S T A N F O R D M E D I C I N E
Volume 16 Number 3, SPRING 1999
C L A S S N O T E S
J. MAYFIELD HARRIS, '49, who is still practicing "full-half time" orthopedics in Los Altos, notes: "Oddly enough I still enjoy it. Even with HMOs, PPOs, etc."
THEODORE LORING, '46, writes to inform us of the death of Robert Treadwell ('40) in November. In his note, he includes the interesting fact that in World War II the Stanford Unit / 59th Evacuation Hospital Service of (Gen. George S.) Patton's 7th Army had three Stanford graduates from Humboldt County, Bob Treadwell and Chuck Schwartz ('38) and Joe Walsh ('42). He adds: "The reunion in May looks like a very interesting program change. Hope to see you then. Sorry to hear about Roy Cohn."
MARTIN C. JOHNSON, '59, sends his "regards to all." He writes: "After 30 years of private practice as a pediatric neurosurgeon, I have retired. I miss the kids and the surgery, but not the politics and the insurance problems. I am looking around for a new career."
PETER G. BOURNE, '69 (resident and a University alumnus), has been appointed vice chancellor of St. George's University, Grenada, W.I., as of last summer. During his career, he served as a special assistant to President Carter and as an assistant secretary general of the United Nations. He also served in Vietnam as head of the Army's psychiatric research team. His work on the psychological and physiological aspects of combat stress is considered a classic in the field of psycho-endocrinology. He has held faculty posts at Emory and Harvard universities, in addition to St. George's, where he chaired the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine before his appointment as vice chancellor. He served on the jury for the Lasker Awards in the areas of health and biomedical research. Bourne authored two full-length biographies: Fidel: A Biography of Fidel Castro (Dodd, Mead and Co., 1986) and Jimmy Carter: A Comprehensive Biography from Plains to Post-Presidency (Scribners/Simon and Schuster, 1997). His leisure interests include running (he has completed 15 marathons), gardening, fly fishing and farming llamas, bison and red deer in Wales, UK.
Bourne was born and grew up in Oxford, England, and he is a member of the Royal Society of Medicine.
WILLIAM SAGE, '88 (also a Law School alumnus), is an associate professor at Columbia Law School. He received, with Peter J. Hammer, PhD, of the University of Michigan, an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the largest U.S. foundation devoted to health care. The award will finance two years of research on a project called "Competing on Quality of Care: Comparing Antitrust Law to Market Reality." After receiving his Stanford medical and law degrees simultaneously in 1988, he interned at Mercy Hospital in San Diego and went on to a residency in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins. He practiced law for three years in the corporate department of O'Melveny & Meyers in Los Angeles. In 1995 he joined Columbia Law School, where he teaches Health Law, Public Policy and Theories of Regulation and Comparative Professionalism.
PAUL FRIEDMAN, '90, is on staff at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., as an electrophysiologist. "Recently Paul was named co-director of the cardiology program at Mayo. He runs into Stanford alumni occasionally when they pass through to do a fellowship. He would be embarrassed to know I sent this," his wife, Vicki, writes.
DAVIDA GROSSMAN, '94, completed her residency at Duke University Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology and recently joined West Jersey Anesthesia Associates in Voorhees, N.J. She is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the International Anesthesia Research Society and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia.
ANDREA HORVATH-LINK, '94, AND RICHARD LINK, '97, (MD/PHD) send this update: "In 1997, we moved to Houston, Texas, where Rich started his residency in urology at Baylor. I joined a pediatrics group closely affiliated with Baylor. We are the proud parents of Kyra Michaela, who just turned one. We'd love to hear from any of our old classmates."
KALPANA (ROSE) M. KUMAR '90, (resident), with husband Scott Woodley, PhD, has founded Integrative Health Systems Inc., of which he is the president and she is CEO. They consult with medical and non-medical organizations to set up integrative health care models that measure cost savings and health outcomes, both objective and subjective. A large component of the model involves stress management, including yoga, chi gong, mindfulness meditation, health education, group support and creative pursuits, nutrition and ecological education and awareness and the effects on health and well-being. An integration of conventional medicine is an important component of the model. "So far our data has been very positive and we plan to publish our results in the near future," she writes.
Foon P. Chin, MD, A PIONEERING INTERNIST AND DEDICATED FAMILY PHYSICIAN IN THE CHINATOWN COMMUNITY OF SAN FRANCISCO, DIED FEBRUARY 26. Chin, class of 1946, served the Chinatown community for more than 53 years and was a benefactor of San Francisco's Chinese Hospital throughout his professional career.
The family requests that anyone wishing to make a gift in his memory send it to Chinese Hospital, 845 Jackson St., San Francisco, Calif. 94133.
George Bernard Robson, MD, A STANFORD CLINICAL PROFESSOR EMERITUS, DIED JAN. 16, OF PNEUMONIA AT THE AGE OF 89.
During his long association with Stanford School of Medicine, Robson, class of 1934, held several leadership positions in the 1950s, including acting assistant dean and associate dean for academic affairs. He also served on the committees that evaluated the Medical School facilities in San Francisco and guided the 1959 move to the Palo Alto campus.
Robson received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Stanford. After his clinical training he worked in the diabetes and endocrine clinics at Stanford and as part-time epidemiologist with the Department of Public Health, San Francisco.
During World War II, Robson, who achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, served at Winter General Hospital in Topeka, Kan., and at Fort Riley, Kan., as well as in the Philippines and Japan.
In the course of his medical career, he was president of Lane Medical Society, chairman of the medical advisory board for the San Francisco Visiting Nurses Association and a member of the Board of Governors and also president of the Stanford Medical Alumni Association. He practiced internal medicine in San Francisco until his retirement in 1986.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Stanford School of Medicine, Office of Medical Development, 770 Welch Rd. #400, Palo Alto, Calif. 94304.
Robert N. Treadwell, MD, DIED NOV. 25, 1998, AT THE AGE OF 86. HE WAS A RESIDENT OF FORTUNA, CALIF.
Treadwell received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Indiana University in 1934, after which he and his twin brother, Richard, came to California to attend Stanford School of Medicine, obtaining their medical degrees here in 1940.
Treadwell completed a one-year house officership at San Francisco General Hospital in June 1941 and continued his studies in medicine at Stanislaus County Hospital in Modesto. In April 1942 he joined the U.S. Army and attained the rank of captain as a member of the Stanford Unit / 59th Evacuation Hospital Service in the EuropeanAfrican Mideastern Theater. Following demobilization from the Army in 1945, he continued his studies as a surgical resident at Stanislaus County Hospital.
In 1947 he joined Scotia Hospital, Scotia, Calif., as a staff physician. Except for a brief return to Modesto to establish a group general practice with his brother, he practiced in general medicine in the ScotiaRio Dell area until his retirement in 1987 at the age of 75.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Humboldt Inc., 2010 Myrtle Ave., Eureka, Calif. 95501.