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The eternal triangle of a sound health system

The eternal triangle of a sound health system

A misfiled application steered Bill Kissick away from his dream job and into the world of health policy.

The ongoing drama of Bill Kissick’s life involves a triangle, not of romance, but of health policy. The three sides of Kissick’s triangle are access, quality and cost containment. “I can deliver any one of these three by compromising one or both of the other two,” said Kissick.

William L. Kissick, M.D. ’57, M.P.H. ’59, Dr.Ph. ’61, has been puzzling over his triangle’s three sides since he began...

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Hunting the secrets of the cell in San Francisco, and game fish across the globe

Hunting the secrets of the cell in San Francisco, and game fish across the globe

John D. Baxter, M.D. ’66, HS ’68, has an imposing presence. At 64, he is a tall, strongly built man with shaggy hair, an affable Kentucky drawl and a passion for the specialized hunt. As often as he can, he packs his gear and heads for Alaska, the Seychelles or the South Pacific to go fishing. He goes after marlin, tarpon, bonefish, trout, salmon and sailfish, and if you want to see him beam, ask him about the five...

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Turning the tide of AIDS in New Haven, in a collaborative style

Turning the tide of AIDS in New Haven, in a collaborative style

When Yale College turned him away as an applicant in 1961, it came as a shock to Matthew F. Lopes Jr., M.P.H. ’77. He’d...

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Gordon receives the Peter Parker Medal for years of service

Gordon receives the Peter Parker Medal for years of service

Martin E. Gordon, M.D. ’46, has taken on many roles in his varied career. Of late the semiretired gastroenterologist...

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Three med school alumni elected to Institute of Medicine

Three alumni of the medical school were elected to the Institute of Medicine in October. They are:Francine M. Benes,...

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1950s

William H. Hindle, M.D. ’56, was honored in July by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine with the naming of The William H. Hindle, M.D., Breast Diagnostic Center in Women’s and Children’s Hospital at the USC Medical Center-Los Angeles. Hindle founded the clinic and served as director for 12 years before becoming an emeritus...


William H. Hindle, M.D. ’56, was honored in July by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine with the naming of The William H. Hindle, M.D., Breast Diagnostic Center in Women’s and Children’s Hospital at the USC Medical Center-Los Angeles. Hindle founded the clinic and served as director for 12 years before becoming an emeritus professor in 2000.

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1960s

Steven Jonas, M.D., M.P.H. ’67, MS, has been named a fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences. Jonas, a professor of preventive medicine at the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, has focused on preventive medicine, public health and health care delivery systems analysis and has authored, co-authored, edited and co-edited more than 20 books and published more than 135 papers in...


Steven Jonas, M.D., M.P.H. ’67, MS, has been named a fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences. Jonas, a professor of preventive medicine at the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, has focused on preventive medicine, public health and health care delivery systems analysis and has authored, co-authored, edited and co-edited more than 20 books and published more than 135 papers in scientific journals.

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1970s

Frederick L. Greene, M.D., HS ’76, a surgical oncologist and chair of surgery at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C., was named chair of the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for 2004 to 2006 at the annual Clinical Congress of the ACS meeting in October in New Orleans. Greene has served for the last four years as the chair of the American Joint Committee on...


Frederick L. Greene, M.D., HS ’76, a surgical oncologist and chair of surgery at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C., was named chair of the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for 2004 to 2006 at the annual Clinical Congress of the ACS meeting in October in New Orleans. Greene has served for the last four years as the chair of the American Joint Committee on Cancer.

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Peter J. Krause, M.D., HS ’73, director of infectious disease at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, is one of three authors of a chapter on institutional responses to Lyme disease and companion infections in North America in Emerging Illnesses and Society: Negotiating the Public Health Agenda, published last year.

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Judith Rodin, Ph.D., M.A.H. ’79, former president of the University of Pennsylvania and the first woman to lead an Ivy League institution, has been named president of the Rockefeller Foundation. She is the first female president of the foundation, which does community development work on a global scale. Rodin was on the faculty at Yale for 22 years and served as dean of the graduate school and as...


Judith Rodin, Ph.D., M.A.H. ’79, former president of the University of Pennsylvania and the first woman to lead an Ivy League institution, has been named president of the Rockefeller Foundation. She is the first female president of the foundation, which does community development work on a global scale. Rodin was on the faculty at Yale for 22 years and served as dean of the graduate school and as provost.

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Alan B. Silken, M.D. ’74, HS ’78, assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine and director of pediatric neurology at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass., is the author of “Long-Term Management of Seizure Disorders,” a chapter in Pediatrics, a textbook published last fall by Elsevier Mosby. One of the textbook editors is also a Yale alumnus, Thomas G....


Alan B. Silken, M.D. ’74, HS ’78, assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine and director of pediatric neurology at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass., is the author of “Long-Term Management of Seizure Disorders,” a chapter in Pediatrics, a textbook published last fall by Elsevier Mosby. One of the textbook editors is also a Yale alumnus, Thomas G. DeWitt, M.D., HS ’'80, the Carl Weihl Professor and director of the Division of General and Community Pediatrics and associate chair of education in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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1980s

Guy L. Fish, M.D. ’85, M.P.P.M. ’94, of Cambridge, Mass., a senior consultant and director of Fletcher Spaght, has been elected to the Board of Overseers of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Fish specializes in health care policy, biotechnology and finance issues. Before joining Fletcher Spaght, he served as the vice president of business and international development at Collagenesis.

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Jason R. Klenoff, M.D. ’98, HS ’03, an otolaryngologist at the Ear, Nose, and Throat Center in Stamford, Conn., and Serena Mayeri, J.D. '01, a Samuel I. Golieb fellow in legal history at the New York University School of Law, were married on July 27 in New York City. Klenoff is also a clinical instructor at the Yale School of Medicine and an attending physician at Stamford Hospital.

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