Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Brown Medical Alumni Association. The Executive Committee consists of a President, President-elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Immediate Past President. All officers serve for a two-year term elected by the Board of Directors. Members-at-large serve three-year terms with possibility of one additional term.

The Board of Directors meets twice a year, over Reunion-Commencement Weekend in May and again during Family Weekend in October. Attendance at all meetings is strongly encouraged.

Executive Committee

Srihari S. Naidu ’93 MD’97
President
New York, NY
ssnaidu@winthrop.org

Dr. Naidu is director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program at Winthrop University Hospital, the primary teaching affiliate of SUNY - Stony Brook School of Medicine, where he is an associate professor of medicine. Prior to joining Winthrop University Hospital in 2006, Dr. Naidu was an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he was a high volume interventional cardiologist and developed the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center, performing their first series of alcohol septal ablations. Dr. Naidu trained in internal medicine at Cornell, and general cardiology and interventional cardiology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Dr. Naidu is also an area committee member of Brown Alumni Schools Committees and participates in the Medicine in Action Program (MIAP), which gives PLME students the opportunity to observe a physician in action. He also serves on the Advisory Committee for Biology and Medicine and is co-president of the Undergraduate Class of 1993. Dr. Naidu serves on several prestigious national committees, including the ACC Interventional Science Council (two-term member) and TCT Organizational Committee. In addition, Dr. Naidu founded and chairs the Emerging Leader Mentorship (ELM) Program run by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) in partnership with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), a dedicated interventional pipeline that selects and mentors 10 interventional cardiologists every two years for national leadership roles. For his leadership work within SCAI, he was recently elected trustee of the Society. At Winthrop, Dr. Naidu has risen as a national expert in percutaneous ventricular assist devices for patients undergoing high-risk coronary intervention, atrial septal defect or patent foramen ovale closure for patients with heart failure or stroke, and alcohol septal ablation for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Dr. Naidu has published more than 100 original articles, book chapters and abstracts dealing with angioplasty outcomes, new technology and innovative procedural modifications, and regularly lectures throughout the United States and Europe. In addition, he routinely serves as invited speaker for the American Heart Association, ACC, TCT and SCAI Scientific Sessions. In 2014 Dr. Naidu was named an alumni trustee of the Corporation of Brown University.

Preston Calvert ’76 MD’79
President-elect
Potomac, MD
pcalver@gmail.com

Dr. Calvert truly enjoyed his time at Brown, where he concentrated in biology as an undergraduate. In return for scholarship aid through medical school, he received a US Army officer commission, and he trained while on active duty in the US Army in neurology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and then as an Army-sponsored fellow in neuro-ophthalmology at the Wilmer Institute at Johns Hopkins in 1984-85. He left the Army in 1990, after 15 years of service. Preston then began private practice as a neuro-ophthalmologist in northern Virginia. In 1998, he became the vice chair of neurology and director of the neurology/neurosurgery outpatient clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital, a position he held until 2000. He still serves on the faculty of the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as assistant professor of neurology. Additionally, Preston has served on the board of directors of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society since 2002, and is currently serving as the president of the society. He has been married to Brown alumna Margaret Guerin-Calvert ’76 since 1977, and they have one daughter, Kate. Preston and Margaret have been long time supporters of the educational institutions with which they have had contact, and they remain especially interested in the extension of the opportunities that are offered by high-quality, values-driven private educational institutions to talented young people from families of limited financial means. Preston has served as a class representative for the MD Class of 1979 since 2006, and on the board of directors of the Brown Medical Alumni Association since 2008.

Galen V. Henderson MD'93
Immediate Past-President
Taunton, MA
ghenderson@partners.org

Dr. Henderson is currently assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and director of the Division of Neurocritical Care and Neuroscience ICU at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He received a doctor of medicine degree from Brown Medical School and trained in neurology at the Harvard Longwood Neurological Training Program. His fellowship in Stroke and Neurocritical Care was also at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has served as the Neurology Clerkship Director for all Harvard medical students rotating through Brigham and Women’s Hospital and led Harvard Medical School’s neurology curriculum reform. Dr. Henderson is a charter member of the Academy at Harvard Medical School, consisting of HMS’s elite medical educators. He has served on many national and international boards regarding health care delivery and quality in the area of neurocritical care. He was founding Deputy Editor of the international publication Journal Watch Neurology, which is published by the New England Journal of Medicine and the Massachusetts Society. Dr. Henderson is known nationally and internationally as a medical educator in areas of neurocritical care. In addition, he is a trustee emeriti of the Brown Corporation.

Monique Anawis, JD ’85 MD’90
Secretary
Chicago, IL
moniqueanawis@earthlink.net

Dr. Anawis is a board certified ophthalmologist in private practice and serves as an attending physician at the University of Chicago/Weiss Memorial Hospital and Thorek Hospital. At Brown, she graduated magna cum laude with degrees in biology (with honors) and anthropology. She continued on to graduate with honors from the Medical School. Dr. Anawis received her law degree with a certificate in health law from DePaul University with honors. She has since become a fellow and member of the Board of Governors of the American College of Legal Medicine. She is a consulting attorney specializing in health law who advises physicians, health care workers, hospitals, and other attorneys; serves as medical/legal consultant in cases of medical malpractice; and lectures and publishes in the field of health law. Dr. Anawis is the chair of the Health Law section of the Illinois State Bar Association. She also works with Health for Humanity in Mongolia where she travels and collaborates with colleagues to fuse traditional and western medicine. She is a professor of health law at John Marshall Law School and has taught in the Brown summer studies program for six years. Dr. Anawis is a member of the Brown Chicago Women's Network and has served as a BASC interviewer, an ACCess volunteer, a Brown Medical School Class Representative, and most recently, an alumni marshal for her 20th medical reunion in recognition of her continued work for the Medical School.

Daniel DiPrete ’85 MD’89

Treasurer
Narragansett, RI
ddiprete@cox.net

Dr. DiPrete is a board-certified radiologist in Rhode Island specializing in diagnostic radiology. He recently sold The Imaging Institute, a network of out-patient medical imaging centers in Rhode Island, of which he had been President and Medical Director. The centers were the first all-digital, filmless and paperless facilities in the state. Formerly, Dr. DiPrete was an owner and president of X-Ray Associates Inc. and chief of diagnostic imaging at South County Hospital, where he was also the director of MRI services and established the Women's Imaging Center. Dr. DiPrete completed his residency in diagnostic imaging and his fellowship in cross sectional imaging at Brown University-Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. DiPrete is a past President of the Rhode Island Radiology Society, a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, a member of the Rhode Island Radiology PAC Executive Committee, a member of the RADPAC Advisory Council (which is the American College of Radiology's political action committee in Washington, DC), and he is a BASC volunteer for Brown.

Board Members

Preetha Basaviah ’91 MD’95
Menlo Park, CA
basaviah2001@yahoo.com

Dr. Basaviah is clinical associate professor of medicine at Stanford University, where she serves as assistant dean for pre-clerkship education, director of the Practice of Medicine Course (two-year doctoring course) for Stanford medical students, an educator for CARE (Compassion, Advocacy, Respect, Advocacy), and as an inpatient and outpatient attending.  She completed her internal medicine residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School, where she was among the institution's first hospitalists as well as one of the primary care chief residents at the West Roxbury Veteran’s Administration during her last year. While at BIDMC, she was the recipient of the Lowell B. McGee Teaching Award and the Katherine Swan Ginsburg Award for humanism in medicine. She became one of the first Rabkin Fellows in Medical Education at the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research. Subsequently, she was a hospitalist, assistant clinical professor of medicine, co-director of Foundations of Patient Care (FPC), a member of the Academy of Educators, and a Teaching Scholar at University of California, San Francisco. She served as a Harvard Macy Scholar in 2004-2005 and in 2011. She received the 2007 General Internal Medicine Division Teaching Award, the 2009 Kaiser Award for excellence in preclinical teaching, the 2010 Larry Mathers Award for exceptional medical student teaching and mentoring, the 2010 California Region Clinician Educator of the Year Award, and the 2011 SGIM National Award for Medical Education Scholarship. She has actively participated in the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) and Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) at regional and national levels by chairing and co-chairing committees involving national meetings, clinical vignettes, medical education, and clinical updates. She served as SHM Annual Meeting Chair in 2005, Pre-Course Chair in 2004, CA Regional SGIM President in 2004-05 and Association of Chairs and Leaders in General Internal Medicine (ACLGIM) Program Co-chair in 2011. Her research interests include medical education, curriculum development and assessment, and preparing medical students for the transition to clinical training. Dr. Basaviah remains active with Brown by interviewing, coaching local students, hosting local Brown events, and serving on the BMAA since 2010-11.

Anne Bercovitch, MD ’69 MMS’71, P’00 MD’04, P’02, P’10
Providence, RI
annebercovitch@earthlink.net

Dr. Bercovitch earned her undergraduate and MMS degrees from Brown. She completed medical school at Harvard and is a practicing dermatologist in Providence. Her husband, Lionel, is also a dermatologist and works in the Brown Student Heath Center. They recently moved to Providence after practicing in the Boston area for 29 years. Three of their four children are Brown graduates; Carol '05, Robert '00 MD'04, and Paul '02. Dr. Bercovitch participates frequently in events and activities at Brown and has been active on several committees, including the Reunion Gift Committee, Medical Parents Committee, and Brown Alumni Schools Committee. Most recently, Anne helped to organize a reunion for fellow MMS alumni pioneers.

David C. Brooks MD’76
Chestnut Hill, MA
dbrooks@partners.org

As a member of the MD Class of 1976, Dr. Brooks is among the Medical School's first alumni, and he did not stray far from his alma mater. Dr. Brooks lives in Chestnut Hill, MA, with his wife, Brown alumna Deborah G. Brooks '75, and is a physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He is currently serving as the director of minimally invasive surgery and associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal diseases, gallstones, hernias, and pancreatic and biliary diseases.

Roberta Haynes de Regt '76 MD'79
Redmond, WA
rderegt@eastsidemfm.com

Dr. de Regt is a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist in private practice outside of Seattle.  She performs hands on Obstetrical ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis, and consultation for high risk pregnancies for three hospitals. As a student in the Seven Year Program in Medicine, she assisted with medical school admissions, graduating with a ScB biology ’76 and MD in ’79. She has been on clinical faculty at SUNY Downstate where she completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine as well as at Mt. Sinai (N.Y.), Yale, and University of WA Schools of Medicine. She has enjoyed many administrative roles including President of Washington State Obstetrical Association, Department Chair, Chief of Quality Improvement, and Medical Director of Women’s and Children’s Services. She enjoys mentoring students at various levels of training. She is a Fellow in American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, and American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. She and her husband Mark de Regt, Brown ’74, have remained actively involved interviewing high school students annually since graduation for the Brown Alumni Interviewing Program. She will be Seattle Area Chair this fall. She is passionate about deep powder skiing, hiking, and traveling which she often pursues with her husband and her three children.

Stephen Gilheeney '95 MMS'97 MD'99
New York, NY
sgilheeney1@earthlink.net

Dr. Gilheeney is a pediatric neuro-oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. He completed residency at Weill Cornell Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital, followed by a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a fellowship in pediatric neuro-oncology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA. His main area of academic interest is the development of novel agents and early phase treatment protocols for pediatric patients with tumors of the brain and spinal cord, both at initial diagnosis and in the recurrent setting.  He is also an active participant in the Children's Oncology Group and PBTC (Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium), developing national protocols for brain tumor treatment.  Dr. Gilheeney is also an active alum, currently serving as treasurer for his undergraduate Class of 1995 and has served on the President’s Advisory Council on Biology and Medicine. Outside of Brown and alumni activities, Stephen is very involved within the LGBT community - donating his time to multiple organizations including the Human Rights Campaign and the Anti-Violence Project. Stephen also helped create the first LGBT Employee Resourse Network at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, one of the largest private healthcare employers in New York City.

Lisa J. Goldstein ’78 MD’82
Rumford, RI
lgoldstein@lifespan.org

Dr. Goldstein is assistant pathologist at The Miriam Hospital and a clinical assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Brown University. After graduating from the Brown University Program in Medicine, Dr. Goldstein completed her residency in pathology at Rhode Island Hospital in 1986, serving as the chief resident during her final year. She completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City in 1987. Dr. Goldstein is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. In JUne, 2013 she was awarded the Dr. Charles Carpenter Outstanding Physician of the Year Award at The Miriam Hospital.

Jonathan B. Greer ’04 MD’08
Boston, MA
jonathangreer@gmail.com

Jon came to Brown via the PLME and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience in 2004. He graduated from the medical school in 2008. He is currently in his third year of residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital, specializing in general surgery. At the end of the current academic year, he is moving to New York City for a two-year research fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, prior to the completion of his surgical residency.

Daniel S. Harrop ’76 MD’79 RES’83
Providence, RI
danharrop@hotmail.com

Dr. Harrop is in private practice in Providence, RI. Board-certified in adult psychiatry, he is a past president of the Rhode Island Psychiatric Society and a long-time member of the Continuing Education Committee of the RI Medical Society. He serves as a consultant to major medical management companies, including Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, United Healthcare, Magellan Healthcare, and others. He formerly held faculty positions at both Alpert Medical School and Harvard Medical School. He received his MBA. from the Edinburgh Business School, Scotland. Dr. Harrop has held several alumni leadership positions at the University, including president of the Association of Class Officers, president of the Brown Club of RI, and president of the Brown Faculty Club. Dr. Harrop was the 2006 and 2010 endorsed Republican Party nominee for mayor of Providence.

Jeffrey F. Hines '83 MD'86
Mableton, GA
hinesjeff123@gmail.com

Dr. Hines is an gynecologic oncologist with Wellstar Health System in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Hines is a native New Yorker who practiced in San Antonio, TX, before moving to Atlanta. He completed his fellowship at Georgetown University Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Hines is a clinical instructor of obstetrics and gynecology at Morehouse School of Medicine. He has served numerous positions with the United States Armed Services, including assistant chief for the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, and was deployed during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. Dr. Hines is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a member of the National Medical Association. He is involved in collaborative clinical oncology research with interests in papillomaviruses, cervical cancer vaccines, clinical cancer trials, disparities in health care, and undergraduate student education. He was also recently appointed by Georgia's Governor Sonny Perdue to the Cervical Cancer Elimination Task Force as a Gynecologic Oncology Representative. His wife, Sivanthini Suntharalingam 'Sivan' Hines '84 MD'87, is a pediatrician in Atlanta and they have two children.

Joseph Kim MD'89
Pittsburgh, PA
jclemkim@yahoo.com

Dr. Joseph Kim is an Anesthesiologist at Allegheny General Hospital where he serves as the immediate past chair of the department. Originally from Korea, Dr. Kim grew up in Rhode Island. After medical school at Brown, Dr. Kim completed his Internship training at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, NY and his Residency training in Anesthesiology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Both Dr. Kim and his wife, Cathy Kim, MD, spent time working at Miriam hospital before moving to Pittsburgh with their three children. The Kims  are active in Medical Mission trips throughout the world—most recently to Kenya and North Korea. Dr. Kim has been an active BASC volunteer and participates with his Medical School reunion efforts.

Thomas A. Krahn '78 MD'81
Barrington, RI
Thomas_Krahn@brown.edu

Dr. Krahn attended Brown as an undergraduate biology concentrator and a medical student. Following his medical school graduation, Thomas completed his residency in internal medicine at Maine Medical Center. He served with the Indian Health Service for four years in Sitka, Alaska. He did his nephrology training at Yale, and then served on the faculty at Cornell University Medical College. Tom currently works as a nephrologist at the Truesdale Clinic in Fall River, MA. He has also continued his involvement with his alma mater as clinical assistant professor of medicine. Thomas and his wife, Diana Baxter, have two sons, Andrew and Robert.

Melisa W. Lai Becker ’94 MD’99
Somerville, MA
melisa.lai@alumni.brown.edu

Dr. Lai Becker is an attending emergency physician and Chief of Emergency Medicine, Whidden Campus of Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) and director of the Division of Medical Toxicology at Cambridge Health Alliance, and is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, and the MA/RI Poison Control Center. Melisa came to the Medical School via the PLME program. She completed her fellowship in medical toxicology in 2005 at Harvard, and was the associate director Medical/Surveillance of the American Association of Poison Control Centers in Washington, DC before joining CHA. Dr. Lai Becker is married to Sean Becker, president of Sparkplug Power, a distributive energy and storage start-up and consulting company, and they have three children, Aidan, Ronan, and Erin. Her sister, Dr. Naline L. Lai, is also a Brown University alumna.

Abeel A. Mangi '93 MD’97
Guliford, CT
abeel.mangi@gmail.com

Abeel A. Mangi, MD, is an attending surgeon in the Section of Cardiac Surgery at Yale University, and is surgical director of the Center for Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplantation at the Yale New Haven Heart & Vascular Institute. Dr. Mangi is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is Associate Professor of surgery at Yale University. Abeel has performed more than 2,000 heart operations since 2005, and his accomplishments include pioneering clinical work and research for treatments of patients with end-stage heart and lung failure. 

Daniel M. Medeiros MD’86
New York, NY
dmedeiros@chpnet.org

Dr. Medeiros attended the triple board residency (Pediatrics/Psychiatry/Child Psychiatry) at the Albert Einstein Affiliated Hospitals. Since completing residency, he has directed a child psychiatry inpatient unit, directed a child psychiatry outpatient service, operated an adolescent afterschool therapeutic program, directed mental health services in an adolescent medicine outpatient program and directed the Comprehensive Adolescent Rehabilitation and Education Service (CARES), which is a day treatment program for adolescents with mental health and/or substance issues. He is currently director of the Child and Family Institute and chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals of NYC. He is board certified in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and psychosomatic medicine. He is an assistant professor at St. Lukes-Roosevelt and Columbia University. Daniel is an ACCess volunteer and served as a reunion aide for his 15th, 20th, and 25th medical school reunions. While at Brown he was president of the Medical Student Senate and was a student representative for the MEP and medical admissions committees.

Mark R. Migliori ’84 MD’87
Edina, MN
mmigliorimd@aol.com

Mark is one of many Miglioris to have attended Brown and the youngest of three brothers to have graduated from the Medical School. Mark came to the Medical School via the PLME program. After he finished medical school, Mark completed two residencies at the University of Minnesota, the first in general surgery (1987-1992) and the second in plastic surgery (1992-1995). Immediately following, Mark entered private practice with an emphasis on plastic and reconstructive surgery of the breast. Mark serves on the Abbott Northwestern Clinical Council and currently serves as past chief of staff. He has a clinical appointment at The University of Minnesota as an adjunct assistant professor of surgery. He serves as the chair of the Volunteers in Plastic Surgery Committee of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and participates in medical visits to Guatemala and Peru. Mark is the drummer in the Remnants, a band composed of Twin Cities' doctors, which has released four CDs. He lives in Edina, MN, with his wife, Sara, and daughter Anna.

Steven Shin ’95 MMS’97 MD’99
Los Angeles, CA
orthohand@gmail.com

Dr. Shin is an orthopaedic hand surgeon and partner at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California. He is on the clinical faculty of the Kerlan-Jobe Sports Medicine Fellowship. In addition to his medical degree, he received his undergraduate and MMS degrees from Brown. He performed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at the NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City and his fellowship in hand and upper limb surgery at Stanford University. He is board-certified in both orthopaedic surgery and hand surgery. He is the hand consultant to several professional sports teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers, Dodgers, Kings and Anaheim Ducks, as well as to the athletic departments of the University of Southern California and Loyola Marymount University. He serves on the board of directors of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic and the Institute for Sports Sciences. He has served on committees for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.  He is a contributing editor for the Yearbook of Hand and Upper Limb Surgery. He is an active contributor to hand surgery literature and has given numerous lectures and presentations on this subject. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.

Lisa A. Taitsman ’90 MD’94
 Seattle, WA
taitsman@U.Washington.edu

Dr. Taitsman is an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle. Lisa specializes in orthopaedic trauma and practices at Harborview Medical Center. She completed her internship at Beth Israel Medical Center, Boston; her residency in the Harvard Medical School Combined Orthopaedic program and a fellowship in orthopedic traumatology at Harborview Medical Center at the University of Washington. Lisa was an active student while at the Medical School. She has been an active alumna, participating in the 1994 commencement procession as a reunion aide for her class and also as a reunion volunteer helping to organize her 10th reunion dinner.  She served on the Advisory Council on Biology and Medicine from 2008 to 2010.

Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds, MPH ’00 MD’05
Indianapolis, IN
tuckeredmonds@gmail.com

Dr. Tucker Edmonds completed her undergraduate degree at Brown in community health and African American studies before continuing on to receive her medical degree. She later completed a master of public health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Tucker Edmonds trained in obstetrics and gynecology at Duke University Medical Center, where she served as an administrative chief resident in her final year. Dr. Tucker Edmonds is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and an instructor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the ways that race, class, and culture influence patient-provider communication and decision-making. Her other research-related interests include medical ethics, humanism in medicine, and cultural competency in medical education. Dr. Tucker Edmonds is married to Joseph Tucker Edmonds '00. The couple has one daughter, Zora, born in 2010. They will be relocating to Indianapolis in the summer of 2011, where Dr. Tucker Edmonds will join the faculty at the Indiana University School of Medicine. While at Brown, Dr. Tucker Edmonds led the local chapter and later served in the regional and national boards of the Student National Medical Association. She also assisted in the development of the cultural competency training that is used in the first-year Doctoring course.

Kartik K. Venkatesh, PhD ’06 PHD’11 MD’13
Providence, RI
kartik_venkatesh@alumni.brown.edu

Kartik completed his undergraduate education at Brown University graduating magna cum laude, phi beta kappa with double honors in Sanskrit/Classics and Anthropology. Since coming to Brown as an undergraduate, Kartik initially conducted ethnographic research about diaspora cultures and Sanskrit ritual practices among South Asian immigrants. Later, he examined psychosocial determinants of asthma among urban minority youth. Kartik then matriculated concurrently to the MD and PhD programs at Brown. Kartik completed his PhD in epidemiology focusing on infectious diseases, women’s health, and global health. He has been directly funded by the National Institutes of Health. He has conducted multiple field-based longitudinal observational studies in southern India and Africa examining the impact of antiretroviral therapy on HIV prevention and natural history in resource-limited settings. His research primarily focuses on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, and sexual risk behaviors in women. He currently serves as a post-doctoral fellow in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island/Brown University. Kartik will begin a clinical residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in June 2013.

Norman Ward MD'81
Burlington, VT
norman.ward@vtmednet.org

A native of Middletown, RI (and a ninth-generation descendent of Roger Williams), Dr. Ward was one of the first University of Rhode Island students considered for early admission to Brown Medical School in 1974. He completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Rochester Highland Hospital and then, as a National Health Service Corps Scholarship recipient, he served in rural northern Georgia from 1984 to 1986. Dr. Ward joined the faculty of the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1987. He is the executive medical director of Accountable Care at Fletcher Allen Health Care and OneCare Vermont, A statewide Medicare accountable care organization. He is immediate past president of the Vermont Medical Society and has been very active in the state's healthcare reform efforts with Vermont's CMMI State Innovation Model grant, the Vermont Blueprint for Health medical home project, Medicaid pharmacy and utilization reform, and hospital readmission reduction/transitions of care improvements with University Health System Consortium. He has lectured on a variety of topics relating to the evolving role of the “physician adviser” in the modern hospital. Dr. Ward is enrolled in Dartmouth's Masters of Health Care Delivery Science program, which he expects to complete in 2015.

Philip D. Wey ’82 MD’86
Princeton, NJ
pwey@psanj.com

Dr. Wey is a plastic surgeon in private practice in Princeton and New Brunswick, NJ, and is a clinical associate professor of surgery at UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. At Brown, he pursued a double major in Biology and English, and then graduated from the combined medical program at Brown and Dartmouth Medical School.  He received general surgery training at Northwestern University, completed a plastic surgery residency at New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center, and two fellowships in breast surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and microsurgery at NYU’s Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. He joined the full-time faculty at UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as director of breast plastic surgery, and then entered private practice as a partner with Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey.  Dr. Wey has held several leadership positions within the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, having served on the Advisory Council for Plastic Surgery for the American College of Surgeons, Board of Directors of the Plastic Surgical Educational Foundation, and the prestigious Jacques W. Maliniac Circle of the National Endowment for Plastic Surgery. Dr. Wey’s clinical work has been recognized regionally and nationally in New York Magazine, New Jersey Monthly, New Jersey Life, and Redbook Magazine. Dr. Wey has been involved with Brown for over 20 years as an active BASC volunteer and host of many events for the Brown Club of Central New Jersey. Dr. Wey has served on the Board of the Brown Medical Alumni Association (BMAA) since 2009, and on the capital campaign leadership team for both the BMAA and the Class of 1986 25th medical reunion. He is married to Elizabeth Lies Wey ’87, and has two sons, Nicholas and Alexander.