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Zella Small, MD ’77, President Debra Buchan, MD ’87, Vice President K. Bruce Simmons, MD ’79, Treasurer Richard M. Cantor, MD ’76, Secretary A. Geno Andreatta Thomas A. Bersani, MD ’82 Larry S. Charlamb, MD ’88 Dennis D. Daly, MD ’83 Richard W. Doust Robert A. Dracker, MD ’82 Mark Erlebacher, MD ’79 Brian J. Gaffney, MD ’72 Sadri Garakani Diane Green-el, MD ’78 Douglas W. Halliday, MD ’79 Ruth Hart, MD ’80 Karen Heitzman, MD ’83 Kirsten Magowan, MD ’87 Mark Persky, MD ’72 Andrew J. Rurka, MD ’70 Charles J. Ryan, III, MD ’82 David R. Smith, MD Ralph L. Stevens, MD ’81 James Terzian, MD ’75

Gregory A. Threatte, MD ’73 Willie Underwood, MD ’94 Jack Yoffa, MD ’69

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS Donna Bacchi, MD, MPH David B. Duggan, MD ’79 Vincent J. Kuss, MBA, MS Julie White, PhD

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES Ryan LaFollette ’12 Evan Savage ’12 (Binghamton) Shray Patel ’13 (Binghamton) Anthony Rossettie ’13 Daniel Harris ’14 Natalie Jones ’14 Devin Halleran ’15


Frederick R. Davey, MD ’64 E. Robert Heitzman, MD ’51 Patricia J. Numann, MD ’65 Michael H. Ratner, MD ’68


Frederick N. Roberts, MD ’42


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Patricia J. Numann, MD ’65, Takes the Helm The pioneering surgeon adds president of the American College of Surgeons to her list of accomplishments.


Room to Grow Upstate Medical University acquires Community General Hospital, expanding its patient coverage across town.


Unfinished Business David Cywinski, MD ’00, completed a bike trip he began 25 years ago to raise money for needy children in his home towns.


Report of Gifts Alumni and friends support Upstate’s long tradition of excellence in medical education by giving to the College of Medicine.

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WINTER 2011 ISSUE Published three times in 2011 in spring, fall, and winter.

Debbie Rexine Rich Whelsky Photographers

Published by the Syracuse (HSC) Medical Alumni Foundation of Upstate Medical University, Setnor Academic Building #1510, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse, New York 13210-9976

Andrew Rurka, MD ’70, Chair Debra Buchan, MD ’87 Fred Davey, MD ’64 Diane Green-el, MD ’78 Willie Underwood, MD ’94 Editorial Board

Issue Number: 54

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Search for Upstate Medical Alumni Association on Facebook CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Are you or is someone you know seeking a new career opportunity? Review faculty, research, and other positions available at SUNY Upstate Medical University at and click on “Jobs at Upstate.” ON THE COVER: Dan Alexander, MD, Dave Cywinski, MD ’00, and pal Tony Glosek completed a 25-year-old quest to bike around the nation for charity this summer. Photo by John Hickey/The Buffalo News


Vincent J. Kuss, MBA, MS

“She had high principles . . . but she was a ‘down to earth’ person, and would more easily find humor, than dismay, in life’s situations.” — BRUCE SIMMONS, MD ’79




Dear Alumni, IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS THAT I inform you that Upstate Medical Alumni Association President, Zella Small, MD ’77, passed away on Thursday, December 1. Born on May 26, 1951, Dr. Small received her BA from SUNY Albany and went on to earn her medical degree here at Upstate in 1977. After completing her residency in radiology at Upstate, she joined Crouse Radiology Associates and served as medical director of the Medical Imaging Center in East Syracuse. She held a faculty appointment of clinical assistant professor at Upstate Medical University. Dr. Small was predeceased by her father, Jake, and youngest sister, Jeanne Fish. She is survived by her mother, Elizabeth Small, husband, David Kennedy, son Derek, daughter Danielle and five siblings. Dr. Small’s life and many accomplishments as a mother, wife, sister, doctor and friend were celebrated at a beautiful service on December 6, 2011. As many of you know, Dr. Small was a very caring physician and dynamic leader in our community. Her professional accomplishments were many, but her personal impact on those that knew her was immense, even while dealing with illness over many years. She had very high values and a strong sense of duty to her family and profession. According to her husband, David, “Zella lived by high standards expecting her children to always behave and perform at a certain level. She had similar expectations of her co-workers. However, if you fell short, she always provided the resources needed to improve. And while her love was a tough love, it was everlasting.” I will forever remember Dr. Small’s thoughtful demeanor and infectious laugh. No matter how serious a situation was, she had an uncanny ability to put people at ease, which is a quality that came easy to her. As president of the Alumni Association, she deeply cared for her medical school and all that it stood for as a physician. Dr. Small was the same way with her practice and patients. She was

very dedicated to her work and highly respected within our greater community. She was also very proud of her children’s achievements and rightfully so. She spoke glowingly of Danielle and Derek with that gleaming smile on her face. Derek has just completed his third year of medical school at Yale and Danielle is a producer with CNBC Business News. I am sure she is looking over them now, just as she always has. Bruce Simmons, MD ’79, friend and colleague of Dr. Small shared the following reflection: “Zella and I met as first-year medical students in 1973. Even then she made an immediate impression with her wonderful personality. Over the years she consistently demonstrated qualities of kindness, generosity, and friendship. She had high principles, particularly regarding her family and her profession, but she was a ‘down to earth’ person, and would more easily find humor, rather than dismay, in life’s situations.” On behalf of the Alumni Association, we extend our deepest sympathies to Dr. Small’s family. Her memory will always be with us, and we know that her legacy will continue through her children. We will miss Dr. Small dearly, but are so grateful for having known her through the years, for her leadership and commitment and also her sense of humor. We say goodbye for now, but certainly not forever. Rest in Peace, Dr. Small. With great sadness, but fond memories,

Hal Wanamaker, MD ’56, with Dr. Small

Dr. Small with children, Derek and Danielle, and husband, David Kennedy

Dr. Small and Bruce Simmons, MD ’79, make a scholarship presentation to medical student Nicole Sanders.

In memory of Dr. Small, contributions may be made to the Sarah Loguen Fraser Scholarship, c/o Upstate Medical Alumni Association, 750 E. Adams Street, Setnor Academic Bldg., Ste. 1510, Syracuse, NY 13210.

Vince Kuss, Executive Director




Upstate Partners with Private Developer on Community Project

Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy announces the project at a press conference.

A GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY was held on December 1 for the redevelop­ ment of 10 acres of Kennedy Square, a collaboration between Upstate Medical University and COR Development Company. Kennedy Square is located north of Upstate’s campus, bordered by E. Fayette Street on the south, Forman Avenue on the west, E. Water Street to the north and S. Crouse Avenue to the east. The development project involves 10 acres of land adjacent to the Central New York Biotechnology Research Center (CNYBRC), a $22 million project between Upstate and the State University College of Environmental Science and Forestry that is currently under construction.

Upstate officials say the site will likely be a mix of residential, retail, office, and educational space. An office complex planned for the site will allow Upstate to reduce significantly the amount of space it leases for various offices. “We are pleased to partner with COR Develop­ ment Company on this transformative project for Syracuse,” says Upstate President David R. Smith, MD. “This public-private partnership will showcase how working together we can create new opportunities for economic development.” As part of the redevelopment, Kennedy Square will be renamed Loguen’s Crossing in a tribute to the Loguen family, who lived nearby on E. Genesee Street. Sarah Loguen became one of the first African-American women physicians in the United States, earning her medical degree in 1876 from what is now Upstate Medical University.

WHITE COAT CEREMONY. Medical students marked the beginning of their educational journeys by receiving the traditional white coat in a ceremony at the OnCenter on August 24th. In addition to receiving their coats, students heard from faculty and upperclassmen about building the bonds of physician-patient relationships and offering compassionate care. Paula Ortiz is congratulated by President David Smith, MD. Many thanks to the Onondaga County Medical Society for sponsoring the lovely reception after the ceremony.




McCabe Ranked Among Top Healthcare Executives


pstate University Hospital CEO John McCabe, MD ’79, has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of “291 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know,” which recognizes individuals leading prominent American healthcare organizations. It’s the second time this year that Becker’s has recognized McCabe. In March, Becker’s named McCabe to a list of “130 Hospital and Healthcare System CEOs to Know.”

Pediatrician Honored for Long Career

PROMOTING HEALTHY TEENS. Upstate pediatrician Robert Michael Cavanaugh, Jr. MD, believes most pediatricians are attracted to the specialty because they want to take care of babies. He champions the pediatricians who focus on adolescent medicine and hopes his new book, Dying to be Perfect: How Teens Can Stay Happy, Healthy and Alive will help raise awareness of the sub-specialty. Dr. Cavanaugh has been Upstate’s director of adolescent medicine since 1981.

ONE OF CENTRAL New York’s longest serving pediatricians, Frederick Roberts, MD ’42, was honored with a retirement ceremony at Upstate Medical University’s Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic in August. Dr. Roberts esti­ mates he has cared for more than 300,000 children in his more than 60-year career in medicine, as well as training countless medical students in pediatric medicine. He has been honored numerous times for his care of area children, including a PostStandard Achievement Award in 1999 in recognition of his selfless service to the

community. He opened an outpatient clinic for poor children in 1995 and helped raise funds for the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, directing proceeds from the sale of his second book, Children Courageous and Their Families, to the fund­ raising campaign.

PHILADELPHIA RECEPTION HELD FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14th. (L to R) Larisa Syrow, MD ’07, Ben Raile, MD ’08 Caryn Kerman, MD ’07, Jason Freedman, MD ’06, Sara Karjoo, MD ’07, W. Soyini Powell, MD ’80 and Niel Miele, MD ’86

Frederick Roberts, MD ’42




College of Medicine Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Cornerstone Laying ON SEPTEMBER 29, 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Upstate College of Medicine building. On that chilly day, President Roosevelt spoke of the need to prepare a large number of well-trained doctors and nurses and congratulated Dean Weiskotten, the faculty, and medical students on the new building’s usefulness to future generations.

“I was fortunate to see President Roosevelt drive up and do his dedication ceremony. It was something I shall never forget.” — Murray Grossman, MD ’45

In September, the Upstate Medical University celebrated the 75th anniversary of the cornerstone laying with a ceremony in the Weiskotten Court­ yard, unveiling both a historic marker and a painting of President Roosevelt. The cornerstone laying was Roosevelt’s last visit to Syracuse. More than 25,000 people lined the streets to view his motorcade. One of those was 13-year-old Murray Grossman, MD ’45. “The schools were closed because of the presi­ dent’s visit, so there were lots of children there. The crowd was electrifying. I remember climbing up on something to get a better view. I was fortu­ nate to see President Roosevelt drive up and do his dedication ceremony. It was something I shall never forget,” says Dr. Grossman, who would go on to earn his medical degree from Upstate as well as serve as professor of medicine for many years.


Upstate alumnus Murray Grossman, MD ’45, left, and Dan Hurley, assistant vice president for government and community relations, unveil a historical marker that highlights President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s role in laying the cornerstone of what is now Weiskotten Hall, home of Upstate Medical University’s College of Medicine. Grossman attended the cornerstone ceremony 75 years ago, on Sept, 29, 1936.

Family Medicine Chair Named


ohn Epling, MD, MSEd, has been named chair of the Department of Family Medicine. He succeeds Andrea Manyon, MD, who accepted a position at the University of Buffalo. Epling joined Upstate in 1999 and most recently served as vice chair of the department. He co-directs Upstate’s Preventive Medicine Program, the Studying, Acting, Learning and Teaching Network (SALTNet, the department’s practice-based research network), and serves as medical director of the Central New York Region


John Epling, MD, MSEd

Office of the New York state Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC). He holds joint appointments as associate professor in the departments of Family Medicine and Public Health and Preventive Medicine. His research focus is evidence-based medicine, quality improvement and human performance technology.


Dr. Sarah’s Dominican Republic: 125+ Years Later THE FIRST WOMAN doctor in the Dominican Republic was Sarah Loguen, MD, class of 1876. Recently, photographer Susan Kahn visited Puerto Plata, the Dominican town where Dr. Loguen lived and worked from 1884 to 1897, and looked for signs of Dr. Loguen and her family. More than 125 years later, Loguen’s presence is evident. The street where she and her husband lived and worked is a medical district with doctors’ offices and pharmacies. Her family’s pharmacy and doctor’s office/home are still standing, although in need of repair. Today, the colorful streets and beautiful town center of Puerto Plata look much the same as they did in 1890, as can be seen in Loguen’s photograph albums in the Goins Collection at Howard Univer­ sity. The Sociedad Cultural Renovacion, a library and historic center in Puerto Plata, likely has some of their family and business records. How did Loguen get from Syracuse, New York, to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic? By ship, after her 1884 marriage to Charles Fraser, a Dominican pharmacist she met through Frederick Douglass. (Fraser’s wedding gifts to Loguen were surgical tools and a horse so that she could make house calls in the Dominican countryside.) In Puerto Plata, the couple owned a banana planta­ tion in addition to a pharmacy, and a home with her doctor’s office. They had a daughter, Gregoria, who was born in 1885. Prior to living and working in the Dominican Republic, Loguen earned her medical degree at Syracuse’s College of Medicine, becoming one of the nation’s first African-American women physicians and the first to graduate from a co-educational medical school. Loguen interned in Philadelphia and Boston, and prac­ ticed medicine in Washington, DC. Several years after her husband’s death in 1894, she and her daughter returned to Washington, DC, where Loguen-Fraser resumed her medical practice, and lived for the rest of her life.

Interior of pharmacy owned by Dr. Sarah Loguen and her husband, Charles Fraser. Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, circa 1885. Goins Collection, Howard University.

Sarah Loguen-Fraser, MD, class of 1876, in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, circa 1890. Goins Collection, Howard University.

Top: A contemporary pharmacy in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, 2011. Located on the same street, it bears a striking resemblance to the Loguen-Fraser’s 19th century pharmacy.



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Reunion 2011 The College of Medicine welcomed back members of classes ending in 1 and 6

“This was the best delivery of hospitality, good food, and generally all-around attention to detail from the Alumni Office that I can remember. All of my classmates had a really nice time. Thank you!” — HENRY EISENBERG, MD ’56



pstate Medical University alumni of the College of Medicine returned to campus to celebrate the 136th annual Reunion weekend, held September 23-24. As always, this wonderful weekend of learning, visiting, and recognition provided a great opportunity to rekindle the spirit of the medical school experience at Upstate while reaffirming alumni commitment to the profession and the institution. Reunion Weekend began on Friday, with a medical writing seminar and tours of the library, historical exhibits, and the Golisano Children’s Hospital. The Weiskotten Lecture featured a talk on Space Medicine given by Joseph M. Dervay, MD ’84, who shared safety challenges of moon and exploration class missions as medical director of the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. An awards ceremony honored outstanding alumni, class giving and participation, and student scholarship winners, followed by a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception and an all-class dinner party. On Saturday, alumni enjoyed the Dean’s Breakfast and Alumni Association Annual Meeting, a family luncheon at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, and individual class dinners that evening. If it’s been a while since you’ve been back, plan to join us in 2012 for our 137thth Reunion Weekend. Place it on your calendar for September 21-22, 2012. We hope to see you there!

Members of the Class of 1981 enjoying their 30-year reunion.


76 • 1981 • 1986 • 1991 • 1996 • 2001• 2006 Steven Scheinman, MD, Zella Small, MD ’77, and President David Smith, MD, presented awards to the following recipients:

Katharine Hinchcliff, and Kortney Robinson received the Young Scholarship endowed by Frank Young ’56, MD (center).

Barry Berg, PhD, presents Ryan LaFollette with the Patrick Mathews, MD ’03 Memorial Award.

Christine DiBattista received the Reiss scholarship from Genevieve Russo, sister of Jacob Reiss, MD ’68.

Nicole Sanders received the Sarah Loguen Fraser, MD, Class of 1876 Scholarship, presented by Bruce Simmons, MD ’79.

Named Scholarship Recipients A. Geno Andreatta Scholarship Fund Brett Cherrington The Ayanian Family Scholarship (endowed by Zaven S. Ayanian, MD ’59) Omosede Ighile Dracker Family Scholarship Allison Barz and Brian D. Santacrose Joseph C. Fischer, MD ’79 Memorial Scholarship Christopher Browne Sarah Loguen Fraser, MD, Class of 1876 Scholarship Nicole Sanders Dr. Joseph’43 and Ann Gadbaw Scholarship Aaron Stupple Max Gara and Robert H. Gara, MD ’56 Scholarship Liliya Abrukin

Samuel Gersten, MD ’39 and Martha Gersten Endowed Scholarship Fund Liliya Abrukin and Christopher Weaver Grant H. Hobika, MD ’52 Scholarship Fund Rhonda L. Diescher

Rudolph J. Napodano, MD ’59 Scholarship Gene DeCastro

Julius Schwartz, MD ’33 Scholarship Chirag D. Patel

Onondaga County Medical Society (OCMS) Medical Student Scholarship Fund Matthew Peckham

John B. and Henriette E. Simeone Scholarship in Memory of Fiorindo A. Simeone, MD Hilary M. Gamble

Stanley D. Leslie, MD ’51 Memorial Scholarship Wing Kay Fok

Betty Reiss, MD ’68 and Jacob Reiss, MD ’68 Family Endowed Scholarship Christina DiBattista

B. Dale Magee, MD ’75 Scholarship Corey Vasisko

Samuel G. Rosenthal, MD ’64 Scholarship Chirag D. Patel

The Patrick T. Mathews, MD ’03 Memorial Scholarship Ryan LaFollette

Schein Family Scholarship Ryota Kashiwazaki

Peggy and Adolph Morlang, MD ’66 Scholarship Nathaniel Herr

Jack J. Schneider, MD ’66 Scholarship Allison Barz

Frederick W. Sloan MD ’74 Scholarship Brian C. Ruhle Susan B. Stearns PhD Scholarship for Community Engagement Charles D. Hannum and Samuel Schueler Harold H. Wanamaker, MD ’56 and Barbara Wanamaker Scholarship Michael Cummings


Herbert M. Weinman, MD ’65 and Suzy Weinman Scholarship Award Rebecca LaValley Susan and Jack Yoffa, MD ’69 Scholarship, in memory of Elaine Yoffa Hornung Jennifer Makin Frank E. Young, MD ’56 and Leanne Young Endowed Scholarship Katherine Hinchcliff and Kortney Robinson Class of 1966 Scholarship Fund Megan Pope Carol Kavanagh and Class of 1973 Scholarship Robert Kribs


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Reunion 2011



Peter Greenwald, MD, DrPH Class of 1961 eter Greenwald, MD, DrPH is Associate Director for Prevention, Office of the Director, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). In this position he assesses cancer prevention and early detection research all across the NCI. His major research interests include basic and pre-clinical studies through first-in-human to phase III clini­ cal trials, nutritional science, biomarker discovery and validation, biometry, and systems approaches to cancer prevention. In March 2011, he retired as Director of the NCI Division of Cancer Prevention, which he established and led for 30 years, to take this new position. When he retired, he was Assis­ tant Surgeon General (Rear Admiral) in the U.S. Public Health Service. Following medical residency at Boston City Hospital, Dr. Greenwald earned master and doctoral degrees in epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. From Harvard, he joined the New York State Department of Health in Albany, first as Director of Cancer Control, then as head of the Epidemi­ ology Division. His work there included confirmation of vaginal cancer after maternal


Dr. Greenwald is congratulated by President David Smith, MD, Zella Small, MD ’77, and Steven Scheinman, MD.

treatment with the synthetic estrogen, DES, studies of a Hodgkin’s Disease cluster among Albany High School students, and overseeing the Love Canal investigation of health effects of envi­ ronmental contamination, conducted by a young physician under his general supervision. In 1981, Greenwald was recruited to establish what is now NCI’s Division of Cancer Prevention. Complementing the analytical epidemiology research in place at NCI, he built a nationwide program of clinical and public health research and interventions to lower the incidence of cancer. In public health, he started the “American Stop Smoking Intervention Trial”—a broad collabora­ tive effort for tobacco control—and “Five A Day for better health,” aimed at improving eating behavior all across the United States. His division sponsored large-scale clinical trials that have demonstrated about half of post-menopausal breast cancer and one quarter of prostate cancers are prevent­ able, using drugs that have some side effects, but are low in toxicity. They provide an option for people at moderate to high risk of these cancers and establish that medical approaches to cancer prevention are possible. Under his leadership, other studies were aimed to learn how to lower risk of several different cancers, prevent adverse outcomes from therapy, and make clinical trials more efficient. Greenwald has received numer­ ous awards and is author or co-author of about 300 scientific papers.


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Molly Brewer, DVM, MD, MS Class of 1991 olly A. Brewer, DVM, MD, MS, is director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Direc­ tor of the Women’s Cancer Prevention Program, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and associate director for academics at the University of Connecticut Carol and Ray Neag Cancer Center. She is also a research professor in the Department of Electrical and Com­ puter Engineering at UConn Storrs and a professor in genetics in the Department of Molecular, Micro­ bial and Structural Biology at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Dr. Brewer completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland and a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Following her fellowship, she had a joint appointment with University of TexasHouston Medical School and MD Anderson Cancer Center and completed a Master of Science in Clin­ ical Research Design and Statistical Analysis at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor. Early in her career, Brewer began working with fluorescence and reflectance spectroscopy for the early detection of ovarian cancer with the bio­ medical engineers from the University of Texas at Austin. They published the first manuscripts on the use of optical imaging in evaluating the ovary, which served as the beginning of a long collabora­ tion with biomedical engineers in the use of light outside of the visual spectrum for early detection of ovarian cancer. Based on this early work, she has expanded to using imaging to understand the biology of carcinogenesis. Dedicated to improving the quality of international healthcare, she regu­ larly travels to China where she teaches advanced radical surgery to gynecologic surgeons. Brewer is active in medical student and resident teaching and was awarded the teaching award in 2010 by the fourth-year obstetrics and gynecology residents. She has a laboratory where she works on ovarian cancer stem cells with PhD and post­

Dr. Brewer is congratulated by Steven Scheinman, MD, Zella Small, MD ’77, and President David Smith, MD.

doctoral students, residents and medical students. Her current funded research projects include non­ invasive photoacoustic ovarian imaging; and using second harmonic generation imaging to under­ stand changes in the extracellular matrix that accompany cancer. Prior to earning her medical degree, Brewer was trained as a DVM and practiced for five years in a largeanimal practice and four years in a small-animal practice. She became frustrated with the lack of ability to fully treat her patients because of the economic limitations of veter­ inary medicine and now uses her veterinary degree in the develop­ ment of animal models in ovarian cancer, working with rodents, primates, and large animals.



1946 • 1951 • 1956 • 1961 • 1966 • 1971 • 19 Steven Scheinman, MD, Zella Small, MD ’77, and President David Smith, MD, presented Scholarships and awards to the following students:

Students Joanne Abby Marasigan, Felix Tavernier, Robert Kribs, Clara Kribs, and Priya Chhikara enjoying the scholarship presentation. William Hannan, MD ’81, and Erol R. Atamer, MD ’81, reminiscing at their 30-year reunion.

Susan Stearns, PhD, presents the Susan B. Stearns, PhD Scholarship for Community Engagement to Samuel Schueler and Charles D. Hannum

Corey Vasisko (Magee Scholarship) and Aaron Stupple (Gadbaw Scholarship)

Rhonda L. Diescher (Hobika Scholarship) and Brian Ruhle (Sloan Scholarship)

“I cannot Alumni Merit Scholarships possibly thank Awarded to the top medical students in each you enough for class (listed in alphabetical order). this generous C L A S S O F 2 0 1 2 CLASS OF 2014 Mark Hodges Daniel J. Bryan scholarship. Janhavi Shirali Sarah Evans David Strosberg Brian C. Ruhle This is a huge Christopher Weaver Ali Syed Marat A. Volman honor and CLASS OF 2013 I am so very Laura Andrews Cherrington grateful!” Brett Catherine Dickinson —REBECCA LAVALLEY, ’12


Katharine Hinchcliff Christopher Nacca Zachary Vredenburgh

Alumni Scholars The Medical Alumni Foundation supports full or partial tuition payments for outstanding medical students identified by the Admissions Committee. Andrew Agoliati Danso Ako-Adjei Kyle Armstrong Chinelo Atuegwu Carlos E. Brown, Jr. Keisha French Rebecca LaValley Lambert Lewis


Joanne Abby M. Marasigan Michael L. McGrattan Beth-Ann Ollivierre Nadia Orosz Marsha Peart Felix B. Tavernier Danielle Williams Justin Zelenka

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Reunion 2011 Barbara Wanamaker chats with Michael Cummings.

Gene DeCastro (Napodano Scholarship) and Omosede Ighile (Ayanian Scholarship)

Matthew Basciotta, Solomon Bisangwa and Oluwadamilola Oluyede (Presidential Awards).

Hilary Gamble (Simeone Scholarship) and Christopher Browne (Fischer Scholarship)

Student Citizen Awards These awards recognize those medical students who have distinguished themselves as leaders and volunteers in the life of our campus and the greater Syracuse community. CLASS OF 2012 Daniel Jay Goldstein Kasandra L. Scales CLASS OF 2013 Nyssa Adackapara Charles D. Hannum Jessica Sassani

CLASS OF 2014 Nkechi Chuke Sean P. Haley Lishan J. Jackson

Right: Representing the Class of 1966, Norman Feinman, MD, Marla Feinman, Adolph Morlang, MD, Lawrence Panitz, MD, and George Newman, MD.

Presidential Awards The President’s Office supports full or partial tuition payments for outstanding medical students identified by the Admissions Committee. Matthew Basciotta Solomon Bisangwa Oluwadamilola Oluyede

Lori Murphy, James Norton, MD ’46, and Katie Egner



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Takes Helm THE


atricia J. Numann, MD ’65, FACS, the Lloyd S. Rogers Professor of Surgery Emeritus, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus, added president of the American College of Surgeons to a long list of career accomplish­ ments when she was installed as the 92nd president of the organization on October 23 during the opening of its Clinical Congress in San Francisco. “We all became physicians—not only because of our interest in science—but also because of our commitment to humanity,” Dr. Numann told the College’s 1,591 Initiates during the Convocation ceremony. “Each of us is a steward of our profes­ sion by the example we set in our personal and professional behavior. In this time of health care reform we must be ever more vigilant in protecting our patients and our profession.” Her own professional behavior has been no less then exemplary, serving as a role model for generations of surgeons. Numann ardently devoted her entire profes­ sional life to SUNY Upstate Medical University. After earning her medical degree in 1965, she com­


pleted a combined internship in medicine and sur­ gery and then trained as a general surgery resident. After residency, she was appointed assistant pro­ fessor of surgery (1970-75), and then rose through the academic ranks at Upstate, serving as associate professor of surgery (1975-89); associate dean of the college of medicine (1978-84); associate dean of the college of medicine clinical affairs (1989-94); professor of surgery (1989-2007); medical direc­ tor of University Hospital (1997-2007); and Lloyd S. Rogers Professor of Surgery (2000-07). Throughout her surgical career, Numann’s clinical and scientific interests have focused on breast disease and thyroid and parathyroid disease, a commitment reflected in the 2007 establishment of the Patricia J. Numann Breast & Endocrine Sur­ gery Center at Upstate. She received grants and served as principal investigator or co-investigator of several studies researching various aspects of breast and endocrine disease and has also served as an author or co-author of several chapters in sur­ gical textbooks as well as numerous journal articles and abstracts, many of which focus on breast and parathyroid disease. She has served on the editorial boards of several prestigious medical and surgical


The trailblazing female surgeon becomes president of the American College of Surgeons.

journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association, World Journal of Surgery, and Journal of Surgical Research. Known as an outstanding and motivating educator, Numann received both the Distinguished Teacher Award and President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from Upstate, where the graduating medical students regularly asked her to serve as fac­ ulty marshal or to deliver the Oath of Hippocrates during commencement. Numann became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) in 1974 and has actively contributed to the work of the College for many years. Since 2003, she has been Director of the ACS Fundamentals of Surgery Curriculum. In 2006, the ACS recognized Numann for her invaluable service contributions by naming her the recipient of its Distinguished Service Award, the College’s high­ est honor. In addition to service to the ACS, Numann has been an active leader and member of several national surgical and medical organizations. She was the first woman to serve as chair of the esteemed American Board of Surgery (1994-2002) and was vice president of the American Associa­

tion of Endocrine Surgeons (1992). She was one of the founding members and president (1985-86) of the Association for Surgical Education and founded the Association for Women Surgeons in 1982, later serving as its president (1986-87).

“All of us are proud of Pat’s many professional accomplishments and honored to have her as an alumnus of our medical school and surgical residency program.” —ROBERT COONEY, MD, CHAIR OF THE UPSTATE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization with more than 77,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. “The election of Pat Numann as president is among the highest honors any aca­ demic surgeon can receive,” says Robert Cooney, MD, chair of the Upstate Department of Surgery. “All of us are proud of Pat’s many professional accomplishments and honored to have her as an alumnus of our medical school and surgical residency program.”




Upstate Medical University’s acquisition of Community General Hospital expands Upstate’s patient care and teaching across the city while preserving more than 900 jobs.


ealth care delivery is a competitive business, particularly in an era of shortened inpatient hos­ pital stays and shifting reimbursement. But in Syracuse, decisions made on economic practicalities have resulted in a health care system that provides high quality care to a broad geographic region and also is a driving element of the econ­ omy. After more than a year of intense planning, Upstate Medical University acquired Community General Hospital on July 7, 2011, expanding Upstate’s patient care and teaching across the city. “This is a momentous day for Central New York, and especially for patients and the future of healthcare in our region,” said David R. Smith, MD, president of Upstate Medical University. “As we unite with Community General Hospital, we build a larger foundation to serve the community and the state, by providing outstanding care, educating the health­ care professionals of tomorrow, strengthening our research and fueling sustainable economic growth. Our commitment to this region cannot be overstated.” The acquisition is widely viewed as a win-win for both institutions. University Hospital had long operated at capacity 14

and needed more beds while Commu­ nity General faced closure or bankruptcy because of declining patient volume and financial losses. The institutions will operate as one hospital with two cam­ puses, making Upstate, long Syracuse’s third-largest hospital, the biggest with 715 licensed beds.


“Upstate and Community are now one hospital, with one workforce and one medical staff serving the Central New York community on two campuses,” said John McCabe, MD ’79, chief execu­ tive officer at University Hospital, who led the year-long discussions between Upstate and Community. McCabe says the acquisition unites Community Gen­ eral and Upstate in the common mission UPSTATE MEDICAL ALUMNI JOURNAL | WINTER 2011

of providing quality care to patients all across the region. “We have ushered in a new era of medical care in Central New York that will enhance access to care and provide patients with a broader range of medical services,” he says. Both campuses now function under Upstate’s operating certificate. Com­ munity General Hospital was renamed Upstate University Hospital at Commu­ nity General. “We wanted to respect the significant history and tradition of Community as well as respect the physicians who send their patients to Community,” McCabe said. “Upstate University Hospital at Community General signifies a new direction, but pays homage to this vital healthcare institution that has served the western suburbs.” Under the acquisition plan, Upstate has acquired nearly all of CGH’s assets and property as well as assumed a percentage of CGH’s debt. The acquisition saves approximately 900 healthcare jobs in Central New York and provides needed space for Upstate to continue to grow its operations. McCabe says Upstate has plans to renovate and refurbish parts of the facility to make way for additional services that will complement University Hospital’s downtown location, while addressing patient needs on the west side of Syra­

New services Upstate is introducing at Community General include an after-hours urgent care center for children and an epilepsy monitoring unit.

cuse. A pediatric urgent care center and additional beds for many in-demand adult services are among the options Upstate will explore for the west-campus location. Additionally, the west campus provides Upstate Medical University’s academic programs with a community hospital-based setting to implement an array of medical education programs. Upstate’s procurement of Community General brings to a close more than a decade of merger talks between various Syracuse hospitals. While there had long been speculation about a merger between University and Crouse Hospitals, more recently, Crouse and Community Gen­ eral had been in negotiation to merge. “When that unraveled we stepped in and changed the course of the discussion,” says McCabe. Former Community General Hospital President Tom Quinn praised the acqui­

sition and says Community was fortunate to partner with Upstate. “Upstate is an excellent organization, and it is well-positioned for upcoming changes in health care,” he says. “The Upstate leadership team deserves much credit for their forward thinking and foresight. They deserve a lot of credit for the stand-up way they worked with Community General’s board, medical staff, employees, and volunteers through­ out the process of due diligence and affiliation planning. Within Upstate’s healthcare system, Community General is better poised to meet future challenges and opportunities.” Quinn, now senior vice president of Upstate University Hospital, calls seeing the acquisition through “the capstone of a career. We know this has been the right thing to do in this town for years. Many hospitals, our own included, have tried to UPSTATE MEDICAL ALUMNI JOURNAL | WINTER 2011

consolidate in other ways. We’ve finally succeeded,” he says. Meredith Price, former director of operations for Upstate’s College of Medicine who played a key role in the transition efforts, is Upstate’s new chief administrative officer at the Community General campus. “The July acquisition has yielded a number of opportunities for both Upstate University Hospital campuses,” says Price. “The expansion of existing services and development of new clinical programs bring tremendous benefit to the community, with prospects for additional growth on the horizon. This is truly an exciting time for Upstate, and the Com­ munity General campus is the avenue by which many goals are becoming within its reach.”



Dan Alexander, MD, Dave Cywinski, MD ’00, and Tony Glosek during their summer 2011 bike trip.




In 1986, David Cywinski, MD ’00, embarked on a bicycle trip around the country with two lifelong friends. Twenty-five years later, they completed their journey, paying forward their good fortunes in the process. BY RENÉE GEARHART LEVY


hysicians don’t typically come out of the working-class Buffalo neighborhood of Babcock. Decades ago, it was home to several large factories, including Buffalo China. Most residents have blue-collar jobs, in this tough, poor section of town, where it wasn’t unusual to have your electricity or phone shut off. “Pretty much everyone in the neigh­ borhood had someone in their family who was an alcoholic, a drug addict, or was on some form of public assistance,” says David Cywinski, MD ’00. Dr. Cywinski stayed out of trouble by spending most of his free time after school and on the weekends at the local Boys & Girls Club. Amidst the poverty, it was the one place he could always find solace, a good meal, and adults that served as positive role models.




“We were so poor on one hand but very rich in another, because we had the Boys Club,” says Cywinski. In the summer of 1981, he and his friend Dan Alexander were 16 and looking for something to do, when they settled on a bike trip to Colorado, where Cywinski had lived when he was younger. “I don’t know what our parents were thinking, but they basically said, “Just be back in time for school,” he recalls.

“Dave and I were two poor kids without much, but when we did that trip—riding 100 miles a day in the blistering heat through Kansas—and we got to Colorado, we realized we could do anything we wanted in life.” —DAN ALEXANDER, MD With $50 a piece in their pockets, the duo set off by themselves for Denver, riding approximately 100 miles a day and sleeping alternately in a tent, churches, Boys Clubs, and jail cells. “Wherever we could find a place to stop, we slept.” Cywin­ ski says. It was a trip that would change both their lives. “Dave and I were two poor kids without much, but when we did that trip—riding 100 miles a day in the blistering heat through Kansas—and we got to Colorado, we realized we could do anything we wanted in life,” says Alexander.



Cywinski caught a train home and Alexander a bus, keeping their promise to make it back in time for their junior year of high school to begin. That trip was the catalyst for the duo to take on an even longer trip five years later when they were 21. At the time, Cywinski was an EMT and a junior at Buffalo State College. Alexander was a Buffalo firefighter. They wanted to give back to the organization that had taught them life skills they didn’t learn at home when they decided to bike the perimeter of the United States—8,141 miles—in 100 days to raise money for the Boys & Girls Club. This time they weren’t alone. Joining them was Tony Glosek, a 16-year-old, who like them, had grown up in the Babcock Boys & Girls Club, and the club’s executive director, Bob Kurtz. In May 1986, they set off, accompanied by an RV driven by another childhood friend.


T WAS GRUELING, both physically and men­ tally. “Physically, it was demanding. Mentally, it was really, really tough,” Cywinski says. “The first five days was a nightmare,” echoes Glosek. Halfway through the trip, Bob Kurtz flew home to join his wife, who’d just had a baby, and to focus on fundraising for the trip. Then tragedy struck at the 5,700-mile mark in Seguin, Texas, when Cywinski and Glosek were hit by a pick-up truck whose driver fell asleep at the wheel. “Tony and I would often draft behind the RV,” Cywinski recalls. “Dan didn’t like doing that so he was about a mile behind us.”






a broken back, and jaw. Ultimately, he endured several surgeries and a year-and-a-half of rehabil­ itation to learn to walk again. Although the trip was over for three of the riders, Alexander continued the final 2,500 miles on his own. “It was important for me to finish, both for myself, for the Boys & Girls Club, and for Dave and Tony,” says Alexander.

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Cywinski heard the squeal of breaks and turned around just in time to see Glosek get run over. The truck continued into Cywinski, propelling him against the rear of the RV, where he became pinned between the RV and its rear-mounted spare tire. Emergency personnel had to peel off both the mangled truck and the spare tire to get to him. Cywinski got off easy with only a broken tibia and some nerve damage in his left foot. Glosek was far worse off, with compound fractures of his legs,

RUE TO HIS BLUE-COLLAR ORIGINS, Cywinski had taken a job as a welder out of high school. After setting himself on fire more than once, he found a free course to become an EMT. A friend told him he could volunteer for the ambulance corps at Buffalo State College, but he’d have to be a student. “I figured, what the heck, I’ll register for school,” says Cywinski. A biology major, Cywinski had a growing interest in medicine. “I thought maybe I’d like to be a doctor, but never in a million years would that come out of someone’s mouth from my neighbor­ hood.” Despite his interest and desire, Cywinski was ill prepared for college. He graduated, but without the grades for medical school, he became a para­ medic and firefighter, working for 14 years in Fayetteville, New York. He also taught paramedics at Upstate Medical University. In 1993, Cywinski was looking for an oppor­ tunity to do some Christian relief work as a paramedic or EMT when he heard about an orga­ nization looking for people to teach paramedics in Bosnia. “I was thinking of doing something for two



All photos from the 1986 bike trip: 1. Cywinski, Boys Club director Bob Kurtz, and Glosek. 2. The RV they traveled with. 3. Wayne Howard (RV driver both in 1986 and 2011), Glosek, Alexander, and Cywinski at the Mexico border. 4. Alexander with former Buffalo Mayor James Griffin at the start of the trip. 5. Glosek gives a thumbs up. 6. and 7. In San Francisco at the Golden Gate Bridge. 8. Cywinski on Pacific Coast Highway 101 on the Oregon coast.



weeks not two months, plus there was a war going on,” he says of his immediate reaction. Then he saw a story on television about the war wounded in Bosnia and the suffering caused by lack of medical care. The report featured a little boy who had lost an eye. “I knew right then that I was going,” Cywinski says. Two weeks later he was on a plane.

“We put in an enormous number of miles before the trip, much more so than with the initial trip. At 21 and 16 we had the hubris of youth on our side. Not so much at 47.” —DAVID CYWINSKI, MD ’00

His experience in Bosnia fueled the paramed­ ic’s latent desire to become a physician. When he returned home, he enrolled in a master’s program at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry to prove he had the academic chops to make it in medical school. “Unlike most people who apply to 10-15 schools, I only applied to one. I decided that if I couldn’t get into Upstate, where I had a lot of community experience, I wasn’t going to get in anywhere,” he says. Fortunately, that wasn’t a problem. Cywin­ ski graduated from Upstate Medical University’s College of Medicine in 2000, then took a dual res­ idency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Rochester. 20


Cywinski’s odyssey is remarkable enough, but the story becomes even more amazing. Dan Alexander, who worked himself up to the rank of lieutenant in the Buffalo Fire Department, also became a doctor at the same time, earning his degree from SUNY Buffalo in 1999. He completed orthopedic training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, specializing in orthopedic surgery. Cywinski was a fellow in pediatric critical care when his first child was born. “The one thing I’ve always wanted more than anything was to be a dad and I was never home,” he says. “I knew I needed to make a career shift.” Today, the two are partners at the Finger Lakes Bone and Joint Center in Geneva, NY. Alexander specializes in general orthopedic surgery while Cywinski practices non-surgical orthopedic med­ icine, managing patients with ailments such as back pain, arthritis, gout, osteoporosis, and sports injuries. “I’m working with my best friend from child­ hood and I’m home every night with my family. It’s worked out phenomenally,” he says.


HILE CYWINSKI AND ALEXANDER escaped the tentacles of Babcock, Glosek wasn’t so lucky. A talented baseball player, the accident ended his athletic career. Like many in the neighborhood, he suc­ cumbed to drugs and alcohol. The deaths of his brother, Mike, and of Bob Kurtz, his father-figure from the Boys Club, sent him into a tailspin that continued for years. Nearly two years ago, Cywinski and Alexander got word that Glosek was in desperate shape.




6 All photos from the 2011 trip. 1. A press conference announcing the trip.


2. Alexander, Cywinski, and Glosek give a radio interview in Geneva, NY. 3. Cywinski in Times Square.

Alexander went to Buffalo and brought him back to Canandaigua, where he and Cywinski both live with their families. “He weighed 250 pounds and was in horrific shape,” Cywinski says. With Cywinski and Alexander’s support, Glosek began rehabbing his life, physically, mentally, and spiritually. He worked in the billing department of their office, lost 80 pounds, and got into the best physical shape of his life. He was working out in Alexander’s pool when the idea first hit. “I jumped out and said, you know, next summer marks 25 years. Let’s finish the trip,” Glosek recalls. Initially, Cywinski was reluctant. “I had no burning desire to finish the trip,” he says. “I’ve got a lovely wife, and two adorable girls and I just didn’t want to be away that long.” But once the concept was hatched to try and raise money, Cywinski got excited. The ambitious goal was to raise $2.5 million to build a new community center and athletic field in their old neighborhood, as well as donate to the Boys & Girls Club of Geneva. The Finger Lakes Bone and Joint Center donated $250,000 to jump start the effort. They bought spinning bikes and began training, moving their cycling outdoors once the weather permitted. “We put in an enormous number of miles before the trip, much more so than with the initial trip,” says Cywinski. “At 21 and 16 we had the hubris of youth on our side. Not so much at 47.” That was the genesis of last summer’s Bike Trip for Kids. On the 25th anniversary of their original

4. Leaving Guadalupe Medical Center at the start of the trip. 5. Nearly back to Buffalo: Alexander, his son Josh, Glosek and Cywinski. 6. The trio in front of the White House.

Cywinski with the mascot of the Greensboro Grasshoppers in North Carolina.

trip, the three men set out to finish the final 2,500 miles of their original journey from where the accident happened in Segiun, Texas, back to Buffalo, New York. Appropriately, they began the trip at the Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, where Glosek and Cywinski were treated in 1986. They rode an average of 115 miles a day for 23 days, with an additional two days off, making their way through



Glosek, Alexander, and Cywinski in Times Square.


Texas, across the South, and up through Penn­ sylvania and New York, ending up in Buffalo on August 22, the same exact day they were scheduled to finish 25 years earlier. The two days off were not for rest but for Alex­ ander and Cywinski to fly home and see patients. “We’re the only two physicians in a practice and took off 25 days. We flew home on two Sunday nights, spent all Monday working and then flew back to where we’d stopped on Tuesday morning,” he explains. Because of the intense training, or perhaps because this time around they were sleeping in hotels, Cywinski says the trip was much easier than anticipated. And in addition to the successful journey, he was able to check an item off his personal bucket list when he rode his bike through mid-town Man­ hattan at rush hour. “I used to see bike messengers whiz by and think that looked like fun and I finally got my chance to do it myself,” he says.


OT MUCH HAS CHANGED IN BABCOCK since Cywinski, Alexander, and Glosek grew up there. It’s not a neighborhood where progress and good things typically come calling. That is until the new Seneca Babcock Commu­ nity Center and athletic field opens for use, hope­ fully by 2013. That’s ultimately what the bike trip was about. “It’s really about paying forward the things that were given to us as kids,” says Cywinski, who is still actively fundraising for the project. “I’d love to hear a story 25 years from now that two of these kids who grow up to become physi­ cians or lawyers or engineers because of the benefits they received at this center.” For more information about Cywinski’s trip and fundraising effort, visit



Report of Gifts

Legacy Society Peter J. Adasek, MD ’65 Stanley A. August, MD ’69Q Leo S. Bell, MD ’38Q Mat G. Boname, MD ’26Q Arline I. BournerQ KathrynQ and George J. Buchholtz, MD ’52Q Bernard J. Burke, MD ’43Q RuthQ and Leonard D. Carpenter, MD ’33Q Edwin T. Dailey, MD ’68Q Frederick Dushay, MD ’57 Walter F. Erston, MD ’70 Edwin J. Foley, MD ’31Q Robert H. Gara, MD ’56Q MarthaQ and Samuel Gersten, MD ’39Q Amy and Leon I. Gilner, MD ’74 Catherine and P. William Haake, MD ’65 Emma M. Kent, MD ’35Q Stanley D. Leslie, MD ’51Q Geraldine G. Lynn, MD ’40Q William G. McKechnie, MD ’54Q Sydney L. McLouth, MD ’40Q Roy S. Moore, Jr, MD ’45Q Cheryl Morrow Brunacci, MD ’97 Lloyd S. Rogers, MDQ RoseQ and Jules R. Setnor, MD ’35 K. Bruce Simmons, MD ’79 Margery W. Smith, MD ’50 Julius Stoll, Jr, MD 12/’43Q William Wickman, MD ’36Q





2010-2011 Report of Gifts

Leadership Gifts WEISKOTTEN SOCIETY $25,000 and above Mr. and Mrs. Guy Numann Frank E. Young, MD ’56 ELIZABETH BLACKWELL SOCIETY $10,000-$24,999 Barbara Carter-Moore, MD ’50 William G. McKechnie, MD ’54Q Mons Concepit Foundation Department of Pharmacology Mark H. Sanders, MD ’74 Paula Trief, PhD Joseph P. Whalen, MD ’59 JACOBSEN SOCIETY $5,000-$9,999 Martin M. Black, MD ’51 Robert A. Dracker, MD ’82 Bruce M. Leslie, MD ’78 Marcia Mathews Peggy and Adolph Morlang, MD ’66 Patricia J. Numann, MD ’65 Onondaga County Medical Society, Inc. Peter D. Swift, MD ’77 Suzy and Herbert M. Weinman, MD ’65 PLATINUM SOCIETY $2,500-$4,999 Michael L. Black, MD ’83 Robert M. Black, MD ’84 Joseph P. Dervay, MD ’84 Brian J. Gaffney, MD ’72 Amir Garakani, MD ’02 Sadri Garakani Lawrence F. Geuss, MD ’71 E. Robert Heitzman, MD ’51 Ellen Cook Jacobsen, MD ’50 Jonas T. Johnson, MD ’72 Amy L. Ladd, MD ’84 Priscilla R. Leslie Mr. and Mrs. Hank O’Neill Betty Reiss, MD ’68 Jacob Reiss, MD ’68 Charles J. Ryan, III, MD ’82 Patrick Ryan, MD Susan Stearns, PhD Joseph R. Tobin, MD ’83 Brian P. Wicks, MD ’84 GOLD SOCIETY $1,000-$2,499 David H. Adamkin, MD ’74 Barrie Anderson, MD ’67 Tammy L. Anthony, MD ’86 Frederick Arredondo, MD ’78 Joseph P. Augustine, MD ’85


Bank of America Cynthia A. Battaglia, MD ’79 Joseph G. Battaglia, MD ’79 Douglas Bennett, MD ’92 Jane S. Bennett, MD ’92 N. Barry Berg, PhD Melvyn D. Bert, MD ’67 John E. Bloom, MD ’55 Wesley H. Bradley, MD ’46 Malcolm D. Brand, MD ’94 Arlene Brandwein, MD ’68 Elliot Brandwein, MD ’67 Stephen D. Brenner, MD ’70 Schiele A. Brewer, MD ’61 Jerry Brown, MD ’74 Erick C. Bulawa, MD ’88 Linda Burrell, MD ’84 William Canovatchel, MD ’85 Robert L. Carhart, Jr, MD ’90 Khyzar Chaudhry, MD ’06 Emanuel Cirenza, MD ’84 Lynn M. Cleary, MD Steven B. Cohen, MD ’84 Mary E. Collins, MD ’44 Robert N. Cooney, MD Kevin M. Coughlin, MD ’83 James J. Cummings, MD ’82 Hugh D. Curtin, MD ’72 Dennis D. Daly, MD ’83 Sidney T. Dana, MD ’58 Colleen M. Dargie, MD ’86 William V. Delaney, MD ’56 Surinder S. Devgun, MD ’96 Lewis Dubroff, MD David B. Duggan, MD ’79 Srinivas Dukkipati, MD ’98 Alan Ehrlich, MD ’72 Daniel W. Esper, MD ’86 Excellus, BlueCross BlueShield Fenimore Asset Management, Inc. Thomas M. Flanagan, MD ’45 Philip A. Fraterrigo, MD ’94 Jill Freedman, MD ’90 Barry Freeman, MD ’70 Hugh S. Fulmer, MD ’51 Richard and Elaine Gergelis Elaine K. Goldstone, MD ’56 Geoffrey M. Graeber, MD ’71 Janet E. Graeber, MD ’72 Mary Ellen Greco, MD ’91 Edward C. Gross, MD ’80 David B. Grossberg, MD ’81 Kenneth M. Grundfast, MD ’69 Andrew W. Gurman, MD ’80 Douglas W. Halliday, MD ’79 Allan E. Hallquist, MD ’80 William M. Harmand, MD ’73 Arlene S. Harris

Steven Hassig, MD ’85 Health Professions Alumni Association Edward F. Higgins, Jr, MD ’78 Timothy S. Huang, MD ’95 Mark D. Iannettoni, MD ’85 John J. Imbesi, MD ’99 Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Ann Kasten-Aker, MD ’79 Mark H. Katz, MD ’75 Donald W. King, MD ’49 Gerald A. King, MD ’65 Paul J. Kronenberg, MD ’69 Michael A. Kwiat, MD ’87 Christina LaBella, MD ’91 John LaBella, MD ’91 John A. Larry, MD ’89 Margaret A. Leary, MD ’94 Claudia Leslie and Louis Lipschutz Barbara A. Levey, MD ’61 Robert A. Levine, MD ’66 David A. Lynch, MD ’75 Daniel E. Mack, MD ’46 Alphonse A. Maffeo, MD ’72 C. David Markle, MD ’64 Joseph Marsicano, MD ’90 Timothy McCanty, MD ’85 Andrew C. McIvor, MD Stanley P. Meltzer, MD ’61 Patricia Merritt, MD ’91 Donald S. Miller, MD ’88 Lisa Minsky-Primus, MD ’00 Bradford K. Mitchell, MD Gregory F. Montgomery, MD ’78 Mordred Realty Corp Geoffrey G. Morris, MD ’86 Lori J. Mosca, MD ’84 Ralph Mosca, MD ’85 Maxwell M. Mozell, PhD Douglas G. Mufuka, MD ’73 Henry P. Nagelberg, MD ’86 National Analysts, Inc. David Nelson, MD ’90 James J. Norton, MD ’46 Nursing Alumni Association Nancy A. Nussmeier, MD Michael J. Parker, MD ’82 Jack Peretz, MD ’57 Paul E. Perkowski, MD ’96 Beverly Khnie Philip, MD ’73 James H. Philip, MD ’73 Norman L. Pollock, MD ’61 Patricia Randall, MD Kirk P. Rankine, MD ’98 Veronica Ravnikar, MD ’75Q William G. Reeves, MD ’78 Michael A. Riccione, MD ’85




Monroe Richman, MD ’55 Harold Richter, MD ’82 Jane Robinson Lewis Robinson, MD ’73 Anne H. Rowley, MD ’82 Stephen M. Rowley, MD ’82 Irwin Savodnik, MD ’72 Louise Judith Schwartz Susan Schwartz McDonald, PhD Lloyd I. Sederer, MD ’70 Robert J. Segal, MD ’75 Lawrence Seidenstein, MD ’70 Leonard Sicilian, MD ’75 Russell Silverman, MD ’78 Robert L. Slavens, MD Zella M. Small, MD ’77Q William Snearly, MD ’86 Philip J. Speller, MD ’55 Ronald H. Spiro, MD ’55 Ralph L. Stevens, MD ’81 Keith Stube, MD ’88 Gregory A. Threatte, MD ’73 George P. Tilley, MD Barbara C. Tommasulo, MD ’86 Raymond C. Traver, Jr, MD ’68 Christopher G. Ullrich, MD ’76 Elizabeth Velz Joseph D. Verdirame, MD ’75 Hayes H. Wanamaker, MD ’85 John R. Wanamaker, MD ’87 Maurice J. Whalen, MD ’76 Bradley A. Woodruff, MD ’80 Jack E. Yoffa, MD ’69 Jason T. Zelenka, MD ’96 Phuong A. Zelenka, MD ’96 Richard G. Zogby, MD ’84

2010-2011 Report of Gifts 1933 Total Giving $100 Percentage of Giving 100% $100-$499 Abel Kenin♦

1941 Total Giving $50 Percentage of Giving 25% $1-$99 Shirley J. CorneyQ

1942 Total Giving $325 Percentage of Giving 50% $100-$499 Alson F. Pierce♦ Frederick N. Roberts♦



Total Giving $200 Percentage of Giving 25% $100-$499 Bruce E. ChamberlainQ



Total Giving $600 Percentage of Giving 20% $500-$999 Miriam B. Swift♦ $100-$499 Jesse T. LittletonQ♦


1945 Total Giving $1,200 Percentage of Giving 23% $1,000-$2,499 Thomas M. Flanagan♦ $100-$499 Brinton T. Darlington George R. Gillmore

1946 Total Giving $4,800 Percentage of Giving 85%

Total Giving $1,225 Percentage of Giving 44%

$1,000-$2,499 Wesley H. Bradley Daniel E. Mack James J. Norton

$1,000-$2,499 Mary E. Collins♦

$500-$999 Theodore Bacharach

$100-$499 Harry P. Felger Donald C. Samson♦ $1-$99 Edmund Furcinito♦

$100-$499 Curtis C. Fuller♦ Frank J. Kroboth♦ Robert C. Lockwood♦ Anthony J. Oropallo♦ George A. Roberts S. William Ross $1-$99 Lyman L. Hale, Jr

1947 Total Giving $1,485 Percentage of Giving 71% $100-$499 Carl I. Austin♦ George P. Fulmer♦ Lynne T. Greene♦ George C. Heitzman Maerit B. Kallet♦ Muriel C. Silbar♦ Arthur A. Vercillo Warren Winkelstein, Jr


$1-$99 Richard K. Dickinson Wolfram G. Locher Bina E. Sawyer Carlyle W. Schumacher♦







2010-2011 Report of Gifts Frank G. Hesse Donald W. Hillman♦ Carl W. Janovsky♦ Albert F. Mangan Jesse H. Marymont, Jr Bertram S. Mersereau♦ Arnold M. Moses William M. Nicholas Mallory Stephens Thomas A. Treanor♦ $1-$99 Keith R. Dahlberg Marvin H. Gellen♦ William L. Hinds♦ Harold L. Kaplan Bradley T. Pinkernell Robert E. Sostheim William I. Staples♦ Gerald E. Weinstein♦

1948 Total Giving $250 Percentage of Giving 30% $100-$499 William Levy Henry J. Romano♦ $1-$99 Thomas N. Gigantelli

1949 Total Giving $1,905 Percentage of Giving 58% $1,000-$2,499 Donald W. King♦ $100-$499 Donald R. BeckerQ Stuart K. Cohan♦ Leona C. Laskin♦ Robert Meyer♦ Shirley M. Stone Cohlan Margaret S. Vercillo $1-$99 Frank A. Bersani, Sr♦ Bernard R. Lustick♦ Charles B. Marshall Robert W. Rakov♦ Thomas E. Snyder♦

1950 Total Giving $13,550 Percentage of Giving 41%




$10,000-$24,999 Barbara Carter-Moore♦

$1-$99 Norma B. Granville♦

$2,500-$4,999 Ellen Cook Jacobsen♦


$100-$499 Karl M. Easton♦ John W. Esper♦ Margery W. Smith♦♣ Arthur G. Smith♦ Charles B. Teal♦

Total Giving $1,570 Percentage of Giving 45% $500-$999 Sheldon J. Horowitch♦


$100-$499 Donald S. Abelson Donald L. Brooks, Jr Murray L. Cohen♦ James B. Hanshaw♦ Irving A. Rothe♦ Frederic F. Taylor♦ Roy P. Walchenbach

Total Giving $10,470 Percentage of Giving 44% $5,000-$9,999 Martin M. Black♦

$100-$499 Edward Dunn♦ Helen R. Early

$1-$99 Robert T. Buran John S. Forrest♦ J. Robert Huszar James E. Lewis♦ Stuart S. Pines John L. Rury Paul P. Stobnicke

$1-$99 Frances P. Fiorillo Alice J. Turek


$2,500-$4,999 E. Robert Heitzman♦ $1,000-$2,499 Hugh S. Fulmer♦


Total Giving $13,941 Percentage of Giving 58%

Total Giving $975 Percentage of Giving 26%

$10,000-$24,999 William G. McKechnieQ♣ $500-$999 Philip L. Ferro♦ David C. Green Robert H. Zimmer

$100-$499 Anonymous♦ Joseph G. Chanatry Norman R. Loomis Ronald A. Miller♦ Frank J. Staub♦


$100-$499 Salvatore J. Dalberth William H. Hampton, Jr♦

1955 Total Giving $8,495 Percentage of Giving 49% $1,000-$2,499 John E. Bloom♦ Monroe Richman♦ Philip J. Speller♦ Ronald H. Spiro $500-$999 Eleanor M. Luce♦ C. Brent B. Olmstead Richard J. Rice $100-$499 Richard W. Barr Fernando C. Cocca Irving H. Goldman William H. Hartmann♦ Eugene R. Jacobs♦ Aram Jigarjian DeMaris B. Matteo Richard S. Matteo Bernard Portnoy Robert G. Spiro Richard A. Sullivan Edward P. Wandersee♦ R. Douglas Wayman♦ $1-$99 Robert E. Austin Robert H. Drachman Howard E. Fink, Jr

1956 Total Giving $68,830 Percentage of Giving 77% $25,000 and above Frank E. Young♦ $1,000-$2,499 William V. Delaney Elaine K. Goldstone


$500-$999 Bertram G. Kwasman♦ Irwin M. Weiner♦ $100-$499 C. William Aungst Sheldon H. Barnes Jerome H. Blumen♦ Stanley D. Chovnick♦ Willard Cohen♦ Michael L. Del Monico John G. Egner Henry M. Eisenberg♦ David M. Essom♦ Donald M. Ettelson♦ Albert Frankel♦ James P. Giangobbe♦ Joseph Gold Marshall A. Greene Gordon E. Hill♦ Arvin J. Klein Douglas S. Langdon John W. Lawrow♦ Robert D. Lindeman Donald N. Mantle Robert Penner♦ Lawrence H. Port Donald E. Robins Judah Roher♦ I. Michael Samloff John C. Sanborn Wesley P. Sauter Ira H. Scheinerman Arthur I. Segaul♦ James L. Sterling Arthur M. Stockman♦ Harvey I. Wolfe♦ $1-$99 Frank E. Coughlin, Jr James J. La Vine♦

1957 Total Giving $3,970 Percentage of Giving 36% $1,000-$2,499 Jack Peretz♦ $500-$999 Paul L. Maglione

$100-$499 Melvin E. Cohen Arnold H. Derwin♦ Frederick Dushay♦♣ Arthur J. Florack Francis J. Froehlich Eugene A. Kaplan Bertram G. Katzung Marvin A. Leder♦ David B. Levine Ronald A. Nackman♦ Jerome B. Shapiro♦ Edmund J. TrepaczQ Walter L. WayQ $1-$99 Gene L. Cary♦ Bernard L. Meyers Murray V. Osofsky Bertram Warren♦

1958 Total Giving $3,050 Percentage of Giving 40% $1,000-$2,499 Sidney T. Dana $500-$999 Newton B. Chin $100-$499 Jon Bjornson Karl G. Fossum♦ Allen S. Goldman George B. Jacobs David S. Pearlman L. Robert Rubin♦ Richard Schoenfeld Howard L. Weinberger♦ Stuart L. Yunis Seymour Zimbler $1-$99 Benjamin H. Button♦ Dennis R. Derby♦ Paul M. Fine John F. Gorman Martin L. Nusynowitz Howard J. Osofsky George E. Randall♦ Donald H. Wilsey

Class of 1955 Scholarship Gifts John E. Bloom, MD ’55 Eugene R. Jacobs, MD ’55 Eleanor M. Luce, MD ’55 C. Brent B. Olmstead, MD ’55 Bernard Portnoy, MD ’55 Monroe Richman, MD ’55 Philip J. Speller, MD ’55 Ronald H. Spiro, MD ’55

2010-2011 Report of Gifts 1959 Total Giving $12,740 Percentage of Giving 48% $10,000-$24,999 Joseph P. Whalen $500-$999 Angeline R. Mastri Stanley Zinberg $100-$499 Martin Berkowitz Samuel J. Braun Sheldon P. Braverman♦ Philip J. Burke Frank T. Cicero A. Byron Collins Henry K. Hasserjian Samuel Hellman♦ Sheldon Kapen♦ Richard J. Lubera♦ Myron Miller♦ Allen C. Minser Barry P. Pariser♦ Andrew C. Sabey♦ David A. Scheer♦ Carl E. Silver♦

$1-$99 Gerald E. Epstein♦ John A. Garnish Byron B. Hamilton Garo H. Taft

THE CLASS OF 1956 RECEIVED THE LARGEST REUNION CLASS GIFT AWARD, accepted by John Egner, MD, Lawrence Port, MD, Frank Young, MD, Henry Eisenberg, MD, and Barbara Wanamaker.

1960 Total Giving $4,135 Percentage of Giving 60% $500-$999 Carmen C. Calescibetta $100-$499 Robert E. Alessi♦ Mary G. Ampola♦ Julian M. Aroesty Angelo R. Brigandi♦ Lynn J. DeFreest Daniel L. Dombroski♦ Robert K. Freebern Harvey R. Gold♦ Mark Greenspan♦ Harold J. Hubis Eugene J. Karandy William B. Kremer♦ Michael R. Miller







2010-2011 Report of Gifts James P. Moore♦ Roger D. Moore♦ Frank Paoletti♦ Ralph Reichert♦ Samuel O. Thier♦ Allen H. Unger♦ Lewis Wexler♦ Philip A. Wolf $1-$99 Robert A. Bornhurst♦ Leonard R. Friedman♦ Jerome Glazer Howard I. Levine♦ Leonard Levy Richard P. Malsan Ronald A. Naumann James W. M. Owens♦ Conrad L. Pickett♦ Robert R. Siroty♦

1961 Total Giving $10,135 Percentage of Giving 53%




$1,000-$2,499 Schiele A. Brewer♦ Barbara A. Levey♦ Stanley P. Meltzer♦ Norman L. Pollock

$1-$99 Edwin H. Dombrowski Charles H. Reiners Arthur Sternberg♦


$500-$999 A. Stephen Casimir Norman S. Coplon Carlo R. deRosa

Total Giving $3,895 Percentage of Giving 42%

$100-$499 Roger Ajluni Jacob L. Cohen John B. Gilleran Peter Greenwald♦ Robert C. Kelly Russell F. Knope Richard A. Konys Abraham S. Lakshin Howard R. Nankin Barton Pakull Robert I. Raichelson♦ Bennett L. Rosner♦ Alfred Steinschneider William Tedesco Nelson P. Torre Donald I. Woolfolk Matthew Zucker


$500-$999 Bedros Markarian $100-$499 David J. Albert♦ Steven A. Artz Morris Asch Richard H. Bennett♦ Steven N. Berney Reynold S. Golden♦ Joseph E. Golonka Kirtland E. Hobler Peter A. Klem Martin Lerner♦ William J. Mesibov♦ Karl Newton

Walter J. Okunski♦ Albert J. Olszowka Younger L. Power♦ Burton A. Scherl♦ Stuart J. Schwartz♦ Richard K. Shadduck Jack Wittenberg♦ $1-$99 Howard B. Demb♦ Robert E. Long♦


Ronald A. Housman♦ Robert M. Klein James R. Moyes♦ Janice S. Olszowka David F. Pearce Richard F. Seidner Raymond W. Shamp Kenneth T. Steadman David G. Storrs Edward D. Sugarman♦ Richard J. Wells

Total Giving $3,600 Percentage of Giving 35%

$1-$99 Bernard W. Asher♦ Arnold R. Cohen Howard A. Fabry Malcolm E. Levine Carl Salzman

$500-$999 Gustave L. Davis Marcia C. Kirsch♦


$100-$499 Paul E. Berman♦ Richard H. Conant Philip M. Gaynes Irwin P. Goldstein♦ I. Bruce Gordon♦

$1,000-$2,499 C. David Markle♦


Total Giving $8,575 Percentage of Giving 55%

$500-$999 Robert F. Agnew Lester E. Austin♦ Edward Burak Frederick R. Davey♦ Daniel J. Marrin Jack C. Schoenholtz♦ Ralph D. Zehr $100-$499 Anonymous Jay G. Barnett♦ Kenneth J. Bart Frank J. Bruns Donald W. Curtis John P. Fitzgibbons Seymour Grufferman Nathan M. Hameroff♦ Carl A. Hammerschlag♦ Daniel L. Harris Elizabeth Hatton James C. Hofmann Louis S. Jagerman Lewis W. Johnson♦ Mark D. Kiviat♦ David S. Lederman Murray J. Miller Gene R. Moss

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Lawrence W. Myers Alan J. Noble♦ Stephen Z. Schilder Robert J. Snowe A. A. Tripodi Anthony E. Voytovich Richard J. Werner♦ $1-$99 Stanley L. Altschuler Ronald G. Harper♦ Phineas J. Hyams♦ David W. Watson♦ Milton A. Weiner♦

1965 Total Giving $16,275 Percentage of Giving 42% $5,000-$9,999 Patricia J. Numann♦ Herbert M. Weinman♦ $1,000-$2,499 Gerald A. King♦ $500-$999 Peter J. Adasek♦♣ P. William Haake♦♣

$100-$499 Bruce E. Baker♦ Alan L. Breed Jack Egnatinsky♦ Herbert Fellerman♦ David B. Gelles John P. Hemmerlein Paul J. Honig♦ Dirk E. Huttenbach♦ Donald L. Jeck♦ Bruce M. Marmor Robert G. Noble♦ Terrence M. O’Neill Ronald A. Rohe♦ Thomas G. Rumney♦ Philip S. Schein♦ James R. Tobin♦ Kari J. Vitikainen Daniel H. Whiteley Susan R. Young $1-$99 Daniel K. Creighton♦ Robert A. Nover Nicholas M. Ricciardi


$1,000-$2,499 Robert A. Levine

George H. Newman Bonnie M. Norton♦ Stuart N. Novack Austin M. Pattner John W. Petrozzi Alan F. Pritchard Irwin Schlossberg♦ John A. Souma Gerald Sufrin Stephen A. Wilson♦ Frank G. Yanowitz

$500-$999 Norman L. Fienman♦ Elizabeth R. McAnarney♦

$1-$99 Richard R. Jamison Lawrence Panitz

$100-$499 Anonymous Anonymous Nathan Billig Harry I. Brown Charles E. Cladel Alvin Cohen Malcolm D. Davidson Norman Dishotsky Neal M. Friedberg♦ Martin S. Goldstein♦ Ronald A. Henrikson A. Michael Kaplan♦ Ernest Kovacs Michael S. Levine♦


Total Giving $13,825 Percentage of Giving 47% $5,000-$9,999 Adolph Morlang♦

Total Giving $12,331 Percentage of Giving 52% $1,000-$2,499 Barrie Anderson♦ Melvyn D. Bert Elliot Brandwein♦ $500-$999 Martin L. Cohen Michael D. Horn♦ Q

Daniel G. McDonald♦ Harvey A. Rubenstein

Jesse Williams♦ Elizabeth D. Woodard

$100-$499 James A. Barnshaw♦ Michael A. Berman Abba E. Borowich♦ Roger A. Breslow♦ Leslie M. Burger♦ Alfred P. Coccaro Charles F. Converse♦ Paul A. DeMare♦ Warren C. Gewant♦ Sybil A. Ginsburg Mark A. Goodman Jay Grossman♦ Michael Kozower Ira D. Levine♦ Gilbert B. Mandel♦ Norman J. Marcus Daniel C. McCabe♦ Bruce L. McClennan John R. Moore Louis D. Napoli Martin R. Post♦ Allan J. Press Robert M. Quencer♦ Robert S. Rhodes Charles T. Sitrin♦ Aaron N. Tessler♦ Hollis A. Thomas♦

$1-$99 Anonymous♦ Alan M. Davick Joseph C. Martino



1968 Total Giving $12,975 Percentage of Giving 44% $2,500-$4,999 Betty Reiss♦ Jacob Reiss♦ $1,000-$2,499 Arlene Brandwein♦ Raymond C. Traver, Jr♦ $500-$999 Bruce W. Berger♦ Cathey E. Falvo Kenneth H. Falvo David J. Greenfield♦ Barbara J. Miller $100-$499 Karl G. Baer Ira I. Berger♦




2010-2011 Report of Gifts $1-$99 Walter C. Allan♦ Jay B. Brodsky♦ Michael Ende William R. Greene Norman F. Jacobs Ira D. Lipton Daniel Rutrick♦

1972 Total Giving $15,125 Percentage of Giving 41% $2,500-$4,999 Brian J. Gaffney♦ Jonas T. Johnson♦ $1,000-$2,499 Hugh D. Curtin♦ Alan Ehrlich Janet E. Graeber Alphonse A. Maffeo♦ Irwin Savodnik $500-$999 John L. Sullivan♦ Paul F. Torrisi Stephen P. Blau Harvey K. Bucholtz Peter F. Coccia♦ Richard J. Feinstein S. Jerome Holtz Kathryn D. Iorio♦ Allan I. Kanter Philip Kaplan David L. Katz♦ Marvin Kolotkin♦ Robert J. Kurman William W. MacDonald♦ Betty Miller♦ Wayne A. Miller♦ Douglas F. Newton John O. Olsen♦ David H. Postles♦ Michael H. Ratner♦ David A. Ross Nicholas C. Russo♦ Charles Salinger Gary P. Schwartz♦ Arthur J. Segal Michael L. Silverstein♦ Eleanor Williams♦ $1-$99 Barton W. Kaplan Elliott Rosenworcel♦

1969 Total Giving $13,125 Percentage of Giving 58%




$1,000-$2,499 Kenneth M. Grundfast Paul J. Kronenberg Jack E. Yoffa♦

Michael Novogroder♦ Robert H. Osofsky♦ Stanley I. Rekant Mark C. Rogers Thomas E. Root Ronald M. Rosengart♦ Gerard Selzer Andrew J. Swinburne♦ Harvey A. Taylor Robert A. Warner Judith S. Warren

$500-$999 Nicholas Bambino♦ Noah S. Finkel♦ Aart Geurtsen Charles Merker Michael F. Noe♦ Lee F. Rancier William H. Roberts♦

$1-$99 Robert V. Davidson♦ Richard Hillel Sherwood B. Lee Ronald J. Saxon♦

$100-$499 Donald P. Alderman♦ Allan L. Bernstein Laura L. Bernstein Joan E. Berson♦ Joann T. Dale Robert C. Dale Larry A. Danzig♦ Ruth B. Deddish Daniel J. Driscoll♦ Jane L. Falkenstein Frederic C. Fenig♦ James H. Fleisher Warren L. Gilman♦ Joel Greenspan Jeffrey G. Kaplan Robert J. Kasper♦ Robert I. Klein Ivens Leflore Zan I. Lewis Richard I. Markowitz♦ Martin D. Mayer♦ John T. McCarthy Douglas J. Morrow Edward M. Nathan


1970 Total Giving $10,500 Percentage of Giving 38% $1,000-$2,499 Stephen D. Brenner♦ Barry Freeman♦ Lloyd I. Sederer Lawrence Seidenstein♦ $500-$999 Mary Ann Antonelli Alan S. Kliger♦ Paul L. Kupferberg♦ Steven H. Lefkowitz A. Peter Paladin Andrew J. Rurka

$100-$499 Paul E. Buckthal♦ Richard R. Capone♦ Robert W. Doebler Dennis A. Ehrich♦ William J. Goodman Douglas J. Harben♦ Donald M. Haswell♦ William A. Henion Benjamin F. Levy John P. Marangola♦ Arthur C. Peckham♦ Bruce P. Smith♦ Joel A. Strom♦ Richard L. Sullivan Lawrence A. Virgilio Alan L. Williams♦ Mark L. Wolraich Howard D. Wulfson Nathan J. Zuckerman $1-$99 Michael V. Cummings Alan D. Drezner♦ Peter A. Freedman♦ Richard M. Gritz Frida G. Parker Linda M. Simkin♦

197 1 Total Giving $12,673 Percentage of Giving 42% $2,500-$4,999 Lawrence F. Geuss


$1,000-$2,499 Geoffrey M. Graeber $500-$999 Robert B. Cady♦ Robert J. Cirincione Steven R. Hofstetter♦ Gary J. Levy♦ Charles L. Rouault♦ Albert Wildstein $100-$499 Philip Altus Rosemary Bellino-Hall Dominic Cappelleri♦ Richard A. Goldman Alben G. Goldstein Richard J. Hausner♦ Tomas M. Heimann Bruce Hershfield Michael Hertzberg♦ Jeffrey A. Klein Robert T. Liscio Charles J. Matuszak Lester D. Miller David A. Ostfeld♦ James F. Parks David J. Pocoski Paul I. Schneiderman Richard M. Stratton♦ Lee P. Van Voris Ernest B. Visconti♦ Edward J. Zajkowski♦ John J. Zone

$100-$499 Dennis L. Allen Carol L. Bender Douglas J. Blatz♦ Joann Blessing-Moore Ronald S. Bogdasarian Harvey M. Cohen♦ Joseph P. DeVeaughGeiss Bruce E. Fredrickson L. Robert Hanrahan William J. Malone♦ Stephen P. Michaelson♦ Thomas I. Osborn♦ David N. Osser Stephen C. Robinson Sanford P. Temes♦ Michael L. Weitzman Eva Z. Wiesner♦ Stephen J. Winters $1-$99 Richard M. Byrne John W. Ely Robert E. Ettlinger Alan G. Kenien Andrew K. Palmer♦ C. William Schwab Stephen A. Silbiger

2010-2011 Report of Gifts 1973 Total Giving $10,957 Percentage of Giving 35% $1,000-$2,499 William M. Harmand Douglas G. Mufuka Beverly Khnie Philip♦ James H. Philip♦ Lewis Robinson Gregory A. Threatte♦ $500-$999 Melvyn C. Minot John D. Nicholson♦ Marc J. Schweiger♦ $100-$499 Blanche A. Borzell David M. Davis♦ Harold P. Dunn♦ Timothy Fenlon Paul G. Fuller, Jr♦ Benjamin R. Gelber♦ Thomas L. Kennedy Martha S. Kincaid Lars C. Larsen Norman A. Lasda Edward H. Lipson Joseph Maloney Judith D.S. Noel Lee Rosenbaum♦ Steven M. Rothman♦ Steven A. Schenker Barry Shapiro Warren Steinberg Paul L. Sutton♦ G. Robert Taylor Daniel R. Van Engel♦ Ralph J. Wynnf John F. Zdrojewski $1-$99 Richard F. Adams Donald F. Clukies♦ Athanasios Mallios♦

1974 Total Giving $17,805 Percentage of Giving 33% $10,000-$24,999 Mark H. Sanders♦ $1,000-$2,499 David H. Adamkin♦ Jerry Brown $500-$999 Anonymous $100-$499 Jack A. Aaron♦ Jeffrey A. Abend♦ Thomas L. Applin Joseph A. Blady

James H. Brodsky♦ Rosalind M. Caroff Janet F. Cincotta Stephen Cooper Robert A. Edelman William B. Ershler Ronald A. Fischman Alan D. Freshman Aaron L. Friedman♦ Leon I. Gilner♦♣ David E. Gorelick Charles W. Hewson♦ John M. Horan Lia E. Katz Niki Kosmetatos♦ Joseph P. LiPuma Teresa J. Pagano-Parke Robert G. Parke Jay M. Ritt Ernest P. Scarnati Leo J. Scarpino Peter R. Simon Michael W. Slome♦ Stuart O. Tafeen♦ Albert I. Tydings $1-$99 Philip Schulman♦

1975 Total Giving $12,510 Percentage of Giving 37% $1,000-$2,499 Mark H. Katz David A. Lynch♦ Veronica RavnikarQ Robert J. Segal Leonard Sicilian Joseph D. Verdirame $500-$999 John D. Fey Jeffrey E. Grossman $100-$499 Gary C. Brown Glenn Champagne♦ Joseph A. Cincotta James A. Dispenza♦ Jay A. Erlebacher♦ Donald Fagelman♦ Judy S. Fuschino♦ Robert Gaetjens Emile H. Galib♦ Mark D. Goldman♦ Bruce Greenstein Neil K. Hall Joseph W. Helak Louis Korman Dennis M. Mahoney Glen Mogan David J. Novelli♦ Samuel N. Pearl Robert S. Pyatt, Jr♦ Gretchen H. Rooker Anthony J. Scalzo

Patricia J. Numann, MD ’65 Endowed Department Chair of Surgery Naji N. Abumrad, MD Philip Altus, MD ’71 Phoebe W. Amos Dr. Susan B. and S. Jeffrey Bastable Rosemary Bellino-Hall, MD ’71 Kathleen Bigelow Marie J. Blackman, MD Mary Blome, MD ’80 Laurence and Lauri Bousquet Julie and Robert Brandon, MD ’87 James H. Brodsky, MD ’74 Alan Buschman, MD ’82 Marisa and Sergio Casillas-Romero, MD Jayne Charlamb, MD Larry S. Charlamb, MD ’88 Robert N. Cooney, MD Caitlin M. Cusack, MD ’89 Frances and William DeLuccia, MD ’85 Donna F. Desmone, MD ’85 Cheryl A. DeVito, MD ’83 Michael A. DeVito, MD ’84 A. Tyrell Ecker George Ellis, MD Alfred E. Falcone, MD Dennis L. Feinberg, MD ’76 James E. Freije, MD ’85 Robert Gaetjens, MD ’75 Steven P. Galasky, MD ’81 Jeffrey Gelfand, MD ’92 Lawrence F. Geuss, MD ’71 Sybil A. Ginsburg, MD ’67 Stanley J. Goldberg, MD Arnold Goldman, MD ’81 William J. Goodman, MD ’70 Diane F. Green-El, MD ’78 Gary and Bonnie Grossman, MD ’80 Andrew W. Gurman, MD ’80 Catherine and P. William Haake, MD ’65 Charlene Li and William G. Harris, MD ’77 Howard D. Harrison, MD David P. Haswell, MD ’84 David G. Heisig, MD Edward F. Higgins, Jr, MD ’78 William J. Holaday, MD Tracy L. Hull, MD Ellen Cook Jacobsen, MD, ’50 Mark H. Katz, MD ’75 Robert A. Kozol, MD ’79 Kristen Kratzert, MD Drake M. Lamen, MD ’77 Rebecca and Eliot J. Lazar, MD ’81 Michael S. Levine, MD ’66 Daniel Luthringer, MD ’86 Lisa A. Manz-Dulac, MD ’87 Mehdi A. Marvasti, MD Andrew C. McIvor, MD Julia A. McMillan, MD ’76 Elizabeth and James L. Megna, MD ’88 Stanley P. Meltzer, MD ’61 Barbara J. Miller, MD ’68

Bradford K. Mitchell, MD Gregory F. Montgomery, MD ’78 Sakti and Jyotsna Mookherjee Christina Morganti, MD ’92 John C. Morris, MD ’82 Robert D. Nesbit, MD John D. Nicholson, MD ’73 Mr. and Mrs. Guy Numann Patricia J. Numann, MD ’65 Nancy A. Nussmeier, MD Agnes Palocz, MD Vishnudas Panemanglore, MD Charles W. Parkins, MD Paul E. Phillips, MD Debra I. Poletto, MD ’83 Elisabeth M. Post, MD ’76 Rebecca K. Potter, MD ’87 Suhas V. Pradhan, MD Michael D. Privitera, MD ’80 Patricia Randall, MD Vicki C. Ratner, MD ’84 Patrick J. Riccardi, MD ’76 Deborah W. Robin, MD ’80 Lewis Robinson, MD ’73 Richard A. Romer, MD ’86 Ronald M. Rosengart, MD ’69 Claire Rudolph Philip S. Schein, MD ’65 C. William Schwab, MD ’72 Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Schwartz Frank Sforza, MD ’86 Eve Shapiro, MD ’76 Ahmad H. Shatila, MD Michael L. Silverstein, MD ’68 Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Slavens Harold Smulyan, MD Dr. and Mrs. George A. Soufleris Helene and George Starr, MD Richard M. Steinbruck, MD ’81 Richard J. Steinmann, MD ’78 Marc A. Subik, MD ’79 John Sudkamp, MD Gerald Sufrin, MD ’66 Joby Swerdlow, MD ’79 Mary Jean and F. Deaver Thomas, MD Joan L. Thomas, MD ’83 Carol and George Tilley, MD James R. Tobin, MD ’65 Dennis and Barbara C. Tommasulo, MD ’86 James Traver, MD George Tremiti, MD Paula Trief, PhD James A. Truax, MD ’75 Ann and Lee P. Van Voris, MD ’71 Anne and Kevin M. Walsh, MD Robert A. Warner, MD ’69 Daniel H. Whiteley, MD ’65 Frank G. Yanowitz, MD ’66 Susan R. Young, MD ’65







2010-2011 Report of Gifts Walter H. Short Jay P. Slotkin Richard Southwell James A. Terzian James A. Truax♦ Jay M. Walshon Albert L. Zens

$5,000-$9,999 Bruce M. Leslie♦ $1,000-$2,499 Frederick Arredondo♦ Edward F. Higgins, Jr♦ Gregory F. Montgomery William G. Reeves♦ Russell Silverman

$1-$99 Jeffrey J. Boxer♦ Joseph Eshagian Paul M. Grossberg Ira Kastenberg David N. Lisi♦

$500-$999 Stephen L. Cash♦ Diane F. Green-El♦ Maureen E. McCanty♦ Michael J. Moeller♦ Colleen E. O’Leary♦ Michael R. O’Leary♦ Jean-Bernard Poulard

1976 Total Giving $9,560 Percentage of Giving 30% $1,000-$2,499 Christopher G. Ullrich♦ Maurice J. Whalen $500-$999 Gerald A. Black♦ Grace D. Holmes♦ Leon Mullen Elisabeth M. Post Thomas J. Rakowski♦ Margaret A. Sennett $100-$499 Michael R. Aiello Allen D. Alt♦ Adrienne Altman Byron H. Chesbro♦ Gerald A. Cohen Stephen D. Conrad James F. Cornell♦ Dennis L. Feinberg♦ Stephen Hellems Paul Kaye Frank J. Kroboth♦ Marc Levenson Leonard H. Madoff♦

$500-$999 Charles C. Gibbs Thomas R. Holmes♦ Robert M. Kellman John M. Manring

Michael H. Mason Julia A. McMillan Janice M. Nelson Lorinda J. Price Patrick J. Riccardi Howard Sackel Eve Shapiro

$100-$499 Paul F. Bachman Jeffrey Berman Peter Birk Jody S. Bleier Johana K. Brakeley Stephen C. Brigham Arunas A. Budnikas Larry Consenstein John J. Cucinotta♦ Gary Dunetz Robert H. Fabrey, II Henry S. Friedman Peter J. Gencarelli William G. Harris Patrick W. Knapp Lester Kritzer Thomas J. LaClair Drake M. Lamen

$1-$99 Mary Daye Michael A. Finer♦ John F. Finkenstadt

1977 Total Giving $11,730 Percentage of Giving 36% $5,000-$9,999 Peter D. Swift♦ $1,000-$2,499 Zella M. SmallQ♦

William R. Latreille♦ Celeste M. Madden Charles L. McCord Mark J. Reger♦ Anthony Scardella Carolyn A. Smith♦ Jud A. Staller♦ Donald S. Stevens♦ Neil E. Strickman♦ Cynthia S. Terry♦ Mark Zilkoski $1-$99 James S. Collins Ronald Criscitiello Barbara H. Greenbaum♦ James A. Schneid Kok-Peng Yu

1978 Total Giving $17,747 Percentage of Giving 37%

Susan B. Stearns, PhD, Scholarship for Community Engagement Jennifer H. Abbott Uchenna C. Acholonu, Jr, MD ’03 Lisa N. Anderson, MD ’98 Anonymous Anonymous Jacqueline R. Busingye, MD ’08 Luis J. Castro, MD ’96 Samantha Chau, MD ’05 Barbara L. Clayton-Lutz, MD ’92 Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn, MD ’09 Michelle De Lemos, MD ’03 James S. Demer, MD ’99 Matthew R. Di Caprio, MD ’98 Scott R. Ekroth, MD ’06 Sarah C. Ellestad, MD ’99





Barbara Ferro Barbara L. Feuerstein, MD ’84 William Hahn, MD ’09 Lee J. Herbst, MD ’94 Ichiro Ikuta, MD ’09 John J. Imbesi, MD ’99 Cynthia Jones, MD ’90 Rebecca L. King, MD ’03 Vincent J. Kuss Stephen R. Lauterbach, MD ’94 Dario A. Lecusay, Jr, MD ’98 Eugene Lee, MD ’03 Christina M. Liepke, MD ’00 Matthew J. Liepke, MD ’00 Shani L. Lipset, MD ’97

Charles J. Lutz, MD ’93 Damon J. Ng, MD ’03 Patricia J. Numann, MD ’65 Beth and Lyle Prairie, MD ’93 Kim L. Rickert, MD ’00 Elaine M. Silverman, MD ’89 Howard M. Simon, MD ’79 Susan Stearns, PhD Jason E. Stout, MD ’96 Tonimarie Torrillo, MD ’04 Nancy L. Wang, MD ’91 Wendy C. Wilcox, MD ’94 Jennifer L. Young, MD ’04


$100-$499 Anonymous Anonymous David Auerbach Judy A. Beeler♦ Mark Belsky Stephen W. Blatchly♦ Patricia L. Chapman Patrick S. Collins♦ Robert Fulop♦ Gerald N. Goldberg James L. Greenwald John B. Grippi♦ Robert A. Hirsch Melanie S. Kim Robert J. Kitos Ronald D. Klizek Thomas Kristiansen♦ Michael Lustick♦ Stephen E. Presser♦ Leon Rosenberg Richard J. Steinmann James J. Vacek♦ Patricia M. Williams Gary M. Yarkony $1-$99 A. James Ciaccio Ronald W. Pies Neal Rzepkowski James A. Shaw

1979 Total Giving $15,310 Percentage of Giving 45% $1,000-$2,499 Cynthia A. Battaglia♦ Joseph G. Battaglia♦ David B. Duggan♦ Douglas W. Halliday Ann Kasten-Aker♦ $500-$999 Richard M. Goldberg♦ Joseph C. Konen K. Bruce Simmons♦♣ Marc A. Subik♦ James A. Trippi

$100-$499 Sharon L. Abrams♦ David R. Ancona♦ Robert J. Balcom Jay W. Chapman Peter D. Chapman Jeffrey K. Cohen Robert M. Constantine James P. Corsones♦ Edward P. Daetwyler Joan S. Dengrove♦ David H. Dube Mark S. Erlebacher♦ Mary E. Fallat♦ Laurie Franklin Joseph A. Gallo Bruce E. Gould♦ Adrienne Greenblatt♦ Margaret A. HellemsStanley Douglas K. Hyde Barry F. Kanzer♦ David Kassel Robert A. Kozol♦ John M. Manfred♦ John L. Marsh John B. McCabe♦ Mark L. Moster♦ Marlene R. Moster♦ Richard A. Muller William G. Patrick Elizabeth A. Rocco♦ Marilyn Ryan♦ Lawrence Semel♦ Howard M. Simon Joby Swerdlow♦ $1-$99 Henry Adam Joan Carroll Jonathon Diamond Karen M. Kaplan Neil F. Shallish♦

1980 Total Giving $17,525 Percentage of Giving 45% $1,000-$2,499 Edward C. Gross Andrew W. Gurman♦ Allan E. Hallquist Bradley A. Woodruff♦ $500-$999 Robert D. Bona♦ Brian J. Chanatry Gary C. Enders♦ Stuart H. ForsterQ Robert Mitchell Michael D. Privitera Stewart J. Rodal $100-$499 Jeffrey S. Abrams♦ Anonymous Calla M. Bassett

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James T. Bilbo Mary Blome♦ Peter T. Brennan Mark D. Brownell Michele A. Cook♦ Bruce C. Corser John F. Fatti Robert T. Friedman♦ Kenneth Friedman David A. Goodkin David Greenblatt♦ Scott R. Greenfield♦ Bonnie Grossman Ruth Hart Carl Heller Patricia Herko-Romano♦ Joseph P. Imperato♦ Danna Johnson Gregory G. Kenien Reginald Q. Knight Marilyn Krch Robert L. Levine Charles A. Maggio John F. Quinn John E. Ritchie♦ Deborah W. Robin Neal M. Shindel♦ Stephen M. Silver♦

John H. Soffietti♦ Peter J. Stahl♦ Nicholas J. Stamato William L. Sternheim Robert M. Vandemark Jean M. Weigert♦ Alexander E. Weingarten♦ Dale R. Wheeler David Withers

Sharon A. Brangman Raymond J. Carlson William W. Faloon, Jr Arnold Goldman♦ Martin P. Jacobs♦ David E. Kolva Eliot J. Lazar Martin C. Michaels♦ Carol A. Simmons Richard M. Steinbruck

$1-$99 Jeffrey Carlberg Marybeth H. Carlberg Paul Menge♦

$100-$499 Paul L. Asdourian♦ Wendy L. Balopole Jody S. Blanco Ronald C. Brodsky♦ Steven M. Connolly Gary D. Dean Karen E. Dutko C. M. Franklin Steven P. Galasky Adam A. Gallucci Michael R. Gilels Louis H. Gold♦ David C. Goodman David G. Greenhalgh♦ Kent N. Hall William P. Hannan♦

1981 Total Giving $14,383 Percentage of Giving 41% $1,000-$2,499 David B. Grossberg Ralph L. Stevens♦ $500-$999 Brian P. Anderson







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Elizabeth C. Henderson Lori Jalens Sternheim Ellen M. Kaczmarek♦ Scott A. Kirkley Paul L. Kuflik Vincent J. Leonti♦ Jodi M. Leopold♦ James A. Longo Gerard R. Martin Louis M. Papandrea♦ Gary L. Robbins♦ Peter G. Ronan♦ Ira F. Selss Stephen A. Spaulding♦ Kathleen Stoeckel♦ Barbara E. Strassberg♦ Scott A. Syverud Anthony J. Viglietta♦ Stuart W. Zarich♦ $1-$99 Glen D. Chapman Jonathan B. Grenoble Rachel F. Heppen Jeffrey C. Long William D. Ryan Cary W. Schneebaum Jonathan R. Sporn





$100-$499 Bruce K. Barach Frederick J. Bunke♦ Alan Buschman Joseph Cambareri♦ Charles J. Cattano♦ Thomas E. Coyle♦ Joseph J. Fata♦ David E. Fay June Chang I. Fay John J. Giannone Monica M. Goble J. Scott Kortvelesy♦ Dorothy R. Lennon Harris B. Leopold♦ Diane H. Lubkeman Charles W. Mackett♦ Leon Martin, Jr Robert McCann John C. Morris♦ John J. Mucia Eileen M. Murphy Michael J. Murray♦ Robert B. Poster Frank Rhode♦ Joseph A. Smith♦ Shari Stirling William S. Sykora John S. Tsakonas♦ Pamela D. Unger♦ Amy J. Yale-Loehr♦ Steven Yarinsky

Total Giving $27,000 Percentage of Giving 38% $5,000-$9,999 Robert A. Dracker♦ $2,500-$4,999 Charles J. Ryan, III♦ $1,000-$2,499 James J. Cummings♦ Michael J. Parker Harold Richter Anne H. Rowley♦ Stephen M. Rowley♦ $500-$999 Thomas A. Bersani♦ Anne G. Bishop Kenneth R. Epstein Brett P. Godbout Alan J. Goodman♦ Gary B. Kaplan Gloria Korta Susan H. Leeson Ann M. Lenane♦ Norman R. Neslin♦ Sophia Socaris William S. Varade♦


$1-$99 Richard V. Abdo Monica M. Beckford Robert C. Cupelo Michael P. Duffy Michael E. Foster Stephen M. Kinne David M. Novick♦ James S. Teryl

1983 Total Giving $14,325 Percentage of Giving 29% $2,500-$4,999 Michael L. Black♦ Joseph R. Tobin♦ $1,000-$2,499 Kevin M. Coughlin♦ Dennis D. Daly♦ $500-$999 Larry N. Bernstein♦ Cheryl A. DeVito♦ Karen K. Heitzman♦ Gary D. Usher


$100-$499 Anonymous Sandra A. Bebak Debra A. Brown-Norko Michael G. Burke Christopher A. Clyne Lloyd M. Cook♦ Eric L. Fremed David M. Friedel Patrick J. Fultz♦ Seth S. Greenky♦ Jules Greif♦ Ellen B. Kaplan Lya M. Karm♦ Alan F. Lanni Terry H. Lapsker♦ Joseph P. Laukaitis♦ Robert Lowinger Theodore M. Mazer Ellen M. Mchugh♦ Everett J. Mozell Michael A. Norko Debra I. Poletto♦ David L. Rifken Paul P. Romanello Marc R. Rosen Susan E. Schraft Jenny K. Stern♦ Joan L. Thomas♦ Sandra D. Wiederhold♦ Darryl A. Zuckerman

$1-$99 Susan Jensen Marcy E. Mostel♦ Scott A. Ross Andrea R. Stewart

1984 Total Giving $29,668 Percentage of Giving 34% $2,500-$4,999 Robert M. Black Joseph P. Dervay Amy L. Ladd Brian P. Wicks♦ $1,000-$2,499 Linda Burrell♦ Emanuel Cirenza Steven B. Cohen♦ Lori J. Mosca♦ Richard G. Zogby♦ $500-$999 William P. Bundschuh♦ Michael A. DeVito♦ Frederick D. Grant♦ William M. Hartrich♦ Raymond A. Jannetti Jonathan E. Klein Maria Tasso Longo♦

2010-2011 Report of Gifts John M. Marzo♦ Donald Patten♦ Richard D. Scheyer Elizabeth S. Yerazunis Palis♦ $100-$499 Lydia A. AlexanderCook♦ Sam T. Auringer♦ Deborah Bradshaw Andrew S. Braunstein♦ Eva F. Briggs Bradley M. Denker Anthony N. Donatelli George T. Fantry♦ Barbara L. Feuerstein Dean R. Gambino Brett B. Greenky David P. Haswell♦ Cynthia E. Johnson Thomas J. Ketterer Michael Komar♦ Richard Lichenstein♦ Sandra M. Lombardo Hindi T. Mermelstein♦ Vicki C. Ratner♦ David C. Richard♦ Hal Rothbaum♦ Dorothy F. Scarpinato♦ Michael D. Schwartz Steven M. Shapiro Karen S. Stacher Steven R. Urbanski Daniel C. Wnorowski $1-$99 Daniel J. Duprey James R. Jewell Brian D. Woolford


Michael W. Kelberman Vito J. Losito♦ Drew Malloy Anthony Petracca, Jr Michael P. Pizzuto Mark S. Potenza♦ Maura J. Rossman♦ Marc I. Rozansky Michael D. Rutkowski♦ Alan M. Schuller Andrew Shaer Ray Stedwell Jay Sullivan Sandra K. Wechsler Jonathan P. Yunis

Total Giving $18,040 Percentage of Giving 33% $1,000-$2,499 Joseph P. Augustine♦ William Canovatchel Steven Hassig Mark D. Iannettoni♦ Timothy McCanty♦ Ralph Mosca♦ Michael A. Riccione♦ Hayes H. Wanamaker

$1-$99 Michelle M. Davitt Donna F. Desmone Daniel R. Kelly Anthony N. Passannante♦

$500-$999 Luz Alvarez Grace Chung Mary Deguardi Stephen Federowicz Mitchell R. Lebowitz Gary G. Sauer♦ Mitchell Zipkin♦ Neal Zung♦

1986 Total Giving $18,238 Percentage of Giving 33%

$100-$499 Robyn Agri Yuk-Wah N. Chan Peter J. Christiano♦ Debra J. Clark♦ Mark Costanza♦ Coleen K. Cunningham♦ William DeLuccia Anthony J. DiGiovanna♦ Lori E. Fantry♦ James E. Freije Karl Gauss Paula A. Gauss Thomas Kantor

$1,000-$2,499 Tammy L. Anthony Colleen M. Dargie♦ Daniel W. Esper Geoffrey G. Morris Henry P. Nagelberg William Snearly Barbara C. Tommasulo

$500-$999 Steven B. Goldblatt♦ Sharon Hertz John Labiak Kathleen A. Leavitt Michael E. Rettig♦ Russell Rider♦ Mitchell S. Shek Robert L. Tiso

$1-$99 Theresa L. Chafel Arthur F. Coli Michael P. Cuda Donna E. Roth

1987 Total Giving $11,300 Percentage of Giving 29%

$100-$499 Marc Behar♦ Andrew S. Bensky♦ Shelley R. Berson♦ Brian Boyle Gabriel M. Cohn M. Colleen O. Davis Donna D. Fasanello Gary M. Freeman James H. Hertzog Laurie Rosenberg Karpf Dennis Kotlove Peter Kouides Daniel Luthringer♦ Thomas J. Madejski Gerald V. McMahon Niel F. Miele♦ Sarah B. Nemetz♦ Steven P. Nicholais John G. O’Brien Elizabeth A. Prezio David L. Rocker♦ Richard A. Romer Richard Rubin Ernest M. Scalzetti♦ Edwin J. Sebold Frank Sforza Scott Sheren Steven Tawil Andrew Topf

$1,000-$2,499 Michael A. Kwiat♦ John R. Wanamaker♦ $500-$999 Debra A. Buchan♦ Samuel Chun Michael Farrell John J. Walker♦ $100-$499 Anonymous Timothy N. Baxter Robert Brandon Helen Burstin John J. Callahan, Jr Rosemarie Conigliaro Neil R. Connelly♦ John Connors Richard Demme Joseph F. Femia♦ Joseph T. Flynn♦ Joseph Gaffney Barbara L. Gannon Eric Gentry Nidia Iglesias Dennis Kelly♦ Ruth Kouides

Paul B. Kreienberg♦ James Listman Kirsten P. Magowan Lisa A. Manz-Dulac♦ R. K. Miller♦ Jeanine M. Morelli♦ Peter J. Morelli♦ Howard L. Offenberg Rebecca K. Potter♦ Elizabeth Rajamani Joseph Rand Anthony R. Russo♦ Julia M. Shi♦ Diane Sommer Edward J. Spangenthal♦ Victor Szemetylo♦ Carolyn Thumser Grifoni James Tyburski Catherine M. Vernon Michael Weiner $1-$99 Roberto E. Izquierdo

1988 Total Giving $9,175 Percentage of Giving 24% $1,000-$2,499 Erick C. Bulawa♦ Donald S. Miller Keith Stube $500-$999 Rajendra Achaibar Louis Bonavita, Jr Larry S. Charlamb♦ Stamatia Destounis

Onondaga County Medical Society Medical Student Scholarship Fund Anwar S. Ahmad, MD Excellus, BlueCross BlueShield Gerald N. Hoffmann Stanley P. Meltzer, MD ’61 Patricia Randall, MD White Coat Ceremony Fund Advanced ENT Physicians & Surgeons of CNY Stephen A. Albanese, MD Tammy L. Anthony, MD ’86 Orit and Mark Antosh, MD Arthritis Health Associates, PLLC Carl I. Austin, MD ’47 Bruce E. Baker, MD ’65 Richard A. Beers, MD Thomas A. Bersani, MD ’82 Robert A. Bornhurst, MD ’60 Mitchell Brodey, MD Joan and Armand Cincotta, MD

Lynn M. Cleary, MD CNY Anesthesia Group, PC CNY Diagnostic Imaging Associates, LLC CNY Family Care CNY Ophthalmology, PLLC Carlo R. deRosa, MD ’61 James A. Dispenza, MD ’75 Daniel L. Dombroski, MD ’60 Robert A. Dracker, MD ’82 Michael P. Duffy, MD ’82 David B. Duggan, MD ’79 Jack Egnatinsky, MD ’65 Mark S. Erlebacher, MD ’79 Donald Fager, MD Family Medicine Associates of Central New York, PC John F. Finkenstadt, MD ’76 Samuel Garson John F. Gorman, MD ’58 Greater Syracuse Labor Council

Diane F. Green-El, MD ’78 David R. Halleran, MD Daniel L. Harris, MD ’64 George C. Heitzman, MD ’47 Gerald N. Hoffmann Brian Johnson, MD Randy Kalish, MD Richard Keene David E. Kolva, MD ’81 Paul J. Kronenberg, MD ’69 Leonard Levy, MD ’60 Vito J. Losito, MD ’85 Bruce M. Marmor, MD ’65 William H. Marx, DO Stanley P. Meltzer, MD ’61 Midstate IPA, Inc. Ronald A. Miller, MD ’52 James L. Mostrom, MD Office of the Upstate President Colleen E. O’Leary, MD ’78 Michael R. O’Leary, MD ’78




David Page, MD Mark R. Pisik, MD ’90 Joel Potash, MD Barry Rabin, MD Patricia Randall, MD Nicholas M. Ricciardi, MD ’65 Frederick N. Roberts, MD ’42 Lionel A. Rudolph, MD Kendrick A. Sears, MD Jeffrey S. Sneider, MD George A. Soufleris, MD Philip J. Speller, MD ’55 Teamsters Local Union No 1149 George P. Tilley, MD Robert E. Todd, MD ’93 Paul F. Torrisi, MD ’72 Susama Verma, MD Hayes H. Wanamaker, MD ’85 Robert Weisenthal, MD William J. Williams, MD Leslie D. Woodcock, Jr, MD ’00




2010-2011 Report of Gifts Kurt Foxton Adam L. Seidner $100-$499 Penny Borenstein Donald Calzolaio Anthony Cannuli Daniel M. Clinchot Frank Dolisi Andrew M. Goldschmidt♦ Eric M. Grabstein John M. Gray Christina I. Klufas Michael Lastihenos Denise Lawrence Nelson L. Lui Michael Mahelsky Anne Meduri Anne Mirth Anthony Nostro Timothy Scholes Maureen L. Sheehan Andrew M. Sopchak Thomas Summers♦ John M. Thompson Wayne Weidenbaum Paul A. Zimmermann




$1-$99 Leo Katz James L. Megna♦ Ellen Reich

Brian S. Brundage Linda A. Bulich Donald A. Chiulli♦ Daniel I. Choo Caitlin M. Cusack Angela V. D. D’Orsi Bruce Eisendorf Pamela L. Foresman Thomas A. Holly♦ Gloria A. Kennedy Paul F. Kent Mark Milner Linda J. Powell Guillermo Quetell Mark A. Rubenstein♦ Domenick P. Sciaruto♦ Elaine M. Silverman♦ Christopher T. Strzalka Paul Talerico Nicholas C. Trasolini♦ Josef J. Vanek♦ John D. Wrightson Elizabeth Zick

1989 Total Giving $9,170 Percentage of Giving 29% $1,000-$2,499 John A. Larry $500-$999 Karen DeFazio Lawrence L. Greenwald Beth L. Jonas Gordon M. Ortiz Sybil Sandoval Dawn M. Sweeney $100-$499 Robert H. Ablove Jeffrey A. Abrams Susan L. Auffinger Jeffrey Belanoff Emily S. Brooks


$1-$99 Deborah B. Aquino Victor M. Aquino Carolyn Coveney Teresa C. Gentile

Paul J. Orioli Roger Padilla Ronald C. Samuels

1990 Total Giving $8,410 Percentage of Giving 21% $1,000-$2,499 Robert L. Carhart, Jr Jill Freedman Joseph Marsicano David Nelson $500-$999 John D. Bisognano Gregg Foos $100-$499 Kevin Abrams Kenneth Bizovi Lawrence S. Blaszkowsky Christina M. Brown David Diamant Elizabeth Donohue Robin Gross


Kerry E. Houston Kelly R. Huiatt Wayne Isaacson Cynthia Jones Robert MurayamaGreenbaum Gail Petters Pasquale Picco Lauren Pipas Mark R. Pisik Julianne Randall Joanne Giambo Rosser John Rosser Ninad Samant John H. Van Slyke Stacia L. Van Slyke $1-$99 Ann Barton Philip Remillard Anthony Sanito

1991 Total Giving $12,365 Percentage of Giving 26%

$1,000-$2,499 Mary Ellen Greco♦ Christina LaBella John LaBella Patricia Merritt♦ $500-$999 John C. Brancato Matthew R. Brand♦ Patrick B. Gregory Carol Myrick Brewer Christopher Nardone Daniel O’Hearn Anne M. Ranney $100-$499 Molly A. Brewer Cynthia Briglin-Mavady Lisa A. Buck Gwenneth O. Cancino Mark Charlamb Elizabeth Ditonto David Dombroski Vincent E. Frechette Edward C. Gabalski Hayley A. Gans Lawrence Goldstein Gordon D. Heller John C. Kaczmarek♦

2010-2011 Report of Gifts Christopher P. Keuker Lesley A. Kresie James A. Krukowski Louise G. Ligresti Denise Monte Valerie Newman Joanne Samant Nancy L. Wang

Sonja M. LichtensteinZayneh Philip T. Ondocin Gary S. Shapiro Jason E. Stout Elizabeth Tanzi $1-$99 Luis J. Castro Joseph P. Glass Eric H. Holbrook

$1-$99 Timothy M. Mallon Rosalind S. Odin David Rosen Abdul Wali



Total Giving $2,175 Percentage of Giving 14%

Total Giving $9,195 Percentage of Giving 26%

$500-$999 Danielle A. Katz $100-$499 Melissa A. Brown Raghuram B. Dasari William H. Gans Shani L. Lipset Shelly S. Lo James J. Lynch Colleen M. Quinn Stacy J. Spiro

$1,000-$2,499 Douglas Bennett Jane S. Bennett $500-$999 Jaime A. Alvarez Michael Baccoli Andrew Cooperman Jeffrey Gelfand Steve Y. Kim Kara C. Kort-Glowaki Christina Morganti $100-$499 Joseph R. Alonso Peter Arabadjis Kathrin J. Berg Wendy M. Book David Caucci Barbara L. Clayton-Lutz♦ Lisa Cupit Dorothy T. Damore Nancy Giannini Rubia Khalak Alan Kravatz♦ Steven Kushner♦ Lawrence J. Kusior Dwight Ligham Theresa Lipsky Dino Messina Michael Piansky Marc Pietropaoli Stephanie SchwartzKravatz♦ Eric Seybold Alan R. Wladis $1-$99 Deborah Bassett Joseph P. Gale Mirlande Jordan Margareta D. Pisarska

1993 Total Giving $4,720 Percentage of Giving 23% $500-$999 Matthew Karen Philip Mondi Lyle Prairie $100-$499 Bruce Beesley Jason Feinberg Peter Hogenkamp Charles J. Lutz♦ Joan Mitchell Sandra Nurse Florence M. Parrella♦ Michael Plevyak Joanne C. Pohl♦ Joseph M. Rabinovich Elliot Rodriguez Yvette L. Rooks Suzanne F. Skinner John Sveen Robert E. Todd Darvin Varon Pamela Weaner $1-$99 Daniel Alley Janice A. Bedell DeAnn Cummings Gregory Dubel Brian Gordon Heather C. Koelling

Lauren M. Maza Donna B. Moore Daren Repishti Sean P. Roche Maria J. Ziemba

1994 Total Giving $6,975 Percentage of Giving 16% $1,000-$2,499 Malcolm D. Brand Philip A. Fraterrigo Margaret A. Leary $500-$999 John H. Ephron Willie Underwood, III $100-$499 Eric R. Aronowitz Thomas M. Chen Robert J. Gadawski Lisa M. Hogenkamp Christian Knecht Stephen R. Lauterbach Michael M. Moussouttas Todd R. Peebles James M. Perry Michael S. Ramjattansingh Scott T. Riebel John P. Risolo Bruce H. Schwartz Anne R. Sveen

Edward H. Tom Alan Wang Wendy C. Wilcox

$1-$99 Glennon A. Brown Michael D. Gitman Joseph D. Pianka

$1-$99 Timothy S. Boyd Nienke Dosa Lee J. Herbst

1996 Total Giving $11,875 Percentage of Giving 21%

1995 Total Giving $4,725 Percentage of Giving 17%

$1,000-$2,499 Surinder S. Devgun Paul E. Perkowski Jason T. Zelenka Phuong A. Zelenka

$1,000-$2,499 Timothy S. Huang

$500-$999 Barbara S. Edelheit Mary Jo Lechowicz Valerie K. Merl

$500-$999 Gregg A. Miller Joan E. Olson $100-$499 Michael J. Callahan Karen M. Clary Steven J. Colwell Melissa Ehlers Sean A. Fullerton Richard M. Ingram Seth M. Jacobson Kathleen M. Lawliss Carolyn L. Marasco Marco A. Mercader Peter A. Pinto Susan A. Scavo Thomas L. Schwartz Juliette L. Wohlrab

$100-$499 Andrew Blank Erwin J. Bulan Jeanine H. Bulan Gregory G. Carnevale Laura R. Carucci♦ Michael Coriale Daniel S. Crough Jennifer A. Ehmann Wendy L. Garrity Timothy J.D. Gregory Leah Hinkle-Thompson Jennifer H. Johnson Amy C. Kasper Adam P. Klausner♦ Q



$1-$99 Melissa K. Brandes Aaron Garber Donald E. Hertweck Timothy G. Keenan Genevieve A. Lama Michelle E. Liebert Cheryl A. Morrow♣ Peter T. Porrello Rola H. Rashid Andrew B. Reese Jeffrey M. Riggio

1998 Total Giving $7,921 Percentage of Giving 19% $1,000-$2,499 Srinivas Dukkipati Kirk P. Rankine $500-$999 Jeffrey R. LaDuca Harshit M. Patel Tamara A. Prull $100-$499 Gina M. Abbruzzi Anonymous Jennifer M. Bocock Drew M. Caplin Eleas J. Chafouleas Sandeep Chopra Matthew R. Di Caprio David S. Edelheit Bruce H. Friedberg




2010-2011 Report of Gifts

Alexander N. Greiner Dario A. Lecusay, Jr Karen Y. Ng Amy L. Pierce Sherri E. Putterman Caplin Joshua M. Rubenfeld Wendy M. Scinta Katherine A. Vansavage Jamesine R. Williams $1-$99 Jennifer E. Allen Lisa N. Anderson Cindy H. Baskin David M. DeVellis Michael D. George Yuliya Rekhtman

$500-$999 Robert S. Cady Jerry Caporaso, Jr Kenneth K. Cheng

1999 Total Giving $3,625 Percentage of Giving 12%


$1,000-$2,499 John J. Imbesi

Total Giving $4,641 Percentage of Giving 15%



$500-$999 David J. Cywinski Hana F. Jishi

$100-$499 Anonymous Sarah C. Ellestad Navjit K. Goraya Vijay K. Kotha Steven J. Ognibene Kyle T. Osborn Ronald P. Pigeon Craig S. See John P. Stoutenburg John A. Ternay $1-$99 James S. Demer Saqib Rehman Jamey J. Rock Tracy N. Tippie


$1,000-$2,499 Lisa Minsky-Primus♦


$100-$499 Laura Dattner Ron Elfenbein Adam P. Ellis Jennifer A. Hamm Rajesh K. Jain Newrhee Kim Timothy H. Lee Christina M. Liepke Matthew J. Liepke Stacy J. Ostapko Dana C. Ranani Kim L. Rickert Amar Singh Richard A. Tallarico Leslie D. Woodcock, Jr Liyuan Yu $1-$99 Brian M. Bizoza Walter S. Bukowski Shelley V. Street Callender

2001 Total Giving $3,003 Percentage of Giving 14% $500-$999 Zafar J. Bajwa $100-$499 Anonymous Carina Cartelli Lynn E. Fraterrigo Heather J. Landau Joseph A. Lasek Suzanne M. Mesidor Meghan E. Ogden Christie Perez-Johnson Danielle L. Petersel Amy L. Reynders Jamie D. Shutter Lia M. Spina Danit Talmi Jeremy Waldman Katherine M. Walker Christopher W. Wasyliw


$1-$99 Nicole E. Alexander Robert W. Cruikshank Sanjay Jobanputra Elizabeth Vonfelten

2002 Total Giving $4,050 Percentage of Giving 8% $2,500-$4,999 Amir Garakani $100-$499 Roline L. Adolphine Rebecca L. Bagdonas Sarmistha Bhoumik Eben A. Carroll Matthew J. Downey Michael T. Gaslin Jessica J. Lee Sohita Mittal-Torgalkar Brian Y. Ng $1-$99 Christian S. Klein James Mykytenko

2003 Total Giving $2,035 Percentage of Giving 9% $500-$999 Damon J. Ng $100-$499 Bo Chao Michelle De Lemos Nathaniel S. Gould Ari I. Jonisch Rebecca L. King Eugene Lee Christopher E. Paoloni $1-$99 Uchenna C. Acholonu, Jr Mark F. Espina Joseph M. Ferrara, Jr Robert S. Levy Shannon E. Routhouska Mark Vaynkhadler Erica D. Weinstein

2010-2011 Report of Gifts 2004 Total Giving $2,895 Percentage of Giving 14% $500-$999 Michael L. Lester Tonimarie Torrillo $100-$499 Lauren S. Chernick James K. Farry Jimmy Feng Aaron M. Fischman Evan B. Grossman Kenar D. Jhaveri Amit Kumar Natalie M. Roney Jonathan L. Silberstein Alexander Tsukerman $1-$99 Robert C. Chen William D. Losquadro Fares G. Mouchantaf Andrew J. Najovits John P. O’Brien Kevin R. O’Connor Michelle A. Stefka Jennifer L. Young

2005 Total Giving $1,555 Percentage of Giving 9% $500-$999 Samantha Chau $100-$499 Dana R. Cohen Joby George Lev Grinman Alice C. Miller Awais Z. Vance $1-$99 Jennifer A. Adair Marcy L. Canary Michael de la Cruz Erin R. De Rose Yauvana V. Gold Matthew C. Martinez Rupesh R. Mehta Robert W. Whelpley

2006 Total Giving $1,943 Percentage of Giving 13% $1,000-$2,499 Khyzar Chaudhry

$100-$499 Jill-Ann E. Cilente Jodie M. Howell Brian F. Strickler Abigail R. Watson Joanne Williams $1-$99 Kristin M. Arcara Scott R. Ekroth Shimon M. Frankel Daniel D. Hayes Lisa M. Hayes Erin K. Hill Robert H. Hill, III Kathleen M. Morrell Markhabat O. Muminova Melissa A. Price John L. Reagan Adam C. Tripp Larisa Vorobyeva

2007 Total Giving $720 Percentage of Giving 9% $100-$499 Roan Glocker Miranda Harris Lisa K. Law $1-$99 Amit S. Dhamoon Jeremy Liff Ralph Milillo Mohini Patel Arash Radparvar Lakshmi Reddy Avreliya Shapiro Edward Smitaman Susannah R. Tripp

2009 Total Giving $1,519 Percentage of Giving 9% $500-$999 John P. Fischer Rebecca Fischer $100-$499 Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn William Hahn $1-$99 Britton M. Chan Kathryn Cheney Chad Cornish Edward R. Gould Christine Granato Timothy Harris Ichiro Ikuta Erin Nozetz Zia Rab Jennifer Sacks


Lynn M. Cleary, MD The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties

Fenimore Asset Management, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Philip Fraterrigo Ann Gadbaw Sadri Garakani Mr. and Mrs. David Glocker James Hyla, MD Frank Lancellotti, MD Jon B. Loftus, MD Tayloe H. Loftus, MD Mons Concepit Foundation Paul E. Phillips, MD Steven J. Scheinman, MD Nancy L. Teodecki

Setnor Academic Building Gifts Mary Arseneau Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Dubroff Jane L. Falkenstein, MD ’69 Gregory Fink, MD Gerald B. Gordon, MD Arlene S. Harris Health Professions Alumni Association Paul F. Kent, MD ’89 Leslie J. Kohman, MD John T. McCarthy, MD ’69 Arnold M. Moses, MD ’54 Maxwell M. Mozell, PhD Gary Nieman, BS Nursing Alumni Association Department of Pharmacology Jane Robinson Patrick Ryan, MD Anthony Scardella, MD ’77 Elizabeth Velz

Matching Gift Companies

Bank of America Daiichi-Sankyo, Inc. Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Pfizer Foundation Matching Gift Program

2008 Total Giving $900 Percentage of Giving 11% $100-$499 Tina Nguyen Jacqueline R. Busingye $1-$99 Paul Aridgides Sophia Balderman Lisa Figueiredo Vikram Garg Melanie Hawver Rachel Jones Mijung Lee Marissa Mincolla Michael Mincolla Mary Morrissey Pavlina NatchevaSmitaman Kevin Smeenk Julie Smolinski

Touring the anatomy lab: Shelley R. Berson, MD, Laurie Rosenberg Karpf, MD, Elizabeth Prezio, MD, and Lisa R. Klein, MD, all from the class of 1986. Q






2010-2011 Report of Gifts Honor, Memorial Gifts In Memory of Philip B. Armstrong Barbara Carter-Moore, MD ’50

In Memory of Edwin C. Gilmore, MD ’56 Wesley P. Sauter, MD ’56

In Memory of Stephen E. Bloomfield, MD ’66 Harry I. Brown, MD ’66

In Memory of Leon A. Harris, MD ’45 Arlene S. Harris

In Memory of Billie Burdick Martin M. Black, MD ’51 In Memory of James T. Callahan, MD ’69 Frederic C. Fenig, MD ’69 Jack E. Yoffa, MD ’69 In Memory of Natasha Collins Ichiro Ikuta, MD ’09 In Memory of Stephen E. Cummings James J. Cummings, MD ’82 In Memory of Bernice Denenberg Claudia Leslie and Louis Lipschutz In Memory of Herbie Derman Claudia Leslie and Louis Lipschutz In Memory of Alfred W. Doust, MD ’35 Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Doust William M. Harmand, MD ’73 Tucker Harris, MD In Memory of David B. Falkenstein, MD ’69 Jane L. Falkenstein, MD ’69 John T. McCarthy, MD ’69 In Memory of J. Howard Ferguson Anonymous In Memory of Joseph C. Fischer, MD ’79 John P. Fischer, MD ’09 Rebecca Fischer, MD ’09 Dr. Sanders and Kathryn Fischer Davis Scott and Stephanie Laris In Memory of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Franklin C. M. Franklin, MD ’81 In Memory of Edward T. Gaffney, MD ’61 Schiele A. Brewer, MD ’61 James R. Moyes, MD ’63


In Memory of Rosalind Isaksohn Dana R. Cohen, MD ’05 In Memory of E. Gregory Keating, PhD Anonymous Evan B. Grossman, MD ’04 Burk Jubelt, MD Lisa K. Law, MD ’07 Ralph Milillo, MD ’07 Adam C. Tripp, MD ’06 Susannah R. Tripp, MD ’07 In Memory of Stanley D. Leslie, MD ’51 Bank of America Philip L. Ferro, MD ’54 Lawrence F. Geuss, MD ’71 Bruce M. Leslie, MD ’78 Claudia Leslie and Louis Lipschutz Priscilla R. Leslie Mr. and Mrs. Hank O’Neill Jane M. Walsh In Memory of Sarah Loguen Fraser, MD, Class of 1876 Roline L. Adolphine, MD ’02 A. Geno and Ellen S. Andreatta Anonymous Monica M. Beckford, MD ’82 Sharon A. Brangman, MD ’81 Jacqueline R. Busingye, MD ’08 Diane F. Green-El, MD ’78 Mirlande Jordan, MD ’92 Vincent J. Kuss, MBA Denise Lawrence, MD ’88 Ivens Leflore, MD ’69 John B. McCabe, MD ’79 Donna B. Moore, MD ’93 Lewis Robinson, MD ’73 K. Bruce Simmons, MD ’79 Zella M. Small, MD ’77Q Susan Stearns, PhD Shelley V. Street Callender, MD ’00 Gregory A. Threatte, MD ’73 In Memory of Patrick T. Mathews, MD ’03 N. Barry Berg, PhD Marcia Mathews In Memory of Elizabeth M. Mroziewicz, MD ’75 Paul Aridgides, MD ’08

Ernest Scalzetti, MD ’86, and wife, Anne, attending the Familiar Faces event at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. In Memory of Andrew Dwight Parmeter Cazenovia College In Memory of James A. Robinson, MD ’80 Jane Robinson In Memory of Julius Schwartz, MD ’33 National Analysts, Inc. Louise Judith Schwartz Susan Schwartz McDonald, PhD In Memory of Charles “Bud” Smith Claudia Leslie and Louis Lipschutz In Memory of John K. Swinburne, MD ’66 Harry I. Brown, MD ’66 In Memory of Darwin Traver Priscilla R. Leslie In Memory of Dr. Oscar and Mrs. Luba Trief Paula Trief, PhD In Memory of Susan Vandemark Robert M. Vandemark, MD ’80 In Memory of Thomas S. Velz, MD ’55 Elizabeth Velz In Memory of Harold H. Wanamaker, MD ’56 Tammy L. Anthony, MD ’86 Dennis and Gail Baldwin Dr. Susan B. and S. Jeffrey Bastable

Lee and Jane Cagwin Central New York Community Foundation, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Sidney T. Dana, MD ’58 Robert and Virginia Dewey Frank and Barbara Fricker Guy and Patricia Howard Burk Jubelt, MD Henry and Nancy Long Peter and Tammy Marroletti Wesley P. Sauter, MD ’56 Adelaide L. Silvia St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center Miriam B. Swift, MD 3/’43 Syracuse Opera Company, Inc. Hayes H. Wanamaker, MD ’85 John R. Wanamaker, MD ’87 In Honor of A. Geno Andreatta Peter Arabadjis, MD ’92 Mons Concepit Foundation Joseph P. Whalen, MD ’59 In Honor of N. Barry Berg, PhD Jeremy Waldman, MD ’01 In Honor of Richard M. Cantor, MD ’76 Mark H. Katz, MD ’75 In Honor of Ellen Cook Jacobsen, MD ’50 Michael Gordon, PhD Wendy Gordon, PhD Brian Johnson, MD Eugene A. Kaplan, MD ’57 David Keith, MD Mons Concepit Foundation Paula Trief, PhD Joseph P. Whalen, MD ’59 Brian P. Wicks, MD ’84


In Honor of Gregory Eastwood, MD Richard Demme, MD ’87 In Honor of Miranda Harris, MD ’07 & the completion of her OBGYN residency Mr. and Mrs. David Glocker In Honor of Patricia J. Numann, MD ’65 Ahmad H. Shatila, MD Joan L. Thomas, MD ’83 In Honor of The R-Med Fund for Northern, NY Hugh S. Fulmer, MD ’51 In Honor of Lori Reiner’s Bat Mitzvah Claudia Leslie and Louis Lipschutz In Honor of Lauren Titone Russell and Maria Titone In Honor of Amanda Tuman’s Graduation Claudia Leslie and Louis Lipschutz Priscilla R. Leslie In Honor of My Mother Sima Vaynkhadler Mark Vaynkhadler, MD ’03 In Honor of Leslie Weiss’s Bat Mitzvah Claudia Leslie and Louis Lipschutz

2010-2011 Report of Gifts Gifts to the Parents and Family Association JACOBSEN SOCIETY $5,000-$9,999 Onondaga County Medical Society, Inc. GOLD SOCIETY $1,000-$2,499 Richard and Elaine Gergelis SILVER SOCIETY $500-$999 Ashok and Shilpa Patel CENTURY SOCIETY $100-$499 Glenn Agoliati and Angela Crosdale William Ahern Benjamin Anaka Stephen Anderson and Gail Parker Mr. and Mrs. John Drew Barrett Patricia and Joseph A. Bax, MD Michael and Diane Berry Bisram Bhagwandin James Cirbus Mr. and Mrs. Ken Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Daugherty

Mr. and Mrs. John Diescher Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dolezal John and Suzanne Evans Nicholas and Evelyn Fiorenza Lynn E. Fraterrigo, MD ’01 Mr. and Mrs. Yi Fu Mr. and Mrs. Alan Gurien Barry and Merryl Handel Kevin and Jeanne Harris Lauren and David P. Haswell, MD ’84 David and Martha Haughey Mr. and Mrs. Larry Herr James Hoag Ellen and Leonard S. Hojnowski, MD Yoshihiko and Sayumi Kashiwazaki Thomas and Susan LaGrotta Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Leahy Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Liegner Mr. and Mrs. Marchall Liu Mr. and Mrs. Philip Lubin Kong Luk and Sio Leng Chio Dr. and Mrs. Leslie Major Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Manos Paul and Alice Marx Jim and Carol Mason

Mr. and Mrs. William McCarthy Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McGraw Catherine McQuillan Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Milczarski Lori A. Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Tipu Nazeer Kwame Ofori-Sisa and Comfort Asiamah Mr. and Mrs. Princewill Ogbuji Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pray Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Quaresima M. Rahman and Rashida Khanam Mr. and Mrs. Pierce Redmond Mr. and Mrs. Willard Rogers Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Schott Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sheehan Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stondell Mr. and Mrs. Kwok Wah Tang Russell and Maria Titone Michael and Sheri Ventre Toan Vo and Mai Le David and Elaine Wackerow Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wiener Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Williams Bill Wong and Patricia Kwan

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Woodworth Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ziolkowski $1-$99 Norman Angelino and Theresa Lee Rashmi and Manoj Bakshi Patrick Caines and Lystra Berkeley-Caines Kenneth and Kathleen Caiola Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Campbell Jeffrey Carlberg, MD ’80 Marybeth H. Carlberg, MD ’80 Frank and Stephanie Chiaravalloti Barbara and Robert C. Cupelo, MD ’82 Anne Dziuba Mr. and Mrs. Miguel Escobar Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Ferger Mr. and Mrs. Willis Garman Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gnirke Jan Gould Mr. and Mrs. Edward Grove Mr. and Mrs. Eli Halpern Mr. and Mrs. Dale Janson

Robert Kaye and Renee Schwarzberg Mr. and Mrs. Rhory Kline Mr. and Mrs. John Lemley Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Loo Barbara Rickler, MD and Michael Lustick, MD ’78 William and Alice McNamara Mr. and Mrs. William Morgan John and Maria Orosz Mr. and Mrs. Richard Osgood Mr. and Mrs. Muralidhar Reddy Warren and Andrea Replansky William Robbins Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Rossettie Mr. and Mrs. Simon G. Saba Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Santacrose Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stimson Gertrude Sylin Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Tirabassi Nancy Whiting

The Justin Nuff band performs for the class of 1981. Band members (all from the class) include Stephen C. Pflugfelder, MD, Louis Papandrea, MD, Martin C. Michaels, MD, and Adam Gallucci, MD.

Reunion attendees: Barbara and Rich Goldman, MD ’71, Robert Levine, MD ’66, Lawrence Panitz, MD ’66, and Sally and George Newman, MD ’66.



2010-2011 Report of Gifts Honoring the Philanthropy that Created Endowed Scholarships Peter J. Adasek, MD ’65 Scholarship A. Geno Andreatta Scholarship Benjamin N. and Mollie P. Aronovitz Memorial Scholarship The Ayanian Family Scholarship (endowed by Zaven Ayanian, MD ’59) N. Barry Berg, PhD Scholarship for Musculoskeletal Medicine The Martin Black Family Scholarship (endowed by Drs. Martin, Gerald, Michael and Robert Black) George J. Buchholtz, MD ’52 Scholarship Bernard J. Burke, MD ’43 Scholarship Leonard D. Carpenter, MD ’33 and Ruth E. Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Class of 1966 Scholarship Carol Kavanagh and Class of 1973 Scholarship Douglas E. Cox, MD ’63 Scholarship Edwin T. Dailey, MD ’68 Memorial Scholarship The Dracker Family Scholarship Robert Eitches, MD ’78 Scholarship in Honor of Shirley and Irving Eitches Alfred F. and Shirley D. Enwright Endowed Scholarship (endowed by Michael O’Leary, MD ’78 and Colleen Enwright O’Leary, MD ’78) Joseph C. Fischer, MD ’79 Memorial Scholarship The Medical Alumni Foundation Founders Scholarship Sarah Loguen Fraser, MD, Class of 1876 Scholarship Joseph J. Gadbaw, MD 12/’43 and Ann Gadbaw Scholarship Max Gara and Robert H. Gara, MD ’56 Scholarship The Garakani Family Scholarship Samuel Gersten, MD ’39 and Martha Gersten Endowed Scholarships Jerome C. Goldstein, MD ’63 and Rochelle Goldstein Scholarship Frances A. Harmatuk, MD ’41 Scholarship Grant Hobika, MD ’52 Scholarship

Robert V.P. Hutter, MD ’54 and Ruth L. Hutter Scholarship E. Gregory Keating, PhD Memorial Scholarship Stanley D. Leslie, MD ’51 Memorial Scholarship The Lynch Family Scholarship Alphonse A. Maffeo, MD ’72 Scholarship B. Dale Magee, MD ’75 Scholarship Patrick T. Mathews, MD ’03 Memorial Scholarship James L. McGraw, MD ’41 Scholarship Gustave P. Milkey, MD ’43, and Janet B. Milkey Merit Scholarship Peggy and Adolph Morlang, MD ’66 Scholarship Rudolph J. Napodano, MD ’59 Scholarship Sam and Carol Nappi Endowed Scholarship Onondaga County Medical Society Medical Student Scholarship Betty Reiss, MD ’68 and Jacob Reiss, MD ’68 Family Endowed Scholarship Esther and Monroe Richman, MD ’55 Scholarship Samuel Rosenthal, MD ’64 Scholarship Rhoda & Bernard Sanders Scholarship (endowed by Patricia and Mark H. Sanders, MD ’74) The Schein Family Scholarship Jack J. Schneider, MD ’66 Scholarship Julius Schwartz, MD ’33 Scholarship John B. and Henrietta E. Simeone Scholarship in Memory of Fiorindo A. Simeone, MD Frederick W. Sloan, MD ’74 Scholarship Susan B. Stearns, PhD Scholarship for Community Engagement Subik Family Scholarship Dr. Oscar and Mrs. Luba Trief Memorial Scholarship Barbara and Harold H. Wanamaker, MD ’56 Scholarship Andrew D. Weinberg, MD ’78 Memorial Geriatric Scholarship Susan and Jack Yoffa, MD ’69 in Memory of Elaine Yoffa Hornung Scholarship Leanne and Frank E. Young, MD ’56 Scholarship Awards Alfred W. Doust, MD Endowed Program in Otolaryngology Medical Alumni Merit Awards Medical Alumni Recruitment Awards Student Citizen Awards Herbert M. Weinman, MD ’65 and Suzy Weinman Scholarship Award Fellowships Ellen Cook Jacobsen, MD ’50 Fellowship in Psychiatry Lectureships The Lawrence Pickett, MD Endowed Lectureship in Pediatric Surgery Professorships Medical Alumni Endowed Professorship in Bioethics Patricia J. Numann, MD ’65 Endowed Professorship Lloyd S. Rogers Endowed Professorship in Surgery

Jack Schneider, MD ’66, and wife, Susan Barnett, chat with scholarship recipient, Allison Barz.



2010-2011 Report of Gifts

Miriam B. Swift, MD 3/’43 Familiar Faces event.

being introduced at the

Michael Lathrop, Laura Santacrose, Tom

Santacrose, Brian Santacrose, and Diane Capous Right: Ellen Kaczmarek, MD ’81, and Eliot Lazar, MD ’81, enjoying old class photos.

Medical Alumni Association board members Geno Andreatta and Larry S. Charlamb, MD ’88, enjoying breakfast at the Annual Meeting.

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very Tuesday at 5 pm, about a dozen Upstate Medical University students meet at the CAB for a weekly group run. Led by medical students Dawn Lammert ’14 and Sarah Evans ’14—both former college athletes—the students run for 30 to 60 minutes (there’s a long-run group and a short-run group), exploring areas such as Barry Park and South Campus. “It’s a nice communal way to relieve stress and stay in shape,” says Lammert.

“The idea is to make connections between the way you live and your health and to promote the student body to live by example.” — DAWN LAMMERT ’14

Promoting healthy lifestyles is somewhat of an avocation for Lammert and Evans, who are president and vice president of Anastomosis, a new Upstate student organization dedicated to making connections between lifestyle choices and health. The group takes its name from a medical term referring to collateral connections, usually in relation to blood vessels. “The idea is to make connections between the way you live and your health and to promote the student body to live by example,” she says. “If you’re making good health decisions, then hopefully your peers will see that and make better health decisions, and when we become doctors that will hopefully rub off on our patients.” 44

The organization was the brainchild of Chethan Sarabu ’13, who had studied both biology and landscape architecture as an undergraduate at Cornell. Despite being seemingly disparate topics, Sarabu found increasing connection between them. “A lot of what we talked about in landscape architecture—the design of cities, how to get people walking, community gardens—were related to health,” he says. When he got to medical school, he wanted to figure out a way to both stay connected to environmental health issues and to engage others to think about healthcare in a broader setting. Thus began Anastomosis. Although the group didn’t achieve official “club” status until last spring, it’s members organized activities such as lunch speakers on topics

including “Food as an Adjuvant to Medicine,” “iPhone Applications that Promote Healthy Lifestyles,” and “Urban Food Deserts,” attracting up to 70 people from across the campus community. They also worked with Upstate’s Think Green initiative to help establish the community garden located in front of the CAB on Elizabeth Blackwell Street, a project largely overseen by third-year medical student and former chef Giancarlo Rondash ’13. Lammert was introduced to the group at the activities fair during the beginning of her first year of medical school. Coincidentally, she’d just listened to a story on NPR about the Meatless Mondays movement before attending the fair and hearing Sarabu talk about Anastomosis. “I suggested that it might be an appropriate activ-

Anastomosis members helped out at the Pride in Syracuse clean-up day in the fall.


Former college athletes Sarah Evans ’14 (third from left) and Dawn Lammert ’14 (third from right) lead fellow medical students on group runs from the CAB each Tuesday evening.

ity for the club, and he said, ‘Great. Do it.’” That led to a series of “meatless” potluck dinners for the student community, an activity that has continued this year. Nutrition is a focus area. The group has surveyed students about dietary preferences and met with the Morrison’s cafeteria staff to share their results and explore promoting healthy food choices and Meatless Mondays in the hospital cafeterias. They’re also working with Donna Bacchi, MD, director of the Upstate MPH program, to develop a nutrition elective where students will work with hospital nutritionists and dieticians to learn about patient care through diet. “The idea is to learn about how nutrition is intimately linked to disease and treatment,” Lammert says. Anastomosis continues to promote use and care of the community

garden, which is open to all Upstate students and this year produced radishes, beets, tomatoes, lettuce, basil, sunflowers, peppers, yellow beans, green beans, potatoes, and herbs. “We really try to encourage students living in Clark to use the produce since they live right next to it,” Lammert says. “We just ask that anyone using it help weed. We’re going to have a log book next year so we can keep better track of when it has been watered, weeded, and how many people are using it.” Another focus area is music, promoting music therapy in medicine, which Sarabu calls “a natural stress reliever.” The group’s largest event to date was Keys to Cancer, a concert held in August at Hendricks Chapel with the assistance of the Upstate Vocal Music Club. “We are working to connect medical students to patients through music,” says Sarabu, who is

currently doing a clinical year on the Binghamton campus. Club advisor Susan Stearns, PhD, is impressed by the innovative and fun ways the organization promotes healthy lifestyles, whether its listening to or performing music or taking the stairs instead of the elevator (an upcoming club campaign). “This club is unique because its activities highlight how easy it is to promote a healthy lifestyle,” says Dr. Stearns. “Dawn even went out to the SPCA and found that one can volunteer to run or walk with a dog!” While it seems common sense that future doctors should be natural role models for healthy choices, that’s sometimes easier said than done. “A lot of medical students lead very stressful, unhealthy lives,” says Lammert. “We’re trying to make health connections adjuvant to medicine that don’t get covered in the core curriculum.”






Frederick N. Roberts, of Syracuse, NY, is looking forward to his 70th Reunion in 2012.

Robert Meyer, of Fort Pierce, FL, was presented with the William P. Didusch Art and History Award by the American Urological Association (AUA) at a private black-tie banquet in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. This award recognizes his outstanding photographic and written contributions to urological history in the United States and Canada. Dr. Meyers was Historian and a member of the AUA-Northeastern Section board of directors from 1990-2003 and also served on the AUA Centennial History Committee. With co-author Margaret Dietz Meyer, PhD, he compiled two major publications: Urologists of Two Nations (1998), which documents 50 years of urological medical accomplishments

Arthur I. Segaul, of Carbondale, CO, and his wife, Barbara, are both well and still active. They could not attend Reunion because of a previous commitment but plan on seeing everyone in 2016!

1946 S. William Ross, of Little Rock, AR, and his wife, Charlotte, were sorry to miss the Reunion in September. But they sent photos as evidence that they are still going!

S. William Ross, MD ’46

Charlotte Ross

Julian M. Aroesty, MD ’60, of Lexington, MA, turned 80 and will stop doing direct patient care on December 31 to spend more time with children and grandchildren in San Francisco, Saint Louis, and Cincinnati. Dr. Aroesty will continue to attend rounds, teach, write and take some courses at Harvard.


Robert Meyer, MD ’49

in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada, and History of the Northeastern Section: Waterways (2002), which documents 100 years of urological history in the same area.

1954 Philip L. Ferro, of Jamesville, NY, was honored by the Planned Parenthood of the Rochester/Syracuse Region (PPRSR) as the 2011 recipient of the Ellen Fairchild Award. Dr. Ferro, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Upstate Medical University, is being honored for his skilled and compassionate care in obstetrics and gynecology in the Syracuse community for more than 50 years.

1955 Walter E. Berdon, of Mamaroneck, NY, is an emeritus professor of pediatric radiology.


1957 Ronald Leifer, of Ithaca, NY, suffered a heart attack and stroke last year and is in rehab learning to walk again.

1958 George B. Jacobs, of Cape Coral, FL, has retired from his position as professor and chair of the department of neurosurgery at the Hackensack University Medical Center and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and has become a spine consultant for Florida in the Veteran’s Administration System. Dr. Jacobs and his wife, Rosanne L. Wille, PhD, who retired as the provost and senior VP for Academic Affairs at Lehman College of the City University of NY, have a young German shepherd, Thor, who shows great promise as a major show dog.


Clowning Around 1960 Frank J. Weinstock, of Canton, OH, retired from his office practice on August 25, 2011 but keeps active with writing, consulting, tennis and bridge.

1961 Norman L. Pollock, of Greenacres, FL, is approaching 50 years of marriage. Dr. Pollock has four children and 11 grandchildren, five of whom are in college. Donald I. Woolfolk, of Williamsburg, VA, has retired from active practice. Dr. Woolfolk teaches chess at a local jail and spends his time traveling and enjoying his grandchildren.

1962 Steven N. Berney, of Bala Cynwyd, PA, a professor of medicine and former chief of the section of rheumatology at Temple University School of Medicine, a faculty member since 1971, was presented with the medical school’s 2011 Honored Professor Award. This honor is given

Steven N. Berney, MD ’62

Carl Hammerschlag, MD ’64, brings community psychiatry to impoverished people of Peru through a whimsical means.


n the heart of the Peruvian Amazon lies the world’s largest city, Iquitos. At its outskirts is the Belen slum, where people live in extreme poverty, without electricity or clean water in ramshackle shacks built on 10-foot stilts. The area lies in a floodplain and is largely underwater from February through July each year. It’s definitely a break from the normal trials of life when 100-some clowns descend upon the village each August to bring joy, laughter, arts, music and healthcare to the community. For the past four years, Carl Hammerschlag, MD ’64, has been part of the effort. The Yale-trained psychiatrist was recruited by his friend, Patch Adams, MD—perhaps the world’s best known humanitarian clown—to join his Gesundheit! Institute’s annual trip to Peru. The organization teams with the Pan American Health Organization and other nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to conduct workshops on health, art, music, dance, percussion, theater, puppetry and juggling, as well as paint houses and run medical clinics. “It’s a community public health and education project in which clowning is the vehicle to make connections and promote a sense of what’s possible,” says Dr. Hammerschlag. Working 14-hour days, Hammerschlag clowns in AIDS shelters, hospitals, orphanages and marketplaces, healing the spirits of people with unimaginable suffer­ ings with his six-foot-six ballerina clown persona. Through the assistance of Amazon Promise, an NGO that provides health care to indigenous people, he also conducts a mobile mental health clinic. In this realm, Hammerschlag draws from two decades working with Native American communities in the Southwest through the Indian Health Service, for many years the only psychiatrist for the Indian reservations spread throughout Arizona. That communitybased psychiatry gave him valuable insight into Native American culture, where the spirit plays an integral role in wellness and healing. Hammerschlag is a leader in the field of psycho­ neuroimmunology, or mind-body-spirit medicine, and the belief that how you feel about yourself has a direct correlation to your immune system and healing process. “Clowning is a way to open the hearts and break down the boundaries to promote health,” says the

Carl Hammerschlag, MD ’64 with other volunteers in Belen.

physician. “As a clown, it’s not necessary to have a common language. People can feel the essence of your heart and it allows you to connect with people other than through just the genius of your mind. I think we dramatically underuse those connections as physicians and healers in contemporary life.” When not clowning, Hammerschlag lives in Phoenix, Arizona, where he maintains a small private practice, lectures widely, and runs workshops; he has written six books and now spreads his messages via the internet, calling the computer “the new contemporary fireplace. There’s no need to wait until people are labeled and diagnosed with diseases before we can reach out and help each other. I think we’re making far too many diagnoses and prescribing far too many pills,” he says. “In our culture, if you’re feeling anything other than wonderful in every moment you could be suffering from a disease that drugs can cure. The pervasiveness of this norm saddens me, because with time and support most people will recover and learn to take control of their lives.” Hammerschlag bemoans the biochemicalization of his profession “I do not believe that one in every four Americans is mentally ill,” he continues. “We now diagnose everything from feeling a little shy or anxious when going to a party to being depressed as a mental illness and we need to stop doing that. These are ordinary aspects of living and you can find ways of dealing with it without making it a disease.” First step, try putting on a clown suit. —Renée Gearhart Levy



CLASS NOTES Stephen J. Alderman, MD ’65, of Bedford, 1964 NY, writes he and Liz were awarded the Presidential Citizen’s Medal by President Obama for the work of the Peter C. Alderman Foundation in Global Mental Health on October 20, 2011. They received the $100,000 Purpose Prize in 2009 for the Foundation’s work. to professors who have made a profound impact on trainees, exemplifying the values Temple strives to instill. Dr. Berney is also noted for inspiring young trainees to go into rheumatology. The American College of Rheumatology cites Temple as the place most frequently identified in the educational backgrounds of rheumatologists across the United States. Mark A. Treger, of Carlsbad, CA, is enjoying retirement with an MBA at San Diego State University and eight grandchildren; all in San Diego. Dr. Treger’s oldest two grandchildren are at Stanford.


1963 Stanley B. Burns, MD ’64, exhibit poster

John G. Barlett, MD ’63

John G. Barlett, of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, has been honored with the prestigious Cubist-ICAAC Award from the American Society for Microbiology. Supported by Cubist Pharmaceuticals, the award rewards outstanding accomplishment in antimicrobial chemotherapy, development of new agents, investigation of antimicrobial action or resistance to antimicrobial agents, and/or the pharmacology, toxicology or clinical use of those agents.

Stanley B. Burns, of New York, NY, a noted collector and photo historian, offered a rare collection of albumen portraits and cartes de visites of wounded Civil War soldiers by Dr. Reed Bontecou in recognition of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. The exhibit Reed Bontecou Masterpieces of the Civil War Portraiture Photographs from the Burns Collection ran from September 28 through November 12 at the Robert Anderson Gallery in New York, NY. Murray J. Miller, of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL, sends regards to all his friends and former classmates. Dr. Miller


is in his 38th year of endocrinology practice in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and is still not ready to retire. He is the only endocrinologist in two hospitals, University Community Hospital and Florida Medical Center Hospital.

1966 Laurence B. Levenberg is still practicing family medicine in Sarasota, FL. Over the summer he and his wife, Maritta, went on a cruise to Alaska. Dr. Levenberg was sorry to miss the Reunion in September but sends his regards to all his classmates.


George H. Newman, of Bedford, NH, retired six years ago and is on the emeritus staff of several regional hospitals. His time is spent with his wife, Sally, of 47 years, his three children, and his five grandchildren. Dr. Newman and Sally do a lot of hiking and traveling. When he is home, Dr. Newman takes care of his orchid greenhouse and large collection of native plants.

1967 Melvyn D. Bert, of San Francisco, CA, writes that his Tibet Vision Project is back in Tibet, the result of his new affiliation with Sun Yat Sen Medical University, China. As a visiting professor, Dr. Bert has reviewed the surgeries of many young Chinese eye surgeons. They will be traveling to Tibet again in May 2012. Bert’s son, Benjamin Bert ’08, will be joining his practice in San Francisco in 2013. Sheldon Cohen, of Miami, FL, writes he and his wife of 47 years, Sandy, are two years retired and enjoying every minute of it. They have four grandchildren whom they see frequently.

Bruce D. Edison, of Houston, TX, writes he and Reva continue to enjoy good health and extensive traveling. Dr. Edison’s daughter, Brenda, had her first child, Emily Kapner, which is his second grandchild. Edison’s son, Andrew, opened his own law firm, Edison-McDowellHetherington, which is doing well.

1969 Jane L. Falkenstein and John T. McCarthy bought a home in Troy, NY, where they now happily reside. On June 6, they were blessed with the arrival of their seventh grandchild, Shaiya Grace McCarthy. In April of 2011, Dr. Falkenstein retired from Beth Israel Medical

Center after 42 years of practice as an internist and Dr. McCarthy retired from NYU School of Medicine Child Study Center as a child and adolescent psychiatrist.

1970 Michael Harris, of Green Brook, NJ, is celebrating his 35th year in private solo practice as a general ophthalmologist. Dr. Harris has been totally enjoying his career and has no immediate retirement plans. His son, Kenneth B. Harris ’95, practices cardiology in Neptune, NJ, and has three children. His younger son has a real estate agency in Boston (Boston Proper Realty). Harris writes life has been good and best regards to all!

Mark L. Wolraich, MD ’70, of Oklahoma City, OK, received the C. Anderson Aldrich Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for outstanding work in the area of child health and human development. Dr. Wolraich also chaired the committee that revised the AAP Clinical Practice Guidelines for ADHD.

1971 Lee P. Van Voris, of Ninety Six, SC, still holds the position as chief of medical staff affairs and interim CMIO at Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, SC.

1972 Joseph E. Parisi, of Rochester, MN, was honored with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Laboratory Improvement Program Service Award at a ceremony held on September 13, 2011, in Dallas. The award, established in 2006, is presented to an individual serving within the ranks of the CAP’s Council on Scientific Affairs (CSA) who has demonstrated exceptional service. Dr. Parisi received this award for his outstanding contributions and service to the CAP Laboratory Improvement Programs.

1974 Joseph A. Blady, of Franklin Links, NJ, is currently teaching international relations at the United States Military Academy.



CLASS NOTES 1975 Craig Byrum, of Manlius, NY, has completed 30 years pediatric cardiology practice and is still going strong and loving what he does, including catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias and the care of adults with congenital heart disease. He and his wife, Kathy, celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary in November. Their youngest son just graduated from Boston College and their oldest son is living in South Florida. Dr. Byrum remains very active in skiing, kayaking, hiking and piano study. He writes he has many blessings and he is grateful for them all.

1977 Jeffrey Berman, of Teaneck, NJ, recently retired from the U.S. Army Reserve after 23 years of service. Dr. Berman is associate medical director of behavioral health at Bergen Regional Medical Center, which is New Jersey’s largest psychiatric hospital. His son, Yonah, 30, is an associate rabbi at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim in Montreal and his son, Yosef, 23, begins a combined MD/ MBA program at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, NJ. Berman’s wife of 33 years, Bonnie, passed away in January 2010, after an eight-year battle with breast cancer. 50


Thomas J. LaClair of Syracuse, NY, and his wife, Jane, now have six grandchildren with two more on the way.

1978 Robert Fulop, of Short Hills, NJ, writes that his son, Andrew, graduated from Seton Hall Law School and passed the bar exam for New York and New Jersey. His daughter, Julie, started NYU Law School in August 2011.

1980 Andrew W. Gurman, of Altoona, PA, was recently elected to preside over the policy-making body of the American Medical Association. Dr. Gurman, an orthopaedic hand surgeon and chief of orthopaedic service at Altoona Hospital, was elected speaker of the AMA House of Delegates at the AMA’s annual meeting.

Andrew W. Gurman, MD ’80

1981 Wendy L. Balopole, of Garden City, NY, has been working hard as a medical oncologist in private practice on Long Island for more than 20 years. Her husband, David Brillon, MD, is a professor at Weill Cornell Medical College. They are proud of their daughter, Rachel, who just graduated from Vassar College and their son, Jason, who is a high school honor student entering his senior year. They were unable to attend their 30th Reunion this past September due to a family wedding but they wish everyone the best.

Barry N. Kutner, of Lakewood, CO, recently returned from Germany, where he won gold and bronze medals in two of the four events at the 9th High Speed Telegraphy World Championship. In the 25-year history of the competition, he is the first non-European to win a Gold medal. Dr. Kutner led Team USA to a 10th place finish, just behind Mongolia. He continues to enjoy his almost threeyear retirement from ophthalmology, keeping busy by skiing, bicycling, and traveling with wife, Holly. Kutner’s daughter, Lauren, 22, graduated from CU-Boulder last year and is working for Wells Fargo in Boulder, CO, and daughter, Robin, 20, continues to toil as a junior in chemical engineering at Cooper Union in NYC.

Michael R. Gilels, MD ’81, has been living in Stuart, FL, for 28 years practicing internal medicine and geriatrics. Dr. Gilels is a part-time geriatrics faculty member for FSU College of Medicine.



No Regrets By sharing her own experiences, Jennifer Weston, MD ’97, hopes to inspire others to get to their Bucket Lists.


Jennifer tries out rappelling in Costa Rica.

ennifer Weston, MD ’97, is no stranger to adventure. The California pediatrician has swum in bioluminescent water and trekked a glacier. She has tamed a tiger and mushed a dog sled. And she’s encouraging everyone else to quit putting their dreams on hold through her website, The site, launched last January, is essentially a chronicle of various fantasy experiences, intended to serve as a guide for others who may dream of the same adventure. “I’ve had a lot of unique experiences and when I’ve talked about them with friends, people always wanted to hear more,” says Dr. Weston. “Because some of these experiences are rather unique, I’ve also found there isn’t a lot of information out there about doing them.” Weston set to write the kind of reviews about her adventures that she would have liked to have read before doing them, sort of a TripAdvisor for the bucket-list set. Other people can also leave reviews of their own fantasy experiences. Some of Weston’s adventures involve finding tour operators or businesses to make them happen. More often though, she says, it’s just a matter of making the effort. Take her visit to the Today show in June. “I watch the Today show every morning and have seen the crowd in Rockefeller Center and thought that looked like a fun

thing to do. I actually put off doing it for years,” she says. Today actually inspired one of Weston’s previous adventures. After hearing Al Roker talk about white water rafting in Costa Rica, Weston took a trip with the same company and had an incredible experience. When she visited Today, she carried a sign that read “Today Inspired Me,” with photos of Roker rafting on one side, and the name of her website on the other. That sign, and a strategic standing location, garnered the attention of both Today show guest Ryan Reynolds and correspondent Ann Curry. Weston was more than satisfied with her experience. “Not only did I get to be on the Today show, I got to chat (briefly) with Ryan Reynolds and be interviewed (sort of) by Ann Curry. Not a bad way to spend a morning,” she wrote in her review. Weston credits her parents for her adventurous spirit. “They never limited my aspirations but always encouraged every interest that I had, no matter what it was,” she says. “If I’d said I’d wanted to be an exotic animal trainer instead of a pediatrician as a kid, my mom would have said, ‘Okay, let’s look into how you do that.’” Weston has far from reached the end of her bucket list, which includes snorkeling Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, visiting Antarctica, writing a novel (she’s working on it), and her ultimate fantasy—to do a voice over for an animated movie. “That’s going to be a tough one,” she concedes. Her goal is to help inspire people not to put off the things in life they’d like to do. “Whether they call it a bucket list or not, I think everyone has things in life they dream of doing but never get around to,” Weston says. She’s had some evidence it’s working. “A man from Switzerland came to Los Angeles and did the hike to the Hollywood sign I had on my website,” she says. “He contacted me afterward to say how helpful the information on the site was and how much he enjoyed it, so that was really wonderful.” —Renée Gearhart Levy




Joseph Laukaitis, MD ’83, left, Lya Karm, MD ’83, right, and daughters Kristina and Maria

Joseph A. Smith, of Hillsborough, NJ, writes his daughter, Becky, 28, is starting her own nonprofit to help children in impoverished countries and inner city areas in the United States find hope through the arts. It is called the Story Building Foundation and you can check it out at www.storybuilding

1983 Richard G. Birkhead, of Chelmsford, MA, is chief of cardiology at Lowell General Hospital and a managing partner of Merrimack Valley Cardiology, a 12-man cardiology group. Dr. Birkhead has three children attending Bates College, Wheelock College, and Tulane Medical School and is newly married to Jean Marie Birkhead. He is also a trumpet player in the Nashua Chamber Orchestra.


Lya Karm and Joseph Laukaitis, of Bethesda, MD, sent their twin daughters, Kristina and Maria, off to college (Tulane University and University of Michigan) and are enjoying a new phase in their lives. Dr. Karm’s medical career has transitioned within the Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic Medical group to directing physicians in skilled-nursing facilities and palliative care. Dr. Laukaitis continues to enjoy his private rheumatology practice in downtown Washington, DC.



Anthony R. Russo, of Chesapeake, VA, and his wife, Geralyn, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on July 19, 2011, along with their sons, Anthony, 22, and Michael, 18.

Drew Malloy, of Santa Cruz, CA, is happily married to his first wife, Linda Lou. Their daughter, Maggie Lou, just turned 10 and loves musical theater.

1986 Georgianne Arnold, of Pittsburgh, PA, received the Emmanuel Shapira Award for the best paper in molecular genetics and metabolism by a member of the Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders. She is professor of pediatrics in the division of medical genetics at The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Anthony R. Russo, MD ’87, with his wife, Geralyn and their sons Anthony and Michael

1988 Anthony Nostro, of East Stroudsburg, PA, is the chairman of the department of anesthesiology at Pocono Medical Center. Dr. Nostro is also the director of cardiac anesthesia and the medical director of the operating rooms. He is an avid golfer and pianist. He and his wife of 19 years, Franca, have a nine-year-old son, Anthony.


1989 Susan Auffinger, of Clemmons, NC, and her husband, Steve, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a Rhine River cruise from Basel, Switzerland, through Germany and France to Amsterdam. They were married on July 26, 1986. Their son, Sean, is a junior chemical engineering major at North Carolina State University, who races on the alpine ski team. Their daughter, Grace, is a senior in high school and is an all-state field hockey player. Dr. Auffinger still coaches girls’ lacrosse and field hockey and in her spare time is medical director of three nursing and rehabilitation centers in Winston-Salem, NC.


Craig S. See, MD ’99, of San Antonio, TX, writes that after 15 years on active duty and five deployments to Iraq or Afghanistan as a general surgeon in the U.S. Army, he will be leaving the military practice at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX, on January 2, 2012 and joining a private practice.



David W. Dexter, of Erie, PA, is a general and trauma surgeon and the medical director for Great Lakes Surgical Specialists and Hamot Shock Trauma at UPMC Hamot. He is also a Governor for the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Dexter and his family have been in Erie for 11 years. His daughter, Jen, is a junior at RIT and son, Chris, is a high school senior. He and his wife, Patti, can be found on their boat or bike when the weather is good. Dexter invites all alumni who ride to join him at the annual Roar on the Shore motorcycle rally held each July. He can be reached at

Brian A. Meltzer, of Pennington, NJ, is thrilled to be returning to Upstate on a regular basis as a member of the board of directors for the Central New York Biotechnology Research Center.

1993 Daren Repishti, of Louisville, KY, is an interventional radiologist and is president of DXP Imaging and Louisville Endovascular. He has three children, Bryan, 17, Julie, 15, and Nicole, 14. Dr. Repishti is engaged to Kimberley Bloomfield also an inter­ ventional radiologist.

Craig S. See, MD ’99, and family



Mutahar Ahmed, of Franklin Lakes, NJ, is enjoying a great career in robotic/laparoscopic urologic surgery. Dr. Ahmed is married with four children.

2000 Shelley V. Street Callender, of Lincoln Park, MI, married Charles Callender, MD, on July 18, 2010.

2002 Mahesh A. Netravali, of Old Saybrook, CT, married Carolina Maharbiz in February of 2011. Dr. Netravali is part of an allergy and asthma practice.

Alexis, daughter of Jonathan Berg, MD ’03 and Erica (Shapiro) Berg, MD ’02

Jonathan Berg and Erica (Shapiro) Berg ’02, of New City, NY, welcome their daughter, Alexis Jamie, born on February 10, 2011. Jonathan is practicing pulmonary/critical care and sleep medicine in Rockland County, NY, and Erica is practicing pediatrics part time in New York City. Michael J. Eckrich, of Milwaukee, WI, received the 2011 Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Oncology (ASCO).



CLASS NOTES Michael Mincolla, MD ’08, of North Syracuse, NY, successfully completed a residency in family medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in 2011 and is currently practicing out-patient family medicine at CNY Family Care in East Syracuse, NY.

2004 Nisha Singh, of Baldwinsville, NY, and her husband, Joseph Nadzan, announce the birth of their second daughter, Sonia Rani Nadzan, born on September 19. She joins her older sister, Mira, who is two and a half. Dr. Singh is currently a partner with Family Practice Associates in Liverpool and Baldwinsville.

2005 Peter K. Hon, of New York, NY, completed his fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX, and returned to New York City to join a private colorectal surgery practice operating at Lenox Hospital.

2009 Erin Nozetz, of New Haven, CT, is now a third year pediatric resident at Yale Children’s Hospital. Dr. Nozetz writes it is great to have Upstate representation in the Department of Pediatrics with Danielle Ehret ’09 a PGY3; Rajitha Devadoss ’10 a PGY2; Cynthia K. Manos ’11 a PGY1 and Daniel P. Anderson ’11 a PGY1.

Adelaide, daughter of Toby Anderton, MD ’10

2010 Toby Anderton, of North Augusta, SC, announces a new addition to his family, Adelaide Marie Anderton.

House Staff Naji N. Abumrad, MD, shares that his son, Jad Abumrad, is one of 22 recipients of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Genius Grants for 2011. Jad Abumrad is the co-host and producer of “Radiolab,” a program on WNYC in New York that explores questions of science and philosophy, such as the nature of altruism. “This show is the central creative mission of my life right now, and the money might give me the space to bring new things into it,” Mr. Abumrad said.

Nisha Singh, MD ’04, husband, Joseph Nadzan, Sonia and Mira


Patrick J. Osgood, MD, HS ’97, has relocated to North Tahoe Orthopedics in Truckee, CA, after 13 years of practice in Reno, NV. Dr. Osgood is treating lots of skiers, snow boarders, mountain bikers, etc., and loving it. Record snow fall last year of more than 900 inches extended the ski season into July!


Thomas A. Ruma, MD, HS ’79

Thomas A. Ruma, MD, HS ’79, was the recipient of the 2011 Nebraska Medical Association’s Distinguished Service to Medicine Award. He was nominated by the senior leadership team of Immanuel Medical Center for his many contributions to the hospital and to medicine as a profession.

IN MEMORIAM 1941 SHIRLEY J. CORNEY, of Hilton, NY, died April 9. She is survived by her daughters, Mary and Ann; her son, George; and many other relatives and friends.

12/1943 BRUCE E. CHAMBERLAIN, of Jamesville, NY, died November 2. Dr. Chamberlain did his internship and residency at Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in New York City. He then served for two years as captain in the Army Medical Corps in Pasadena, CA. Following military service, he returned home to do a four-year surgical residency at Upstate. In 1951, with his training completed, he was asked to join prominent surgeon Robert O. Gregg in partnership. Following Dr. Gregg’s retirement, Chamberlain became the second director of surgery at Community General Hospital, a position he held for 18 years. He also held staff emeritus status at Upstate. After his own retirement, he continued working as medical director for several health maintenance organizations in Central NY for more than 16 years. Dr. Chamberlain was a member of many medical organizations and authored numerous medical journal articles. One of Chamberlain’s travels had him joining a group of surgeons from Syracuse to staff a CARE-Medico sponsored operation in war-torn Algeria for six weeks. He is survived by his son, John; his daughters, Linda and Laura; and many other relatives. SIDNEY P. ZIMMERMAN, of Rye, NY, died February 25. Dr. Zimmerman served on the board of directors at White Plains Hospital where he was affiliated for 53 years. One of his children and several of his grandchildren were born there and in 2001, the Sidney P. Zimmerman Nuclear Cardiology Center was dedicated in his honor. He trained as a physician at Mt. Sinai Hospital and New York Medical College and published the results of his research in medical journals. Zimmerman was best known for his uncommonly optimistic demeanor and his high standard of care. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; his daughters, Beth and Amy; his son, Neal; and many other relatives, patients and friends.

1945 GEORGE R. BURNETT, of Fort Collins, CO, died October 4. Dr. Burnett enlisted in the Army and served as a captain in the Philippines from July 1946 to June 1947. He then interned at Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, and did his residency in Manchester, NH. He continued studies in cardiology at Upstate from 1950 to 1952 and practiced medicine in Syracuse until he retired in 1991. Burnett was board certified in internal medicine and was a member of many professional organizations. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; his sons, George and Robert; and several grandchildren. JOSEPH G. REIDEL, of Manlius, NY, died October 29. Dr. Reidel had a general practice in Syracuse for more than 50 years. He was a member of the Onondaga County Medical Society and Community General Hospital. He served as president of the Onondaga County Chapter of the American


Academy of General Practice, Midtown Hospital, and ARC of Onondaga County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. On August 5, 1955, he was washed overboard from a sailboat in a storm on Lake Ontario. They could not find him and he was given up for dead. He swam for more than eight hours with no flotation device until he landed on East Charity shoal in the middle of the night. There he clung to the rocks until dawn when he was rescued by a small fishing boat. His story became known as “The Miracle of Lake Ontario.” He defied death and went on to have a very full and wonderful life. He is survived by his wife, Lillian; his sons, Joseph, Nathaniel and Daniel; and several other relatives.

1948 JAMES W. HEPPLEWHITE, of Urbandale, IA, died May 24. Dr. Hepplewhite practiced medicine most of his life in Des Moines, originally as an anesthesiologist at Iowa Methodist Medical Center with Associated Anesthesiologists, and thereafter performing disability determinations for the Social Security Administration. He served as a reader and a member of the Board of IRIS (Iowa Radio Reading Information Service for the Blind and Print Handicapped), a Deacon at Plymouth Congregational Church, a medical officer in the 82nd Airborne Infantry during the Korean War, and a Mason. He is survived by his wife, Helen; his daughter, Carol; his sons, Daniel and David; and several other relatives.

1954 STERLING W. BOYD, North Port, FL, died July 8. Dr. Boyd was a family physician in Binghamton, NY, from 1958 until 1981 and an emergency room physician in Port Charlotte and Englewood, FL, until his retirement in 1994. He also served as a Medical Captain in the Army at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis, during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Mary; his daughters, Kathleen and Ellen; his son, David; and several other relatives.

1955 EARL H. FREIMER, of Columbus, OH, died May 23. Dr. Freimer was a physician, medical researcher, and teacher. He volunteered for service in the Navy during World War II, serving as a radar operator in Northern Ireland. After a medical internship and residency at New York’s Bellevue Hospital, he began his research career in the Rockefeller Institute laboratory of geneticist Maclyn McCarty, studying bacterial diseases. He continued to do research at the Rockefeller Institute until 1968, and co-authored a total of 40 scientific publications between 1959 and 1997. Freimer was recruited in 1968 to become one of the co-founders of the newly created Medical College of Ohio (later the University of Toledo Medical Center). There he served as the founding chairman of the Department of Microbiology, as well as founding chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine, during his 30-year career at MCO. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; his daughters, Susanna and Miriam; his sons, Martin and Nelson; and several other relatives.




1957 WALTER (SKIP) L. WAY, of Ross, CA, died July 30. Dr. Way earned a degree in pharmacy at the University of Buffalo and after medical school, did his internship at Highland Hospital. He did his residency in anesthesia at the University of California San Francisco Medical School, where he was a member of the first class of residents in the new anesthesia department at UCSF headed by Stuart C. Cullen in 1958. After his residency, he continued at UCSF where he taught in the Anesthesia Department, received his MS in Pharmacology, and then held a joint appointment in both anesthesia and pharmacology. He was chairman of the pharmacy and therapeutics committee for UCSF from 1974 through 1984. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; his daughter, Barbara; his sons, Jonathan and Jeffrey; and several other relatives.

1961 VINCENT I. MADDI, of Vestal, NY, died November 14, 2007.

1963 DZINTRA L. GREENWALD, of Minooka, IL, died March 24. Dr. Greenwald was one of those rare people — warm and considerate of everyone, thoughtful and knowledgeable in her pediatric practice — who lifted the hearts and standards of everyone she dealt with. Greenwald’s family immigrated to the United States in 1950 after their home was overrun by Russian and German armies early in World War II. She and her family fled to Germany. The trip was harrowing, and took many months to complete. The family lived in a displaced persons camp in Germany for more than five years before immigrating to the United States. Greenwald practiced pediatrics in Joliet and New Lenox, IL, from 1969 until 2004. She was a staff physician at St. Joseph Medical Center from the time of her arrival in Joliet until retirement to her home in Minooka. She is survived by her husband, Michael Greenwald, MD ’63; her sons, Neal and Eric; and several other relatives.

1975 VERONICA ANTOINETTE RAVNIKAR, of Cohasset, MA, died July 15. Dr. Ravnikar was born in Brooklyn. Her family had recently immigrated to the U.S. from what is now Slovenia. Ravnikar


continued her medical training in Chicago, completing her residency in OB/GYN at Prentice Women’s Hospital of Northwestern University. She then completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Boston Hospital for Women and Harvard Medical School. Throughout her career, Ravnikar dedicated herself to her patients, teaching, and research. Among her many hospital and academic appointments, she was most recently the chair of the OB/GYN Department at South Shore Hospital and associate clinical professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard. She received numerous awards for her contributions to her field, and had recently been accepted to Brigham and Women’s Leadership Program. In 2010, she received the William Heath Byford Award from Northwestern, which recognizes outstanding alumni in OB/GYN. She dedicated this honor to her husband and children. She is survived by her husband, Leonard Sicilian, MD ’75; her sons, Gregory and David; her daughter, Victoria; and her siblings, Maria and John.

1977 GARLAND E. MOREY, JR., of Ft Lauderdale, FL, died August 1. Dr. Morey set up a rural medical practice in Onley, VA, before moving to Florida, where he went into practice in Marathon and Big Pine Key. He then moved to Pompano Beach, where he opened up his own practice as well as creating his family practice and clinic in Fort Lauderdale. He leaves his legacy behind with all the patients and friends whom he cared for like family. After suffering from his own esophageal cancer and subsequent laryngectomy in 2000, Morey worked with various groups and foundations in South Florida. He was one of the directors for the New Voice Club (aka “the hole in the neck gang”), helping other patients learn to talk and live with throat cancers. He traveled throughout South Florida schools, showing young children the hazards of smoking. He was also active with the Ryan White PLWHA program and the Footsteps in the Sand Community Foundation of Broward. He is survived by his father, Bill Silvers; and many other relatives.

1981 JOHN R. MICHAELS, of Pennellville, NY, died September 2. Dr. Michaels had a long and distinguished career as a family physician. He was senior partner and medical director of Family Practice Associates in Liverpool and chief of family medicine at Crouse Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Susan; his sons, Paul, John and William; his daughter, Susan; and several other relatives.


1989 PAUL J ACETO, MD, FAAP, died on November 1, 2011, Dr. Paul, as he was so lovingly known, passed away from a short, but courageous battle with cancer at the untimely age of 47. He was devoted to caring for children at St. Vincents Hospital on Staten Island, Island Heights Pediatrics in Brooklyn, Staten Island, and New Jersey, and Lutheran Family Health Center in Brooklyn. His quick wit, gentle manner, and many talents brought an outpouring of expressions of love and friendship from family, childhood friends, medical school friends, colleagues and patients alike. Heaven has earned another angel to take care of all his family members, especially his grandparents, and the children who have gone before and after him.

House Staff HEATH ROWSELL, of Loma Linda, CA, died June 26. JOHN SANDT, of Rochester, NY, died May 16, 2004. SAMUEL SHATKIN, of Amherst, NY, died April 25, 2010. Dr. Shatkin graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Dentistry and in 1958 from its medical school. In addition to his work as a dentist, he was a respected plastic, maxillofacial, and head and neck surgeon. He is survived by his wife, Joan; his sons, Samuel and Todd; his daughters, Cynthia and Darcy; and many other relatives. JAMES SKATRUD, of Madison, WI, died February 26, 2006. DAVID S. SUMMERS, of Williamsburg, VA, died January 13, 2010.

Faculty ALFREDO MARIANO “CHICHIN” GARCIA, MD, PhD, of Tully, NY, died October 25. Dr. Garcia was a long-time faculty member in the Histology Department at Upstate. He is survived by his wife, Natalia; his son, Mariano; and his grandchildren, Mikaela, Teresa and Juan Pablo.

UPCOMING EVENTS Career Advisory Dinner Syracuse 9th floor dining room, Weiskotten Hall January 9th at 5:30 pm Binghamton Wilson Hospital, Picciano 4 January 17th at 6:30 pm

USMLE Book Distribution Setnor Atrium January 13th at 12:30 pm

Sarah Loguen Fraser Day Medical Alumni Auditorium January 25th at 12 pm

Diversity Lecture Series Impact of Faith and Religion Interaction between Patients and Health Providers Frank E. Young, MD ’56, PhD Medical Alumni Auditorium Wednesday, February 15th at 12:30 pm

New York City reception Cornell Club Friday, April 13th from 6 pm to 8 pm

Albany, NY reception New York State Capitol Bldg. May 2012

Friends of Upstate Admissions Workshop Monday, May 21st

Fischer Golf Tournament Location TBD June 2012

Reunion 2012 September 21st and 22nd

Philadelphia, PA reception Loews Hotel Friday, October 12

UPSTATE MEDICAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION/FOUNDATION SUNY Upstate Medical University Setnor Academic Building, Suite 1510 750 E. Adams St. Syracuse, New York 13210

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