Dan Stultz (M.D., '75) will become the president and chief executive officer of the Texas Hospital Association (THA), effective Jan. 1, 2007. He succeeds Richard Bettis, who has served as THA president and chief executive officer since 2001. Dan is currently chief executive officer of Shannon Health System in San Angelo – a position he has held since 1999. Founded in 1930, THA is the state's largest hospital association, representing more than 85 percent of the hospitals and health systems in Texas. Dan previously served as the association's board chair in 2004-2005. A 10-member search committee of THA leaders spent 11 months conducting a nationwide search for the organization's new leader.
Larry Grissom (M.D., '78, R '82) is presidentelect of the Texas Radiological Society for the term 2006-2007. The Texas Radiological Society is the Texas chapter of the American College of Radiology. The Texas chapter has more than 2,000 members. Larry and his wife, Julia, have three sons, Austin, 21; Aaron, 16; and Alexander, 9.
Wiley "Chip" Souba Jr. (M.D., '78, R '86) was appointed by Fred Sanfilippo, M.D., Ph.D., senior vice president and executive dean for health sciences and chief executive officer of the Ohio State University Medical Center, as the next dean of the Ohio State University College of Medicine, effective Aug. 14. Chip previously was chair of surgery at Penn State's College of Medicine and holder of the John A. and Marian T. Waldhausen Professorship in surgery. He also was surgeon-in-chief at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and director of the Penn State Hershey Center for Leadership Development. His career encompasses years of clinical practice as a surgical oncologist, 18 years of continuous federal research funding, and nationally recognized expertise in academic medical leadership.
Erica Swegler (M.D., '83) was named the Texas Family Physician of the Year by the Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP) during its 57th Annual Session and Scientific Assembly in Frisco July 21. Each year, extraordinary family physicians throughout Texas are nominated by their patients, peers, and colleagues to be distinguished as the Texas Family Physician of the Year. Erica is a partner with North Hills Family Medicine, P.A., and she has worked in its Keller office for the last 10 years. Criteria for the TAFP Physician of the Year Award requires that candidates are compassionately dedicated to their patients, are active in their communities, and that they provide a credible, invaluable role model as a professional in the science and art of medicine.
Kevin Smith (M.D., '86, R '91) appeared in the September 2006 issue of Esquire magazine as one of five candidates for the title "The Best Dressed Real Man in America." Competitions were held in 10 U.S. cities, and 2,300 contestants registered on www.esquire.com. Kevin is a facial plastic surgeon and the medical director of the Smith Cosmetic Surgery Center in Houston.
Margie Viscardi (M.D., '91) reports that she moved her practice to Austin after the birth of her fifth child, Nicholas William Mahoney born June 20, 2005. She now has four boys and one girl. She also has embarked on a new business called MediBella, which does microdermabrasions and hair removal and invites her fellow alumni to come in for a professional discount!
Daniel Carrasco (M.D., '98) has joined the Dermatological Association of Texas in its newly expanded Texas Medical Center location. In the last four years, Daniel has presented 12 posters at the American Academy of Dermatology, published more than 20 scientific manuscripts in medical journals, and written three book chapters. He has extensive training in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.
Aimee Coker (M.D., '99, R '02) and her husband, Christopher, are happy to announce the birth of Nicholas Brian born May 25, 2006. Nicholas joins big brother Bailey, 3. Aimee is in full-time family practice in Glen Rose.
Mark Greenwell (M.D., '99) was profiled in the Quincy Herald Whig, a newspaper of Quincy, Ill., about his new practice at the Hannibal Clinic. Mark's role is noteworthy because it is the first time a nephrologist, has practiced in Northeast Missouri. He will see patients at the Hannibal Clinic, as well as at the Blessing Dialysis Center in Hannibal. Mark is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.
Shama Rasheed (M.D., '99, R '02, '04) has joined Devereux Outpatient Services in League City as a staff psychiatrist. As part of the medical staff at Devereux Texas Treatment Network, Shama specializes in providing diagnostic and treatment services to children, adolescents, and adults experiencing a wide range of behavioral, emotional, developmental, and drug- and alcohol-related problems. She also provides psychiatric evaluations, as well as medication evaluations and management in the outpatient clinic. She is board certified in general psychiatry and board eligible in child and adolescent psychiatry.
Kara Liebling Kahan (M.D., '00, R '03, '05) has joined Devereux Outpatient Services in League City as a staff psychiatrist. As part of the medical staff at Devereux Texas Treatment Network, Kara specializes in providing diagnostic and treatment services to children, adolescents, and adults experiencing a wide range of behavioral, emotional, developmental, and drug- and alcohol-related problems. She also provides psychiatric evaluations, as well as medication evaluations and management in the outpatient clinic. She is board certified in general psychiatry and board eligible in child and adolescent psychiatry.
Jennifer Emmett (M.D., '00) was listed incorrectly with the class of 2002 in the Class Notes section of the Spring 2006 issue of UTHouston Medicine magazine. She graduated from the Medical School in 2000. Jennifer joined Denver Health's Community Health Services and completed her residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
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