Jarrold Patterson (M.D. 1958, Residency 1962), a retired dermatologist
from Bloomfield Hills, has put together a lecture on DNA
after being frequently questioned about
the topic. The lecture is directed at lay people and is designed to help
them better understand DNA, how it works and controversies
surrounding it. Patterson
can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A. Arthur Mancini and James G. Ravin
A. Arthur Mancini (M.D. 1966), a urologist, was recently inaugurated
as president of the Academy of Medicine of Toledo and Lucas
County, Ohio, which celebrates
its 152nd year in 2003. James G. Ravin (M.D. 1968, Residency 1974), an
ophthalmologist, was elected as vice president .
Daniel J. Reddy (M.D. 1973), division head of Vascular Surgery
at Henry Ford Hospital, was awarded the D. Emerick and Eve
Szilagyi Chair in Vascular Surgery
last fall. The endowed chair, named for an internationally recognized pioneer
of vascular surgery, will provide funds to support staff, projects and equipment
that can advance vascular surgery at the hospital. Reddy joined Henry Ford
Hospital in 1979 and was appointed to his current position in 1997.
Paul E. Weiss (M.D. 1973) was inducted as a fellow in the American College
of Radiology at the College’s annual meeting in Miami last year. He is
an attending radiologist at four New York hospitals (Rochester General, Meyers
Community, Newark-Wayne Community and Lakeside Memorial), as well as a clinical
associate professor at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
Gershon, M.D. (Residency 1979), has written a novel, The Hydrangea
People (Mose Cade Books, 2002), a story about a small-town man whose simple
life becomes complicated when he enters into a business venture with his physician
friends and some big-city high rollers and becomes involved with the mysterious
German beauty, Rosvita. Gershon lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with his
wife and two children and can be reached at email@example.com. Find
out more about The Hydrangea People at www.charlesgershon.com.
Carl Reading (M.D. 1980) was inducted as a fellow in the American College
of Radiology at the College’s annual meeting in Miami last year. He is
a professor of radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Mihir Meghani (M.D. 1997) of Fremont, California, lectured on nuclear disaster
and radiation effects at India’s first international conference on
emergency medicine and disaster preparedness. The conference was held October
25-27, 2002, in Hyderabad and was attended by 700 delegates from more than
George Morley is Among the Recipients of the 2002 Distinguished Alumni Service
George W. Morley (M.D. 1949, Residency 1954) was the recipient of a 2002 Distinguished
Alumni Service Award from the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan.
The Award, given annually to a group of alumni who have distinguished themselves “by
reason of services performed on behalf of the University of Michigan, or in
connection with its organized alumni activities,” is the highest honor
the Alumni Association can bestow upon alumni/ae on behalf of the University.
Morley was recognized specifically for his involvement with and cultivation
of the Medical Center Alumni Society, and for his service as director of the
U-M Gynecology Oncology Service, which he established in 1964.
Alaskan home inspires William Mills
Throughout a long career in medicine, William
J. Mills Jr., M.D. (Residency
1954), has embraced adventure, service to others, and a profound love of the
outdoors. He worked on a tugboat to support his studies in zoology, anthropology
and pre-med at U-C Berkeley. As a WWII motor torpedo boat captain in the South
Pacific, he lost a leg during a salvage accident — but saved his boat
and the lives of his crew. As a young doctor working in Alaska’s rugged
backcountry, he performed an appendectomy on a kitchen table and treated exposure
injuries of fishermen working on the Bering Sea — an experience that
led to Mills’ current standing as a world expert in thermal injury.
“I developed the ‘Alaskan Method’ — a system of care
now used around the world in the treatment of frostbite and hypothermia,” Mills
recalls from his home in Anchorage, Alaska, where he began a private practice
in orthopedics in the 1950s. Since then, Mills has published more than 100
papers on the subject, established a high-altitude laboratory on Mount McKinley,
and directed the Center for High Altitude Health Research at the University
And as a consultant to NASA, Mills helped heal an astronaut. “When F.
Story Musgrave was preparing to make a trip to repair the Hubble telescope,
he was practicing in a vacuum chamber in Houston,” says Mills. “He
was accidentally exposed to temperatures of 140 degrees below zero. He froze
his fingers and NASA sent him to me. He ended up with no tissue loss and all
Mills and his wife, Elaine, who graduated from Michigan in 1951 with a degree
in education, have raised seven children in the Alaska that they love, where
Mills pursues a hobby as a wildlife photographer. And the winters? “Well,” says
Mills, “in the winter, it’s cool....”
Arnold J. Kiessling (M.D. 1952), 77, died on November 8,
2002. Following his graduation from the U-M Medical School, Kiessling continued
his medical training at Providence Hospital in Detroit, then went on to practice
family medicine in Jackson for 36 years. After retiring, he enjoyed volunteering
at a medical clinic in Jackson and as a math and reading tutor. Kiessling was
a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Michigan Academy
of Family Physicians. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council
No. 609 and the Downtown Kiwanis, and served as an usher at Queens Church.
Don Marshall (M.D. 1931, Residency 1935) died on Thursday,
December 5, 2002. At 97, Marshall was the U-M Department of Ophthalmology and
Visual Sciences’oldest living alumnus. Marshall headed the Department
of Ophthalmology at Geisinger Hospital in Danville, Pennsylvania, from 1937-39,
then moved to Kalamazoo to join a private ophthalmology practice, where he
remained until his retirement in 1981. Among his other achievements, Marshall
was president of the Kalamazoo Academy of Medicine in 1956 and published two
dozen scientific articles, including a report on a medical condition now known
as Marshall Syndrome.
William Purfield (M.D. 1941), 89, died of cancer on October
23, 2002. Purfield received much of his early medical training as a member
of the Air Force, including three years on a U-M-run base in Darby, England.
He returned to the U.S. in 1946 and practiced in Clinton for nine years, then
moved to Manchester, where he practiced until he retired in 1985 at age 72.
He was also on the medical staff at Herrick Hospital in Tecumseh, served as
the local medical examiner, and was active with local schools.
William Stanley Smith (M.D. 1943, Residency 1950), 84, died
Sunday, December 1, 2002. While on the faculty of Ohio State University in
the Division of Orthopedic Surgery from 1950-61, he received the Kappa Delta
Award, the most prestigious prize for orthopedic surgery research. In 1961
he was appointed professor and head of the Section of Orthopedic Surgery at
the University of Michigan, where he served until retiring in 1985. Memorial
contributions may be sent to the U-M Medical Development Office, 301 E. Liberty,
Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2251.
Weiner (M.D. 1953) died at University Hospital on December 6, 2002,
following a long battle with multiple myeloma. Weiner was a founding member
of Middlebelt Pediatrics, one of the largest pediatric practices in metro
Detroit. He is survived by his wife, Betty; four children, Howard Weiner
(M.D. 1991), Daniel Weiner (M.D. 1993), Adam Weiner and Miriam Weiner; and