Spring 2015
Class Chat

synapse: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

William SchofieldSchofield remembered

William Schofield, M.D. '86, left, passed away on July 19, 2014 at the age of 54. Raised in Las Vegas and Hiko, Nevada, he established an internal medicine practice in Henderson.

He was generous with his time and recently spent an evening at the medical school’s campus in Las Vegas offering advice and answering questions from students regarding the realities and challenges of entering medical practice.


Peter Fenwick, M.D. '76 is retiring from practicing medicine after 48 years. A preceptor since 1981, he is a recipient of the Thomas J. Scully Praeceptor Carissimus Award.

Kim Eagle, M.D. '77 was named editor of acc.org. Eagle has served on the editorial board of cardiosource.org, the college’s web portal, for the past six years as an associate editor of the Journal Scan feature.

Denise McKee, M.D. '81 joined South Lyon Medical Center’s Physicians Clinic.

Robin Titus, M.D. '81 was elected Nevada District 38 assemblywoman and assigned to the ways and means committee. She was named vice chair of the assembly health and human services committee and chair of the natural resources, agriculture and mining committee.

James DiNapoli, M.D. Internal Medicine Resident '84 passed away in March 2014 after battling pancreatic cancer.

Georgianna Duxbury, M.D. '85 joined St. Mary’s Medical Group’s Pringle Way office.

Daniel O. Wyman, M.D. '85, MPH joined Pruitt-Health in Norcross, Georgia as chief medical officer.

Philippe Bishop, M.D. '93 joined Gilead Sciences as senior vice president, hematology and oncology therapeutics. He was previously with Genentech since 2007.

Douglas Debenham, M.D. '94 announced plans to build the new Northeastern Nevada Radiation Oncology Center in Elko.

Deborah Sogge-Kermani, M.D. '95 joined the tribal health department medical staff and serves as staff physician and medical director at St. Ignatius Tribal Health Department Clinic in Arlee, Montana.

Dulynn Hastings, M.D. '98 joined Nanton Community Health Centre in Alberta, Canada. He is board certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Travis Kieckbusch, M.D. '98, a founder and owner of Great Basin Orthopaedics in Reno, participated in a Las Vegas symposium on the management and care of injuries suffered by rodeo cowboys.

Wade W. Kang, M.D., Internal Medicine Resident '03 joined Bronson HealthCare Midwest Vascular and Endovascular Surgery in Kalamazoo, Mich. He is board certified in general and vascular surgery and has a subspecialty certification in vascular and endovascular surgery.

Jacob Skinner, M.D. '05 joined Women’s Health Associates of Southern Nevada.

Alison Ganong, M.D. '06 joined Tahoe Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

Jennifer Saline, M.D. '07 has served as assistant professor and chief of mammography and breast imaging at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, following a clinical fellowship in breast imaging at the University of California, San Francisco.

Aaron Dickens, M.D. '08 joined Great Basin Orthopaedics in Reno. Dickens specializes in orthopaedic trauma and fracture care. He completed a fellowship in orthopaedic traumatology at the University of California, San Diego.

Allisa Rivara, M.D. '08 joined St. Mary’s Medical Group’s Bell Street location in Reno.

Whitney Hovenic, M.D. '08 joined Skin Cancer and Dermatology Institute in Reno. She completed a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and extensive training in lasers and cosmetic dermatology at the University of California, Irvine.

Derek Covington, M.D. '11 is a fellow in undersea and hyperbaric medicine at University of California, San Diego.

Muhammad Rizvi, M.D., Medical Oncology Fellow '13 joined Cape Regional Medical Center in New Jersey.