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Kenneth Baran, MD ’82, an interventional cardiologist, recently joined the Marilyn Covey Heart and Vascular Center at the Essentia Health–St. Josephs Medical Center in Brainerd, Minnesota, as part of a collaboration with the Minneapolis Heart Institute.

Neal Barnard, MD ’80, RESD ’84, FACC, adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, received the Medical Society of the District of Columbia’s Distinguished Service Award during the society’s 201st Annual Meeting and Reception.

Thomas Yetman, MD ’83, was appointed as chief executive officer for Providence Medical Group Alaska.


Sunil Budhrani, MD ’99, MPH ’99, MBA, adjunct associate professor of emergency medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has been named as the new CEO of Innovation Health, a partnership between Inova Health System and managed health care company Aetna. Budhrani has served as the chief medical officer for innovation health for the past three years and will continue in the role while also serving as CEO.

Virginia Gurley, MD, RESD ’91, MPH, was named senior vice president and chief medical officer at AxisPoint Health.

Amy Hise, MD ’96, adjunct assistant professor of pathology and international health at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, was appointed president-elect of the International Endotoxin and Innate Immunity Society.

Thu H. Le, MD ’93, BS ’89, professor of medicine at the University of Rochester, has been jointly appointed the John J. Kuiper Distinguished Professor and chief of the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine.

Ken Miller, MD ’90, PhD, has been appointed by California Gov. Jerry Brown to the Commission on Emergency Medical Services. Miller has served as medical director at the Santa Clara County Emergency Medical Services Agency since 2016.


Jeffrey Anderson, MS ’07, director of pharmacy services at Yavapai Regional Medical Center, was named fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Shabnam Shahabadi, MD ’03, BA ’99, was selected as a 2018 “Top Doc” by Washingtonian magazine.

Vijay Vanguri, MD ’03, was appointed vice chair of pathology and chief of anatomic pathology at University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, where he also serves as director of renal pathology and chief of the Division of Anatomic Pathology.


Christine Boyer, PA-C ’14, CERT ’14, with One Medical, received her HIV Specialist certification from the American Academy of HIV Medicine.

Jason Brenner, MD ’11, was appointed as a part-time lecturer in ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.

Dale Butler, MD ’12, assistant professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat “C” insignia.

Amir Meiri, MD ’15, received the Citizenship Award from the Boston University Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Tracy Mitchell, MS ’15, system administrative director for population health at CoxHealth, was selected as the 2018 Health Care Champions Administrator by the Springfield Business Journal.

Elana Neshkes, MD ’16, pediatrics resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, was appointed resident liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics Board.