Class Notes


Alan S. Graubert, M.D. '63, has retired from private practice. He resides in Weston, Florida, and can be reached by e-mail at

Paul Hildebrand, M.D. '68, is currently the president of the Tacoma Emergency Medicine Association and regional medical director of the Franciscan Hospitals-West Emergency Services at the St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington.

Carlos A. Suarez, M.D. '68, has been elected president of the South Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, an international organization. He currently has a private practice in South Miami and specializes in vascular surgery.


Raymond Woosley, M.D., Ph.D. '73, wrote an article in a recent issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, along with two colleagues, where they compared airline safety and drug safety, noting that adverse reactions to medications kill 100,000 Americans a year. This is a significantly higher number than those who die in plane crashes, which are usually more thoroughly investigated. Woosley states that the intention of the article is to encourage the establishment of an independent drug safety agency much like the transportation safety board.

David Lee Harr, M.D. '76, has been practicing at the Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva, North Carolina, for the past eight years. He recently received his subspecialty boards in neuroradiology and was appointed senior member of the American Society of Neuroradiology. He lives with his family in the Smokey Mountains.

Carol E. Rose, M.D. '78, is an anesthesiologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and serves as the vice president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. She is slated to become president of that society in October 2000. She can be reached at

Anne Rompalo, M.D. '79, is an associate professor of medicine, gynecology, and epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and also serves as the medical director of the CDC Mid-Atlantic STD Education and Training Center. She lives in Baltimore with her husband, Charlie Wiener, M.D. '82, and their three children.


Herman H. Harms, M.D., Ph.D. '80, is currently living in the Netherlands. His former classmates can reach him via e-mail at


Betty Bellman, M.D. '91, has recently opened a new dermatology office at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami.

Lawrence I. Garter, M.D. '91, has opened his own pediatric practice in Plantation, Florida. He completed his residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital and has served the west Broward area for the past five years.

David E. Perloff, M.D. '91, has moved his office to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Michael A. Snyder, M.D. '91, is an attending general surgeon and partner at the Lewis-Gale Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia. He became board certified in September 1998. He can be reached by e-mail at

Anthony J. Barile, M.D. '93, is currently the head of the HIV Clinical Research Program, and a staff physician in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.



In Memoriam

David J. Newell, M.D. '87, died on January 29, 1999, at age 39, from complications related to acute myelocypic leukemia at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Newell was born in Brighton, Massachusetts, and moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he graduated from Northeast High School.

He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and his medical degree from the University of Miami. He served his residency at Loyola Medical Center and practiced as a surgeon at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. He moved to California seven years ago to open a private ear, nose, and throat practice. Newell is survived by his parents, Marilyn Loftus and Frederick J. Newell; brother, Scott F. Newell; sister, Cynthia J. Duggan; and brother-in-law, Paul.



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