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1972
 

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John Osborn
I have served as a member of the clinical faculty of the Department of Surgery since 1974 and as a clinical professor since 1991. I am presently president of the California Society of Plastic Surgery, and am continuing in private practice at the Plastic Surgery Center in Sacramento.



 

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1975  

Bruce D. Greenberg
I am still practicing rural family medicine here in King City. I continue to teach students, and some of them have come from UC Davis and have stayed with us. We are still hoping to someday move ahead with building our vacation home on the land we purchased in Puerto Rico. The grandkids are now 15, 8 and 5, and my favorite pastime is getting together with them. I would be happy to hear from anyone at kgreen2017@sbcglobal.net.

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1979
 

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Dave Moore
Family: married to Carolyn. Our children: Rebekah, 33; Jacob, 31; Daniel, 29; Lucas, 14. Attached photo is of the Moore family at Jacob's wedding. I plan to retire next year. Hobbies: balancing professional life with being a beach bum!





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Richard Rudd
This is a picture of my three children at my daughter's graduation from college. Raising a second family has been both rewarding and challenging. I'm in my 24th year of private practice of OB-GYN in the East Bay. I still work at least 70 hours a week providing private or hospitalist care. I have never wavered from the inspiration I received from Robert Walters in Endocrinology, at UC Davis. He inspired me to always give the most compassionate and quality care I'm capable of.

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1980
 

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Merrill Nisam
Here's to all my 1980 UC Davis Medical School comrades, to share scenes from my current life, living in Marin, Calif. I am still doing Critical Care– Pulmonary, private practice, Director, ICU, Marin General Hospital. Avocations, as shown, are windsurfing, and family. UC Davis seems still close in spirit, although distant in time. Any co-students traveling thru Marin should give me a call to see if we can rendezvous... even if we didn't know one another that well, some sharing of memories (well, alright, confabulations) could do us good ;-) m.nisam@comcast.net.

 

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Mike Peterson
My wife and I are getting two kids ready for college…Our oldest is a junior at Loyola Marymont University in LA and is taking one of our cars to LA, after spending a spring semester abroad in Florence, Italy, and teaching swim lessons this summer in Fremont.

The youngest, Kelcey, is getting ready to be a freshman at Cal State Monterey Bay. My wife and I are eagerly awaiting getting the house back to ourselves. We did take a trip to Italy to visit Hailey last April and had a great two week vacation. Visited Venice, Rome, Florence, and Padova, and spent time with family and friends in Italy. Here is a photo of all of us posing in Venice.

I also did a little travelogue for some of my lute-playing friends (one of my hobbies, still) about searching for old lute-building shops in Venice. For your amusement. Venice was beautiful and the food in Italy was great. Want to go back!

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1981
 

Hector Flores
Michael V. Drake, Ernest C. Levister, Jr., and Hector Flores were awarded $25,000 each for their leadership in increasing diversity in the health professions by the California Wellness Foundation at its fifth annual "Champions of Health Professions Diversity Award" ceremony June 11, 2007, in Los Angeles. Flores co-founded and currently serves as the medical director of the Family Care Specialists Medical Group in East Los Angeles. He also serves as co-director of the White Memorial Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program, which he established with five other Latino family physicians. The program provides young physicians with the training and skills to become excellent clinicians in shortage-area practices, to provide culturally responsive health services, and to achieve leadership positions in the medical community.

Flores was a founding member of the California Latino Medical Association. He served on the Clinton Health Care Task Force and the California Task Force on Culturally and Linguistically Competent Physicians and Dentists. He has given testimony to the California State Senate on the need to increase diversity in UC medical-training programs.

"Cultural competence is fundamentally based on the humanistic traditions of medicine," said Flores. "If we're open-minded about medicine being a lifelong learning endeavor, we need to understand that recognizing peoples' cultural identities is also a lifelong endeavor – and that sometimes our best teachers are our patients themselves."

 

Heather Folsom
Hi All! My third book (second novel) is coming out in April. It's titled Romance of Romance. Same publisher– Cadmus Editions. Still practicing psychiatry too. Best regards!

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1982
 

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S. David Nathanson
I've just published a book Ordinary Miracles. For more information, visit www.greenwood.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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1983
 

Patty Sand
Ron and I attended the Induction Ceremony for the First Year Class of the UC Davis School of Medicine where our daughter, Liz, received her stethoscope. She is the best of both of us, although we can't quite believe we are old enough to have a daughter (who wasn't even born when we were at Davis) in medical school. It was fun to see the "changes" – no grades again – and the beautiful new building in Sacramento. Ron continues half time in Palliative Care/Hospice and half time as a rural FP at a clinic on Mount Lassen. I am CMO and general pediatrics at Shasta Community Health Center in Redding. We plan to do some International Health again, now that we are empty nesters. (Our son is an undergrad at UC Davis). We will go to the Himalayas this fall for a month. We are feeling less tied down and are hoping for other adventures/challenges in the future.

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1985
 

Suzanne Nash
I continue to live in Winters, married for 22 years to my farmer husband. We have almonds, cherries, apricots and wine grapes. Our son Joshua is attending UC Santa Cruz. I continue to work at UC Davis in Employee Health Services and enjoy my practice. Now that I am working in Davis, I have re-joined Davis Aquatic Masters and have started competing. We own a vacation home in Ireland and have been going there for three weeks most summers to escape the Central Valley heat.

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1987
 

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Edward W. Taylor and Jennifer J. Abraham
We are writing our highlights together because most of our highlights involve both of us.

Jennifer finished her internal medicine residency as a third-year chief and stayed at the county hospital in Bakersfield while Bill was finishing his surgical residency. When Bill graduated, he was offered a position at the same hospital, and here we are today.

Jennifer's highlights:

  • Attended on and off in the ICU, developing the ICU rotation for the medical residents.
  • Wrote a critical care handbook for residents
  • Program director for transitional residency program
  • President of private practice group for last 15 years
  • President of Kern County Medical Society 2004
  • Delegate to CMA
  • President (Chief of Staff) KMC, 2003-2004
  • Lost lots of "baby weight" in 2004 and now career focusing on medical weight loss and medical care of pre and post bariatric surgery patients.

Bill's highlights:

  • Associate program director for Department of Surgery
  • Vice chair of department
  • Many clinical papers presented throughout the years
  • Trauma surgery
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • General surgery (everything else)
  • Developed pension plan for faculty practice group
  • Developed faculty practice plan for the hospital
  • Governor-at-large for American College of Surgery
  • Recently voted onto Board of Directors for Southern California Chapter, American College of Surgery.

The Abraham-Taylor household highlights:

  • Two wonderful boys: Daniel Abraham Taylor, born June 14, 1994 and Christopher Abraham Taylor, born Aug. 26, 1991.
  • We continue to ski as much as possible
  • Condo in Mammoth
  • Hunting, fishing, hiking and taking pictures of it all
  • Lots of travel to Africa, New Zealand, Alaska, Europe, Grand Canyon, rafting, hiking and riding the mule, Galapagos Islands and Ecuador, Yosemite (scaled Half Dome, Chris when he was 9, Jennifer just last summer), Bill and Chris scaled Mt. Whitney and Mt. Langley
  • Christopher plays football (number 44); Daniel plays soccer (number 11)
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1990
 

Katherine Gregory
I've had great fun opening my new solo gynecology practice this spring called San Francisco Gynecology, Inc. I am very excited about going paperless and using the electronic medical record in this "green" age. I even compost and recycle, but don't have a hybrid yet. Giving up obstetrics has allowed me to spend more time with my patients and practice good old-fashioned medicine taught at UC Davis. I am also enjoying more family time especially since my husband Phil and I adopted two Labrador Retrievers named Buddy and Hillie.

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1991
 

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John Lewis
The Lewis family is all healthy and doing great. No changes for me; I'm still doing retina for Kaiser in Santa Clara. I'm enclosing a picture of my family, taken at my daughter Kimi's first holy communion. From left to right: Emi, 11; Maya, 13; Kimi; 8; and Akiko holding Samuel, 2 going on 3. Blessed be God Forever!





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1994
 

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David Lin
I'm still a Family Physician in Sacramento, teaching Sutter Family Practice residents and seeing patients in the office and hospital. My office is only 2 minutes from my home! In rush hour traffic, my commute goes to 3 minutes! My children, Joshua, 10, and Matthew, 8, enjoy school as much as any child can be expected to. They love to play tennis as much as I do. Joshua is the 4th highest ranked tennis player in Northern California for his age group. I just won my tennis club's singles and doubles championships.




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Michelle Roland
Gov. Schwarzenegger appointed me in July to the position of chief of the Office of AIDS in the California Department of Public Health. I continue to live in Oakland and also have an apartment in Sacramento now. For anyone who wants to know more about the position or what I've been up to, here is a link to a nice article: http://ebar.com/news/article/php? sec=news &article =1968.




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1996
 

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Sia Daneshmand
Neda and I have been doing well in Portland, Ore. We have now been here three years, and we are both very busy with our academic practices. Neda works part time and enjoys the rest of her time with Saba who is now 3 years old. She is going to school and enjoying swimming and ballet. My practice is focused on genitourinary malignancies and urinary tract reconstruction at OHSU and Neda's practice is subspecialized in cornea and refractive surgery at the Devers Eye Institute. It's hard to believe it has been over 10 years since we graduated medical school.

 

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Jen Holden
Mike and I have been married over nine years now and have two beautiful boys—Nate will be turning 5 in November and Jack just turned 3. Mike will be teaching mechanical engineering at Cal Maritime in the fall (after 4 years at SF State) and I am part of a general pediatrics practice in Concord, Calif. I recently was ill with TTP (go figure!) but responded beautifully to plasmapheresis. The experience made me decide to cut way back on work for now. The boys will only be this little once! So, I'm working one to two days a week for now and hanging out with the kiddos. I'm enjoying it! Mike and I trained in the spring for our first triathlon (just a sprint distance!) and I have run a 1/2 marathon the past couple Octobers and am looking forward to another this November. Would love to hear from anyone –feel free to email: jen@holden.org. We live in Martinez and would love visitors!

 

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Loren Stevenson
Greetings from the Stevensons! Loren is in the third year of his job in medical informatics at the Veterans Affairs Office of Information in Salt Lake City, and continues to enjoy it a lot. Tammy still works at the University of Utah doing research part-time, and is a fulltime mommy to Calvin, who will be 3 in October, and Michelle, who just turned 1 in June. We have become more active this year; Loren has taken up Kung Fu, Tammy has gotten into racewalking, and both of us chase the children around.

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1999
 

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Holly Elgas
I am working as a locum tenens family physician. I've been working in Washington state, New Mexico and Nevada. It's a nice change of pace and no office overhead, ha ha.

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2000


Brian D. Work
Internal Medicine,
Cardiology Service Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Presbyterian Medical Center
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, PA 19104
bdwork@alum.swarthmore.edu.

 

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Agnieszka Vay
After having spent three years in a private practice in Berkeley, Agnieszka started her four-year fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Wayne State University in Michigan. Jean-Luc is still at LBNL (working remotely), Roxane is now 6 years old, starting first grade in the fall and Vincent is 3, getting ready for preschool. So far, we love Michigan, but do hope to come back to California eventually and to see everyone at the 10-year reunion.

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2001


Albert Chan
The 3-minute interview with Dr. Albert Chan, Tamara Barak, The Examiner, Aug 13, 2007, SAN FRANCISCO

The clinical instructor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, returned last week after a month-long medical mission in Afghanistan. A volunteer with Medical Teams International, Chan treated children and trained physicians at CURE Hospital in Kabul amid dire poverty, Taliban insurgency and damage inflicted by 30 years of war.

To read the rest of this article, please go to the following link: http://www.examiner.com/a-878155~The_3_minute_interview_with_Dr_Albert_Chan.html

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2004


Gina Tobalina
I graduated from Mercy/Methodist's FP program and have signed on to work at Sutter Laguna. I am engaged and plan to marry Jesse Hall in June 2008.

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