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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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,
- 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,
- 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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