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Paul Broomfield ’75 works in a private practice on Long Island, NY, with six other doctors doing gastroenterology exclusively. He and his wife, Iris Broomfield ’77, have two children: Elizabeth and Mark.

David V. Diamond ’75 is associate director of the MIT Medical Department, a multi-specialty group practice serving the 25,000 members of the MIT community. In addition, David is a consultant to the MIT community as the chief of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He was recently elected secretary/treasurer of the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. David has four children: Forrest, 19, an MIT undergraduate, Holden, 17, starting at the University of Rochester in the fall, Bram, 16, and Eden, 14.

Thomas C. Platt ’75 RES’81 is medical director of Cherry Street Health Services, a federally qualified community health center with 12 locations surrounding Grand Rapids, MI.


Mitchell Lester ’79 has been part of Fairfield County Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Associates private practice in Norwalk, CT, since leaving Boston Children’s Hospital in 1999. He also “recently started a study of oral peanut desensitization (the first outside a tertiary care center) with colleagues in West Hartford. We have enrolled 50 patients (largest series to date) with success.”

Nicholas Sadovnikoff is co-director of Brigham & Women’s Hospital’s surgical intensive care unit in Boston. He is also director of the BWH Fellowship in Anesthesiology Critical Care. His wife, Marcie Rubin, MD, works at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. They have three children: Derek, 20; Fredericka, 18; and Sophie, 14. Nicholas writes, “I see a lot of Galen Henderson MD’93 and work closely with him as he is co-director of the Neuro ICU.”

Marie-Florence Shadlen ’79 recently joined New York Methodist Hospital’s Department of Medicine as chief of geriatrics and palliative care. Florence was previously chief of geriatrics at the Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System’s Brooklyn campus. She is board certified in both internal and geriatric medicine and has completed fellowships in geriatric medicine at Brown and Stanford University. Florence will be in charge of palliative care, a relatively new branch of medicine in which she sees a lot of hope: “A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that people receiving palliative care live longer than those who have not received the benefits of a team approach to enhance their quality of life,” she says.

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