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Class Notes: January 2019

Arthur H. Elkind, MD ’57 is now retired. He was partially active at the National Headache Foundation, Chicago until 2017. He is active in 16th to 17th century European (mostly Northern art), at the Metropolitan Museum National Gallery D.C. Dr. Elkind is busy with his grandchildren and children. His wife works with him on art.

Ross Grumet, MD ’59 has a private psychiatry practice in Atlanta, emphasizing psychopharmacology and addiction medicine. He has been married to Priscilla, a writer, for 51 years. His son Aiden is an attorney. He enjoys blogging, bass fishing and keeping going.

Allen Silberstein, MD ’62 has been retired for 12 years, and still misses his patients. He recently celebrated his 80th birthday and 58th anniversary. He enjoys sculpting, tennis and traveling. Dr. Silberstein is thankful for every day.

Daniel S. Papernik, MD ’62 continues as a clinical professor of Psychiatry and practices psychiatry and psychoanalysis. He was honored by the Psychoanalytic Association of New York and the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education affiliated with New York University School of Medicine for his contribution to psychiatry and psychoanalysis.

Arthur Heller, MD ’66 is now a registered piano technician. He has retired from orthopedic surgery. To read more click here.

Reed E. Phillips, MD ’73 works part-time as in medical legal counseling. He has retired from full-time hospice of palliative care at Glen Cove Community Hospital. He has a second career as an applied physicist at SUNY Stony Brook and is a member of the adjunct staff of the Department of Material Science, developing anti-barnacle ship coatings and generators to harvest electrical energy from the energy of ocean waves.

Paul G. Stumpf, MD ’73 has now retired from academic medicine. He was the Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Tennessee, College of Medicine in Chattanooga, and the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas. He has also been Chair of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Stumpf says ” what I treasured most in my career was working daily with patients, residents, students, colleagues, and staff. It was my sincere privilege to serve them.”

Marc Kozinn, MD ’79 would like to say  “Hello Class of SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, 1979. I am very excited that Betsy and I will be attending our class’s 40th Reunion this May 2019 in Brooklyn. Betsy and I will also be celebrating our 39th Wedding Anniversary and the arrival of our 6th grandchild this year. After more than 30 years in Clinical Cardiology practice and as Faculty at SUNY Buffalo, in 2014, I had decided to join industry accepting the role as U.S.Cardiovascular Medical Director-Heart Failure at Amgen in Thousand Oaks, CA. Now as of November 2018, we have returned back East, as I’ve recently accepted a new role as Cardiovascular Clinical Lead for Innovative Medicines Development-Heart Failure at Bristol-Myers Squibb and relocated to the Princeton, NJ area. I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming reunion in Brooklyn! Best wishes!

Carol L. Kornmehl, MD ’84 proudly announces the graduation of her daughter Heather, from Drexel University College of Medicine in May 2018. Heather matched in Dermatology.

Emana Barsoum-Ciervo, MD ’90 is married to Alfonso Ciervo (surgeon). She is an anesthesiologist at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn.

In Memoriam:*The Alumni Association recognizes in the “In Memoriam” section, not all alumni listed are recently deceased. As we become aware of the passing of our alumni we recognize them to provide their classmates with an update.

Harold Lueders, MD ’49 has passed away.

Arthur Bauman, MD ’50 has passed away.

Robert E. Miller, MD ’57 has passed away.

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