For six years I worked at Yale Health Plan. Two years ago, I left to join the VA Hospital in Danville, IL. I now spend 60 percent of my time teaching
inpatient and outpatient internal medicine to medical students and residents from the University of Illinois
and enjoy nearly every day. Anita and I live now in Champaign-Urbana, where she paints, volunteers at the Art Museum, and has created a glorious garden. We are beginning to settle in again. Hope things are well with all of you.
My twelve-year-old son, Tyler, was killed October 10, 2001. His 16-year-old sister was driving him to school, and they were right across from the entrance when the passenger side was hit by an out of control SUV; Ty was killed instantly, and his sister almost died as well from internal injuries but has recovered, at least from that. It's been the worst thing I could ever imagine. We pray he's at the right hand of God.
I moved to Denver after training at SMC, and fit a Master's of Science in Public Health in while raising three children. They are about "launched," the oldest daughter hoping to be accepted to med school, son David at CU Engineering, and 15-year old daughter Amy doing very well in high school. I have my Boards in Preventive Medicine. About 2-3 days a week I work as an independent contractor for large corporations doing occupational medicine, and occasionally for family law attorneys as an expert witness in medical disability/employability. I actually love my assorted jobs, and enjoy having lots of time to ski, play tennis, hike, bike, dance, work out, read, and travel. I will be taking Elizabeth to Italy for three weeks as soon as Vail closes for the season and she is done being an EMT. I know that if she does get into med school, she will be busy for the next 10 years, at least! We have no reservations, like I did in Europe two years ago!, and expect to "Rick-Steve's" it around Tuscany and possibly Provence. I have lived in the same house in Denver for 15 years, and now have sponge-painted or otherwise decorated virtually every square inch of the interior myself! I have even done Feng Shui to my home office, and, golly, it seems to be working… Life is good.
I've been an OB/GYN in private practice in Spokane for 20 years, as well as a Clinical Associate Professor for the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. Jo and I have now been married over 30 years (it is possible to be married and go to medical school), and we have four children. I recently finished a masters degree in Health Policy and Administration, and now that our youngest is graduating high school, I am examining options for the next phase of my career. I've written a novel, (as yet unpublished, but I am hopeful), and I'm working on another. I recently was awarded a Black Belt in Goju-Ryu Karate. I remember the good times, the camaraderie, and of course all the hard work and long hours of medical school. I can't say I miss the Davis summers, however. It's hard to believe it has been 25 years, but then again, I was not a father when at Davis, and now my oldest will be 25 this year as well.
Book of short stories coming out in April or May, titled "Philosophie Thinly Clothed." Will be in some bookstores, or you can order from Amazon or get updates for ordering from the publisher's website: http:\\www.cadmus-editions.com.
I've never left UC Davis, having joined the PM&R department after residency. I continue to enjoy the challenges of an academic practice, and took over as Chair of the department in 2000. Stephanie and I recently celebrated the birth of Matthew, who joins big brother Ryan (2) and Taryn (now nearly 15).
Linda C. Wilcox
Elected Chief of Staff for Mt. Diablo Medical Center in Concord, CA for the year 2002.
I am in practice as an OB/GYN with Kaiser Permanente in Roseville. I am also an Assistant Physician in Chief for the medical group. My daughter Erin, who was born during our second year of medical school is graduating from high school this spring. Ryan is attending
the local community college. Bruce is still doing photography and bird watching. I also am on the Executive Committee for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in California, where I serve as the Treasurer for the district.
I am currently practicing with the Contra Costa Health Services, working out of the Richmond Health Center. I run a clinic for Laotian patients one half day a week, and another for Vietnamese patients on a different half day. I precept the Family Practice residents in Martinez.
After 4 years in private practice in Woodland, I moved to Denver, CO in 1999. I passed my adolescent medicine boards, and have been with Denver Health and Hospitals for 2.5 years now, working in an inner city teen clinic. I supervise two high school clinics and work closely with house
staff from The Children's Hospital. I am currently enrolling teens in a study entitled "treatment of insulin resistant adolescents with meformin" which evaluates whether medication in addition to lifestyle modification may delay the development of type 2 diabetes in high risk teens. Last fall I was elected to the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Adolescent Health Executive Committee, and began a 3-year term. Most importantly of all, in May 2001, I married Eric Osborne.
Robert R. Sloan
Still on the Big Island. Moved to my new jungle waterfall home in Hilo and still practicing throughout the islands. Don't want to leave, even for vacations. Still enjoying surfing, hiking, skiing, dancing and being with my 6-year-old daughter. Will work as physician for Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
After completing a residency in Family Practice at Santa Rosa, I did a fellowship in obstetric in Rochester, New York, practiced in rural Idaho for three years, then went to the UK to learn Tropical Medicine through the Liverpool School of Trop Med. Since January 2000, I've been working in Botswana in southern Africa in the middle of the HIV/AIDS epidemic caring for HIV positive women and their children who are taking part in a Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission program. I've been involved in clinical research here looking at infant feeding methods for mothers with HIV and a drug trial as well. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'd love to hear from classmates.
Kids, mortgages, medical politics — the whole disaster — but loving it, especially after daily mountain biking! Peace and good times.
Hi Gang, living here in Sacramento with wife Kristin and 2-year-old daughter Erin. Would love to see lots of people this June for our 10-year reunion! Give us a ring to let us know you're well.
Charlie Espy IV
Hi, I have 4-year-old son, Tristan, and a daughter should "be here in the next couple weeks-Amber." Working at Sacramento
County Department of Health and Human Services. Will probably never leave Sacramento.
Arun K. Gadre
After 2-year neurotology fellowship was appointed Director of Otology at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Currently at UTMB Galveston as Director of Otology and Neurotology. Two children — Samir is 6 and Sonia is 4. Wife Swarupa is a Pathology resident
at UTMB Galveston.
I am a family physician in Portland, Oregon.
Our second child, Kevin was born on December 2nd, 2001. His sister, Carina is now 14 months old. Yes we are sleep deprived, but enjoying every waking minute. I will start my fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at UCSF/Stanford in July 2002.
Having survived residency and now able to sleep normally again. Working happily in a small OB/GYN group, part of larger multispecialty group. My children are now grown and leaving home variously, but return. I am glad I survived. Happy to hear from others!
Resident in the combined Family Practice and Medical Informatics program at UC Davis Medical Center. I am also working on an additional masters degree in Medical Informatics at UC Davis.