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A neurologist inspired by his patients

A neurologist inspired by his patients

William Gaillard frees his pediatric patients from debilitating or life-threatening conditions.

When Irving S. Cooper, M.D., was perfecting the stereotactic cryosurgery to treat Parkinson disease in the late 1950s, William D. Gaillard, M.D. ’85, was spending summers down the block in...

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An alumnus’ journey: doctor, inventor, and a founder of the UCSD medical school

An alumnus’ journey: doctor, inventor, and a founder of the UCSD medical school

When Robert Hamburger, M.D. ’51, HS ’54, was a newly minted University of North Carolina graduate, he planned to become a journalist. Although his career took a very different path—one that led him...

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1970s

C. Norman Coleman, M.D. ’70, received the 2011 Homeland Security Medal, a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal presented annually by the Partnership for Public Service to honor excellence in federal civil service. This medal recognizes federal employees for significant contributions to the nation in activities related to homeland security. Coleman, associate director of the Radiation...


C. Norman Coleman, M.D. ’70, received the 2011 Homeland Security Medal, a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal presented annually by the Partnership for Public Service to honor excellence in federal civil service. This medal recognizes federal employees for significant contributions to the nation in activities related to homeland security. Coleman, associate director of the Radiation Research Program at the National Cancer Institute of the NIH, developed a blueprint for dealing with the health consequences of a radiological or nuclear incident.

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Harry Romanowitz, M.D. ’73, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, received Sacred Heart University’s College of Health Professions 2011 Community Partner Award. The award is given in recognition of “exceptional collaboration to further the educational goals and mission of the college.” His teaching and mentoring of nurse practitioner and nursing students through the first...


Harry Romanowitz, M.D. ’73, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, received Sacred Heart University’s College of Health Professions 2011 Community Partner Award. The award is given in recognition of “exceptional collaboration to further the educational goals and mission of the college.” His teaching and mentoring of nurse practitioner and nursing students through the first urgent care pediatric practice in Fairfield County (which he founded in 2007) provides outstanding clinical training for students. Romanowitz served for 20 years as Stamford Hospital’s chair of pediatrics and maintains his consultation practice.

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Ross Tonkens, M.D. ’74, has been appointed head of the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) new Science and Technology Accelerator division. He is charged with identifying and vetting potentially “game-changing” scientific innovations aligned with AHA’s core mission—to foster healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke—that are insufficiently developed to attract private equity...


Ross Tonkens, M.D. ’74, has been appointed head of the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) new Science and Technology Accelerator division. He is charged with identifying and vetting potentially “game-changing” scientific innovations aligned with AHA’s core mission—to foster healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke—that are insufficiently developed to attract private equity funding, and with accelerating their translation into products that improve real-world cardiovascular outcomes.

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Ronald J. Vender, M.D. ’77, HS ’80, FW ’82, chief medical officer of Yale Medical Group and a nationally recognized gastroenterologist specializing in therapeutic endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease, was appointed vice president of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). The mission of the ACG is to advance the medical treatment and scientific study of gastrointestinal disorders.

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1980s

Gerard M. Doherty, M.D. ’86, has been appointed chair of the Department of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and chief of surgery at Boston Medical Center effective January 1. Doherty was previously at the University of Michigan, where he was N.W. Thompson Professor of Surgery, vice chair of the Department of Surgery, and section head of General Surgery. Doherty’s clinical focus is...


Gerard M. Doherty, M.D. ’86, has been appointed chair of the Department of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and chief of surgery at Boston Medical Center effective January 1. Doherty was previously at the University of Michigan, where he was N.W. Thompson Professor of Surgery, vice chair of the Department of Surgery, and section head of General Surgery. Doherty’s clinical focus is endocrine oncology; it comprises diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, endocrine pancreas, and adrenal glands, as well as the surgical management of multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes. His research interests include a series of projects to regenerate parathyroid cells for replacement of lost tissue in people who are permanently hypoparathyroid.

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1990s

Joshua Broder, M.D. ’99, who published Diagnostic Imaging for the Emergency Physician (Elsevier 2011), was announced as the 2011 winner of the prose Award in Clinical Medicine. The PROSE Awards are the American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence. Broder is associate professor and residency director in emergency medicine at Duke University Medical Center.

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2000s

Jeremy Allen, M.M.Sc., PA-C ’07, and Maria Teresa Trigg, M.M.Sc., PA-C ’09, were married on October 22 in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Allen works as a physician associate in emergency medicine and Trigg is in private practice in Connecticut.

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Eric Arzubi, M.D. ’08, HS ’11, received the Resident Physician Community Service Recognition Award (CSRA) from the Association of American Medical Colleges in November. The CSRA is given to one resident around the country each year and recognizes contributions that improve the communities surrounding the resident’s training institution. Arzubi, a fellow in adult psychiatry at the School of...


Eric Arzubi, M.D. ’08, HS ’11, received the Resident Physician Community Service Recognition Award (CSRA) from the Association of American Medical Colleges in November. The CSRA is given to one resident around the country each year and recognizes contributions that improve the communities surrounding the resident’s training institution. Arzubi, a fellow in adult psychiatry at the School of Medicine, was honored for helping to organize and lead a mental health advocacy coalition in Connecticut, the Children’s Committee of the Keep the Promise Coalition. The coalition’s primary goal is the expansion and enhancement of school-based mental health services.

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Adam H. Kaye, M.D. ’09, M.B.A. ’09, and Emma J. Webber were married in Guilford, Conn., in September. Among the wedding party were Christopher Spock, M.D. ’09, and David Gimbel, M.D. ’10. Kaye is a radiology resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Webber is pursuing a career in environmental public policy.

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David LaBorde, M.D. ’04, M.B.A., is the co-founder and ceo of Iconic Data, which offers physicians a tool for managing patient data across facilities. Iconic Data was recently selected as a part of the inaugural class of Healthbox, a Sandbox Industries business incubator funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield. LaBorde spent six years in neurosurgery and previously worked in management consulting at...


David LaBorde, M.D. ’04, M.B.A., is the co-founder and ceo of Iconic Data, which offers physicians a tool for managing patient data across facilities. Iconic Data was recently selected as a part of the inaugural class of Healthbox, a Sandbox Industries business incubator funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield. LaBorde spent six years in neurosurgery and previously worked in management consulting at McKinsey &; Co. and in health care investment banking at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch.

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2010s

Philip Butler, M.D. ’10, and Carolyn Goldberg, M.D. ’10, were married in October in Anguilla in the British West Indies. Butler is a resident in radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Goldberg completed an internship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Wisconsin and will start an anesthesiology residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital next year. 

 

 

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