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1940s
1941: Carlos M. Chiques of San Juan, P.R., reports that he and wife Mercedes have been married for 63 years.
1944: William W. Osborne and wife Elizabeth moved to a retirement village in Savannah, Ga. They are in good health and would love to hear from classmates.
1946: Milton Reisch of Yonkers, N.Y., retired in 2005 after 59 years in practice. He and wife Rashi spend the winters in Plantation, Fla.
1947: Jose G. Valderas of Keller, Tex., recently returned from a medical mission to Puebla, Mexico, and he reports that it was a very rewarding experience.
1948: Jimmie L. Rhyne of Raleigh, N.C., continues working one day each week for a military examination program and enjoys retirement community living.

1950s
1951: Eugene B. Rex lost wife Julie last August and moved to Orlando to be near his son and family. Georgia Reynolds moved to John Knox Village in Pompano Beach, Fla., and is very happy, but regrets missing the reunion in May.
1957: Verne E. Gilbert of Oak Ridge, Tenn., published two books: Senior Sporting Adventures and My Name is Delilah—A Medical Love Story. Both were published by Smoky Mountain Press.

1960s
1962: Johnny Buchman of Studio City, Calif., extends greetings to classmates. He has returned from a trip to Egypt to see the pyramids. John A. Rupke of Grand Rapids, Mich., recently completed a term as president of the organized medical staff for the Michigan State Medical Society as well as caucus chairman for AMA Heartland representing seven states.
1963: Michael L. Levin of Owings Mills, Md., is chairman of the board of trustees at Joseph Richey Hospice.
1964: Henry Bohlman of Shaker Heights, Ohio, was elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. Bohlman is a professor of orthopaedic surgery at Case Western Reserve University and a recognized leader in the understanding and treatment of cervical spine pathology, a focus he developed as a Johns Hopkins resident. In addition to clarifying the epidemiology and etiology of cervical spine injuries, he has written on their anatomy and biomechanics.
1966: Richard H. Bard of New York City retired in January. He married Jane Maloney in 2004 and has two married children and three grandchildren living in San Francisco. Louis E. Grenzer and wife Jeanne of Baltimore have eight grandchildren. Grenzer was president of the medical staff at Mercy Medical Center from 2004 to 2006. He joined MidAtlantic Cardiovascular Associates in October 2005. He now works from an office at GBMC.
1967: Joel H. Goffman of Houston reports that son Mark is producer for a new NBC show entitled “Studio 60,” while son Brian is a venture capitalist in Seattle, and daughter Allison works toward an MBA at the University of Southern California.
1969: Mark D. Kappelman and wife Susan of New Orleans report that they have survived Hurricane Katrina. Leon Reinstein presented the inaugural Helga and Ernst Prosser Lecture in Geriatric Rehabilitation at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Common-wealth University in May. He is clinical professor in physical medicine and rehabilitation there, while continuing as associate physiatrist-in-chief at Baltimore’s Sinai Hospital.

1970s
1970: Willie A. Anderson of Charlottesville, Va., is president of the South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dennis J. Hurwitz of Pittsburgh is clinical professor of surgery (plastic) at the University of Pittsburgh medical Center. He recently published Total Body Lift.
1971: Anthony J. Bollino Jr., of LaVale, Md., received the title of certified medical director in long-term care by the American Medical Directors Certification Program.
1973: Murray A. Kalish of Baltimore received his MBA from Johns Hopkins University in May.
1975: Jack Biedlingmaier of Davidsonville, Md., is a clinical professor in the otolaryngology department at UMMS and recently became director of outpatient services.
1976: Martin J. Sheridan of Baltimore proudly reports that daughter Monique is a member of the medical school class of 2010 at Maryland.
1979: Judith Dillman of Iowa City, Iowa, is a grandmother. Two of her children are physicians, and the third is working on his MBA. She has been in a private anesthesiology practice for the past 16 years after spending seven years in academic medicine.

1980s
1980: James C. King Jr., and wife Rita of Columbia, Md., report that their twins are in college, and their son is a sophomore in high school. King is professor of pediatrics and chief of the division of general pediatrics at Maryland.
1981: Marc Jaffe of Barrington, R.I., reports that son David will attend Maryland’s dental school in the fall as a member of the class of 2010. Son Brian is moving to Houston after being accepted into the Teach for America program. This follows graduation from the University of Maryland College Park. Son Jonathan will attend College Park on a scholarship in the fall. Jaffe was named one of Rhode Island’s “top docs” for 2006.
1983: Mary I. Jumbelic of Syracuse, N.Y., was in Louisiana during the Katrina recovery and in Thailand for one month after the Tsunami. She is a forensic pathologist with subspecialty expertise in the field of mass disaster management.
1986: Samuel R. Akman and wife Lisa of Baltimore celebrated the Bar Mitzvah of son Ryan on October 15, 2005. Denise Murray and husband Peter Bray of Huntington Beach, Calif., welcomed Connor Patrick, their fourth, into the family. He joins Mackenzie, age 10; Sam, age eight; and Jack, age five.
1987: Jennifer S. Gass of Barrington, R.I., is chief of surgery at Women & Infants Hospital, a Brown University affiliate, and director of the fellowship in breast disease.
1989: Patricia A. Bray of California, Md., is an occupational medicine physician for OSHA in Washington, D.C.

1990s
1990: Mark D. Griffo and wife Trudi of Celebration, Fla., opened a gynecology practice together in Orlando. Their oldest daughter attends Cornell.
1992: Claudia Montgomery-Hays and husband Steve live with children Matthew and Emily in downtown Annapolis, Md. She competed in her first Olympic-length triathlon in May.
1995: Olayemi O. Osiyemi and wife Valerie of West Palm Beach, Fla., announce the arrival of daughter Liya, their second child.
1996: Eric Carr of Owings Mills, Md., apologizes for not attending the 10-year reunion in May. He and wife Sharon were attending a wedding and celebrating their 10th anniversary in Jamaica. They report that their four children are doing well. Carr practices internal medicine. Monica Sarang of Los Angeles reports that she is busy balancing private practice and chasing after her two sons.
1997: Barbara Matthews has begun classes toward an MPH degree at Johns Hopkins. Jay Weiner and Debra Schwab, ‘00, of Phoenix, Md., announce the arrival of Benjamin Charles, their first, on April 25.

2000s
2000: Danita Harrison Akingba and husband George of Silver Spring, Md., announce the birth of daughter Arielle Oluwasade, their first, on March 6. Akingba has completed year two of a three-year fellowship in urogynecology and female pelvic reconstructive surgery in the GBMC/UMMS program.
2001: Teresa I. Kulie of Madison, Wis., is on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin. Her two children, Alex and Katie, keep her busy. Shahrzad Tabibi of Reston, Va., is in year one of a private OB/GYN practice.
2002: Kendall Garing of Grimeland, N.C., is joining a private practice in Ashboro, N.C., after completing an internal medicine/pediatrics residency training at the University Health System in Greenville.


John A. Kastor, MD, former chairman of the department of medicine, published You and Your Arrhythmia—A Guide to Heart Rhythm Problems for Patients and Their Families, by Jones & Bartlett Publishers.


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