University of Rochester

Rochester Review
September-October 2009
Vol. 72, No. 1

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School of Medicine & Dentistry


Alvin Ureles (MD), a professor emeritus of medicine at the University, has written a historical novel, Following Joe: The Patriot Doctor and the Siege of Boston (Outskirt Press). It is based on the life of Joseph Warren III, the Boston doctor who joined John Hancock, Samuel and John Adams, and others in protest against British rule.


Seymour Schwartz (Res), a Distinguished Alumni Professor of Surgery at the Medical Center, has published Gifted Hands: America’s Most Significant Contributions to Surgery (Prometheus Books).


Dean Parmelee (MD), the associate dean of academic affairs at Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine, has coedited a book, Team-Based Learning: Small Group Learning’s Next Big Step. The book describes the practical elements of team-based learning and how they have evolved as the practice has expanded internationally.


Fred Tenover (PhD) is the senior director of scientific affairs at Cepheid, a molecular diagnostics company in Sunnyvale, Calif., where he is developing early warning tools to detect antibiotic-resistant diseases. Until 2008, he was a specialist in drug-resistant bacteria at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Dennis Blom (Res) has joined a surgical practice, Max and Blom MDs, in Utica, N.Y. Dennis was previously the surgical director of the Esophageal Physiology and Swallowing Center at Clarian North Hospital and an associate professor of surgery at Indiana University. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps from 1994 to 2002 and served in Iraq as part of a U.S. Army surgical team.


Don Dizon (MD) (see ’90 undergraduate).


Chad Heatwole (Res) is an assistant professor of neurology at the University and has written his first novel, The Corridor: A Medical Drama (James A. Rock).


Marc Baker (Res), ’08M (Flw) and Mary Beth Earley ’84N, ’93N (MS), have coedited Manual of Heart Failure (Springer) with John Bisognano, an associate professor of cardiology at Rochester. The book offers an evidence-based approach to key issues in the evaluation and treatment of heart failure for residents and fellows in internal medicine, cardiology, emergency medicine, and primary care.


Marc Baker (Flw) (see ’06).