Summer 2017 e-News About and For Alumni

August 18, 2017


Read about the 2017 White Coat Ceremony for the incoming Class of 2021 here.

In a story about medical school applications, U.S. News & World Report included two sample essays; one of those was provided by P&S. Read more.

A new exhibit from Archives & Special Collections, Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library, “P&S” 1767-2017: 250 Years of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, tells the story of the medical school thematically with a focus on historical turning points, distinguished alumni and faculty, buildings, teaching and learning, and student life. It runs through Dec. 20 on Lower Level 2 of the Hammer Health Sciences Building. Read more. Stay informed of anniversary events and features at the 250th website.

An anniversary event coming up in October is Velocity. Read about preparations by faculty, staff, and students to raise money for cancer research.

Space medicine is back as a P&S Club. Read more.

Read about 92-year-old Sylvia Preston Griffiths, professor emeritus of clinical pediatrics, who still practices and teaches at P&S.

The School of Nursing dedicated its new building at 168th Street and Audubon Avenue. Read more.

The Virginia Apgar Academy has new leadership. Read a Q&A with the new director, Rita Charon.

The Academy of Clinical Excellence at P&S welcomed 119 clinicians into its inaugural class. Read about the event.


Charles Hamlin’67 gave a presentation called “Mortality, Morality and Honor: The End of Life Paradigm” at the Northeast Harbor Library in Maine in July. Read more.

The Hospital for Special Surgery presented Thomas P. Sculco’69, surgeon-in-chief emeritus, with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the hospital’s 34th annual tribute dinner. Read more.

Richard Casden’75 has been selected to join the Physician Board at the American Health Council. Read more.

Read a profile of James Dunford’76, recipient of an emergency services award.

Castle Connolly Private Health Partners has announced a collaboration with Michael Siegal’77. Read more.

Alan Spiro’77 has joined the leadership team of Blue Health Intelligence as senior vice president and chief medical officer. Read more.

Andrea Dunaif’77 has been appointed the new chief of the Hilda and J. Lester Gabrilove Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Bone Disease at the Mount Sinai Health System. Read more.

Mary Bassett’79 has been named an honoree of the 23rd annual Black Tie & Sneakers Gala of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health. The gala will take place in October. Read more.

Ira Jacobson’79 has joined NYU Langone Health as its new director of hepatology within the Division of Gastroenterology. Read more.

David Goldberg’81 has joined the NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Westchester. Read more.

Gary Gelbfish’82 has been appointed to the CorMedix Board of Directors. Read more.

Maria A. Oquendo’84 is now chair of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Read more.

Guam Regional Medical City has brought aboard Joseph Wiedermann’84, an interventional cardiologist. Read more.

Miguel Conde’86 has been named a 2017 Top Doctor in Livingston, N.J. Read more.

Laura Forese’87 will be an honoree of the 2017 Columbus Celebration of the Columbus Citizens Foundation. Read more.

Todd Evans’87 PhD has been appointed associate dean for research at Weill Cornell Medicine. Read more.

Jo Buyske’87 will become executive director of the American Board of Surgery Sept. 1. Read more.

Thomas H. Lee’87 has become president of the 2,200-member American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society. Read more.

A California newspaper has written about the poetry of Dawn McGuire’87 and her recent book. Read more.

The American College of Physicians named Davoren Chick’92 as the organization’s senior vice president for medical education. Read more.

Read a New Yorker article about why Karen Kinsell’93 decided to practice in a tiny Georgia town, “a place that needed me.”

Christopher Touloukian’94 was appointed to the medical staff of Berkshire Medical Center. Read more.

Read an op-ed Sara May’00 wrote about Obamacare.

Prashant Sinha’02 has been named chief of surgery at NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn. Read more.

Kevin Asher’04 talked to a Springfield, Mass., newspaper about the value of seeking medical help for sexual dysfunction problems. Read more.

Stuart P. Weisberg’05 PhD/’07 MD was among three fellows who completed a blood banking/transfusion medicine fellowship at the New York Blood Center. Read more

Read about Abdul El-Sayed’14 and the Michigan governor’s race. More coverage about his campaign can be found in the Windsor Star and Home Town Life.

Ani Nalbandian’16 received the John N. Loeb Intern of the Year Award at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. Read more.


D. Bonta Hiscoe’46

Lawrence L. “Larry” Weed’47

Gordon Allen’50

John Sarno’50

John Bryant’53

Robert Maslansky’56

Edward Kaplan’59

Ted Stanley’65     

David Curtis’72

Steven Collins’73

Jules Manger’75

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