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Class Notes: News Briefs on Downstate Medical Alumni

Sam Tally Simpson, MD ’45, deceased Dr. Simpson joined the US Army during World War II, and worked in the Army Medical Corps at the US Veteran’s Hospital, Columbia, SC. After his discharge in 1946 with the rank of Captain, he practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Birmingham, Alabama. He earned a Master’s Degree of Public Health from Tulane in New Orleans, and served as the health director of Manatee County, Florida. He later served as health director of medical service for Dade County. He was a Fellow of The American Board of Abdominal Surgery, American Medical Society, and Manatee County Medical Society. Dr. Simpson retired from public health in 1982.

Proctor Child, MD ’49, deceased Dr. Child died April 7, 2012. He trained as a resident in pathology at the US Army’s Fitzsimons General Hospital in Denver. He was a veteran of World War II, and the Korean War, serving 26 years in the military, two years in the Navy, and 24 years in the Army. Dr. Child retired as a Lt. Colonel in the US Army Medical Corps in 1967. During his career, he served at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington as Assistant Chief in the Geographic Pathology Division, and Chief of the Viro-Pathology Branch. He was also an associate professor for the Temple University Hospital School of Medicine, and Chair of the Department of Pathology at Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia. He was also Chairman of Pathology and Director of Laboratories at Allentown Hospital, now part of the Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Harry Weinstein, MD ‘56 Dr. Weinstein retired from Westmed Medical Group Jan. 1, 2016.

Herbert Pardes, MD ‘60 Dr. Pardes is Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Chris Zazakos Jr., MD ‘72 Dr. Zazakos retired from active Heme/Onc practice in 2011 and writes, “enjoying our grandchildren, and 16-year-old adopted daughter (from Guatemala). We’re touring the world, and involved in equine community with our daughter, who rides in the IEA.”

Liam Walsh, MD ’09, deceased Dr. Walsh, 33, went missing in November 2015 while backcountry skiing in Alaska. Authorities found his body in early 2016. Dr. Walsh was a pain medicine specialist in Alaska Regional Hospital in Wasilla, and helped develop a successful clinic in Juneau.


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