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Class of 1984: 30th Reunion

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2014 - Spring


We had a great turnout for the Class of 1984! We had 19 classmates attend, with the general consensus among first–timers that it was fun. I hope to see even more of you at our 35th. Warning: class notes below may have been written, embellished, or censored by me, 30th reunion social chair, Susan Baserga.

David Astrachan: Enjoys teaching medical students primary care ENT; consultant for the Yale Opera Program; trying to navigate the changes in practice and health care as a dinosaur without an EMR or a large organizational affiliation.

Susan Baserga: Professor of molecular biophysics & biochemistry at Yale. Married to classmate Peter Glazer. Has one red–haired son who plays basketball and two cocker spaniels.

Lenny Bell: CEO of Alexion. Lenny was accompanied by his wife, Linda.

Mike Caplan: C. N. H. Long Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and professor of cell biology; chair of cellular and molecular physiology, Yale School of Medicine. Mike was accompanied by his wife, Joanne Burger, M.D. ’85.

Peter Glazer: Robert E. Hunter Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and Professor of Genetics; chair, Department of Therapeutic Radiology at Yale. Married to classmate, Susan Baserga. Otherwise same as above.

Bruce Haffty: Professor and chair, radiation oncology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Jeffrey Katz: “Suzy and I live in Brookline, Mass. We have two sons and an adorable springer spaniel. (Ed. note: It’s true; I saw a picture). I direct a musculo–skeletal clinical research group and I practice rheumatology at Brigham & Women’s.”

Jerome Kim: Colonel in the U.S. Army, deputy director and chief, U.S. Military HIV Research Program. He studies HIV vaccine development and HIV molecular biology. Next year: International Vaccine Institute, Seoul.

John Krystal: Robert L. McNeil Jr. Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Neurobiology at Yale; chair, Department of Psychiatry; Yale; chief of psychiatry, Yale–New Haven Hospital; director, NIAAA Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism; director, Clinical Neuroscience Division, VA National Center for PTSD; director, VA Alcohol Research Center; medical director, Schizophrenia Biological Research Center, DVA.

Ana Salazar Kolansky & Daniel Kolansky: Live in Philadelphia suburbs with three boys and a dog. Oldest son, David, rising junior at Penn. Middle son, Jonathan, rising freshman at Penn. Youngest son, Matthew, rising junior in high school. Dan, interim chief of cardiology at Penn. Ana, chest radiologist at Penn. “We remember our Yale days with great fondness and it is great to be here on our 30th!”

Phil Krause (Guest: Elizabeth Krause, daughter): “I’m continuing to enjoy my work at FDA’s office of vaccines, where I’m able both to have an impact on public health and to run a small research lab.”

Rich Marottoli: “I’m still in New Haven.” (Ed. note: Rich is a professor of medicine (geriatrics) at Yale specializing in studying at–risk older drivers.)

William A. Rios: “Slowly and gradually retiring, but still enjoying patient care and interactions too much to give them up. My alternative career is playing bass in a bar band (pays too little). I am spending more time in the country of my birth, Spain, getting in touch with my roots and family. Life is too much fun!” (Ed. note: Bill practices internal medicine in Gainesville, Fla.)

Paul Rothman: Dean and CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine. He was accompanied by his wife, Frances Meyer.

Robert Staszewski: “D*** glad to be here. My brother Harvey was a YMS. My youngest daughter Mikki is a third–year med student at Yale, going to do a fifth year.” (Ed. note: Bob is a dermatologist at MGH.)

Mark Stein: Urologist specializing in erectile dysfunction. Married to a radiologist who is an expert in scrotal ultrasound. What are the chances of that combination?

Andy Sternlicht: Anesthesiologist in Boston. Accompanied by his girlfriend, Sal Ting.

Mark von Zastrow: Professor; Friends of LPPI Endowed Chair for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression, Dept. of Psychiatry, UCSF. Invited by John Krystal to give a pre–reunion talk in Psychiatry. Works on G–protein coupled receptors in the endocytic pathway.

Aron Wahrman: “I am professor of surgery at Temple University School of Medicine and director of the plastic surgery residency there. I serve as an examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery. I completed an M.B.A. in 2011 and am currently earning a master’s in health care delivery science at Dartmouth. My best accomplishments are my wife Peggy and our children Rebecca, Louis, Allie, Kyra, and Hope.” (Ed. note: Peggy accompanied Aron to the reunion.)

‒Susan Baserga

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