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1936: Morris J. Nicholson of Sun City, Ariz., keeps busy with daily activities and an occasional outing, and wife Genevieve keeps him sharp and on his toes. Nicholson looks forward to his 100th birthday later this year.

1940s1943D: Augustus H. Frye Jr., of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., reports that his retirement at 91 years of age was much too young to quit. He was forced into retirement last year after breaking his hip. Until that time he had been performing knee and shoulder arthroscopy. 1946: John R. Gamble lives on a farm in Lincolnton, N.C. He fishes every opportunity he can get and enjoys spending summers in the mountains. Widowed now for three years, Gamble’s son is a CPA, his oldest daughter is a physician, and youngest daughter practices law. In addition, his grandson is in medical school and his granddaughter is in graduate school studying public health. 1947: E. Anne Mattern of Rockville, Md., continues mowing her three-acre lawn with the help of her tractor, despite having a ventricular defibrillator implanted last August. She keeps all classmates in her daily prayers.

1950s 1950: H. H. Bleecker Jr., of San Pedro, Calif., reports that his knee is fine; his golf is poor; his fishing is good; and his work is okay. He looks forward to seeing everyone at the 60th reunion in spring. v Frank Kasik has lived at the Oak Crest Village Retirement Community in Baltimore for 14 years and has been a widower since 1997. He has five children, 14 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. 1952: Timothy D. Baker of Cockeysville, Md., published “Indirect Costs of Disease and Injury in Maryland.” The paper explores lost years of productivity from premature mortality and disability which generates an amount greater than the direct costs of hospitalization, physician fees, medicine, etc.—a comparison unrecognized in the health care reform debate, according to Baker. v Larry D. Egbert of Baltimore reports that he is out on bail following his February arrest for working as medical director for the Final Exit Network, an organization dedicated to the possibility that patients can die in a manner which they control. 1955: Paul G. Mueller is enjoying photography and reading history at his assisted-living residence in Pasadena, Md. 1956: Richard L. Plumb of Houston vacationed with the families of his son and daughter last summer in the Texas hill country. 1958: Harvey Friedlander and wife Lynn of Calabasis, Calif., are heading for Israel in March, and in July they are taking a Mediterranean cruise. v William T. Ward of Saratoga, Wyo., published two volumes on Wyoming’s foremost artist, Elling William Gollings. They are entitled Elling William “Bill” Gollings—A Cowboy Artist; and Gollings—More of the Story.

1960s 1960: Michael J. Fellner of New York City returned to work after a two-year retirement. He is teaching dermatology at Metropolitan Hospital and running four dermatology clinics. v Morton E. Smith of Montclair, N.J., delivered the Zimmerman Lecture at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting in October 2009. 1964: Edgar V. McGinley of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed his family medicine boards in July 2009. v Richard G. Shugarman of West Palm Beach, Fla., was the 2009 recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Secretariat Award. 1965: Barbara J. Bourland is happily retired in Houston. She has beautiful twin grandsons Bradley and Mtchell. 1966: Louis E. Grenzer of Cockeysville, Md., reports that his oldest daughter Ellen recently gave birth to triplets, and he now has 12 grandchildren. 1967: Allan S. Pristoop of Owings Mills, Md., reports that one of his sons is a teaching and attending/hospitalist at Downstate Medical Center/Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, while his other son works for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle. 1968: Morton B. Blumberg and wife Carol of Snowmass Village, Colo., announce the birth of Alexa Faith, their first grandchild, on February 2, 2009. v Alice S. Tannenbaum of New York City works part time and is winding down as a community pathologist. She reports the birth of a new granddaughter on December 22, 2008.

1970s 1970: Willie A. Andersen of Charlottesville, Va., retired from clinical practice and surgery at the University of Virginia on July 10, 2009. 1971: George H. Brouillet of Ellicott City, Md., was named 2009 outstanding physician at Kernan Hospital where he serves as chief of surgery and director of its joint replacement center. 1972: Elizabeth R. Brown of Silver Lake, N.H., retired in July 2008. 1974: Jeffrey Deitz of Trumbull, Conn., has completed his first novel and recently published an article in the New York Times about aggression in athletes. 1975: Patricia Falcao of Needham, Mass., is an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School working in forensic mental health and addiction medicine. She is active in areas of promoting women’s leadership roles and resolving health disparities through committee work with the Massachusetts Medical Society. v Andrew B. Rudo of Owings Mills, Md., is in full-time practice and continues playing rock & roll in his band Shrink the Deficit with classmate Jonathan Book. 1976: Timothy E. Bainum of Laguna Beach, Calif., participates in yearly volunteer missions to third world countries. He is chairman of the board and managing director for Diamond Bank in Glenwood, Ark. v Martin J. Sheridan of Baltimore reports that daughter Monique Husbands will graduate from Maryland in spring. She and husband Christopher have a one-year-old daughter named Finley. 1977: Martin I. Herman and wife Lynette of Cordova, Tenn., greeted their first grandchild, Elissa June, on January 24, 2008. They are expecting a second in February. They also proudly announce the marriage of daughter Camille to Devin Boyle on December 20, 2009. They are approaching Herman’s impending retirement with mixed feelings of trepidation and excitement. They continue to support the foundation for fighting blindness, and whenever time permits Herman is still riding his Harley Davidson. v Edward B. Mishner of Baltimore is a grandfather, as daughter Erin gave birth to a boy on August 5, 2009. Rona Eisen of Bethesda, Md., is enjoying part-time office GYN and training for marathons. 1978: Jonathan A. Edlow of Newtonville, Mass., had a second book published by Yale University Press. It’s a collection of true medical detective stories entitled The Deadly Dinner Party. There are 15 “House meets Holmes”—type stories. The book is available at major bookstores and the Amazon.com website. v Ian S. Elliot and wife Susan of Toledo, Ohio, report the birth of their first grandson, Sam Scott, on August 30, 2009. 1979: Bruce D. Koehler of Temple, Tex., reports that son Michael is an emergency medicine resident at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, while daughter Kelly is a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame. v William O. Richards of Mobile, Ala., is chair of surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Daughter Nicole is a freshman at Emory University.

1980s 1980: Phuong D. Trinh of Rockville, Md., reports that classmate Craig Dickman held a local reunion last summer after the untimely death of classmate Duke Bainum. Despite the sad reason to gather a good time was had by all. Trinh is looking forward to the 30th reunion in spring. v Emily A. Ulmer of Davidsonville, Md., opened a private practice and is in the process of becoming board certified in geriatric medicine. 1983: Eric W. Scott and wife Jennifer of Gainesville, Fla., have been married for 27 years. Their oldest daughter is a freshman at Emory University, their second daughter is a high school senior and youngest is in seventh grade. Scott continues in the practice of neurosurgery. 1984: Ellen S. Deutsch of Media, Pa., is surgical director of the center for simulation, advanced education and innovation at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. v Joseph C. Eshelman Jr., of Brecksville, Ohio, is board certified in occupational medicine in addition to pediatrics. v Heidi Gorsuch-Rafferty and husband Gregg relocated to Penn Laird, Va., where she is a breast surgeon and serves as medical director for hospital breast care. They report that their three children ages 14, 11, and seven are thriving. v David E. Lilienfeld of Foster City, Calif., reports that son Sam is a freshman at Reed College and daughter Eva is a freshman at Hillsdale High School. Wife Karen has established a contract medical writing company entitled Write for the Pharm, while Lilienfeld has begun explorations into building a winery. v Dale Meyer and wife Joy, ’89, of Voorheesville, N.Y., enjoyed their respective reunions last year and look forward to 2014. 1985: Earlene Jordan and husband Bill of Bethesda, Md., are well. They have a daughter in her second year at the University of Maryland College Park and a son in his senior year of high school. They look forward to seeing everyone at the 25th reunion in spring. 1986: David W. Oldach and Toby A. Ritterhoff of Chapel Hill, N.C., report that Oldach has acted on a lifelong love of sailing and is now spending time on Lake Jordan with classmate Barry Saunders. v Joan Ordman of Lutherville, Md., married Dr. Grant Cylus. v Lisa A. Scheinin of Redondo Beach, Calif., found herself running from one plane to the next due to a recent publication. She was invited to speak at a medico-legal conference in Las Vegas on the heels of a personal trip to Peru. 1988: Charles Berul of Bethesda, Md., is chief of cardiology for the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and professor of pediatrics at George Washington University. 1989: Adam F. Dorin of San Diego is a partner of Anesthesia Service Medical Group. He is on the board of directors for the San Diego Medical Society, and he is owner and medical director for the Riverview Medical Facility and Spa in San Diego County. v Stephen F. Hatem of Cleveland celebrates 10-year anniversaries with both wife Amy and working in the Cleveland Clinic. Daughter Sarah is in first grade. Hatem continues enjoying sports and emergency radiology.

1990s 1992: Geoffrey L. Rosenthal and wife Carmel Deckelman, ’89, are happy to be back in Maryland and living in Millersville. Rosenthal is directing the children’s heart center at Maryland’s Hospital for Children, while Deckelman is directing the home front until returning to work in child psychiatry. 1995: Mitesh Kothari of Hagerstown, Md., reports that children Kendall, age nine, Jack, age seven, and Ryan, age two are doing well, and that Lisa, Miller, ’96, has joined his practice. Kothari is looking forward to the 15-year reunion in spring. v Vinay Thohan and wife Jeanne live with their two daughters in Lewisville, N.C. Thohan is director of heart failure/transplantation at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. 1996: Stephanie D. Silverman and husband Adam have moved to Florence, Mass. Both practice family medicine and are on the faculty at Tufts Medical School precepting students. They proudly announce the birth of Talia Danielle on October 2, 2009. She joins brother Asher, age two. 1997: Ruwanthi Samaranayake Campano and husband Angelo of Palmdale, Calif., are busy with their respective medical and law practices. v Daniel Farber of Mount Airy, Md., was selected as an American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society traveling fellow last summer and represented Maryland’s department of orthopaedics at several foot and ankle centers in Vancouver, Seattle, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco. v Martina Afshar Reiss and husband Alex of Tampa recently celebrated the birth of their second son. Reiss practices OB/GYN. v Heidi Ginter Shah and husband Nilesh of Shrewsbury, Mass., report the birth of Jordan Parvati, their third daughter, on June 21, 2009. 1998: Herlene Chatha of Kensington, Md., is a pediatric hospitalist at Anne Arundel Medical Center, while husband Kevin C. Reed continues in the ER with MedStar. 1999: Leslie Emmert-Buck, MD/PhD, and husband Mike live in Easton, Md., with children Nathan, Emily, and Alicia. Emmert-Buck practices ophthalmology. v James L. Medina of Lancaster, Pa., is in charge of physician recruiting for Lancaster Emergency Associates. He and wife Stacie report that son Christian is now six years old, while Adrian is four. v Mallory Williams of Shreveport, La., presented “Strategies in Hemostasis from the Battlefield” at the National Medical Association Annual Scientific Session last summer in Las Vegas.

2000s 2002: Scott M. Katzen and wife Jodi of Columbia, Md., announce the birth of twins Dylan and Avery on May 7, 2009. They join three-year-old Andrew. Katzen completes his interventional cardiology fellowship at Maryland in June. 2004: Aditee Ambardekar has joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is in the department of anesthesiology and critical care at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. v Robert G. Davidson and Ashley Wermine, ’06 of Baltimore were married on September 19, 2009. The best man was Brian Edwards, ’04, and bridesmaids included Jennifer Brown, ’06, Priti Bijpuria, ’06, and Kristin Roussillon, ’06. v Benjamin D. Snyder of Seattle is working as a physiatrist in private practice. His clinical work focuses on spine and sports medicine. He and wife Rachel have two daughters—Nora and Sonia. v Robin Veidt Manson and husband Ted of New York City report the birth of Audrey Kay on May 31, 2009. v Willis Wu and wife Christine Hayes Wu of Rocky River, Ohio, announce the birth of daughter Evelyn Caroline on July 10, 2009. 2006: Larry M. Edelman of Baltimore is an attending for Upper Chesapeake Emergency Physicians in Harford County, following completion of his EM residency.


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Mission: The Medical Alumni Association of the University of Maryland, Inc., in continuous operation since 1875, is an independent charitable organization dedicated to supporting the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Davidge Hall.

Structure: The board consists of five officers and nine board members. Each year more than 100 alumni participate on its seven standing committees and 13 reunion committees.

Membership: Annual dues are $85. Dues are waived for emeritus members (graduated more than 50 years or have reached 70 years of age) and newly graduated alumni, and reduced to $25 for alumni in training. Revenues support salaries for two full-time and five part-time employees, as well as general office expenses to maintain the alumni data base; produce the quarterly Bulletin magazine; stage social events for alumni and students (including the annual Reunion); administer the revolving student loan funds; and oversee conservation work on Davidge Hall and maintain its museum.

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