Faculty, Fellows, House Staff
Date: June 7, 2013
Jack Kushner (faculty, neurosurgery, 1973-81), of Annapolis, has been appointed an Honorary Director General of the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Enrique Hernandez (HS, fellow, and faculty, obstetrics and gynecology, 1977-83), of Narberth, Pa., has been elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons and also elected the second vice president of the American Cancer Society.
William J. Butler (HS, obstetrics and gynecology, 1978-82), of Macon, Ga., has been elected chairman of the Georgia Composite Medical Board, which is responsible for the licensing and discipline of 36,000 physicians and other medical professionals throughout the state. Butler, who has served on the board for six years, is professor and chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mercer University School of Medicine/Medical Center of Central Georgia.
John T. Repke (HS, obstetrics and gynecology, 1978-82; fellow, obstetrics, 1982-84; and faculty, obstetrics and gynecology/pediatrics, 1984-92), of Palmyra, Pa., has been appointed to the editorial board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the official journal of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He has been chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center since 2002.
Julio Lautersztain (HS, pathology, 1980-82), of Tampa, Fla., and his colleagues at Florida Cancer Specialists have just opened a state-of-the-art, integrated cancer center in the city.
Brian E. Mondell (faculty, neurology, 1985-2007), of Baltimore, is the medical director of the Glass Health Programs (a subsidiary of Medmark Services, Inc.) for Baltimore and Harford counties.
Frederick L. Brancati (faculty, medicine; epidemiology, 1989-present) of Baltimore, was named a Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine by the Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees. Brancati, an internationally recognized expert on epidemiology and prevention of type 2 diabetes and related conditions, has been director of the Division of Internal Medicine since 2004. (At press time, the magazine learned of the passing of Dr. Brancati. He died on May 14, after a long battle with ALS. Hopkins Medicine will include more information about his wide-ranging contributions to Johns Hopkins in the fall issue.)
John K. Niparko (faculty, otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, 1991-2012), of Los Angeles, has been named professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine.
Quan Dong Nguyen (fellow, ocular immunology, 1998-99; faculty, ophthalmology, 2001-2013), of Omaha, Neb., has been named professor and chairman of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, as well as director of the university’s new Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute, which opened this spring.
Debraj “Raj” Mukherjee (HS, surgery, 2008-2010), of Los Angeles, has received an Excellence in Medicine Award from the American Medical Association Foundation. He is now a neurosurgery resident at Cedar Sinai Medical Center.