’ 45 MD—William C. Robbins, of Mount
Dora, FL, June 4, 2016; rheumatologist; clinical
associate professor emeritus of medicine at WCM;
affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery, New
York Hospital, and the Rockefeller Institute and
University Hospital; US Navy officer.
’47 MD—Charles “Mickey” LeMaistre
of Houston, TX, January 28, 2017; served as
chancellor of the University of Texas System,
president of the University of Texas MD Anderson
Cancer Center, and president of the American
Cancer Society; former chief resident in medicine
at New York Hospital and assistant professor of
medicine at WCM; winner of numerous honors
including the NASA Distinguished Public Service
Medal; appointed by President Kennedy to the
Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health;
tireless advocate for cancer prevention, treatment,
and research; veteran of the U.S. Army and
Public Health Service.
’53 MD—Aaron Ganz, of Boca Raton,
FL, February 3, 2017; internist; founded South
Shore Internal Medicine Associates; chess player;
painter; sculptor; horticulturist; ardent supporter
of civil rights and liberal causes.
’55 MD—Ronald S. Romig, of Pinehurst,
NC, January 25, 2017; general surgeon; staff
member of Reading Hospital and Medical Center;
US Air Force veteran; outdoorsman; fly fisherman;
active in professional affairs.
’57 MD—Max J. Kartchner, of Benson,
AZ, December 24, 2016; anesthesiologist; worked
primarily at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tucson, AZ;
also operated the Kartchner Clinic/Benson
Hospital; provided anesthesia for hundreds of
surgeries performed by his twin, Mark, a surgeon,
for the underprivileged in Bolivia and Nicaragua;
served LDS medical missions with his wife, Dona,
in Central America and Chile; cattle rancher;
avid reader of westerns; active in community,
professional, and religious affairs.
board-certified pediatrician at Cole Memorial
Medical Group, was named a “Community Star”
by the National Organization of State Offices of
Rural Health, which acknowledged outstanding
rural healthcare leaders and providers on
National Rural Health Day.
David Rosenberg, MD ’93: “Our
daughter, Alexandra, was accepted into Cornell
University and will be part of the Class of 2021.”
Marie Jhin, MD ’94, a board certified
dermatologist and author of Asian Beauty
Secrets, married Erik Lassila in Cabo, Mexico, in
December 2016, with Jeanie Leddon, MD
’96, in attendance. Their lives are full, with now
five children together.
Rebekah Gee, MD ’02, was named the
Secretary of Health and Hospitals for the State
of Louisiana in January 2016. She oversees the
expansion of Louisiana’s Medicaid program,
which will allow as many as 300,000 working
poor access to health insurance. Gee, who was
the state’s Medicaid medical director, also served
as a professor of health policy and management
in obstetrics and gynecology at LSU.
Ben Angarita, MD ’10: “I finished my
child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at
Mount Sinai and moved to the Upper West Side.
I am in full-time private practice as a therapist in
the Upper East Side and am an assistant clinical
professor of medical education and psychiatry
at Mount Sinai.”
Rebecca Jones, PhD ’ 11, is an assistant
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Katherine Heyman Saunders, MD
’ 11, finished her obesity medicine fellowship
with Dr. Louis Aronne and joined the Comprehensive Weight Control Center at WCM. She
specializes in the care of patients with obesity
and weight-related medical complications.
She enjoys teaching WCM medical students as
an MS1 preceptor and mentoring students
through a variety of programs such as LEAP,
Heart-to-Heart, and the Women in Medicine
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