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                                                  CLEVELAND CLINIC ALUMNI N EWSLETTER                                V OLUME XII N O . 3   2002




                                                 George C. Hoffman, M.D.,
                                                 Named Distinguished Alumnus

                                                 F
                                                       or more than 40 years, George C.         served as a role model for so many of us
                                                       Hoffman, M.D. (CLPTH’59), has            over the years and epitomizes the Cleve-
                                                       distinguished himself as a leader        land Clinic culture of collaborative prac-
                                                 at The Cleveland Clinic and in local,          tice and investigation.”
                                                 national and international professional             Dr. Hoffman came to The Cleveland
                                                 societies. At this year’s annual staff din-    Clinic from England in 1957 to complete
                                                 ner on June 21, his colleagues shared in       a special fellowship in clinical pathology.
                                                 a celebration of his illustrious career by     After his graduation from Cambridge, he
                                                 presenting him with the 14th annual            had spent four years in internal medicine
                                                 Distinguished Alumnus Award.                   and three in pathology. His interest in
                                                      The award, established by the Alum-       blood coagulation compelled him to
Andrew Fishleder, M.D., (left) presents the      ni Association Board of Directors, recog-      further his studies in the United States.
Distinguished Alumnus plaque to George           nizes Cleveland Clinic alumni for                   He was also motivated to make the
Hoffman, M.D.                                    exceptional achievements and leader-           overseas move by his then girlfriend of
                                                 ship that have brought pride and recog-        five years, Ann, who had moved to
                                                 nition to the institution. In presenting the   Alberta, Canada for a job as a midwife.
                                                 award, Andrew Fishleder, M.D. (GL-1’79,        He saw her move as a challenge to prove
                                                 LMED’82), chairman of Education at The         his commitment to their relationship.
                                                 Cleveland Clinic, said Dr. Hoffman “has                             continued on page 19




                                                 New Chairman Appointed to
          IN MEMORIAM
 Alfred Lerner (1933-2002)                       Lerner Research Institute
 President of The Cleveland Clinic


                                                 T
 Foundation                                            he Cleveland Clinic has named a          efforts at the Clinic for a decade. When
                                                       new chairman to head the Lerner          Dr. Stark joined the Clinic’s Division of
 Leonard L. Lovshin (1914-2002)
                                                       Research Institute. Paul E. DiCorle-     Research, appr oximately 50 investiga-
 Former chairman of Internal Medicine and
                                                 to, Ph.D., who has chaired the Depart-         tors were engaged in research with $15
 director of Professional Staff Affairs
                                                 ment of Cell Biology since 1989, pledges       million in grants from the National Insti-
 Robert D. Mercer, M.D. (1918-2002)              to build more research programs that           tutes of Health. Today, the Lerner Re-
 The Cleveland Clinic’s first pediatrician and   bridge science and patient care.               search Institute houses 130 investigators
 chairman of Pediatrics.                              Dr. DiCorleto succeeds Geor ge            and draws nearly $48 million in NIH
                      See details on page XX     Stark, Ph.D., who has led resear ch                                 continued on page 17


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Residency &   O
                     n May 31, 250 guests enjoyed a
                     celebration in the Reinberger
                     Commons on The Cleveland Clinic
                                                            BRUCE H UBBARD S TEWART AWARD: Estab-
                                                            lished in memory of Bruce Stewart, M.D.,
                                                            who was a member of the Department of

Fellowship    campus honoring residents and fellows
              completing their training programs this
              year. Cleveland Clinic staff, family and
                                                            Urology for many years and later chair-
                                                            man of the Division of Surgery. His
                                                            friends and family established the award

Graduates     friends joined in congratulating the grad-
              uates on their achievements.
                   Jeffrey L. Ponsky, M.D., director of
                                                            in recognition of his ability to combine
                                                            sensitivity and compassion with knowl-
                                                            edge and skill in the practice of medicine.

Recognized    Graduate Medical Education and vice
              chairman of the Division of Education,
              congratulated the graduates on their
                                                                Edward E. Cherullo, M.D.,
                                                                Urological Institute
                                                            GEORGE AND GRACE T RAVELING FELLOW-
              many accomplishments and contribu-            SHIP AWARD : Made possible by a grant
              tions during their training. “We would        given by the Crile family, this award is
              not be the great institution we are with-     presented each year to an outstanding
              out all of you,” he said in his remarks.      trainee who demonstrates exceptional
                                                            capability and effort.
              Annual Education Awards
                                                               Christopher S. Ng, M.D.,
              WILLIAM E. LOWER AWARDS : Established in
                                                               Urological Institute
              1936 by Dr. Lower, one of the founders of
              The Cleveland Clinic, to encourage origi-     JOSEPH CASH M EMORIAL AWARD : Estab-
              nal investigation and professional excel-     lished by friends, family and colleagues
              lence in preparation of scientific papers     of the late Joseph Cash, M.D., former
              by residents and fellows.                     chairman of the Department of General
              Lower Clinical Award                          Internal Medicine, to encourage original
                 First Place: Michael H. Yen, M.D.,         investigation and professional excel-
                 Cardiology                                 lence in the preparation of clinical pa-
                 Honorable Mention: Ronnier Aviles,         pers on health outcomes.
                 M.D., Cardiology                               Rabin K. Shrestha, M.D.,
              Non-Clinical Award                                Infectious Disease
                 First Place: Zhi-Qiang Wang, Ph.D.,             Raymond J. Scheetz, Jr., M.D.,
                 Immunology                                 (IM’71, RH’73), president of The Cleve-
                 Honorable Mention: Nader Fahmy,            land Clinic Alumni Association and
                 M.D., Urological Institute                 Rheumatology and Immunology staff,
              P ESKIND A WARD: Established by a group       congratulated the graduates, welcoming
              of grateful patients, friends and family of   them into the worldwide ranks of the
              the late D. Adolph Peskind to recognize       Alumni Association. He presented the
              residents and fellows in medicine who         annual ALUMNI ASSOCIATION G RADUATE
              achieved excellence in preparation of a       LEVEL ONE A WARD to Todd F. Ritzman,
              scientific publication.                       M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery.
                 Sophia Carolina Masri, M.D.,                    The annual GL-1 Award demon-
                 Heart Failure and Transplantation          strates the Alumni Association’s belief in,
                                                            and recognition of, excellence in Cleve-
              ROBER T C. T ARAZI FELLOWSHIP AWARD:
                                                            land Clinic physicians in training. The re-
              Established in memory of Robert Tarazi,
                                                            cipient is selected from nominations by
              M.D., past vice chairman of the Division
                                                            GL-1 residents, and Cleveland Clinic
              of Research from 1977 to 1984, to recog-
                                                            teachers and mentors, based on his or
              nize papers that make an outstanding
                                                            her clinical excellence/knowledge, inter-
              contribution in clinical or basic cardio-
                                                            personal communication skills, character
              vascular research aimed at bettering the
                                                            and unique accomplishments.
              understanding and/or treatment of car-
                                                                 The CLEVELAND CLINIC F LORIDA
              diovascular diseases.
                                                            GRADUATE L EVEL ONE AWARD was pre-
                 Umesh Khot, M.D., Cardiology
                                                            sented in Florida to Peter S. Emerson,
                                                            M.D., Internal Medicine.

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Donald G. Vidt, M.D.

Special Achievement Award 2002
T
     he Cleveland Clinic Foundation Alumni As        a fellowship in metabolism and renal disease at
     sociation Special Achievement Award was         Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital (now
     presented on November 3, 2002, at the Amer-     MetroHealth).
ican Society of Nephrology annual meeting in               Dr. Vidt, who was chairman of his depart-
Philadelphia. This year’s recipient is Donald        ment from 1985 to 1991, remains optimistic and
G. Vidt, M.D., staff member in the Department        excited about the practice of medicine. “I certain-
of Hypertension and Nephrology since 1964.           ly have seen changes at the Clinic over my 40
      Donald G. Vidt, M.D., claims he has been       years in practice, but most relate to the increasing
semi-retired since 1999. It may be the only fib      demands on physicians and on health care sys-
Dr. Vidt has ever told. This is his usual current    tems. Changes in reimbursement have had an
schedule: He spends three half-days each week        impact. Every institution feels this, but I’m not
at The Cleveland Clinic seeing patients as a         sure every institution has been able to maintain
“consultant.” Then he has those two major            the degree of collegiality we enjoy here.
clinical trials under way for which he is co-              “The practice of medicine will continue to
principal investigator. He also is writing more      be a richly rewarding career for young people,”        James Lewis, M.D., current Alumni president
now than ever before. (Before his “retirement”       he says, “even though it will be different, no         and Daniel Wilson, M.D., past president with
he wrote a mere 241 articles, 124 abstracts, 33      question. New developments and expanding               Nancy and Donald Vidt, M.D.
book chapters, and edited four books.) He also is    technology offer so many opportunities to cure,
doing a “fair amount” of consulting for the          and if not cure, to alter the course of many                 Dr. Vidt will turn 73 on Dec. 1, and practic-
pharmaceutical industry and gives a “signifi-        chronic illnesses. In many areas we are on the         es what he preaches to patients. “I exercise and
cant amount” of time to the American Society of      verge of breakthroughs that have the capability        try to stay active physically and mentally, too,
Hypertension, for which he has been the director     of preventing disease.                                 which is just as important, I think.” Noting
of continuing education for the last six years.            “We now have treatments that can signifi-        gratefully that he seems to be the beneficiary of
      “I love what I do,” Dr. Vidt says, as an ex-   cantly slow and potentially prevent chronic re-        good genes, he still eats a healthy, low-sodium
cuse for his non-retiring schedule. Then he ad-      nal disease, and we have therapies, more than          diet, doesn’t smoke, doesn’t need any medica-
mits, “I had no intention of walking away (at        enough treatments, to control blood pressure. It       tion and has good blood pressure.
retirement age). I enjoy my patients and the         is not the availability of medicines, but rather             About this latest honor, Dr. Vidt says: “Not
other activities.”                                   how we encourage providers to be more aggres-          only was I surprised, but I was deeply honored
      “Dr. Vidt has done a great deal in the way     sive in the treatment of hypertension, still one of    and delighted to receive the Alumni Special
of putting the Department of Hypertension and        the largest public health problems in this coun-       Achievement Award. I was particularly honored
Nephrology on the map,” notes former depart-         try, that is crucial,” Dr. Vidt notes, urging his      to be one of the only about eight recipients of
ment chairman Ray Gifford, M.D., now retired         colleagues to take up this banner.                     this award over the last 27 years.”
in Arizona. Dr. Gifford was the first staff member         He also encourages his fellow alumni to stay
hired by then chairman David Humphrey, M.D.,         in touch. “All of us as alumni can be grateful for            $6 Million Gift
and Dr. Vidt was the third. “He is widely recog-     the educational or practice experiences we have
nized as an authority on hypertension. He is a       shared at the Clinic. I hope all of our alumni              Recognizes Dr. Vidt
good speaker and good teacher, and has a great       keep lines of communication open with the                 Endowed Chair for Preventive Medicine
sense of humor, which is obvious when he is lec-     mother institution. As an institution, we feel very           funded by anonymous donor
turing. He’s a very personable fellow, and de-       strongly about our alumni and want to maintain
serving of this award.”
      His patients and colleagues keep him teth-
                                                     an active alumni family.”
                                                           Dr. Vidt’s other family gets his attention,
                                                                                                             T   he Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of
                                                                                                                 Medicine of Case Western Reserve Uni-
                                                                                                             versity is establishing an educational center
ered to the Clinic. “For me, patient care has        too. He and his wife, Nancy, have been able to          and an endowed chair dedicated to both
been very rewarding, and that is the major rea-      travel more since his semi-retirement, mainly           disease prevention research and physician
son I came to the Clinic as opposed to a purely      with visits to his three children, their spouses and    education with a $6 million gift from a
academic track. And the richness of a career is      four grandchildren, who live on both coasts. A          Northeast Ohio resident.
enhanced by the friendships and collegiality at      family reunion at Dr. Vidt’s second home in Flor-             The Center for Disease Prevention and
this institution.” Dr. Vidt served on the Clinic’s   ida last June was a special treat for the Vidts.        The Donald G. Vidt, M.D., Endowed Chair
Board of Governors from 1981 to 1985.                “The highlight was just seeing how our children         for Preventive Medicine will focus their ini-
      Dr. Vidt earned his medical degree from        enjoy time with one another, and how the cous-          tial research and education effor ts on dis-
The Ohio State University and did his residency      ins enjoyed getting to know each other.” The            eases for which preventive measures have
training at University Hospitals of Cleveland and    grandchildren range from 9 months to 10 years.                                continued on page 23


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Clinic                T
                             he Cleveland Clinic is opening its door to        who earned her doctorate in biochemistry from
                             “alternative” medicine. The Center for Inte-      McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
                             grative Medicine was created about a year         About 70 percent of the population reports using
                      ago to begin exploring less conventional ap-             some form of alternative therapy, accounting for

Launches              proaches to health care, which seem to be growing
                      in popularity among people in this country.
                            The center, under the helm of director Joan
                                                                               about $30 billion in out-of-pocket expense. Physi-
                                                                               cians’ most common questions center on herbal
                                                                               supplements and specific nutrients shown to be


Center for
                      Fox, Ph.D., research scientist in the Department of      beneficial for particular conditions.
                      Molecular Cardiology, is focusing on researching               Many patients come to their doctors not only
                      complementary medical practices and designing            with questions but also with incorrect information,
                      methods of educating physicians and other profes-        Dr. Fox points out. She wants Cleveland Clinic staff

Integrative           sionals. Dr. Fox has a grant from the National
                      Institutes of Health National Center for Comple-
                      mentary and Alternative Medicine to develop and
                                                                               to have accurate answers, or at least know where to
                                                                               find them. Interactions between herbal supplements
                                                                               and prescription drugs can be extremely dangerous.


Medicine
                      present workshops and CME courses for health             One study revealed that 26 percent of patients arriv-
                      care personnel. In addition, the center serves as an     ing for surgery reported recently taking an herbal
                      information resource for departments and individ-        supplement with anticoagulant properties. “They
                      uals throughout the Clinic who have questions            arrive for surgery with an anticoagulant already on
                      about integrative medicine.                              board, a potentially dangerous situation,” she says.
                                                                                    Dr. Fox also is trying to develop a system to
                      What exactly is integrative medicine?
                                                                               provide a number of alternative therapies on
                      “This is a name given to a way of practice in            campus. These include therapeutic massage and
                      which traditional health care is combined with           energy-healing or life-force methods such as
                      effective alternative treatments, with the recogni-      Reiki or therapeutic touch.
                      tion of the importance of patients’ involvement
                                                                                      Still skeptical? Over the course of her 25 years
                      and the ability of the mind, emotions and spirit to
                                                                               in research into intracellular signaling pathways in
                      affect physical health,” Dr. Fox explains.
                                                                               vascular cells, Dr. Fox developed an interest in ways
                            In reality, a variety of integrative practices     emotional issues can affect physical health. It is
                      have been in use at the Clinic. “We have been            well known, she notes, that cardiovascular disease
                      offering biofeedback and hypnosis for years in           correlates with anxiety and character, the well
                      Psychiatry,” she notes. “Acupuncture has been            known Type A personality. The placebo effect, in
                      used in Pain Management. Hypnosis and mind-              which saline injections produce the same brain ac-
                      body techniques are available in Pediatrics, and         tivity as an active drug, has been demonstrated with
                      the Children’s Rehab Hospital uses pet therapy.          brain imaging. Such studies also have shown that
                      Palliative Medicine has music therapy.”                  acupuncture affects opioid production in the brain.
    Joan Fox, Ph.D.         In addition, Cardiothoracic Surgery and                  As Dr. Fox states in a book chapter she
                      Colorectal Surgery provide guided-imagery video-         authored, Alternative Medicine in Coronary
                      tapes for patients to view prior to surgery.             Disease: “While such concerns have not tradition-
                      “A Clinic study demonstrated that guided-imagery         ally been the realm of the Western physician, accu-
                      decreased anxiety and pain levels, and also actu-        mulating scientific evidence means we can no
                      ally reduced length of stay,” Dr. Fox says.              longer ignore the fact that the mind can be used to
                            In Preventive Cardiology, lifestyle and dietary    affect the body or that the emotional well-being of
                      interventions represent an integrated approach           patients can have significant effects on physical
                      that encourages patients to take responsibility and      health. As the field of psychoneuroimmunology
                      be involved in their own health care.                    has matured, it has brought understanding of
                           Dr. Fox’s phone rings off the hook, attesting       mechanisms by which the mind, emotions, and
                      to the rising level of interest in complementary         body communicate, with resulting acceleration of
                      and alternative medicine.                                the rational for creating more integrated health
                            “There is so much research evidence about the      care approaches.”
                      benefit of many of these approaches now, and the         Alumni interested in more information on the
                      public is using it so much, that most staff seem to at   Center for Integrative Medicine may contact
                                                                               Dr. Fox’s office at 216/445-3874.
                      least want to know what it is about,” says Dr. Fox,


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                                                                                                                  One Nation’s
                                                                                                                  Discards Prove
                                                                                                                  Another
                                                                                                                  Nation’s
                                                                                                                  Treasure




Chief Urology resident Lee Ponsky, M.D., is channeling unused medical supplies
from the United States to third-world countries.




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            s an undergraduate at the University of      tally disposed of by the time the new company’s          must have a “wish list,” enumerating, in detail,
            Rochester (class of ’93), chief Urology      “new and improved” supply comes in.                      what is needed locally. This ensures that the sup-
            resident Lee Ponsky, M.D., had the op-             To maximize use of medical supplies from           plies are actually needed and that the goods are not
portunity to work as a scrub technician in Nigeria,      both of these sources, Dr. Ponsky, 31, founded           sold on the black market, Dr. Ponsky explains. In
Africa. It was there that Dr. Ponsky understood first-   Intervol World Help of Cleveland in 1993 when            addition, the supplies must either travel with or be
hand the tremendous need for medical supplies.           he entered the Case Western Reserve University           met at the port-of-entry by the medical professional
      “Most people don’t realize what goes on out        School of Medicine. In the beginning, Dr. Ponsky         distributing the goods.
there,” says Dr. Ponsky. “We used a reel of fishing      enlisted any volunteers “who wanted to listen and               The work of Intervol is very “hands-on” and
line as suture material. We saved bread bags to use      help” transport and sort supplies. These included        “very gratifying,” says Dr. Ponsky, who calls it “a
as examining gloves because we didn’t want to            high-school students who needed volunteer service        win-win situation for everybody.” In addition to
waste our rubber ones.”                                  hours to graduate.                                       providing supplies to the Third World, Intervol
      After returning to the United States, Dr.                From those humble beginnings, Intervol,            helps both U.S. hospitals and the environment by
Ponsky hit upon the solution to two problems:            which stands for International Volunteerism, has         reducing medical waste, which can be very costly
medical supplies desperately needed in third-world       grown into a non-profit organization staffed by 20       to dispose of.
countries, and the need to dispose of unused medi-       to 40 regular volunteers who work out of Intervol’s             Dr. Ponsky wants to “bridge people to people”
cal supplies stateside.                                  warehouse space in Shaker Heights once a month.          further with Intervol. “It’s not about getting
      Some medical supplies, particularly those          These “sorting parties” collect, sort and label sup-     through a week or two,” he says. Ideally, he hopes
used for surgery, come in kits. “Even if only one        plies and equipment donated from area hospitals          to see developing clinics self-sufficient enough to
item in the kit is used, the other items are thrown      and make them ready for pick-up by or delivery to        fix and repair their own medical equipment. By
away,” because as soon as the package is opened,         medical personnel traveling to the Third World.          helping visiting and resident doctors help the Third
the kit becomes contaminated, as stipulated by                 In part due to a “very successful benefit” the     World with supplies and limited equipment, Inter-
medical regulations, explains Dr. Ponsky.                organization held recently, Intervol has been able       vol is gradually achieving Dr. Ponsky’s goal.
      Although the supplies would be trashed in the      to hire its first employee, director Ann Affolter.              For additional information, contact Intervol
United States, they are still “perfectly good,” says           To date, Intervol of Cleveland has donated         at 216/751-5730, or visit them on the Internet at
Dr. Ponsky. They are “not dirty syringes, but clean,     thousands of dollars worth of supplies to over 40        intervolcleve@yahoo.com.
usable stuff.”                                           countries, including Mexico, Guatemala, India and
      Another source of usable medical materials         Sudan.                                                   Reprinted with permission from
relates to hospital contracts with medical vendors.            “Intervol has no political or religious affilia-   The Cleveland Jewish News
      An essential part of most contracts, Dr. Ponsky    tion,” says Dr. Ponsky, who is married with two
explains, is that supplies from the old vendor be to-    children and one on the way. Third-world countries


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 A      S S O C I AT I O N                                   N      E W S
by Sandra S. Stranscak




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        ongratulations to our newly         Allen Ehrhart, Ph.D. (RES’65), Division of Research
        elected Board of Directors. This
                                            Thomas C. Stan, M.D. (AN’89), Division of Anesthesiology
        year’s election proved to be our
most successful ever in terms of mem-       James S. Anderson, M.D. (NS’92), Neurological Surgery
bership participation. We received an       Christopher D. Knight, M.D. (TRS’94, OPH’95), Ophthalmology
unprecedented number of nominations
                                            Joseph C. Matthews, M.D. (ORS’88), Orthopaedic Surgery
and enjoyed the highest rate of return
of ballots in the organization’s history.   John R. Wanamaker, M.D. (OTO’92), Otolaryngology and Communicative Disorders
Many of our races were extremely
                                            Robert R. Zubowski, M.D. (PL/RS’92), Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
close. Thank you to everyone who
cast a thoughtful and considerate vote.     Riyad Y. Tarazi, M.D. (S’84, VS’85, TS’87) Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Please continue your involvement in         Mark J. Noble, M.D. (GL-1’75, S’77, U’80), Urology
the Alumni Association by contacting
the specialty director from your area or    George T. Sugiyama, M.D. (VS’78), Vascular Surgery
the Office of Alumni Affairs with your      The newly elected Board of Directors met for the first time on Oct. 25 and 26.
suggestions.                                Look for details of that meeting in the next issue of Connection.
     We would like to publicly recog-
nize and thank those officers who have      2002–2004 Alumni Association Board Of Directors
completed their term on the Alumni          “Enlightened Science and Scholarship”
Board. Your dedication and service
                                            President (Concurrent Hypertension/Nephrology Alumni Specialty Director)
has had an immeasurable impact on the
                                               James W. Lewis, M.D. (Gl-1’68, IM’70, H/N’71, RES’74)
organization.
                                            President-Elect (Concurrent With Gastroenterology Specialty Director Term)
                                               Edward D. Ruszkiewicz, M.D. (IM’75, GE’77)

                                            Immediate Past-President
                                              Raymond J. Scheetz, M.D. (IM’71, RH’73)

                                            Emeritus President (Honoree)
                                              William L. Proudfit, M.D. (IM’43)
     Watch for information                  Director, Graduate Medical Education (Appointment)
                                               Jeffrey L. Ponsky, M.D.
    on the “Alligator Alley”
      Alumni Reunion in                     President, CCF House Staff (Annual Appointment)
                                               Michael A. Aleman, M.D., President, ’01-’03
         the next issue of
         The Connection .                   Medical Director, Alumni Affairs (Appointment, Ex-Of ficio)
                                              Chairman, CCF Alumni Advisory Council
                                              William M. Michener, M.D.
                                            Secretary
                                               To Be Named
                                            Treasurer (Appointment, Ex-Officio)

                                            Executive Director, Alumni Affairs (Appointment, Ex-Officio)
                                              Sandra S. Stranscak

                                            Cleveland Clinic Florida Alumni/Staff Representative (Appointment)
                                               Margaret J. Gorensek, M.D. (IM/PD’85; ID’87)

                                            International Vice President
                                               To Be Named




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CCF Alumni Association                           Medical Specialties
                                                                                             Special Achievement
Specialty Directors                              Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
Division of Research                                Rami A. Boutros, M.D. (PD’94)            Award 2002
  Christine S. Moravec, Ph.D. (RES’89)           General Internal Medicine                   continued from page 3
Division Of Anesthesiology                          Lee M. Adler, D.O. (GI-1’73, IM’75)
  Andrew (Andy) Zurick, M.D.                     Cardiology                                  significant impact, such as cancer, heart dis-
  (GI-1’74, AN’77)                                  Russell E. Raymond, D.O. (IM’84,         ease, diabetes and hypertension.
                                                    CARD’87)                                       The endowed chair is named in recog-
Surgical Specialties                             Neurology                                   nition of Dr. Vidt, a staf f member in the
Colorectal Surgery                                  Selim R. Benbadis, M.D. (N’92,           Clinic’s Department of Nephr ology and Hy-
   Scott A. Strong, M.D. (CRS’92)                   NPHY’94)                                 pertension since 1964. Candidates for the
General Surgery                                  Psychiatry & Psychology                     chair will be considered from an interna-
   David P. Vogt, M.D. (GI-1’76, S’80,              Lilian V. Gonsalves, M.D. (P’81)         tional pool of leading physicians in the
   VS’81)                                        Gastroenterology                            field of disease prevention.
Neurological Surgery                                Edward D. Ruszkiewicz, M.D. (IM’75,            Funding for the center and endowed chair
   Janet W. Bay, M.D. (NS’80)                       GE’77)                                   is being provided by a Northeast Ohio resident
Ophthalmology                                    Dermatology                                 who wished to remain anonymous.
   Careen Y. Lowder, M.D. (GI-1’79,                 Alison T. Vidimos, R.Ph., M.D. (D’89,          The gift was made in recognition of Dr.
   OPH’82)                                          DS’90)                                   Vidt, his commitment to the Clinic and his em-
Orthopaedic Surgery                              Nephrology & Hypertension                   phasis on disease prevention. Dr. Vidt has
   Blane W. McCoy, M.D. (GI-1’78,                   James W. Lewis, M.D. (GI-1’68,           dedicated his career to hypertension control
   ORS’82)                                          IM’70, H/N’71, RES’74)                   and the prevention of cardiovascular disease
Otolaryngology & Communicative Dis-              Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine          events and mortality. In recent years, he also
   orders                                           Atul C. Mehta, M.D. (PULM/D’83)          has served as a consultant to the Section of
   Joseph M. Damiani, M.D. (GI-1’77,             Endocrinology                               Preventive Cardiology.
   OTO’80)                                          Robert S. Brenner, M.D. (GI-1’70,              Dr. Vidt said he is honored by the recog-
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery                    IM’74, END’76)                           nition and is confident the Center and en-
   Shirley A. Anain, M.D. (S’90, PL/             Rheumatic & Immunologic Disease             dowed chair will help make a difference in the
   RS’92)                                           Michael B. Walsh, D.O. (IM’90,           future of preventive medicine.
Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery                   RH’93)                                         “This generous gift will enable the Clinic
   Gary H. Dworkin, M.D. (CATS’92)               Hematology & Medical Oncology               to recruit top talent to lead the Center for Dis-
Urology                                             Ronald M. Bukowski, M.D. (GI-1’68,       ease Prevention and to develop a physician
   Kenneth W. Angermeier, M.D. (U’91,               IM’69, IM’73, H/O’75)                    education curriculum focused on training and
   CFU’93)                                       Vascular Medicine                           research to examine and apply prevention
Vascular Surgery                                    Lucy (Massullo) La Perna, D.O.           strategies and concepts,” Dr. Vidt said. “I am
   Edwin G. Beven, M.D. (S’62, VS’63)               (IM’96, VM’97)
                                                                                             humbled by the selflessness of this gift.”
Division of Pathology & Laboratory
   Medicine
   Charles (Chuck) J. Nicely, M.D.
   (IM’89, ACLPTH’93)
Division of Radiology
   Paul N. Grooff, M.D. (DR’97,
   MSR’98)

 Cleveland Clinic Florida is currently seeking   • Orthopaedic Surgery – Foot and Ankle     Be a part of one of the nation’s most presti-
 highly qualified candidates for the following     and Sports Medicine                      gious health care organizations built on a
 specialties now and throughout 2003:            • Anesthesiology                           commitment to international leadership
 Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Campus                                                    and top-quality patient care, education
                                                 Cleveland Clinic Florida, Naples Campus
 • Cardiology – Nuclear and Clinical/                                                       and research.
                                                 • Rheumatology
   Non-invasive                                                                             Please send your resume to:
                                                 • General Surgery – Breast Surgery and/
 • Dermatology                                                                                 Physician Opportunities
                                                   or Surgical Oncology
                                                                                               c/o Office of Alumni Affairs/NA20
 • Oncology                                      • Vascular Surgery
                                                                                               The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
 • Gastroenterology/Hepatology                   • Anesthesiology                              9500 Euclid Avenue
 • Nephrology                                    • Anesthesia/Pain Management                  Cleveland, OH 44195
 • Pulmonary Medicine                            • Radiology – Interventional               Or Fax to 216 / 445-2730; or e-mail to
 • GYN Oncology                                                                             alumni@ccf.org




                                                                                                                                           7
Education is Key to International Center’s Mission
                                 F
                                         acilitating nearly 6,000 patient   world,” says Ms. Ramage, who re-
                                         visits a year, The Cleveland       turned to Cleveland in February.
                                         Clinic International Center is     “For example, in Beruit, Lebanon
                                 an invaluable resource to those trav-      every year there is a large Middle
                                 eling to the Clinic for health care        Eastern Medical Association (MEMA)
                                 from throughout the world. But their       meeting, which we co-sponsor. We
                                 work with patients is only part of the     send physicians to present the latest
                                 mission of the center, which is heavi-     advances in health care and research.
                                 ly involved in medical education both      Cleveland Clinic physicians who take
                                 on campus and abroad.                      part in this exchange work alongside
                                      New International Center Execu-       Middle Eastern physicians, seeing
                                 tive Director Lisa Ramage says that        patients while they are there.”
                                 the International program is strong             The International Center also
                                 and growing, fulfilling The Cleveland      has agreements with hospitals
                                 Clinic’s mission to be an international    throughout the world for observer-
                   Lisa Ramage
                                 health resource.                           ships and fellowships that last from
                                      Ms. Ramage began her career at        one to six months. “We sponsor 40
                                 The Cleveland Clinic after earning a       of these exchanges every year,” says
                                 degree in pre-med from The Ohio            Ms. Ramage. “In addition, we sponsor
                                 State University and an MBA in fi-         an administrative fellowship that is a
                                 nance from Cleveland State Universi-       one-year program for an individual
      As internet-based          ty. She left the Clinic after 12 years,    with an MBA who will learn hospital
                                 the last of which were spent in Re-        administrative leadership.”
      services increase,         gional Health Affairs, for a position           Ms. Ramage says that through
                                 as chief operating officer of Ameri-       fund development, the International
    Ms. Ramage says that         can Health Options, an international       Center is always working to increase
                                 care network based in Irvine, CA.          its endowment to further its mission
    international alumni              After two years in Irvine, Ms.        of medical education. “We would like
                                 Ramage was recruited back to Cleve-        to expand our outreach programs,”
    physicians will have         land to head the International Cen-        she says.
                                 ter. “It was very difficult to leave my         Telemedicine has opened a new
     increased access to         family and friends in Cleveland, and       avenue for international education.
                                 to leave the Foundation,” she says.        The Division of Education and the
      Cleveland Clinic           “I was thrilled to have this opportu-      International Center recently collabo-
                                 nity to return.”                           rated on a series of online conferenc-
      services as well.
                                      With a staff of 45, including 25      es broadcast to 300 Mexican hospitals
                                 interpreters and eight patient access      that offered CME credit in Pulmonary
                                 coordinators, Ms. Ramage says the          Disease. Alejandro Arroliga, M.D.,
                                 Center is well-equipped to handle a        who is the Mexican medical director
                                 wide range of international patient        for the International Center, hosted
                                 care and educational activities.           the series, but plans to involve other
                                      “We sponsor 30 symposia and           Cleveland Clinic physicians in vari-
                                 conferences a year all over the            ous specialties who will host presen-
                                                                            tations in the future.

8
  Global Reach
  Cleveland Clinic alumni demonstrate world-class training in every corner of the
  world. Our 7,656 reachable alumni include 1,132 alumni in 71 foreign countries
  and Puerto Rico as of October 2002.

  37    Argentina        10    France        6    Lebanon             5    Russia
  67    Australia        28    Germany       1    Luxemborg           14   Saudi Arabia
  10    Austria          16    Greece        2    Malaysia            2    Scotland
  2     Barbados         4     Guatemala     17   Mexico              33   Singapore
  6     Belgium          1     Haiti         14   Netherlands         3    South Korea
  45    Brazil           1     Honduras      7    New Zealand         1    South Africa
  126   Canada           4     Hong Kong     1    Nigeria             13   Spain
  19    Chile            10    Iceland       3    Norway              4    Sweden
  2     Colombia         27    India         2    Pakistan            8    Switzerland
  1     Costa Rica       2     Indonesia     2    Panama              5    Syria
  1     Czech & Slovak   3     Iran          4    Peru                15   Taiwan
        Fed. Rep.        19    Ireland       20   Phillippines        13   Thailand
  1     Denmark          15    Israel        18   Poland              17   Turkey
  2     Dominican        24    Italy         1    Portugal            1    Ukraine
        Republic         1     Jamaica                                4    United Arab
                                             1    Qatar
  1     Ecuador                                                            Emirates
                         283   Japan         13   Republic of China
  18    Egypt                                                         1    Uruguay
                         2     Jordan        34   Republic of Korea
  22    England                                                       6    Venezuela
                         2     Kuwait        1    Romania
  3     Finland



     Cleveland Clinic Florida is an im-      level of service to our international        land Clinic’s Brain Tumor Clinic that
portant part of the international            patients and health care providers.”         enabled a patient to avoid radiation
health care mission, as well. “Cleve-             Ms. Ramage says that one of her         and undergo treatment with a gamma
land Clinic Weston is especially well-       primary goals as director of the Inter-      knife,” says Ms. Ramage. “We even
designed to handle the international         national Center is to work with Continu-     were able to refer the patient to a
patients coming from Latin America           ing Medical Education on translating         facility with gamma knife capabilities
and the Caribbean. They have a terrif-       educational material so that resources       in his region.”
ic medical staff, with one-third of the      can be used throughout the world.                 As Internet-based services in-
physicians bilingual in Spanish,” says            “We also are expanding our over-        crease, Ms. Ramage says that interna-
Ms. Ramage.                                  seas communication, including inter-         tional alumni physicians will have
     The Cleveland Clinic’s expertise        national video news releases, so that        increased access to Cleveland Clinic
is in great demand in countries              patients can make informed choices           services as well.
throughout the world, both in terms          regarding health care,” she continues.            “We want to continue to be a re-
of patient care and education.               E-Cleveland Clinic, a Web-based out-         source to our alumni and their pa-
     “Health care transcends politics,”      reach program for second opinions, is        tients,” she says. “When they refer
says Ms. Ramage. “People still are           providing another tool for access to         patients, we maintain close contact
seeking the best quality health care         Cleveland Clinic services.                   with them and return their patients to
and the best possible doctors for their           “This is particularly useful on the     their care as soon as possible.”
health care needs, despite increased         international scene, where travel can        For more information about the Inter-
security concerns. It is important that      be difficult and cost-prohibitive. We        national Center, please call 216/444-
we continue our goal of providing a          recently were able to provide an ex-         6404 or visit the Center on the Web
world-class resource with the highest        pert second opinion from The Cleve-          at www.clevelandclinic.org/ic.

                                                                                                                              9
  Women in                                  T
                                                    he playing field for women in medicine may
                                                    be leveling. Popular opinion has come a
                                                    long way from the 60s, when “GPs in skirts”

Medicine Earn                               were struggling for attention. In 1961, a dean of
                                            one medical school proudly told the New York
                                            Times “Hell yes, we have a quota; yes, it’s a small
 Recognition                                one. We do keep women out when we can.”
                                                   Today, approximately half of medical school
                                            graduates are women. And a recent study published
                                                                                                     Dunya Yaldoo, Ph.D.        Christina Gitto, DDS
                                            in the Journal of the American Medical Associa-
Did you Know…                               tion suggested that female physicians may offer         the Women Physicians Congress of the American
                                            “a relatively more health-promoting therapeutic         Medical Association.
s    There are 400 women on The             milieu,” according to health policy specialist Debra          Dr. McKibben was invited to address the
     Cleveland Clinic professional staff.   Rotor of Johns Hopkins University and colleagues.       group by Susan Rehm, M.D. (IM’81, ID’83),
     This represents about 25 percent       The study said that female primary care doctors         associate chief of staff of Cleveland Clinic, who
     of the entire staff.                   spend more time with their patients than their          was involved in the planning of Women in Medi-
                                            male counterparts and engage in more patient-           cine Month.
s    Women on The Cleveland Clinic’s        oriented, emotion-focused talk during office visits.          “We felt that Jeanne’s Clinic training, her
     professional staff have doctoral              In an effort to recognize the positive impact    experience in primary care, and her involvement
     degrees in:                            of women on the practice of medicine, the Amer-         in organized medicine at the state and national
     • Medicine (67%)                       ican Medical Association designated September           levels made her uniquely qualified to address our
     • Philosophy or psychology (28%)       as “Women in Medicine” month. At The Cleve-             group on issues that are relevant to our female
     • Dentistry, podiatry or               land Clinic, the Women’s Professional Staff As-         staff,” says Dr. Rehm.
       optometry (2%)                       sociation (WPSA) joined in the celebration with               “Dr. McKibben was very well-received by the
s    Approximately one-half of current      a number of activities on the main campus and           audience, reflecting on her own training at the
     medical school graduates are           the Family Health Centers.                              Cleveland Clinic and how things have changed for
                                                   “At this point, nearly 25 percent of the pro-    women in medicine since then,” says Dr. Yaldoo.
     women.
                                            fessional staff is women,” says Dunya Yaldoo,                 Dr. McKibben shared a video she had pro-
s    Cleveland Clinic residency programs    Ph.D. (PDPSY’99), pediatric psychologist in the         duced when she was wrapping up her Cleveland
     have trained more than 1,200           Department of Medical Subspecialty Pediatrics           Clinic training, shot in black and white and set to
     women.                                 and co-leader of the WPSA. “We wanted to take           music, which proved particularly entertaining.
                                            the time to recognize the accomplishments and                 Nearly 60 members of the professional staff
s    The three Cleveland Clinic divisions
                                            achievements of The Cleveland Clinic’s female           attended the catered event on September 12.
     with the highest percentage of         staff. Collectively, we’ve done some pretty re-               Dr. Yaldoo says that the WPSA plans to contin-
     women are:                             markable things.”                                       ue to recognize Women in Medicine month every
     • Regional Medical Practice (42%)             Dr. Yaldoo and WPSA co-leader Christina          year but is quick to point out that the celebration is
     • Pediatrics (39%)                     Gitto, DDS (DENT/O’97), Department of Den-              not meant to undermine the efforts of the male
     • Research (33%)                       tistry, worked with a small group of employees          members of the professional staff says Dr. Yaldoo.
s    The Cleveland Clinic Alumni            from Professional Staff Affairs, Alumni Affairs,              “This is not a matter of recognizing women
     Association has presented 16           Photography, Nursing and Volunteer Services to de-      beyond men, but simply of highlighting the phe-
     Graduate Level One Awards since        velop the month-long recognition of female staff.       nomenal accomplishments of The Cleveland
     1987. Seven of the recipients have            A pictorial display along the skyways fea-       Clinic’s women in medicine,” she says.
     been women:                            tured the 400 women on The Cleveland Clinic                   “This was a pilot year for us, and we think
                                            staff. Table tents produced for the cafeterias in-      we had an exciting first appearance,” says Dr. Git-
     • Lori Kmiec Posk, M.D. (IM’94),       cluded several facts about the female staff. Articles   to. “We’d like to build on this for next year, mak-
       was the first female recipient       in Innerpulse and the Division of Nursing News          ing it even bigger and better in the future.”
     • Rita Shi-Ming Lee, M.D. (IMP’02),    Briefs shared milestones for women in medicine.               She says that the WPSA is active in promot-
       was the most recent recipient               Every female member of the professional          ing the role of women in medicine throughout the
                                            staff and house staff also received a button honor-     year, as well.
                                            ing women in medicine, along with an invitation               “We sponsor a number of events specifically
                                            to attend an evening with alumnae W. Jeanne             designed to meet the needs and interests of our fe-
                                            McKibben, M.D. (GL-1’77, IM’79), the Ohio               male professional staff and house staff,” she con-
                                            State Medical Association’s State Liaison Officer to    tinues. “We are anxious to bring relevant issues to
                                                                                                    our colleagues that will help to affect change.”

10
Stark Casts a Lasting Impression                                                              RESEARCH ROUNDUP
With a Decade of Leadership

I
     n 10 short years, George R. Stark,             He credits Ganes Sen, Ph.D., chair-
     Ph.D., has cast a lasting and distin-     man of the Committee on Appointments
     guished impression on medical scien-      and Promotions (CAP). “I have valued
tific research at The Cleveland Clinic. Be-    that as a key committee,” he says. “CAP
fore stepping aside as Lerner Research         has had the responsibility to maintain the
Institute chairman on Aug. 1, Dr. Stark fos-   quality of people appointed here, help-
tered the Clinic’s research mission through    ing to set the standards and being sure
years of remarkable growth.                    that we adhere to them.”
      During Dr. Stark’s tenure, the LRI            Through the assembly and develop-
asserted its identity as a center for inter-   ment of the LRI research team, Dr. Stark
feron and cytokine research. It expand-        has helped to create an institution of
ed its place as a stronghold for endo-         world-class scientific stature that will
thelial cell and cardiovascular system         provide the foundation upon which The
studies. It emerged as a formidable con-       Cleveland Clinic will continue to build,
tributor to advances in an array of bio-       and to contribute to medical science for
medical engineering disciplines,               generations to come.
including imaging, musculoskeletal re-
search and heart pumps. Scientists
across the world now look to the Lerner
Research Institute for advances in trans-
plant immunology. It is recognized for
its contributions to intracellular signal-
ing. Its advances in neurosciences stand
at the forefront, particularly in both clin-
ical and basic aspects of multiple scle-
rosis. Its contributions to cancer
research have been profound.
      Dr. Stark’s presence at the helm of
the LRI crystallized strong collaborative
relationships with neighboring Cleve-
land r esearch organizations, through
Biomedical Research Cleveland, and fa-
cilitating the founding and flourishing
of the Cleveland Center for Structural
Biology.                                            Dr. Stark leaves upon the LRI a last-
      Renowned as a visionary who com-         ing impression that distinguishes Cleve-
bined an uncanny knack for melding             land Clinic research efforts as among the
practical technological innovations with       finest in the world. He truly is The Cleve-
cutting-edge experimental basic sci-           land Clinic’s first Distinguished Scientist.
ence, Dr. Stark led the Clinic’s research           Having left an indelible mark on the
community to the top ranks of major            organization, Dr. Stark is happy to return
U.S. research institutes.                      to his first love — science.
      “We have markedly improved the                “I am anxious to devote more of my
quality of the science,” says Dr. Stark.       energies to studying how cells com- muni-
“Not that there weren’t many good sci-         cate and how viruses and other factors
entists here befor e, but the number and       af fect that communication,” says Dr.
the average quality have gone up tre-          Stark. “I also want to help design new
mendously. We have elevated the mean           research programs and recruit outstand-
quite substantially.”                          ing scientists to the Clinic.”

                                                                                                             11
9TH ANNUAL “WELCOME TO CLEVELAND”
        GOODTIME CRUISE”
                    Sunday, August 18, 2002”




Another sell-out crowd
      enjoyed a lovely
evening on Lake Erie’s
       shores, dining,
drinking, dancing and
      delving into fun.




12
                                                                                           chairman of Forest City Enterprises Inc.


  CAMPUS CLIPS                                                                             and a trustee of The Cleveland Clinic,
                                                                                           says the Clinic’s outstanding medical
                                                                                           staff inspired his contribution.
                                                                                                “This is a testament to the leadership
The Cleveland Clinic is ranked the           Programs in cancer and psychiatry at The      of Dr. Floyd Loop and our deep friend-
nation’s third best hospital, accord-        Cleveland Clinic also were noted for na-      ship,” says Mr. Miller. “As a native Cleve-
ing to the 2002 Honor Roll of “Ameri-        tional excellence. Rankings for 13 of the     lander, it is a privilege to do this. It is an
ca’s Best Hospitals” compiled by             17 specialties were based on a three-part     honor and our duty to be associated with
U.S.News & World Report. The Clinic          index that includes reputation and vari-      The Cleveland Clinic in this way.”
(ranked fourth in 2001) has been listed      ous medical data. Rankings for four oth-            Floyd D. Loop, M.D., chief execu-
among the nation’s top five hospitals        er specialties—ophthalmology, psy-            tive officer of The Cleveland Clinic says,
every year since 1999. The 2002 Best         chiatry, pediatrics and rehabilitation—       “Sam’s gift goes far beyond the naming
Hospitals guide was published in the         were based on reputation alone.               of the building. He has formed vital rela-
magazine’s July 22 issue.                                                                  tionships with our physician community
                                             Among the nation’s 149 heart trans-
     “We are honored once again to re-                                                     and has shown great leadership in the
                                             plant centers, only the Clinic showed
ceive recognition for The Cleveland                                                        development of emergency services at
                                             higher-than-expected survival rates,
Clinic’s commitment to superior clinical                                                   The Cleveland Clinic.”
                                             according to the 2001 annual report of
and patient care, and research,” say                                                             In 1994, The Cleveland Clinic built
                                             the U.S. Organ Procurement and Trans-
Floyd D. Loop, M.D., (TS’70) chief ex-                                                     the Emergency Services Building, which
                                             plantation Network.
ecutive officer of The Cleveland Clinic.                                                   is home to 18 physicians at East 93rd
                                                  The Cleveland Clinic transplanted
     The Cleveland Clinic Heart Center                                                     Street and Carnegie Avenue. The 18,000-
                                             hearts in more adults during the late
was named the nation’s best medical                                                        square foot building includes an 18-bed
                                             1990s than any other transplant center in
center for cardiac care. The Heart Cen-                                                    emergency treatment area, a 14-bed “fast
                                             the nation and had the best results over-
ter has earned the top ranking for eight                                                   track” and a minor illness area. It is adja-
                                             all. The report shows that 96 percent of
consecutive years. “We take great pride                                                    cent to a 20-bed “Clinical Decision Unit,”
                                             the Clinic’s heart recipients survived at
in the continuing achievements of our                                                      a building that allows patients who do
                                             least one month, 88 percent at least a
cardiac care program,” Dr. Loop contin-                                                    not require immediate hospitalization to
                                             year and 86 percent at least 34 months.
ues. “As heart disease remains Ameri-                                                      be observed and treated for up to 24
                                             Although other centers posted higher
ca’s leading cause of death, the                                                           hours after their initial evaluation.
                                             survival rates at each of those intervals,
Cleveland Clinic Heart Center consis-
                                             the report took into account how sick a       Two Cleveland Clinic researchers
tently sets new standards for the pre-
                                             center’s transplant patients were. The re-    developing a miniature device that
vention, diagnosis and treatment of this
                                             port calculated how many could reason-        would provide early detection of bi-
serious disease.” Also noteworthy in
                                             ably be expected to live, and compared        ological agents ar e in line to receive
this year’s rankings, gynecology care at
                                             that number with actual results.              $3 million from next year’s defense
the Clinic jumped from 17 to 9 in the
                                                  Patrick McCarthy, M.D., head of the      budget. Shuvo Roy, Ph.D., and Aaron
Best Hospitals’ list. In addition, the
                                             Clinic’s Heart Transplant Program, says       Fleischman, Ph.D., bio-engineers in the
Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute
                                             the Clinic attracts high-risk patients that   Lerner Research Institute at The Cleve-
jumped from 14 to 11 in the list of the
                                             other transplant centers often reject. Yet    land Clinic, say the money would go
nation’s best ophthalmology centers.
                                             some of those centers are able to draw        far in developing a hand-held device
     U.S.News & World Report ranks 17
                                             on a larger pool of potential donors.         that could detect the presence of an-
medical specialties. The Honor Roll lists
                                             “Considering that we’re in Cleveland,         thrax or other biological warfare agents
hospitals that demonstrated across-the-
                                             which is significantly smaller, we actual-    in humans. The device will be portable
board excellence by ranking high in six
                                             ly do quite well,” he says. Last year, 56     and more accurate than larger versions
or more of the 17 specialties. The Cleve-
                                             percent of the 66 adults and nine chil-       of such technology.
land Clinic was noted for exceptional
                                             dren who received new hearts at the                The $355 billion defense-spending
performance in 15 of the 17 medical spe-
                                             Clinic came from Ohio. Most of the rest       bill that includes money for the Clinic
cialties. In addition to cardiac care and
                                             were from bordering states. Two came          was approved by the House on June 27
gynecology, The Cleveland Clinic was
                                             from foreign countries.                       but still must be approved by the Senate.
ranked among the top 10 in 10 other spe-
                                                                                           Drs. Roy and Fleischman are borrowing
cialties. These include: gastroenterology;   Sam and Maria Miller, long-time
                                                                                           fr om technology created by Maciej
ear, nose and throat (otolaryngology);       friends and benefactors of The
                                                                                           Zborowski, Ph.D. (RES’89), another
geriatrics; hormonal disorders (endocri-     Cleveland Clinic, presented the
                                                                                           bioengineer at the Lerner Research Insti-
nology); nephrology; neurology and           Clinic with an $8 million gift naming
                                                                                           tute, and working to shrink the machine
neurosurgery; orthopaedics; respiratory      the Emergency Services Building locat-
                                                                                           from the size of a laptop computer to the
disorders; rheumatology; and urology.        ed on Carnegie Avenue. Mr. Miller, co-
                                                                                           size of a cellular phone.

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    The project is a challenging one;          Duncan. “In turn, this work would hope-       Study of Diagnosis and Treatment of
completion is expected to take three           fully lead to methods by which we can         Multiple Sclerosis.”
years or less if money is available, the       avoid abnormal blood vessel formation             Julian Kim, M.D., General Surgery,
doctors say.                                   to improve the outlook of these critically    Center for Cancer Drug Discovery and
                                               ill children.”                                Development, who will conduct re-
One hundred and ninety-two Cleve-
                                                                                             search on “Development of Targeted Bi-
land Clinic physicians are listed in           The president and CEO of Castle Con-
                                                                                             ological Therapies against Cancer.”
the recently released 2002 edition of          nolly Medical, Ltd. recently present-
“The Best Doctors in America.” Of              ed The Cleveland Clinic with a                Thirty-nine papers from the Center
those listed, 58 (30%) are alumni (46          banner to recognize the outstanding           for Advanced Research in Human Re-
men and 12 women), having received             achievements of 62 Clinic physi-              production, Infertility, and Sexual
post-graduate medical education at The         cians. John Connolly, M.D., president         Function, Cleveland Clinic, were ac-
Cleveland Clinic.                              and CEO of Castle Connolly, congratulat-      cepted at the 58th Annual Meeting of the
     Victor Fazio, M.D. (S’73, CRS’74),        ed Floyd Loop, M.D., chairman and CEO         American Society for Reproductive Med-
chairman of Colorectal Surgery, graces         of the Clinic, on the success of these doc-   icine held October 12-17, 2002 in Seattle,
the list in three different categories.        tors and their pursuits of excellence.        WA. Ashok Agarwal, Ph.D., the center’s
     The Cleveland Clinic has more than             Each year, Castle Connolly reviews       director, says this is one of the largest
twice the number of entries on the list        the work of doctors whose names are           numbers of papers accepted from a sin-
than any other Cleveland hospital, and         submitted from all over the nation. After     gle research program at a prestigious
the most of any hospital in Ohio. The          reviewing each physician, the company         American meeting of international stat-
complete list appears in the August issue      publishes a guide that pinpoints doctors      ure. Dr. Agarwal congratulates the fel-
of Cleveland Magazine, which features          who are considered the most talented in       lows for their hard work and dedication,
Eric J. Topol, M.D., chairman of Cardio-       their areas of specialization.                and thanks the staff, colleagues and as-
vascular Medicine, on the cover.                    In the 2002 edition of America’s Top     sociates for their support.
     Please let us know if you or any of       Doctors, 62 Clinic physicians were noted           Craig Zippe, M.D., Urology, calls
your alumni colleagues made this presti-       for excellence. Dr. Connolly said this is     this “small laboratory”, the “best-kept se-
gious list, as well.                           an incredible feat.                           cret at CCF” and says the productivity
                                                                                             from this laboratory over the past several
Brian Duncan, M.D., a pediatric car-           The 2002 Clinical Investigator Devel-
                                                                                             years is truly amazing.
diothoracic surgeon at The Chil-               opment Awards, which encourage and
dren’s Hospital at The Cleveland               support research career development for       Joanne Hilden, M.D., chair, Pediatric
Clinic, has been awarded $300,000 by           investigators who wish to focus their         Hematology/Oncology, will repre-
the American Heart Association to study        programs in patient-based studies, were       sent The Cleveland Clinic Children’s
potential causes of abnormal blood ves-        recently announced. Each three-year           Center on a nationwide committee as-
sel formation in the lungs of children un-     award targets junior staff, or in excep-      sembled to report on improving care for
dergoing surgery for congenital heart          tional circumstances, more established        terminally ill children.
disease. Children born with a single           staff who wish to redirect their careers           The committee was formed follow-
pumping chamber of the heart quite of-         toward research.                              ing a July 25 report from the Institute of
ten develop pulmonary ateriovenous                  The 2002 Clinical Investigator Award     Medicine, that recognized the need to
malformations (PAVMs) after surgery to         Recipients are:                               improve medical training of those who
correct congenital heart defects, which             Jean-Paul Achkar, M.D., Gastroen-        care for ter minally ill children. Their
can lead to breathing difficulties, short-     terology & Hepatology, for research on        findings were based on meetings with
ness of breath with exertion, poor exer-       the “Genetics of Inflammatory Bowel           bereaved parents and advocacy groups.
cise tolerance, and blueness in the            Disease.”                                     The report also recommended new
extremities. Dr. Duncan and colleagues              Firouz Daneshgari, M.D., Co-Di-          health insurance rules that would allow
postulate that the liver is the source of an   rector, Center for Female Pelvic Medicine     palliative care services and for patient
undetermined substance that promotes           and Surgery, Urological Institute, for        and family involvement in treatment.
the development of PAVMs. That sub-            “Studies of Female Reconstructive Pelvic           “This will require a change through-
stance may be vascular endothelial             Floor Disorders.”                             out the health care system,” says Dr.
growth factor (VEGF), which normally                Gary W. Falk, M.D., Gastroenterol-       Hilden. “Viewed broadly, palliative care
regulates the growth and development           ogy & Hepatology, who will undertake          prevents or relieves the symptoms pro-
of blood vessels.                              studies on “FISH Detection of Biomark-        duced by a life-threatening medical con-
     “If we can discover the way the liver     ers in Barretts Esophagus and Esoph-          dition or its treatment. Our goal is
regulates VEGF in the lungs, it would be       ageal Adenocarcinoma.”                        helping patients and their families live as
a truly fundamental contribution to un-             Robert J. Fox, M.D. (CN/I’02),           normally as possible, and to provide
derstanding the ways in which the blood        Neurology, for investigation on “Inte-
                                                                                                                  continued on page 16
vessels of the lung develop,” says Dr.         gration of Technologies Used in the


14
Campus Clips                                 Members of the Cleveland Chapter of
                                             Mended Hearts, Inc. recently accepted
                                                                                                The newsletter is produced, de-
                                                                                           signed and mailed at The Cleveland Clin-
continued from page 15
                                             the 2002 Newsletter Award for their           ic. Mended Hearts, Inc., a 51-year-old
them with timely and accurate informa-       monthly publication, The Beat Goes On.        international, non-profit volunteer orga-
tion and support in decision-making.         This award was presented at the Nation-       nization, provides help, encouragement
     “The opportunity to lead this pro-      al Mended Hearts Convention in Boston.        and support to heart patients and their
ject forward is a chance to bring the        This local newsletter goes to Cleveland       families. In June, members of the organi-
family-centered care philosophy of           Clinic physicians, recent Clinic heart sur-   zation made 481 visits to patients at The
The Children’s Hospital to the national      gery patients and all members of the in-      Cleveland Clinic.
policy-making arena,” she says.              ternational Mended Hearts Organization.
                                                                                           Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, a lifelong
                                                                                           smoker who has been treated for throat
                                                                                           cancer, recently apologized for glamor-
                                                                                           izing cigarettes in his movies. Mr. Esz-
  2001 Banner Year for Transplant Center                                                   terhas, whose credits include “Basic
                                                                                           Instinct” and “Showgirls,” also accused
                                                                                           the rest of the film industry, of promot-


  S
         ince 1963, when The Cleveland             • A record 134 renal transplants
         Clinic performed the first kidney   performed at The Cleveland Clinic; a          ing smoking, and urged it to quit. “My
         transplant in Ohio and became       record 207 renal transplants per-             hands are bloody; so are Hollywood’s,”
                                                                                           he wrote in an emotional op-ed piece in
  a recognized pioneer in the field of       formed by Cleveland Clinic surgeons
                                                                                           The New York Times.
  transplantation, it has been commit-       in the Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown
                                                                                                Mr. Eszterhas, 57, says he was diag-
  ted to expanding the staff, resources      and Charleston, WV programs
                                                                                           nosed with cancer 18 months ago. A na-
  and technical support necessary to               • Recruitment of patients for ad-
                                                                                           tive of Cleveland, Mr. Eszterhas is being
  stay in the forefront of transplant        ditional laryngeal transplants
                                                                                           treated at The Cleveland Clinic, where he
  technology. The Clinic offers one of             • Pioneering a variety of non-
                                                                                           had surgery. Much of his larynx is gone,
  the most successful and comprehen-         transplant hepatobiliary (liver and
                                                                                           and he has difficulty speaking and being
  sive programs available for organ,         biliary ducts) procedures, including          understood. “Smoking was an integral
  tissue and eye transplants.                a surgical procedure for the relief of        part of many of my screenplays because
       The Clinic’s Transplant Center        pressure in the portal vein and mini-         I was a militant smoker. It was part of a
  publishes an annual report as an up-       mally invasive surgical techniques            bad boy image I’d cultivated for a long
  date on the year’s key data, includ-       for liver tumors                              time—smoking, drinking, partying, rock
  ing volume, principle diagnoses,                 • 0% hospital mortality rate for        ‘n’ roll,” he said. “Smoking, I once be-
  outcomes and other information or-         40 lung transplants performed in              lieved, was every person’s right… I don’t
  ganized by transplant program. For         2001                                          think smoking is every person’s right
  a copy of the 2001 Transplant Cen-               • Overall patient and pancreas          anymore. I think smoking should be as
  ter Report, call 216/444-9530.             graft survival of 89 percent for pan-         illegal as heroin.”
       Highlights for the year 2001 in-      creas and kidney/pancreas trans-                   In the newspaper piece, Mr. Eszter-
  clude the following:                       plants                                        has said he has trouble forgiving himself
       • A record 954 bone and soft                • Establishment of Allogen Labo-        for the rampant cigarette use in his films.
  tissue transplants performed; 1st          ratories satellite facility at Charleston     “I have been an accomplice to the mur-
  sacrum transplant performed                Area Medical Center                           ders of untold numbers of human be-
       • Increased volume of allogene-             • Recipient of a three-year,            ings. I am admitting this only because I
  ic bone marrow/peripheral blood            $1 million grant from the Health              have made a deal with God. Spare me, I
  stem cell transplantation; 69 trans-       Resources Services Administration,            said, and I will try to stop others from
                                                                                           committing the same crimes I did.”
  plants or infusions of donor leuko-        Department of Health and Human
                                                                                                In 1992’s “Basic Instinct,” Mr. Eszter-
  cytes in 2001, surpassing volume in        Services, for innovative strategies to
                                                                                           has wrote, smoking was part of the sex-
  any previous year                          increase organ donation rates.
                                                                                           ual subtext. “Sharon Stone’s character
       • 106 corneal transplants per-              • More than 500 solid organ
                                                                                           smokes; Michael Douglas’ is trying to
  formed                                     and bone marrow transplants per-
                                                                                           quit. She seduces him with literal and fig-
       • 2nd U.S. center to begin clini-     formed in 2001.
                                                                                           urative smoke that she blows in his
  cal trials with the Jarvik 2000, a
                                                                                           face,” he says. “In the movie’s most fa-
  continuous flow pump representing          You can also visit the
                                                                                           mous and controversial scene, she even
  the newest generation of mechanical        Transplant Centers Web site at
                                                                                           has a cigarette in her hand.” The writer
  support for failing hearts                 www.clevelandclinic.org/transplant.           of such other guilty-pleasure movies as


                                                                                                                                  15
  Twenty-six physicians have been selected by Clinic resi-            Infectious Disease                   Adult Psychiatry
  dents and fellows as “Teachers of the Year” for 2001-2002,          Carlos M. Isada, M.D.                Jeffery Hutzler, M.D.
                                                                      (IM’90, ID’92, CAID’93)
  ten of whom are former Cleveland Clinic residents or fellows.                                            Child and Adolescent
  These physicians epitomize the best qualities of teachers in a      Internal Medicine                    Psychiatry
  training environment. They continually demonstrate their ded-       Alejandro Arroliga, M.D.             Kathleen Franco, M.D.

  ication to teaching through the knowledge they share with           Neurology                            Pulmonary Disease
  residents and fellows. The Division of Education is pleased to      Richard A. Prayson, M.D.             Alejandro Arroliga, M.D.
  recognize the extraordinary efforts of these individuals:           (ACLPTH’93)
                                                                                                           Radiation Oncology
                                                                      Neurosurgery                         Patrick A. Kupelian, M.D.
  Anesthesiology                   ENT                                Edward C. Benzel, M.D.               (RO/A’96)
  Theodore Marks, M.D.             Marshall Strome, M.D.
                                                                      Ophthalmology                        Radiology
  Cardiology                       Gastroenterology                   Roger H. Langston, M.D.              Janet Reid, M.D.
  Richard A. Grimm, D.O.           John J. Var go, M.D. (GE’90)
                                                                      Orthopaedic Surgery                  Rheumatology
  (IM’90, CARD’93, CAR-
                                   General Surgery                    James J. Sferra, M.D.                Brian F. Mandell, M.D.,
  DIN’94)
                                   Steven Rosenblatt, M.D.            (ORS’93)                             Ph.D.
  Colorectal Surgery               (S/LDS’00)
                                                                      Pathology                            Thoracic Surger y
  Scott A. Strong, M.D.
                                   Gynecology                         David Hicks, M.D.                    Delos Cosgrove, M.D.
  (CRS’92)
                                   Tommaso Falcone, M.D.
                                                                      Pediatrics                           Urology
  Dermatology
                                   Hematology & Oncology              Johanna Goldfarb, M.D.               Stevan B. Streem, M.D.
  Kimberly J.
                                   David J. Adelstein, M.D.                                                (UT’82)
  Hollandsworth, M.D.                                                 Plastic Surgery
  (IM’92, DMP’97)                                                     James E. Zins, M.D.




“Flashdance” and “Sliver” said he now         The Cleveland Clinic Web sites, which             and resear ch being conducted at the
believes there are “1,000 better and more     include everything from patient educa-            Cole Eye Institute.
original ways to reveal a character’s per-    tion information to physician updates on
                                                                                                Fade Aziz-Mahmoud, M.D., received
sonality” than with cigarettes.               treatments and research, were recently
                                                                                                the Distinguished Young Investigator
     Eszterhas said he has stopped smok-      recognized for excellence.
                                                                                                Award from the Multinational Associa-
ing and drinking since his cancer was di-          Entries in the Spring 2002 World
                                                                                                tion for Supportive Care in Cancer.
agnosed, and he now walks five miles a        Wide Web Health Awards Program were
day and attends church on Sunday. “I’m        evaluated by a distinguished panel of             Gopal B. Saha, Ph.D., of the Depart-
no longer such a bad boy,” he wrote.          judges from the Health Information Re-            ment of Molecular and Functional Imag-
“…I want to do everything I can to undo       source Center (HIRC), a national clear-           ing, was awarded the Lifetime
the damage I have done with my own            inghouse for consumer health programs             Achievement Award (basic sciences) by
big-screen words and images.                  and materials. In the category of “Hospi-         the Indo-American Society of Nuclear
                                              tal/Health Care System,” The Cleveland            Medicine. Dr. Saha earned his Ph.D.
The Clinic has introduced the Medi-
                                              Clinic did very well:                             from McGill University in Montreal,
cal Concierge Program to assist pa-
                                                  • Gold Cleveland Clinic Eye                   Quebec, Canada, and has been on The
tients from out of town. The Cleveland
                                                     Institute Web site,                        Cleveland Clinic staff since 1984. His
Clinic Medical Concierge is designed to
                                                     www.cleveland clinic.org/eye.              specialty interests are nuclear medicine,
assist new patients from outside the
                                                  • Silver Cleveland Clinic                     radiochemistry and radiopharmaceuti-
Clinic’s major market area (OH, IN, MI,
                                                     Heart Center Web site,                     cal chemistry.
KY, WV, PA and NY). The staf f at the
                                                     www.clevelandclinic.org/
Concierge will help with medical ap-                                                            Charles Faiman, M.D., FRCPC,
                                                     heartcenter.
pointment scheduling, airline confirma-                                                         M.A.C.E., senior staff physician and past
                                                  • Bronze Cleveland Clinic Web site,
tion or scheduling, transportation to                                                           chairman of the Department of Endocri-
                                                     www.clevelandclinic.org.
CCF, and finding hotel accommoda-                                                               nology, Diabetes and Metabolism, was a
                                                   Interactive design and thorough ex-
tions. Patients can now coordinate these                                                        visiting professor at his alma mater, The
                                              planations about eye conditions led to
details by calling directly to 800/223-                                                         University of Manitoba BB Faculty of
                                              the gold for the Cole Eye Institute’s new
2273, ext. 55580 Monday—Friday, 8                                                               Medicine, from Aug. 21-23, 2002. He
                                              Web site. The site offers an interactive
a.m. to 5 p.m., EST, for more informa-                                                          provided the keynote address to the in-
                                              tour of the eye, as well as information
tion or to schedule the service.                                                                coming medical students and gave the
                                              about conditions, treatments and Cleve-
                                                                                                prestigious Annual Joseph Doupe Me-
                                              land Clinic physicians. It also offers phy-
                                                                                                morial Lecture.
                                              sicians the latest updates on treatment

16
New Chairman
continued from page 1


grants. Dr. Stark has been named a “dis-              Dr. DiCorleto takes the reins just as
tinguished scientist” and will focus his        The Cleveland Clinic is pouring resourc-
efforts on his first love—science. (See         es into invigorating medical research that
related story on page 11)                       can directly impact patient care. A major
      Dr. DiCorleto joined the Clinic’s         push intended to jump-start human ge-
staff in 1981 and was named chairman            netic research is under way. The Clinic is
of the Department of Cell Biology in            recruiting a top geneticist to lead a
1989. He served as the Clinic’s associate       planned $40 million genetics institute
chief of staff from 1996 to 2001 and was        that may be built down the street from
a member of the Board of Governors              the Lerner Research Institute.
from 1991 to 1995. While his areas of                 In addition, before he died former
expertise include vascular biology and          Cleveland Clinic Trustee and Cleveland
atherosclerosis, his primary research fo-       Browns owner Al Lerner donated $100
cus is on the regulation of vascular cell       million to the Clinic to create a medical
gene expression.                                school for physician investigators. The
      “One of my highest priorities as          first class of 30 students will begin the
chairman will be to promote the inte-           program in 2004.
gration of scientific research with clini-            Dr. DiCorleto says that the founding    Paul E. DiCorleto, Ph.D.
cal patient care,” says Dr. DiCorleto.          of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of
“Virtually every investigator in the Lern-      Medicine of Case Western Reserve Uni-
er Research Institute has developed a           versity epitomizes the Clinic’s commit-
research program that is focused on ba-         ment to integrating all levels of research,
sic aspects of biology, but with strong         from complex multi-site patient-based
relevance to disease. Currently, howev-         clinical studies to the most basic investi-
er, many LRI staff members have not             gations that explore the biochemical and
formed a meaningful link with the clini-        genetic basis of disease.
cians studying and treating the disease               In announcing the change of leader-
that they are pursuing in the laboratory.       ship, Robert Kay, M.D., chief of staff,
Certainly we have been making gains in          says that the administration of The
that direction, but it would be my hope         Cleveland Clinic is very excited about Dr.
to make the laboratory-based research           DiCorleto’s appointment.
of the institute completely integrated                “Paul brings to this position not
with patient care.”                             only a tr emendous scientific back-
      Dr. DiCorleto plans to facilitate these   ground and research expertise, but also
collaborations by bringing together clin-       administrative leadership,” he says. “His
ical investigators with their counterparts      role on the Board of Governors for five
in the LRI and by formalizing the rela-         years, as well as his tenure as an associ-
tionship by encouraging interdepartmen-         ate chief of staff, gave him great insight
tal joint appointments.                         and experience into the management
      Dr. DiCorleto also plans to increase      and leadership of the institution. The
the number of physician-scientists work-        skills he has gained from these years of
ing at The Clinic and elsewhere. “Medi-         experience should stead him well for
cal research is helping to redefine health      the future of the Lerner Research Insti-
care, and I want the Cleveland Clinic           tute as we continue to pursue our goal
Lerner Research Institute to be at the          of being the number one academic cen-
forefront of that change,” he says.             ter in the United States.”




                                                                                                                         17
 FISCAL
                                    October, 2002


                                    Dear CCF Alum:

FITNESS
                                         It’s hard to believe that it has been more than three years since the
                                    spectacular two-story Alumni Library was dedicated at a historic alumni reunion
                                    in early October, 1999…an incredible accomplishment for which a countless
                                    number of physicians AND their patients will be eternally grateful! It was a
                                    remarkable achievement for our alumni, who reached their unprecedented
We invite you to consider a year-   goal of $5 million for the Alumni Library Campaign in less than 5 years. A real
                                    bonus for alumni was the simultaneous opening of the Alumni Center (NA2-05)
end annual gift that will provide   complete with Alumni Lounge and staff support (as highlighted in the last issue
                                    of The Connection). Just across the road, we are anxiously awaiting the opening
    the impetus for another         of the new Intercontinental Hotel and Conference Center next April — we know
  remarkable alumni initiative      The Cleveland Clinic will be your top CME destination!

                                          As the saying goes, “time flies when you’re having fun.” And what could be
   within the Cleveland Clinic      more fun than building a strong, visible, worldwide network of Cleveland Clinic
 Lerner College of Medicine of      alumni. Keeping connected has had its rewards for each of you, we’re sure.
                                    With all of your diversity, you have demonstrated your strength as a band of
Case Western Reserve University.    brothers and sisters committed to excellence in your chosen specialties, and be
                                    willing to share your successes and ensure that The Cleveland Clinic continues
                                    its tradition of excellence in medical education, research and patient care.

                                         Your remarkable support and continued participation in the life of the
                                    institution has indeed been an inspiration to your teachers and mentors —
                                    dedicated physicians and scientists, renowned researchers and exemplary
                                    educators — who now wish to take the next vital step in the pursuit of
                                    enlightened science and scholarship: the development of an important
                                    new medical school.

                                        As we informed you in the last issue of The Connection, a new medical
                                    school is on the horizon for The Cleveland Clinic in cooperation with Case
                                    Western Reserve University. The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of
                                    Case Western Reserve University will enroll its first class of physicians in 2004.
                                    The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine will prepare physician-investigators
                                    and scientists dedicated to advancing biomedical research and practice.

                                         Just think about how your training and work at The Cleveland Clinic
                                    influenced your own careers — indeed your whole lives — and imagine the
                                    possibilities that lie ahead for our newest students! We invite you to consider a
                                    year-end annual gift that will provide the impetus for another remarkable alumni
                                    initiative within the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western
                                    Reserve University. Inserted in this newsletter you will find a pledge card, asking
                                    you to make an annual fund donation. We invite you to join us in sustaining the
                                    future of our world-renowned program by making an annual fund gift today.

                                        Enjoy this issue of The Connection and please let us know your thoughts
                                    and suggestions — we love hearing from each and every one of you!

                                    Sincerely,
                                    James W. Lewis, M.D.                               William A. Michener, M.D.
                                    President, Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association     Medical Director, Alumni Affairs


18
Distinguished Alumnus
continued from page 1


     “When I began the position in
Cleveland in September, I called her to
ask ‘is this close enough?’” Dr. Hoffman
remembers. She agreed to join him in
Cleveland after finding a suitable posi-
tion at Mt. Sinai, and arrived in Novem-
ber. They were married on December 31,
1957 and have been “delightfully mar-
ried ever since,” he says. They have four
sons, all born at The Cleveland Clinic.
     It was during his fellowship that Dr.
Hof fman forged a lifelong friendship
with alumnus Donald Senhauser, M.D.,
(LMED’59). The two worked closely
with John Beach Hazard, M.D., who
chaired the Division of Laboratory Med-
icine and was chief of the Department
of Pathology from 1946 to 1970.
     “Beach was a mentor in the true
sense of the word,” says Dr. Hoffman.
“He was a remarkable pathologist and a
role model to all of us.”
     Upon completion of their fellow-
                                             George (left) and Ann Hoffman with William R. Hart, M.D., current chairman,
ships in 1959, Drs. Senhauser and Hoff-
                                             Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
man accepted positions in the division.
Dr. Senhauser served as head of the
Department of Microbiology until 1964,       le cell trait for all of the Cleveland area   50 publications to his name and was a
when he left to become a professor of        hospitals. We literally did thousands of      clinical professor at Case Western Re-
pathology at The Ohio State University.      tests every month, for love and not for       serve University. The George C. Hoffman
Dr. Hoffman was appointed head of the        money,” says Dr. Hoffman. The pro-            Teaching Award of the Division of Pa-
Department of Laboratory Hematology          gram is still going strong with Cleve-        thology and Laboratory Medicine honors
in 1959 and remained at the Clinic for the   land Clinic support.                          his commitment to education.
rest of his career, culminating in his ap-        Among the highlights of his career,           Dr. Hoffman also made a name for
pointment as division chairman in 1981.      Dr. Hoffman says that teaching ranks          himself in several national and interna-
     “The Cleveland Clinic was a delight-    number one. “Teaching young residents         tional societies, holding 14 different posi-
ful place to work,” says Dr. Hoffman.        was the joy of my life,” he says. “It was     tions, including president in the American
“In fact, my wife always said I am the       always clear that education is a priority     Society of Clinical Pathologists alone.
only person she knows who never didn’t       at the organization.                               As the plaque presented to him indi-
want to go to work.”                              “So many of the residents impressed      cates, “George C. Hoffman built a career
     Dr. Hoffman had a major impact          me,” he continues, “but one who stands        on solid science, keen intelligence, com-
on the field of pathology on the local,      out in my mind is Andy Fishleder. He          mon sense and a powerful work ethic.
national and international scenes. He is     truly is a remarkable man.”                   His personal charm, exquisite tact and
particularly proud of his work in                 Dr. Hoffman served on several edu-       wonder ful sense of humor have en-
founding the American Sickle Cell Ane-       cation councils and editorial boards, and     hanced the lives around him. His legacy
mia Association. “We did all of the          edited The Cleveland Clinic Quarterly         is brilliance, kindness, dedication and
screening for sickle cell anemia or sick-    from 1970 to 1981. He has more than           unfailing optimism.”




                                                                                                                                  19
                                    It’s Deja Vu All Over Again
                                    I
                                        t has been said that “the more things    the map in terms of approaches. The
                                       change, the more they stay the            one common thread is that they will be
                                       same.” Health care seems to be val-       cutting Medicaid payments in one form
                                    idating this old observation. We are         or another. There is more talk in the
                                    back to record increases in health care      private sector on “defined benefit” ap-
                                    premiums and costs are once again on         proaches where the employer will pro-
                                    a steep upward climb. The managed            vide the employee with a set amount
                                    care industry has backed off many of         of money and then, with or without
                                    its efforts to control costs in the wake     guidance, set the employee loose on
                                    of widespread discontent from pa-            the health insurance market to pur-
                                    tients. Businesses are in the process of     chase health insurance. While much
                                    reducing benefits, cost transferring to      discussed, it does not seem to reflect
                                    employees, or dropping insurance al-         any widespread trend. The one area
                                    together. And government? States are         where private employers are moving
                                    bankrupt due to the downturn in the          though is in reducing their health ben-
                                    economy, and the federal government,         efits for retirees, which essentially is a
                                    after flirting with budget surpluses, has    cost shift from the private sector to the

     From                           returned to deficit financing.               government.
                                          The above tea leaves indicate ma-           While there is no clear pattern, the

     The Nation’s                   jor convulsions in the health care sec-
                                    tor, with conflicting pr essures. In
                                                                                 above trends will force action of one
                                                                                 sort or another. At its crudest, it will

     Capital                        many communities it is health care
                                    that drives the local economy. This
                                                                                 come in the form of lower payments to
                                                                                 providers through existing rules. At its
                                    means jobs. So while the national            most creative, the shape of the overall
     Dan Nickelson                  pundits decry the growth in health           health care system will once again be
     Director, Government Affairs   expenditures and how they must be            debated, with a number of options.
     The Cleveland Clinic           controlled, the countervailing pres-         Most certainly, the drive for universal
                                    sure is the potential to disrupt local       health care will be back. This particu-
                                    economies if cost constraints are too        lar debate is now rising in several
                                    severe. While all this is swirling about,    States, and is likely to spread. The Fed-
                                    the political aspects of this debate be-     eral Employees Health Benefit Plan
                                    come more explosive. The more peo-           option remains the major alternative—
                                    ple without insurance or fearing loss        where federal employees have the
                                    of health insurance, the more pres-          ability to choose among a variety of
                                    sure there is on government to do            private health plans and share in their
                                    something about it.                          premium costs.
                                          But what? Ah, that is the question.         What remains absent thus far is a
                                          Medicare+Choice—the HMO op-            serious discussion of how to pay for
                                    tion—was to be the solution for Medi-        health care. No matter the cost con-
                                    care. However, with the withdrawals          straints, health care costs will continue
                                    from Medicare over the past several          to rise as our system continues to pro-
                                    years, it appears that this option is via-   duce new technique and technology
                                    ble in only certain selected areas. Be-      for treating the ill. Until we have this
                                    cause of the uncertainties in the federal    factored into our public debate, none
                                    budgeting process, many private              of the options are real. Our health care
                                    health insurers do not find the govern-      system for the future is one of the ma-
                                    ment a reliable partner, and are reluc-      jor domestic public policy issues facing
                                    tant to try again, having been burned        us, and it only gets more difficult the
                                    the first time around. States are all over   longer we delay.



20
  New BME Chairman Acts to Lead Strong
Department into International Leadership Role

T
         he new chairman of the Lerner Research                                                                Cleveland Clinic. In this capacity, he has been
         Institute’s Department of Biomedical Engi                                                             charged with the development and coordination
         neering is an action-oriented individual.                                                             of a comprehensive program for diabetic foot care
A distinguished researcher of human biomechan-                                                                 at the Clinic that will have national and interna-
ics, kinesiology and locomotion, Peter R.                                                                      tional stature. The program will include treat-
Cavanagh, Ph.D., has been recruited to direct                                                                  ment, education, and research components and
BME toward a role as a thriving contributor in one                                                             will seek to integrate the expertise of clinicians
of the most rapidly growing and changing fields                                                                and researchers from across the spectrum of de-
of human medicine.                                                                                             partments at CCF.
       Dr. Cavanagh will chair the LRI’s largest and                                                                 Dr. Cavanagh comes to The Cleveland Clinic
most diverse department. Biomedical Engineering                                                                from Penn State University, where he has been a
is composed of 29 principal investigators leading                                                              distinguished professor of kinesiology, biobehav-
programs in the areas of cardiovascular devices,                                                               ioral health, medicine, and orthopaedics and re-
tissue engineering, biomechanics, medical imag-                                                                habilitation. His has also been the director of the
ing, bioMEMS, connective tissue biology and mus-                                                               Penn State University Center for Locomotion
culoskeletal research. More than 160 CCF people                                                                Studies at University Park, PA, and research direc-
contribute to BME’s research mission.                                                                          tor of the Penn State Diabetes Foot Clinics. Dr.
       Dr. Cavanagh’s vision for future development                                                            Cavanagh is actively involved in the American
                                                                  Peter R. Cavanagh, Ph.D.
of the department builds upon his confidence that                                                              Diabetes Association and has served as national
he is assuming leadership of an already vibrant        aging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). He intends to         Chair of the ADA Council on Foot Care. He has
and active research unit. The challenge over the       nurture communications and representation by            been president of both the American and Interna-
next decade, he contends, is guiding BME’s growth      BME scientists to the NIBIB so that the depart-         tional Societies of Biomechanics. He is a member
to ensure that it emerges at the leading edge in the   ment’s scope and strengths are appreciated and          of the European Association for the Study of Dia-
international biomedical engineering community.        the staff’s expertise contributes to how the NIBIB      betes, the Gerontological Society of America, and
       He intends to strengthen existing areas of      sets funding priorities.                                the International Society of Biomechanics. He is
expertise and to explore some additional areas of             Within the Clinic, Dr. Cavanagh is strongly      a fellow of the American College of Sports Medi-
research typically pursued in the nation’s fore-       committed to encouraging enriched interactions          cine and The Olympic Academy for Sports Science
most biomedical engineering institutes, but not        between BME’s researchers and CCF physicians and        and a member of the Aerospace Medical Associa-
yet fully established in the LRI. In identifying       clinical investigators. He will encourage clinical      tion, the Bioengineering Society, and other bio-
such new research areas, Dr. Cavanagh will en-         departments to explore the rich possibilities for re-   medical organizations.
courage BME development by incorporating pro-          search that the BME department offers. He will urge           Dr. Cavanagh’s own research interests are
grams that will blend with and complement              BME investigators to identify facets of their re-       presently focused on the lower extremity complica-
existing research within CCF.                          search programs that lend to establishing mean-         tions of diabetes and on bone mineral loss during
       Dr. Cavanagh will challenge BME investiga-      ingful research affiliations among the 32 disease       long-term space flight. This work is funded by NIH
tors to procure and engage in jointly funded pro-      groups recently identified by the CCF Leadership        and NASA. He has received numerous international
gram project grants. He sees a strong basis existing   group and targeted for development of focused           awards for excellence and contributions to the sci-
within the LRI for interdepartmental program           programmatic research planning. Dr. Cavanagh            ence of biomechanics. In 1994, he received the
projects that would contribute to infrastructure,      cites the Orthopaedic Surgery Musculoskeletal Re-       Borelli Award, the highest honor awarded by the
encourage collaborations and provide opportuni-        search Center (OSMRC) as a model program devel-         American Society of Biomechanics. He is a 1987 re-
ties for advancement beyond the reach of individu-     oped under leadership of Joseph Iannotti, M.D.,         cipient of the International Society of Biomechan-
al investigators. He will encourage the staff to       Ph.D., from CCF’s Department of Orthopaedic Sur-        ics’ highest award, the Muybridge Medal, and has
identify likely areas for program project research.    gery in conjunction with BME researchers that           presented the Wolffe and Dill Lectures to the the
       Dr. Cavanagh also wants to raise the profes-    melds clinical research interests and strengths with    American College of Sports Medicine. In 2002 he
sional profile of the department within the re-        those of BME tissue engineering, biomechanics           was given the Pecoraro Award by the American Dia-
search community. He notes that funding for            and musculoskeletal research scientists.                betes Association Foot Council.
many research areas in Biomedical Engineering                 In addition to his departmental responsibil-           Dr. Cavanagh’s term as chairman of the De-
will be administered through the NIH’s newest in-      ities, Dr. Cavanagh has also been appointed as Ac-      partment of Biomedical Engineering officially be-
stitute, the National Institute of Biomedical Im-      ademic Director of Diabetic Foot Care for The           gan on September 1, 2002.


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                                                                                                                            Donald Durbeck, M.D.
                                                  Donald C. Dur-                                                            anniversary as a prac-

   CONTACTS                                       beck, M.D., FACC
                                                  (IM’68, CD’72), is
                                                  chairman of the De-
                                                                                                                            ticing physician, she
                                                                                                                            had a painting commis-
                                                                                                                            sioned for her medical
                                                  partment of Cardio-                                                       office and assembled a
                    50s                           vascular Services of                                                      patient photo album
                                                  the PinnacleHealth                                                        “to pay tribute to my
William (Bill) N. Fawell, M.D. (IM52), is         Heart Institute in                                                        patients who spiritually
                                                  Harrisburg PA. He                                                         are like oak tr ees to
living in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, and
writes “Still alive at 79.” He is playing hand-   is co-founder of an                                                       me.” Meeting the chal-
                                                  18-physician cardi-                                                       lenges in both the med-
ball two to thr ee
times a week de-                                  ology gr oup, Associated Cardiologists,            ical and financial fields, she said she wants
                                                  which he started with L. Bruce Althouse,           “to build a brokerage firm the way I built my
spite painful shoul-
ders from bilateral                               M.D., (IM’72, CD’74), who died suddenly in         medical practice, based on respect, loyalty
                                                  October 1998.                                      and trust.”
r otator cuff pr ob-
lems. He continues                                Victor W. Fazio, M.D. (S’73, CRS’74), chair-       Pamela Harris Davis, M.D. (TRS’85, IM’88)
to teach one half                                 man of The Cleveland Clinic’s Department of        See Alan W. Davis, M.D., 90s.
day per week at                                   Colorectal Surgery, was recently named to          Susan Galandiuk, M.D. (S’88) See Michael
USC School of Med-                                Cleveland Magazine’s Medical Hall of Fame.         H. McCafferty.
icine’s Endocrine-                                Floyd D. Loop, M.D. (TS’70), Cleveland Clin-       Mani S. Kavuru, M.D. (IM’87, PULM/D’89),
Thyroid Cancer                                    ic chief executive officer, received the 2002      staff in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medi-
Clinic, and has 13                                FDR Humanitarian Award for Excellence              cine at The Cleveland Clinic, received a
grandchildren and Bill & June Fawell              from the March of Dimes during the organi-         grant for a one-year study in collaboration
two gr eat grand-                                 zation’s Harvest Moon Ball on Sept. 25.            with the Henry Ford Health System for an
children.                                         Martin J. Schreiber, M.D. (G-1’77, IM’79,          NIH study of “sarcoidosis genetic linkage
Walter E. Laude, M.D. (AN’57) See Mar co A.       H/N’80), staff in the Department of Nephrol-       consortium.”
Maurtua, M.D., 00s.                               ogy and Hypertension at The Cleveland              Michael H. McCafferty, M.D. (CRS’85) re-
                                                  Clinic, received a grant from Case Western         cently relocated from Pittsburgh, PA, to Lou-
                                                  Reserve University for participation in a          isville, KY, to join alumna, Susan
                    60s                           study funded by the NIH for a “cohort study        Galandiuk, M.D. (S’88) in the Department
                                                  of chronic renal insufficiency.”                   of Surgery, section of Colon & Rectal Sur-
Martin Atdjian, M.D. ( I M ’ 5 8 , I M ’ 6 2 ,    Z. Nicholas Zakov, M.D. (OPH’76) for mer           gery at the University of Louisville.
RH’63) is retired from practice in Argentina.     staff member, was elected as the first and         George E. Tesar, M.D. (IM’80), chair man of
He writes, “I’ll always remember my life at       founding president of the American Society         Psychiatry and Psychology at The Cleveland
The Cleveland Clinic, and the encounter           of Ocular Trauma. He continues to serve on         Clinic, was presented with the Clinic’s Bruce
with my friend Dr. Rene Favalor o, now            the board of the American Society of Retina        Hubbard Stewart Award for Humanistic
deceased, and my teacher, Dr. Arthur              Specialists (formerly the Vitreous Society),       Medicine during the annual Staff Dinner and
Scherbel, also deceased.”                         and serves on the charitable arm of the or-        Awards Presentation, June 21 at The Coun-
                                                  ganization, the Vitreous Society Foundation.       try Club in Pepper Pike, OH. In announcing
                                                  He is named among the top 400 physicians           this award, Dr. Andrew J. Fishleder, M.D.
                    70s                           in Cleveland by Cleveland Magazine.                (GL-1’79, LMED’82) chairman of the Division
                                                                                                     of Education, remarked that Dr. Tesar is
Julio Aponte, M.D., FACP (RH’75) was                                                                 loved by his patients and respected by his
honorary chairperson of the two-mile USMS                              80s
                                                                                                     colleagues throughout the organization and
National Swim Championship organized by                                                              is the consummate professional as exempli-
the Ohio Masters Swim Club and the Lake           Gene H. Barnett, M.D. (S’81, NS’86) r e-
                                                  ceived the Mahaley Clinical Research Award         fied by his own action and through his lead-
Erie Nadadores to benefit the Northeast                                                              ership in emphasizing the importance of
Ohio Chapter of Arthritis Foundation on           for his paper entitled, “Enhanced Survival in
                                                  Recurrent Malignant Glioma from Propy-             humanism in the doctor/patient relation-
July 27. He has been participating in rais-                                                          ship. The Bruce Hubbard Stewart Award was
ing funds in this annual event for more than      lithiouracil-Induced Chemical-Hypothyroid-
                                                  ism and High Dose Tamoxifen” presented             established by family and friends in memory
10 years.                                                                                            of Dr. Stewart, chairman of the Division of
                                                  by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
                                                  Dr. Barnett is chairman of the Cleveland           Surgery and a Clinic urologist (1964-1983) in
                                                                                                     recognition of his ability to combine sensi-
                                                  Clinic Brain Tumor Institute.
                                                                                                     tivity and compassion with knowledge and
                                                  Yanick Chaumin, M.D. (GL-1’79, IM’81,              skill in the practice of medicine, and there-
                                                  CARD’82) has successfully combined her car-        by honors those physicians who manifest
                                                  diology practice with a career in securities. In   the same ideals of a humanistic approach to
                                                  addition to her medical license, she holds a       clinical practice. Dr. Tesar and his wife, Kris-
                                                  General Securities Principal license (Series       tine, live in Moreland Hills, OH, and have
                                                  24), administered by the National Association      two children, Thomas and Emilia.
                                                  of Securities Dealers, enabling her to super-
                                                                                                     Maciej Zborowski, Ph.D. (RES’89), along
                                                  vise a brokerage firm. She may, in fact, be the
                                                  only female cardiologist in the United States      with Jeffrey J. Chalmers, R.Ph., and Philip S.
                                                                                                     Williams of the Biomedical Engineering De-
                                                  who is licensed in both fields. A graduate of
                                                  Barnard College, Columbia University in New        partment in the Lerner Research Institute of
                                                                                                     The Cleveland Clinic, received $290,491
                                                  York, she received her medical degree from
                                                  Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia          from the National Science Foundation for a
                                                                                                     three-year study of the “development of
              Julio Aponte, M.D.                  in 1978. The mother of a 17-year-old, Khalil,
                                                  she joined with her husband, William Savary,       quadrupole magnetic field-flow fraction-
                                                                                                     ation: Application to characterization of
                                                  who is president and CEO of Global Trading
                                                  Group, Inc. (member NASD and SIPC) in              magnetic colloids and microparticles.”
                                                  Westbury, NY. Recently celebrating her 20 th                             continued on next page


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CONTACTS                                         Tanveer Hussain, M.D. (CHP’98, P’99) com-
                                                 pleted a substance abuse psychiatry fellow-
                                                                                                   sistant professor of surgery at the Universi-
                                                                                                   ty of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
continued from page 23                           ship at University Hospitals of Cleveland and     James S. Wu, M.D. (CRS’99) a colorectal
                                                 is now with the Center for Families and Chil-     surgeon at The Cleveland Clinic and colo-
                                                 dren, an out-patient community mental             nel in the U.S.
                    90s                          health center on the west side of Cleveland.      Army who practic-
                                                 Dr. Hussain is board-certified in adult and ad-   es at the Beach-
                                                 dition Psychiatry and board-eligible in child     wood, Strongsville
J. Michael Bacharach, M.D. (VM’93) See Fe-       psychiatry. He is married to Nazima Khan
lipe Navarro, M.D., 90s.                                                                           and Westlake Fami-
                                                 and they have two children, Amber, 6, and         ly Health Centers,
Lai-Leng Cheong, M.D. (D’95) has started         Dena, 2.                                          and an armed forc-
her own practice, LL Cheong Skin & Laser         R. Philip (Rip) Kinkel, M.D. (N’90, N/            e s re s e r v i s t , h a s
Clinic of Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre in      MS’91) became the director of the Beth Isra-      been called up to
Singapore. She of fered her best wishes to       el Deaconess Multiple Sclerosis Program and       active duty in Af-
her mentors and friends from The Cleve-          associate professor of neur ology at Harvard      ghanistan              and
land Clinic.                                     Medical School September 1. Previously he         heads a U.S. for- James S. Wu, M.D.
Alan W. Davis, M.D. (ORS’89, ORS/FS’90)          was a staff physician with The Cleveland          ward surgical team
and Pamela Harris Davis, M.D. (TRS’85,           Clinic’s Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis     stationed there. His photograph examining
IM’88) are wearing many hats, as parents of      Treatment and Research in the Department          a young Afghan boy at a Kandahar hospital
an active family. Oldest son, Matt, started      of Neurology.                                     appeared in many national media outlets in
college at Miami University where he has a       Felipe Navarr o, M.D. (IM’93, VM’94,              early July including the MSNBC and CNN
scholarship to play hockey. Nathan, 16, has      VMIN’95) left The Cleveland Clinic staff to       Web sites on July 3.
been selected to be in the National Team         join fellow alumnus J. Michael Bacharach,         Guang H. Yue, Ph.D. (RES/BE’94), associ-
Development Program for the U.S. Olympic         M.D. (VM’93), in his thriving practice at the     ate staff member of the Cleveland Clinic
Hockey Team and is now attending high            North Central Heart Institute in Sioux Falls,     Lerner Research Institute Biomedical Engi-
school in Ann Arbor and playing for the USA      SD. Dr. Navarro, who received fellowships         neering Department received $1,300,000
Hockey National Under-17 Team. Younger           in both the American College of Cardiology        from the National Science Foundation for
brothers, Jason, 12, and Eric, 10, are both      and the American College of Physicians, will      three years to study “neural mechanisms of
into hockey, soccer, basketball and lacrosse.    be working                                        chronic fatigue syndrome.”
Sister Stephanie, 9, enjoys soccer, figur e      as an endo-
skating and basketball. The Davis childr en      vascular car-
come by their athletic talents honestly: Mom,    diologist. He
                                                                                                                      00s
who is a dermatologist with MetroHealth          and his wife
Medical Center, was an all-state gymnast at      Georgia,                                          Joseph A. Bauer, Ph.D. (RES/I’00), a
Rocky River High school and went to nation-      have thr ee                                       Cleveland Clinic biochemist, had an article
als as a member of the Michigan State Uni-       daughters:                                        published in the July 3, 2002 issue of the
versity gymnastic team; and dad, an              Adriana, 6,                                       Journal of the National Cancer Institute ,
orthopaedic surgeon with the Cleveland           Alexis, 4, and                                    the number one cancer jour nal in the
Clinic Westlake Family Health Center and         Sabrina, 1.                                       world. His research involves the develop-
team physician for the Barons professional                                                         ment of a natural vitamin B12-based che-
hockey team, and was an Academic All-            Jignesh K.                                        motherapeutic compound.
American football player at Michigan State.      Patel, M.D., Jignesh K. Patel, M.D. and family
                                                 P h . D .                                         Peter Earl Clark, M.D. (U’00) completed a
Luis A. Hashimoto, M.D. (S’96) has left his      (IM’96) graduated from the University of          urologic oncology fellowship at the Univer-
position as assistant professor at the Univer-   California, Los Angeles (UCLA) cardiology         sity of Southern California, Norris Compre-
sity of Mississippi Medical Center to become     fellowship program and obtained a Ph.D. in        hensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, and is
associate professor at Texas Technical Uni-      physiology. He has been appointed assistant       now a urologic oncologist and member of
versity in El Paso TX.                           clinical professor at UCLA and is a consult-      the faculty at Wake Forest University School
Wally Hosn, M.D. (S’97, PL/RS’99), married       ant for the Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopa-            of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC.
Patty Flores in March 2002, in Italy. He is      thy Center and the UCLA Heart Transplant          Sonia Gaur, M.D. (P’00) writes that she is
with the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center in     Program. He and his wife Parul have two           excited to be starting a faculty position at
San Luis Obispo, CA.                             sons, Krishan, 8, and Nikhil, 4, and live in      the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Her
                                                 Calabasas, CA.                                    work involves neu-
                                                 Erik J. Pioro, M.D., Ph.D. (NEMG’95), a           roimaging and genetics
                                                 member of The Cleveland Clinic’s neurolo-         in relatives of schizo-
                                                 gy staff, received $70,296 for contributions      phrenics between 15 Sonia Gaur, M.D.
                                                 to a one-year clinical study conducted by         and 25 years old. Dur-
                                                 Johns Hopkins University and sponsored by         ing the one- to two-
                                                 Pharmacia and Upjohn Company, and the             year project, she will
                                                 Muscular Dystrophy Association for research       be earning her masters
                                                 on a “clinical trial of Celebrex in amyo-         in science from the
                                                 trophic lateral sclerosis.”                       University.
                                                 Walter A. Tan, M.D. (IM’94, CARD’97,              Hani Jneid, M.D.
                                                 CARDIN’99), as of July, is director of the        (IM’02) is continuing
                                                 Vascular Medicine Program and assistant           his training in a cardi-
                                                 professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Ra-        ology fellowship at the
                                                 diology at the University of North Carolina       University of Louisville (KY). The Office
                                                 at Chapel Hill. Formerly he was director of       of Alumni Affairs is delighted by his inter-
                                                 Cardiac and Vascular Interventions in the         est in meeting other Clinic-trained physi-
                                                 Radiology Department at Pittsburgh Vascu-         cians and scientists in Louisville and the
                                                 lar Institute of the University of Pittsburgh     rest of Kentucky. Dr. Jneid would like to
                                                 Medical Center/Shadyside, and clinical as-        “activate” a Cleveland Clinic Foundation
            Tanveer Hussain, M.D. and family



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Alumni Chapter in Louisville. Contact Dr.        Samuel Szomstein,                                        optometry, osteopathic medicine,
Jneid at hanijneid@hotmail.com for addi-         M.D. (MIS, Florida’02)                                   medicine, psychology, podiatric medi-
tional information.                              was appointed attend-                                    cine, social work, veterinary medicine,
Tara T. Lineweaver, Ph.D. (NPSYO’01) is          ing surgeon, clinical                                    and pharmacy. Only 150 distinguished
studying “neuropsychological brain imag-         and research associate                                   members can be elected to member-
ing and Wada test results as predictors of       at Cleveland Clinic                                      ship. Each year, the NAP sponsors a
memory outcome following temporal                Florida, Weston, FL,                                     forum on aspects of interdisciplinary
lobectomy” with the aid of a grant from the      on July 1, after com-                                    collaboration. This year’s forum ad-
Epilepsy Foundation. She curr ently is a         pleting his minimally                                    dressed the issue of preventing and re-
clinical associate with the departments of       invasive surgery fel-                                    ducing health care errors through the
neurology and psychiatry & psychology at         lowship there.                                           work of interdisciplinary health care
The Cleveland Clinic.                            Fer nando Perez-                                         teams. If you would like to learn more
                                                 Zincer, M.D. (H/                                         about the work of the organization in
Marco A. Maurtua, M.D. (AN’01) complet-                                                                   interdisciplinary care and public poli-
ed a fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology      O’02) was recognized
                                                 as the “Fellow of the                                    cy, or to nominate potential members,
at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, and                                                             call the NAP office at 410/676-3390 or
has returned to The Cleveland Clinic for a       Year” during the an-
                                                 nual Hematology/ Samuel Szomstein, M.D.,                 visit the Web site at http://
fellowship in Neuroanesthesia. Marco, of                                                                  views.vcu.edu/nap.
Buenos Aires, Argentina, married Monica          Medical Oncology Fel- with daughter Nicole on
                                                    lowship graduation her first day of school.
                                                    dinner, held June                                              In Memoriam
                                                    16. Fer nando re-
                                                    ceived his medical degree from the Uni-     It’s important to remember that deaths are a part
                                                    versity de Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is
                                                                                                of being an extended family—and to cherish
                                                    now practicing in the Central Military      our contacts.
                                                    Hospital in Mexico City, Mexico.
                                                                                                        —Susan J. Rehm, M.D. (IM’81, ID’83)
                                                        Retired / Former Staff
                                                                                                    Chester F. Fee, M.D. (S’65, ORS’68), 76,
                                                    Ralph Green, M.D., former staff, 1983-          died on January 30, 2002. Born in Cunning-
                                                    1996, and former chairman, Department           ham, Kansas, September 21, 1925, he served
                                                    of Laboratory Hematology, 1983-1992,            in the United States Air Force as a flight en-
                                                    was recently elected to serve on the            gineer from 1943 to 1945. He received his
                                                    Council of the Association of Pathology         bachelor of arts (1951), master of arts in bac-
                                                    Chairs and was re-elected to the Execu-         teriology (1952) and medical doctor (1956)
                                                    tive Committee of the Universities Asso-        degrees from the University of Kansas. He
                                                    ciation for Research and Education in           completed his internship at the San Diego
                                                    Pathology. Dr. Green is professor and           County General Hospital and practiced fam-
                                                    chair of the Department of Pathology at         ily medicine seven years before completing
Marco A. Maurtua, M.D. recent wed Monica                                                            his fellowship in orthopaedic surgery at The
                                                    the University of
Laude, daughter of alumnus Walter E. Laude,         California,                                     Cleveland Clinic in 1968. A member of the
M.D. and Isabella Laude.                            Davis, in Sacra-                                American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery,
                                                 mento, CA. In addi-                                he practiced orthopaedics in Kansas City, MI
M. Laude, Ph.D., daughter of alumnus                                                                for 21 years, serving as chief of Surgery and
                                                 tion, he curr ently
Walter E. Laude, M.D. (AN’57) and Isabella       serves an elected                                  a member of the Board of Directors at Trin-
Laude R.N., Ph.D., former nurse supervisor                                                          ity Lutheran Hospital. In addition to his wife,
                                                 two-year ter m as
of The Clinic’s first intensive care units, on   chair of UC Davis                                  Ardyce, he leaves three children, Michael
June 29, in Cleveland. Monica is in her last                                                        Fee, Suzanne Nelson and Carolyn Fletcher,
                                                 Council of Chairs in
year of law studies at Case Western Reserve      the School of Medi-                                and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in
University. The Laudes, who reside in Bab-                                                          death by his daughter, Janet Kerl. In addition
                                                 cine. Dr. Green was
son Park, FL, also have two other daugh-         recently invited to                                to several memorials in the Kansas City area,
                                                 become a fellow of Ralph Green, M.D.
ters, Cecilia, and Maria, and two sons,                                                             the family also suggests that contributions
Michael and Christopher.                         the British Royal                                  may be made in Dr. Fee’s name for cancer
Masaru Miyagi, Ph.D. (RES/MC’00, RES/            Society of Pathologists and to attend the in-      research at The Taussig Cancer Center of
OP’00), a project scientist in ophthalmic re-    auguration ceremony as a guest of the Col-         The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, c/o Alum-
search at The Cleveland Clinic, received a       lege. He and wife, Irene, have five children,      ni Af fairs, 9500 Euclid Avenue - NA20,
$444,000 three-year grant fr om the National     Micah, Damian, Ari, Jonas, and Vanya; and          Cleveland, OH 44195.
Institutes of Health (NIH) to study “protein     four granddaughters.                               Norman A. Gale, M.D. (IM’47), 88, died
nitration in retinal light damage.”              David A. Rodgers, retired staff (1966 to           June 13 at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Di-
Mario Skugor, M.D., is the 2002 recipient        1991), Department of Psychiatry & Psychol-         ego, where he had been on staff for 54
at the Oregon Health & Sciences University       ogy, was installed as a distinguished practi-      years. With the work ethic of an ‘old-fash-
for the 1st Annual Pfizer Scholars in Endo-      tioner-member of the National Academies of         ioned’ country doctor whose practice was
crinology Grant Program. Dr. Skugor was          Practice at a gala membership banquet, April       on the cutting edge, Dr. Gale will be remem-
nominated by Sethu K. Reddy, M.D., chair-        13, in Arlington, VA. The National Acade-          bered for his meticulous attention to detail
man of the Department of Endocrinology to        mies of Practice was founded in 1981 in rec-       and his warmth and generosity toward his
receive this year’s grant. The award honors      ognition of the need for interdisciplinary         patients. He often made house calls, surpris-
this outstanding physician for important         collaboration in health care. It is comprised      ing his patients with special treats.
contributions to research and patient care       of distinguished practitioners and scholars            Dr. Gale ear ned his medical degree in
in endocrinology.                                from all of the primary health professions in-     1940 at the University of Kansas and in-
                                                 cluding 10 disciplines: dentistry, nursing,        terned at what is now UCSD Medical Center.
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CONTACTS                                           Floyd D. Loop, M.D., chairman and chief
                                                executive officer of The Cleveland Clinic,
                                                                                                 the Army during World War II, when he
                                                                                                 worked in New Guinea and the Philippines.
continued from page 25                          paid tribute to Mr. Lerner’s qualities at the        Dr. Lovshin joined The Cleveland Clinic
                                                dedication of the Lerner Research Institute      staff in 1949 and served as director of Pro-
He completed a residency at The Cleveland       in 1999.                                         fessional Staff Affairs thr ough the 70s. He
Clinic and served as an Army physician dur-        ‘Trustees of gr eat medical centers are       was an outdoorsman who enjoyed bird
ing World War II with the 77th Evacuation       generally selected by the criteria of wis-       watching and fishing with his children.
Hospital. He served in England, and in the      dom, work, wealth, and wit,” said Dr.
Sicilian and North African campaigns, land-                                                          Dr. Lovshin is survived by his wife
                                                Loop. “Al Ler ner’s genius transcends            Mary; son Leonard Jr.; daughters Patricia
ing at Utah Beach after the D-day invasion.     wealth. His imagination, originality, indi-
He joined U.S. troops in Belgium at the Bat-                                                     Schinabeck, Ruth Harris, and Rosemary;
                                                vidualism, and initiatives, and his remark-      nine grandchildren; and thr ee great grand-
tle of the Bulge.                               able clairvoyance have helped the                children.
    Known for devising a protocol for the       Cleveland Clinic secure a place among the
treatment of tetanus in the 1950s that dra-     world’s preeminent health care institu-              Memorial donations may be made to the
matically reduced the mortality rate, Dr.       tions. In his philosophy, he insists on a        Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medi-
Gale received many honors during his ca-        moral standard, and no compr omise on            cine, P.O. Box 931517, Cleveland, OH
reer. He earned the Mercy Miracle Award for     quality, regardless of the price. Success, he    44101; or to the Life Care Fund of the Lau-
medical excellence and recognition in the       believes, goes to those with best judgment,      rel Lake Foundation, 200 Laurel Lake Drive,
1980s as one of the 10 best internists in San   who care the most about the other people.        Hudson, OH 44236.
Diego County, as voted by his peers.            Our mutual collegiality is born of a deep        Robert D. Mercer, M.D., the first pediatri-
    Dr. Gale served as chief of medicine at     respect for accomplishment* Character is         cian at The Cleveland Clinic and former
Sharps Memorial Hospital and was assistant      fate and Mr. Lerner’s success is no acci-        chairman of the Department of Pediatrics
superintendent at what is now UCSD Medi-        dent. He knows that philanthropy is not a        and Adolescent Medicine, died at his home
cal Center. Outside of practicing medicine,     burden but a privilege. He knows that in         in Englewood, Florida on Friday Oct. 18.
he enjoyed travel, gardening and fishing.       America, you have the freedom to get rich            Born on Nov. 7, 1918, Dr. Mercer grew
                                                and the duty to give wealth away* [Mr.           up in Dearborn, Michigan and attended the
    Dr. Gale is survived by his wife, Linda;    Lerner] has given us energy, character, fi-
daughter, Norma S. Wetzel; son Steven; one                                                       University of Michigan, graduating from its
                                                nancial wizardry, and an institution that is     medical school in 1943. He served with the
brother and one sister; and six grandchilden.   lengthened by the shadow of one man.”
Memorial donations may be made to the                                                            Army in Europe and taught for three years at
Mercy Hospital Foundation for its medical           Last month, Mr. and Mrs. Lerner were         Western Reserve University befor e he joined
library campaign or to the San Diego Hu-        made distinguished fellows of The Cleve-         the Clinic.
mane Society.                                   land Clinic for their extraordinary philan-          Dr. Mercer was a co-author of the 1948
                                                thropy and humanitarian devotion to the          medical paper that launched chemotherapy
Alfred Ler ner, 69, President of The Cleve-     cause of health and medicine. In addition
land Clinic Foundation, died on October                                                          in the treatment of childhood leukemia and
                                                to his wife, Mr. Lerner is survived by two       other malignancies. He had worked with
23, 2002. His extraordinary philanthropy        children and seven grandchildren.
has had a powerful impact on the future of                                                       four other researchers at Boston Children’s
medicine, research and the health of the        Leonard L. Lovshin, M.D. , chairman of the       Hospital in pioneering the use of chemo-
community.                                      Department of Internal Medicine from 1961        therapy to fight childhood leukemia. In
                                                to 1970, died at his home in Hudson, OH, on      1982, the American Association for Cancer
    Mr. Lerner, along with his wife, Norma,     September 4 at the age of 88.                    Resear ch cited their effort as among the
was instrumental in building the modern                                                          milestones of cancer research in the first
Cleveland Clinic. Through their naming gift         Dr. Lovshin was nationally recognized for
                                                his expertise in treating headaches and in       three-quarters of the 20th century.
for The Lerner Research Institute, and recent
$100 million gift for science and education     psychosomatic medicine. He was president             Dr. Mercer had a vast knowledge of sub-
at The Cleveland Clinic, they created a per-    of the American Headache Association, the        specialties in pediatrics and was able to
manent legacy of care and the advancement       American Association of Medical Clinics, the     make accurate visual diagnoses of patients’
of medical knowledge. The new Cleveland         American Group Practice Association and          illnesses before they were confirmed by lab-
Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case       the Ohio State Medical Board.                    oratory results. He discovered diseases in
Western Reserve University has been named          After graduating with Phi Beta Kappa          children that had not been recognized be-
in their honor.                                 honors from the University of W isconsin,        fore. He was one of the first physicians to
                                                he also earned recognition for his prowess       use adrenocorticotropin, a hormone pro-
   Mr. Lerner was chief executive of ficer                                                       duced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary
and chairman of the Board of Directors of       on the football field. He was awarded the
                                                Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1937, which is         gland, in treatment of certain diseases. He
MBNA Corporation, and chairman and own-                                                          photographed unusual cases and amassed a
er of the Cleveland Browns since October        given to an athlete who has distinguished
                                                himself on the field and in the classroom.       collection of more than 9,000 slides that he
1998. A graduate of Columbia University and                                                      used in lectures.
vice chairman of its board of Trustees, Mr.     In 1961, Dr. Lovshin was nominated for the
Lerner was also a trustee of Case Western       Sports Illustrated Silver Anniversary All-           Dr. Mercer also gave time to a number of
Reserve University and a member of the          American football team. Judging was based        local and national organizations. He was
board of directors of the Marine Corps Laws     on the candidates’ professional records and      president of the Northern Ohio Pediatric So-
Enforcement Foundation.                         general effectiveness in the 25 years after      ciety and was an officer of the Ohio and dis-
                                                they played college football.                    trict organizations of the American Academy
   In 2001 Mr. Lerner, a for mer Marine                                                          of Pediatrics. He helped found the county
Corps pilot, was appointed by President            For Dr. Lovshin, those years included an
                                                unpaid internship at Philadelphia General        affiliate of the United Cerebral Palsy Associ-
George W. Bush to the President’s For eign                                                       ation. He and his wife, Ann, were co-chairs
Intelligence Advisory Board.                    Hospital and residency training at Mayo
                                                Clinic. Training was interrupted by a stint in   of its telethon committee.




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   After his retirement in 1983, Dr. Mercer               Dr. Sims earned his medical degr ee from    from Hawaii to Heidelberg, Germany. He re-
and his wife moved from Cleveland Heights             Southwestern Medical School in Dallas in        ceived two Legions of Merit for “exception-
to Englewood, Florida where they enjoyed              1949. He met his second wife, Mary Emma         ally meritorious conduct in the performance
becoming involved in a wide variety of civic          Knaub, a chief operating room nurse at The      of outstanding service to the United States.”
activities. Dr. Mercer served as President of         Cleveland Clinic, during his surgical resi-         In the late 60s, the Sims family pur-
the Grove City Civic Association and was              dency in 1952. In 1953, Dr. Sims enlisted in    chased a ranch in Montana, where Dr. Sims
elected to the Englewood Water District               the U.S. Army. His career as an Army sur-       lived until his death. The family enjoyed
Board of Supervisors.                                 geon included time at Denver’s Fitzsim-         camping, hiking, fishing and skiing. Dr.
   In addition to his wife, Dr. Mercer is sur-        mons Army Hospital before he was ordered        Sims also was an avid flyer who founded
vived by sons, Michael Dean of Lakewood               to Germany, where he served as the battal-      Montana Coyote, a manufacturer of kit air-
and Stephen of Englewood, Fla.; a daughter,           ion surgeon for the 510 Tank Battalion and      planes. He often traveled by plane to small
Ann Holly Houghten of New Manchester,                 the 18th Engineer Battalion.                    towns around Helena to perfor m surgery or
W.Va.; three grandchildren; and a great-                  At the end of his formal military career,   provide medical services.
grandchild.                                           Dr. Sims remained active in the Army Re-           Dr. Sims is survived by his wife, Mary
   Memorial donations may be made to the              serves and commanded the 396 th Station         Emma; four children, Mary Kay DeMers, Jim
Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, 9500            Hospital in Helena until the mid 70s. He at-    R. Sims, John F. Sims, M.D., and Mike R.
Euclid Ave., Cleveland 44195.                         tained the rank of a full colonel and later     Sims; as well as three granddaughters and
                                                      was promoted to brigadier general.              four grandsons. A daughter, Laura J. pre-
James R. Sims Jr., M.D. (S’53) of Jefferson
City, Montana, died on May 3, 2002 in a mo-               Although Dr. Sims had r etired from the     ceeded him in death.
torcycling accident atop the Great Divide             Reserves in the mid 70s, he later returned to
near Helena. The 74-year-old retired sur-             the active reserves as commanding general
geon was returning from a leisurely day trip          of the Second Hospital Center, the command
to Missoula.                                          and control headquarters for units stretching



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                                                                                                   Dear Friends:                                       camp in Manado, Sulawesi, the Indone-
MAILBOX                                                                                            Vision Outreach has had a busy summer.
                                                                                                   Very shortly after I returned from the Interna-
                                                                                                                                                       sian island to the east of Borneo. At this
                                                                                                                                                       point, all of the doors are opening for VOI
                                                                                                   tional Centre for Eye Health in London last         to sponsor an outreach team to serve
                                                                                                   spring, VOI was asked to come to West               there in mid-November.
                                                                                                   Borneo to help provide cataract surgery to                We are an infant organization, really
                                                                                                   the many blind in need there. The inviting          just learning to walk. There are still many
                                                                                                   host institution was Bethesda Mission Hos-          areas in which we are growing and learn-
                                                                                                   pital in Serukam, West Borneo, Indonesia.           ing. Nevertheless, we are very excited
                                                                                                         Two ophthalmic technicians and I              about the future of VOI. There are so many
                                                                                                   were able to go as our pilot outreach               places in need, and already so many pre-
                                                                                                   team. During our 10 working days in Indo-           liminary invitations that it will be impossible
                                                                                                   nesia, we saw and treated more than 500             to say yes to all of them. Please pray that
                                                                                                   patients, and performed over 70 surgeries           we will say yes to the right opportunities.
                                                                                                   on blind patients.                                        There are several ways that you can
                                                                                                         It was a true blessing to be able to          become involved with this ministry. We are
                                                                                                   work with the staff and doctors of Bethes-          in need of eye care professionals, as well
W        e received a correspondence as
         a follow-up to our cover story on
David Brown, M.D. (OPH’95), and his
                                                                                                   da. We were really made to feel a part of
                                                                                                   them, and that working together we made
                                                                                                                                                       as lay persons, who would be willing to
                                                                                                                                                       serve on short-term outreach teams. We
missionary work with Vision Outreach                                                               a difference in their community. As always          need people committed to praying for this
in the last issue of Cleveland Clinic                                                              (from the surgeon’s perspective), the sur-          organization. We are in need of people
Connection. A por tion of Dr. Brown’s                                                              gery was fun, but the day after surgery             committed to supporting VOI financially
letter follows.                                                                                    (when the patches are removed) was the              with their giving. Please let us know of your
                                                                                                   time of real joy. It never ceases to be truly       interest in participating with us in this minis-
                                                                                                   amazing and fulfilling to witness those who         try. Thank you for being a part of VOI.
                                                                                                   were blind regain their sight. It truly is to the   Sincerely yours,
                                                                                                   glory of God that we were able to success-          Dave
                                                                                                   fully accomplish this outreach.
                                                                                                                                                       For more information on Vision Outreach In-
                                                                                                         Ironically, while we were in Indone-                                       .
                                                                                                                                                       ternational, please contact Dr David Brown at
                                                                                                   sia, we were contacted by Samaritan’s               davidbrown@visionoutreach.org, or by mail
                                                                                                   Purse about the need for a mobile cata-             at 2848 Niles Road, Suite 100, Saint Jo-
                                                                                                   ract surgery team to come to a refugee              seph, MI 49085.


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