Ignite Magazine | Fall 2020

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CLASS NOTES

1985

1996

2002

Melissa Kirven, M.D., completed an M.B.A. Christopher Kelly, M.D., is starting at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. his term as president of the Ohio Ophthalmological Society (2020-2021). Victoria Kelly, M.D., is completing her term as president of Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association (2019-2020).

2003

Duane Taylor, M.D., spoke on diversity, inclusion and wellness as the keynote speaker at Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Diversity and Inclusion Lecture in January 2020 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. Dr. Taylor is president of the American Academy of OtolaryngologyHead and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and the Academy’s Foundation — the first African American to serve in this position.

Cynthia Zelis, M.D., was named the chief medical officer of MDLIVE, a virtual health care provider. Dr. Zelis is a board-certified physician and former executive with University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland. She serves on the NEOMED Alumni Association Board of Directors.

1997

Matthew Stiles Bowdish, M.D., was voted president of the Western Society of Allergy Asthma & Immunology and will serve until 2021. Dr. Bowdish was also included in Sacramento Magazine’s “Top Doctors” list for the third consecutive year.

2014

1987

Sandra Hong, M.D., serves as the director of Cleveland Clinic’s Food Allergy Center, which she helped to create and open, and as the hospital system’s southern regional medical director. Dr. Hong was among 15 women selected by a panel of Crain’s Cleveland Business editors for the publication’s 2020 Women of Note list. The honorees were recognized for their dedication and achievement to and throughout Northeast Ohio. David Little, M.D., celebrated his 10-year anniversary as a physician informaticist at Epic in Madison, Wis.

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Tyler Jones, M.D., will become an attending physician with the title of assistant professor of general surgery, trauma and surgical critical care within the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine in October 2020. Dr. Jones will serve as clinical faculty for the medical school and residency/fellowship programs, performing a combination of emergency general surgery, trauma surgery and surgical ICU functions.