Alumni

From doctor to lawyer—and now the presidency

New alumni leader hopes to build bridges across gender, the generations, and from academe to the community.

When Francis R.Coughlin Jr., M.D. ’52, decided to quit surgery at age 58, he reinvented himself as a medical malpractice lawyer. He gets some grief about it from other physicians, but Coughlin has enjoyed learning how lawyers think. And medicine remains his first love.As the new president of the Association of Yale Alumni in Medicine (AYAM), Coughlin hopes to investigate how medicine can incorporate the needs and perspectives of women, who constitute more than half of the current first-year class at the School of Medicine. Coughlin, who succeeds Past President Gilbert F. Hogan, M.D. ’57, also hopes to strengthen ties between Yale and...

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“My vocation is my vacation”

AYAM Vice President Donald E. Moore, M.D. ’81, M.P.H. ’81, practices family medicine in Brooklyn,...

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New committee members

New members of the executive committee are Cynthia B. Aten, M.D. ’81; Sharon L. Bonney, M.D. ’76;...

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A Yale couple, facing polio, found themselves “called to rise”

“The city streets were deserted at 11:30 p.m. It was a balmy spring night in 1945 when my husband,...

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1940s
John L. Cannon, M.D. ’47, of West Simsbury, Conn., who retired from active practice in 1998, writes to say that his 43-year-old daughter, Cecily, a paramedic and firefighter, entered the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine, in August. He also has two sons: Jack, who works in the Hartford office of the New York investment firm Roosevelt & Cross Inc., and...
John L. Cannon, M.D. ’47, of West Simsbury, Conn., who retired from active practice in 1998, writes to say that his 43-year-old daughter, Cecily, a paramedic and firefighter, entered the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine, in August. He also has two sons: Jack, who works in the Hartford office of the New York investment firm Roosevelt & Cross Inc., and Andy, who teaches marketing at the University of South Alabama. Cannon has nearly completed the restoration of a 50-year-old wooden sailboat and writes that he has two others yet to do, as well as other projects too numerous to mention.
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1950s
Dean Emeritus Gerard N. Burrow, M.D. ’58, HS ’66, has been named president and CEO of the Sea Research Foundation, the not-for-profit organization that oversees Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration. Burrow will work to extend the foundation’s mission of “education and research, with entertainment at the center” by supporting new technologies to bring the experience of the sea to people on...
Dean Emeritus Gerard N. Burrow, M.D. ’58, HS ’66, has been named president and CEO of the Sea Research Foundation, the not-for-profit organization that oversees Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration. Burrow will work to extend the foundation’s mission of “education and research, with entertainment at the center” by supporting new technologies to bring the experience of the sea to people on land. Burrow was an intern and resident in internal medicine at Yale, and a fellow here in endocrinology. He served on the Yale faculty before becoming the Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor and chair of medicine at the University of Toronto, then vice chancellor and dean of the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. Burrow was dean of the Yale School of Medicine from 1992 to 1997.
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1970s
George J. Dohrmann, M.D., Ph.D., HS ’78, a neurosurgeon at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a member of the faculty at the Brain Research Institute in Chicago, received the 2001 Bucy Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to neurosurgical education, both nationally and internationally. The award honors teacher and neurosurgeon Paul C. Bucy, M.D., who lived from 1904 to...
George J. Dohrmann, M.D., Ph.D., HS ’78, a neurosurgeon at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a member of the faculty at the Brain Research Institute in Chicago, received the 2001 Bucy Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to neurosurgical education, both nationally and internationally. The award honors teacher and neurosurgeon Paul C. Bucy, M.D., who lived from 1904 to 1992. Bucy collaborated on research in neurophysiology with John Fulton, M.D., at Yale before returning to Chicago, where he led the neurosurgery departments at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University.
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This fall Donald L. Kent, M.D. ’72, HS ’76, of Great Neck, N.Y., encountered symptoms never seen before in his nearly three decades as an otolaryngologist. Beginning a week after the trauma of September 11, a total of nine New York firefighters who had been part of the rescue operation in Lower Manhattan presented in his Long Island office with “a sandpaper-like inflammation” of the airways. The...


This fall Donald L. Kent, M.D. ’72, HS ’76, of Great Neck, N.Y., encountered symptoms never seen before in his nearly three decades as an otolaryngologist. Beginning a week after the trauma of September 11, a total of nine New York firefighters who had been part of the rescue operation in Lower Manhattan presented in his Long Island office with “a sandpaper-like inflammation” of the airways. The injuries did not seriously impair breathing, and they dissipated after several days of moisturizing therapy to reverse the effects of smoke and cement dust. “Let us hope,” Kent writes in an e-mail to Yale Medicine, “that no physician sees these physical occurrences again!”

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Lawrence V. Meagher Jr., M.P.H. ’76, of Garland, Texas, president and CEO of International Hospital Corporation, was selected as a 2001 Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) Distinguished Alumnus for his work in bringing health care to Third World countries. He is co-founder of the Dallas-based company, which specializes in developing and managing acute-care hospitals and other health services in...
Lawrence V. Meagher Jr., M.P.H. ’76, of Garland, Texas, president and CEO of International Hospital Corporation, was selected as a 2001 Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) Distinguished Alumnus for his work in bringing health care to Third World countries. He is co-founder of the Dallas-based company, which specializes in developing and managing acute-care hospitals and other health services in Mexico and Latin America. Meagher said “lessons learned at WJU were central to [his] approach today—a concern for people and energy, persistence and integrity, in an atmosphere of constant challenge to the status quo.”
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1980s
The Tulane University Health Sciences Center has named Tyler Curiel, M.D., M.P.H., HS ’86, as the new chief of the section of hematology-oncology at its school of medicine. Curiel, who holds the Henderson Chair in Medicine at Tulane, studied medicine at Duke and public health at Harvard and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Yale. He has an interest in developing...
The Tulane University Health Sciences Center has named Tyler Curiel, M.D., M.P.H., HS ’86, as the new chief of the section of hematology-oncology at its school of medicine. Curiel, who holds the Henderson Chair in Medicine at Tulane, studied medicine at Duke and public health at Harvard and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Yale. He has an interest in developing therapies for cancers and infectious diseases by boosting the body’s immune system. He holds four patents and has more pending for novel therapies in these areas.
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