Fall 2012
Class Chat

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Matthew Boulton received the Duncan Clark Award

Matthew Boulton, M.D.'87, third from left, received the Duncan Clark Award for achievement and outstanding contributions to the field of prevention and public health education.

Matthew Boulton, M.D. '87, third from left, received the Duncan Clark Award for achievement and outstanding contributions to the field of prevention and public health education. The award is presented annually by the Association for Prevention Teaching Research to those who have reached a distinguished record of achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and/or advocacy in the field of public health and prevention. Boulton holds professorial appointments in the Department of Epidemiology, the Department of Health Management and Policy and in Preventive Medicine at the School of Public Health and in the Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease Division at the University of Michigan School of Medicine.

1980s

Benjamin Rodriguez, M.D. '82, received a professional achievement award from the Nevada Alumni Association at the 2012 Homecoming Gala.

Ann Jobe, M.D. '86, received a professional achievement award from the Nevada Alumni Association at the 2012 Homecoming Gala.

John Rhodes, M.D. '88, is practicing with the K/E Centers for Advanced Medicine in Las Vegas. He is part of a medical team that maximizes practitioner training and skills to benefit the patient while using the most up-to-date science and technology in a setting that prioritizes the patient-physician relationship.

Michael C. Van Tuyl, M.D. '88, joined the Kingman Regional Medical Center in Arizona as a radiation oncologist.

1990s

Jeffrey Salomone, M.D. '90, was recently installed as the 25th President of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the largest professional society of trauma surgeons. He is an associate professor of surgery at Emory University and practices trauma and critical care surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

Marie McCormack, M.D. '92, has joined Renown Health as the medical director for the rural primary care practices. She will oversee the Renown primary care providers in Fallon, Fernley, and Silver Springs while continuing to see patients at her practice in Fernley.

2000s

Lian Shaw, M.D., Internal Medicine Residency '00, is a cardiologist with the Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash.

Javier Zayas-Bazan, M.D.'05, was named associate director at the Scottsdale Healthcare Family Medicine Residency Program in Phoenix.

Raffi Hovsepian, M.D., General Surgery Residency '06, was named a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons during the convocation ceremonies at the College's 97th annual Clinical Congress in San Francisco last April.

Susan Knowles, M.D.'06, has the joined the internal medicine department at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas. She completed internal medicine residency, chief residency, and a fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Arizona. She will take over as director of the internal medicine clerkship and will be a faculty member of the Clinical Reasoning in Medicine course.

Kiarash Noorizadeh, M.D., Ph.D., Internal Medicine Residency '08, has joined the medical staff at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins, West Virginia.

Helen Gray, M.D.'08, Family Medicine Residency '11 and her husband Bryan, welcomed baby boy Tristan Paul Gray on February 14, 2012.

2010s

Mahendran Jayaraj, M.D., Internal Medicine Residency '12, joined the University of Nevada School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine. During residency, he was selected by peers for the Barbara O'Rourke teaching award.