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Class Notes: May 2018

Bernard Feldman, MD ‘59 is no longer at the University of Nevada, Reno. However, he holds the title of Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics at UNR. He and his wife of 62 years, Elaine reside in The Terraces, a Continuing Care Community in Bonita Springs. He continues professional involvement by sitting on the Board of Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Immokalee Collier County, FL.

Richard J. Cohen, M.D ‘61, F.A.C.P. is now a retired Emeritus Professor of Medicine in Medicine, Clinical Hematology and Hematology at UC Medical Center in San Francisco. He is still active in teaching and enjoying liberal arts courses at the University of San Francisco.

Michael Blumenfield, MD ‘64 is living and working in Woodland Hills, California. He has a new podcast, which can be found at

Lois Stark, MD ‘66 is now retired. She practiced pediatrics and taught medical students and house staff at the Mount Sinai Medical Center for many years. After her years at Mount Sinai she switched to private practice in Goldens Bridge, NY, where she continued to practice for 15 years.

Edward Katz, MD ‘69 has a limited urology practice (three times per week). He has two grandkids at the University of Arizona, Tucson. His daughter Haley Brown, MD turned 50 years old and still practices plastic surgery in Las Vegas; she has four kids. His son, Brian, of Scottsdale, AZ is a Senior Corp. Pilot at Pinnacle Aviation and has two kids.

Henry W. Lim, MD ‘75 is now the immediate past-president of the American Academy of Dermatology (during its annual meeting in San Diego). He completed his term in February 2018.

Andrew Sokel, MD ‘81 has a daughter named Julia Sokel who will be a member of the class of 2022.

Aaron Saul Greenberg, MD ’82 has a daughter who will be graduating SUNY Downstate on May 22, 2018. Jill Greenberg Karten will be doing her residency in OB/GYN at NorthShore LIJ.

Yi-Horng Lee, MD ‘96 is now chief of Pediatric Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Prior to his position as the chief of Pediatric Surgery, Dr. Lee completed a general surgery residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and a pediatric surgery fellowship at SUNY Buffalo.

Robert Goldstein, MD ‘04 & Warangkana (Rena) Sangchan, MD ‘04 who met at Downstate, are married and living and working in Westchester, NY. They both practice infectious disease medicine.

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.

Theodore Feinblatt, MD ‘43 has passed.

Albert Rosen, MD ‘43 ROSEN–Albert P., 90, of Fair Lawn, NJ, died peacefully at home on November 18 [2007]. He is survived by his son, Jonathan M. Rosen M.D. (Anna), his daughter, Nancy Rosen Blackwood (Michael), and four grandchildren. His wife of 58 years, Shirley (nee Tanenbaum), predeceased him. He attended Newton High School in Queens, earned his Bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1939, and his M.D. at Long Island College of Medicine (Downstate) in 1943.

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Arthur Goldwyn, MD ‘47 has passed.

Harvey Rubin, MD ‘48 Maurice Harvey Rubin, an Ophthalmologist, medical school professor, inventor and lifelong scholar died on November 28th at his home in Scottsdale, AZ. He was 93. Dr. Rubin’s tender devotion to his family, friends and patients was matched by his passion for learning, exploring and teaching. Harvey taught at the University of NC-Chapel Hill and Stanford medical schools for a combined period of 35 years.

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John Meyer, MD ‘49 John L. Meyer, II, M.D. died peacefully, Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at his beloved home he had shared with his wife until her passing in April 2015. John was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin February 3, 1924 to John L. and Bessie (Bleyer) Meyer. He spent much of his childhood in Madison, WI. His family moved to Chicago in his later childhood, where he graduated from Senn High School, while also attending the Chicago Art Institute. He then enrolled at Northwestern University’s Medill School in 1942 as a journalism major, but was drafted into the Army Air Corps in 1943. He ended up being assigned to premedical studies by the Army, eventually graduating from Yale University.

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Ralph Gutheim, MD ‘53 Dr. Ralph N. Gutheim, 89, Bradenton, died December 6, 2014. Ralph attended the University of Buffalo for pre-med, and graduated from State University of New York college of medicine in 1953. Shortly after setting up practice, he was instrumental in establishing the first inter-city medical clinic in Rochester, New York.

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Robert Stefano, MD ‘54 STEFANO – Robert T., Dr., (89) a long time resident of Garden City, NY on April 24, 2017. He was a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and Downstate Medical School. Board certified in Internal Medicine, and Assistant Director of Medicine at Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, NY and practicing Physician at Winthrop University Medical Center, Mineola, NY.

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Joseph Wind, MD ’57 Dr. Joseph L. Wind, 85, passed away peacefully in his home November 11, 2016. He was born September 29, 1931 to the late Bernard and Lena (Friedman) Wind. Joe married his wife, Barbara, on October 20, 1984. She survives. Also left to cherish his memory are four children, Deborah (Scott) Brekken of Dallas, TX, Todd (Jaime) Wind of Edina, MN, Lisa (Ryan) Roloff of Chandler, AZ, and John (Shiva) Wind of Berkeley, CA; two stepchildren, Brian Newell of Logansport, IN and John (Angie) Newell of Switzerland, and nine grandchildren.

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Carl Oshrain, MD ‘57 Carl Oshrain died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on April 4, 2018, in Rochester, NY.

Sidney Wechsler, MD ‘58 Dr. Wechsler was born on October 13, 1934 and passed away on Friday, July 31, 2015. Dr. Wechsler was a resident of Rapid City, South Dakota at the time of his passing. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School. He is survived by his wife Sandi.

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Philip Fleishman, MD ‘61 FLEISHMAN- Philip Robert, M.D., FACP, of Holbrook NY, passed away in his 81st year, on May 25, at home, surrounded by his family. Devoted husband to Anita and cherished father of David Fleishman, Beth Fleishman, and Rachael and Tory Brownyard. Beloved grand-father of Andrew and Madeline Brownyard and brother of Marilyn and Al Lavender.

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Renato Prati, MD ‘61 Dr. Prati passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017. Dr. Prati was a resident of New Jersey at the time of passing. Dr. Prati graduated from New York University and received his Degree of Medicine in 1961 from Downstate Medical Center, State University of NY. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy.

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Robert Schultz, MD ’74 Robert Schultz, age 69, Marietta, Georgia, died April 20, 2018. The world has lost an incredible husband, father, son, brother, friend, physician, and musician. He was a caring, compassionate, gentle soul and was the ultimate family man. Bob was born in Brooklyn in 1948 and attended Downstate Medical School. He moved to Atlanta in 1978 as the first Pediatric Endocrinologist in the state of Georgia to establish the Diabetes program at Scottish Rite.

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Lloyd Reich, MD ‘76 has passed.

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