J. James Rooks
Jr., M.D. ’68, is an otolaryngologist
in Tacoma, Washington, and completed a term
as president of the Pierce County Medical Society.
Howard Maccabee, M.D., Ph.D. ’75, retired
from private practice. He co-founded Northern California’s
first stereotoxic radiosurgery unit at a community
M.D. ’78, is CEO at Victory
Memorial Hospital in Brooklyn. He was selected
by the governor of New York to serve on committees
addressing state hospital planning and health care
Dennis Tihansky, M.D., Ph.D. ’78, received
an award from the Consumers’ Research Council
of America for work in vascular and interventional
Efrain Arroyave, M.D. ’79, is author of Understanding
Cosmetic Procedures: Surgical and Nonsurgical,
a textbook and reference guide for skin care specialists.
Jeffrey Klein, M.D. ’81, is chief of
plastic and reconstructive surgery at Trinity
Health Systems in Minor, North Dakota, and
clinical assistant professor of surgery at
the University of North Dakota School of Medicine
and Health Sciences.
Christopher Kowalsky, M.D. ’85, is deputy
assistant to the chief of the Navy Medical
Corps at the Navy Bureau of Medicine and is
a psychiatrist at the National Navy Medical
Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Stephen Kagan, M.D. ’86, is medical director
of the Sterling Institutional Review Board,
an independent group that aims to protect human
subjects in medical research studies.
J. Michael Di Maio, M.D. ’87, is associate
professor of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical
Center in Dallas. He was awarded the Laurence
and Susan Hirsh/Centex Homes University Distinguished
Professorship in Heart Disease.
Wafik El-Deiry, M.D., Ph.D. ’87, is professor
of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine and program leader of the
radiation biology program at the Abramson Comprehensive
Cancer Center. El-Deiry is editor in chief
of Cancer Biology and Therapy.
Lee Pravder, M.D. ’89, is chief of psychiatry
at Aventura Hospital in Florida.
Craig Bottoni, M.D. ’91, is a colonel in
the U.S. Army Medical Corps and was awarded the
Order of Military Medical Merit and the Medical
Corps “A” Proficiency Designator
Award, equivalent to a full professorship.
William Trattler, M.D. ’92, was voted one
of the Top 50 Opinion Leaders in 2006 for contributions
to cataract and refractive surgery in Cataract
and Refractive Surgery Today.
Gina D’Amato, M.D. ’98, spoke on “Concepts
and Controversies in Oncology Drug Development” at
the Bear Stearns 18th Annual Healthcare Conference
in New York City.
Karl Dhana, M.D. ’98, is medical director
of the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Senior Campus,
a living and health care community for seniors
in West Palm Beach. He is on the faculty at the
Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern
College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Vincent Pedre, M.D. ’99, is in private
practice in New York and specializes in integrative
Eric Carlson, M.D., D.M.D. ’00, is a fellow
of the American College of Surgeons.
Richard Pilch, M.D. ’00, is a bio-safety
specialist assisting in preventing the proliferation
of biological weapons in Russia. He is co-editor
of the Encyclopedia of Bioterrorism Defense.
Heffernan, M.D. ’01,
is an assistant professor at the University of
North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.