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Allergy and Infectious Disease | Internal Medicine | Neurology | OB/GYN | Occupational Therapy | Pediatrics | Physical Therapy | Surgery

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Allergy

John D. Scott, M.D., Fel. ’05, received the Warren Featherstone Reid Award for Excellence in Heath Care from Washington State Secretary of Health Dr. John Wiesman at a ceremony at Harborview Medical Center. Dr. Scott received the award for his leadership of Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes), which has brought cost-effective, quality care to many people who would otherwise be unable to access it.

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Internal Medicine

Henry M. Haire, M.D., Res. ’74, Chief Res. ’75, Fel. ’78 (nephrology), is an associate professor of clinical biomedical science at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Fla. After 22 years as a nephrologist and 10 years as a locum nephrologist and internist, he joined FAU to start a new internal residency two years ago. He is the medical director of the FAU Medicine Resident Clinic.

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Neurology

Ted Rothstein, M.D., Res. ’70, has been elected to the position of professor of neurology at George Washington University.

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OB/GYN

Judy Levison, M.D., Res. ’81, is a professor in the Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has been doing international open-water swims for the past few years; in 2013, she crossed the Dardanelles (Hellespont) in Turkey. In 2014, she swam in Croatia, and in 2015, she swam island to island north of Sardinia.

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Occupational Therapy

Sara Pickett, B.S. ’01, has been working as an OT at Oregon State Hospital for 15 years in the neurogeriatric program. She has developed the OT intern program at the hospital to include universities around the country, and she served as president of the Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon from 2010–2014.

Valerie Tung, MOT ’13, welcomed Ainsley Dorothy Zien Tung in July 2016.

Andrea Menin, OTR/L, MOT ’14, is enjoying life and her job serving students at the local school districts in the Lake Chelan valley.

Alexander W. Szewczyk, DPT ’14, and Kyrstin Szewczyk, MOT ’13, write, “This has been an exciting year for us, including buying a house with a huge garden and yard and kayaking and camping our way through the summer. We just got back from a big trip to London and
Norway. Kyrstin is working as an occupational therapist with the neuro population, and Alex is working as a physical therapist with the ortho population. We’re also expecting a baby in February!”

Teresa Polizzi, ACE, ZIN, OTR/L, MOT ’16, writes, “I passed the board exam, got licensed and have been working for a little over a month now at Swedish Edmonds as an occupational therapist on the inpatient mental health unit, and I will begin working at Harborview’s inpatient mental health unit as well. Additionally, I, along with two experienced area therapists, Elaine Maserik-Williams, OTR/L, and Sarah Punshon, OTR/L, presented a project on sensory integration and trauma in multiple healthcare settings at WOTACON, the Washington Occupational Therapy Association’s conference, in October. I look forward to reading what my peers are up to as well!”

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Pediatrics

Edward (Ted) McMahon, Jr., M.D., Res. ’74, Res.’75, recently completed a six-week summer tour as ship’s doctor for Maine Maritime Academy’s training ship. Ports of call included Cobh, Ireland; Antwerp, Belgium; New York City; and Castine, Maine. The ship is a 500-foot converted Navy vessel, with 220 midshipmen and 60 faculty and crew, including Dr. McMahon and a nurse.

Ronald Louie, M.D., Fel. ’87 (pediatric hematology-oncology), recently retired clinically from Mary Bridge Children’s in Tacoma. He is also a clinical professor of pediatrics at UW Medicine. He had an op-ed published in The Seattle Times regarding Alzheimer’s in December 2015, and he is very proud to have had his poem, Telling Time, published. You can read his poem (although not in the format he would have chosen) at http://hosppeds.aappublications.org/content/5/1/42.

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Physical Therapy

Michael L. Anderson, B.S. ’91, writes, “August 2016 marked eight years at Harborview’s Trauma Rehab Unit and 25 years as a physical therapist. I am married to Meghan McKeever, M.D. ’04, who practices at Seattle OB/GYN Group. We’re grateful for our UW educations!”

Megan Fisher, DPT ’14, won a bronze medal in individual cycling at the Paralympics in Brazil.

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Surgery

Peter Rhee, M.D., MPH, Fel. ’95 (surgical critical care), Fel. ’96 (general surgery), became senior vice president and chief of acute care surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., in June 2016.

Scott C. Sattler, M.D., Res. ’02, writes, “I’m married, living in Seattle and have two children. I’m a plastic surgeon and our office, Sound Plastic Surgery, is in northeast Seattle, near UW Medical Center.”

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