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Breaking barriers in medicine and race

Breaking barriers in medicine and race

The second black woman to enter the School of Medicine became a pioneer in sickle cell disease.

A medical student in a time charged with racial tension in America, Yvette Fay Francis-McBarnette, M.D. ’50, echoes black Yalies before her who consistently reported getting along well with their...

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A doctor and pilot’s journey from a NYC housing project to Atlanta by way of Vietnam

A doctor and pilot’s journey from a NYC housing project to Atlanta by way of Vietnam

Norman Elliott’s journey to Yale began on a combat mission from Vietnam to the Philippines in 1972. A first lieutenant flying rescue for the Air Force during the Vietnam War, Elliott, M.D. ’79, was...

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1960s

Malin Dollinger, M.D. ’60, is now a medicolegal consultant after more than 40 years in practice as a medical oncologist. He is also co-editor of Everyone’s Guide to Cancer Therapy, now in its fifth edition.

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1970s

Stephen B. Arnold, M.D. ’74, a cardiologist in the East Bay area, was honored by the American Heart Association in 2009 for outstanding contributions to reducing cardiovascular disease and building a healthier community. Arnold is an associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

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Duke E. Cameron, M.D. ’78, HS ’83, has been named cardiac surgeon in charge at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and director of the Division of Cardiac Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Cameron is also a co-director of the school’s Heart and Vascular Institute, as well the inaugural James T. Dresher Sr. Professor of Surgery and director of pediatric cardiac surgery. Cameron,...


Duke E. Cameron, M.D. ’78, HS ’83, has been named cardiac surgeon in charge at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and director of the Division of Cardiac Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Cameron is also a co-director of the school’s Heart and Vascular Institute, as well the inaugural James T. Dresher Sr. Professor of Surgery and director of pediatric cardiac surgery. Cameron, who joined the Hopkins faculty in 1984, will also become director of the Dana and Albert “Cubby” Broccoli Center for Aortic Diseases.

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John A. Patti, M.D. ’71, was elected chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Board of Chancellors in May 2010 at the organization’s 87th Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. He will serve as chair from May 2010 to May 2011. Patti is a radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a member of the faculty of Harvard Medical School.

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Robert H. Posteraro, M.D. ’73, a diagnostic radiologist, was named Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year in the Clinical Practice Management Program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s School of Allied Health Sciences in Lubbock.

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1980s

Lisa Matzer, M.D. ’88, recently opened a new cardiology office in Burbank, Calif., where she specializes in preventive cardiology and women’s cardiac health.

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Tina Young Poussaint, M.D. ’83, was elected president of the American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology last year. Poussaint is an associate professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and director of the Neuro-imaging Center of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium at Children’s Hospital Boston.

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1990s

Owen Garrick, M.D. ’98, M.B.A., is president-elect of the American Medical Association Foundation (AMAF). Garrick has served on the AMAF board of directors since 2004 and will assume the position of president on June 1 for a one-year term. He is chief operating officer of Bridge Clinical Research, based in Oakland, Calif.

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Alexander P. Miano, M.D., HS ’99, FW ’00, was appointed medical director of psychiatric services in the emergency department of the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington in July. He will continue his practice in adult psychiatry in the metropolitan Hartford area. He lives with his wife, Sharon, and their two sons, Michael and Scott, in West Hartford.

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2000s

Jennifer M. Blair, M.D. ’04, and Roberto Cipriano were married on September 5 in New Haven, Conn. Blair has worked as a writer in New Haven and New York City and as an emergency medicine physician in Illinois, Connecticut, and Maine. Blair and Cipriano, an architect, traveled to Indonesia in October, where they will spend two years as volunteers in the ASRI Clinic founded and directed by Kinari...


Jennifer M. Blair, M.D. ’04, and Roberto Cipriano were married on September 5 in New Haven, Conn. Blair has worked as a writer in New Haven and New York City and as an emergency medicine physician in Illinois, Connecticut, and Maine. Blair and Cipriano, an architect, traveled to Indonesia in October, where they will spend two years as volunteers in the ASRI Clinic founded and directed by Kinari Webb, M.D. ’02.

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Candace Hillary Feldman, M.D. ’08, M.P.H., and Evan Zane Macosko, M.D., Ph.D., were married on May 23, 2010, in Tarrytown, N.Y. Feldman is a resident in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and Macosko is a resident in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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Kavita Mariwalla, M.D. ’04, HS ’08, FW ’09, and Kabir Bhasin, M.D., HS ’09, were married on June 5, 2010, in New York City. Mariwalla is the director of dermatologic and Mohs surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in Manhattan. Bhasin is a cardiology fellow at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. Members of the bridal party included Thomas Fernandez,...


Kavita Mariwalla, M.D. ’04, HS ’08, FW ’09, and Kabir Bhasin, M.D., HS ’09, were married on June 5, 2010, in New York City. Mariwalla is the director of dermatologic and Mohs surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in Manhattan. Bhasin is a cardiology fellow at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. Members of the bridal party included Thomas Fernandez, M.D. ’05; John K. Forrest, M.D. ’05; and Jason Griffith, M.D. ’08.

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Sean M. McBride, M.D. ’08, and Blake M. Landro were married on October 16 in Boston at the Museum of Science. McBride is a second-year resident in radiation oncology at Harvard. Landro is an advertising account manager for Google.

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Sunny Ramchandani, M.D. ’04, M.P.H., was named a White House Fellow in June 2010. Ramchandani is a lieutenant commander and physician in the U.S. Navy. He is the Integrated Chief of General Internal Medicine at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he co-founded a primary care delivery model that has been adopted by the U.S. Military Health System. He served in Afghanistan In...


Sunny Ramchandani, M.D. ’04, M.P.H., was named a White House Fellow in June 2010. Ramchandani is a lieutenant commander and physician in the U.S. Navy. He is the Integrated Chief of General Internal Medicine at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he co-founded a primary care delivery model that has been adopted by the U.S. Military Health System. He served in Afghanistan In 2009 as the senior medical mentor of the Afghan National Security Forces and received the Bronze Star Medal.

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Curtis Weiss, M.D. ’05, and Alexandra Block announce the birth of their son, Micah Block Weiss, on March 20, 2010. Mom, Dad, and Micah are doing well. Micah was so excited to meet everyone that he came two weeks early. Weiss is a pulmonary and critical care fellow at Northwestern University.

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2010s

Elias N. Kassis, M.D. ’10, and Sylvia R. Baedorf, M.P.H., were married on June 5, 2010, in Geneva, N.Y. The groom is a resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and the bride is a research education manager at Boston University Medical Center.

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