Class Notes – December 2011/January 2012


Medical School

Marjorie Harshbarger Keele, M.D. (’49), George M. Boswell, Jr., M.D. (’50), Michael J. Keglovits, M.D. (’54), Eugene Ray Todd, M.D. (’58), John E. Seliskar, Jr., M.D. (’62). William Kenneth Horsley, M.D. (’64), Kenneth W. Malmquist, M.D. (’64), Stephen R. Gaspar, M.D. (’78) and Lewis M. Purnell, M.D. (’82).


E. James Aiman, M.D. (Ob/Gyn), George P. Beck, Jr., M.D. (Anesthesiology), Susan Elaine Hotz, M.D. (Neurology) and Charles McAdams, M.D. (Orthopaedic Surgery).


Class of 1978: Donald R. Cochran, M.D., a few months after his retirement in January 2010 from 30 years of anesthesia practice, began reading about hospice and decided to pursue a new specialty. He returned to UTSW in July 2011 for a one-year fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  He began exactly 30 years after he completed his anesthesiology residency at Parkland. "I felt very strange sitting in the Parkland Internship orientation with all the recent graduates. I completed my first residency before most of them were born." 

Class of 1982: Carlin S. Long, M.D. was recently named the recipient of the "Kevin P. Kauffman Endowed Chair of Cardiology" at Denver Health Medical Center.  This was the largest single gift to the Denver Health Foundation in its history. 

Class of 1982:  Tom Starkey, M.D., lieutenant colonel, Army Medical Corps, is serving as Chief of Surgery for Task Force 10 Med Bastion Hospital at Camp Leatherneck in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Bastion is a NATO Alliance Hospital serving Regional Command Southwest, and is the busiest military hospital in Afghanistan. 

Class of 1988: Dr. Peter A. McCullough, M.D., M.P.H., recently accepted the position of Chief Academic and Scientific Officer of the St. John Providence Health System in Detroit, MI, which is part of the Ascension Health national chain of community hospitals.  In this role, Dr. McCullough oversees graduate medical education and research at five major hospitals involving over 600 medical students, residents, and fellows and leads 18 individual research centers. 

Class of 1996: George N. Carayannopoulos, M.D. recently moved from New York back to Texas, got married, and started a new job, in October 2011, as Division Chief of Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston Texas.

Upcoming Medical School Reunion Dates

  • Thursday, April 19, 2012: 50th reunion dinner for the Class of 1962
  • Friday & Saturday, April 20 & 21, 2012: Medical School Alumni Reunion

There will be reunion activities for the following UT Southwestern Medical

School classes:  2007, 2002, 1992, 1987, 1982, 1977, 1972, 1967, 1962

  • Friday, May 11, 2012: Reunion Brunch for the Platinum Classes (1944-1961)

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