For their transformative contributions to medicine and public health, as well as their service to the medical school, eight alumni are being honored by the Geisel School of Medicine. The honorees will receive their awards and participate in a panel discussion on Nov. 6.
The world opened up to Quyen Chu DC’90, M’94, when he was accepted to Dartmouth College and later to medical school. Now a successful surgeon, he gives back to help others, including those half a world away.
Charles Hamlin ’65 doesn’t believe in fate, but his path to becoming a hand surgeon is full of interesting karma, including his choice to come Dartmouth Medical School. Or as he likes to point out: “Dartmouth’s willingness to take a chance and choose me.”
Fifty-five years after he retired as dean of the medical school, Rolf C. Syvertsen, MD, is still remembered by alumni as a legendary professor and for many, their personal advocate and mentor. Two alumni recently made generous gifts to the memorial fund named in Syvertsen’s honor, which supports scholarships and a special scholars program.
The close-knit community of faculty and students at Dartmouth helped alumnus Emil Ray Dominguez ’85 to prepare for and achieve his goal to work with children in underserved Latino communities.
Hardy Hendren III, MD (D’47, Med’50), will present a lecture on the career of John Hunter, an 18th century Scottish doctor who is considered the father of modern surgery, on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Geisel alumna Lynne Kelley has a passion for safety—the safety of patients and health care workers. That passion has led her around the world and from academia to the private sector.
While the popular press debates the merits of various fad diets, former Dartmouth-Hitchcock resident Dr. Jeanne Clark is asking hard questions about the science behind achieving and maintaining long-term weight loss.
On Tuesday, Nov. 14, the Office of Alumni Relations at the Geisel School of Medicine will host W. Hardy Hendren, MD (D’47, Med’50), for a special lecture titled “Dr. John Hunter – The Father of Scientific Surgery.”
“Ever since graduating from medical school, I’ve tried to live by the following principle: ‘It’s all about the patient,’” says Geisel alum Donna Ambrosino, MD.