2003 - 5th Reunion

If there had been one thing the 20 of us in attendance agreed upon, it was that everyone looked the same and no one seemed to have changed a bit. On the other hand, words cannot adequately capture all we have been through since graduating, so I will not attempt the impossible. Instead here are brief updates on those who made it to the reunion:

Severine Chavel Greenspan is finishing her dermatology residency at Yale and will begin private practice in Stamford, Conn., while remaining a volunteer attending at Yale. Severine and husband Mike have a 10-month-old girl—Sophie! Mike Greenspan, one of several “Yale lifers” in attendance, is finishing his psych residency after winning the “world’s strongest man competition.” He will pursue a forensics fellowship at Yale, of all places.

Sean Christensen is beginning a four-year derm residency at Yale and proudly acknowledges his and Elin’s official status as “lifers.” Elin Lisska Christensen is now a partner in an internal medicine private practice in Madison, Conn. Elin and Sean just bought a house in Guilford. They are also celebrating their second wedding anniversary.

Doug Davis has “finally” graduated from the M.D./Ph.D. program and is beginning his intern year in Yale’s primary care internal medicine program.

Nataliya Uboha is beginning her second year of an internal medicine residency at Yale. She and husband Doug have bought a home in New Haven.

Danny Kanada had “two more weeks” of Yale radiology residency on reunion day. He’s headed to UCSF for a cross-sectional fellowship.

Pramita Kuruvilla is in the San Francisco Bay Area working as a hospitalist and teaching family medicine residents at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center.

Matt Goldenberg is an emergency psych attending and consultant/liaison at Dartmouth. He is contemplating focusing on refugee mental health and forecasts “liberation” in the near future.

Namita Seth Mohta lives in Cambridge, Mass., with husband Vinay and 10-month-old daughter Aanika. She is a clinical strategy consultant at Partners Health Care and a hospitalist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Kyeen Mesesan Andersson met husband Richard during her three years in South Africa completing her M.D./Ph.D. She is now starting a postdoc at Yale.

Ada Emuwa, a family medicine physician, is moving with husband Chi to Nashville, Tenn., and will practice in United Neighborhoods-Health Service Core Clinics for the underserved.

Satish Nagula finished an IM residency at Penn and is now living in NYC with wife Shreya, where he is completing his final year of a GI fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

Marta Rivera is a hospitalist at Yale-New Haven Hospital after enjoying a highly recommended seven-month primary care stint in Hawaii post-residency. She has accepted a position in primary care in Virginia Beach, Va.

Dave Ross is finishing his third year in the Yale adult psych-neuroscience research training program, where he continues researching his passion—music and the brain.

Rebecca Seekamp is excitedly moving from Boston, where she is a practicing family doc, to San Francisco, where she will become a clinician-educator in Stanford’s family medicine department.

Joahd Toure was found moonlighting in the Yale-New Haven MICU. He is finishing up a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars fellowship, moving to “the city” for a health care consulting position and still marveling at the recent purchase of a washer and dryer with wife Viviana.

Sunny Ramchandani is now a primary care internist with the U.S. Navy in Bethesda, Md. He is looking forward to seeing his fellow classmates at the next reunion!

Susan Rushing worked as an attorney before returning to medicine. She has two years left in psychiatry training at U Penn, where she assists with health law lectures at the med and law schools. She and husband Karl Richter have two children, Elizabeth, age 2, and Kaitlyn, age 2 months.

As for me, I am working on childhood obesity prevention as a special assistant to the president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and as an obesity medicine consultant to Harvard Health Publications. I dream of resuming clinical work in obesity treatment and lifestyle medicine in the Promised Land (San Francisco).

Our goal is to have the entire class show up for the 10-year reunion. In the meantime, join our soon-to-be-created Facebook group to keep in touch and share news of the many bundles of joy brought into the world thus far as well as other life transitions.

Mark Berman

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