1998 - 10th Reunion

The Class of 1998 set another reunion attendance record, this time for our 10th. Friday night brought the traditional clambake and overtired children. Saturday was filled with official Yale lectures and touring, capped off by a dinner at the New Haven Lawn Club with dancing to the DJ’ed music of Richard Lyn-Cookand his perennial roadie/sidekick, Steven Williams. Along the way we got updates from many of our classmates who were there.

Senai Asefawlives in New Haven, where he works as a hospitalist at Yale-New Haven Hospital and does part-time consulting work. Kristen Aversalives with her husband and children in Woodbridge, Conn., and continues to practice ob-gyn locally. Tamar Bravermanand husband Michael brought their daughters Yael and Talya on Friday night. Tamar is an internist in Branford, Conn. Sydney Buttslives in Syracuse, N.Y., where she works as an ENT surgeon and volunteers her time reconstructing the faces of domestic violence victims. Kent and Shelley Chouflew in from Phoenix, where Kentis an orthopaedic surgeon.

Pediatricians Dan Coghlin and Barb McGeebrought children Molly and Henry, who look like clones of their parents. Danand Barbwork in the same practice in Rhode Island. Psychiatrist Caroline Dumontlives with psychiatrist husband Brian Tobin and their three mentally healthy children in the New Haven area. Lawrence (Lori) Etteris a dermatologist in Durham, N.C. Husband Jeff Welty and daughter Caroline were barely recognizable beneath layers of sunscreen, hats, and long-sleeved shirts. ENT Mark Homiczand Pam Loman came in from California wine country, where they live with their two children. Russ Huangis married, lives in New York and is a spine surgeon. Unfortunately, he has not had much time to play guitar, perhaps explaining the absence of class band Haploid Floyd at our reunion. Or Scott Floyd, for that matter, who wasn’t at the reunion but who is a radiation oncologist in Boston.

One of our longest-in-training classmates, neurosurgeon Hahnah Kasowskiand husband Robert Seminara live in New York with their son Nathaniel. Lisa Lipschitz practices obstetrics and gynecology in San Diego, where she lives with husband Steve Montal and their two children. Rich Lyn-Cooktreats adults and kids, he spins tunes as a DJ, and he can impersonate any human born in the 19th or 20th centuries! The versatileRich lives in Houston with his wife Monica, who is a surgeon but was too busy operating to join us.

After several years on faculty as a hospitalist at the University of Vermont, Ursula McVeighrecently moved to Boston to start a palliative care fellowship. Matt Mealiffeworks as the director of clinical research at Perlegen Sciences in the South Bay. Ali Portnoylives in Villanova, Penn., with husband Raphael Crawford; Ali works for GlaxoSmithKline as medical director of early phase clinical drug development in infectious disease. Ruth Poteelives in western Massachusetts with her husband Steve Martin and three kids; Ruth commutes once weekly to Boston, where she is on the family practice faculty at Boston Medical Center. Ruthis probably our only classmate who still sleeps in a call room once a week. Paul Pottingerlives in Seattle with wife Julie and children Zoe and Matthew. Paulis an infectious disease specialist, especially now that he has two children. Nikki Rabidouand her husband have a new baby boy; Nikki ractices rheumatology in Torrington, Conn.

Greg Raskinlives in New York City and works at Alliance-Bernstein. Gregoccasionally practices medicine on his wife Jackie Weiss and on his children Daphne and Morris.

Lisa Gale Suter, husband Lindsay and children Fenn and Halvor live near Yale, where Lisais on faculty in rheumatology. They still have a sluice gate. Kimara Targoffand Josh live in New York with their three children. Kimis an instructor at Columbia in pediatric cardiology, and is also doing research on the regulation of cardiac development. Meena Thayuand husband Eric Keuffel have a year-old daughter Anna and live in Philadelphia, where Meenais a pediatric gastroenterologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Ricky Torresisn’t even in our class, but he gamely showed up on Saturday night and danced some salsa. He’s on faculty at Yale. Sus Waikaris a nephrologist at the Brigham in Boston and lives with his wife and kids in Brookline, Mass.

Steven Williamsis a plastic surgeon in San Ramon, Calif., where he lives with his wife. Steveoccasionally goes to Honduras on medical missions. Ashley Wivel lives with son Jackson in Philadelphia, where she works for GlaxoSmithKline as a pharmacovigilance specialist. Say that 10 times fast!

Lori Etter


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