Arthur L. Diskin, M.D. ’79, received the Physician Business Leader of the Year Award in April 2003 from Florida Medical Business Journal. He is chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, home to one of only four residency programs in emergency medicine in Florida.

George T. Duvall, M.D. ’73, is an intensivist/nephrologist at Indian River Memorial Hospital in Vero Beach, Florida.

Douglas C. Miller, M.D., Ph.D. ’78, has been named a full professor of neuropathology and neurosurgery at New York University Medical Center in New York City. He also has been elected to the Council of Pathology Residency Directors.

Roger W. Yurt, M.D. ’72, is Johnson & Johnson Distinguished Professor of Surgery at New York Presbyterian Cornell Medical Center and director of the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center in New York City. He recently received the 2003 Hewitt Award from the Royal Society of Medicine for Distin-guished Achievement in the Improvement of Human Health.

Francisco Alvarez-Gill, M.D. ’81, was named medical director and chief of anesthesiology at Miami’s Mercy Hospital Bayside Ambulatory Center for Surgery and Digestive Disorders. The new center is one of the largest freestanding surgical centers in the southeastern United States, with nine operating rooms and six endoscopy suites.

Lisa Keep, M.D., M.P.H. ’88, has been appointed the director of Tropical Public Health at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.


Lourdes A. Casuso, M.D. ’97, is a glaucoma subspecialist at the Center for Excellence in Eye Care at Baptist Hospital in Miami.

Paul J. Cohen, M.D. ’91, was elected to a three-year term as chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center near Denver, Colorado.

Philip J. Gold, M.D. ’91, was appointed director of clinical research at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, Washington, where he lives with his wife Caryn and their three sons, Adam, Ethan, and Ashe.

Vincent M. Pedre, M.D. ’99, completed his internal medicine residency training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City last year. He has since worked in the World Trade Center Worker and Volunteer Medical Screening Program, an environmental medicine research project and medical screening program focused on the health consequences of those who worked on the September 11th recovery effort.

David L. Mintz, M.D. ’93, lives in the Berkshires with his wife and two daughters. He is director of residency training and director of continuing medical education at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The center is ranked among the top 15 psychiatric facilities in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Mintz’s focus is on the long-term psychoanalytic care of severely disturbed and treatment-refractory patients.

Mary Ellen Quiceno, M.D. ’99, has just finished her residency in neurology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) at Dallas. She is now completing a fellowship in behavioral neurology at UTSW.

Sean A. Simon, M.D. ’99, is entering his fifth year of general sur-gery residency at UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

Perri E. Young, M.D. ’99, is currently finishing a year as chief resident in internal medicine
at UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

Tamara Katy, M.D. ’00, is currently working as an emergency room associate at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.


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