOTES | | HOuSE STAFF NOTES 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 36 | DukeMedalumninews DukeMedalumninews | 37 OBITuARIES | | OBITuARIES 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. 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Mangum Street, Suite 400 Durham, North Carolina 27701-3973 1572225 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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