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A friendship endures from Yale to Harvard

A friendship endures from Yale to Harvard

After meeting as first-years, two doctors make history by becoming full professors at Harvard.

Valerie E. Stone, M.D. ’84, M.P.H., and Tina Young Poussaint, M.D. ’83, met at the School of Medicine in 1979, when they were moving into Harkness Dorm as first-year students. They became good friends, and despite cross-country moves and different medical specialties, they have remained close. When both landed in Boston—Stone at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Poussaint initially at MGH and currently at Children’s Hospital Boston—and on the faculty of Harvard Medical School (HMS), they began meeting monthly over dinner to catch up on their lives and careers. Recently their dinner was also a celebration—Stone, an infectious disease...

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How a passion for golf set a slacker on his life’s course and to a president’s bedside

How a passion for golf set a slacker on his life’s course and to a president’s bedside

Growing up in Cuba, Donald O’Kieffe, M.D. ’64, says he was “headed nowhere fast,” until a love of...

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Arthur L. Beaudet, Brian K. Kobilka, and Ira S. Mellman

Three Yale alumni are among the 72 new members inducted into the National Academy of Sciences in...

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Health schools to produce alumni directory

Yale’s health professional schools have contracted with Harris Connect, the largest alumni...

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1960s

Ralph S. Greco, M.D. ’68, HS ’73, the Johnson & Johnson Distinguished Professor and director of the general surgery residency program at the Stanford University School of Medicine, was chosen to receive the 2012 John C. Gienapp Distinguished Service Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in March. Greco was honored for his nearly 40 years of work as a surgery program...


Ralph S. Greco, M.D. ’68, HS ’73, the Johnson & Johnson Distinguished Professor and director of the general surgery residency program at the Stanford University School of Medicine, was chosen to receive the 2012 John C. Gienapp Distinguished Service Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in March. Greco was honored for his nearly 40 years of work as a surgery program director, humanitarian, and innovator of a surgery curriculum focused on resident well-being and wellness.

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Joseph L. Renda, M.D. ’68, HS ’74, associate clinical professor of medicine, was given the Community Achievement Award by the National Kidney Foundation in February 2011. In addition, he received the George F. Thornton Teaching Award in November, given by the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Physicians. Renda is the senior partner of Associated Specialists in Nephrology and...


Joseph L. Renda, M.D. ’68, HS ’74, associate clinical professor of medicine, was given the Community Achievement Award by the National Kidney Foundation in February 2011. In addition, he received the George F. Thornton Teaching Award in November, given by the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Physicians. Renda is the senior partner of Associated Specialists in Nephrology and Hypertension in Waterbury, Conn.

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1970s

C. Richard Boland, M.D. ’73, became president of the American Gastroenterological Association on May 9. Boland also received the Gastrointestinal Oncology Section Research Mentor Award in May. He notes that he is still working on colon cancer, the subject of his Yale thesis.

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Mark S. Gold, M.D., HS ’78, the Donald R. Dizney Eminent Scholar, Distinguished Professor and chair of psychiatry at the University of Florida (UF), has been named by the university and the UF Alumni Association the 17th Distinguished Alumni Professor for 2011 to 2013. Gold has worked for nearly 40 years to develop models for understanding the effects of tobacco, cocaine, and other drugs on the...


Mark S. Gold, M.D., HS ’78, the Donald R. Dizney Eminent Scholar, Distinguished Professor and chair of psychiatry at the University of Florida (UF), has been named by the university and the UF Alumni Association the 17th Distinguished Alumni Professor for 2011 to 2013. Gold has worked for nearly 40 years to develop models for understanding the effects of tobacco, cocaine, and other drugs on the brain and behavior.

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Jesse B. Jupiter, M.D. ’72, Hansjörg Wyss AO Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, has been named an honorary member of the Royal College of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Thailand. He gave the IFSSH Eponymous Swanson Lecture at the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand in October 2010. He also delivered the Edward Nalebuff...


Jesse B. Jupiter, M.D. ’72, Hansjörg Wyss AO Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, has been named an honorary member of the Royal College of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Thailand. He gave the IFSSH Eponymous Swanson Lecture at the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand in October 2010. He also delivered the Edward Nalebuff Visiting Lecture at the New England Baptist Hospital during the past year and will receive a lifetime achievement award from the National Arthritis Foundation.

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Richard Low, M.D. ’76, has been chosen as the new president of the Yale Club of Argentina. Low has been an active member in Yale Club of Argentina activities. He is the founder and CEO of Praxis EMR, a binational company with offices in California and Buenos Aires that produces electronic medical records software.

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Robert H. Posteraro, M.D. ’73, was inducted as a fellow in the American College of Radiology during its 88th annual meeting and chapter leadership conference in May in Washington, D.C. Posteraro is an assistant professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Allied Health Sciences.

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Richard N.W. Wohns, M.D. ’77, M.B.A., J.D., was listed as one of the top 100 spine surgeons in the United States by the 2010 Becker’s Hospital Review. He also graduated from the Seattle University School of Law in May. Wohns is the founder and president of South Sound Neurosurgery in Puyallup, Wash.

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1980s

Michael A. Rothschild, M.D. ’88, and Alison Gail Max were married in June in New York. Rothschild is a pediatric otolaryngologist in private practice in New York, a clinical professor of otolaryngology and pediatrics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and the director of pediatric otolaryngology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. The bride is a co-director of the lower school of the Calhoun...


Michael A. Rothschild, M.D. ’88, and Alison Gail Max were married in June in New York. Rothschild is a pediatric otolaryngologist in private practice in New York, a clinical professor of otolaryngology and pediatrics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and the director of pediatric otolaryngology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. The bride is a co-director of the lower school of the Calhoun School in Manhattan.

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1990s

David L.S. Morales, M.D. ’95, a pediatric cardiovascular surgeon at Texas Children’s Hospital Heart Center, performed the first implantation in the United States of an artificial heart into the chest of an 18-year-old patient. The operation took place on May 22 at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. The patient was born with his heart on the wrong side of his chest and his heart vessels...


David L.S. Morales, M.D. ’95, a pediatric cardiovascular surgeon at Texas Children’s Hospital Heart Center, performed the first implantation in the United States of an artificial heart into the chest of an 18-year-old patient. The operation took place on May 22 at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. The patient was born with his heart on the wrong side of his chest and his heart vessels backwards. The artificial heart will serve as a bridge to transplantation of a donated heart.

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2000s

Paul D. Di Capua, M.D. ’09, M.B.A. ’09, and Deborah Kathryn Lehman were married on July 3 in Palm Beach, Fla. Di Capua is a third-year internal medicine resident at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Lehman is a student in the doctoral program in architecture at UCLA.

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Barbara Latunik Esders, M.M.Sc. ’03, PA-C, and her husband, Theodore Esders, became the parents of twin girls, Leah Katherine and Emily Mary, on May 13, 2010. The twins join big sisters Ella and Sophie. Esders is a physician assistant at Rochester General Hospital in New York.

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Robert McGlynn, M.D. ’06, and Sarah Burge were married on February 5 in New Haven. McGlynn completed an ophthalmology residency at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in New York City last year. He is now a fellow at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Sarah McGlynn is the preservation librarian for the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library.

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Paul Rolston, M.M.Sc. ’02, PA-C, is a captain in the United States Army. He recently returned from a 15-month deployment in Iraq, where he served with an infantry company at a combat outpost. He worked with coalition forces teaching Iraqi physicians and developing local national medical assets. While doing so he continued to be the sole line medical provider for infantry soldiers engaged in...


Paul Rolston, M.M.Sc. ’02, PA-C, is a captain in the United States Army. He recently returned from a 15-month deployment in Iraq, where he served with an infantry company at a combat outpost. He worked with coalition forces teaching Iraqi physicians and developing local national medical assets. While doing so he continued to be the sole line medical provider for infantry soldiers engaged in combat operations in Abu Ghraib, Nasir Wa Salam, Sadr City, and in and around Baghdad. He is now serving the Army as the battalion surgeon for the Airborne Rangers at the 6th Ranger Training Battalion, Eglin AFB, Valparaiso, Fla.

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