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Virginia Schmidt Parker is in private practice at Kent Rheumatologists, Inc, in Warwick, RI. She and her husband, David, have two sons—Matthew, a lawyer in Providence, and Ted, a teacher.


Joel I. Shalowitz ’74, P’03 has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Novadaq Technologies Inc., a developer of real-time imaging systems for use in the operating room. Joel is professor and director of Health Industry Management at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, professor of preventive medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine, and visiting professor of health industry management at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. He co-founded, and is managing partner of, a 20-member primary care group in the suburban Chicago area.


Alan Muney ’75’s daughter Sara Kraner ’04 married Jason Fleischer in June 2010 in St. Louis.


Philip Kantoff ’76 is director of the Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and has been appointed to the Clinical Advisory Board of Bellicum Pharmaceuticals.


Judith Owens ’77 has been appointed head of pediatric sleep medicine at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Judy writes that it was a tough decision to leave her position as associate professor of pediatrics at Brown and Lifespan, “but the lure of a new challenge, not to mention the proximity to Capitol Hill and NIH, made this too good to turn down. And with my ‘baby’ going off to college, this was the right timing from a personal standpoint.”


Michael Acker ’78 is chief of the Cardiovascular Surgery Division at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and is the William Maul Measey Professor of Surgery. He was featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer story about the CorCap Cardiac Support Device for patients with heart failure. The flexible polyester mesh jacket encases the heart, helping it to pump. Acker has used the experimental device in about 30 patients who had not responded to other treatments for heart failure.

Esther Nash ’78, P’09 writes that her daughter, Rachel Nash ’09, has entered her first year of medical school at George Washington University. Es is vice president, Clinical Innovation and Strategy, OptumHealth.

Mitchell Rosenberg ’78, a cardiologist and composer, saw his new choral piece, Candles of Freedom, debut December 9 at the annual winter concert at Philadelphia’s William Penn Charter School. Rosenberg describes his first choral work as a “jazzy waltz,” adding, “If Chopin were to write a Hanukkah song, it might start like this.” Rosenberg is an attending physician at Kennedy University Hospital-Cherry Hill. An article about his composition appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer.


Michael E. Migliori ’79, P’11, ’12,’14 was appointed chief of Ophthalmology at Rhode Island Hospital in October 2009 and was recently elected vice president of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at its annual meeting.

Albert Wessen, David Lewis, Vincent Mor, David Greer, and Lois Monteiro in June 2010.
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