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Alumni Notes

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


Robert J. Vitt, MD
At the age of 85, Dr. Vitt continues to pursue travel, hunting, fishing and his daily two mile walks.


John E. Hall, MD
Dr. Hall retired on January 1, 2006. He received the 2005 Lifetime Achievement Award from North American Spine Society. He reports that he will be heading south soon and will continue to pursue his interests in antique cars.


Melvin J. Glimcher, MD
In May 2004, Dr. Glimcher received an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree (Honoris Causi) from Purdue University for his research in the molecular structure and relationship between the organic matrix and the calcium phosphate crystals of bone and their roles in the mechanical properties and the mechanism of calcification.


John R. Huckell, MD
Dr. Huckell is the proud grandfather of 16 (soon to be 17) grandchildren!


Joseph H. Dimon III, MD
Dr. Dimon reports that his grandson, a Williams graduate, enjoyed two years in the Peace Corps working in Africa and now works for “Close Up” in Washington, DC. Dr. Dimon shares that “ I play electric bass with doctors band “Unmanaged Care” - we play for food.” He also is continuing his work as a Good Samaritan charity clinic participant.


William T. Green, Jr, MD, MBA, MPH
Dr. Green is now fully retired.

William H. Thomas, MD
Dr. Thomas now has four grandchildren – three boys and one girl. He is “still flying, but not as much”


Charles M. Smith, MD
Dr. Smith recently went on an adventure excursion to Antarctica with his daughter, Barbara, with 13 landings and a celebration of her 7th Continent visited.


Barry Simmons, MD
Dr. Simmons hosted a gala in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Hand Fellowship May 12-13, 2006. He was the Orator for Smith Day held on May 11, 2006.


Howard Gary Parker, MD
Dr. Parker’s daughter, Eliza, is practicing Pediatrics in Ann Arbor and her husband, Matt, teaches in the History Deptartment at the University of Michigan. His daughter, Sarah, is the Coordinator for Women World Leaders in Washington, DC while her husband, Peter, is a Pathology resident at UVA in Charlottesville. Dr. Parked has joined the Orthopaedic Department at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Naples as a consultant.


Michael B. Millis, MD
Dr. Millis continues to serve as the Director of the Adolescent/ Young Adult Hip Unit at Children’s Hospital in Boston.


Carl Fackler, MD
Dr. Fackler’s oldest son, Martin, is a reporter for the New York Times in Tokyo.

Frederick L. Jones, MD
Dr. Jones’ son, Brendan, is now married and living in Burlington, Vermont. Dr. Jones is still enjoying practicing at Lebanon (PA) VA Medical Center, working in a full-time capacity, which causes his golf game to suffer. He continues to enjoy hiking and backpacking.

George E. Lewinnek, MD
Dr. Lewinnek shares that his oldest daughter, after a career in teaching, has returned to school and is in her 3rd year of medical school. She is very enthusiastic about medicine, but has no interest in orthopaedics.


Richard Fingeroth, MD
Dr. Fingeroth recently welcomed a Grandson! Samuel Jacob Weiser was born 1/7/06 to Dr. Fingeroth’s daughter Toby and her husband Andy of Barrington, Rhode Island.


Richard McCarthy, MD
Dr. McCarthy is serving as the Treasurer of the Scoliosis Research Society. He has seven children: one married, one beginning Orthopaedic training at Northwestern University in Chicago, one a nurse, one a physical therapist, and two sons in Navy (one in jet training, one at USNA).


Richard F. Santore, MD
Dr. Santore’s son, Chris, will graduate from UCLA with degrees in Physics and math and will begin working as an analyst at a hedge fund. Chris was an intern in the office of the Secretary of Defense (Pentagon) last summer and at the White House the summer before. Dr. Santore’s daughter, Lauren, is a freshman at Carleton in Minnesota. He and his wife Kathy celebrated their 25th anniversary on December 27! Dr. Santore is the current President of the California Orthopaedic Association; the Immediate Past President of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons; Chief of Staff-Elect, Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego; Guest of Honor of Professor Gary & Jeff Mort at 2006 Hip Course and Orthopaedic Residency Guest Speaker, University of Oregon in June of 2006.


J. Philip Maloney, MD
Dr. Maloney shares “My wife Gail & I found two nice acres on Swan Lake in the northwestern Rockies in Montana and built a cozy log cabin on the water - ultimately the retirement property! Great fly fishing , boating, 30 miles from Glacier National Park - good country! Working too hard - enjoying as much time OFF as possible.” His 18 year son, Tim, is in high school. Brandy (age 23) graduated from Bowdoin on May 27, 2006. “Maybe I’ll become a fly fishing guide and fly tyer after orthopaedics. Also look forward to doing overseas orthopaedic mission trips (e.g. Christian Medical & Dental Society trips). Will get together with alumni/classmates next time around.”


Deborah F. Stanitski, MD
Dr. Stanitski retired in December of 2005 due to a head injury sustained in March 1999.


Joshua J. Jacobs, MD
Dr. Jacobs’ shares that he has three teenage children – “ all of whom keep my wife, Faye, and I stimulated.” Dr. Jacobs was elected President of Orthopaedic Research Society for 2006- 2007.


Kenneth R. First, MD
Dr. First’s four year old, Jeffrey, has entered the world of youth sports and is tearing up a variety of leagues. Six year old daughter, Angela, is cultivating an interest in gymnastics. Joe, his step-son, is a varsity hockey player at the University of Delaware. Gina, Dr. First’s wife, retired from Medicine and is climbing the sales ladder as a director for Mary Kay. Dr. First recently received a “Top Doc in Houston” award in Houston Magazine and has added a shoulder/elbow associate to the practice. He is happy to report that “I finally got my handicap down to a four despite limited time on the course. Currently I am coaching four year old T-ball, four year old basketball, and four year old soccer.”


Daniel Berry, MD
Dr. Berry is married and has two children. He is the Chairman of the Mayo Clinic Department of Orthopedic Surgery.


Richard M. Schwend, MD
Dr. Schwend’s son, Ryan, graduated from University of Wisconsin where he was captain of the crew team. He is now back home in New Mexico starting graduate school in architecture. Dr. Schwend has been promoted to tenured professor at University of New Mexico and he continues to grow his outreach pediatric orthopaedic program in Guayaguil, Ecuador.


Crawford C. Campbell, MD
Dr. Campbell is working hard with fellow alumni Dr. Eric Avidson and Dr. Thomas Hoerner. They are planning to move their practice out of Massachusetts to Salem, New Hampshire.


Keith P. Mankin, MD
Given that his 12 year old son, Cameron, and his wife both have 2nd degree black belts in Tae Kwon Do, Dr. Mankin is watching his step at home! He has settled in the Raleigh area, and built up a booming pediatric practice (far from the shadow of Boston Children’s). He has developed the area’s first multispecialty spasticity clinic and first integrated spinal fusion therapy program. Dr. Mankin remains active in the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy, as well as POSNA, and the Harvard Pediatric Discussion Group, ACORN. He is still singing (recently participating in the “POSNA Pops Band” at the national meeting.) His wife’s academic radiology position has taken her all over the world, so Dr. Mankin and Cameron tag along as tourists as much as possible. Their recent travels have included trips to Germany, London, Hawaii, Arizona, and Switzerland.

Richard Ozuna, MD
Dr. Ozuna was recently named in Boston Magazine’s “Best in Boston 2006”.


Deryk G. Jones, MD
Dr. Jones is the team physician for the Hornets Basketball team (8/04 - present). He & his family survived Hurricane Katrina. Their home was damaged due to rising water of 2 ft in the house. Dr. Jones recently wrote two articles: Kinematics & Kinetics of Elite Windmill Softball Pitching (Am J Sports Med - in press 2006) and Biomechanical Comparison between College & Professional Baseball Pitchers (submitted 10/05 J Shoulder Elbow Surgery).


Peter Kloen, MD
The Kloen family underwent expansion in 2005, with the birth of twins Mees and Emily. Three and a half year old Tymen is their proud big brother. Dr. Kloen is still enjoying acute and post-trauma surgery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


Valerae O. Lewis, MD
Dr. Lewis was awarded a 2006-2007 AAOS OREF Clinician- Scientist Traveling Fellowship


Paul R. Benoit, Jr, MD
Dr. Benoit has moved his home---down the street. New home address: 68 Waterford Dr, Marston Mills, MA 02648. His office is Coastal Orthopaedics 7 Assoc, 297 North St, Bldg 2, Hyannis, MA 02601 and he is currently looking to add a partner to his practice - either a general practioner or preferably someone who is sub-specialty trained. Dr. Benoit is in the process of buying out another orthopaedic surgeon in town who is soon going to be doing only office based orthopaedics. If interested, please send CV to either address.

Kenneth R. Sabbag, MD
Dr. Sabbag has two children: Jacqueline Margaret Sabbag (born 10/12/03) and Michaela Mary Sabbag (born 5/16/05).


David Golden, MD
Dr. Golden was named Co-Director of the Southern California Sports Medicine Institute at Olympia Medical Center in LA.

Paul Weitzel, MD
Dr. Weitzel’s family is healthy and energetic with four boys: William (7), Hany (6), Charlie (4) and Christopher (2). He just completed his move to the New England Baptist Hospital. His new practice is: Boston Sports & Shoulder Center, 830 Boylston St, Suite 107, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.


Edward J. Fox, MD (MGH Oncology Fellow)
Dr. Fox is happy to announce the birth of his first child, Theodore Edward Hsu Fox, AKA Teddy Fox, on 9/6/05. Dr. Fox is currently an Assistant Professor in the University of Pennsylvania Department of Orthopaedics. He continues to row crew at the Fairmount Boat Club on the Schuykill River in Philadelphia. “I competed in the 2004 Head of the Schuykill Regatta Men’s Master’s Quad Event with my team & won second place; a highlight since I stopped rowing in college in 1987!”


Kai Mithoefer, MD
AIRCAST Award for Clinical Science; American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Title: High-Impact Athletics after Knee Articular Cartilage Repair: A Prospective Evaluation of the Microfracture Technique.


Renn J. Crichlow, MD
Renn reports that “Contrary to popular opinion I have not been exiled to Indiana.” He got married in August in South Beach, and he and his wife Heather are living in Indianapolis. “We have a house on Geist Lake northeast of Indy and have lots of room and a boat with lots of power to pull skiers and boarders! Hoping one day to have a ski-weekend like Appleton’s! Life in Indy is awesome – I can’t believe it either… we have caught up with Pat McCulloch both here and in Chicago where he is doing his Sports Fellowship. So I do have a witness that life outside of New England can be fun! I am working with OrthoIndy doing exclusively trauma. We have 7 full time trauma guys in a group of 55 orthopaedic surgeons. We have an exclusively private practice trauma model – which works very well but takes some getting used to. I really wish I had paid even more attention to the Saturday morning breakfast discussions on practice management!”

Brandon Earp, MD
Brandon and her husband Tom were thrilled to welcome their son, William Maxwell, on 1/25/06. Their daughter, Elliott, is a wonderful big sister and loves to show off her new baby brother. Dr. Earp stayed in the Harvard system and is doing hand and upper extremity surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Neil G. Harness, MD
Bridgit and Neil welcomed their fourth child, Ryan Neil Harness on June 29, 2005. Dr, Harness joined Southern California Permanente Medical Group in August, 2005. He and his family now live in Anaheim Hills, California. James I. “Hutch” Huddleston III, MD Hutch and Heather welcomed Sage Elizabeth Huddleston on 12/2/05.

L. Pearce McCarty, MD
Pearce has two children: Elle Avery who is now 3 years old and Maxwell Pearce who is 1 year old. Dr. McCarty is currently in practice in Minnesota at Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists, P.A. where he focuses on shoulder, elbow, and sports medicine. His team affiliations now include the Minnesota Twins.

Robert O’Toole, MD
Dr. O’Toole completed his trauma fellowship at Shock Trauma in Baltimore in 2005 and stayed on as a staff member.

Robert C. Parisien, MD
Dr. Parisien now has two children - Izzy and Jack He is working in private practice in Portland, Maine where his two major areas of focus are Sports Medicine and Trauma.

Sean O. Rassman, MD
Dr. Rassman completed his sports fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. This was followed by an AO Trauma fellowship in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He now resides in Rancho Cucamonga, California where he works in the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. Sean acknowledges that he is the last one in his class not engaged or married but shares that he is dating a fabulous woman from Argentina (who problematically still lives there). He was recently interviewed on NPR about sports injuries in aging athletes.


John A. Abraham, MD
Dr. Abraham completed his fellowship in Orthopaedic Oncology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the summer of 2006. John is now staff at the Dana Farber Cancer Center/Brigham and Women’s Hospital specializing in Orthopaedic Oncology.

Jennifer Cook, MD
Dr. Cook has completed the Insall Scott Kelly knee fellowship in adult reconstruction and sports medicine in New York City. She is starting in private practice in New Port Richey, Florida, where she will be joining the Florida Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine Center. Jen and her husband Brendan recently purchased a home in New Port Richey.

Christopher Forthman, MD
Dr. Forthman finished his hand fellowship in Baltimore in July 2006 and decided to join the Greater Chesapeake Hand Specialists group in Lutherville, Maryland. He will divide his time between private practice and academic appointments at the Curtis National Hand Center and Johns Hopkins. Chris shares that “my family is well... Vivien is almost three and loves to paint. Symon just turned one and is inseparable from his balls (basketball, soccer ball, etc...you know what I mean).”

Reuben Gobezie, MD
Dr. Gobezie will be joining the faculty at Case Western Reserve University in the Division of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. Reuben also reports “we are expecting our third child!”

Andreas Gomoll, MD
Dr. Gomoll completed his fellowship in sports medicine at Rush University Medical Center in the summer of 2006 and will return to Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Travis Matheney, MD
The good Dr. Matheney reports that he “took 3rd place in recent wet t-shirt competition, right behind Bob ‘the muscleman’ O’Toole.” Travis also attended Dr. Eric Rightmire’s wedding with Pat McCulloch, Jen Cook, John Abraham where a “great time was had by all.” After his completing his pediatric orthopaedic surgery fellowship in the summer of 2006, Dr. Matheney has stayed on as staff at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Jeremy M. Moses, MD
Dr. Moses completed his sports medicine fellowship at MGH this summer. He joined the Orthopaedic Surgery Associates of Lowell where he will be doing a combination of sports and general orthopaedics. In the spring of 2006, Jeremy and his wife Sara celebrated the third birthday of their son Conor, who continues to be a delight! The family has moved to the Andover area.

Eric P. Rightmire, MD
Dr. Rightmire wed Ann McVeigh on April 29, 2006. He will be working in Duxbury, MA in a private practice orthopaedic sports group.

Samantha Spencer, MD
Dr. Spencer completed her Pediatric fellowship at Children’s Hospital Boston this July and has stayed on there as an attending. Her special area of interest will be developing a skeletal dysplasia program.

Conrad Wang, MD, MBA
After what was originally supposed to be a detour into business school, and the completion of his last 6 months of residency in the fall of 2005, Conrad decided to take a job with Three Arch Partners, a healthcare venture capital firm specializing in earlystage investments in medical device and healthcare services companies. Dr. Wang shares that “the VC industry is great, as it has really allowed me to combine my interests in medicine and business. I can be reached at cwang@threearchpartners. com.”

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

Steven A. Becker, MD

Paul R. Benoit Jr, MD

John H. Chaglassian, MD

Jos Cove, MD

Brandon E. Earp, MD

Melvin J. Glimcher, MD

John E. Hall, MD

Neil G. Harness, MD

James H. Herndon, MD

Ajeya P. Joshi, MD

Robert E. Key, MD

David L. Kramer, MD

Kai Mithoefer, MD

Howard Gary Parker, MD

Ira Posner, MD

Lars Richardson, MD

Ralph C. Sweetland, MD

William H. Thomas, MD

Peter M. Waters, MD

Michael J. Wolohan, MD

Ira Zaltz, MD

Thank you for your generous support!

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