Class Notes

1960s

  • Gail Solomon Hecht, M.D. ’62, and Harvey L. Hecht, M.D. ’62, are retired and living in Scarsdale, NY. Their daughter, Elizabeth, graduated from Einstein in 1997 and is a professor of radiology at New York–Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Their son Jonathan is an associate professor of pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and their son Daniel is a lawyer.
  • Charles Krone, M.D. ’62, continues to practice gastroenterology at the Tucson Surgery Center, and is developing an IBS/gastro-intensive disorder wellness center there. He and his wife, Suki, along with their children and grandchildren, are “living, working and relaxing” at their homes in Tucson and Elgin, AZ.
  • Philip Paris, M.D. ’62, is retired and enjoying life in Northern California. The family-medicine specialist is also a founder of Stop Stigma Now, a volunteer group battling the stigma often attached to opioid addiction.
  • Allan Scher, M.D. ’62, enjoys his grandchildren, Riley, five, and Charlie, one and a half. Dr. Scher retired in 2003 as a radiation oncology specialist from Morristown Medical Center and is a past president of the Radiological and Oncology Societies of New Jersey.

1970s

  • Dan Lorber, M.D. ’72, is director of endocrinology and associate director of the Lang Center at New York–Presbyterian Hospital in Queens, NY. He lives in Port Washington, NY.
  • Walter Orenstein, M.D. ’72, is president of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. He also chaired the National Vaccine Advisory Committee from 2012 to 2016 and is a member of the World Health Organization Strategic Advisory Group of Experts’ working groups on polio and measles and rubella. He co-edited the seventh edition of Vaccines, a standard textbook in the field of vaccinology, which will be published later this year. His wife, Diane, recently started working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Their daughter, Eleza, works in a radiology practice in Atlanta, and their son, Evan, is a clinical informatics fellow in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Orenstein derives great joy from his two grandchildren, Aviva and Max, ages six and two.
  • Mary Flannery, M.D. ’77, specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry. In November 2014, she became “triple boarded” in pediatrics, general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. She lives in White Plains, NY, and notes that she is enjoying her six grandchildren.
  • Frank Gillingham, M.D. ’77, has retired as an emergency-room physician after serving as chief of emergency medicine and chief medical officer at Westlake Medical Center and Glendale Memorial Hospital. He is the co-founder of GeoBlue, an international medical insurance affiliate of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. He and his wife, Andrea, live in Santa Rosa Valley, CA, and have four children. Jeff is an attorney and CPA in California; Alex is a former pitcher for the Colorado Rockies and now works as an accountant; Lauren is a fifth-grade teacher in Simi Valley, CA; and Olivia is a first-year cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
  • Theodore Krontiris, M.D. ’77, of Pasadena, CA, has retired from the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, CA. This year, he and his wife, Sue, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. The couple has three daughters and two grandchildren, Nina, 13 months, and Arthur, five months.
  • Helen Muhlbauer, M.D. ’77, lives in New York and runs her own file-review business. During her 40-year career in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine, Dr. Muhlbauer served disadvantaged populations; she did some of her most rewarding work on subway platforms and in crack houses with the New York Police Department and mobile crisis teams. She worked for many years at Einstein and Columbia University and earned four teaching awards. Dr. Muhlbauer also serves as part-time medical director of the government business division of an insurance company, helping medically disadvantaged patients. She conducts telemedicine in several states, serving patients who have no direct access to medical specialists.
  • Michael Myers, M.D. ’77, specializes in weight management and lives in Huntington Beach, CA.
  • Joel Schiffenbauer, M.D. ’77, specialized in rheumatology. He is now retired and living in Gaithersburg, MD.
  • Martin Schwartz, M.D. ’77, specializes in diagnostic radiology. He lives in Pacific Palisades, CA, and is proud that his oldest daughter is considering attending Einstein.
  • Stuart Shapiro, M.D. ’77, works for the National Institutes of Health in HIV research administration and lives in Rockville, MD.
  • Marvin Snow, M.D. ’77, specializes in dermatology. He lives in Woodmere, NY, and is excited that his son, Michoel, received his M.D. /Ph.D. from Einstein this year. 
  • Joseph Weinstein, M.D. ’77, is an ophthalmologist living in Bethpage, NY. He has been included in Castle Connolly Medical’s America’s Top Doctors book. His youngest son, Marc, recently became engaged. Dr. Weinstein is also thoroughly enjoying his grandchildren: a newborn, a four-year-old and a seven-year-old.

1980s

  • Irene Grant, M.D. ’82, is a clinical assistant professor of community medicine at New York Medical College. She specializes in infectious diseases and served as moderator and keynote speaker at the 2017 Euro Global Summit on Clinical Microbiology and Mycotoxins conference in the Netherlands.
  • Kurt Nolte, M.D. ’82, specializes in forensic pathology and has served as chief medical examiner of New Mexico since 2014. His is the only statewide, academically based medical examiner’s office in the U.S. His wife, Bronwyn, is senior associate dean for faculty affairs at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Last year the couple traveled to Cuba and Japan. Their elder daughter, Cailin, 23, graduated from Boston University with a degree in music. Their younger daughter, Averill, 20, is a student at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
  • Robert Realmuto, M.D. ’82, is “semi-retired” after spending 30 years as chair of the department of emergency medicine at Orange Coast Memorial Hospital in Fountain Valley, CA, where he lives. He spends his free time enjoying his family—“and the golf course!”
  • Knut Roalsvig, M.D. ’82, founded and served as medical director of an independent group gastroenterology practice in southern New Hampshire. Dr. Roalsvig’s son, Andreas, lives in Brooklyn, NY, and is working in the film industry. His daughter, Emma, attends Johns Hopkins University and is studying English and the classics.
  • Susan Brill, M.D. ’87, is chief of adolescent medicine at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ, and a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine at Rutgers University. She was named one of Castle Connolly Medical’s “Top Doctors in Adolescent Medicine” in both 2015 and 2016. Her oldest son, Yonatan, is a software engineer and has three children. Dr. Brill’s daughter, Chaya, a speech pathologist, also has three children. Her youngest son, Binyamin, is 22 and living in Jerusalem.
  • Cary Friedman, M.D. ’87, is a psychiatrist in private practice in Cambridge, MA. He also serves as a training and supervising analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, supervises residents at Cambridge Hospital and is on staff at Mount Auburn Hospital. He has been happily married to Rick for 15 years and has “three wonderful children”: Samantha, Jeremy and Maggie.  

1990s

  • Mary Ross-Dolen, M.D. ’92,
    retired from her psychiatry practice
    to stay home with her two children: Sam, now a sophomore at Indiana University, and Hannah, a high school junior. Dr. Ross-Dolen is married to Eric Dolen, M.D. ’93, an interventional radiologist at Riverside Radiology in Columbus, OH. 

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