Charles Dunn, M.D. ’62, received the Dade County Medical Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in March 2002. Dunn practices family medicine in Coral Gables, Florida.

Trisha Rothenberg Roth, M.D. ’69, received the Susan Laufer Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Support Group Awareness.” She has served as chair of the Health Committee for the Parent-Teacher Association in Beverly Hills, California, and last year worked with the American Academy of Pediatrics to define the effects of psychological maltreatment on children. Roth is creating professional awareness and utilization of peer support programs during and after treatment at hospital eating disorder units.

Michael J. Federline, M.D. ’71, practices emergency room medicine in Louisiana.

Henry Haire, M.D. ’71, is a nephrologist in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, after nine years of private practice in central Florida. Upon retirement, Haire plans to teach.

Phyllis Frank Kashins, M.D. ’71, practices general internal medicine and geriatrics in East Brunswick, New Jersey, after positions in Miami, New York, California, and Virginia.

Bob Koster, M.D. ’71, practices internal medicine in Dallas, Texas. He also finds time for business in real estate.

James McAleer, M.D. ’71, is an emergency physician and occasionally covers a pediatric practice in Longwood, Florida.

John S. Pace, M.D. ’71, is an anesthesiologist in Wilmington, North Carolina. He has served as chief of staff at a local hospital, president of the North Carolina Anesthesiology Society, and member of the Board of Directors of the National Anesthesiology Society.

Robert G. Quellette, M.D. ’71, is an obstetrician/gynecologist in Deland, Florida.

Wayne Riskin, M.D. ’71, practices rheumatology in South Florida.

Robin A. Rittgers, M.D. ’71, is a gastroenterologist in St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Manuel A. Penalver, M.D. ’77, received the Drs. Carlos J. Finlay and Walter Reed Gold Medal of Honor at the 2002 Cuban-American Medical Convention held in Miami Beach.

Jorge L. Gonzales, M.D. ’78, is a practicing cardiologist and serves as medical director for the Watson Clinic, a 175-physician multispecialty group practice in Lakeland, Florida.

Thomas B. Poulton, M.D. ’79, is a diagnostic radiologist at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio, and served as president of the Ohio State Radiological Society for the 2002-2003 term.

Neal Nirenberg, M.D. ’81, has a private ophthalmology practice in Mesa, Arizona, and lives in Scottsdale. He published an article in the October 2002 issue of Ophthalmology Times on intraocular lens implantation.

Karthik Ramaswamy, B.S. ’82, M.D. ’85, a cardiologist at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, was the first physician in North Carolina to implant the newly approved Medtronic InSync cardiac resynchronization device into a patient. The device uses electrical pulses to help avert heart failure.

Charles “Chuck” Hodges, M.D. ’84, is currently serving as medical director of the Hospitalist Service at Raleigh Community Hospital, part of the Duke University Medical System in North Carolina.

Bruce J. Man, M.D. ’84, was awarded the Master of Medical Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh last September. He joins an exclusive group of physicians numbering fewer than 360 nationwide who hold this degree. Man is president of Medical Associates Pediatrics in Leominster, Massachusetts, and a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Lou Romig, M.D. ’84, is the pediatric emergency medicine attending physician and the Emergency Medical Service liaison at Miami Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida.

Charles Sand, M.D. ’85, was elected vice president of the American Heart Association Florida/Puerto Rico Affiliate Board of Directors. Sand also is an emergency room physician at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida.

William Trattler, M.D. ’92, received the Outstanding Young Ophthalmologist Leadership Award from the Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO). This award is presented to a Florida ophthalmologist who has demonstrated leadership, service, competence, and devotion to the high ethical and professional standards of the FSO.

Ryan Madanick, M.D. ’98, is working as a gastrointestinal fellow at Jackson Memorial Hospital after completing his internal medicine residency at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadephia, Pennsylvania. Ryan also joined the Medical Alumni Association Board of Directors last fall.

Adam Ball, M.D. ’99, is receiving residency training in urology at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Ball served as preceptor at the 2002 Florida Keys Health Fair in Key West, an annual event presented by University of Miami School of Medicine students.

Eric R. Carlson, M.D. ’00, was appointed professor and chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine.

Jing-Jing M. Cardona, M.D. ’02, was promoted to lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserves. She is on duty at Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.


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