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David J. Singer, M.D. ’64, UM/Jackson Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship ’70, was chief of surgery at Aspen Valley Hospital and medical director of the Eye Care Institute of Aspen before retiring in 2008. He lives in Aspen, Colorado.

Robert Vernon Wallace, M.D. ’67, was a solo practitioner at Lehigh Regional Medical Center in Lehigh Acres, Florida, before retiring in 2006.

Michael M. Raskin, M.D. ’69, M.P.H., M.B.A., J.D., president and CEO at Imaging Consulting Services in Tamarac, Florida, says he is living the dream.

Cappy Rothman, M.D. ’69, was a pioneer in the field of andrology and helped start the California Cryobank, the world’s largest sperm bank. He performed the first postmortem sperm retrieval in 1979, which resulted in the first birth in 1999. He recently published God of Sperm and is retired and living in Los Angeles.

Stephen P. Rosenthal, M.D. ’71, UM/Jackson Radiology/Nuclear Medicine Resident ’75 UM/Jackson Nuclear Medicine Fellow ’75, was a nuclear medicine physician with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Miami before retiring in 2017.

William Albert Cates Greene Jr., M.D. ’72, UM/Jackson Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident ’85, is the medical director at Lakeshore Tubal Reversal Center in Gainesville, Georgia. In 2010, his peer-reviewed article, “Suture management technique for tubotubal anastomosis of the fallopian tube,” was published in Surgical Technology International.

Cecil B Ferguson III, M.D. ’74, UM/Jackson Internal Medicine Resident ’77, was clinical health officer for the Mississippi State Department of Health. After retiring in 2002, he earned a master’s degree in biblical studies from the Reformed Theological Seminary.

Alan Matarasso, M.D. ’79, is a clinical professor of surgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Hempstead, New York. He was on the admissions committee at the Miller School and is currently on the President’s Council at UM. He is a recent past president of the American Society of Plastic Surgery and currently vice president of development for the Plastic Surgery Foundation.

Robert Wirth, M.D. ’80, was in private practice in internal medicine at the Corvallis Clinic at North Albany in Oregon before retiring this year. His daughter, Ashley Wirth, is a fourth-year medical student at Oregon Health & Science University.

Larry Wilson Anthony, M.D., UM/Jackson Family Medicine Resident ’82, was medical director of the Savannah VA Outpatient Clinic in Savannah, Tennessee. In 2000, he received the Fellowship Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians. He recently retired and lives in Memphis, Tennessee.

Mario A. Diaz, M.D., UM/Jackson Anesthesiology Resident ’83, was an anesthesiologist attending at New Life Plastic Surgery in Miami before retiring in 2017. He lives in Sharpsburg, Georgia.

Keith Sheldon Hechtman, M.D. ’83, UM/Jackson Orthopaedic Surgery Resident ’88, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellow ’89, is an orthopaedic surgeon with Baptist Health Orthopedic Care and a member of Baptist Health Medical Group in Miami.

David Frederick Frankel, M.D. ’86, UM/Jackson Dermatology Resident ’88, was on staff at Sansum Clinic in Santa Barbara, California, before retiring in 2010. He is living in Miami Beach, Florida.

Adam S. Bright, M.D. ’90, is an orthopaedic surgeon at Schofield, Hand, and Bright Orthopaedics in Sarasota, Florida. Earlier this year, he completed the Boston Marathon for the 16th time in a row and moved to a 30-acre farm with chickens, horses and cows.

Babette J. (Mitchell) Harrell, M.D. ’90, was a women’s health physician at the Veterans Administration in Birmingham, Alabama. After retiring in 2011, she built a new home in Florida and took a cruise to Alaska.

Amy A Griswold, M.D. ’91, UM/Jackson Anesthesiology Resident ’95, owner/medical director of the Center for Men’s Health in Pinellas Park, Florida, says life is good and she has no plans to retire.

Ana Ceide Hodges, M.D. ’92, owner of Legacy Pediatrics and Pediatric After Hours Care of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and medical director of the physician assistant program at Methodist University, is married to Michael C. Hodges, M.D. ’93.

Cambize Shahrdar, M.D. ’97, is an orthopaedic surgeon at Willis-Knighton Health System and Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Gauri Agarwal, M.D.,’00, was named a 2023 Gold Humanism Scholar at the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators. At the Miller School, Dr. Agarwal is developing a curriculum for medical and nursing students utilizing humanities to cultivate empathy by addressing key applications and limitations of artificial intelligence in clinical practice.

Amie Kawasaki, M.D. ’05, is the medical director and urogynecology fellowship program director at Duke Urogynecology in Durham, North Carolina.

Arturo Martinez Riviera, M.D. ’06, UM/Jackson Internal Medicine Resident ’09, is a hospitalist at Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor, Florida.

Emmanuel Thomas, M.D. ’07, Ph.D., is the medical director and urogynecology fellowship program director at Duke Urogynecology in Durham, North Carolina.

Michelle A Ferreira, D.O., UM/Jackson Neurology Resident ’11, is the owner of Neurology Specialists of Florida in Coconut Creek.

Thomas J. Painter, M.D. ’11, is director of acute care surgery at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center in Virginia.

Alberto J. Sabucedo, M.D., Ph.D., UM/Jackson Nephrology and Hypertension Fellow ’16, vice chief of medicine in the Department of Medicine at AdventHealth in Sebring, Florida, received the Rose Award in 2022 and 2023.

Bianca (Barrionuevo) Soto, M.D. ’17, is a pediatrician at Gables Pediatrics in Miami. In April 2023, she and her husband welcomed a baby girl, Celine.

Victoria Brennan Saturnino, M.D. ’20, M.P.H., PGY-1 pediatrics resident at Children’s Hospital of Savannah in Georgia, is pursuing a dual board.

Alison Ohringer, M.D. ’23, is a medicine resident at the University of California, San Francisco.


Carol Elaine Rose, M.D. ’78, passed away on October 16; she was 82. Dr. Rose was a rarity when she entered medical school — 33 years old, a mother and one of only eight women in her class of 100 students. Her fellow students affectionately called her “Mama Rose.” She completed her residency at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh and became an anesthesiologist, practicing for three decades at a number of Pittsburgh area hospitals. She was also the first female president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, president of the Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists and was appointed to serve on the state Board of Medicine. Those who wish to remember her may make a donation to The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, 400 Winding Creek Blvd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17050.

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