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From the operating room to Parliament

From the operating room to Parliament

After a youth spent dodging the Communist party, an orthopaedic surgeon is now president of Latvia.

As a young man in Latvia, Valdis Zatlers, M.D., FW ’91, had a polite objection to invitations to join the Communist Party. “I always said ‘I’m not smart enough—I have to learn and study,’ ” he said. “It was an excuse they always accepted.” Today, Latvia is a democracy and Zatlers is its chief of state. An orthopaedic...

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A cardiologist follows a career in corporate medicine, keeping workers healthy

A cardiologist follows a career in corporate medicine, keeping workers healthy

When Clarion E. Johnson, M.D. ’76, began his career as associate medical director at what was then Mobil Corporation in...

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2010-2011 Association of Yale Alumni in Medicine

The Executive Committee of the Association of Yale Alumni in Medicine directs association activities, links the School of Medicine with its graduates, and helps alumni stay in touch with Yale.

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1950s

Gene W. Spector, M.D. ’59, is practicing radiology full time. He built and helps run five imaging centers in St. Louis and is the director of imaging services at the Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis.

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1960s

Augustus A. White III, M.D., Ph.D., HS ’66, was honored with the fifth annual William W. Tipton Jr., M.D., Leadership Award for his work as an educator, mentor, and champion of diversity initiatives. The award, which includes a $5,000 honorarium, was presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting in New Orleans in March. White is the Ellen and Melvin Gordon Distinguished...


Augustus A. White III, M.D., Ph.D., HS ’66, was honored with the fifth annual William W. Tipton Jr., M.D., Leadership Award for his work as an educator, mentor, and champion of diversity initiatives. The award, which includes a $5,000 honorarium, was presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting in New Orleans in March. White is the Ellen and Melvin Gordon Distinguished Professor of Medical Education and professor of orthopaedic surgery at Harvard Medical School.

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1980s

David Fassler, M.D. ’82, was elected treasurer of the American Psychiatric Association in February. Fassler is a child and adolescent psychiatrist practicing in Burlington, Vt. He is also a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and director of advocacy and public policy at the Vermont Center for Children, Youth, and Families. 

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Guy L. Fish, M.D. ’85, M.B.A. ’94, wrote to say that his work as a venture capitalist and consultant to health care startups continues well, despite the state of the economy. His eldest child, Nicole, left Yale after two years to pursue dance in New York, where she trained with Alvin Ailey and where she is director of a boutique dancewear/pointe-shoe shop. His son, James, graduated from Harvard...


Guy L. Fish, M.D. ’85, M.B.A. ’94, wrote to say that his work as a venture capitalist and consultant to health care startups continues well, despite the state of the economy. His eldest child, Nicole, left Yale after two years to pursue dance in New York, where she trained with Alvin Ailey and where she is director of a boutique dancewear/pointe-shoe shop. His son, James, graduated from Harvard in May. His youngest child, Carina, finished her freshman year at Harvard in engineering. His wife, Kim, has started a business as a career coach and college admissions consultant. Fish concluded with an appreciation of his education at the School of Medicine. 

“Not a single day goes by that I am not using fundamentals of immunology, biochem, physiology, and other building blocks to decipher the value proposition of what is being proffered. These are uses of medical knowledge I never imagined. I thank God the Yale system does such a great job educating young doctors for the future.”

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Valerie E. Stone, M.D. ’84, M.P.H., has been elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. Her two-year term began during Internal Medicine 2010, the ACP annual scientific meeting held in Toronto in April. A resident of Quincy, Mass., Stone is the director of the Primary Care Residency Program and associate chief of the...


Valerie E. Stone, M.D. ’84, M.P.H., has been elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. Her two-year term began during Internal Medicine 2010, the ACP annual scientific meeting held in Toronto in April. A resident of Quincy, Mass., Stone is the director of the Primary Care Residency Program and associate chief of the General Medicine Unit of Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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1990s

Jiyon Lee, M.D. ’96, assistant professor of radiology, NYU School of Medicine and the NYU Cancer Institute, Breast Imaging Center, was featured in the May issue of the women’s magazine more, on the Beauty Opener page. Lee added that she recently caught up with old friends David M. Lee, M.D. ’96, who’s in emergency medicine in San Diego, and Srinivas G. Rao, M.D. ’90, Ph.D. ’90, chief scientific...


Jiyon Lee, M.D. ’96, assistant professor of radiology, NYU School of Medicine and the NYU Cancer Institute, Breast Imaging Center, was featured in the May issue of the women’s magazine more, on the Beauty Opener page. Lee added that she recently caught up with old friends David M. Lee, M.D. ’96, who’s in emergency medicine in San Diego, and Srinivas G. Rao, M.D. ’90, Ph.D. ’90, chief scientific officer at Cypress Bioscience in San Diego.

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2000s

Elizabeth K. Arleo, M.D. ’04, recently completed a yearlong fellowship in women’s imaging at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she plans to stay as an attending. She and her husband, Joshua W. Thompson, J.D., have a daughter, Sophia Arleo Thompson, who turned 2 in May. Arleo and classmate Reena Rupani, M.D. ’04, recently brought their children together for a play...


Elizabeth K. Arleo, M.D. ’04, recently completed a yearlong fellowship in women’s imaging at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she plans to stay as an attending. She and her husband, Joshua W. Thompson, J.D., have a daughter, Sophia Arleo Thompson, who turned 2 in May. Arleo and classmate Reena Rupani, M.D. ’04, recently brought their children together for a play date in Central Park. Rupani has been practicing dermatology for the past two years as an assistant professor at suny Downstate Medical Center, as chief of service at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, and in private practice in New York City. She lives in New York with her husband, Rishi Goyal, M.D., Ph.D., and 21-month-old son Rai Gryffin Goyal. 

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Ryan K. Kaple, M.D. ’07, and Ciara Anne Dockery, M.A., were married on February 13 in Cambridge, Mass. Kaple is a second-year resident in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dockery is studying for a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Fordham. She graduated cum laude from Harvard and received a master’s degree in journalism from New York University.

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Alyssa R. Letourneau, M.D. ’06, was married on September 19, 2009, to Matthew B. Amdur in Waitsfield, Vt. Letourneau is an infectious disease fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where she completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics. Amdur is a software engineer at VMware in Cambridge, Mass., where the couple resides. Guests at the wedding included Jana Colton, M.D....


Alyssa R. Letourneau, M.D. ’06, was married on September 19, 2009, to Matthew B. Amdur in Waitsfield, Vt. Letourneau is an infectious disease fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where she completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics. Amdur is a software engineer at VMware in Cambridge, Mass., where the couple resides. Guests at the wedding included Jana Colton, M.D. ’07, who was a bridesmaid, Erin Mahony, M.D. ’05, and Ariel Frey, M.D. ’05.

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Amy M. Nuernberg, M.D. ’00, HS ’03, M.P.H., and Mark A. Ahasic, M.B.A., were married on March 14 in Chicago. Nuernberg is a pulmonary and critical care physician completing a four-year fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her husband is a senior manager with Simat, Helliesen & Eichner, an aviation consultancy in Cambridge, Mass.

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2010s

Joshua I. Weiner, M.D. ’10, and Rachel K. Rosenstein were married in Springfield, N.J., on May 2. Weiner began a general surgery residency in June at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Rosenstein is a student in the Yale M.D./Ph.D. program, where she is specializing in immunology.

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