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Alumni Notes
Please note: alumni are listed according to their year of graduation from the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program.


James R Dineen, MD 1951
Retired in June 2003 from his position as Clinical Professor in the Orthopaedic Department of the UNC School of Medicine. He recently learned that he has been selected for the Distinquished Service Award at the School of Medicine at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill N.C.

John R Huckell, MD, CM 1958
Announces that he’s soon to have his 16th grandchild who will be born in Boston. Continues to be active in I.M.E. mainly W.C.B. as well as golf.

Robert E Key, MD 1958
Has been retired full time since 1996. He now does pension and comprehensive exams 1 day a week at the Veteran’s Hospital, Dallas TX.


Joseph H Dimon, III, MD 1960
Is now retired full time and spends his time as a volunteer at the Good Samaritan Clinic. He still enjoys playing in his band “Unmanaged Care” and is an avid tennis player.

John E Larkin, MD 1966
Invites other alums to visit when in Minnesota. He is “enjoying retirement and gardening when there is no snow.” More recently he has been sending works of art to exhibitions at the Tate, Niccaca d’Orary, Rijksmuseum and the National Gallery.

David Grainger, MD 1967
Has been retired since 1998 and now spends his time fishing, hunting, skiing, traveling, and boating in the Inland Passage, Straits of Georgia, and Puget Sound.

William T. Green, Jr., MD, MBA, MPH 1967
Has been fully retired since 1997 and now spends his time playing tennis.

William H Thomas, MD 1967
Says “Dickey’s recovering nicely from THR following AVN, and I’m doing really well post hemi TKR. Back pain still limits my golf, but I’m enjoying the warm weather, fishing & flying.”

Joseph S Barr, MD 1968
Now has 8 grandchildren and still manages to be active in his practice. He went to the Combined meeting in Sydney in 2004 and had a great trip.

Lawrence Thornton Shields, MD 1969
Has kept up a steady pace and had three grandsons in the past three years: Connor Shields Griffith, Collin Michael Shields, and Charles Williams Griffith. He was recently appointed Honorary Professor of History & Literature, at New England College. As well he’s a Founding member of the Anthony Trollope Society and Past President of the Thomas B. Quigley Sports Medicine Society.


Marc Asher, MD 1970
“In May I received the 2004 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. We are looking forward to hosting the Harrington Spine Symposium July 28-30, 2005, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Dr. Paul Harrington’s death.”

Philip Bernstein, MD 1972
“Both my daughter, Dana, and son, Alex, are defense lawyers. Dana, is married to another defense lawyer, Howard. This is fitting reward for all those bad lawyer jokes over the years.” He’s still in full-time practice, predominently doing hip and knee replacement surgery.

Frederic W. Bost, MD 1972
Now has four grandchildren. He was Orthopaedic Surgeon to Oakland Athletics Baseball team 1981-1995 and currently to the San Francisco Ballet. He usually takes between three and five trips per year in conjunction with UCSF; most recently to Honduras, Equador, Peru, Fiji, Russia, and Africa.

Howard S Schwartz, MD 1972
Has been in group practice in Santa Cruz, CA for the last 30 years.

Angelo Lopano, MD 1973
Is the Chairman and Residency Program Director at Monmouth Medical Center since 1988.

Bruce Waxman, MD 1973
Invented SURGICHIP, a radio frequency device used to help prevent wrong-site, wrong-person, wrong-procedure surgery. It was approved by the FDA in 2004.

D. Bud Dickson, MD 1974
“In 1996 I married Kathy Lewis Dickson and have never been happier. We have 3 grandchildren, Sarah (6), North (4), and our newest little angel Elizabeth Grace, 6 months old. 1997 was the first of my two attempts at retiring. I just can’t seem to get this done, not with all the new and exciting techniques and procedures still to do. I have currently re-opened Dickson Orthopaedic Centers headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas and I have Centers in Magnolia and Hope as well. I am continuing o do hip & knee reconstructive surgery and am now actively involved in the development of minimally invasive surgical echniques, utilizing a computer for total hip, total knee and ACL reconstruction. It is one of the most exciting things that I have done professionally.” Despite this busy schedule he manages to remain busy with his other hobbies woodworking, watching wildlife and traveling.

S. David Stulberg, MD 1974
Is proud to announce to birth of his first granddaughter, Avery Ella, born 10/16/04.

St. George Tucker Aufranc, MD 1975
“I have 6 grandchildren now (ages 1-8) and am still full time at the NEBH. I have been painting (oils and watercolors) quite a bit and this March will have my 6th exhibit. “

Richard B Swett, MD 1975
Is looking forward to slowing down a bit over the next several years.

Frederick L Jones, MD 1976
Is proud to report that his son, Brendan, married Lindsay Hess on 9/25/04. He has recently moved from private practice to become federal employee as Chief of Orthopaedics at the Lebanon VA Medical Center, Lebanon, PA.

Harold C Leeds, MD 1976
Reports his family is doing well. He now has one married son, one two-year old grandson and an second son soon to be married.

Stephen J Lipson, MD 1977
“I have been very happy to be the orthopedic consult to the Harvard Medical Integrative Care Center of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital since Sept. 2001. It is through the Osher Foundation at HMS with David Eisenberg, MD that I am approaching an NIH funded study on approaches to LBP in nurses through complementary and alternative care. I have learned much through the participants and have felt very comfortable now with Asian medicine as with different forms of acupuncture. I still maintain confidence in Western medicine. Even though I practice non-operative orthopaedics at Harvard Vanguard, I still evaluate and refer out people for surgical approaches to the spine. “I am very proud to have published with my son, Adam. He is a PGY-5 in neurosurgery at U. Washington in Seattle. This is very gratifying. Most recently we have done: Lipson AC, Lipson SJ. Subaxial Cervical Involvement in Rheumatoid Arthiritis. In: The Cervical Spine Research Society Editorial Committee: The Cervical Spine, Fourth Edition. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005: 923-928. “Among other events, I was proud to join Joe Barr, Jr., as local hosts to the 32nd annual meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society, Dec. 9-11, 2004 at the Marriott Copley in Boston. It was followed by the CSRS instructional course and was very exciting. It was nice to see some of our alumni there, also.”

Stephen G Brown, MD 1978
Now has three grandchildren and has been retired from surgical practice since 2004. He still continues with medico-legal practice. Additionally he is CEO & founder of “4-U Nutraceuticals” and the author of recent book entitled “Complex Medicine - Simple Wisdom.” Despite all this he’s found time to travel to Australia & New Zealand spend time cabinetworking, riding motorcycles, and running 1/2 marathons.

Joseph Smith, MD 1978
Is the Chairman at Community General Hospital.

Richard Fingeroth, MD 1979
Has one married daughter, Toby Wesser. He is expecting his second grandchild, Rachel Goldstein soon.

Jesse B Jupiter, MD 1979
Was named one of Boston’s top Orthopaedic Hand Surgeons in Boston Magazine’s Annual list of Top Doctors.


Richard Strain, MD 1980
“Britta, our daughter, turns 5 years old this July and starts kindergarten in August. Tomato farming is going well. I continue to serve as Chairman of the AAOS Occupational Health Committee and as a consultant to the Rand Corporation. Our endless houme remodelling is finally over. Take my advice and don’t do it!”

Michael Connair, MD 1980
Has two kids in college, one out of college, and one still in high school: Mary 24, John 21, Elise 18, Emily 16. He is the past president CT Orthopedic Society, and Vice-President of Federation of Physicians and Dentists and of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees (AF8CME, AFL-CIO). For the past 6 years he has been helping organize labor unions for private physicians. “These allow doctors to fight managed care insurers more effectively for their own survival and the care of patients.”

Richard F. Santore, MD 1981
Reports that his son, Chris, is a junior and physics major at UCLA. He was even a White House intern last summer. Richard is the current President of American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and first V.P. of the California Orthopedic Association. He’s now in his third year of “Opted-out” status with Medicare. Recently he was asked to introduce Hill Hastings (Harvard Ortho ‘81) as a guest Professor of the San Diego Western Orthopedics meeting: “Bettie & Hill enjoyed a 2-day visit to San Diego. Over 100 Ortho surgeons attended the scientific program & dinner on Jan 14, 2005.”

Bernard R Bach, Jr, MD 1984
“I Remain happily married! My son, David (20), is a sophomore at Harvard and plays baseball. My daughter, Laura, is a junior at Oak Park and River Forest High School, outside Chicago. Fortunately both kids are blessed with mom’s intelligence! Within the last year, I have been appointed team physician to the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls. I also received the ‘Claude Lambert-Helen Thomson’ endowed chair in Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush, and have been director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship since 1988. At year’s end I should have my 300th publication. I continue to collect antiques and try to gardening during the summer. Somehow I have never taken up golf, as kids’ activities was a priority.”

Waldo Floyd, III MD 1985
Has one son, Emerson, at Princeton and a daughter, Holly, at the University of Georgia. He is the Secretary of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society and Chief of Surgery at the Medical Center of Central Georgia. In his spare time he’s a breeder and trainer of English Pointers.

Samuel D Gerber, MD 1985
“Alyson is a junior at Conn College and is spending her second semester at the Lee Strasberg Institute at NYU. Caroline is a freshman at Pingree. Adam is in 3rd grade at Pike, and my wife, Lori, is at Brandeis working on her master’s program. My practice has grown into an eight-man group and we recently opened our third office in Nashua. I am still an oral examiner for the ABOS. I am still running & lifting weights and I recently started playing guitar in my temple’s orchestra.”

Deborah F Stanitski, MD 1985
Has one son at college in the McGill University nursing program. Recently she has traveled to Singapore, Poland & Spain for professional reasons and to Thailand, Colorado, Greece, Galapagos for fun.

Kenneth R First, MD 1988
Has 3 children: Joseph (21) plays college hockey at Delaware and Angela (3) and Jeffrey (3). He has recently been joined in his practice by Dr. Shaun Holt, a former fellow of Dr. Savoie. “Traveled to Ireland and Scotland to play the great courses and was able to shoot below 80 at Turnberry and an 80 at St. Andrews.”

Daniel Berry, MD 1989
Is the Chairman of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic.

Michael Wolohan, MD 1989
“Our daughter, Kathryn, is a first year medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School.”


Eric B Arvidson, MD 1990
Is currently the Chief of Surgery at Lawrence General Hospital

Karen M Rives, MD 1990
Is happy to announce the birth of her son, Benedict Thomas Rives, born Dec 31, 2004.

Nancy Madsen Cummings, MD 1991
“Zachary is 9 and has started on an insulin pump -- I can no longer keep up with him on the ski slopes. Sarah is 7 and is thriving in gymnastics. I was recently elected Chief of Surgery here at Franklin Memorial Hospital and serve on the Executive Committee for The Maine Medical Association. I continue to be the director of the Corrabassett Clinic at Sugarloaf. I continue to play basketball weekly with my fused hip and have returned to the ski slopes. I have not had much time to work on my golf game, though.”

Kurt C Schluntz, MD 1993
Has two children: Son, Erik, twelve years old, and daughter, Katie, eight years old.

Marc E Umlas, MD 1993
Has one daughter, Jordan, born 1/31/03.

Jos Cove, MD 1995
Invites all to visit his website: http://pssi-spine.com

Catherine M Burns, MD 1996
Is proud to announce the birth of her son Kilian Akantuk Apen, born 7/25/04. She is moving from the Indian Health Service hospital in Gallup, NM to Australia to join Tamworth, a National Health Service Hospital.

Deryk G Jones, MD 1996
Has three children: Meshya Jones, (13), Cameron Jones (5) and Deryk G Jones, Jr, (3). ecently he joined Ochsner Clinic Foundation as Section Head of Sports Medicine and became team physician for New Orleans Hornets.

Paul R Benoit, Jr, MD 1999
Was featured in the cover story in MD News titled, “Minimally invasive total hip replacement.”

Kevin J Bozic, MD, MBA 1999
“My wife, Christi and I are expecting the birth of our first child in March, 2005! (Editors addendum: Ava Marie Bozic was born March 11, 2005.) I was selected for the 2005 AOA North American Traveling Fellowship, which will take place in October, 2005. “

Jeffrey Guy, MD 1999
Is the Director of University of South Carolina Sports Medicine Center and Medical Director, University of South Carolina. He was recently named an AAOS Leadership Fellow in 2004.


Lars Richardson, MD 2000
Is a member of the Thomas B. Quigley Society and became board certified in 2004.

Ajeya P Joshi, MD 2002
Started in practice with The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group, http://www.tsaog.com

John Scott Price, MD 2002
“I have moved to my original hometown of Seattle and am active in large private group outside Seattle, specializing in spine surgery.”

Edward Kenneth Rodriguez, MD 2002
Has two children: Nicholas (2) and Lidia (2 months).

Sean O Rassman, MD 2004
Will do an A.O. International Trauma Fellowship in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Congratulations to Class of 2005 


Alumni Support

We would like to recognize the following Alumni for their generous support of this year's Orthopaedic Journal at Harvard Medical School:

Marc Asher, MD

Paul R. Benoit, Jr, MD

Philip Bernstein, MD

Dwight Campbell, MD

John H. Chaglassian, MD

Jos Cove, MD

Nancy Madsen Cummings, MD

Richard Fingeroth, MD

Waldo Floyd, III MD

John E. Hall, MD

James H. Herndon, MD

John R. Huckell, MD,CM

Ajeya P. Joshi, MD

Robert E. Key, MD

Fulton C. Kornack, MD

Stephen J. Lipson, MD

George S. Liu, MD

Steven A. Manalan, MD

Frederick L. Mansfield, MD

Robert E. Miegel, MD

Michael Millis, MD

Keith D. Osborn, MD

Kevin D. Plancher, MD

John Scott Price, MD

Kenneth R. Sabbag, MD

Alan J. Sarokhan, MD

Bruce D. Steinberg, MD

Richard Strain, MD

Richard B. Swett, MD

Helmuth W. Trieshmann, MD

Bruce Waxman, MD

Harris S. Yett, MD

Gary Zartman, MD

Thank you for your generous support!

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