Alumni

From Yale to Africa, an alumna finds her niche

A decade after her graduation, Rachel Bronzan studies malaria in Malawi.

On a typical morning in Malawi’s rainy season, which runs from November to May and brings mosquitoes out in force, Rachel N. Bronzan, M.D. ’95, M.P.H., sees patients with severe malaria. “It’s sort of a perverse lottery jackpot,” said Bronzan of the ward she works on at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in the city of Blantyre. “We can provide better care because we have fewer patients, but you have to be very, very sick to come to our ward.”In the dry season, Bronzan puts on her public health hat—she works for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on epidemiological studies and disease monitoring for Malawi’s National Malaria...

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A pediatrician who treated not just the children, but the whole family

As a research fellow at Yale in 1948, Morris A. Wessel, M.D. ’43, joined in the landmark...

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Tap dancing through medicine, from surgeon to song-and-dance man

While a medical student at Yale, Brock Lynch, M.D. ’47, sang and tap danced in a hospital...

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Reunion 2005

Reunion 2005

Although the reunion in June officially kicks off with a Friday evening dean’s reception followed...

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1930s

Albert W. Diddle, M.D. ’36, is professor emeritus and was the original chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Memorial Research Center and Hospital at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The author or co-author of 131 publications on anatomy, obstetrics and gynecology and the history of medicine, he has also privately published his memoirs for his family, U.S. Naval Duty During World War II:...


Albert W. Diddle, M.D. ’36, is professor emeritus and was the original chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Memorial Research Center and Hospital at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The author or co-author of 131 publications on anatomy, obstetrics and gynecology and the history of medicine, he has also privately published his memoirs for his family, U.S. Naval Duty During World War II: Key West, Florida; Guadalcanal; Okinawa; Guam; and Tientsin, China.

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1940s

B. Herold Griffith, M.D. ’48, was elected an honorary member of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons. Griffith, who retired in 1996, is professor emeritus of surgery and chief emeritus of plastic surgery at Northwestern University School of Medicine.

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Edward Wasserman, M.D. ’45, has been named Physician of the Year 2005 by the Greater Bridgeport (Conn.) Medical Association for his volunteer work at an AmeriCares Free Clinic.

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1960s

Stephen M. Krant, M.D. ’69, HS ’76, has been in private practice in plastic surgery in La Jolla, Calif., for 29 years, specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. He and his wife, Lyn, have established the SK Institute, a nonprofit which sponsors a monthly Breast Cancer Nite, where breast cancer survivors listen to speakers, enjoy food and beverages and receive free spa treatments at...


Stephen M. Krant, M.D. ’69, HS ’76, has been in private practice in plastic surgery in La Jolla, Calif., for 29 years, specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. He and his wife, Lyn, have established the SK Institute, a nonprofit which sponsors a monthly Breast Cancer Nite, where breast cancer survivors listen to speakers, enjoy food and beverages and receive free spa treatments at the SK Sanctuary, which is affiliated with Krant’s practice. The institute also holds melanoma, prostate and ovarian/uterine cancer nights.

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Lloyd N. Friedman, M.D. ’79, clinical professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, received a grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to study new gamma interferon assays in the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis. In April he received the David Lyman Russell Award from the Connecticut chapter of the American Lung Association for contributions to the prevention and...
Lloyd N. Friedman, M.D. ’79, clinical professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, received a grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to study new gamma interferon assays in the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis. In April he received the David Lyman Russell Award from the Connecticut chapter of the American Lung Association for contributions to the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis. Friedman is the vice president of medical affairs and the medical director of Intensive Care and Respiratory Therapy at Milford (Conn.) Hospital.
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Robert H. Posteraro, M.D. ’73, HS ’78, FW ’79, a radiologist with Lubbock Diagnostic Radiology in Texas, graduated from Oregon Health & Science University with a master of biomedical informatics degree in June.

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Eddie Reed, M.D. ’79, has been named the director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He started his new position in June. Reed previously worked at the National Cancer Institute and at The Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at West Virginia University.

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1980s

Alan B. Astrow, M.D. ’80, has been appointed director of the division of hematology/oncology at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Astrow moved from St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan, where he was associate medical director of the cancer center. “We open a 50,000-square-foot state-of-the-art cancer center this fall,” he writes. He is joined at Maimonides by classmate Carl F. Schiff,...


Alan B. Astrow, M.D. ’80, has been appointed director of the division of hematology/oncology at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Astrow moved from St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan, where he was associate medical director of the cancer center. “We open a 50,000-square-foot state-of-the-art cancer center this fall,” he writes. He is joined at Maimonides by classmate Carl F. Schiff, M.D. ’80, who is director of rheumatology.

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Robert Hartman, M.D., HS ’86, writes to say that he is a clinical associate professor of dermatology at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. In October 2004 he passed a new board exam in pediatric dermatology. For four months each year he heads a pediatric dermatology clinic at Childrens Hospital in Los Angeles.

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Reginald J. Sanders, M.D. ’85, HS ’86, chief of the retinal service at the Georgetown University/Washington National Eye Center, was named one of the top physicians in the Washington, D.C., metro area by Washingtonian magazine in July. Sanders also serves on the board of the American Society of Retina Specialists.

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Krystn R. Wagner, Ph.D. ’89, M.D. ’96, assistant professor of medicine (infectious diseases/AIDS program) at the School of Medicine, and José F. Salvana, M.D., an infectious disease specialist, were married in May in Baltimore. Wagner is the medical director of the Nathan Smith HIV clinic at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Salvana is the HIV clinical director at the Hill Health Center, a community...


Krystn R. Wagner, Ph.D. ’89, M.D. ’96, assistant professor of medicine (infectious diseases/AIDS program) at the School of Medicine, and José F. Salvana, M.D., an infectious disease specialist, were married in May in Baltimore. Wagner is the medical director of the Nathan Smith HIV clinic at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Salvana is the HIV clinical director at the Hill Health Center, a community clinic in New Haven.

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