The Class of 1971 celebrated its 30th reunion in June 2001 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Read on to find out how many of these alumni have been keeping busy.

Alan J. Baxter, M.D. ’71, is working part-time after practicing emergency room medicine until 1991. Baxter lives in Pembroke Pines, Florida, and is entertaining the idea of pursuing an academic career in biology or ecology.

Robert Blalock, M.D. ’71, is a faculty member in family practice at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine, following 24 years of private medical practice in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Michael Coverman, M.D. ’71, has a private dermatology practice in Austin, Texas, and has been recognized as an innovator in the cosmetic dermatological field in Austin.

Vince Gemellaro, M.D. ’71, is a pathologist in New York City. Gemellaro received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Miami School of Business Administration in 1994.

Ed George, M.D. ’71, along with several partners, has the largest practice of hematology/oncology in Virginia. He also serves as an associate professor of medicine at the Eastern Virginia School of Medicine.

J. Ted Giuffrida, M.D. ’71, is an interventional radiologist living in Longwood, Florida. His oldest child, T.J., is a dermatology resident at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Michael F. Graham, M.D. ’71, practices medicine in Miami as a general surgeon specializing in hernia repairs. With his two associates, also University of Miami alumni, Graham has written and published several book chapters on hernia repairs.

Bruce J. Grolier, M.D. ’71, owns a walk-in clinic and practices emergency room medicine on a part-time basis at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Florida. Grolier has served as ER and EMS director for more than ten years.

Neel Hammond, M.D. ’71, lives in Missoula, Montana, and plans to enter law school after 23 years of practicing medicine as an oncologist.

Timothy Charles Harrell, M.D. ’71, began his medical career as a military doctor before becoming an emergency room physician. He now practices internal medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Otto J. N. Kunst, M.D. ’71, has served as medical director of radiology at Caylor-Nickel Medical Center in Bluffton, Indiana, for more than six years. He previously served as the chief operating officer of the Medina Radiology Group in Medina, Ohio.

Robert Kurzon, M.D. ’71, is chief of pathology at Memorial Hospital West in Pembroke Pines, Florida. His son, Jeff, attends the University of Miami School of Medicine.

Lawrence L. Love, M.D. ’71, has a private practice in comprehensive ophthalmology in Paris, Texas, with a surgical interest in cataract and intra-ocular lens implants. Love is president of the county medical society, president of the CHRISTUS St. Joseph’s Health System medical staff, and is on the hospital’s board of trustees.

Luis T. Menendez, M.D. ’71, has a private dermatology practice in Tampa, Florida. He has been president of the Florida Society of Dermatology, Hillsborough County Medical Association, and the Tampa Bay Latin American Medical Society.

Terry Merkin, M.D. ’71, is a Kaiser partner physician specializing in palliative medicine in Claremont, California. Merkin spent one year in Guatemala as part of the Earthquake Disaster Manage-ment Team, helping victims of the February 4, 1976, quake.

Shirley Mondo Moye, M.D. ’71, retired after practicing radiology for more than 21 years, serving the last four as chief of service at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Miami.

Mary K. Richards, M.D. ’71, a cardiologist in Little Rock, Arkansas, recently earned a black belt in tae kwon do.

John L. Rodgers, M.D. ’71, is a retired pathologist who served as medical laboratory director and chairman of the pathology department at Indian River Memorial Hospital in Vero Beach, Florida. He also was director of the Indian River Blood Bank and associate medical examiner in District 19 of Florida. Rodgers has participated in two Medical Mission trips to Colombia and the Philippines.

Shirley White Welch, M.D. ’71, served as medical director of The Frostproof Migrant Health Clinic and worked in the emergency room at the Morton Plant in Clearwater, Florida, before starting her own general practice in Brandon, Florida. She is retired in Las Vegas, Nevada, and volunteers with diabetes support groups, runs an Internet business, and invests in real estate.

Robert Andrews Williams, M.D. ’71, is a retired Air Force colonel and served as the doctor-in-charge of POW returns in the Vietnam War. He has been practicing medicine for a cruise line since 1992, and lives in Rome, Georgia.

Carlos E. Stincer, M.D. ’73, has been elected president of the medical staff for 2002 at Mercy Hospital in Miami, Florida.

Mitchell Silverman, M.D. ’81, has been in private practice for the past 14 years as a hand surgeon in the Los Angeles, California, area.

Wilfred Aguila, M.D. ’91, is a partner in a group practice at the Bay Area Surgical Association in Brandon, Florida. Aguila is a board member of the American Cancer Society.

Andrew Lieber, M.D. ’91, has a private pediatrics practice in Denver, Colorado. He was recently elected to a second term as secretary/treasurer of the Colorado Chapter of the Academy of Pediatrics.

Michael D. Randell, M.D. ’91, lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is in private practice as an obstetrician/ gynecologist.

Janine Ebeoglu Sanchez, M.D. ’91, is an assistant professor of pediatric endocrinology at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

In Memoriam
Jeannette Stuhl Gider, M.D. ’66, passed away last February. Gider practiced family medicine and was an active member of the Medical Alumni Association Board of Directors for 12 years. Donations in her memory can be made to the John K. Robinson Loyalty Fund by calling 305-243-6256.

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