Faculty

Perfecting the Faculty Practice

New associate dean will keep an eye on quality of care, as well as the bottom line.

David J. Leffell, M.D., medical director of the Yale Faculty Practice for the past three years and a professor of surgery and dermatology, has been appointed the medical school’s associate dean for clinical affairs and director of the Faculty Practice. He will have oversight of all clinical and business activity for the practice, which represents more than 650 Yale physicians and provides tertiary care to thousands of patients throughout the region.

The appointment by Dean David A. Kessler, M.D., effective Jan. 1, comes at a time when academic medical centers across the United States are responding to major economic forces affecting their operation. Lower reimbursements under managed care, along with changes in the way attending and resident physicians must account for their time, have prompted medical schools to re-examine the way they do business in the clinical sphere. Dr. Leffell’s...

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Eric J. Nestler, M.D. ’83, Ph.D. ’82, HS ’83-87, the Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Neurobiology, and Sally E. Shaywitz, M.D., professor of pediatrics and co-director of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention, have been elected to the Institute of Medicine. Both were chosen for their major contributions to health and medicine and for the significant...

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AAAS elects seven fellows from ranks of faculty

Seven medical school faculty members were elected to the rank of fellow by the American Association for the Advancement...

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Faculty honored with endowed professorships

Joan A. Steitz, Ph.D., internationally renowned for her contributions to the field of molecular genetics, has been...

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Michael D. Ezekowitz, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D., professor of medicine (cardiology), was an invited speaker for the North...

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Notes

Stephan Ariyan, M.D.

Stephan Ariyan, M.D., clinical professor of surgery (plastic), was honored by the Armenian-American Professionals Organization in September at its Third Annual Ball in Teaneck, N.J., for his efforts following the December 1988 earthquake in Armenia.

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Robert S. Baltimore, M.D.

Robert S. Baltimore, M.D., professor of pediatrics and epidemiology, participated in the Consensus Development Conference on Diagnosis and Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in November at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. The consensus panel concluded that children with ADHD...

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Walter F. Boron, M.D., Ph.D., HS ’78-80

Walter F. Boron, M.D., Ph.D., HS ’78-80, professor of cellular and molecular physiology, has been elected president of the American Physiological Society (APS), effective April 1999. The APS, made up of nearly 10,000 professionals in science and medicine, is a nonprofit society devoted to fostering education,...

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Michael J. Caplan, M.D., Ph.D.

Michael J. Caplan, M.D., Ph.D. ’87, professor of cellular and molecular physiology, was presented the 1998 Young Investigator Award by the American Society for Nephrology in October. The award, which recognizes excellence and creativity in nephrologic research, includes a grant to the winner’s laboratory. Dr. Caplan...

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Alvan R. Feinstein, M.D., HS

Alvan R. Feinstein, M.D., HS ’52-54, Sterling Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, received the Oscar B. Hunter Award from the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at its annual meeting last March for his contributions to the field. Past recipients include Jonas E. Salk, M.D., and Albert B....

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Rosemarie L. Fisher, M.D., HS

Rosemarie L. Fisher, M.D., HS ’74-75, professor of medicine, has been appointed director of graduate medical education (GME) for both the School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital. The new joint position was created to oversee the medical center’s 68 residency and fellowship programs, which may fall under the...

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Ralph E. Hoffman, M.D

Ralph E. Hoffman, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry, was among investigators at 22 U.S. and five international universities to receive a total of 40 prestigious, two-year grants of $50,000 per year from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression. The grant will support his research on...

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Margaret K. Hostetter, M.D.

Margaret K. Hostetter, M.D., has been named professor of pediatrics and chief of the section of pediatric immunology and director of the Yale Child Health Research Center. Dr. Hostetter received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and was a resident and fellow in infectious diseases at Boston Children’s...

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Charles A. Janeway Jr., M.D.

Charles A. Janeway Jr., M.D., professor of immunobiology and biology, was presented the Irvington Institute’s Leadership Award for outstanding scientific leadership in immunology in October in New York City. Dr. Janeway also recently completed a one-year term as president of the American Association of Immunologists.

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Michael Kashgarian, M.D., HS

Michael Kashgarian, M.D. ’58, HS ’59-63, professor of pathology and biology, was lauded by the Gesellshaft für Nephrologie (the German Society of Nephrology) for his outstanding contributions to the fields of renal pathology and physiology. He was made an honorary member of the society at its meeting in September. He...

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Ilona S. Kickbusch, Ph.D.

Ilona S. Kickbusch, Ph.D., has joined the faculty of Epidemiology and Public Health as professor of public health and head of the division of international health. She succeeds Lowell Levin, M.P.H. ’60, who retired in June. Dr. Kickbusch comes to Yale from the World Health Organization, where for the past four years...

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John A. Kirchner, M.D

John A. Kirchner, M.D., professor emeritus of otolaryngology, was conferred an honorary membership in the European Laryngological Society in Rome in September. Dr. Kirchner is the first American member of the organization.

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Kathryn E. McGoldrick, M.D.

Kathryn E. McGoldrick, M.D., professor of anesthesiology and medical director of ambulatory surgery, was elected in June to a two-year term as president of the Connecticut State Society of Anesthesiologists. She also was recently elected vice president of the board of trustees of the Wood Library-Museum of...

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Irvin M. Modlin, M.D., Ph.D.

Irvin M. Modlin, M.D., Ph.D., professor of surgery, was awarded the Huntarian Professorship in Surgery in September by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. This award, named for John Hunter, provides a fellowship and the delivery of the Huntarian lecture at the College. John Hunter was the original great surgical...

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Linda Z. Mowad, R.N.

Linda Z. Mowad, R.N., director of the Cancer Information Service for New England at the Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been chosen to receive the American Cancer Society’s National Divisional Award, the prestigious St. George Medal.

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Joseph M. Piepmeier, M.D., HS

Joseph M. Piepmeier, M.D., HS ’76-82, professor of neurosurgery and vice chair for clinical affairs, has been selected as editor-in-chief of the Journal of NeuroOncology. His five-year term began in January.

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Shachar Tauber, M.D.

Shachar Tauber, M.D., director of the Yale School of Medicine’s new Laser Vision Correction Service and assistant clinical professor of ophthalmology and visual science, was invited to teach laser skills at the Global Chinese Ophthalmology Congress in August to a special symposium of 150 refractive surgeons in Beijing.

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Joseph B. Warshaw, M.D.

Joseph B. Warshaw, M.D., deputy dean for clinical affairs and chair of the Department of Pediatrics, received special recognition for lifetime career accomplishment from ConnectiCare Inc., as part of the health insurer’s 1998 Children’s Health and Well-Being Awards program.

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Bruce E. Wexler, M.D.

Bruce E. Wexler, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry, participated in the consensus development conference on rehabilitation of persons with traumatic brain injury in October at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

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William D. White, Ph.D.

William D. White, Ph.D., associate professor of epidemiology and public health (health policy and administration) and head of the Health Management Program, was awarded the National Institute for Health Care Management’s Fifth Annual Research Award in November for a paper he co-authored,Medicaid Dependent Hospitals...

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