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Hope T. Jackson, MD ’09, RESD ’16, CERT ’14

Hope T. Jackson, MD ’09, RESD ’16, CERT ’14, Minimally Invasive Surgery Foregut/Bariatric Surgery Fellow, University of Washington Medical Center, was selected to the 2017 class of 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health. The select group, chosen by the National Minority Quality Forum, represents the next generation of thought leaders in reducing health disparities.

“Our country needs new leaders to fulfill the dream of eliminating health disparities in a generation,” said Congresswoman Robin Kelly, PhD, Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust chair. “Fresh ideas and new approaches are needed to decrease health inequalities for minority communities currently suffering from poor access to quality health care.”

Vanila M. Singh, MD ’97, MACM, was named chief medical officer for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In that capacity, Singh will serve as the primary medical advisor to the assistant secretary for health on the development and implementation of HHS-wide public health policy recommendations. For the past 13 years, she has served as a clinical associate professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, at Stanford University School of Medicine.

1970s
Christine Edry Seidman, MD ’78, received the 2017 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Distinguished Medical Alumni Award from her residency alma mater. Seidman serves as the Thomas W. Smith Professor of Medicine and Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and a senior associate member of the Broad Institute.

Susan H. Senft, MD ’79, FRCOphth, FAAO, board certified ophthalmologist, was recently featured in the International Association of Health Care Professionals (IAHCP) publication The Leading Physicians of the World. Physicians are nominated by IAHCP on the basis of data collected from a variety of different resources, such as medical affiliations and consumer reviews.

1980s
Neal Barnard, MD ’80, RESD ’84, FACC, adjunct associate professor of medicine at SMHS, presented a lecture on music’s effects on the brain, at the Historic Fargo Theatre in July.

Mary F. Campagnolo, MD ’82, MBA, BS ’78, was recognized for the eighth consecutive year as a Top Doctor for 2017 by Inside Jersey. Campagnolo also served as a New Jersey delegate at the 2017 Congress of Delegates at the American Academy of Family Physicians, and as a delegate to the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates meeting in 2017.

Timothy Carman, MD ’89, was named to the 2017 Board of Directors for the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS) and the 2017 ABHRS Ethics Committee. Carman also serves as faculty member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.

Jeffrey Gorodetsky, MD ’87, primary care physician, joined the SMG New England Family Practice of Andover, Massachusetts.

1990s
Harlan Dorey, MD ’99, was appointed chief medical officer at the Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River in October 2017.

Matthew Feinsod, MD ’96, board-certified ophthalmologist, was recently named interim chief medical officer for biotechnology company Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation.

David Laughrun, MD ’90, joined the faculty of the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in July 2017 as assistant professor of clinical medicine with an emphasis on adult congenital heart disease.

Stephan I. Lee, MD ’98, was recently promoted to clinical professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of California – San Francisco School of Medicine.

2000s
Lisa Laws, MS ’08, recently joined Duke Clinical Research Institute as an audit coordinator in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Services, supporting investigators in identifying regulatory requirements.

2010s
Sylvia Gonsahn-Bollie, MD ’10, RESD ’13, received her diplomate certification from the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Gonsahn-Bollie practices in Richmond, Virginia, at West End Internal Medicine, a Bon Secours Medical Group.

Daniel Gerscovich, MD, RESD ’16, recently joined Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he will serve as a total joint specialist employing operative and non-operative treatments for all joint conditions. Previously, Gerscovich completed a fellowship in joint reconstruction at the Anderson Clinic.

Kerry Kennedy Townsend, MSIII, published the op-ed piece “A Medical Student’s Perspective on Medicaid,” in the July 26 edition of the Huffington Post.