Matthew Q. Pompeo, M.D. ’88, was a member of the second class of six-year medical students. Pompeo completed general surgery and cardiothoracic training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He currently practices in Dallas as a general surgeon and certified wound specialist treating complex wounds.

Paul H. Ting, M.D. ’92, has been promoted to associate professor of anesthesiology at the University of Virginia. Ting has won the Teacher of the Year award, which acknowledges dedication to resident education in anesthesiology, for a record four straight years.

John Lafferty, M.D. ’93, is a Miami anesthesiologist who invented a device that could eventually replace the traditional syringe and needle in emergency situations. The Dragon Drug Gun has six chambers that can accept drug cartridges, allowing multiple drugs to be administered rapidly.

Jennifer Fortner, M.D. ’99, has opened a private practice in general adult psychiatry in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, Fortner provides psychiatric services to students at Georgia Tech University.

Craig D. Gordon, M.D. ’02, completed his rheumatology fellowship at Duke Medical Center in June. Gordon, who concurrently earned an M.B.A. from Duke while completing his fellowship, accepted a position in July with the Manhattan investment banking firm Cowen and Company, which focuses on health care and technology.

Adam L. Blomberg, M.D. ’04, is finishing the last year of his anesthesiology residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Named chief resident for the 2007-2008 year, Blomberg would like to do a pediatric anesthesiology fellowship.

Danielle Lauren Scher, M.D. ’07, is a captain in the U.S. Army who will be doing a five-year residency in ortho-paedic surgery at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. Inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Scher is a 2003 graduate of Vassar College.

In Memoriam
Mark Cardozo, M.D. ’83, passed away on February 14, 2007, in Providence, Rhode Island. After earning his medical degree from the University of Miami,
Cardozo was an internist and family practitioner in Tampa. He had moved back to Rhode Island to be with his family following the death of his father.

Jaswant S. Pannu, M.D. ’67, died June 9, 2007, in Fort Lauderdale. An ophthalmologist, Pannu invented and patented the universal intraocular lens used during cataract surgery to avoid injury to delicate eye tissue. After serving an ophthalmology residency at Evanston Hospital in Illinois, in 1971 he opened the Pannu Laser Institute in Fort Lauderdale.