Class Notes

Summer 2019
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Margo Panush Cohen (M.D. 1964), president and chief scientific officer of Glycadia, a company that develops diagnostic products for diabetes, independently published Twilight Request, a memoir recounting the medical arrogance she encountered when her husband was being treated for cancer, in 2019. Cohen is also an emeritus member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Richard L. Rapport II (M.D. 1969), clinical professor of global health and of neurological surgery at the University of Washington, wrote Seattle’s Medic One: How We Don’t Die (The History Press, 2019), his third book. His writing has been anthologized four times.



Michael Bodley (M.D. 1970), an internist in Grand Rapids, Michigan, received Spectrum Health’s 2019 Distinguished Physician Award.

Calvin Brown Jr., M.D. (Residency and Fellowship 1985), professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, received the 2019 Eric G. Neilson, M.D., Leadership in Specialty Internal Medicine Award from the Association of Specialty Professors.

Julius M. Gardin (M.D. 1972, Residency 1975), MBA, professor of medicine at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, was honored by the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) in June 2019 with the inaugural Gardin Lecture held at the 30th Annual Scientific Sessions. Gardin, also chief of quality and program development, and interim director of the Division of Cardiology, chaired the ASE’s first Annual Scientific Sessions, and served as president of the society and associate editor of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography.

Richard A. Goodman (M.D. 1975, Residency 1978), MPH, professor of medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine and Rollins School of Public Health, was co-editor and contributing author of The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual (Oxford University Press, 2019). Goodman recently retired from a 37-year career at the CDC.

Theodore Rosen (M.D. 1974), professor of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, received a Master Clinician Award from Baylor for Excellence in Patient Care. Rosen also completed a year of service as the vice president of the American Academy of Dermatology.



Len Mattano (M.D. 1985, Residency 1988, Fellowship 1991) authored a novel, Celtic Crossing (Paraclete Press, 2019), inspired by a child he treated for cancer at Michigan Medicine 30 years ago and whose family had high rates of cancer. The family’s genetic testing helped define the genetic basis of Li-Fraumeni syndrome.

Robin Merlino (M.D. 1980), an internist in Fairfax, Virginia, was rated a 2018 Top Doctor of Internal Medicine by The Washingtonian and 2019 Top Doctor of Internal Medicine by Northern Virginia Magazine.

Anthony D. So (M.D. 1987), professor of the practice in international health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and director of the Innovation+Design Enabling Access (IDEA) Initiative, served as a co-convener of the U.N. Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance, which provided recommendations to the U.N. secretary-general.