From left to right: Charlene Li, M.D., 1980; Edmund Kim, M.D., 2003; Neena Pursnani, M.D., 2005; Remi Mathews, M.D., 2007; Cesar Fuentes, M.D., 2009; Amber Cheema, M.D., 2010; Rachel Ampadu, M.D., 2012; Aalia Al-Barwani, M.D., 2012; Jessica Asnani, M.D. 2014; J. Ben Lawrence, M.D., 2014. AAFP Annual Scientific Assembly, San Diego CA, September 2013.
Catherine Gambs, MD, Everett, WA
(John) Ben Lawrence, MD, Douglass, MA
Morgan Lisner, MD, OB Fellowship
Nasser Mohamed, MD, Sports Medicine Fellowship
Matthew Plucinski, MD, Buffalo, NY
Alan Ruiz, MD, Norwich, CT
Trevor Bell, MD, Springfield, MA
Alice Lin, MD, Lowell, MA
Molly O’Malley, MD, Hartford, CT
Alon Sitzer, MD, Lovington, NM
Charlecinth Yennie, MD, Ellington, CT
Rachel Ampadu, MD, Massachusetts
Bola Ariyo, DO, Washington DC
Thomas Graziano, MD, Springfield, MD
John Kouch, MD, Occupational Medicine Fellowship, Yale, New Haven, CT.
Justin Lee, MD, Anesthesiology Residency, UConn, Farmington CT.
Marina Udowenko, DO, Sports Medicine Fellowship, Wake Forest, NC.
Christopher Doan, M.D., Hamden Connecticut
Elissa Freedman, M.D., Eastern Connecticut Health Network, Vernon, Connecticut
Naveen Garg, M.D., Canada
Hana Hagos, M.D., Rhode Island
Monique Martin, M.D., Connecticut
Pavlina Natcheva-Smitaman, M.D., Windsor, Connecticut
Sepinoid Bazel, M.D., Family Medicine, Burlington,
Hugh Blumenfeld, M.D., Faculty, UConn Department of Family Medicine, Family Medicine at Asylum Hill
Amber Cheema, M.D., Family Medicine, Hebron, Connecticut
Blair Dierks, M.D., UConn Sports Medicine Fellow Graduate, 2011; Pittsburgh, PA
Alex Faustin, M.D., Family Medicine, Connecticut
Tsewang Gyurmey, MD, UConn Geriatric Fellow Graduate, 2012; Providence RI
Andrew Mahtani, M.D., has settled in Southern Illinois where
rural primary care is better than he ever dreamed. He is working in a hospital
employed practice that is predominately outpatient, with inpatient call one in
four weeks, soon to be one in five, with mid-levels handling all home calls. The
training through UConn has more than adequately prepared him for all aspects of
Primary Care. Walking into the office was so much easier than residency, as the
nurses handle most of what was handled during residency, which allows him to
focus on the patient, and easily see a much larger volume of patients than he
was able to in the office. The community has been very welcoming, and it is
wonderful having his weekends back.
Emily Walker, M.D., Family Medicine, Lawrence, Massachusetts
Soussane Ayubcha, M.D., Stamford, Connecticut
M. Gabriella De Sousa, M.D., East Hartford Community HealthCare, East Hartford, Connecticut
Cesar Fuentes, M.D., Hospitalist, Manchester Memorial Hospital, Manchester, Connecticut
Ashley Hendrix, M.D., Graduate, Geriatrics Fellowship at UConn School of Medicine. Relocated October 2010 to Harker Heights, Texas
Joseph Shea, M.D., Family Medicine, Manchester, Connecticut
Sally Ciron, M.D., Sally is a board certified
Family Physician and since graduating has been working as a fulltime physician at
Westport Family Health in Westport, CT. She currently live in Stamford, CT.
Phillip Chain, M.D., Graduate, Sports Medicine Fellowship, UConn 2009. Manchester, Connecticut
Sharon Dhaliwal, M.D., East Hartford Community HealthCare, East Hartford, Connecticut
Jenny Olivo, M.D., Family Medicine, New Mexico
Shabbir Sabir, M.D., lives in Cincinnati, Ohio and works in an urgent care setting. He is also currently working in an ER (level IV trauma with a volume of 17000 pts/year.)
Sam Vorkpor, M.D., Antioch, Tennessee
Elena Zenkin, M.D., Graduate of Obstetric Fellowship, Las Vegas, Nevada 2010
Stephanie M Chu, D.O., After finishing my Sports
Medicine Fellowship at UConn in 2008 I travelled to the Mountain West and the
Big XII (soon to be Pac-12!) and took a job with the University of Colorado
School of Medicine. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family
Medicine, Faculty for CU Sports Medicine, and Team Physician for the Colorado
Buffaloes. I have many “hats” that I wear throughout each week, all over the
Greater Denver and Boulder area. University Family Medicine in Westminster is
where I have my continuity FM Clinic and spend time as a Foundations of
Doctoring Preceptor for a 2nd Year Medical Student. CU Sports Medicine in Denver
is my community Sports Medicine practice where I see athletes of all ages and
abilities in the community. I also spend a number of clinic sessions a month at
Rose Family Medicine Residency where I am a community Preceptor for Family
Medicine Residents and our Sports Medicine Fellow. And finally I have training
room and game coverage responsibilities for the CU Athletes. Go Buffs! Lastly
but most dear to my heart is my position as Medical and Hygiene Consultant for
the non-profit organization Hope Shines (www.hopeshines.net). I travel to Rwanda
in the summers for ~3 weeks and conduct Health Physicals on Rwandan Orphans
prior to volunteering as a mentor to these orphans in a week-long “Summer Camp.”
This is a new and extremely rewarding aspect of my “job” that is completely
volunteer! But I can’t imagine summer without “my kids.”
Tim Lishnak, M.D., Graduate of Sports Medicine Fellowship, UConn 2008. Manchester, Connecticut
Remi Matthews, M.D., has worked since graduation with ECHN (Eastern Connecticut Health Network) affiliated with Manchester Hospital as a primary care physician. Remi also works one day a week in the wound clinic. She and her husband live in Glastonbury CT with their two year old daughter, Abigail.
Danielle Jong Mei, M.D., Family Medicine, Wisconsin
Deepa Ramachandra, M.D., Family Medicine, Massachusetts
Ali Torabzedeh, M.D.
Saloni Anand, M.D., Family Medicine, New York
Michael Cascio, M.D., Family Medicine, St. Petersburg, Florida
Lisa Chin-Lue, M.D., and Roland have settled in Palm Harbor Florida, about 45 minutes from Tampa where Roland enjoys his practice in GI. Lisa is busy with Nate and Chloe and plans to return to work part-time soon.
Tanya Feke M.D., former Chief Resident, is currently practicing full-time at Middlesex Hospital Primary Care in Durham, Connecticut. She also works as the expert consultant for the initiation and maintenance of electronic medical records within the Middlesex organization, covering nine offices. She is happily married with a 4 year old son, Gilbert Aidan, and a baby girl, Charlotte Paige, due on November 1, 2010. In her spare time, she writes a movie review column, Diagnosis: Movies, for her local newspaper and has been press credentialed to the LA Film Festival for two years running. "It's all about finding balance in life."
Sachin Parekh, M.D., is working as a full-time Attending Physician at MedExpress, the urgent care component of St. Francis Hospital's Emergency Department in Hartford. I see patients for a variety of acute problems including evaluations for infectious diseases, lacerations, and musculoskeletal complaints, etc. I also teach and precept medical students/residents that rotate though the MedExpress. Additionally, I serve as the Medical Director for Minuteclinic locations in Northern Connecticut. I supervise, educate, and review charts of APRN's who run the stand alone clinics. My wife and I live in Glastonbury, CT with our son Sohan (19 months old) and daughter Aavni (6 weeks old).
Rajeev Singh, M.D., Emergency Medicine, Memphis, Tennessee
Nigel Taylor, M.D., Family Medicine, Kingston, Jamaica
Paula Breit, M.D., Boca Raton, Florida
Johvonne Clayborne, D.O., Community Health Services, Hartford, Connecticut
Fonda Gravino, M.D., West Hartford Connecticut. Dr. Gravino has returned to her Residency site and is working with our residents and faculty at the Family Medicine Center @ Asylum Hill. Dr. Gravino sees patients at the FMC and precepts regularly.
Neena Pursnani, M.D., Connecticut
David Verebelyi, M.D., Highland Ranch, Colorado. After graduating from the Family Medicine residency, Dr. Verebelyi continued his education and is a Fellow with the American Society for Laser Surgery in Medicine (ASLMS). He is a nationally recognized leader in light-based medical therapy and runs a practice called Colorado Skin Care.
Zhihong Alice Zhong, M.D., Kaiser Permanente, Antioch, California
Karrin Genovese, M.D., Long Beach, Long Island,
Caryn Kendra-Slack, M.D., West Jordan Medical Center, West Jordan, Utah
Pablo Hernandez, M.D., Pablo is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Family Health Center of Worcester (FHCW), at UMASS where he serves as Assistant Medical Director. His main responsibilities and major interests are: patient care, teaching, EMR, Diabetes Collaborative, cultural sensitivity and international medicine.
Cornel Tomelden, M.D., Florida
Shenbagam Veeraputhiran, M.D., Massachusetts
Leor Zedek, M.D., Shelton, Connecticut
Linda Bastien, M.D., Community Health Center in
Elizabeth and Plainfield, New Jersey caring for the underserved. She spends her
leisure time traveling across the country and internationally. If she has to do
it all over again, she would definitely choose Family Medicine and UConn/Saint
Francis Family Medicine Residency Program. She feels more than prepared to deal
with the daily challenges of Family Medicine as a result of her training here.
Rama Bathala, M.D., Rama really enjoyed residency and her experiences in Connecticut, but she wanted to return home to California to be closer to her family and friends. She now works for Kaiser Permanente in Orange County. Living a balanced life is her goal but “this can be difficult in our line of work”. She keeps trying!
Aaron Brown, M.D., Gastonia, North Carolina
Dana Dougherty, M.D., Columbus, Ohio
Edmund Kim, M.D., Faculty, University of Connecticut, Department of Family Medicine, Hartford, Connecticut
Teresa Smith, M.D., Teresa is a physician in private practice and Medical Director at Faith Community Health Clinic in Angola, Indiana. The clinic helps people obtain prescriptions and dental care, provides Pap smears and simple lab tests and works with the AIDS Task Force to provide monthly HIV/AIDS testing. In 2009, the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly Health Care Heroes selected Dr. Smith as “Physician of the Year.”!!
Suzanne Cole, M.D., New York, New York
Lisa Dwelle, M.D., Pebble Beach, California
Ellen Kwan, M.D., Holliston, Massachusetts
George Neves, M.D., Community Health Care Center, Fresno, California
Hai-Tao Tang, M.D., Vallejo, California
Kar-yee Wu, M.D., Faculty, Oregon Health Sciences University in the Department of Family Medicine. Their clinic is mostly rural but close to Portland. She precepts once a week and is on service four to six times a year.
Matthew Huddleston, M.D., Community Health
Center, Middletown, Connecticut
Scott Mitchell, M.D., North Carolina
Eun Min Lee, M.D., Tucson, Arizona
Krishnan Narasimhan, M.D., Krishnan completed a Primary Care Health Policy Fellowship at Georgetown Department of Family Medicine. He looks forward to a career that mixes patient care, teaching, research, and working on health care public policy.
Michelle Nanda, M.D., Maryland
Stacy Taylor, M.D., Medical Director, New Hartford, Connecticut
Cristina Ortega, M.D., Connecticut
Demetria Francis, M.D., Columbus, Georgia
Julie Auerbach, M.D., Connecticut
Martin Watterson, M.D., Bellingham, Washington
Kenneth Woliner, M.D., Holistic Family Medicine, Boca Raton, Florida
Howard Yang, M.D., Family Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada
James Cheverie, M.D., Family Medicine, Franklin, Massachusetts
Emily Daponte, M.D., Emily and her family moved to western Virginia after residency and returned to the Hartford area in 2001. She lives in West Hartford with her husband Michael and children Will and Hope. Dr. Daponte practices at Enfield Family Medicine, Enfield, Connecticut.
Elizabeth Freedman, M.D., Liz and her husband live in West Hartford, Connecticut. They have two children, Frances and William. They are very “wrapped up in family activities.” Dr. Freedman practices at East Granby Family Medicine, East Granby, Connecticut.
Cary Freston, M.D., Family Medicine, Avon, Connecticut
Monika Singh, M.D., After leaving Hartford, Monika and her husband moved back to Boston. For five years they enjoyed the experience of city life with their children Kunal and Meghna. After the birth of their third child, Sameer, they said “goodbye” to Boston and “hello” to Sudbury, Massachusetts, their suburban dream – kids, a house/lawn, a minivan, soccer and baseball games, gymnastics, etc!
Michele Spirko, M.D., Michele and her husband, Blake, enjoy an idyllic life in Western Massachusetts. They have three delightful children, Colton, Anthea, and Korinna. She feels fortunate to be able to put her career on hold while she cares for their growing family. In her spare time Michele is a passionate quilter.
Andrea E. Andrews, M.D., earned her Medical Degree from
Howard University College of Medicine. She completed her Residency in Family
Practice at the University of Connecticut in Hartford, Connecticut at St.
Francis Hospital. Prior, she graduated from the University of California at
Berkeley with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. After relocating to the warm
weather of Arizona, Dr. Andrews completed some postgraduate training with a
Faculty Development Fellowship Series at the University of Arizona in Tucson,
Arizona. After working in small border towns in Arizona and travelling to a
variety of small underserved community health centers and Indian Health Service
sites performing locum tenens, she moved to Georgia to be closer to her
immediate family. Dr. Andrea E. Andrews is Board-Certified in Family Practice.
She is accepting new patients and welcomes most major insurance plans including
Medicaid and Medicare. She enjoys patient education, her family, reading,
walking, classic country music and old movies. She has a teenage daughter in
magnet school for the math and science who wants to be an actress...Just another
day in paradise.
Steven Barnett, M.D., Steve, his wife, Carol, and their three children, Michael, Kiersten and David live in South Carolina. He practices with three partners. Working in a rural area allows him to care for many underserved and uninsured patients and to practice full scope Family Medicine including colonoscopies, colposcopies, inpatient medicine and nursing homes.
Richard Daly, M.D., Rick has worked full-time as a salaried M.D. since graduation. His wife Kirsten Zenker and he have been happily married since 2001 and live in Waltham, Massachusetts. They bought a horse last year, whose name is Thunder. His life is “pretty great”. He remembers his time in residency very fondly.
Mimi Koehm, M.D., After working for Memorial Hospital in Rhode Island, Mimi is now settled on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts serving as the primary care physician for the island.
Brendon Hutchinson, M.D., Washington
Richard Popovic, M.D., Franklin, Massachusetts
Kathy Daniele, M.D., Pennsylvania
Deborah Edberg, M.D., Program Director, Family Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
Nancy Hamel, M.D., Rhode Island
Michele Lamoreux, M.D., Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Robert Monteleone, M.D., After residency, Bob spent one year in Jasper, Texas completing a Rural Obstetrics/Family Practice Fellowship. He moved to Elkton, Maryland and joined a group practice doing Family Medicine with obstetrics to include C-Sections. After four years the practice closed. He then opened his own practice and added a PA and a partner. He is happily married to Sharon and they are the parents of two daughters. He stopped obstetrics due to the increasingly high malpractice costs and he is able to spend more time at home. He also is precepting at a Family Medicine residency program one half-day a week. He enjoys running, mountain biking and spending time with his girls. Bob has also done 3 tours in Afghanistan.
Kathleen Mueller, M.D., Kathy and her husband Scott have stayed in Connecticut since residency. They have three children, Benjamin, Alaina, and Madeline. She was in private practice for seven years and in the emergency room at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center for one year. She has opened an alternative practice, with fellow Alum, Jane Walker, M.D. (’88) without traditional family medicine, and is active in the Connecticut State Academy.
Michael Cavanagh, M.D., Family Medicine, Westminster, Colorado
John Davison, M.D., Family Medicine, Virginia
Lisa Mancao-Hutch, M.D., Lisa works part-time with the Indian Health Service. Her husband Robert and she work opposite schedules so that one of them is at home with their children, BJ, and Sage.
Carin Shapiro, M.D., Carin and her husband live in Rockland County, New York with their three daughters. She is working at the Westchester Institute of Human Development, an affiliate of New York Medical College, providing primary care to adults with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injury. Carin enjoys gardening, building doll houses and volunteering with the Epilepsy Foundation. She has been working towards a Masters in Public Health, focusing on health care policy and management.
Lynnea Villanova, M.D., Lynnea has become certified in acupuncture and in Ayurvedic Medicine. She enjoys working in physical medicine and has her own integrative medicine practice – a really fun conglomeration of East/West. She is also a professional musician.
James Walden, M.D., Family Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina
Scott Boden, M.D., Following residency, Scott worked in Emergency Medicine at
Manchester Memorial Hospital, in Connecticut. He has been involved in
administration, and was Medical Director of an urgent care center for three
years. In 2003, he began an accredited one-year surgical fellowship in Hair
Transplantation Surgery, and now has a well established hair restoration
practice in West Hartford, having joined a large national group practice,
Medical Hair Restoration. He finds it very gratifying helping men and women
achieve their goals of appearing as young as they feel, while utilizing
meticulous surgical skills. He lives in West Hartford with his wife Mary, a
psychiatrist and their two boys, Noah and Isaiah.
Robin Bersh Gold, M.D., After graduating residency in 1995, Robin took a few months to “collect my thoughts” (a euphemism for “I was unemployed!”), then ventured west for what proved to be the opportunity and adventure of a lifetime. What began as a three-month stint in Jasper, Texas to gain more Ob experience, turned into a one-year fellowship in Rural Family Practice and Maternity Care which included training to perform C-sections and other operative procedures. This was followed by 3.5 more years of employment in this Deep East Texas rural community, practicing the full scope of family practice with Ob. During those years, they trained two other fellows who originated from our UConn/Saint Francis Family Practice Program (Bob Monteleone and Mimi Koehm), who have both gone on to include operative Ob in their practices. She also acquired an appreciation for rodeo (or, actually, rodeo attire!) and skill at driving her 5-speed truck! A successful blind date in Y2K, brought her back to Connecticut, where she married her Beshert, the man of her dreams, Chuck on April Fools Day 2001. She landed a part-time faculty position at Asylum Hill Family Medicine, her former residency home and started in late June 2001, bought a new house in the Fall of 2001, and moved in in January of 2002. She gave birth to their first son Leo in February, 2002, followed quickly by Harry and then Eli. They are currently settled* in West Simsbury, CT. *Like the rest of society, they are trying desperately to keep the rollercoaster moving forward, but at a decent pace so they can enjoy all the twists and turns. She thinks the plaque hanging above the old broken answering machine and the last few years of telephone books sums up her life now: “We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.”
Wendy Reymond, M.D., Wendy and her partner, Heidi Eriksen, are rearing their three children, Max and twins Paul and Marion in Northampton, Massachusetts. She has been working at a Community Health Center in the eastern Berkshires. Stepping down as medical director and the advent of a hospitalist system at her hospital has made life more sane, but she still can’t claim to be pursuing any “activities”. She still is loving (almost) every minute of it!
Thomas Rockland, M.D., West Hartford, Connecticut
Gary Wilks, M.D., After practicing family medicine in Connecticut, Nepal and North Carolina, Gary completed a fellowship in geriatrics. He is now practicing geriatrics in Rockville, Maryland, with one partner, where they are very busy with house calls and and assisted living. He and his wife, Madeline are the parents of Isaac, and Ella. Gary continues to explore a variety of interests while striving to spend the bulk of his time with family.
Daniel Wilenksy, M.D., Connecticut
Ivy Brackup, M.D., Massachusetts
Madeline Frucht-Wilks, M.D., She and husband Gary are the proud parents of Isaac and Ella. Prior to settling in Bethesda, Maryland, they worked and studied in Connecticut, Nepal, Vietnam, North Carolina and Ohio. They had the opportunity to certify in medical acupuncture and to practice wilderness medicine in the Himalayas. Maddy works at LaClinica del Pueblo, a free clinic in Washington, D.C. , where she serves patients mostly from Central and South America. She provides the full scope of family practice in a wonderfully challenging environment. She also supervises medical students and residents from George Washington and Howard Medical Schools.
Andrea Gordon, M.D., Andrea pulled up roots and began again, five times since leaving residency, and is very happy with where she finally landed. After residency graduation, a fellowship brought her to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Her first “real job” was at a branch of the Tacoma, Washington residency program in a town called Puyallup. After four years she missed the east coast and moved to Stamford, Connecticut to teach in a program there. But she fell in love and was lucky to find a teaching position in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where Allen, her husband, lived. After the Harrisburg residency closed, they both got positions in the Tufts Residency.
Kristine Karlson, M.D., After graduation, Kris took a part-time job in Boston to train for the 1996 Olympic team. Unfortunately, she didn’t make the team, but soon landed a sports medicine fellowship in Hanover, New Hampshire…perfect for her lifestyle….cross country skiing, biking, rowing. She met her husband Dave Stiger on the ski trail and they were married in September 2003.
Kathryn Malone, M.D., California
Patrick Sabia, M.D., Massachusetts
Rebecca Wolfe, M.D., Michigan
Thomas Agresta, M.D., Faculty, University of Connecticut Department of Family
Medicine, Hartford, Connecticut
Jeffrey Anderson, M.D., Faculty, University of Connecticut Department of Sports Medicine, Storrs, Connecticut Jeff and his wife, Chris, live in Tolland, Connecticut with their two boys, Erik, and Luke. Since completing his fellowship in 1994, he has worked as the Director of Sports Medicine in the University of Connecticut Athletic Department. Between work hours, kids’ sports and activities, community and church activities, they are not lacking for things to do! Jeff really enjoys helping out as a faculty member in the Family Medicine Department’s Sports Medicine Fellowship and teaching sports medicine to residents and medical students.
L. Casey Chosewood, M.D., After leaving residency, Casey practiced office-based pediatrics and family medicine for seven years. He then became Medical Director for the SE Region of Lucent Technologies. After two years, he joined the CDC as the Medical Director of all CDC Occupational Health Clinics. In May 2004, he became Deputy Director of CDC’s Office of Health and Safety. “Best of all,” he gets to be dad to his two magnificent children, Alex, and Emily.
Bradford Harding, M.D., Connecticut
Anne Wise, M.D., Cleveland, Ohio
Farzad Tabibzadeh, M.D., Roslyn Heights, New York
David Anderson, M.D., David works in a private practice in Annapolis, Maryland,
where both he and his wife, Vickie (also a prior UConn resident at Saint
Francis), see patients. Their practice has seven physicians, but is part of a
larger primary care group with twelve similar sites spread throughout
surrounding counties in Maryland. The newest challenge, as a group, has been
fully implementing their new electronic medical records system. They have three
children, Matt, Tommy and Caroline.
Neil Moynihan, M.D., After graduation, Neil took an interim job with the Emergency Department at Johnson Memorial Hospital. He was doing an ER rotation there when his practice plan fell through, and has been there since. He has also been precepting at the Family Medicine Center at Asylum Hill one half-day a week since his graduation. This has given him the opportunity to keep up with Family Medicine and it has been fun and rewarding. He and his wife, Jane, have four children – two girls followed by two boys. The girls keep the boys in line and the four of them keep their parents in awe of how the previous generation did it all with one car and no cell phones.
John C. Nelson, M.D.
Sarah Nicklin, M.D., After finishing residency Sarah practiced emergency medicine for three years in New Hampshire and North Carolina. After completing an Ob fellowship in Rochester, NY, Sarah joined Lehigh Valley Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program, with former UConn faculty member, William Miller, MD. She is currently part of an innovative practice called HealthSpring in Bethlehem, PA, working with four other family docs and a psychiatrist and psychologist (all women), trying to create a new model of care, and continues part-time work in the residency program. Her family is busy and well. Her husband, Jim Moreno, after dabbling in various aspects of public interest law, found his passion in death penalty defense work. They have three children: son Graham, born during her third year of residency, daughter, Clara, and their youngest, Olivia.
Randolph Ramirez, M.D.
Deborah Weiskittel, M.D., Deb and her husband John, are living in Fort Collins, Colorado where she is working in a large family medicine group practice. They have 2 children, Theo and Spencer.
Teresa Allen, M.D.
Beverly Carolan, M.D.
Steven Day, M.D.
Loren Friedman, M.D., Loren began his own private practice, Arlington Palliative Care, 5 years ago. He provides mostly consultative services to hospitalized patients at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, two blocks from their home. He did have an opportunity to publish a chapter, “Pain Management in Palliative Care,” in Clinics in Family Practice in June 2004. His wife Patricia Rodriguez is a partner in a five-doc Heme-Onc practice at the same hospital.
Mark Hoch, M.D., Mark is living in Minneapolis with his wife, Kathy, a movement therapist, and their daughter, Ariana. He has a full-time solo practice of Holistic Medicine, mostly on a consultant level, and also providing family medicine for all ages. He is very involved with the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA), where he recently served a one year term as president. He is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health and community faculty in the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center/Medical School. The Hoch family continues to enjoy the lakes and seasons of Minnesota.
Tierney Murphy, M.D.
Nelsa Anderson-Ciapponi, M.D.
Rhea Barton, M.D., Deceased. The Department of Family Medicine has dedicated its annual STFM Resident Teacher in honor of Dr. Rhea Barton.
Peter Brown, M.D., Community Preceptor, Family Medicine at Asylum Hill
Kathryn Lemmerman, M.D.
Lucille Marchand, M.D., Lou lives with her husband Phil Lomas, a psychiatrist in the community, and their two children, Sarah and Noah, in Madison, Wisconsin. Lou is currently a Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin Medical School, a family physician at the rural UW Health Belleville Clinic, Integrative Medicine consultant at UW Integrative Medicine, and a Medical Director at HospiceCare, Inc. in Madison. She is board certified in family medicine, holistic medicine and palliative care. Her areas of professional interest include spirituality, communication, palliative medicine, ethics, professional well-being, the humanities in health care, and integrative medicine. Dr. Marchand enjoys all outdoor sports, and loves being active. She has allowed her creative muse to explore art and writing poetry and prose. She’s “happy, healthy, and like most doctors, works too hard.”
Susan Thomas, M.D., After fifteen years of practicing full-service family medicine in Lewiston, Maine, Susan was asked by General Electric-Health Information Technologies (GE-HIT) to become their Medical Director of Physician Practices for their Centricity Electronic Health Record (EHR). Her husband, Leo Dymkoski, manages two of his own small businesses, and they now have two beautiful grandchildren from his eldest son. They still travel abroad as often as time (and money) permits, but their hearts are in a small Caribbean island named Carriacon, where they have a second home and where Susan is involved in a local health center.
Thomas Cigno, M.D.
Terrence Doherty, M.D.
Gregory DeCandia, M.D.
Anne Reiher, M.D., Anne has not traveled too far since residency. However, she has still been challenged close to home. She is planning to start practicing urgent care medicine for a while (or longer) as she takes a little time to contemplate the second half of her career. Anne and her husband, Herb, have had their biggest adventure enjoying their two sons, Patrick and Tim.
Paul Shapiro, M.D.
Vince WinklerPrins, M.D., After ten years in private/group practice and some work overseas, Vince became an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Michigan State University. His wife is also on the faculty - in the Geography Department. They most recently moved to Arlington Virginia where he is working at Georgetown. They have two sons, Lukas and Lyle. “Life’s just a little too full!”
Colleen Casey, D.O. After a short stint in Buffalo, she and her family moved to
the Willamette Valley in Oregon where she worked for four years in a large
private practice and seven years at Kaiser Permanente. The latter is a great
practice but too much of a good thing and she is considering returning to
Connecticut to explore other options which will hopefully give her more time to
bike ride, drink tea with friends and harass her children.
James Clayton, M.D.
David Jaworski, M.D.
Leslie Miller, D.O.
Susan Porter, M.D., After residency, Sue and her husband, Bob, moved around a bit but landed in Exeter, New Hampshire and “put down some roots”. The Exeter area is growing rapidly but trying to maintain its small town atmosphere. It’s a great place to raise their children, Kate and Emily. Exeter Hospital is a community hospital with a strong primary care focus and a good range of specialists. Being only an hour north of Boston gives them easy access to top notch tertiary centers. It also allows Bob to get to several Red Sox games each year! Between Harvard and Dartmouth, the CME offerings are really amazing. Their family activities include skiing, hiking, kayaking and driving the kids to music lessons and sports practices.
Jane Walker, M.D., Jane joined Windsor Family Medicine after graduating and spent many years in the practice. Jane then joined forces with Kathy Mueller, MD (’97) to open a holistic/alternative practice without traditional Family Medicine in Windsor CT.
Allan Baustin, M.D., Northhampton, Massachusetts
Timothy Cooper, M.D., Woodstock, Connecticut
Raymond Kurker, M.D., South Windsor, Connecticut
Marcia Leatham, M.D., Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean
Lawrence Menache, M.D., Radiologist, Alexandria, Louisiana
Bryan Stamm, M.D., Bryan is a part-time faculty member and Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Family Practice Residency in Spokane. He is half-time staff physician for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe in Plummer, Idaho, and provides Ob services with both practices. He and his wife, Jean, continue to bike, ski and travel the world as much as possible.
Alan Cementina, M.D., Faculty, UConn Department of Family Medicine
Patrick Coll, M.D., Faculty, UConn Department of Family Medicine, Director of Geriatrics, Center on Aging
William Kober, M.D., Northern Berkshire Family Practice, North Adams, Massachusetts.
Philip Sanderson, M.D., Del Mar Medical Clinic, Del Mar, California
James Vandermeer, M.D., Redmond, Virginia
William Graham, M.D., ’85 and Marcia Kelly Graham, M.D., ‘86 Bill and Marcia repaid their Public Health Service obligations in Phoenix, and Bill remained on in the Public Health Service treating Indians three years beyond his contract. They had three beautiful girls in Phoenix and moved them to Missouri where Bill became a medical missionary in charge of pre-employment and “every four-year exam” clearance for more than 3,000 missionaries. They also take call for them around the world, and work part-time in a local family practice office to keep up their skills. Bill recently traveled to China with a colleague, to teach other doctors. He also travels doing free clinics overseas.
Marilyn Adlin, M.D.
Rosa Fuentes, M.D., St. Louis, Missouri
P. Lane Goolsby, M.D.
William Graham, M.D., (see above)
Caroline Jackson, M.D.
Charles Mandelberg, M.D.
Shelly Berkowitz, M.D.
Jeff Hanson, M.D., Jeff is married with two girls and has been happily practicing in the same office for more that twenty years in Mt. Morris, New York. He loves the patient continuity, noting that he now sees children of children he cared for. Teaching medical students in the clinical setting has always been a focus of his. He was always inspired by preceptors in residency, in how much they seemed to enjoy the process.
David Henderson, M.D., Dean of Students, UConn School of Medicine, Faculty, UConnN Department of Family Medicine
William Hernandez, M.D., After residency, Bill spent five years in rural New Hampshire being a true “country doc”. He states this was “emotionally very satisfying though incredible hours”. He moved back to Connecticut to help out other UConn alums, Claire Warren and Dave Henderson at their urgent care centers in Plainfield and Norwich. He has since taken over the Norwich Center. He has an internist as a partner who does primary care while Dr. Hernandez does all the urgent/occupational care. He has two sons, David, (named after Dave Henderson, one of our current faculty members), and Will, and two stepsons, Ed and Jeff.
Susan Ivey, M.D.
L. Carey LaPorte, Jr., M.D.
George Silva, M.D.
Saverio Sava, M.D.
Joseph Barbera, M.D.
Clifford Drechsler, M.D.
Michael Hortner, M.D., Michael is married with two girls, resides in Allentown and practices in Northampton, Pennsylvania. He has been in a Family Practice, hospital-owned practice since 1986. Since that time he has not done in-patient work, which he says, “has greatly enhanced his quality of life”. He notes that what dampens his enthusiasm is the malpractice situation of his state and the country!
Kenneth Le Pone, M.D.
Stephen Mader, M.D., (deceased)
Robert Meyerson, M.D.
Susan Okie, M.D., Two years after Susan finished residency, they moved back to the Washington area and she rejoined The Washington Post. She has spent most of her career as a medical reporter and science editor there, and covered many of the major developments in medical care and public health during the last twenty years. Her husband, Walter Weiss, is a malaria researcher, and their family spent three wonderful, life-changing years in Kenya. She is the author of Fed-Up!, a book on the childhood obesity epidemic (Joseph Henry Press, 2005) and has two terrific sons, Peter and Jake. Susan now writes for the New England Journal of Medicine from Washington, D.C.
Clifford Rosenberg, M.D.
David Taraskevich, M.D.
Clare Warren, M.D., In 1984, Clare started the Walk-In Medical Center in Plainfield, CT while she was starting a family in Norwich, CT. She is married to David Shiling, a neurologist in Norwich and they have three sons, Ben, Noah and Danny. Ben, born in her second year of residency is a Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps and returned safely from Felujah, Iraq. Dr. Warren served on the CAFP Board of Directors for several years. She sold her practice to Leah Briones, a wonderful family doctor and now she works for her. The practice has evolved over the years into a traditional family practice with hospital privileges at the Wm Backus Hosp. They maintain the walk-in part of the practice as well. She feels very happy with her choice of career and practice. Because of some health problems she has been very lucky to be able to transfer from owner to employee and still do the work she sees as a privilege more than a job.
David Wilterdink, M.D.
Mark Blatt, M.D.
Anne Brewer, M.D., Anne has been teaching at the Stamford Hospital Family Practice Residency since 1996 and is currently Associate Residency Director. She had previously been in private practice in Manchester, East Hartford, Hartford and Stamford. Her husband, The Very Reverend James Kowalski, is presently Dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. They live in New York City and Anne commutes to Stamford. They have two children, Becky and Matthew. Dr. Brewer is active at the Cathedral and plays ice hockey for recreation. She recently competed at the Empire State Games in Lake Placid representing NYC.
Ronald Buckman, M.D., Family Medicine in Bolton, Connecticut
Paul Edelen, M.D.
Mark Graziano, M.D.
Alicja Harbut, M.D.
Lucy Loomis, M.D., After residency, Lucy practiced for a year at the Navajo Nation Health Foundation in Ganado, Arizona. In 1984 she joined Denver Health and Hospitals working in one of their affiliated community health centers, and started precepting at the University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency. In 1992 she got a Masters in Public Health, and in 1997 helped start a track of the Family Medicine Residency in one of the Denver Health Community Health Centers. She is now the Director of Family Medicine for Denver Health, and Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine. She still does Ob! Lucy has three children.
Laszlo Lorincz, M.D.
Evelyne McCall, M.D.
Floyd McIntyre, M.D., Floyd writes that his wife, Carolyn, who had a bone marrow transplant for CML in 1981 (during his residency) is alive and well! They are blessed to have a daughter who attended UMass Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts and a son who attended Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Ronnie Stein, M.D.
Allen Bassler, M.D., Allen and his wife, Wanda, are living in Socorro, New
Mexico, the “ Land of Sunshine”. He works in their small, local hospital
staffing the ER. They are just finishing a cabin in the mountains, possibly
their retirement home. He keeps very busy with work, church and community
activities. Their daughter, Jennifer, lives in Goodyear, Arizona, and works as a
laboratory technologist in Phoenix.
Mark Belsky, M.D.
Tom Danyliw, M.D., Tom is now a specialist in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and consults to employers, insurers, attorneys and others on a variety of medical-related issues. His clinical practice is as Medical Director of Middlesex Hospital Occupational Medicine. Family Medicine training and experience has provided “an excellent foundation”. He and his wife, Alyson, are “empty-nesters” in the Village of Essex, Connecticut. They enjoy boating, occasional golf and community activities. They truly appreciate their good fortune.
Ken Elam, M.D., Ken is living in Seattle and has done only emergency medicine. He is now involved in urgent care since doing a residency in the “wonderful west”. His medical passions are pre-hospital EMS providers and projects in Romania and Haiti. His wife, Shannon Fitzgerald is a pediatric APRN and involved with the state nursing commission. They have two daughters, Clair and Fiona. Dr. Elam noted, “all of those throw-away medical journals forever turned them (the girls) off to medicine and science!”
Robert Elwell, M.D.
Arthur Gendron, M.D.
David Kaufman, M.D.
Victor Mailey, M.D.
Nicole Mazza, M.D., (deceased)
Kenneth Pellegrino, M.D.
Rochelle Weber, M.D.
Micheal Bay, M.D.
Frederick Dolgin, M.D.
Carol Honeychurch, M.D., Carol is a consultant for Disability Determination Services (part of the Social Security Administration), in Connecticut. She left private practice in 1987 when her first child was born and began consulting a few months later. She has consulted in Vermont and New Hampshire as well as Connecticut, where she and husband, Rev. David Roones, live. They have two children, Nathan and Rachel. Carol is active in youth education and music programs in her church. Leisure interests include science and history museums, and computers and technology.
Karoline Kimball, M.D., Karoline has enjoyed a wonderful personal and professional life in Keene, New Hampshire. She practiced Emergency Medicine for three years and then worked in urgent care for sixteen years. She is now practicing occupational Health at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic. She frequently moonlights in both the emergency room and in urgent care. Dr. Kimball and her husband have two beautiful children, a daughter, Lindsay and a son, Adam.
Samuel Lesko, M.D.
Charlene Li, M.D., and William Harris, M.D., Charlene and Bill married and opened Windsor Family Medicine in 1982. They have two children, Daniel and Alexandra. Charlene is active in the Connecticut State Academy and is co-editor of the Core Content.
Susan Miller, M.D., After leaving Meriden in 1980, Susan and her husband Ken went to New York and had two kids in three years. Research interests then took Ken to Richmond, Virginia where Susan founded Village Green Family Medicine in the suburbs where she practiced for twenty years with various partners. Susan sold her practice to her partners and joined the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia where she has precepted for many years. There she is pursuing her interests in “The Idealized Design of Clinical Office Practice”, EHR and quality improvement issues.
Ilene Moore, M.D.
Alan Schwartz, M.D.
Joseph Sarnoski, M.D., (deceased)
Phillip Smith, M.D.
Rose Baytop, M.D.
Joel Berman, D.O., Concord, New Hampshire
James Fletcher, M.D.
Bradford Frank, M.D.
Eric Henley, M.D., Eric’s life since completing residency in 1979 has been an interesting journey, one that he would not have imagined. It has taken him to many different places and work: a family practice HMO in Portland, Oregon, an urban family practice in Cambridge (where he met and married his wife), rural locum tenens work in North Dakota, Appalachian Kentucky, rural Alaska and the Navajo Reservation, the Indian Health Service twice – three and one half years on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona and six years in Albuquerque. In between he went back to school for an MPH from Harvard. He has been a full-time academic family physician at the University of Illinois regional campus in Rockford, 85 miles west of Chicago, where he has served as the Department Chair. He and his wife live on a five acre farmette. They have two girls and enjoy, gardening, and music, and they have rediscovered Judaism after a long hiatus since childhood.
Robert Meyer, M.D., Frederick, Maryland
Susan Reid, M.D., Pavillon, New Hampshire
Frank Swanson, M.D., Shelton, Connecticut
Gordon Brodie, M.D., Gordon founded a private Family Practice in Manchester,
Connecticut, formed a larger primary care group (HealthWise Medical Associates),
and stays active at Manchester Memorial Hospital and with the UConn School of
Medicine. He and his wife, Bea, have two children, Mark and Diana. Gordon and
Bea travel as much as they can, especially to National Parks and wilderness
areas, where they try (usually unsuccessfully) to stay out of trouble with the
elements. His patients are starting to ask him when he plans to retire. He now
has a group of children in the practice whose grandparents are also his
patients! “That is the best part of the whole practice thing.” He states that
although the direction of the practice of medicine is definitely going in the
wrong direction, and it becomes increasingly difficult to do the right thing for
his patients and still stay solvent, being a family doc is the greatest thing he
can imagine doing…..but not forever, at least until the college tuition bills
are paid off!
Steven Dieterich, M.D., Steven is married to Christina who works in the Costume Department at the University of Hartford. They have two daughters, Leah and Erin. Steve is a DJ at WWUH 91.3FM radio one day a week playing Celtic music. He’s a producer/promoter of Celtic concerts at the University of Hartford. He is an avid gardener (perennials exclusively) and a bicyclist (road bikes).
Edward Ewald, M.D., Granby, Connecticut
Daniel McKay, M.D., Torrington, Connecticut
Anthony Roselli, M.D., Avon, Connecticut
Robert Rothenberg, M.D., Avon, Connecticut
Donald Timmerman, M.D., Portland, Connecticut
Mark Tuttle, M.D., Mark is married to Joann Sullivan Tuttle (UConn Dental ’77 and ’78 residency). They have two children, Beth and Christopher. Mark practices in Marlborough, Connecticut. His practice started with two physicians and has grown to five physicians and one PA. They recently opened a new office in a new medical complex. Weekends find him renovating an historic house in East Hartford. He also flies radio-controlled planes. His family is down to two mini horses, two mini donkeys, three dogs and five cats. (At their peak they had 29 pets!)
Bruce Brumberger, M.D., Meriden, Connecticut
Michael Fox, M.D., San Francisco, California
Carol Ann Topolewski, M.D., Harwich, Massachusetts
Gary Waring, M.D., Morrisville, Vermont
William Howard, M.D., Horseheads, New York
Max Jackson, M.D., Max considers his residency the most important years of his training, and graduation from residency was his most meaningful graduation. He is very thankful for the opportunity to have been part of the program. He mentioned that he named and started the Asylum Hill Family Practice Center (on Sigourney Street) and is thrilled that our Center is on the Saint Francis campus now. He currently works in Kansas City as a Vice-President of Medical Affairs.
Ronald Pinkerton, M.D., Santa Fe Springs, California