I'm in San Juan, Puerto Rico where I just addressed the American College of Cardiology, Puerto Rico division, at their annual meeting. I'll be giving two more talks in P.R. this week, then on to the American Diabetes Association Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, where I'll give two talks and then the next week I go to England and Ireland to give six talks! Still busy with the research though, currently principal investigator for seven studies. Last year I had two papers published and am working on one with the results of our work on inhaled insulin. That's it from this end.
Here are a couple photos of my watercolors.
Selected for 2004 Harvard/Macy Institute Fellowship for Senior Physician Leaders.
Postgraduate training in internal medicine research with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration:
Physiology of prolonged weightlessness. Kaiser career spanning 25 years. Working in emergency department,
then medicine and orthopedics department fracture clinic, and finally occupational medicine. Position
of department chief in general medicine and occupational medicine for 15 years. Medical acupuncturist.
Married to Janet, two children, Andrew and Lauren. Plan to retire in five years.
I continue to work in full-scope, rural family practice with a group in Southern Montgomery County, for
what is now my 26th year. I remain active in teaching medical students at my practice (as an associate
clinical professor on the volunteer clinical faculty of UCSF), participate in the summer preceptor program
for CAFP, and am currently precepting a UC Davis Family Nurse Practitioner student. In 2002, I was honored
with the Humanitarian Award from UC Davis School of Medicine Alumni Association for service to my community.
The same year, I suffered a near fatal medical crisis, but was fortunately able to survive and recover
in time to attend the ceremony at UC Davis. I was told that being in good physical shape, due to my love
for exercise, made the difference. Last year, my wife, Ana, and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary
with a wonderful party in the backyard of our home, where we were originally married. Some members of
my residency class were able to attend, and we later went on a great trip to our favorite vacation spot,
Puerto Rico, "The Island of Enchantment."
Ana worked in the local school system for a while, but is now
operating a home based preschool. Our oldest daughter, Kim, returned to college to study theology and
has a wedding planned for the near future. Our grandson, Mark is almost 12. Our youngest daughter, Katie,
is working on her masters in education counseling through San Jose State, and has Anyssa (5) and Angel
(2). I have always had a fantasy, as I'm sure have many others, about escaping to a quiet life on some
tropical island but now it's moving closer to reality. We are in the process of purchasing a half-acre
on a lush, green farm where Ana was born in Puerto Rico, and hope to start working on a vacation home
(and maybe a rental for our friends) within the next five years. In the meantime, whenever I get stressed
out at work, I just try to think about listening to salsa-meringue music under a gentle, tropical rain
Finally gave up medicine (plasma center physician) when state required courses on END OF LIFE CARE, etc.
got control of my schedule five months before my other centers closed! I enjoy doing taxes and I love
teaching tax classes!
|Pictured from left to right: daughter Katie, Ana, Bruce,
and daughter Kimberly
|Elizabeth Fisher, 25, David, 22, Amy 18. Front row:
Since passing my subspecialty boards in pediatric pathology, I have established an independent consulting
service in placental and perinatal pathology. I have examined >500 placentas and have found a high
incidence of microscopic changes consistent with chronic intrauterine hypoxia when there were no clinical
risk factors, indicating the value of microscopic examination. The causes of stillbirth can be determined
better by a pediatric pathologist than most general pathologists. I have also been doing medicolegal consultation
in cases of poor perinatal outcome. Additionally, I would like to serve as a consultant before cases have
been sent to the lawyers. I can analyze the records and pathology as an outside consultant. Then I work
with parents to answer their questions and help them understand the situation when things go wrong. In
many situations the long, traumatic malpractice process can be avoided.
Life is very good these days thanks to my loving family Rich, Tanya (17) and Johanna (16). I am
privileged to be working at UC Berkeley with talented and idealistic people who try to make the world
a better place.
Residence and practice in Salinas, Calif. for 23 years. Focused my practice on farm worker health with
emphasis on pesticide illnesses and obstetrics and gynecology. I received the Humanitarian Award from
the UC Davis School of Medicine Alumni Association; and Family Physician of the Year by the CAFP in 1992.
Now semi-retired due to SLE.
I continue to love being in private practice in OB/GYN in Santa Cruz. I had twin boys (Corey and Oliver)
last June, which has been a great experience in every way. I'm looking forward to David Schreier's 40th
birthday party, and I get to see Karen Garcia and her two girls from time to time. I hope everyone else
in the class of '91 is doing well.
|Peggy Moore with twin sons
Eric and I are expecting a daughter 7/10/04 ... son Connor will be 2 in September. I'm still working at
Denver Health in adolescent medicine. I presented a platform session in San Francisco at the Pediatric
Academic Societies meeting in May related to adolescents at high risk for type 2 diabetes, my first time
presenting my research work at a national meeting. Hopefully more to come on that front! We love Denver
and plan to stick around...
We are trekking back to California this summer. We will settle in Fresno. My husband is finishing urology training. Daughters Sarah, 4, and Kathryn, 2, are doing well and they have a brother on the way. Hope everyone is well.
I am just finishing residency in ENT and will graduate June 12 as well! I will be doing a fellowship in otology/neurotology with the Michigan Ear Institute, a large private practice otology group in Farmington Hills (Detroit) Michigan for two years. I met my wife Susan when I was an intern at UC Davis Medical Center in 2000, and we married in 2002. We now have a beautiful baby boy Charlie who will turn 10 months old in in June. We are ALL very happy to be finishing residency and are very excited about the move and all of the upcoming changes in our life. As for others: Mark Smith is also graduating with me in otolaryngology at the medical center; we went through the residency together and are finishing up as the two chiefs this year; he will be headed to the University of Iowa for a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology. Glenn Tse is also graduating this year in General Surgery here at the medical center.
|Rod, Charlie and Susan
Roland Torres Resident Class Notes
I am an assistant professor of neurosurgery and have been appointed the director of neurotrauma and critical care at both Kings County Hospital Center and S.U.N.Y/Downstate Medical Center. Kings County Hospital is the largest trauma hospital in New York State.
Christie Carroll Thompson
I completed my internship at UCSD, then Peter and I moved to North Carolina for a dermatology research fellowship
at Wake Forest. It has been a productive fellowship and I start dermatology residency at Wake in July. We
are enjoying North Carolina very different from California but fun! Wishing everyone well!
I'm graduating from pediatric residency at Harbor-UCLA in June and will start neonatology fellowship
at Harbor-UCLA and Children's Hospital Orange County this summer. Brian and I also welcomed our first
child, Liam Christopher this May. Hope all is well in good old Davis.
Hello Davis! The following is my updated info.... I am just finishing up my emergency medicine residency
at Stanford, and boy have the past 3 years flown by! I still see lots of Davis faces around as my program
rotates through four teaching institutions in the South Bay/San Francisco area which has been nice. I
am gearing up to move to Tucson, Arizona where my fiance, Nik Greenson, (another Stanford EM resident
graduating this year) and I are taking jobs with an emergency medicine group at two community emergency
departments. We were recently engaged (Valentine's Day) and will likely be getting married next August
(2005). Unfortunately, we have been too busy with preparing for our new jobs and the move to do much wedding
planning yet. I hope that everyone is happy and well! Cheers !!