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
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.
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