David Arthur McClellan (M.D., ’75) recently was named program director of the Brazos Family Medicine Residency, Bryan/College Station, Texas. www.brazosfm.com. It is a community-based program in partnership with the Texas A&M College of Medicine, St. Joseph Regional Health Center, College Station Medical Center, the Brazos-Robertson Counties Medical Society, the Brazos Valley Chapter of the TAFP, the Brazos County Health Department, and the Scott & White Clinic in College Station.
U.S. Congressman Michael C. Burgess (M.D., ’77) gave the commencement keynote address at the University of North Texas College of Engineering Dec. 18, 2004. “The work at the College of Engineering is nothing short of miraculous, and I am delighted that I have been selected to address their first decentralized graduation and honored to represent these students in Washington,” Michael said.
Joel Dunnington’s (M.D., ’81) research on the chemicals released from indoor smoking was featured in the Houston Chronicle. Joel is an associate professor at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
G. Kevin Thompson (M.D., ’82) is a pediatric anesthesiology at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Va., where he just completed a term as president of the medical staff. He and his wife, Patsy, recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary.
John C. Marlow (M.D., ’83) recently was appointed chief medical officer for Advanstar Medical Economics. John was vice president, Content for Medsn Inc., where he was responsible for designing medical education and pharma-related medical programs. Previously, he was chief medical officer for Wyeth-Ayerst where he implemented a broad array of disease-management programs and developed procedures and processes to maintain evidence-based thinking. In his new role, John will be responsible for creating and leading a medical affairs capability within Advanstar Medical Economics. This will include active participation in sales and marketing business development efforts, content, and e-learning initiatives.
Erica W. Swegler,
(M.D., ’83) is the president of the Texas Academy
of Family Physicians (TAFP). She has been a partner in North Hills Family
Practice in Keller, Texas, for eight years. She has been involved with
the Texas Academy for 17 years. She additionally is on the TAFP-F Board
and the TAFP Political Action Committee Board and is a clinical advocate
for the Texas Medical Foundation. Erica is in her third year on the American
Academy of Family Physicians’ Commission on Health Care Services.
James W. McKinley (M.D., ’87) has joined The University of Texas
Health Center at Tyler’s Department of Family Medicine as an assistant
professor of medicine. James is board certified in family practice and
has a special interest in sports medicine. He comes to UTHCT from the
Azalea Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic in Tyler and completed his
residency in family practice at the University of Pittsburgh Medical
Center, Shadyside Hospital.
Jennifer Pepper (M.D., ’94) has joined the emergency room staff
at Providence Hospital in Waco and writes that she is looking forward
to seeing any alumni in Waco.
Maricela Gulbronson (M.D., ’95) and husband, Charles,
welcomed their second child, Jordyn Taylor Feb. 19, 2005. He weighed
8 lbs. and measured 21 ½ inches long. Her 20-month old brother,
Justin, is a great little helper getting into everything, Maricela writes.
She continues to practice full time in general and developmental-behavioral
pediatrics in Fort Worth and Charles is an attorney.
Lisa Catherine Moore (M.D., ’98) has completed a UCLA endocrinology
fellowship and has established a solo endocrine private practice. She
is on staff at St. John’s Hospital and Santa Monica UCLA Hospital
in Santa Monica, Calif. Her twin daughters, Abigail and Madeline, have
just turned four.
Claudia C. Ruiz, (M.D., ’99) along with her husband, Anthony Zacharek, M.D., announce the birth of their son, Luke Alexander, who was born Oct. 6, 2004. Anthony is doing a fellowship in cosmetic plastic surgery, and Claudia is working at the FDA after finishing her fellowship in nephrology. They reside in Columbia, MD.
Sivakami Thayu (M.D., ’99) and her husband, Jeremy Marmer, wish
to announce the birth of their daughter, Avani Thayu Marmer, who was
born Dec. 1, 2003. She joins older brother Vikram. Siva practices internal
medicine in Chicago.
Joseph Mitro (M.D., ’00) was profiled in the Duncan Banner, the
newspaper of Duncan, Okla. He recently started an obstetrics gynecology
practice at Women’s Health Care of Duncan, PLLC.