Vol. 33, No. 1     Winter 2010
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ClassNotes

M.D. Alumni

New job, award, move or family addition? Your classmates and colleagues want to hear from you! Let us know how you’re doing. We also welcome emailed photos — just be sure to identify everyone in them.

About residency: do we know your residency specialty? We’d like to confirm your specialty, location and year, whether or not your residency was conducted at UW Medicine. Help us improve our records. (And if we’ve made any errors about your training in the notes that follow, please let us know.)

1950

The class of 1950 will celebrate its 60th reunion at the 10th Annual All-School Celebration, June 4–5, 2010. Please mark your calendar. If you’d like to be on the reunion committee, please contact UW Medicine Alumni Relations.

1955

The class of 1955 will celebrate its 55th reunion at the 10th Annual All-School Celebration, June 4–5, 2010. Please mark your calendar. If you’d like to be on the reunion committee, please contact UW Medicine Alumni Relations.

1957

  • John H. K. Vogel received the F. Mason Sones, Jr., M.D., Distinguished Service Award from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions at the 32nd Annual Scientific Sessions in Las Vegas, Nev., in May 2009.

1959

  • Donald Engstrom was honored in Great Falls, Mont., by the American Medical Association on the 50th anniversary of his graduation from UW Medicine.

1960

The class of 1960 will celebrate its 50th reunion at the 10th Annual All-School Celebration, June 4–5, 2010. Please mark your calendar. If you’d like to be on the reunion committee, please contact UW Medicine Alumni Relations.

1964

  • Frank G. Alvine, a native of Sioux Falls, was inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame in September 2009 for his introduction of the Total Ankle System (the first total ankle replacement implant joint) to the medical world in 1984.
  • James A. Margolis received the Golden Stethoscope Award in spring 2009 from the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society. It’s essentially the “doctor of the year” award for the greater Sacramento, Calif., area and is awarded to physicians who have dedicated many years of service, teaching and volunteer work.

1965

The class of 1965 will celebrate its 45th reunion at the 10th Annual All-School Celebration, June 4–5, 2010. Please mark your calendar. If you’d like to be on the reunion committee, please contact UW Medicine Alumni Relations.

1966

  • Roger Rochat was welcomed to the board of directors of the Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health. He is a research professor and the director of graduate studies at the Hubert Department of Global Health at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta, Ga.

1968

  • Dan Andrews is semi-retired from the University of Michigan but still works part-time in family medicine.

1970

The class of 1970 will celebrate its 40th reunion at the 10th Annual All-School Celebration, June 4–5, 2010. Please mark your calendar. If you’d like to be on the reunion committee, please contact UW Medicine Alumni Relations.

1975

The class of 1975 will celebrate its 35th reunion at the 10th Annual All-School Celebration, June 4–5, 2010. Please mark your calendar. If you’d like to be on the reunion committee, please contact UW Medicine Alumni Relations.

  • W. Allen Schaffer has become chief medical officer at the Acadia Hospital in Bangor, Maine. A fellow of the American College of Physicians, Schaffer has published in numerous medical and professional journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine and the Annals of Internal Medicine.

1978

  • Jill Seaman, who works in the Sudan and specializes in treating infectious diseases, received a MacArthur Fellowship (also known as the genius award) from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. An infectious-disease physician in Old Fangak, Sudan, she adapts the tools of 21st-century medicine to treat infectious diseases endemic to southern Sudan and other remote, war-torn regions of the world.

1980

The class of 1980 will celebrate its 30th reunion at the 10th Annual All-School Celebration, June 4–5, 2010. Please mark your calendar. If you’d like to be on the reunion committee, please contact UW Medicine Alumni Relations.

  • Ted Epperly, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, is listed in Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” list, published in August 2009.

1985

The class of 1985 will celebrate its 25th reunion at the 10th Annual All-School Celebration, June 4–5, 2010. Please mark your calendar. If you’d like to be on the reunion committee, please contact UW Medicine Alumni Relations.

  • Doris Mugrditchian recently moved from Delhi, India, to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She’s on an 18-month assignment with the Joint Commission International as the director of a project to develop regulatory policies for Abu Dhabi.

1987

  • Jean Laumeyer, board-certified in hospice and palliative care, is working as a hospitalist at Kaiser Santa Clara, Calif. She has three children (13, 17 and 19 years old) and is married to Mike O’Leary.

1989

  • Linda E. Pinsky, associate professor in UW Medicine’s Division of General Internal Medicine and director of residency ambulatory education, has been named a fellow of the American College of Physicians.

1990

The class of 1990 will celebrate its 20th reunion at the 10th Annual All-School Celebration, June 4–5, 2010. Please mark your calendar. If you’d like to be on the reunion committee, please contact UW Medicine Alumni Relations.

  • Marshall S. Horwitz, UW Medicine professor of pathology and adjunct professor of medicine and genome sciences, has been elected to the Association of American Physicians. Each year the AAP honors 60 outstanding physician-scientists for advancements in basic and clinical science and their application to clinical medicine.
  • Horwitz also was named director of UW Medicine’s Medical Scientist Training Program (the M.D.–Ph.D. program) in January.

1993

  • Jill Sells, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at UW Medicine, is the director of Reach Out and Read Washington State, a program she helped launch in 2007. In it, doctors and nurses talk with families about the importance of reading aloud with their young children and send them home with brand-new books.

1995

The class of 1995 will celebrate its 15th reunion at the 10th Annual All-School Celebration, June 4–5, 2010. Please mark your calendar. If you’d like to be on the reunion committee, please contact UW Medicine Alumni Relations.

1998

  • Michael Wolfe was promoted to chair of the Division of Surgery at Pacific Medical Centers in Seattle in May 2009. He is head of general surgery, urology, gynecology and otolaryngology. Wolfe returned to the Pacific Northwest from the University of Cincinnati, where he served as an assistant professor.

2000

The class of 2000 will celebrate its 10th reunion at the 10th Annual All-School Celebration, June 4–5, 2010. Please mark your calendar. If you’d like to be on the reunion committee, please contact UW Medicine Alumni Relations.

2004

  • Todd Miller has moved back to the Pacific Northwest after completing his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of California, San Diego.

2005

The class of 2005 will celebrate its 5th reunion at the 10th Annual All-School Celebration, June 4–5, 2010. Please mark your calendar. If you’d like to be on the reunion committee, please contact UW Medicine Alumni Relations.

2006

  • Nathaniel R. Schlicher and Jessica Kennedy-Schlicher were both honored at their residency graduation with Academic Excellence in Teaching awards. Nathan also works as the national legislative advisor for the Emergency Medicine Resident’s Association. Their son, David, was born in December 2008, and they’re happy to be working back home in Gig Harbor, Wash.

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