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Joseph Perlman is currently working in a private practice in Spring, TX. He is working to develop an affiliation with a United Arab Emirates hospital to establish a cosmetic and reconstructive surgery center for patients from the Middle East and East Africa.


Joel Shalowitz ’74 is at Northwestern University, where he is a professor of health enterprise management at the Kellogg School of Management and a professor of medicine and preventive medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a co-editor and author of a new book, Medical Innovation and Government Intervention.


Linda Semlitz ’75 says, “I just had a chance to catch up with Alan Muney and his wife, Karen, in Providence while visiting our daughter Liz ’09, who just started the first year of the medical school program, and my son, Cameron, starting the second half of a combined program with Colgate and Columbia University in physics and engineering. I have also been participating in a Healthy Health Care series that examines medical and mental health treatment in Japan. After five years in the pharmaceutical industry, I decided to join the non-profit world. I’m now the clinical director of the Tokyo English Life Line, a non-profit organization that provides a lifeline and face-to-face professional counseling to the international and multicultural families in Japan.”

Robert Weinberg ’74 has become a grandfather with the birth of his granddaughter, Natalie.


Michael Migliori ’79, P’11, ’12 has been appointed chief of ophthalmology at Rhode Island Hospital. Migliori previously served as physician and surgeon as well as director of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at Rhode Island Hospital since 1989. He serves on the faculty as a clinical associate profesor of ophthalmology at Alpert Medical School.


John Van Deren ’80 writes that he works at Kings Daughters Medical Center, Ashland, KY, in administration and IT applications. Lewis Satloff works at a pediatric dental surgery center in Fresno, CA, with immigrant Hmong and Hispanic children who have suffered severe dental neglect.


Michael Rossi ’81 is currently the physician executive director at Lehigh Valley Physician Group in Allentown, PA, a 500+ physician multispecialty practice of Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was recently named the Walter and Hazel May Endowed Chair in Cardiology as well as clinical professor of medicine at Penn State University College of Medicine. He and his wife, Barbara, have four children.


Rich Parker says: “I remain an internist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. I still see my own in-patients! I am the medical director for our 1,700-doctor organization and I frequently serve as an expert witness in malpractice cases. Happily married with four children.”


Paulo Pacheco writes: “My partner, Paul Brennan ’90, and I have a 3-and-a-half-year-old daughter named Isabel. She is incredibly funny and has brought incredible joy to our lives. We love walking her to her school every day in the West Village.” He is currently in private practice in gastroenterology in Manhattan and is co-directing a GI course for fourth-years at NYU Medical Center. He is also on the publications committee of the American College of Gastroenterology.


Sara Fazio ’91 is currently living in Boston and running the internal medicine clerkship for Harvard medical students at the BIDMC. She is an Associate Master of the Holmes Society at Harvard Medical School and in 2009 received the Society for General Internal Medicine National Award for Scholarship in Medical Education. She says: “Recently Jayson Carr ’91 MD’95 moved to Boston and joined an affiliated practice. I have been sending many medical students his way, and they absolutely love working with him, which is no surprise. I am fortunate to keep in regular touch with (I’m using their maiden names) Triste Coulombe MD’95, Preetha Basaviah ’91 MD’95, Renu Sharaf ’91 MD’95, and Srilata Naidu MD’95.”


Margriet van Achterberg ’93 lives with her husband, Ariel Sabar ’93, and their two children in Washington, DC.

Phyllidia Ku-Ruth ’93 says, “I am practicing part-time internal medicine in a physician-owned multispecialty group in Portland, ME, and was recently elected to the Board of Directors. We successfully recruited Bill (William Ruth MD’97) from his previous position to join me at InterMed and start up an Urgent Care for our group. Emilia is 9 and our son, GW, is 6. We recently moved to Littlejohn Island in Yarmouth, ME, and would love to see old friends and classmates.”

Srihari Naidu ’93 and his wife, Nina, a plastic surgeon, have launched Anokha Skin Care, a line of all-natural products crafted from South Asian plants and botanicals for sensitive skin. Visit for more information. They celebrated the birth of their son, Kiran, in 2009.


Melisa W. Lai Becker ’94 published a letter to the editor in the October 12, 2009, edition of the Boston Globe on health care payment reform, arguing that different types of care require distinct modes of payment as opposed to a one-size-fits-all health care payment model.


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