Emory Medicine, Spring 1995


School of Medicine
Residency Training & Fellowship

School of Medicine
Residency Training & Fellowship
In Memory: Davis S. Chen, PhD
In Memory: Alfred E. Wilhelmi

Class Notes


Cyrus H. Stoner, '32M, a resident of Wesley Towers at Emory's Wesley Woods Geriatric Center, took the #36 down to the medical campus recently to hand-deliver a gift to "Charlie" (Dr. Charles Hatcher, vice president for health affairs at Emory). Dr. Stoner, 92, who knew little Charlie Hatcher as an eager 8-year-old, presented him with a dedicated copy of "Dr. Cy Stoner: Glimpse of a Life," a biographical sketch written by Atlanta author Al McGovern as part of Wesley Woods' "History Makers" program.
  The biography begins at the beginning, with Dr. Stoner's 1902 birth in Bradford, Pa., and follows him through his school years, military service, professional practice, and marriage and family. In addition to details of Dr. Stoner's distinguished medical and ophthalmalogical career, it serves up a few choice nuggets of his personal philosophy. "They ought to teach doctors to be more humble," he is quoted as saying, "because it's Nature that does the healing and the doctor only helps out a little."
  The good doctor knows whereof he speaks: Diagnosed with a malignant lymphoma almost 10 years ago and given only three months to live, Dr. Stoner is pleased to report that the cancer is in full remission. "I'm in pretty good shape for a man of 92. I can't run as fast as I used to," he said with a laugh, "but otherwise I can't complain."
  Dr. Stoner practiced ophthalmology at Georgia Baptist Hospital from 1946 until his retirement in 1980 and was a member of Emory's clinical faculty for most of those years. The Learning Resource Center at The Emory Eye Center is named in recognition of his years of service and generosity and his commitment to lifelong learning.

Will C. Sealy, '33C, '36M, of Macon, Ga., was honored March 4, 1994, upon his retirement as professor and chairman of the department of surgery at Mercer University. The Cardiovascular Surgery Symposium of the Medical Center of Central Georgia kicked off their spring gathering with a presentation titled, "Will Camp Sealy, MD: Surgical Innovator, Scholar, Teacher, and True Georgian."
  Dr. Sealy should be getting good at this retirement business - he's done it once before. In 1983 he was named Emeritus Professor of Surgery at Duke University, following 37 years on the faculty there. In a congratulatory note to Dr. Sealy, a past recipient of Emory's Distinguished Alumni Award, Emory University Dean of Alumni Jake Ward, '33C, '36G, wrote: "Your second career at Mercer must have brought you great satisfaction. Retirement to the golf courses in Florida is one way to spend one's retirement years, but to continue to serve humanity through the healing arts is another. I admire...you for taking the second alternative."

Edgar W. Stephens, '33C, '36M, of Jupiter, Fla., received the Legion of Honor bronze medallion in honor of his "lifelong dedication to humanitarian service," on Feb. 12, 1993. A retired pediatrician, "Doc" Stephens enjoys fly-fishing and duck hunting at the MD-4 camp on Lake Okeechobee.


Cyrus H. Stoner, '32M

Earl B. Brown, '42M, of Larchmont, N.Y., has been named Chief Emeritus, Allergy and Immunology, at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital of the Robert A. Cooke Institute of Allergy.

Goodloe Y. Erwin, '43M, of Athens, Ga., was honored by the local chapter of the American Heart Association at its first annual Heart Fund Drive fund raiser, on Feb. 4, 1994. Event organizers say the choice of honorees was an obvious one.
  In addition to being a charter member of the first local chapter of the Heart Association in 1948, Dr. Erwin, a retired internist and cardiologist, started the Athens Heart Clinic in 1950 to meet the medical needs of indigent heart patients in 17 northeast Georgia counties. In 1965 he established the first cardiac intensive care unit in the state, at Athens General Hospital. He keeps busy by working with the Athens Historical Society and by golfing regularly.

William W. Stead, '40C, '43M, of Little Rock, Ark., professor of medicine at the University of Arkansas, authored the section on tuberculosis for the new edition of The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. Dr. Stead is director of the tuberculosis program for the Arkansas Department of Health. He has secured a place in history as the developer of the Stead-Wells spirometer, a now-standard instrument for measuring pulmonary function.
  On Oct. 28, 1993, Dr. Stead received the first Robert T. Howell Award from the Southern Health Association for his many contributions to public health. In 1988 he received the Edward Livingston Trudeau Medal for outstanding research in tuberculosis from the American Lung Association and the James Bruce Award for achievement in preventive medicine from the American College of Physicians.

E. Jordan Calloway, '40Ox, '42C, '45M, is closing his private surgery and medicine practice in Covington, Ga., after more than 41 years. He will miss being a doctor, he says, something he had aspired to since childhood, when he and his sister performed an emergency gallbladder procedure on a squirrel. What he won't miss are the endless government regulations, the paperwork, and the way medicine has changed.
  "Today you're limited to being a specialist," he says. "Back then we did everything that walked in the door: general medicine, general surgery, obstetrics.... I even did one open heart surgery." In the immediate future, he says, he hopes to spend more time traveling with his wife and visiting his grandchildren.

J. Wayne Hendrix, '42C, '45M, and Joseph P. Hendrix, '49M, (no relation), both long-time doctors in Port St. Joe, Fla., were named as 1993 Men of the Year by that town's chamber of commerce.
  In his 45 years of service to Port St. Joe, Dr. Wayne, as he is known to his patients, has delivered more than 2,500 babies, all of them live births. Dr. Joe, who served with a MASH unit in Korea as a general surgeon, came to Port St. Joe in 1953 and has been active in the American Heart Association.

Arnall Patz, '43C, '45M, of Baltimore has been awarded the first Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research from the Helen Keller Eye Research Foundation. Dr. Patz, professor and director emeritus of the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, was honored for his role in vision research, which included demonstrating the cause of retinopathy prematurity - a blinding condition of infants - as well as for the development of the argon laser for eye surgery. The award is especially appropriate for Dr. Patz, who actually met Helen Keller in 1956 during a ceremony in which he received the Lasker Award for his research on retinopathy prematurity.

Ferrol A. Sams, Jr., '45M, of Fayetteville, Ga., has really racked up the accolades in 1994. In April he was honored by Mercer University, his undergraduate alma mater, when that school established an endowed chair in the English Department in his honor. The Ferrol A. Sams, Jr., Chair of English was made possible by a $500,000 grant from the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation. The funds will provide for the establishment of a residency each spring for a nationally known writer, poet, or dramatist on the Macon campus.
  The creation of this named chair is an acknowledgement of Dr. Sams' success over the past 12 years as a fiction writer. His six books, including three novels, have sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide. A seventh work, a collection of three stories entitled Epiphany, was released this fall.
  In May, Dr. Sams received an honorary Doctor of Literature degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. Among Dr. Sams' many contributions to that school over the years can be included his three children, all of whom are Rhodes alumni. Also in May, Dr. Sams delivered a memorable commencement address to the Emory University School of Medicine graduating class.

Charles M. Silverstein, '41C, '45M, of unincorporated Fulton County, Ga., recently released the book First on the Hill, which chronicles the changes in health care from the early days of Atlanta's Northside Hospital. Dr. Silverstein retired in 1993 after 40 years in practice, 22 of them spent at Northside. All proceeds from the book will benefit the Northside Hospital Foundation.

MARRIED: Frank B. Adams, '48M, and Dianne Engelman, of Seneca, S.C., on June 18, 1994. A month before his wedding, Dr. Adams retired from medical practice.

David E. Hein, '45C, '49M, of Atlanta, announced his retirement, in April 1994, from the practice of internal medicine and gastroenterology. In September 1993, Dr. Hein received the Premiere Physicians Award from the Crohns-Colitis Foundation of America, Georgia Chapter.

Thomas N. Lumsden, '45C, '49M, of Helen, Ga., recently retired after 40 years of service to that community. He and his wife plan to do some hiking and to help start a local historical and archaeological museum.


Goodloe Y. Erwin, '43M, and his wife, Patricia.

Ferrol A. Sams, Jr., '45M

William E. Schatten, '47C, '50M, an Atlanta plastic surgeon, reports that the Schatten Gallery at Emory's Robert W. Woodruff Library "remains alive and well," with art exhibits rotating through every six to eight weeks. He encourages visiting alumni to visit the free gallery on their next Emory trip.
  Dr. Schatten and his wife have contributed to life at Emory in other important ways: They established the Schatten Scholarship in Judaic Studies and the I.T. Cohen Chair in International Law at Emory's Law School in honor of Mrs. Schatten's father. Their son Kenneth is a 1979 graduate of Emory College, and their son Samuel served his internal medicine residency here in 1980.

Sidney L. Sellers III, '50C, '53M, a gynecologist from Dalton, Ga., has been named a trustee of the Hamilton Healthcare System. He is on the board of directors of First Union Bank.

C.J. Walker, Jr., '53M, of Gainesville, Ga., retired from his family medicine practice in that city in May 1993, after 37 years.

Harper and Anne Gaston, both '55M, are currently co-chairs of the National Council for Medicine at Emory.

Norm Vickers, '56M, of Pensacola, Fla., was elected president of the American Federation of Jazz Societies in July 1994. Dr. Vickers started the very successful Pensacola Jazz Festival.

Ross J. Cox, '53C, '57M, of Atlanta, took classes at Emory's new Alumni University this past spring. "I'm leaving here with a serious case of acute euphoria," he wrote about his experience. "It has been a time and a space carved out from my usual work world for me to do something simply because I wanted to, and I am most appreciative. Maybe you can't home again, but you can sure go back to college again."

Terrell B. Tanner, '51Ox, '53C, '59M, a family medicine practitioner in Covington, Ga., was elected chairman of the Council of the Southern Medical Association for 1993-1994.


William F. Sasser, Jr., '60M, of St. Louis, has been elected vice president of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association. He is chief of thoracic surgery at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis.

Charles B. Gillespie, '57C, '61M, an orthopaedic surgeon from Albany, Ga., has received the Emergency Medical Service Pioneer Award in recognition of his efforts to develop an organized EMS system in the state. He is the first Georgian to be so honored.

Leon E. Curry, '59C, '62M, of Metter, Ga., has been a member of Medical Associates of Metter since 1968. He is a charter fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

William Z. Bridges, '60C, '63M, of Thomasville, Ga., was recently elected president of the Emory Eye Alumni Association. Dr. Bridges, who completed his residency training at Emory in 1968, is also a member of the medical school's advisory board. His son, Zack Bridges, '91M, is currently an ophthalmology resident at Emory.

J. Paul Ferguson, '59C, '63M, president and chief executive officer of the Harbin Clinic in Rome, Ga., has been named 1994-1995 president of the Neurosurgical Society of America.

W. Douglas Skelton, '63M, dean of the School of Medicine since 1985 at Mercer University in Macon, Ga., has been named vice president for health affairs at that university. Dr. Skelton, formerly a professor of psychiatry at Emory, will retain his responsibilities as dean. In July 1994, he was elected chair of the American Medical Association's Council on Scientific Affairs and to the governing council of the AMA's Section on Medical Schools.

Albert Barracos, '62C, '66M, of Metairie, La., has been awarded honorary membership in the American Dietetic Association.

Gwynne T. Brunt, Jr., '66M, of Atlanta, was elected chief of the medical staff at Northside Hospital, to serve from October 1994 to September 1996. Dr. Brunt is a diagnostic radiologist.

In 1992, David W. Reynolds, '63C, '66M, of Birmingham, Ala., was elected president of the Jefferson County Pediatric Society and was astonished to learn that of the area's 60 pediatricians, only a few treated patients insured by Medicaid. He urged his peers - many of whom were skittish of Medicaid because of the low pay, slow pay, and red tape associated with the program - to open 10% of their practice to Medicaid patients. He succeeded in getting 32 physicians to sign up but says his ultimate goal is total participation.
  Dr. Reynolds has also spearheaded controversial efforts to publicize the harmful effects on children of secondhand smoke and handguns in the home. Neither effort met with much success in his Alabama hometown, although they have earned him the respect of many people, including his former Emory roommate, W. Marvin Hardy III, '61Ox, '63C, '65L, who calls Dr. Reynolds "another of those 'best of the best' Emory-trained physicians."

Charles R. Rosenfeld, '66M, of Dallas, Texas, has been named the George L. MacGregor Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He recently returned from a trip to Japan, where he was the plenary speaker for the annual meeting of the Japan Society for Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy.

Leo J. Borrell, '64C, '67M, of Houston, is a director of the DRCA Medical Corp.

Isadore M. Pike, '63C, '67M, of Plains-boro, N.J., has been named vice president of medical affairs for the Bristol-Myers Pharmaceutical Company's oncology division.


Charles R. McLaughlin, '67C, '70M, has retired from the U.S. Navy and now lives in Higgins Lake, Mich. Capt. McLaughlin was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal upon his retirement.

Christian N. Ramsey, Jr., '70M, of Rome, Ga., has been named president and chief executive officer of Georgia Health Plus. Dr. Ramsey has edited two books and is writing a third that describes how medical megatrends are shaping the health care future.

Alan M. Blum, '75M, associate professor of family medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, has been awarded the Public Health Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians. The award recognizes Dr. Blum for his innovative work in counteracting the use of tobacco and alcohol products via DOC (Doctors Ought to Care), an international health advocacy program he founded in 1977.

Jay B. Farrior, '71C, '75M, of Tampa, Fla., has practiced at the Farrior Ear Clinic in Tampa since 1981. He is a nationally prominent ear surgeon and educator.

D. Frank Andrews III, '73C, '77M, of Pittsburgh, has been named director of the bone marrow transplant program at the Western Pennsylvania Cancer Institute.

Scott W. Anderson, '78M, of Stone Mountain, Ga., is on the staff of Cardiac Disease Specialists, an Atlanta-based cardiology specialty group at Georgia Baptist Hospital. Dr. Anderson, who served his residency, internship, and a cardiology fellowship at Emory, has a special interest in chest pain diagnosis and management of irregular heart rhythms. He is in practice with a pair of Emory house officer alumni, Harvey N. Sacks, '78 (medicine), who founded the practice, and Charles I. Wilmer, '87 (cardiology). Dr. Anderson is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Robert T. Harris, '78M, of Raleigh, N.C., has been named as a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Management. Dr. Harris, vice president of medical affairs for Carolina Physicians' Health Plan and Managed Benefit Systems, is the 1994 president of the Raleigh Society of Internal Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.

C. Michael Luke, '78M, of Atlanta, has been named medical director of Vista's mental health and substance abuse services for several North Georgia communities. Dr. Luke, who also completed his medical internship and psychiatry residency at Emory, is a board-certified addictionologist.


Robert T. Harris, '78M

BORN: To P. Jeffrey Jarrett, '76C, '80M, of Warner Robins, Ga., a daughter, Jillian Elizabeth, on June 12, 1993.

David T. Curiel, '82M, has been named director of the University of Alabama-Birmingham's new gene therapy program for malignant disorders. The program will focus on gene manipulation as a means of curing acquired disorders such as cancer.

Wesley B. Robinson, '76Ox, '78C, '82M, of Harrisburg, N.C., is an anesthesiologist at Charlotte's University Hospital.

BORN: To Wesley V. Eastridge, '79Ox, '79C, '83M, and Joy Turner Eastridge, '83N, of Kingsport, Tenn., their third child and second son, Timothy Roger, on Aug. 29, 1993.

Elizabeth Crist Hyden, '80C, '84M, of Laguna Beach, Calif., is a radiation oncologist at UC-Irvine. She and her husband, Cary, recently took a trip to Moorea, a small Polynesian island northwest of Tahiti. "We had a great time water skiing, scuba diving (including a shark feeding dive), and just relaxing," she wrote, "but it was nice to get home to our three boys." Dr. Hayden's father is an Emory medical alumnus, Dr. Charles J. Crist, '60M.

Leslie McFann Tenaro, '77C, '80G, '84M, an LCDR in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, has been transferred to Hawaii, where she is serving as head of dermatology at Naval Clinics in Pearl Harbor.

Kathleen J. Hartney-Velazco, '77C, '80AH, '85M, of Atlanta, is director of anesthesia for Perimeter Center for Outpatient Surgery. She and her husband, Antenor - an orthopaedic surgeon - have three children.

Michael J. Kell, '85G, '85M, is medical director and founder of Private Clinic in Atlanta. Dr. Kell is an expert in the fields of urine drug testing, the treatment of addiction and chronic pain, and methadone maintenance.

Mark J. Litwin, '85M, is assistant professor of surgery/urology and public health at UCLA. He teaches and practices urologic surgery and carries out health services research in medical outcomes, quality of care, and cost-effectiveness. His is the only such dual faculty appointment in the country, he reports. Dr. Litwin and his life-partner, Adam Shulman, live in Santa Monica.

Joseph G. Bauer, '86M, recently returned to Atlanta after completing a plastic surgery fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. Dr. Bauer is now in private practice in Alpharetta.

N. Hadley Heindel, '86M, of Decatur, Ga., has joined the staff of the PAPP Clinic in Newnan as an ear, nose, and throat doctor.

BORN: To Kun Z. Kim, '80Ox, '82C, '86M, and Maao Kim, '81C, '85D, of Fallbrook, Calif., their third child, a son, Alan, on Jan. 28, 1994. Dr. Kim completed his residency in otolaryngology at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., in July 1993 and is presently an attending staff physician at Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital. "We hope to return to Atlanta in 1995!" he writes.

BORN: To William C. Small, '79C, '80G, '85G, '86M, and Susan Dinwiddie Small, '85C, a son, William Gray Small, on April 4, 1994. Dr. Small is assistant professor of radiology at Emory's School of Medicine.

John L. Shuster, '87M, of Birmingham, Ala., was recently named chief of the division of medical/surgical psychiatry at UAB and director of the Kirklin Clinic psychiatry service and the UAB psycho-oncology service. He and his wife, Susan, have two children, a girl and a boy.

Gary R. Walton, '87M, joined a urology group in Athens, Ga., in July 1993.

BORN: To Mindy I. Fine, '88M, and Dr. Gregg A. Bauer, '84C, of Atlanta, a son, Jonathan Ryan Bauer, on July 24, 1993. Both parents completed GYN-OB residencies at Emory in 1992. Dr. Fine is on the staff of Cobb Hospital, and Dr. Bauer at Northside Hospital.

Kenneth D. Hagan, '84C, '88M, of Atlantic Beach, Fla., completed a general surgery residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa in June 1993. He has since joined his father in a private surgery practice in Jacksonville.

M. Louis Ross, '83C, '88M, completed his residency in neurology at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, and has since returned to active duty with the US Navy.

MARRIED: Steven A. Rudd, '84C, '88M, and Lara M. Goldstein, on Oct. 2, 1993. Dr. Rudd is an Army captain and a resident in radiology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The couple lives in Silver Spring, Md.

Michael D. Banov, '89M, upon completing his residency in adult psychiatry at McLean Hospital-Harvard Medical School, received that institution's Laughlin Award. Soon thereafter, he and his wife left for a well-earned, extended tour of Europe.

BORN: To Bryant E. Bigbee, '89M, and Alison G. Bigbee of Aloha, Ore., a son, James Robert, on Feb. 28, 1993. Dr. Bigbee is employed by Intel Corporation.

BORN: To Mark S. Chaet, '85C, '89M, and Patricia Dost Chaet, '87N, of Tampa, Fla., their second child, a daughter, Alexis Victoria, on May 18, 1994. Dr. Chaet is a resident in surgery of the University of South Florida School of Medicine and will begin a pediatric surgery fellowship at the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis in July 1995.

MARRIED: J. Clay Copher, '89M, and M. Irma Alvarado, on Sept. 4, 1993. The couple lives in Macon, Ga., where Dr. Copher is chief surgery resident at Mercer University School of Medicine.

BORN: To Deborah Wasserman Greenhouse, '89M, and David L. Greenhouse, '89M, of Columbia, S.C., a daughter, Alyssa Rachel, on Feb. 28, 1994. The mother practices at Palmetto Pediatrics; the father is on the faculty of USC School of Medicine

MARRIED: Benjamin R. Holton, '89M, and Holly R. Barnes, '92N, of Marietta, Ga., in May 1994.

BORN: To Stuart N. Liberman, '89M, and Lisa Liberman, of Media, Pa., a son, Joshua David, on Aug. 14, 1993.

Craig A. Schwartz, '89M, of Lake Worth, Fla., has joined the staff of Orthopaedic Surgery Center of Clearwater, where he practices physical medicine and rehabilitation.


Elizabeth Crist Hyden, '80C, '84M (3rd from l) with her sisters and mother

Kun Z. Kim, '82C, '86M, with his family

BORN: To R. Scott Ballard, '86C, '90M, and Jerri B. Ballard, of Atlanta, a daughter, Alexis Suzette, on Dec. 12, 1993. Dr. Ballard is in practice with Northside Anesthesiology Consultants.

Brian A. Bonnyman, '90M, of Knoxville, Tenn., is working with residents and students at the University of Tennessee clinic, as well as working in private practice.

John M. Copenhaver, '86C, '90M, of Marietta, Ga., is working at Egleston Children's Hospital of Emory University in the department of pediatric urgent care. Dr. Copenhaver also has a faculty appointment as assistant professor of pediatrics in the School of Medicine.

BORN: To Frank V. Aluisio, '87C, '91M, and Karen Weiss Aluisio, '90C, of Durham, N.C., a son, Matthew Frank, on June 16, 1994. The couple had earlier celebrated the birth of their daughter, Nicolette Anna, on Feb. 12, 1993. Dr. Aluisio is a senior resident in orthopaedic surgery at Duke University Medical Center.

Connie Myer-Hale, '85Ox, '87C, '91M, has completed her medical residency at Emory University Hospital. She is married to Dr. Brian Hale, '85C, a urologist. MARRIED: Meryl L. Tillotson, '91M, and Jonas H. Goldstein, of Norwood, Mass., on Aug. 22, 1993.

MARRIED: Jeffrey D. Reich, '92M, and Alissa B. Marshak, '92C, of Bala Cynwyd, Pa., on May 22, 1994. Dr. Reich is a urology resident at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.

MARRIED: Sherry E. Simmons, '88C, '92M, and Dr. Stephen M. David, on Sept. 4, 1993. The bride is a general surgery resident at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C., where the couple lives. Her husband is an orthopaedic surgeon.

Bradley S. Taylor, '83Ox, '85C, '93M, is a general surgery resident at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

BORN: To Mark T. Garry, '94M, and Mary E. Garry, '92G, of Portland, Me., a son, Matthew, on March 21, 1994.

Kenneth E. Kokko, '94G, '94M, of Atlanta, has begun a three-year internal medicine residency at Emory. His graduation with a dual M.D./Ph.D. came 30 years to the day after his father, Juha P. Kokko, '64G, '64M, claimed the first such dual degree from Emory. The elder Dr. Kokko is chairman of the department of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.


Rodrigo Cabezas (surgery), of Atlanta, has been elected secretary/treasurer of the Executive Committee of Northside Hospital.

MARRIED: Angelita M. Covington (pediatrics) and Marcel L. Reed, of East Point, Ga., on June 18, 1994. The bride is a pediatrician at West End Medical Center.

Leila Denmark, 96, of Alpharetta, Ga., has practiced pediatric medicine for nearly seven decades. Dr. Denmark, who in 1928 was the first medical intern to serve at Egleston Children's Hospital, was featured in a recent Atlanta Constitution story about her lifelong love of flower gardening. The two great passions of her life - caring for children and caring for flowers - have more in common than one might think, she pointed out in the story. "They both need a lot of attention," Dr. Denmark was quoted as saying. "I try to build flowers and build babies. That's life."

E. Craig Evans (surgery) of Charlotte, N.C., was recently appointed co-director of the breast health service at Presbyterian Hospital's Cancer Center. He and his wife, Sandra, have four children.

Miguel A. Faria, Jr. (neurosurgery), of Macon, Ga., has authored a new book, Vandals at the Gates of Medicine, recently released by Hacienda Publishing. The book sheds light on the present-day health care reform movement by looking at wide-ranging historical parallels - including examples from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome. Dr. Faria, editor of the Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia, is clinical professor of surgery (neurosurgery) and adjunct professor of medical history at Mercer University School of Medicine.

Michael A. Haberman (psychiatry) served as 1994 president of the Medical Association of Atlanta. Dr. Haberman is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and is past president of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association.

Thomas S. Harbin, Jr. (ophthalmology), of Atlanta, has been elected trustee-at-large for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Harbin is in private practice at Piedmont Hospital and is on Emory's clinical faculty. In 1991 he received his MBA at Georgia State University.

James A. Kaufmann (internal medicine), of Atlanta, received the 1993 Benjamin Rush Award from the American Medical Association. Dr. Kaufmann is the first Georgian to receive this honor, which recognizes citizenship and public service among physicians. He is president and lead physician at Atlanta's Kaufmann Clinic, specializing in cardiology and internal medicine, and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Among his many honors are a 1984 designation as Distinguished Internist of the Year from the American Society of Internal Medicine and a 1988 Distinguished Service Award from the Medical Association of Georgia.

Ricardo Martinez (emergency medicine), head of the Emory Injury Prevention Center, has been named by President Clinton to be administrator of the Transportation Department's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. "Ricardo Martinez has dedicated his career to improving trauma care and curtailing car accident deaths," President Clinton said upon the appointment.
  Dr. Martinez frequently lectures and publishes on injury prevention and trauma care and is also a consultant to the National Football League.

Ward E. Poulos (pediatrics) is in the private practice of general pediatrics in Carmel, Ind.

Berkeley Powell, Jr. (surgery), is the new president of the Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Powell, who is in private practice, serves on the clinical faculty of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Reginald J. Stambaugh (ophthalmology) of West Palm Beach, Fla., was recently received the first Distinguished Alumni Award from the Emory Eye Alumni Association. The award was created to recognize alumni who have made meaningful contributions to the ophthalmology profession and who are recognized by their peers for their exemplary achievements. Dr. Stambaugh is president and chairman of the board of Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance. He is past chairman of the board of councillors of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has received numerous awards and special recognitions. He and his wife, Carolyn, have four children and are deeply involved in church outreach programs for the needy.

W. Bonner Thomason (medicine), of Charleston, S.C., a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield.

Byron R. Williams (cardiology) has joined the Division of Cardiology at Emory as associate professor of medicine and is chief of cardiology at Crawford Long Hospital. Dr. Williams' clinical and research interests are in nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, and preventive cardiology.

Residency Program and Fellowship Alumni

House officer alumna Leila Denmark (l).

House officer alumnus Miguel A. Faria, Jr.

Dr. Michael Haberman (r) is past president of the Medical Association of Atlanta.

Reginald J. Stambaugh

L.N. Turk, Jr., '27M, on Jan. 11, 1994. Dr. Turk, 95, died in his sleep at the Homer, Ga., farmhouse in which he was born.
  Dr. Turk practiced industrial and general medicine in Atlanta from 1927 to 1963, and then returned to his native Banks County, Ga., where he continued to practice until 1979. A member of Emory University's Sports Hall of Fame, he had played professional baseball for the Washington Senators (now the Minnesota Twins) during the 1921-1922 season, pitching one game against fellow Georgian Ty Cobb. At his death, Dr. Turk was the nation's fifth oldest former major leaguer.
  Twice widowed, Dr. Turk is survived by two sons, L. Newton Turk III, '48C, '52M, and Robert S. Turk, '56M, and one daughter, Beth Turk Stockton, '58C.

A.E. Mock, '28M, of Pensacola, Fla., on Sept. 30, 1992. Among the survivors are his wife, Mary C. Mock; two sons, William E. Mock, '64C, '67M, and David Mock, '71C; and a daughter-in-law, Sandra Martina Mock, '65N.

J. Harris Dew, '27C, '29M, of Atlanta, on Aug. 13, 1993. Dr. Dew practiced medicine and surgery in Atlanta for 57 years until his retirement in 1990. In addition to a lifetime of community service, Dr. Dew also served for three years as a US Army surgeon and was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons. Among Dr. Dew's survivors is a son, James H. Dew, Jr., '68M.

Arthur P. Rhamy, '29M, of Marion, Ohio, on April 29, 1994.

E.L. Caveny, '28C, '30M, of Pensacola, Fla., on Feb. 23, 1994. A psychiatrist, retired naval officer, and professor emeritus of the University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical School, Dr. Caveny died of heart failure and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
  Dr. Caveny, 87, was the first full-time professor and chairman of UAB's department of psychiatry and neurology. He was a key player in establishing Alabama's statewide mental health program.

James E. Reeves, '28C, '30M, of San Diego, Calif., on Feb. 2, 1994.

William K. Jordan, '32M, of Macon, Ga., on June 9, 1993.

William E. Mitchell, '29C, '32M, of Atlanta, on Oct. 24, 1993. Dr. Mitchell, former chief of surgery at Piedmont Hospital, served as a Navy medical officer during World War II. He was 85.

C. Dixon Fowler, '30C, '33M, an Atlanta pediatrician for more than 50 years, on April 10, 1994, after a long illness. During World War II, Dr. Fowler served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy with the First Special Naval Battalion in Guadalcanal.

William H. Ivey, '30C, '33M, of Jasper, Ala., on Sept. 24, 1993. He was 85.

R.D. Walter, '34M, of Calhoun, Ga., on Feb. 15, 1994.

A.S. Batts, '32C, '35M, of Hawkinsville, Ga., on Aug. 23, 1993. Dr. Batts was 82.

Edward L. Bosworth, '31C, '35M, of Rome, Ga., on June 2, 1993.

Samuel J. Clark, '36M, of Lakeland, Fla., on Dec. 28, 1993. Known simply as "Dr. Sam" to thousands of patients, he had practiced obstetrics in Lakeland from 1939 until his retirement in 1989. He is said to have delivered more than 8,000 babies in Polk County alone. His wife of many years, Una, preceded him in death by just three months.

Robert L. Berry, '37M, of Villa Rica, Ga., on March 11, 1994, at age 79. An Army veteran, Dr. Berry had led a general medical practice in Villa Rica for more than 50 years. Among his surviving family is a son, Robert L. Berry, Jr., '68C.

Philip I. Krugman, '37C, '41M, a retired obstetrician from Atlanta, on March 3, 1994, in Sarasota, Fla. Dr. Krugman, 76, was the former chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Atlanta's Georgia Baptist Hospital.

John H. Cordes, Jr., '38C, '43M, of St. Petersburg, Fla., on June 18, 1994. Dr. Cordes had practiced pediatrics in St. Petersburg since 1946. He is survived by his wife, Jane Jackson Cordes, '40G.

Carey A. Mickel, Jr., '41C, '43M, of Elberton, Ga., on Feb. 6, 1994, at age 74.

Joseph W. Parks, Jr., '40C, '43M, of Newnan, Ga., on Jan. 18, 1994. Dr. Parks had practiced medicine in Newnan for 38 years. He had helped found that town's PAPP Clinic, where he worked alongside his two sons, Joseph W. Parks III, '77M, and Boyd L. Parks, '75C, '83M. Dr. Parks and his family have been long-time and generous supporters of Emory University.

William L. Paullin, '40C, '43M, of Atlanta, former chairman of the board of Piedmont Hospital, on Feb. 21, 1994. Dr. Paullin served as a captain in the Army Medical Corps during World War II. He played a major role in the growth and development of Piedmont Hospital, where he practiced internal medicine at from 1948 until his retirement in 1989. Dr. Paullin's son James graduated from Emory's business school in 1968.

Paul E. Turrentine, '41C, '43M, of Atlanta, on March 23, 1994. Dr. Turrentine, 73, had practiced obstetrics and gynecology for 45 years at Piedmont Hospital. He served as a lieutenant in the US Navy in World War II and was a member of the American Medical Association and several OB-GYN professional societies.

William G. Avery, '45M, of Atlanta, a retired obstetrician, on Jan. 5, 1994.

G. Lester Forbes, '45C, '47M, of Ormond Beach, Fla., on Sept. 5, 1993. Dr. Forbes was a 1947-1951 member of the pathology house staff at Emory.

G. Edward Tanner, '43Ox, '47M, of Dublin, Ga., on Dec. 26, 1993.

Hugh S. Geiger, Jr., '50M, of Reidsville, Ga., a retired doctor of medicine and psychiatry, on Feb. 20, 1994. A World War II veteran, Dr. Geiger received the Purple Heart after being wounded when his plane was shot down in Germany and he was held prisoner for more than two years.

Claude M. Cupp, '51M, of Charleston, S.C., on Nov. 20, 1993.

H. Winter Griffith, '50C, '52M, of Tuscon, Ariz., on April 27, 1993.

James E. Thompson, '48C, '52M, of Chattahoochee, Fla., on Dec. 1, 1992.

Edward F. Kiszka, '53M, of Boynton Beach, Fla., on July 16, 1994.

Thomas E. Cummings, '50Ox, '52C, '56M, of Rockmart, Ga., on Aug. 26, 1993. Dr. Cummings had practiced medicine in Rockmart since 1961.

Alexis H. Davison, '52C, '56M, of Atlanta, of a heart attack, on Aug. 14, 1993. Dr. Davison, a founding partner of Atlanta Medical Associates, had served for many years as house physician at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. He was a long-time and generous supporter of medical education at Emory.

W. Warren Purks, Jr., '53C, '57M, of Columbus, Ga., on Sept. 21, 1993.

William P. Stallings, Jr., '70M, of East Point, Ga., on March 18, 1993. A member of Emory's house staff in dermatology from 1974 to 1977, Dr. Stallings had served as a medical school class agent for five years.

John R. Nisbet, '67C, '71M, of Alpharetta, Ga., on June 4, 1994. Dr. Nisbet was former chief of staff for the Gwinnett Hospital System.

Gary F. Stein, '72C, '76M, of New York City, a medical epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on April 8, 1993.

Deaths - School of Medicine Alumni

William F. Emerson, Jr. (medicine), of Amboy, Wash., on May 26, 1993. Dr. Emerson was a retired flight surgeon, having served with the Oregon Air National Guard for 30 years.

Gary L. Hertzler (pathology), a retired physician living in Atlanta, on Oct. 17, 1993. Dr. Hertzler, 45, had served as assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Emory and was affiliated with Emory's transplant program.

James D. Manget, Jr. (medicine), of Atlanta, on July 21, 1994.

Robert L. McWhorter (medicine) of Concord, N.C., on April 7, 1994. Dr. McWhorter practiced medicine in Carrabus County for 40 years and was co-founder, with his old friend Dr. Ladd W. Hamrick, Jr., of the H&M Clinic. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Rider McWhorter, who met him in the mid 1940s while she was training as an X-ray technician under Dr. H.S. Weens at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Robert B. McQueen (medicine) of Graham, N.C., on Oct. 2, 1993.

Sanford A. Mullen (medicine and pathology) of Jacksonville, Fla., on Jan. 4, 1994.

Eugene P. Nicely (medicine) of Knoxville, Tenn., on Nov. 28, 1991, following a series of strokes.

Dillard L. Nix (ophthalmology) of Athens, Ga., on March 30, 1994.

William P. Sapp, Sr. (psychology), a retired neuropsychiatrist from Atlanta, on Feb. 5, 1994.

Deaths - Residency Program and Fellowship Alumni

Davis S. Chen, PhD, 40, an assistant professor in Emory's Division of Cancer Biology, Department of Radiation Oncology, was killed in a tragic accident at his home, on Sept. 4, 1994. A native of Taiwan, Dr. Davis was developing a successful cancer research program and was already nationally recognized for his work, particularly in the field of radiation biology. Before coming to Emory in 1993, he earned his PhD in genetics at the University of Arizona. He did postdoctoral work at Harvard, where he made major contributions to our understanding of how cells repair cancer-causing genetic damage from radiation. Dr. Davis worked hard, gave much, and always asked very little in return. We will greatly miss his boundless energy and infectious enthusiasm for science, and we will always remember him as the good friend he was to all of us who knew him here at Emory.

Paul W. Doetsch, PhD
Director, Division of Cancer Biology

In Memory - Davis S. Chen, PhD

Candler Professor Emeritus Alfred E. Wilhelmi - chairman of the Department of Biochemistry at the School of Medicine from 1950 to 1977 - died this past Christmas at his Atlanta home at age 84. A research endocrinologist, Dr. Wilhelmi was internationally recognized for his pioneer contributions to the understanding of anterior pituitary hormones.

Born in Lakewood, Ohio, Alfred Wilhelmi graduated summa cum laude from Western Reserve University in 1933. That same year, he was chosen as a Rhodes Scholar to attend Oxford University, where he was awarded his doctorate in biochemistry in 1937. From 1939 to 1950, he served on the faculty of the Department of Physiological Chemistry at Yale University School of Medicine.

Dr. Wilhelmi was a member of numerous societies, including the American Society of Biological Chemists and the Endocrine Society (of which he was president in 1968), and served on many committees and panels, including the Endocrinology Study Section of the National Institutes of Health, the Expert Panel on Biological Standardization of the World Health Organization, and the Advisory Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He was editor of Endocrinology from 1978 to 1979 and editor of Medicine at Emory from 1972 until 1979.

Dr. Wilhelmi published more than 80 articles in scientific journals during his long and outstanding career and received many awards and honors. These include Upjohn Scholar, the Endocrine Society (1960); Distinguished Service Award, the Endocrine Society (1977); and the Thomas Jefferson Award, Emory University (1979), given for his "gifted teaching" in the medical, dental, and graduate schools, "brilliant research in biochemistry and physiology," and "generous wisdom and a liberated appreciation for tradition."

Donations in his memory may be made to the Russell-Wilhelmi Program in Endocrinology at Emory University School of Medicine.

In Memory - Alfred E. Wilhelmi

Alfred E. Wilhelmi


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