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2002 - 5th Reunion

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2007 - Autumn


The Class of 2002 five-year reunion was a smashing success! The award for the longest distance traveled goes to Kinari Webb, who came all the way from West Kalimantan, Indonesia, where she is working on a health and environmental conservation initiative for Health in Harmony (www. The shortest-distance awards go to Anna Gibb Hallemeier, Anita Karne and Alison Norris, who came from none other than New Haven. Anna and her husband, Pete, have a daughter, Nola, who is nearly 3 years old; and a son, Nicholas, who was born in September 2006. Anna works as a med/peds attending at Waterbury Hospital. Anita is an assistant professor of medicine at our own Yale-New Haven Hospital. She attended the reunion with husband Mehul Dalal. Alison is preparing to graduate from YSM with the Class of 2008. After a 10-year stint as a Yale medical student, she will leave New Haven with an M.D., a Ph.D., and three children—Maggie, Franklin and Solomon (not to mention her always-entertaining husband, Dodie McDow).

Scott Berkowitz and wife Lesley Farby traveled from Baltimore, where Scott is preparing to start his cardiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Despite being post-call from the MICU, Scott managed to partake of all the festivities. Also from Baltimore, John Koo is about to complete his ophthalmology residency at Johns Hopkins. He plans to spend the coming year as a consultant before beginning an oculoplastics fellowship at Johns Hopkins.

Premila Bhat and husband Kiran Mandrekar made the trip from Manhattan. Prem is a nephrology fellow at Columbia. George Lui and wife Vanessa rounded out the New York contingent. George is a cardiology fellow at Columbia and plans a career in adult congenital heart disease.

Deb Smith came to New Haven from Michigan with husband Daniel Buday. Deb is a primary care physician in private practice. The couple has a 5-year-old daughter, Emma, who had better things to do than have dinner with a bunch of doctors.

The Boston contingent included Karen Thomas and Mike Rothenberg, who were accompanied by their adorable 4-week-old daughter, Jane. Karen is completing a cardiology fellowship at Beth Israel-Deaconess, and she plans a second fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology. Eileen Scully, who was allowed to leave the hospital for a few short hours to attend the reunion, is about to complete a medical internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She plans a career in infectious diseases. Margaret Bourdeaux is finishing her med/peds residency and will start a fellowship in global women’s health at Harvard. She and husband David Charbonneau have two beautiful daughters, Stella, born in November 2005, and Aurora, born in May 2007. Tracey Cho and his wife, Josalyn,were also in attendance. Tracey is neurology chief resident at Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s hospitals. He plans to complete a fellowship in neuroinfectious diseases at Massachusetts General. Andrew Norden and wife Pamela attended as well. Andrew is about to start a job as an attending neurooncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Reunion social co-chair Jackie Park was unable to attend because she is studying oral rehydration solutions for children in India with infectious diarrhea. She has requested to have 75 freeze-dried clams mailed straight from the clambake to her home in Vellore, India.

We look forward to seeing you at our 10-year reunion!

Andrew Norden

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