Glenn W. Geelhoed (M.D. 1968), professor of surgery, international medicine, and microbiology and tropical medicine at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Toledo in December 2006. The degree was awarded in recognition of Geelhoed’s work as a scholar and medical missionary.
Marilyn and Carl Hug
Carl C. Hug Jr. (Ph.D. 1963, M.D. 1967) received the 2006 Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Anesthesiologists in October 2006 at the organization’s annual meeting in San Francisco, California. The award is given in recognition of meritorious service in clinical practice, research and teaching. Hug was a faculty member at the University of Michigan Medical School from 1963-71, then moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he served as professor of anesthesiology and critical care at the Emory University Medical School. In 2002, he retired from clinical practice, though he continues to teach.
Jo Ivey Boufford (M.D. 1971) was elected president of the New York Academy of Medicine in October 2006. Boufford, a professor of health policy and management and former dean at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, was president of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation under Mayor Ed Koch and served under President Bill Clinton as principal deputy and acting assistant secretary for health
in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A trustee since 2004 and a fellow since 1988, Boufford’s term as academy president began February 1.
Eric Schoomaker and Cliff Lane
Cliff Lane (M.D. 1976, Residency 1979) has been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors in the fields of medicine and health. Lane is clinical director at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases — one of the National Institutes of Health — and a pioneer in the study of the disease-causing mechanisms and treatment of HIV infection. Lane is pictured here with colleague, friend and fellow Medical School alumnus Major General Eric B. Schoomaker (M.D. 1975, Ph.D. 1979), commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick in Maryland, and chief of the Medical Corps. The two have known one another since their undergraduate days at Michigan, and still share their love of the maize and blue.
Gilbert J. Grant (M.D. 1982) published Enjoy Your Labor: A New Approach to Pain Relief for Childbirth with Russell Hastings Press in 2005. The book explains pain management options for expectant mothers. Grant has been director of obstetric anesthesia at the New York University Medical Center in Manhattan, New York, since 1992, and is associate professor and vice chairman for academic affairs in the Department of Anesthesiology at the NYU School of Medicine. He lives with his wife and three daughters in White Plains, New York.
Ronald B. Kuppersmith (M.D. 1993) is secretary-treasurer of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and its foundation, and recently was named associate editor of the journal Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Kuppersmith is in private practice at Texas ENT and Allergy in College Station, Texas, and is a clinical faculty member of the Texas A&M Health Science Center. He looks forward to serving as a guest examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology oral examination this year.
John Sandin (M.D. 1993) finished a fellowship in spinal surgery at the University of Alabama in 2001 and practiced in Marquette, Michigan, for two years. He relocated to the University of Wisconsin after undergoing emergency treatment for a brain tumor. A second craniotomy three years later for a remote lesion led to his retirement. Sandin lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with his wife and son, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kreton Mavromatis (M.D. 1994) is an assistant professor in the departments of medicine and cardiology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. His current research focuses on why a diminishing circulating stem cell response to angioplasty is seen with aging.
Albert C. Svoboda Jr., M.D. (Residency 1963), died September 14, 2006, in Santa Barbara, California, of metastatic prostate cancer. He was 75. Svoboda received his medical degree at the University of Chicago School of Medicine before performing his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology at the U-M. He practiced in both fields at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, California, and at the Sansum Medical Clinic in Santa Barbara. Svoboda served as principal investigator of the International Comparative Study of Intestinal Metaplasia/Dysplasia, an international clinical research study. He served in local, national and international medical organizations and was a master of the American College of Gastroenterology and a fellow of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Svoboda enjoyed traveling with his wife, Sandra, and maintained interests in orchids, music, fine arts, history and culinary arts.
Kenneth VandenBerg (M.D. 1945) of Delray Beach, Florida, died December 26, 2006, at the age of 85. Originally from Holland, Michigan, VandenBerg received his undergraduate degree from Hope College before attending the U-M Medical School, and served three years as a lieutenant junior grade in the Navy. He lived most of his life in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and practiced general surgery at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac and was chief of surgery and chief of staff at Pontiac General Hospital. He was a member of national and state medical organizations, and an avid fisherman, golfer and U-M sports enthusiast. VandenBerg was preceded in death by his wife, Jean, and is survived by a daughter and two grandchildren.
Robert F. Waldvogel Jr. (M.D. 1990), 40, died September 17, 2006. Born in Illinois, he attended the U-M for his undergraduate and medical degrees, performed an anesthesiology residency at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and served a fellowship at the Gloucester Royal Hospital in Gloucester, England. In 1999, Waldvogel moved back to Illinois to join Associated Anesthesiologists of Decatur. In addition to his practice, he was a faculty member at the Graduate School of Nursing at Bradley University and taught in the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Decatur Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the American Board of Anesthesiology, the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists.