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Hopkins Medicine Winter 2013

Class Notes

Date: February 1, 2013

1949 James Hansen, of San Pedro, Calif., continues teaching, research, and writing at UCLA and has lectured frequently in the United Kingdom and at annual meetings of the American College of Chest Surgeons. He is the author of Pulmonary Function Testing and Interpretation and co-author of Exercise Testing and Interpretation, as well as a recent article in the Journal of the American Heart Association on a simple new visualization of exercise testing data.

1962 Steven Silverberg, of Goshogawara, Japan, and Bethesda, Md., has received the Distinguished Pathologist Award from the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, recognizing his lifetime of achievements in the field. Now a professor emeritus of pathology at the University of Maryland, he received the award at the academy’s annual meeting in Vancouver.

1967 Alfred M. Cohen, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., “failed” retirement and is now chief medical officer for Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He previously was a colorectal surgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering and also served as director of the
cancer center at the University of Kentucky.

1968 Edwards Schwentker, of Hershey, Pa., professor emeritus of orthopedics and rehabilitation at Penn State’s College of Medicine, has spent the past two years serving as orthopedic consultant to CURE International’s Honduras Hospital in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. More than 1,569 patients have been treated for clubfoot—including 779 who have undergone 1,106 operative procedures during this period. A total of 9,190 patients have been evaluated. In addition to Honduras, the Lemoyne, Pa.-based CURE International operates hospitals for children with physical disabilities in Afghanistan, the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Uganda, the United Arab Emirates, and Zambia.

1970 A. Lee Dellon, of Baltimore, professor of plastic surgery and neurosurgery at Hopkins, recently was made an honorary professor of orthopedic surgery at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, where he gave the Wongzei Chen Memorial Lecture. Dellon also was made an honorary professor of orthopedic surgery at the Fourth Military University’s Xijiing Hospital in Xi’an, China, where he had a signing ceremony for his 2007 book, Pain Solutions, which has been translated into Chinese.

1980 James Economou, of Los Angeles, Calif., has completed his term as the 65th president of the Society of Surgical Oncology. He is vice chancellor for research at UCLA and the Beaumont Professor of Surgery.

John T. Thompson, of Baltimore, has been named president of the American Society of Retina Specialists. Thompson is a partner with Retina Specialists and a member of Greater Baltimore Medical Center’s ophthalmology department and its advisory committee chair.

1982 Nicholas Rajacich of Tacoma, Wash., has been elected president of the 9,800-member Washington State Medical Association. He is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with Multicare Health System in Tacoma.

1987 Philip Wilson, of Hershey, Pa., has co-authored Chocolate as Medicine: A Quest over the Centuries. It is the first book to put a biomedical perspective on the centuries-long effort to uncover chocolate’s potential health benefits. Wilson is a professor of medical humanities and science, technology, and society at Penn State’s College of Medicine in Hershey, as well as director of The Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine at the college.

1991 Peter Pronovost, of Baltimore, professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, Hopkins Medicine’s senior vice president for patient safety and quality, and director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, has been named the first recipient of the American Board of Medical Specialties Health Care Quality and Patient Safety Award.

1992 Thomas Burke, of Havre de Grace, Md., has been named the new medical director of Quality Diagnostics Sleep Center in Forest Hill, Md.

C. Anthony “Tony” Jones, of Boston, Mass., recently represented Philips Healthcare, a Netherlands-based diversified health and well-being company, at a media event announcing the Federal Communications Commission’s new regulations allocating protected spectrum for the wireless medical devices called medical body area networks (MBANs). MBANs could revolutionize the way patients are monitored and help eliminate the restrictive cables that tether them to hospital beds.

1999 Peter Crompton, of Rockville Md., a scientist with the National Institutes of Health, is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Crompton received the award for studies on the mechanisms of naturally acquired immunity to malaria.

Peter Reese, of Philadelphia, Pa., has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Reese currently is in the renal division at the University of Pennsylvania, working with kidney transplant patients and doing transplant epidemiology research.

2001 Michele Manahan, of Baltimore, assistant professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Hopkins, has been re-elected vice speaker of the House of Delegates for The Maryland State Medical Society (MedChi). MedChi is a nonprofit organization that serves as Maryland’s foremost advocate and resource for physicians, their patients, and public health. 

2003 Raquel Hernandez, of St. Petersburg, Fla., has been appointed associate director of the new residency program at All Children’s Hospital.

2004 Brad Sutton of Louisville, Ky., an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Louisville and associate director of electrophysiology at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, has been named chief medical officer of Baltimore-based Sage Growth Partners, a health care consulting, technology, and marketing firm. He also will continue his medical career in Louisville.

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