Please note: alumni are listed according to their year of graduation from the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program.
Mack L. Clayton, MD
Mrs. Sally Clayton writes: Thank you for the nice letter.
However Macks a very sick man. He truly has enjoyed his connection
with you people.
Robert J. Vitt, MD
Dr. Vitt has three grandchildren, two of which are in college. He
has been retired for 21 years and reports that at age 86 he is still
able to go deer hunting!
John E. Hall, MD
Dr. Hall retired on January 1, 2006. Since that time he has
continued his interest in antique cars and is travelling to France
(Bordeaux) and to Italy (Tuscany).
Robert E. Key, MD
Dr. Key reports that he retired from practice in 1996.
John B. McGinty, MD
Dr. McGinty has three children, Kathy, Ellen & John, Jr. All of his
children are married and have have given him seven grandchildren;
1 teenager, Ryan, age 15 and typical. He retired in July 2000
Joseph S. Barr, MD
Dr. Barr is now at 9 grandchildren. He stopped preforming
surgery in July of 2005 but continues to have an office practice
involving IMEs & Forensic Orthopaedics. He continues to
enjoy sailing including a race in Bermuda and skiing.
Marc Asher, MD
Dr. Asher writes that On November 8, 2006 it was my privilege
to present the 20th David S. Grice Lecture at Childrens Hospital,
Boston. The title was Dogged Persistence: Poliomyelitis,
Harrington, and Spinal Instrumentation.
Philip Bernstein, MD
Dr. Bernstein reports the arrival of his 1 yr old grandson, Ryan,
and that His mother and father are both lawyers, so hell probably
be a doctor! He reports that he is still preforming joint
replacements primarily, and also some general orthopaedics.
Thinking about slowing down, but finding it difficult to do so.
Roger Nicol Williams, MD
Dr. Williams son Conrad has opened a Glass Studio in Eugene,
Oregon. His daughter Heidi is enrolled in a PhD porgram
where she is studying international relations. He reports that
he is getting a divorce and stopped performing surgery five
years ago. He is still active in performing consults and sails the
Bahamas (Bxumos) one month each summer.
Edward A. Heyes, MD
Dr. Heyes and his R.N. Bride will leave in February to provide
volunteer medical service at the Brigham Young University
Jerusalem Center for Near-Eastern studies for half of a year.
Angelo Lopano, MD
Dr. Lopano is the Chairman of orthopaedics, and the program
director for the orthopaedic surgery residency program at
Monmouth Medical Center since 1998. They recently celebrated
the marriage of daughter Jennifer on 6/30/2006.
Robert S. Ennis, MD
Dr. Ennis has recently discontinued his clinical practice and
is now teaching and consulting full time. He has recently
completed a chapter on DVT in Orthopaedic Surgery for the
online medical textbook Emedicine. He reports that Lorelei
and I are active and on the Boards of several philantropic
organizations. He is also teaching a class in Introduction to
Astronomy and The Life and Work of Albert Einstein.
James Tasto, MD
Dr. Tasto shares that 3 of his 4 kids will be getting married in
the next 12 months. He has 3 grandkids and the same wife of
40 years, Noreen. He was recently 1) appointed to the AAOS
- Board of Directors 2) voted President of the Orthopaedic
Learning Center and 3) Sect. Of Bos (Board of Specialty
Societies Formerly COMSS) Chairman Elect 08. He reports
that orthopaedics & time with his kids have severely limited his
travel and hobbies.
Howard Gary Parker, MD
Dr. Parker reports the recent birth of his Grandson, Fionn
Parker Cummings, in Charlottesville, VA where son-in-law Peter
is a pathology resident at UVA and his daughter, Sarah, coordinates
a Council of Womens World Leaders. He is active as
an orthopaedic consultant at the Physicians Regional Medical
Center (formerly Cleveland Clinic Florida) in Naples, Florida.
George E. Lewinnek, MD
Dr. Lewinnek writes that his daughter, Elaine, graduated this
year with a PhD from Yale in American Studies. She is currently
teaching at Cal State Fullerton and living with her significant
other in San Diego.
Frederick L. Jones, MD
Dr. Jones shares that Brendan was married in September of
2005 and resides in Burlington, VT and that Patrick is engaged
and is living in Pittsburgh, PA.
Stephen J. Lipson, MD
Dr. Lipson continues in the Harvard Vanguard Orthopaedic
Group working with outpatient orthopaedics for the spine. He
continues to increase his activity in the Harvard Medical School
Osher Integrative Care Center of the BWG as the orthopaedic
Joseph Smith, MD
Dr. Smith shares that he has recently retired. He stays active on
boards at the Boys Club and Christian Brothers Academy. He
continues to do some medical teaching as well as enjoying family
& recreational activities. His daughter, Kendra, is graduating
from SUNY with an M.B.A. & an ER Residency. His hobbies
continue to be gardening, golf, fishing & travel.
Jesse B. Jupiter, MD
Dr. Jupiters daughter, Stacy, received a PhD in Marine Biology
and is currently a post-doc in Australia. His son, Ben, is working
as a medical sales consultant. His Wife, Beryl, is the President
of the Wightman Tennis Club. He shares that Our Hand and
Upper Extremity Service has become a multidisciplinary unit
combining the Plastic Service, Physiatry, Psychiatry, and OT
with a Combined Fellowship - unique in New England. The
Jupiters have a vacation place in Telluride, Colorado where they
enjoy skiing moguls.
Richard Fingeroth, MD
Dr. Fingeroth and family welcomed their fourth grandchild -
Sarah Grace Goldstein.
Hill Hastings, II, MD
Dr. Hastings reports that he is still busy teaching and practicing
at The Indiana Hand Center and the Indiana University as a
Clinical Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery. His oldest daughter,
Peiper, has moved back from Seattle to Telluride, Colorado where
she has opened a Pilates studio and is finishing her life-coaching
certification. His younger daughter, Laurel, has worked as
a Medical Assistant in Telluride, Colorado. Dr. Hastings and
Laurel travelled to India last January for a medical mission trip
accompanied by other team members from Indiana University.
Laurel will return again this January. She is completing medical
school applications with hopeful acceptance for the fall of
2007. He shares that Bettie continues to commute and split
time between Indiana and Telluride, Colorado and remains busy
with our horses and two Portuguese water dogs.
He also shares that As yet, I have not had career changes. I
have recently been given an award for surviving 26 years in
practice and the Distinguished Physician Award from St.
Vincent Hospital. He and Bettie continue to enjoy travel and
sports, however they state as our knees deteriorate, we spend
more time with non-impact type of sports cross-country
skiing, snow shoeing, horseback riding and mountain biking.
We are privileged to be able to share some time in Telluride,
Colorado with Jessie and Beryl Jupiter.
Ira Posner, MD
Dr. Posner retired from active practice in 2002 and is now doing
peer review work and enjoying life.
David J. Zaleske, MD
Dr. Zaleske shares that I am getting married!
..just not clear
to whom and when. He became the Surgical Director of
Pediatric Orthopaedics at Childrens Hospitals and the Clinics
of Minnesota in 2004. He reports that his Minnesota colleagues
and the University of Minnesota Residents are all outstanding.
He also stays active in competitive ballroom dancing, and
reports that my teachers have all been very kind to me. We
hope to compete against Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke on
Dancing with the Stars.
J. Philip Maloney, MD
Looking forward to get-together at the Academy in San Diego!
Kenneth B. Kurica, MD
Dr. Kurica medically retired on 6/1/06.
Deborah F. Stanitski, MD
Dr. Stanitski celebrated the retirement of her spouse in October
of 2005 and of herself in December of 2005. She reports that
he is now working for the ACGME 1/2 time and I am taking
Italian, am in charge of my college (Smith) 35th reunion and
am on the US (Evontry) Association Safety Committee. They
recently traveled to Slovenia in 2005 and have been skiing in
Colorado that year and in Utah in 2006.
Brian A. Shaw, MD
Dr. Shaw shares that his wife, horses, dogs, children, and
assorted transient guests are all doing well. They moved to
Colorado Springs in 2003. He enjoys practing a curious but
challenging mix of peds ortho, scoliosis, adult foot & ankle, and
orthopaedic oddities. He also stays active as a reviewer for the
JAAOS. He continues to teach American Academy of Pediatics
CME courses and reports that he is enjoying nearly all legal
outdoor activities in State of Colorado. I enjoy the OJHMS!
Gary Ackerman, MD
Dr. Ackerman shares that daughters, Sarah (6) and Leah (11),
continue to keep me young. Leah excels in tennis and Sarah
Im hoping for the womens NBA for my early retirement.
Kevin A. Mansmann, MD
Dr. Mansmann reports that Ryan is 16 and has a drivers permit
now. Taylor had the lead roll in his middle school play. He
and wife Danise will be celebrating their 25th anniversary this
They gained IRS Non-profit status for the AJR Foundation,
focused upon Arthroscopic Joint Resurfacing.
Kenneth R. First, MD
Dr. First shares that Life took a turn for the worse in the First
Family this year. Gina had to overcome major thyroid cancer
surgery and radiation at MD Anderson. The house was hit by
lightening and the water heater exploded. Our dog had surgical
complications. On the upside, Joe will be graduating from the
University of Delaware and completing his ice hockey career.
Little Jeffrey (5) competed in Little League baseball and basketball
and continues to show promise.
With the current salaries of major league baseball players, we
will skip the premedical required courses. Angela (7) begins
her cheerleading career and continues to wrap dad around her
finger. Our practice continues to grow and we have great plans
for the future. My partner, Dr. Shaun Holt, has really helped
advance the clinical work in our office with his shoulder and
elbow skills. We hope to add to our clinic in the future and we
are determined to be a premier group in the Houston area. On
the recreation side of things, despite all of the above, the handicap
stayed at four and I continue to love the game of golf.
Michael J. Wolohan, MD
Dr. Wolohan reports that his daughter, Kathryn, a M3 at the
University of Michigan is getting married on August 18th to Ted Volz.
Brian D. Snyder, MD, PhD
Dr. Snyder reports that daughter Chloe, age 11, has started
middle school and son Jared, age 9, is in the first grade. They
are both active in sports.
Andrew Shinar, MD
Dr. Shinnar has 2 kids, ages 11 and 13. He is working as the
head of total joint replacement at Vanderbilt University and
jokes that my life is total joint
Richard Ozuna, MD
Dr. Ozuna was selected to Boston Magazines Best Doctors in
David Coran, MD
Dr. Coran shares that he recently had a family trip to Israel for
his daughters Bat Mitzvah that was incredible.
Deryk G. Jones, MD
Dr. Jones is working as the team physician for the New Orleans
Saints and the New Orleans Hornets. He also recently gave
an Instructional Course Lecture on Autologous Chrondrocyte
Implantation (JBJS, November 2006).
David Ring, MD
David Ring recently earned a PhD at the University of Amsterdam.
The topic was Psychosocial Aspects of Arm Pain.
Domingo Cheleuitte, MD
Along with fellow alumni Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski and another
partner, Domingo started an orthopaedic group in Tucson,
Arizona - Southwest Orthopedic Surgery Specialists PLLC.
They specialize in lower extremity and spine disorders, in addition
to general orthopedics. They are also involved in resident
education through the University of Arizona Orthopaedic
Brent Ponce, MD
After separating from the military in May, 2006, Brent joined
the faculty at the University of Alabama in Birmingham where
he is primarily treating shoulder pathology. He reports that he is
enjoying the good life in Birmingham with wife Sandi and their
three children (Drew 8, Will 6 and Isabella. He also received an
Air Force Commendation Medal for service in Kirkuk, Iraq as
part of the 501st EMEDS serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He also spent time visiting several shoulder surgeons this past
year including Drs: Burkhart, Savoie, Warren, OBrien, Lafosse
Robert C. Parisien, MD
Rob is working in Portland, Maine in private practice with a
focus on Trauma and Sports Medicine.
Jeremy Moses, MD
Jeremys son Conor turned 4 in May of this year. Conors baby
brother is due July 1st, right in time for the brand-new OBGYN
residents at MGH. Jeremy is enjoying practice in Lowell,
MA with Orthopaedic Surgical Associates of Lowell.
Eric Spayde, MD
Eric recently celebrate the birth of his 2nd son Troy on 1/12/07.
He set up a Spine Surgery Practice in Thousand Oaks, CA and
recently presented his spine research at the IMAST meeting in
Nicholas J. Avallone, MD
Nick reports that after completing my Sports Medicine
Fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital, I will be joining a private
practice group called Orthopedic Associates of the Greater
Lehigh Valley. We have offices in Phillipsburg, New Jersey and
Easton, Pennsylvania, and I will practice general orthopedics
with a subspecialty interest in sports medicine. My fellowship
research involved a project on the comparison of fine wire and
surface EMG in the testing of rotator cuff musculature. I was
fortunate enough to have won the Best Fellow Research Paper
Award for my presentation of this body of work at the annual
Lenox Hill Hospital Orthopedic Alumni Day this spring.
Eric Rightmire, MD
Eric got married to Ann E. McVeigh on April 29th, 2006 and is now
a sports orthopedic surgeon in private practice in Duxbury, MA.
Jennifer Ty, MD
Jennifer is finishing up a pediatric orthopedic fellowship at
Childrens Hospital Boston, and will be starting a Hand and
Upper Extremity Fellowship at UCSF next year.
Benjamin Bengs, MD
Ben has accepted a faculty position at UCLA as assistant professor
in orthopedic surgery where he will be specializing in joint
replacement and orthopedic trauma.
Khemarin Seng, MD
Khemarins wife Molly is due Labor Day weekend 2007. He is
joining the Mapleton Hill Orthopaedics group in August 2007
in Boulder, Colorado.
Edward J. Fox, MD
Edward shares that he has continued to have several successful
publications, namely in CORR, with more to come. His group is
also presenting at the AAOS and ORS, podium and posters alike.
He reports that he almost had the chance to compete again in
the Head of the Schuykill Regatta, but unfortunately the event
was cancelled due to weather. Hopefully, Ill be able to compete
next year and have some good rowing photos for you then.