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Class Notes: December 2017

Class Notes: Irwin Berkowitz, MD’72 Dr. Berkowitz has retired from the practice of Pediatrics after 41 years at Chestnut Ridge Pediatrics. Kathleen, my wife of 43 years is trying to adjust.

Jeffrey M. Karp, MD’75 Dr. Karp has retired from his neurology practice of 37 years in Clearwater, FL. He, and his wife of 43 years, has relocated to Juno Beach, FL to enjoy the good life with his 3 granddaughters.

Albert A. Meyer, MD’75 Dr. Meyer is a retired Family Physician. After his residency at Duke, he went into private practice for 13 years. Later went on to teach in Family Medicine Residencies at Duke and the University of North Carolina for 26 years. He has recently retired from full time practice and works part time in our local Hospice Unit.

Miriam T. Vincent, MD’85 Dr. Vincent is Executive Director of DSRiP at SUNY Downstate.

Kate Waldeck, MD’10 Dr. Waldeck has been named an assistant professors at the Marshall University Joan D. Edwards School of Medicine. To read more on Dr. Waldeck click here. In Memoriam:

Steven W. Piecuch, MD ’79 Steven W. Piecuch, MD, passed away on November 25, 2017. He was a pediatrician who subspecialized in neonatology and pediatric critical care, and practiced at Kings County and SUNY Downstate. He took pride in caring for infants and children in the ICU, and enjoyed teaching residents and medical students. He also liked to participate in medical missions, including to Hospital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti and Angkor Hospital for Children in Cambodia. He was active in the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine Alumni Association, and served as president in 2008-2009. He is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Ramona; sons Michael (Class of 2012), Martin, and Jerrold; grandson Henry; mother Doris; sister Catherine; and brother Thomas. The complete obituary can be found at: http://obits.silive.com/obituaries/siadvance/obituary.aspx?n=steven-piecuch&pid=187487580

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