William P. Marineau, MD ’53, of Spokane, Wash., retired from insurance consulting in January 2013 and is now officially retired at the age of 85. Dr. Marineau writes, “I have had a wonderful life, both as a medical practitioner and as an insurance executive and consultant. I am sorry that my present physical condition does not permit me to travel to Chicago, as I really enjoyed the many reunions I was able to attend over the years. I send my heartfelt greetings to all my classmates and hope to see you on the other side sometime in the future!”

PN-Edmond_EgerEdmond Eger, MD ’55, of Tiburon, Calif., along with two other anesthesiologists, edited a 944-page book, The Wondrous Story of Anesthesia. It contains the component and collective histories of anesthesia as told by Dr. Eger and 100 other authors. Published by Springer (copyright 2014), the book can be purchased through Amazon.



Ronald Coburn, MD ’57, of Philadelphia, is professor of physiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is performing research and publishing papers while also working with human rights organizations.

Edwin Arthur Larson, MD ’58, is retired and lives at the Presbyterian Senior Homes in New Richmond, Wis., the city of his birth. He says, “You write, I reply!”


Bernard Gore, MD ’64, is retired from his San Francisco OB-GYN practice after 35 years and is now living in Scottsdale, Ariz. His retirement activities include desert gardening, fly fishing, bridge, and traveling with his wife. Dr. Gore writes, “I am looking forward to our 50th reunion in April 2014!”

Stephen Seagren, MD ’67, GME ’68, of La Jolla, Calif., has been a cancer program surveyor for the Commission on Cancer for the past six years. Dr. Seagren writes, “The Commission and the National Cancer Database are located in the American College of Surgeons Building in Chicago, close to the Feinberg School of Medicine. I was doing surveys in Kansas recently, among them, the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburgh, Kan. The surgeon and chairman of their cancer committee is classmate Bob Huebner, MD ’67, GME ’73. Bob grew up in the area and came home after medical school and surgical residency in Chicago. Small world!”

Kenneth Wayne, MD ’67, recently moved to Clive, Iowa, and entered part-time practice in pulmonary and sleep disorders at the Unity Point Clinic in Ankeny. His wife, Joyce, is a practicing pediatric psychiatrist with the Mercy Health System in Des Moines. Dr. Wayne spends his free time at the YMCA playing racquetball, working out, reading, gardening, as well as taking care of “honey-do” tasks around the new home. Ken and Joyce enjoy domestic and international travel and are always trying to find time to visit four daughters and one grandson in such disparate places as New York, Arizona, and California.

PN-Paul YoungPaul Young, MD ’67, is partially retired, working three days a week as professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah. Dr. Young writes, “I had a great lunch several months ago with Jay Mall, MD ’67, GME ’68; Harry Genant, MD ’67, GME ’68; and Tom Winter, MD ’67, GME ’68, who are all doing great in the San Francisco Bay area. I made it to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro last year before spending six weeks teaching in a Physician Assistant program at the College of Health and Well Being in Kintampo, Ghana.”

After 38 years in the private practice of child psychiatry, Richard Merel, MD ’68, is retired. Dr. Merel and his wife, Ellen, live near the beach in Hermosa Beach, Calif., in a home they built 14 years ago. Dr. Merel writes, “Our four grandchildren aren’t far, in Seattle and Santa Monica. I am teaching at Harbor-UCLA, where I trained in psychiatry and I am in a one-year training program to be a docent at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. So far, I don’t miss the psychiatric practice!”


PN-Doug CarrAfter 24 years as medical director, education and system initiatives, at Billings Clinic in Montana, Doug Carr, MD ’78, is now with PeaceHealth Medical Group as vice president and medical director of the Oregon West Region.





Ada P. Kahn, MPH ’82, PhD, is president of the Rotary Club of Evanston, Ill., for 2013-2014. In 2012, she was the team leader for a Rotary Foundation-sponsored group study exchange to Taiwan.

Andrew Lazar, MD ’82, GME ’87, attended the Northwestern vs. Ohio State football game in October 2013 after a three-year absence and sat in the same row as Ed Traisman, MD ’81, GME ’84. Dr. Lazar writes, “It was great to see my friend and my children’s former pediatrician, though I did not enjoy the last 10 minutes of the game! Also sitting next to me was Arthur Veis, PhD with his daughter, Sharon. Dr. Veis’ late wife, Eve, was the point person for the HPME program.”

Todd K. Rosengart, MD ’83, is the DeBakey Bard Chair of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Previously, he was the chair of surgery at Stony Brook University.

PN-Bradley MahlonMahlon Bradley, MD ’85, recently began a new hospital-affiliated practice called Central Vermont Orthopaedics at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. Dr. Bradley writes, “It is a general orthopaedics practice taking care of the very active Vermonters and those that visit the beautiful mountains here. I have started, during the gorgeous “leaf-peeping” season, to look forward to the winter outdoor activities of downhill and cross country skiing and snow shoeing. My wife and I plan to retire in the area so that our family center will become central Vermont where we can all appreciate the good life.”

William Yates, MD ’85, of Oak Park, Ill., performs hair transplants robotically. Dr. Yates writes, “This method does not require a long scar and is minimally invasive.”

Marty Gallo, MD ’86, GME ’90, and seven other graduates of the Class of 1986 have been meeting annually since getting together at their 10-year reunion. They formed the Northwestern University Medical School Research Council (NUMSRC) and meet to discuss personal and professional interests, share some good cheer, and play a few rounds of golf. They take turns hosting the event each fall. In 2013, they met in late October in Austin, Texas. The other members of the NUMSRC are: Gordon Downie, MD ’86; Dave Winchester, MD ’86, GME ’92; Sar Dougherty, MD ’86; Todd Graham, MD ’86, GME ’90; Scott Glaeser, MD ’86; Gabe Kind, MD ’86, GME ’94; and Dave Jansen, MD ’86.

Marty Gallo golf group

This group of graduates from the Class of 1986 refer to themselves as the Northwestern University Medical School Research Council (NUMSRC) and try to get together each fall.

Peggy A. (Bittle) Mulcahy, MD ’86, GME ’90, is retired and lives with her husband, Tim, in Green Valley, Ariz. She has been busy touring the country with him and their cat, Rosie, in their RV. They recently traveled to Paris for their 25th anniversary. Dr. Mulcahy also enjoys spending time in the glass studio and painting.

Mark Johnson, MD ’88, of Venice, Fla., writes that 2013 was a busy year. His elder son, Colin, who completed his undergraduate degree at Northwestern, is in his second year at New York University Law School and looking for internships. His younger son, Will, is graduating from Emory University and will be applying for admission to medical schools in 2014.


Bill Townsend-Pico, MD ’90, completed his ophthalmology residency at University of California at Los Angeles/Jules Stein Eye Institute in 1994. He then completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic and a second vitreoretinal fellowship at the Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, Mich. He is currently practicing in an all-retina group in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Townsend-Pico is married with two children: one is in high school and the other is a freshman at the University of Notre Dame.

Michael Safir, MD ’91, GME ’97, is currently the president of the Los Angeles Urologic Society and is certified in the new specialty of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He lives in Los Angeles and practices reconstructive surgery in the San Fernando Valley. Dr. Safir and his wife, Robyn, have been married for 18 years and have two teenage children, Julia and Jack.

John McGuire, MD ’93, GME ’96, ’99, is associate professor of pediatrics and adjunct associate professor of pathology at the University of Washington. In July 2013, he was appointed as division chief of pediatric critical care medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington. His laboratory work is focused on improving the understanding of the mechanisms that regulate resolution of pulmonary inflammation and is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. John, his wife Lauren, and two children, Eleanor, 13, and Peter, 10, enjoy hiking, bicycling, and skiing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


Jennifer Lee, MD ’00, of Kirkland, Wash., is a physician with the Washington Pacific Eye Associates. She won first place for her entry, “One Girl and Two Boys” at the Jazz Dance Film Festival. Dr. Lee is the “One Girl” featured and helped choreograph the video. It can be viewed online.

PN-Nora RoyerNora Royer, MD ’05, has joined a newly established collaborative practice of surgeons from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, who are now providing coverage for trauma, acute care, and elective general surgery at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Dr. Royer writes, “My family and I love becoming part of the community here and growing this great practice. Our family has expanded to three children, now ages 8, 4, and 2.”


PN-Ahmad Aref

Ahmad Aref, MD ’06, is assistant professor of ophthalmology at The Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.



PN-Hobbs SJJennifer Hobbs, PhD ’07, became the director of training grant support and postdoctoral affairs at Northwestern University in July 2013. In this role, Dr. Hobbs provides support of postdoctoral training through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (a population that includes 850 fellows across all disciplines; more than half work within the Feinberg School of Medicine). Dr. Hobbs writes, “Through the Training Grant Support Office, I will provide guidance and assistance with proposal development to faculty members leading training grants and programs, the majority of which are located within the Feinberg School of Medicine. Additionally, in 2013 I became a member of the board of directors of the National Postdoctoral Association, a member of the Post-doctorate Leaders Section Steering Committee within the Association of American Medical Colleges, and an Associate Board Member for the Brain Research Foundation. I also continue to serve on the editorial board for Ward Rounds [now Northwestern Medicine Magazine].”

Joshua Cohen, MD ’07, completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco in 2011. He married Jaclyn Cohen, Medill ’06, in 2009 in Pittsburgh and they now live in Los Angeles. Dr. Cohen is currently a gynecologic oncology fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He completed his fellowship as well as a certificate program in the Clinical and Translational Research Institute at UCLA in June 2014.

Seth and Joshua Cohen

Seth and Joshua Cohen

Seth Cohen, MD ’07, completed his surgical internship at the University of California, San Francisco in 2008. He anticipates completing his urology residency at the University of California, San Diego in June 2014. He will then start a two-year fellowship in female urology, reconstructive surgery, and urodynamics at the University of California, Los Angeles. He met his wife, Hadar, in San Diego, and they got married in 2011. Impressed with the number of Northwestern alumni who have played a local role in his specialty’s development, he recently authored an article about the history of urology in San Diego in the journal Urology.

Eleanor Ross, MD ’07, GME ’13, completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in June 2013. She is now an attending cardiologist at The Heart Institute for Children at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill. Her area of interest is echocardiology, including transthoracic, transesophageal, and fetal echocardiograms.

Eric Ferkel, MD ’08, recently moved to Boston to begin a fellowship in orthopaedic surgery sports medicine at New England Baptist Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital.

Paul Jansson, MS ’13, graduated from the Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety graduate program at the Feinberg School of Medicine and was selected as the graduation speaker. He is currently a medical student at Feinberg in the Class of 2015.


Steven Brown, MD, GME ’84, completed his 27th year in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine in Milwaukee. Dr. Brown writes, “I’m looking to change it up in the future. I’ve played all the levels of this video game.”

Maria I. Weffer, MD, GME ’84, is the chief of the neurology fellowship program at Carabobo University Medical School in Valencia, Venezuela.

Maria Weffer

Maria Weffer (seated in center on left), with her group of fellows at Carabobo University Medical School.

Jennifer Normoyle, MD, GME ’85, is a senior physician with the Permanente Medical Group in the San Francisco Bay area. Dr. Normoyle writes, “I have one husband, two daughters, four cats, and 23 years later, I’m still at a practice mainly devoted to routine gynecology and urogynecology. I am passionate about helping my patients achieve healthy intimate relationships and getting them to appropriate resources when relationship abuse has impacted their lives and their health. I have retired from obstetrics but otherwise have no plans to retire.”

Virginia Bishop, MD, Preventative MedicineVirginia Bishop, MD, GME ’89, is an assistant professor in preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bishop writes, “This is the 10-year anniversary of the Taste of Clemente, a fundraiser for the Youth Empowering Strategies, or Y.E.S. Program in Chicago. This is a program I started that trains urban youth to become health educators and advocates. We focus on violence, pregnancy prevention, nutrition, and physical activity education.”


Alan Zunamon, MD, GME ’89, completed a master’s degree in medical informatics in June 2013 at Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies. Dr. Zunamon is the senior attending physician in cardiology at NorthShore University HealthSystem.

PN-Sapna PatelSapna Patel Vaghani, MD, GME ’07, ’12, ’13, completed her fellowship in pediatric dermatology at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in June 2013 after completing prior residencies in pediatrics and dermatology at Northwestern. She is the first pediatric dermatologist for Advocate Children’s Hospital and is now practicing at their Park Ridge and Naperville, Ill., campuses. She lives in Naperville with her four-year-old daughter and her husband, Ankur Vaghani, MD, GME ’10, who is the section head of neuroradiology at Edward Hospital in Naperville.


PN-Kajal Patel Jindal

Kajal Patel Jindal, MPT ’00, DPT ’02, is a practicing physical therapist in Dallas. She keeps busy and entertained with her 20-month-old daughter, Alina.