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NYSC Alumni Association
February 1998 Newsletter

Newsbytes: Medical Practitioners


  • Gordon T. 'Terry' Bird (NY63) is an internal medicine physician with Berkshire Physicians and Surgeons in Pittsfield, MA and also does medical resident training at Berkshire Medical Center. His MD is from the Medical College of Albany.

  • Robert B. Litman (NY64, Staph 65-67) is a family physician and allergist, he is "a simple country doctor plus television medical commentator." He practices in San Ramon, CA, where he and his wife Niki are raising their four children - Riva Belle (12), Nadya Beth (10), Caila Tess (9)and Benjamin David (7).

  • Paul D. Goodrich (NE69) is a neonatologist and also the director, Division of Newborn Medicine (a joint division of both University of Nebraska & Creighton University). His medical degree is from the U of Nebraska - Omaha. Paul was also just elected to a 3-year term as a member of the NYSC Alumni Association's Board of Directors.


  • Larry D. Eggert (NC70) has an MD from the U of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. He is a neonatologist and medical director of the McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, UT, and also performs the same duties for the Neonatal LifeFlight Team. His wife - Joan, is also a physician.

  • Roland R. Lee (CA71) received his medical training at UCLA and is currently an Associate Professor of radiology / neuroradiology at the U of New Mexico. Roland is also director of neuroimaging and director of magnetic source imaging at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Albuquerque, NM.

  • Mark R. Pittelkow (WI71) is Professor of Dermatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is a clinical and research dermatologist, and also teaches graduate courses. His MD was earned at the Mayo Medical School.

  • Douglas J. Hamill (WA72) is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at U of California - Davis. He teaches and does research in a their residency program and performs work in wards, clinics and newborn nurseries. He is both an MD (U of Washington) and a Priest (OFM - Order of Friars Minor).

  • Lester E. Hurrelbrink, III (LA73) lives in High Point, NC with his wife Mary and 2 children. Les has a medical degree from Louisiana State University and is a physician and consulting gastroenterologist with Cornerstone Health Care.

  • Michael J. Kornstein (RI73) is an Associate Professor at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He teaches both medical and dental students in the Department of Pathology and interprets biopsies; his research is clinically-oriented with interests in both hematopathology and immunopathology. He received his MD from Syracuse University.

  • Frederick Mitzel (ND73) has an MD from the U of North Dakota and is a family physician with the Merit Care Clinic, living and practicing in the rural setting of Valley City, ND (approximate population of 1400); where he also enjoys fishing, woodworking, and computers. Fred is a veteran of the Persian Gulf and is married with 3 children: Jennifer (10), Sarah (8), Alan (7).

  • Michael A. Courtney (AL74) is a general surgeon in Alexander City, AL "where laparascopic procedures continue to challenge the surgical component of my practice. Fortunately, my new hobby of scuba diving has been a thrill." Michael completed his medical training at the U of South Alabama, and his wife is now attending law school after getting a degree in Environmental Science from Auburn. He and Karen have one daughter - Andria, who recently graduated from Auburn in pharmacy.

  • James E. Tcheng (KY74) is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He is involved in patient care, teaching, research, and administration. His MD is from the Johns Hopkins University.

  • Stephen M. Damiani (WI75) is a clinical endocrinologist with the Bethany Medical Center in High Point, NC where he works in general internal medicine, metabolism, and in the care of diabetes. Steve received his medical training at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

  • Dorothy J. Cunningham (OR76) received her MD from Oregon Health Sciences University and is presently a dermatologist and instructor at Brigham & Women's Hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. She sees patients in a private clinic and also acts a preceptor for medical students and residents.

  • Tamara K. Ehlert (WI76) maintains a solo practice in facial plastic surgery in St. Louis, MO. She has a special interest in chemical peels and performs facial cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and surgery for skin malignancies. She completed her medical degree at the U. of Wisconsin, and is married to another MD - Don Arnold. She and Don reside in Chesterfield and have two children - Alexandra (8) and Nicholas (5).

  • Andrea Houfek Piacentine (WY76) is the Pediatrics department head for Cigna Healthcare in Mesa, AZ, where she practices and supervises 10 other pediatricians. She received her medical training at the University of Colorado.

  • Robin E. Krause (NM76) is a second year resident in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has an MD from Stanford University and he and his wife Alicia have been married for 15 years.

  • Ian F. Pollack (GA77) lives with his wife Constance in Pittsburgh, PA where he is Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the U of Pittsburgh's Children's Hospital. He is also the co-director of both the U. of Pittsburgh's Cancer Institute Brain Tumor Center, and their Neurofibromatosis Clinic. Ian is neurosugical liaison with the Craniofacial Clinic, and practices general pediatric neurosurgery. He received his medical training at the Johns Hopkins University.

  • Alan S. Wayne (OH77, Staph 78-81, 86) is now living in Miami Beach, FL, where he is involved in Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and bone marrow transplantation / transfusion. Alan and his wife Helen have two daughters. Alan obtained his MD from Northwestern University in 1985.

  • Jill M. Eash Marple (NM77) is currently pursuing her MS in Physical Therapy at the U of Kentucky in Lexington. She and her husband live in Frankfort, where she previously worked for the Commonwealth of KY in the Department of Surface Mining.

  • Geri Lynn Grossan (NV77, Staph 78-79) is a renal clinical coordinator with NMC Homecare in Las Vegas, where she reviews the charts of dialysis patients and works with physicians, dietitians, nurses, and insurance companies to obtain authorization and qualify the patients to receive nutrition support. She also provides in service training to staff on administration of the support, and the rationale for treatment. In addition to being a registered dietitian, Geri Lynn also is a CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator.

  • Anita Litten Funston (VA77) lives in Rockville, MD, where she is an independent practitioner providing physical therapy (and specializing in geriatrics, orthopedics and sports rehabilitation). Anita is also a certified medical reviewer of rehabilitation claims.

  • Daniel J. Blumenfeld (NJ78) is a first-year resident in Internal Medicine at Dartmouth University's Hitchcock Medical Center. Daniel also received his medical degree from Dartmouth and currently lives in White River Junction, VT.

  • Ed Chan (CO78) is Assistant Professor at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, CO. He earned his MD from Columbia University and is a pulmonary physician and a researcher in an immunology laboratory. He resides in Denver with his wife Juliane.

  • Charles V. Clevenger (MN78) is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He has earned both a medical degree and a Phd in tumor cell biology from Northwestern University. Chuck works as both a cytopathologist and a molecular endocrinologist and does research on hormones (prolactin) and their relationship to the immune response and cancer. He and his wife Wanda live in Merion Station.

  • 'ZOON' Nguyen (WA79) joined the staff of the Willmar Cancer Center in Willmar, MN in 1997 as director of radiation oncology. Zoon has earned both his MD and his PhD from Dartmouth and he has returned to lecture at NYSC for many summers now - where he is consistently rated as one of the top two speakers. In recent years, his favorite topic has been 'Godel's Incompleteness Theorems, Disorder and Hemoglobin (about decision making in the face of uncertainty and its consequences per math, physics, and the human body).' Zoon also holds a patent for a device and method for reconstructing vector waves.


  • Kim Casey Suppes (WV80) is a general surgeon in Overland Park, KS. She received her medical training at the Johns Hopkins University and currently lives in Lawrence, KS.

  • Joe T. Travis (LA80) did his medical training at Louisiana State University, and is now an anesthesiologist with Anesthesia Associates of Monroe, LA.

  • Patrick Hwu (WV81) earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and is currently a senior investigator at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD. Pat is a physician and cancer researcher conducting laboratory and clinical studies on cancer immunotherapy.

  • Colleen Osborne Lee (PA81) is an RN clinical nurse at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Colleen, husband Bob, and two children reside in Shenandoah Junction, WV.

  • Mack Hinson (TN81, Staph 82) (who did his medical training at George Washington University), has recently returned to the Washington, DC area. He is a Major in the U.S. Army and has been appointed as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics/Neonatology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. He teaches students, residents, fellows, and does patient care in a neonatal intensive care unit at Bethesda Naval Hospital. His research area deals with inflammatory cytokines.

  • Linda Waggoner-Fountain (IA 81) is pursuing her MS in Epidemiology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville; at the same time she is teaching medical students and residents as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases. Linda obtained her medical training at the University of Iowa and is a pediatrician specializing in the care of children with infectious diseases. Her research is in the area of vaccine delivery.

  • Claire G. Carswell (SC 82) is a psychiatrist practicing in Providence, RI. She does inpatient work at Butler Hospital and performs outpatient counseling services at The Providence Center. Claire is also an Associate Clinical Professor at Brown University. She did her medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina, and was awarded a fellowship in psychoanalytic studies at Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital.

  • Andrew J. Elliott (NV82) completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of Washington in 1996 and now practices at the Madison Clinic at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He earned his MD from the University of Nevada - Reno.

  • Michael K. Ruhoy (NY82) is certified as a diagnostic radiologist and practices at AMI in Phoenix, AZ. He obtained his medical training at SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn, did his residency at the New England Medical Center, and obtained his certification at Thomas Jefferson University. Mike interprets and performs all modalities in radiology, and he has a subspecialty in musculoskeletal radiology.

  • Mark J. Mancini (CT84) earned his MD from the U of Connecticut and completed his residency requirements in internal medicine. Mark is currently working on obtaining a subspecialty in nephrology at the University of Virginia Health Science Center in Charlottesville.

  • Lynn E. Ashley (ND87) completed her MD at the University of North Dakota in 1995 and is currently a third-year resident in family medicine at the University of Wyoming in Casper.

  • Stephen J. Cico (IN89) completed his medical training at the University of Cincinnati and is currently undertaking his residency requirements in a joint internal medicine / pediatric program at Rush Presbyterian - St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, IL.

  • Lisa Peng (AZ 89, Staph 1993) is pursuing her medical degree from UCLA after completing degrees in Biochemistry and East Asian Studies from the University of Arizona, and a graduate degree in Biochemistry from Oxford University.

  • Stephen Sgan (NC89) completed his MD this past year at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. He is currently performing his residency requirements in Pathology at Emory University in Decatur, GA.


  • Kim Puterbaugh Aughenbaugh (SD90) obtained her training as a physician's assistant at the U of South Dakota after completing her BS in Zoology at South Dakota State U. She now resides in Huron, SD where she works as a surgical physician's assistant for the Tschettes & Horn Clinic - assisting in general surgery and performing pre and post-operative work.

  • Melody Baldwin King (FL90) should complete her MD at the University of Florida in May, 1998. Melody obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology at Florida State.

  • Annie Collier (VA91) is a medical student at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. She was awarded a BS in Biology from the College of William and Mary.

  • Anne B. Thompson (SC91) graduated with a degree in Biology from Wofford College and is now pursuing a master's degree in Occupational Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina (with concentrations in pediatrics and autism).

  • Paul Baughman (AR92) is working as a Hemodialysis Nurse in New Bern, NC after completing his BSN in Nursing at the University of Memphis. Employed by Bio-Medical Applications of New Bern - Paul performs as a relief charge nurse and in direct patient care. As a hemodialysis nurse - he is involved in the supervisory care of about 100 patients with end-stage renal disease or acute renal failure.

  • Lisa Goetz (PA92) obtained BS degrees in Women's Studies & Biology at Duke University, and is currently a medical student at Vanderbilt University's School of Medicine in Nashville, TN.

  • Julie Green (FL92) is in her second year of medical training at the University of South Florida. (She completed her undergraduate degree at Harvard, majoring in Physics.)

  • Oliver Tai (TN92) completed his BA in Chemistry at Harvard University and is now in his 2nd year of med school at Duke University. (Oliver hasn't tried to bite off any metal posts with his teeth since leaving camp in 1992.)

  • Ramy Ayad (TX93) finished his BS in Chemical Engineering at University of Texas - Austin in May and then spent most of the summer with the U.S. Navy in preparation to begin medical school at the University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where he will be on a Naval Scholarship.

  • Anil Dhople (FL93) is pursuing his medical degree at the University of Florida after completing his Biomedical Engineering degree from The Johns Hopkins University in May.

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