Barry T. Katzen, M.D. ’70, founder and
medical director of Baptist Cardiac and Vascular
Institute, is the first American to receive the
Gold Medal Award from the Cardiovascular and
Interventional Radiological Society of Europe.
Myles B. Abbott, M.D. ’72, has a private
in Berkeley and Orinda,
California. He was recently elected as the chair
of District IX (California) of the American Academy
of Pediatrics (AAP), where he will lead the efforts
of some 5,000 pediatricians in California. He
is also a member of the Board of Directors of
the American Board of Pediatrics.
Gary Steinman, M.D., Ph.D. ’73, assistant
clinical professor of obstetrics at Yeshiva University’s
Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx,
New York, is performing research on the connection
between a mother’s dairy consumption and
the likelihood she will give birth to fraternal
Mark Multach, M.D. ’82, chief of the
Division of General Medicine at the Miller
School, won the Internist of the Year award
for “outstanding dedication to the practice
of internal medicine” at the annual state
meeting of the Florida chapter of the American
College of Physicians.
Gregg Friedman, M.D. ’85, has a private
psychiatry practice in Aventura, Florida. He
and wife Julie Friedman, M.D. ’92, recently
celebrated their 14th anniversary.
Peter A. Cole, M.D. ’90, has been promoted
to professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University
of Minnesota. He and wife Nancy founded Scalpel
at the Cross, a medical mission in the Amazon.
Ryan Madanick, M.D. ’98, was the “doctor
in the house” at the World Series of Poker
in Las Vegas.
George A. Ralls, M.D. ’98, is medical director
of the Orange County Emergency Medical Services
(EMS) System and faculty member of the Orlando
Regional Medical Center Emergency Medicine residency
George L. Baum, M.D., died on July 28, 2006.
He became a member of the faculty of the
University of Miami School of Medicine when
it opened in The
Biltmore Hotel. Later he became a full professor
and retired as professor emeritus.
Harold B. Heiss, M.D. ’57, passed away
on October 1, 2006. Living in South Florida
since 1936, he obtained his undergraduate and
medical degrees from the University of Miami
and practiced in Fort Lauderdale until he retired
Vernon P. Zeigler, M.D. ’67,
a Jacksonville physician for more than 30 years,
died October 13, 2006. He earned his medical
degree from the University of Miami. He was
of the medical staff at St. Luke’s Hospital