Class Notes - August 2014

In Memoriam

Medical School

  • Alice L. Smith, M.D. (’46)
  • Harold R. Stevenson, M.D. (’49)
  • Henry Landis, M.D. (’56)
  • Merle W. Delmer, M.D. (’57)
  • Lawrence E. “Gene” Thomas, M.D. (’58)
  • Larry “Don” Greenway, M.D. (’61)
  • James B. DeBusk, M.D. (’66)
  • Robert R. Dickey, M.D. (’68)
  • James N. Neill, M.D. (’70)
  • John A. Malonis, M.D. (’90)


  • Agnes A. Laine, M.D. (Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Charles D. Marable, M.D. (Neurology)

School of Health Professions

  • Brigitte Christa Seibert (’80)

Medical School

Class of 1965: Jack W. Bonner III, M.D., Professor Emeritus, University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville, was selected by the American College of Psychiatrists as its Archivist-Historian at the 2014 meeting, held in San Antonio. He is a Past President and Fellow of the College and completed service in February as its Secretary General. Dr. Bonner also served as Examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology at its March examination in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Dr. Bonner and his wife, Myra, split time between homes in Greenville, South Carolina, and Asheville, North Carolina.

Class of 1988: Marc Hedrick, M.D., President and Director of Cytori Therapeutics, recently was also named CEO by the board of directors of the San Diego-based company. He will officially began his new duties on July 1. Dr. Hedrick is a former general, vascular, and plastic surgeon who also has an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He and a UCLA research team discovered stem and regenerative cells in human adipose tissue, a discovery that ultimately led to the establishment of StemSource, Inc. In 2002, Cytori Therapeutics acquired StemSource and the services of Dr. Hedrick, who since has overseen research, development, sales, and marketing groups at Cytori, a leader in adipose-derived cell therapy.

Class of 1990: Susan Mathison, M.D., recently passed the certification exam of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. Dr. Mathison, a staff member of the Catalyst Medical Center and Clinical Spa in Fargo, North Dakota, specializes in otolaryngology, head/neck surgery, facial plastic surgery, as well as treatments for allergies, sleep disorders, and skin care. A Stanford University graduate, she earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern before completing her training at the University of Washington.

Class of 1998: Michael Holdeman, M.D., along with his wife, Molly, welcomed the birth of Clara Forsyth Holdeman in February. The couple has two other children, Noah, age 13, and Ella, who is 9.

Class of 2005: J. Michael Allen, M.D., after working as a psychiatrist in New Zealand, Hawaii, and other states domestically, launched Locum Line ( in June for health care professionals to find and rate locum tenens, or temporary jobs, learn about the industry, and network with colleagues and placement agencies worldwide.

Class of 2006: Cori Grantham, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff of Texas Institute for Surgery, recently was featured in ON Magazine. The Dallas native graduated from UT Austin. She completed her residency at the University of Southern California before being chosen for a fellowship in sports medicine, specializing in shoulder and elbow reconstructions, at USC. Dr. Grantham has served as a team physician both at USC and at East Los Angeles College. ON Magazine is a direct mail vehicle reaching targeted homes in North Texas, with distribution including homes in the Park Cities, North Dallas, Collin County, and surrounding areas.

Class of 2007: Lauren Loftis, M.D. was recently nominated and elected to be President of the La Plata County Medical Society for the 2014-2016 term. Dr. Loftis is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Family Practice, and practices both specialties in Durango, Colorado.

Class of 2008: Jacob L. Bilhartz, M.D. has completed six years of training at the University of Michigan, and moved to Georgia in July for a one-year fellowship in pediatric transplant hepatology at Emory University.

Graduate School

Class of 2010: Kim Butler Perry, D.D.S., has been selected by A.T. Still University as Associate Dean for its Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health clinical facility in St. Louis. The clinic – which serves as an educational hub for third- and fourth-year dental students fulfilling their clinical experience requirements – is a collaborative effort between the university and Grace Hill Health Centers. Before graduating in 1988 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, Dr. Perry earned her Master of Science degree with distinction in Clinical Sciences from UT Southwestern. Dr. Perry, who started her new role in April, was selected in 2006 as the first dental faculty member in the U.S. to a National Institutes of Health Roadmap Clinical and Translational Research Scholar Master’s Program.

School of Health Professions

Class of 2002: Paul La Bounty, Ph.D., a Professor in the Baylor School of Education, was honored at Baylor University as the Collins Outstanding Professor. This is one of the highest honors given to Baylor faculty members and is chosen annually through an election by the senior class. Dr. La Bounty earned his Master of Physical Therapy from UT Southwestern and his Ph.D. from Baylor University in 2007.

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