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Class notes

June 21, 2013
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Doran A. Farnum, DO, ’36, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., celebrated his 100th birthday Nov. 6, 2012. He also was featured in The Orange County Register in the article “Nearing 100, doctor is still in,” which highlighted his long, successful career. ATSU honored him with a birthday surprise at its Missouri campus Founder’s Day event in October.


Kenneth E. Murray, DO, ’58, was the guest of honor at a ceremony held Oct. 20, 2012, for the 1959 intern class of Lansing General Hospital. The ceremony celebrated the opening of the Lansing General time capsule, a secret locked away for the past 54 years.


Sheldon Sirota, DO, FACOS, ’62, was awarded the President’s Citation at the American Osteopathic Association’s House of Delegates meeting in Chicago.

The American Osteopathic Association selected David W. Smith, DO, ’62, as one of its Great Pioneers in Osteopathic Medicine. Part of its Greatness Campaign, the AOA recognizes members who have made pioneering differences in the profession. Dr. Smith and other members of the Great Pioneer class of 2012 were inducted July 20, 2012.

Dr. Smith’s accomplishments include being the first to complete total joint implants in Stark County, Ohio, founding the first bone bank there, and installing the first clean air system necessary for the performance of joint replacement surgery. He also developed surgical patents for cervical spine arthrodesis instrumentation. Dr. Smith served as co-editor of The Orthopod and co-authored “History of the AOAO and its Contributions to the Osteopathic Profession” (2009).

Dr. Smith has been a member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, Ohio Osteopathic Association, and American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.

Thomas P.J. McGraw, DO, ’64, York, Pa., retired in May 2012.

At 80 years old, Arthur C. Schenck, DO, ’65, Erie, Pa., enjoys boating and golf and says he takes great pride in being a DO.

Garry A. Clark, DO, ’68, joined Siouxland Adult Medicine. Dr. Clark has been in private medical practice in Siouxland for more than 20 years. He also continues his roles as medical director and consulting physician for Multi-Care Physicians Group, as well as his role as center physician for Bio-Life Plasma Center.

Previously, Dr. Clark was a physician for Sergeant Bluff Family Medicine. His experience also includes Concentra Medical Clinics in Dallas, Texas, and Tucson, Ariz. He is board certified and recently recertified in family practice.

W. Hadley Hoyt, III, DO, ’68, Osage Beach, Mo., joined JCMG, providing otolaryngology care throughout mid- Missouri. Dr. Hoyt originally was a family physician before leaving for a residency in otorhinolaryngology/ surgery of the head and neck at Kirksville Osteopathic Health Center. He was an ENT physician in Des Moines, Iowa, for 15 years and relocated in 1999 to the Lake of the Ozarks where he has since been in practice.


Dr. Bodell

Dr. Bodell

John E. Bodell, DO, ’71, Grosse Ile, Mich., was elected to serve another term on the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) board of trustees during its annual business meeting in Chicago.

Dr. Bodell, an AOA board certified surgeon, recently served on the AOA’s Committee on Professional Publications and as vice chair of the Bureau of Communications. He is a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He served as past president of the Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA), representing MOA at the AOA House of Delegates since 1987. Previously, Dr. Bodell served on the AOA’s Hospice and Palliative Care Committee. He also is a graduate of the AOA’s Health Policy Fellowship.

Dr. Bodell has been the recipient of many honors and awards, including the American College of Surgeons Humanitarian Award and the Henry Ford/Wyandotte General Hospital Humanitarian Award, both in 2005. A past president of the Trenton Rotary Club, Dr. Bodell is a nine-time Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International—an honor given to people who have donated $1,000 to annual programs or had the amount donated in their name. He also received a humanitarian award from Rotary International.

Stanley E. Grogg, DO, FACOP, FAAP, ’71, ATSU Board of Trustees member, was named the 2013 Physician of the Year by the Osteopathic Founders Foundation at a Feb. 23 ceremony in Tulsa, Okla. The award is presented annually to an osteopathic physician who has demonstrated extraordinary service to his or her patients, to the education of future physicians, to the profession, and to the Northeast Oklahoma community.

Dr. Grogg is associate dean of clinical research and medical director of service learning at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Emily L. Snyder, daughter of Donald E. Snyder Jr., DO, ’72, and granddaughter of Donald E. Snyder Sr., DO, married Chad Laidlaw on July 28, 2012, in Novi, Mich.

Michael K. Murphy, DO, ’73, director of medical education at the Bluefield (W.Va.) Regional Medical Center (BRMC), was re-elected to the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) board of trustees during the their Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates in Chicago.

Dr. Murphy is an AOA board certified family physician who also serves as an assistant regional dean and clinical professor of primary care for the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOMVirginia) in Blacksburg.

Following a distinguished 30-year career in the U.S. Navy, from which he retired as a captain in the Navy’s medical corps in 1999, Dr. Murphy served as dean of Des Moines (Iowa) University-College of Osteopathic Medicine. Before taking his posts at BRMC and VCOM, Dr. Murphy served as professor of family medicine, associate dean for postgraduate training, and associate dean for clinical sciences at what is now the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to become the vice president and founding dean for the William Carey University- College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg, Miss.

A member of the AOA since 1969, Dr. Murphy served as first vice president, second vice president, and as an AOA trustee (1991-99 and 2006-present). Throughout his career he also served as a military representative in the AOA’s House of Delegates and chaired various AOA committees and task forces. He is also the AOA’s liaison to the national Joining Forces Initiative.

Since retiring from ATSU as dean of KCOM, Philip C. Slocum, DO, ’76, has been a senior consultant for the Academy for Academic Leadership, an adjunct professor of medicine at Touro University, and has continued research on tuberculosis, which has resulted in three publications and an invitation to present findings at an international conference in China.

Keith N. Marshall, DO, FACOS, ’79, bariatric surgeon, Michigan Institute of Bariatric Surgery, Warren, Mich., is a member of the LocateADoc Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Marshall is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgery, American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, American College Osteopathic Surgeons, International Society of Bariatric Surgeons, Society of American Gastro-Endoscopic Surgeons, and the Michigan Bariatric Surgery Consortium.

Toni R. Patterson, DO, ’79, was named president of the American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists for 2012-13. Prior to her election, Dr. Patterson served as a member of its board of governors for seven years and as chair of the committee responsible for evaluating residency programs and residents. Dr. Patterson serves as staff physician for Physician Anesthesia Services in Ballwin, Mo.


Jeffrey L. Dryden, DO, ’82, West Plains, Mo., joined the medical staff at Ozarks Medical Center as medical director of the organization’s hospitalist team. Dr. Dryden has been a physician in that area for more than 20 years. He most recently practiced at Southern Missouri Community Health Center in West Plains where he served as medical director for seven years. Prior to that, he was a physician with Ozarks Medical Center (1990-2005), practicing at the Urgent Care/Internal Medicine Clinic and serving as medical director and vice president of medical affairs.

Tabb D. McCluskey, DO, ’86, celebrated 25 years of practicing medicine in Hendricks, Minn., and the surrounding areas of Ivanhoe and White, S.D., in August 2012.

Joe K. Gregory, DO, ’87, was named associate medical director for the Butte, Mont., branch of Frontier Home Health and Hospice. Dr. Gregory earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and attended KCOM. He completed his residency at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, where he provided inpatient and outpatient care and managed ICU and CCU patients.

The International Association of Healthcare Professionals selected Milton A. Padgett, DO, ’87, to represent internal medicine in their publication, The Leading Physicians of the World. Dr. Padgett works at Kairos Health Solutions, Madison, Ala. Dr. Padgett has been practicing since 1994 and relocated to Alabama from New York City. He strives to create an innovative lifestyle approach and treatments for his patients, particularly those suffering from diabetes, arthritis, and hypertension.

Richard B. Wallace, DO, ’87, Winfield, Kan., general psychiatrist, now practices at the Counseling and Mediation Center Inc. His practice consists of the medical management of individuals in all ranges of emotional, mental, or psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Wallace has been a psychiatrist for more than 20 years. He was medical director/ psychiatrist for Cowley County Mental Health and Counseling Center for 15 years (1997- 2012).

Robert K. McCann, DO, JD, ’88, ran for the Florida House of Representatives, District 73. A physician and attorney, Dr. McCann received his undergraduate associate of science in biology from Northern Illinois University (1983), DO from KCOM, and doctor of jurisprudence with honors from Florida Coastal Law (1999). He is a native of Chicago and served in the U.S. Navy (1975- 79).

He is a member of the National Republican Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section, and the Federalist Society. Dr. McCann owns and operates McCann Medicine & Law, PA, where he provides medical care and legal services.

James C. Meyer, DO, FACOI, FCCP, ’88, was named medical director of Trinity Hospice. He also is medical director of respiratory care and sleep disorders at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge, Iowa, where he lives with his wife, Ann, and son, Jacob.

He continues to serve on the Trimark Physicians Group and Trinity Health System boards of directors. He practices pulmonology and sleep medicine and is an adjunct associate professor of pulmonary medicine at Des Moines University.


John D. Bailey, DO, ’90, Kirksville, Mo., an orthopaedic physician, has been inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Dr. Bailey was honored for his contributions to sports medicine and for his role as Truman State University’s team physician. He practices with Mid-America Orthopedic and Spine.

Matt Halverson, DO, ’92, currently serving as chief of staff of Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Va., was named a Hampton Roads Top Family Doctor for the third year in a row. Dr. Halverson is also serving his third threeyear term on KCOM’s alumni board.

Melissa M. Rodgers, DO, ’92, joined CoxHealth Adult and Pediatric Urgent Care. Dr. Rodgers completed her residency in pediatrics at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., and completed a fellowship in pediatric critical care at Lutheran General Hospital in Illinois. She is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care.

Michael J. Sampson, DO, ’92, FAOASM, has served as ringside physician for WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) since March 2009. He travels worldwide with the talent 52 weeks per year and can be seen Mondays and Fridays on RAW and SMACKDOWN TV. Dr. Sampson says he uses all his osteopathic family medicine and sports medicine training in his job.

When not traveling, he serves as associate professor of family/sports medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Georgia campus.

Mark DeSantis, DO, ’93, received a second U.S. patent on a nanocarbon cancer therapy and had an abstract accepted on prostate cancer research at the Society of Interventional Radiology.

Mary J. Misischia, DO, ’94, joined the Albert J. and Judith A. Dunlap Cancer Center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wis. Dr. Misischia previously worked for Thompson Oncology Group in Oak Ridge, Tenn., as well as operated private practices in Alabama and Missouri. She is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.

Richard J. Misischia, ’93, joined Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wis. Dr. Misischia previously worked for Rheumatology Consultants in Knoxville, Tenn., and operated private practices in Alabama and Missouri. He is board certified in rheumatology.

Suzanne Steinbaum, DO, ’94, was featured as a women’s health expert in a story on binge drinking on “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” on Jan. 8. In February, she released her newest book “Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum’s Heart Book: Every Woman’s Guide to a Heart Healthy Life – Reduce the Effects of Stress, Promote Heart Health and Restore the Balance in Your Life.”

Anna M. Lamb, DO, ’96, FACOFP, Batavia, N.Y., was elected president of New York State Osteopathic Medical Society on March 2, 2012. Dr. Lamb owns and operates Lamb Family Medicine in Batavia where she also serves as medical staff president at United Memorial Medical Center.

Dr. Lamb was awarded a fellow designation by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) in 2009. She also belongs to the New York State ACOFP, the American Academy of Osteopathy, the American Osteopathic Association, and the Cranial Academy.

Dr. Lamb is actively involved in her community. She is a member of the Batavia Rotary Club, Zonta Club, and concert band. She is also a member of the Genesee County CASA for Children Board.

Kate Lichtenberg, DO, ’97, MPH, FAAFP, Kirkwood, Mo., was installed as the 64th president of the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) during its annual meeting in Lake Ozark, Mo., on June 23, 2012. Dr. Lichtenberg practices in southwest St. Louis County and has been a member of MAFP since 1997.

Christopher R. Spinelli, DO, ’99, joined Ozarks Community Health Center as a pediatrician at the OCH Northside Clinic.

Salma S. Syed, DO, ’99, joined the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and its group medical practice, ECU Physicians. Dr. Syed, an infectious disease specialist, joined the Department of Pediatrics as clinical assistant professor. She completed residency training in pediatrics at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., and a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases the University of Michigan.

Dr. Syed’s clinical interests are the evaluation and management of immune deficiencies, travel medicine, and international adoptee evaluation. She is board certified in pediatrics and infectious diseases. She also has started a pediatric travel medicine clinic and pediatric primary immunodeficiency clinic.


The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) elected Nancy N. Green, AuD, ’00, president for the 2013 program year. She took office in November 2012 during the Annual ADA Member Business Meeting, which was held in conjunction with the ADA Annual Convention in Phoenix, Ariz.

“ADA is the only national organization that is wholly committed to providing resources that serve audiologists in autonomous practice,” said Dr. Green. “I am honored to serve as ADA’s president, and I look forward to working with the ADA board of directors to advance educational and advocacy initiatives that will best serve ADA members and their patients.”

Dr. Green practiced as an industrial audiologist in Jacksonville, Fla., for 30 years and now works exclusively as a consultant in industrial audiology and employee training. She has provided both clinical and industrial hearing loss prevention program training and noise analysis consultations to consumers and major industries in the Southeast and the Caribbean. Dr. Green is board certified in audiology by the American Board of Audiology and as both a professional supervisor/audiometrics and course director by the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation.

Linda A. Burba, AuD, ’01, Glen Ellyn, Ill., and her husband and business partner, Richard Burba, MBA, received the fourth annual Audiology Foundation of America’s David P. Goldstein, PhD, Outstanding Audiologist Award in October 2012. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the profession by promoting its transformation to a doctoral profession and sets an example for future audiologists in providing quality patient care.

Dr. Burba is a private practitioner and has worked on licensure efforts in Illinois with the Illinois Academy of Audiology and served on the board of directors of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology.

The Iowa Chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians elected Kenneth Anderson, DO, ’02, to a two-year term as a trustee to the board at its annual conference and scientific seminar held in Des Moines. Dr. Anderson is in private practice at the Chariton Family Medical Center in Chariton, Iowa.

Diane K. Hankes, DO, ’02, was named a partner of Asheville Anesthesia Associates PA. She joined the practice in 2009 and specializes in pediatric anesthesia.

Dr. Chasin

Dr. Chasin

Marshall Chasin, AuD, ’03, is the 2012 recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Volunteer Services. The award was presented to Dr. Chasin by the governor general of Canada, Queen Elizabeth’s Canadian representative, for his volunteer involvement with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.

Dr. DeGooyer

Dr. DeGooyer

Brett R. DeGooyer, DO, ’05, received the Rising Star Award from the Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation at their annual gala in Portland, Ore., on March 2. The award recognizes physicians who have been in practice for less than 10 years and who have already made a mark by serving their patients compassionately, their community well, and their profession admirably.

Kimberley Dotson, AuD, ’05, was awarded the Charles Holland Award for Excellence for her superior performance at Sonus Audiology Clinic Westside in King City, Ore. The award celebrates 50 premier audiology clinics worldwide that demonstrate exceptional performance in customer care, growth, productivity, teamwork, and innovation. Dr. Dotson and the clinic’s patient care coordinator, Joyce Harms, received the only awards given in the United States.

Dr. Dotson has practiced as a licensed professional audiologist for more than 28 years, providing hearing healthcare services to thousands of patients. She has been chief audiologist at Sonus Westside’s King City location since 1998 and has received Sonus’ Diamond Award for Excellence for seven consecutive years.

Allen W. Rohe, AuD, FAAA, ’05, was a guest on the nationally syndicated CBS radio show “People of Distinction.” The interview aired Aug. 3, 2012, and focused on his work in the Phoenix metro area with his practice, Tri-City Audiology; Ear Candy, a music charity focused on bringing music education to youth; and the American Tinnitus Association through the Arizona Walk to Silence Tinnitus.

Kenneth Hamby, DO, ’06, was inducted into the Oklahoma City Community College Hall of Fame at a ceremony in November 2012. Dr. Hamby is the Indian health service medical officer and family physician at Pawnee Indian Health Clinic in Pawnee, Okla.

Justin Markow, DO, ’06, Mineola, N.Y., is Wilmington Health’s first oncologist/hematologist. Dr. Markow is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of various solid tumors and bone marrow and blood disorders. He completed his residency training at Winthrop University Hospital, researching multiple myeloma, colon cancer, chemotherapy hypersensitivity, and immune thrombocytopenia.

Justin D. Puckett, DO, ’06, Kirksville, Mo., medical director and founder, Complete Family Medicine, was elected president of the Missouri Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians in January. As president, Dr. Puckett serves as an advocate for the state’s many osteopathic family physicians. He will also represent the state of Missouri at the Annual Convention and Scientific Seminars of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians in Las Vegas.

Dr. Puckett is also a board certified obesity medicine physician through the American Board of Obesity Medicine. He is the only board certified obesity medicine physician in the Kirksville area.

Juliëtte Sterkens, AuD, ’06, Oshkosh, Wis., is the new hearing loop advocate for The Hearing Loss Association of America® (HLAA). Dr. Sterkens will collaborate with HLAA volunteers in the United States to further the organization’s mission and increase awareness about hearing loss and the need for an increase in the use of hearing loops to improve hearing accessibility.

Dr. Sterkens is an audiologist in private practice and has led a successful hearing loop initiative in her community of Oshkosh and the Greater Fox Valley area of Wisconsin, which has resulted in nearly 200 hearing loop installations in the state.

Adam P. Pentel, DO, ’07, joined Fremont Area Medical Center in Fremont, Neb., as a general surgeon with a special interest in laparoscopic hernia surgery. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Mich., affiliated with Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also holds a master of physical therapy from Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa, and initially practiced as a licensed physical therapist.

Ryan W. Burch, DO, ’08, joined the Emergency Services department at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., as an emergency medicine physician. Dr. Burch completed his residency at Doctors Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Columbus, Ohio.

David R. Dansie, DO, MGH, MHA, ’08, is a healthcare provider at Castle Rock Hospital District in Green River, Wyo.

Nicholas A. Greiner, DO, ’08, Richmond Heights, Mo., is South County Family and Sports Medicine’s new sports medicine specialist. Dr. Greiner completed his residency with the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri in Columbia.

Kelly D. Marrinan, AuD, ’08, joined St. Peter’s Medical Group Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic in Helena, Mont. Dr. Marrinan previously served as an audiologist for Montana Medical Audiology in Great Falls, Mont. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the American Academy of Audiology, and the Montana State Board of Speech Language Pathologists & Audiologists.

Jonathan D. Richey, DO, ’08, MPH, ’08, Prosper, Texas, is lead physician at Dermatology Specialists of McKinney at Baylor Medical Center. Dr. Richey completed his dermatology residency through Michigan State University at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, Mich.

Abigail Mitchell, DHEd, MSN, RN, CNE, ’09, director of graduate nursing, D’Youville College, Buffalo, N.Y., passed the National League of Nursing Exam and has published numerous articles including “Understanding generational gaps to improve faculty-student relationships,” Teaching and Learning in Nursing (July 2012); “Direct care nurses transitioning to clinical faculty,” Nursing 2012 Journal with M. King-Jones; “Grade Inflation: A problem in Nursing?” Creative Nursing (2012) with M. King- Jones; “Vascular Study: RN’s perception of graduate nurses’ IV skills,” Vascular Access-Journal of the Canadian Vascular Access Association (2011) with T. Wilhelm; and “Nontraditional clinical hours for students offer many perks” Nursing 2011 Journal with J. Jennings and J. Castner.

Nicole R. Summers, DO, ’09, is a healthcare provider at Castle Rock Hospital District in Green River, Wyo., specializing in family medicine.


Rachel Madigan, DPT, ’11, Sacramento, Calif., is working for Interim Healthcare as a physical therapist.

Jackie Price, DO, MBA, ’11, is chief resident at UMKC Family Medicine. In her new role she will facilitate communication between residents and faculty and oversee the function- College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also holds a master of physical therapy from Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa, and initially practiced as a licensed physical therapist.

Dr. Shapiro

Dr. Shapiro

Julie A. Shapiro, DO, ’11, received the Intern of the Year Award presented by the faculty of Huron Valley Sinai Hospital, the Detroit Medical Center, and Michigan State University-College of Osteopathic Medicine. The award was for her leadership, medical knowledge, commitment to patients, professional growth, and education. Dr. Shapiro also received a second award—the Gloria Belen Memorial Education Award. This award recognizes outstanding academic achievement.

Dr. Shapiro is currently starting her second year of residency in Internal Medicine at Huron Valley Sinai Hospital in Commerce Township, Mich. Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Shapiro plans to enter a fellowship program to specialize in infectious diseases.

Carl Kochan, MS, ’12, and Javair Gillett, MS, ’12, were named head strength and conditioning coordinators for each team in the 2012 World Series. Kochan worked for the San Francisco Giants and Gillett for the Detroit Tigers.

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