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65 years out of Yale and still practicing

65 years out of Yale and still practicing

History taking and the physical exam remain at the heart of pediatrician Richard Dormont’s practice.

In Minot, N.D. (population 36,567), the local tourism board had to make up a slogan to help outsiders remember the place’s name. (Why not Minot? rhymes when pronounced correctly.) Yet the small north-central North Dakota town draws families from large cities in surrounding states and Canada who come seeking medical...

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FDA’s top safety critic keeps a watchful eye on the public good

FDA’s top safety critic keeps a watchful eye on the public good

Whenever David J. Graham, M.D., M.P.H., HS ’81, wonders whether he made the right career move from Yale-New Haven...

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With an interest in the past, admissions dean doubles as a chronicler of local lore

With an interest in the past, admissions dean doubles as a chronicler of local lore

Two years after receiving his medical degree, Thomas L. Lentz, M.D. ’64, made the decision, along with his wife,...

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1930s

John P. Ferguson, M.D. '39, dropped us a note recently, recalling that he "won the Yale Golf Champion-ship in the year 1934-35. Now I've found out they don't make the balls as good as they used to. They don't go as far!"

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1960s

John J. Schrogie, M.D. '60, vice president for periapproval and geriatric research studies at Omnicare Clinical Research in King of Prussia, Pa., has received the 2005 Henry W. Elliott Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

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Donald G. Skinner, M.D. '64, received the 2005 Presidential Medallion in March from the University of Southern California (USC), where he is professor and chair of the Catherine and Joseph Aresty Department of Urology and holds the Hanson-White Chair in Medical Research at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

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1970s

C. Gene Cayten, M.D., M.P.H. ’72, professor of surgery, community and preventive medicine at New York Medical College, has been appointed senior associate dean of Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in the Bronx. At the college he has served as director and senior advisor of the Institute for Trauma and Emergency Care and was program director of the college’s surgical residency programs at Our Lady...


C. Gene Cayten, M.D., M.P.H. ’72, professor of surgery, community and preventive medicine at New York Medical College, has been appointed senior associate dean of Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in the Bronx. At the college he has served as director and senior advisor of the Institute for Trauma and Emergency Care and was program director of the college’s surgical residency programs at Our Lady of Mercy and Lincoln Hospital.

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Howard K. Koh, M.D. ’77, has been named the first recipient of the Harvey V. Fineberg Professorship of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. The chair honors a former dean of the school. Koh previously served as Massachusetts’ commissioner of public health.

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Pamela H. Nagami, M.D. ’76, of the Kaiser Permanente Wood-land Hills Medical Center, was one of 12 physicians to receive the Southern California Permanente Medical Group 2004 Physicians’ Exceptional Contribution Award. The award recognizes physicians who have made noteworthy contributions to their communities.

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Andrew B. Newman, M.D. ’75, is the chair and managing director of the newly founded Ocean Medicine Foundation in California. He will maintain his pulmonary practice and adjunct clinical faculty position at Stanford while working with the foundation to improve the health of people on islands by increasing the quality of island-based health care and ocean science and by preventing the global spread...


Andrew B. Newman, M.D. ’75, is the chair and managing director of the newly founded Ocean Medicine Foundation in California. He will maintain his pulmonary practice and adjunct clinical faculty position at Stanford while working with the foundation to improve the health of people on islands by increasing the quality of island-based health care and ocean science and by preventing the global spread of epidemics.

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1980s

Patrick A. Charmel, M.P.H. ’83, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality, which advises the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and its Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Charmel is president and CEO of Griffin Hospital and its parent company, Griffin Health Services Corp., in Derby, Conn.

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Jonathan S. Lewin, M.D. ’85, HS ’86, a neuroradiologist with a research interest in MRI-guided interventional procedures, was named the Martin W. Donner Professor and director of the Department of Radiology at Johns Hopkins. He and his wife, Linda O. Lewin, M.D. ’87, and their children live in Baltimore, Md.

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James S. Marks, M.D., M.P.H. ’80, has been named senior vice president and director of the health group of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is the former acting director of the Coordinating Center for Health Information and Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Edward S. Tyau, M.D. ’85, of the Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center, was one of 12 physicians to receive the Southern California Permanente Medical Group 2004 Physicians’ Exceptional Contribution Award. The award recognizes physicians who have made noteworthy contributions to their communities.

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1990s

Senda Benaissa, M.P.H. ’95, was married to Mario Hernandez in October. Benaissa is a research scientist at Gallaudet Research Institute and consultant at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., focusing on health care and international disability.

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Mark Coyle, PA ’96, and Stacey L. Frasca, PA, were married on September 12. Both the bride and groom work as physician assistants at St. Vincent Hospital at Worcester (Mass.) Medical Center.

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Michelle P. Dequina, M.P.H. ’98, currently studying for her M.B.A. at Yale, and Neal K. Nakra, M.D., a fellow in pediatric pulmonology at Yale-New Haven Hospital, were married on January 14.

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Manendiu A. Ndoping, M.P.H. ’98, a manager at the Health Strategies Consultancy in Washington, D.C., and Reginald P. Bazile, a consultant in Washington, were married on December 30.

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Cynthia Carver Smith, M.P.H. ’90, writes to say that she and her husband, Lt. Col. David B. Smith, USMC (Ret.), celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary last September. David is an IT executive for the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Cynthia owns a telecommunications company in the Washington, D.C., area. In 1999 Cynthia and David founded Cynthia’s Kids, a nonprofit devoted to the...


Cynthia Carver Smith, M.P.H. ’90, writes to say that she and her husband, Lt. Col. David B. Smith, USMC (Ret.), celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary last September. David is an IT executive for the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Cynthia owns a telecommunications company in the Washington, D.C., area. In 1999 Cynthia and David founded Cynthia’s Kids, a nonprofit devoted to the well-being of children, and they recently made a gift to Yale School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Services in memory of their twins, Jack and Julia Smith.

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2000s

Aviv Halpert, PA ’01, a pediatric physician assistant at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, was married to Jessica Pitt, a pediatric occupational therapist, on November 26, 2003.

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