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10 Downstate Alumni News Briefs

Jay J. Gold, MD, ’50, deceased Dr. Gold was an endocrinologist who devoted his career to research, and a private gynecological endocrinology practice in Illinois.

Clifford Reichert, MD, ’52, deceased Dr. Reichert, 91, died July 30, 2015, after a long illness. He was a retired ophthalmologist who had a private practice in Milford and Framingham, Mass. and was affiliated with the former Milford Hospital and Framingham Union Hospital. He served in the US Army Air Corps in WWII as a ball turret gunner in the European Theater. As a staff sergeant, he earned three Bronze Stars and the Air Medal with a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster. He and his late wife of 55 years, Patricia (Lenox) Reichart, lived in Massachusetts, Florida and New Mexico.

Paul Schwartz, MD, ‘60 Dr. Schwartz retired from active medical practice in Norwalk, CT, and is now a free clinic volunteer.

Nancy (Smolen) Falk, MD, ‘71 Dr. Falk retired in December 2015 after 40 years in a solo practice in internal medicine.

Roberta Flesh, MD, ’71, deceased Dr. Flesh, an Albany resident, was the first female board-certified internist in the Capital District to open a private practice. In June 2009 she began her affiliation with the VA Medical Center, specializing in geriatric primary care.

James H. Lewis, MD, ‘75 Dr. Lewis is finishing his 38th year in academic practice in Washington D.C. at Georgetown University in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology. He is “still enjoying all the challenges of teaching, patient care and EHRs.”

Richard A. Miller, MD, ‘75 Dr. Miller is the CEO and Chairman of Corvus Pharmeceuticals, a biotech company in the Bay Area developing new treatments for cancer. Dr. Miller was the co-founder of IDEC (now Biogen), and Pharmacyclics, companies that developed Rituxan and Imbruvica. He is also an adjunct professor of oncology at Stanford Medical Center.

Richard M. Zweig, MD, ‘76 Dr. Zweig “continues to enjoy practicing medicine in Bristol, Connecticut,” where he is Chief of Medicine and Director of Infectious Disease at Bristol Hospital.

Leonard Berkowitz, MD, ‘77 Dr. Berkowitz and his wife, Joan, have become grandparents to Sidney Max Casden, son of Jodi and Jason. Their daughter also got engaged.

David S. Katz, MD, ‘80 Dr. Katz’s daughter, Abby, is now board chair of Women for Economic and Leadership Development, a national organization promoting women in business. Dr. Katz is still enjoying his practice in occupational medicine as a medical director with US Healthworks medical group in Indianapolis.

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