Will C. Sealy, 33C, 36M, emeritus professor of surgery with Duke University, has also received emeritus status at Mercer University, Macon, Ga. A section in the Medical Library at Mercer will be named for him.
James L. Campbell Jr., 36C, 40M, retired urologist in Orlando, Fla., is now a master craftsman of period furniture reproductions.
Dr. Campbell works on his pieces every day, sometimes for up to six hours. His favorite woods are walnut, mahogany, and cherry. Most of his finished works go to family members.
The piece of which he is proudest is a reproduction of a Newport block front desk by Goodard and Townsend. The originals were made in the 1770s, and only four remain. Most of these are housed in museums. The last one purchased sold for several million dollars.
Dr. Campbell crafted his desk from mahogany and decorated it with brass handles, trimmings, and carved wooden shells. With 15 drawers, it took him about three months to complete.
He is a member of the Central Florida Woodworkers Guild, and V.J. Taylor's book Period Furniture Projects is dedicated to Dr. Campbell, "one of the finest nonprofessional cabinetmakers I know."
Curtis D. Benton Jr., 42C, 45M, retired ophthalmologist in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has been certified as a medical review officer and is now associated with Substance Abuse Technologies.
John K. Davidson III, 41Ox, 43C, 45M, professor emeritus of internal medicine at Emory, returned in 1997 to the University of Toronto to attend the Charles H. Best Lectureship and Award Ceremonies. The lectureship and award are endowed by Dr. Davidson and his wife, Mary, and they are financed with profits from Dr. Davidson's textbook Diabetes Mellitus, A Problem Oriented Approach. The first edition of this textbook was published by Thieme while Dr. Davidson was on staff at Emory.
John S. Inman Jr., 42C, 45M, longtime Albany, Ga., obstetrician, was honored in 1997 by the unveiling of the Inman Pavilion for Women at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, in Albany. The facility features 10 labor/delivery/ recovery rooms, two ante-partum rooms for high-risk patient monitoring, and two C-section rooms.
Surgeon Will Sealy
James Campbell in his workshop
Internist John Davidson
S. William Clark Jr., 48C, 51M, of Waycross, Ga., was elected chair of the board of regents of the University System of Georgia in 1997. An ophthalmologist, Dr. Clark has been in private practice since 1956. He has served as chief of surgery at Memorial Hospital in Waycross.
He is past president of the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology and the Medical Association of Georgia. His numerous awards include the Florence McDonnell People of Vision Award by the Georgia Society to Prevent Blindness and the Distinguished Alumnus Award given by the alumni association of the Emory Eye Center.
Ernest C. Denney, 47C, 51M, phoned to let us know that at age 74 he's alive because of Emory. That piqued our curiosity, and so we called him back.
Anne Elizabeth H. Gaston, 55M, received the Emory Medal during alumni weekend, Sept. 26-28, 1997. It is Emory's highest honor for alumni. Dr. Gaston is a retired pediatrician.
J. Harper Gaston IV, 52C, 55M, also was a 1997 Emory Medal recipient. Now retired, he is president and CEO of Gaston Loughlin Inc. and Healthcare Partnership Consultants.
Thomas E. Whitesides, 52C, 55M. See entry for I. Barnett "Bud" Harrison (internal medicine).
John Inman has delivered 10,000+ babies
Clinton D. McCord Jr., 57C, 61M. See entry for John C. Hagan III (ophthalmology).
Cecil B. Wilson, 57C, 61M, was reelected in 1997 to a three-year term as a trustee of the American Society of Internal Medicine. He is an internist in solo practice in Winter Park, Fla. He has also been president-elect of the Florida Society of Internal Medicine and president of the Florida Medical Association.
William N. Kelley, 63M, and his wife, Lois F. Kelley, were the 1997 recipients of the American Heart Association's Edward S. Cooper Award. Dr. Kelley is chief executive officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He and his wife, who was honored for her years of service in communities throughout the U.S., reside in Bryn Mawr and have four children.
W. Shain Schley, 62C, 66M, was elected president of the medical board of the New York Hospital in December 1997. He is professor and chairman of the department of otorhinolaryngology at Cornell University Medical College.
Joseph L. Printz, 64C, 67M, is medical director of First Choice Community Healthcare, in Albuquerque, N.M.
Daniel C. Martin, 68C, 72M, has taken up competitive paintball and has even won a sportsmanship award along the way. Playing for Nervous Rex as a defensive center, in 1997 he helped win the North Alabama novice division tournament and an open division tournament in Jonesboro, Ark. His son Adam also plays.
Just what is paintball? From what we can gather from Dr. Martin's explanations, participants make their way across a designated area, carrying guns that hold canisters of paint. The goal of the game is to avoid being splattered with latex. The issue of Paintball Sports International that Dr. Martin shared with us shows a player dressed in psychedelic camouflage, dotted with wounds of paint.
In the photo above, team members are holding first place certificates. Adam is next to his father, who's wearing the hat and carrying his gun.
In other news, Dr. Martin's son Josh graduates from the University of Richmond this year. He and his wife, Glenn Ann, and Adam continue to live in Memphis, where he practices gynecology/obstetrics.
Luis M. Viamonte, 72M. See entry for W. David Varner, 37C, 41M, in Deaths, School of Medicine Alumni.
Ramon A. Suarez, 74C, 78M, is the Georgia state chairman for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He is chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Piedmont Hospital and is past president of the Atlanta Obstetrical and Gynecological Society.
Fayette A. Sims III, 68Ox, 70C, 75M. See entry for Fayette A. Sims, Jr., 36Ox, 38C, 41M, in Deaths, School of Medicine Alumni.
Abraham S. Marcadis, 75C, 79M, wrote recently that for 12 years he has been chief of surgery at Memorial Hospital in Tampa, Fla., where he practices plastic surgery.
Ronald A. Paynter, 75C, 79M, has been certified by the American Board of Medical Management, American College of Physician Executives, Tampa, Fla. He is vice president for medical affairs at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, in Patchogue, N.Y.
Dan Martin (center) with his paintball team.
MARRIED: Fernando A. Duralde, 80M, and Yolanda A. Duralde, 77C, 81M. See entry for Fernando Urriza Duralde (surgery) in Deaths, Residency Training and Fellowship Alumni.
Wesley B. Robinson, 76Ox, 78C, 82M, and Karen A. Shoaf, Oct. 13, 1996. Dr. Robinson is a staff anesthesiologist at University Hospital, Charlotte, N.C.
John S. Inman III, 79C, 83M. See entry for John S. Inman Jr., 42C, 45M.
William David Varner Jr., 83M. See entry for W. David Varner, 37C, 41M, in Deaths, School of Medicine Alumni.
BORN: To Edward M. Racht, 80C, 84M, and Cheryl Piche Racht, a son, Harrison MacLeod Racht, on Sept. 16, 1997.
Mark S. Litwin, 85M, has been awarded grants totaling nearly $1.5 million to study prostate diseases and their effects.
BORN: To Allen W. Averbook, 86M, and Emily Lance Averbook, 88M, a daughter, Dana Caston Averbook, April 8, 1997, who joins two sons, Alex and Carey. Dr. Allen Averbook is assistant professor of surgery at Case Western Reserve University and chief of vascular surgery at the VA Medical Center there.
BORN: To William C. Small, 79C, 85G, 86M, and Susan Dinwiddie Small, 85C, their second child and first daughter, Sarah Frances Small, on May 8, 1997. Dr. Small is assistant professor of radiology at Emory.
BORN: To Mark I. Furman, 83C, 87M, and Dr. Meg Sullivan, a son, Noah Edmund Furman, on Dec. 8, 1996. Dr. Furman is assistant professor of medicine and cell biology as well as associate director of the cardiovascular thrombosis research center at the University of Masschusetts Medical Center.
BORN: To Kevin R. Johnson, 83C, 87M, and Sandra Caswell, 81Ox, 83C, their third child, Kevin "Reed" Jr., on May 12, 1997. Dr. Johnson is with Pediatric Associates in Gainesville, Ga.
MARRIED: Kathleen T. Nixon, 84C, 88M, and Gregory S. Berkey (diagnostic radiology) on May 24, 1997. Dr. Nixon practices neuroradiology at Northside Hospital, in Atlanta, and Dr. Berkey is an interventional radiologist associated with Eastside Hospital.
BORN: To Capt. James F. Elton, 85C, 89M, and Nicole Carpenter Elton, 89C, their second son, Jake Alexander, on Nov. 6, 1997. Dr. Elton is with Anesthesia Associates at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, Ky.
BORN: To Marian L. Evatt, 89M, and James W. Beauchamp, twins, Thomas Lee and Robert Frazier Beauchamp, on Aug. 26, 1997. Dr. Evatt is an assistant professor of neurology at Emory.
BORN: To Brian D. Hale, 85C, 89M, and Constance Meyer Hale, 85Ox, 87C, 91M, their second child, Lauren, on July 3, 1997.
BORN: To Laurence Sperling, 85C, 89M, and Sidney Barr Sperling, 85Ox, 91M, their second son, Daniel Andrew, on Nov. 1, 1996. Dr. Laurence Sperling is an assistant professor of cardiology at Emory.
BORN: To Stephen H. Vander Sluis, 89M, and Carol Jean Vander Sluis, a daughter, Melissa Ann, on March 6, 1997. Dr. Vander Sluis is an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Emory.
Urologist Mark Litwin
BORN: To John Michael Copenhaver, 86C, 90M, and Kirstin D. Copenhaver, 88C, a daughter, Erica Chloe, on Sept. 29, 1997. Dr. Copenhaver is an assistant professor in pediatrics at Egleston Children's Hospital at Emory.
Constance Meyer Hale, 85Ox, 87C, 91M. See entry for Brian D. Hale, 85C, 89M.
Sidney Barr Sperling, 85Ox, 91M. See entry for Laurence Sperling, 85C, 89M.
BORN: To Margaret Malys Stone, 86C, 91M, and Benjamin A. Stone, 88C, a daughter, Lauren Mary, on Sept. 29, 1997. Dr. Stone is associated with North Georgia Dermatology. Her husband is an attorney.
David E. Vann, 85Ox, 87C, 91M, and his wife, Jodi Wolfe Vann, 87C, 93M, are associated with Papp Clinic, Newnan, Ga., both in internal medicine.
Air Force Capt. John B. Kerrison, 92M, was one of 19,000 participants in the 22nd annual 26.2-mile Marine Corps Marathon. He is an ophthalmologist at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
BORN: To Jeffrey D. Reich, 92M, and Alissa Marshak Reich, 92C, a son, Alexander Benjamin, on Aug. 1, 1997.
BORN: To Michael Sang Yoon Han, 88C, 93M, and Mikyung Lee Han, 97M, a son, Isaac Harrison Han, on Sept. 15, 1997. Dr. Michael Han is an anesthesiologist with Newport Medical Center, Newport Beach, Calif.
BORN: To David M. Laird, 93M, and Taylor Laird, 92C, 93P, a son, Walker Saucier Laird, on Feb. 14, 1997. After completion of his general surgery residency, Dr. Laird begins practice with the U.S. Air Force.
BORN: To Steven D. Lenhard, 93M, and Wendy Eisner Lenhard, a son, Brian Jeremy, on July 9, 1997. Dr. Lenhard is with Promina Northwest Physicians Group in Marietta, Ga.
MARRIED: Edmond B. Moses III, 88C, 93M, and Lori R. Rankin, on May 31, 1997. They reside in Chapin, S.C.
BORN: To James Duncan Whitehouse, 93M, and Tracey Walker Whitehouse, a son, Graham Walker, on May 2, 1997. Dr. Whitehouse has been a fellow in infectious diseases and international health at Duke University Medical Center.
Navy Lt. Julie H. Zimmermann, 93M, has reported for duty at Naval Hospital, Cherry Point, N.C.
Tokunbo David Gbadebo, 94M, completed his residency in internal medicine at Case Western Reserve University Hospital and is now a fellow in cardiology at Duke University Medical Center.
Laureen Jacqueline Laughnan, 90C, 94M, has joined Children's Medicine of Rockdale, Conyers, Ga.
BORN: To Brian K. Nadolne, 90C, 94M, and Dr. Marnie Bookman Nadolne, 90C, a daughter, Rebecca Leigh, on June 5, 1997. He is a family physician with Eagle's Landing Family Practice. They reside in McDonough, Ga.
Lt. Peter David Panagos, 94M, flight surgeon with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, in Okinawa, Japan, was a volunteer in two community relations projects in Pattaya, Thailand. Lt. Panagos's fellow Marines and sailors removed several tons of concrete rubble and painted the inside of a school auditorium. They also helped out at a local drug treatment facility, painting and repairing the structure's lighting and utilities.
M. Michelle Berrey, 86Ox, 88C, 92P, 95M, is a fellow in infectious diseases at the University of Washington, studying acute HIV infection.
David Wayne Markham, 89Ox, 91C, 95M, has been a fellow in cardiology at Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Tex.
MARRIED: Lisa Cooper Barr, 97M, and Dusty Barr, on October 29, 1995. They live in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Margaret Stone and her daughter, Lauren.
Gregory S. Berkey (diagnostic radiology). See entry for Kathleen T. Nixon, 84C, 88M.
Doug Campbell (internal/emergency medicine) wrote Associate Dean John Stone recently to say he was still running a windsurf and snowboard shop in Hood River, Ore., and that he is also very involved in the Rotary Youth Exchange program. "That takes a lot of time," he says, "but I really enjoy it. I get to know a lot of interesting high school students, both from here and foreign countries, and it gives me a chance to use some of the foreign languages I've been studying."
Miguel A. Faria Jr., (neurological surgery) has released his second book, Medical Warrior: Fighting Corporate Socialized Medicine, by Hacienda Publishing, Inc., Macon, Ga.
John C. Hagan III (ophthalmology) wrote that "Twice in the past year Emory ophthalmology alumni have reached new heights." Both he and Clinton D. McCord Jr. (57C, 61M), on separate occasions, reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. Dr. Hagan reached the top with seven other physicians during a Wilderness Medicine Seminar on Oct. 9, 1997. He sent a photo of himself at 19,430 feet.
Follow-up on a newspaper article about I. Barnett "Bud" Harrison (internal medicine), of Tallahassee, Fla., elicited both good and bad news. Dr. Harrison was the recipient of the first I.B. Harrison Humanitarian Award, from the Tallahassee medical community. Presented by Capital Health Plan, the award will be given annually to a deserving area doctor. Capital Plan is an 88,000-member HMO in a five-county area in Tallahassee. As a member of its board of directors, Dr. Harrison is credited with much of the success of that organization.
Barry N. Hyman (internal medicine, ophthalmology), of Houston, Tex., chaired a symposium titled "Hypertension and the Ophthalmologist" at a meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology on Oct. 28, 1997.
Geoffrey Simon (pediatrics) has joined Joy Ann Maxey (pediatrics) in practice at the Atlanta Children's Clinical Center in Buckhead, of which Dr. Maxey is founder.
Ronald C. Simons (psychiatry), of Vashon, Wash., is professor emeritus in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University and clinical professor at the University of Washington. His new book, Boo! Culture, Experience and the Startle Reflex, has been published by Oxford University Press.
T. Lamar Teaford (diagnostic radiology), of New Orleans, La., was granted a certificate of added qualification in vascular and interventional radiology by the American Board of Radiology. He is associated with the New Orleans Radiology Group.
John Hagan at the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro
I. Barnett "Bud" Harrison
G. Orien Moss, 27M, of Ruthfordton, N.C., in October 1994.
William T. Edwards Jr., 31C, 35M, retired ophthalmologist, of Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico, at age 87. Dr. Edwards was Atlanta Journal Constitution columnist Celestine Sibley's eye doctor. Shortly after his death, he was the subject of her column on June 18, 1997.
Gus A. Rush Jr., 32C, 35M, retired internist, of Lauderdale, Miss.
Leonard S. Annis, 38M, of Tampa, Fla., on May 29, 1995.
M. Charles Adair, 36C, 39M, died at home in Washington, Ga., on Dec. 3, 1997, at age 82.
Theodore Pollock, 39M, retired ophthalmologist, in Cedar Grove, N.J., on Oct. 12, 1997. He is survived by his wife, Ida Chapman, and three children.
Lewis G. Norman Jr., 37C, 41M, of West Point, Ga., on Jan. 5, 1998, at age 82. He is survived by his wife, Carrie E. Norman.
Fayette A. Sims Jr., 36Ox, 38C, 41M, Lawrenceville, Ga., of heart failure at age 79, Sept. 9, 1997, at Crawford Long Hospital, in Atlanta.
W. David Varner, 37C, 41M, gynecologist/obstetrician, of Columbus, Ga., on Aug. 7, 1997. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, son William David Varner Jr., 83M, daughter Ann Varner Viamonte, 69C, and son-in-law, Luis M. Viamonte, 72M, 69C.
Walter M. Watts Jr., 42M, of Leicester, N.C., retired orthopedic surgeon, on Sept. 13, 1997. He served in World War II in the China-Burma-India theater, with a discharge rank of major. He began his orthopedic practice in Asheville, N.C., in 1951, and retired from active practice in 1986.
Hyman Merlin, 42C, 45M, of Miami, Fla., on Nov. 17, 1996. He is survived by his wife, Ester Argintar Merlin.
William A. Nelson, 43C, 45M, of Longboat Key, Fla., on Nov. 2, 1997.
Louis E. Tolbert Jr., 45C, 50M, of Little Rock, Ark., on Aug. 24, 1997.
Edward E. (Ted) Sammons, 56C, 61M, 61G, retired anesthesiologist and founder of an Atlanta pain clinic, on Oct. 2, 1997, at age 62. Dr. Sammons, who had no history of heart disease, died of an apparent heart attack in his sleep.
Thomas S. Parrott, 64C, 68M, on July 7, 1997, at age 54, of a massive cerebral hemorrhage.
Stephen O. Olowu, 93M, of Presque Isle, Maine, on July 1, 1996, of a shooting.
Edward E. "Ted" Sammons
Thomas S. Parrott
Fernando Urriza Duralde (surgery), of East Point, Ga., on Sept. 6, 1997, of cancer. A native of Spain, Dr. Duralde was on staff at South Fulton Hospital for 30 years. After he retired, he was a volunteer in a hospital and leper colony in Guyana.
At 16, Dr. Duralde served in a medical brigade in the Spanish Civil War. He came to Atlanta in 1952 and completed both general surgery and thoracic training at Emory. He was chief of surgery at South Fulton Hospital.
Four of Dr. Duralde's children are practicing physicians: sons Xavier A., Rodrigo A., and Fernando A. Duralde, 80M, all of Atlanta, and daughter Yolanda A. Duralde, 77C, 81M, of Tacoma, Wash. He is also survived by two other daughters and a son, as well as his wife, Maria Llopis Duralde.
James C. Guin (internal medicine), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., in Oct. 1996.
Charles K. Howard Sr. (surgery), of Atlanta, on Oct. 29, 1997. He had a private practice on Lee Street in the West End section of Atlanta, for more than 30 years. He held the state record for the 400 yard dash for 23 years. He is survived by his wife, Mary Matthews Howard, and two sons.
James Matthew Jones Jr. (emergency medicine), of Dothan, Ala., on Aug. 13, 1997. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy T. Jones.
Arthur Anthony Smith (obstetrics/gynecology), of East Point, Ga., on Oct. 24, 1997. He is survived by his wife, Lois H. Roberts Smith, and two children.
Robert M. West (internal medicine), of Marietta, Ga., at the age of 82. Dr. West opened his practice on Main Street in Forest Park, Ga., in 1959, where he continued for the next 30 years until his retirement. He was honored several times by the City of Forest Park as citizen of the year. In addition, he was inducted into the Emeritus Club at the Medical College of Georgia for 40 years of medical service. He is survived by his son and daughter and three grandchildren.
harles Boyd Romaine Jr., 63M, of Booneville, Miss., on March 25, 1998, of hepatoma brought on by exposure to hepatitis B. Dr. Romaine contracted hepatitis, as did many other military medical personnel, during a stint as a combat surgeon during the Vietnam War. Dr. Romaine is survived by his wife, Gay Gothard Romaine, and a daughter, Sarah Allinson.
For a year during his tour in Vietnam, Dr. Romaine served as chief of surgery of a forward field station, operating during that time on more than 1,000 U.S. military personnel without the loss of a single life. The United States Army honored his achievement with the Legion of Merit.
In 1970, Dr. Romaine entered the practice of general and vascular surgery in Cleveland, Tenn., and remained there for the next 20 years. In 1990, he and his wife moved to Mississippi, where he began a practice in Booneville and Corinth.
Dr. Romaine learned of his liver cancer the day after Christmas, 1997. Shortly thereafter, he and his wife spent a couple of weeks in New Orleans with his former Emory roommate, Theodore J. Borgman, 63M, and his wife, Sandra. Dr. Borgman said his friend came to peace with his impending death by submitting himself to the Lord's will.
Dr. Romaine is remembered as a charitable physician, who would treat any patient regardless of ability to pay and who was known to make anonymous gifts to help needy people in his community. An avid duck hunter (often calling it his "second religion"), he was a lifetime sponsor of Ducks Unlimited. He was also a staunch conservative, active in state politics, and was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Chattanooga.
"Charlie left a world made better by his presence," Dr. Borgman said. "He died with a wish to live longer but with the certain expectation that a better life lay before him."
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