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Summer 2003 Issue
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CLASS NOTES

1972

David Freeto
I am still practicing Gastroenterology in Napa, Calif. My wife Cathy completed her master's in counseling and works as the freshman class counselor at the local catholic high school. One twin son, Brian, is an orthopaedics resident in Milwaukee. Michael is finishing his M.D. degree in St. Louis and is planning to take an ophthalmology residency. Daughter Jill is heading to Quito to work in a clinic after finishing her MCAT.
 

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1973

Bruce Beaton
"BAB says Hi"
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1975

A. Elizabeth Warren
Closed my neurology practice in 1994, have been a plasma center physician ever since, and six years tax professional at H&R Block. Grandma of a 2 1/2 year old grandson and one more on the way!
 

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1985

Sandra Reed
Greetings from our nation's capital. I am currently working at the Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery as the Director for Expeditionary Medicine. My responsibility is to coordinate policy, resources, personnel and training for all medical care provided to the Marine Corps. The last year has been very busy. We collected the "lessons learned" from our military operations in Afghanistan and worked to improve the care we provide to wounded Marines in "ev'ry clime and place." The results of this activity came together as we fielded new technologies in Operation Iraqi Freedom. One of these was the Forward Resuscitative Surgical System. This is a highly mobile, light-weight unit which deploys to the farthest forward edges of the battlefield to provide immediate life and limb saving surgery on wounded Marines. You may have seen this in action if you watched Sanjay Gupta reporting from CNN on the "devil docs" (Navy physicians and corpsmen assigned to the Marines). We also changed the way in which we resusci- tate hemorrhage on the battlefield. Since the only assets available to corpsmen are those they can carry, we switched from using crystalloid to colloid to get more bang for the buck with regard to the weight carried. We provided each Marine with a new individual first aid kit containing "one-handed" pressure dressings and tourniquets. The kit also contains a new burn dressing and QuikClot, a hemostatic agent that was approved by the FDA just last year. As the troops come home, initial reports are that the new innovations did what we hoped— they saved lives. I have seen the results in the Intensive Care Unit at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, where I keep my clinical skills current by rounding each week with the residents. It has been very professionally satisfying and I am constantly reminded how grateful I am to UC Davis for making it all possible. For those of you who have been so supportive of the military over the past few months, there are not enough words of thanks.
 

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1988

J. Eric Gordon
Five kids now, 2 boys and 3 girls. Ages now range from 5 to 15. Completed residency in Omaha, Nebraska and came to St. Louis for Pediatric Orthopaedic fellowship Have now been at Washington University for 9 years and we all love St. Louis. Recently have made two educational trips to Baku, Azerbaijan to teach at the State University and have very much come to love international medical education.
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Tanya Mayfield
I have been married for the last ten years and have two wonderful daughters, Jessica, age 9, and Madeline, age 6. So I stay very busy: working part time in my general pediatric practice, volunteering in my daughters' classes, being a Girl Scout leader (that is a full-time job!!), and shuttling my kids to numerous activities.
 

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1992

Jim Heid
Practicing family practice with obstetrics in Vancouver, Wash., since October 2000. Three children, involved in Boy Scouts with my two sons. Avid hiker.
 

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1993

Kristen Burke
Significant events: After finishing residency in Family Practice and a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, both at UC Davis, we settled into life in Folsom. We now have two great kids, Jared, 6 and Danielle, 12. Gary still works as an air traffic controller, now at the Northern California Radar Approach Facility. I am in private practice in Folsom and recruited an associate to join me last summer. We just moved into a beautiful new office and have added laser cosmetic services and an aesthetician to our practice. I am also one of the team physicians for Folsom High School and have a lot of fun working with them. Life is good!
 
Stanley DeTurris
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Carolina Vazquez
Hello everyone, How are you? I am doing great. I spent two years travelling after completing a Family Practice residency. Then I returned to LA (where else), bought a home and had some lousy jobs! Three years ago, I joined the Hoag Hospital Community Medicine Department. I am medical director at a free clinic in Costa Mesa, Calif. I absolutely love my job!! It is incredibly rewarding. We give free services to needy patients. Plus my office is exactly one mile from the beach. Who could want more? I'm single by design. I still travel alot, started gardening and I've become season ticket holder to most live theaters in LA. The Lakers are next. I hope you're all following your dreams. Take care.
 

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1997

Saad Shaikh
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1998

Reyneiro Castro
Hi all. Finished pediatrics at Martin Luther King Medical Center. Just started Allergy and Immunology at UCLA. Married my beautiful wife, Diana, November 2002. Hope everyone is well.
 
 
Lien Luong
After graduating medical school, I went to Contra Costa Regional Medical Center for my Family Practice Residency and then I started working. I did travel to Vietnam and Hong Kong for a month in April 2001. I would love to hear from my classmates from 1997.
 
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2000

Kelly Culwell
I'm finishing my third year of residency at UC San Diego in OB/GYN and have been selected to be an administrative chief resident for the 2003-04 academic year.
 
 
Nathanael Horne
I am going to be doing a two-year Allergy and Immunology fellowship at Nassau University Medical Center/ SUNY Stony Brook, N.Y. starting in July 2003 and I am moving to Brooklyn, N.Y. next month.
 
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2001

Christine Bixby
In second year of residency and surviving! I just signed on for a neonatol-ogy fellowship at Harbor UCLA and Children's Orange County.

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