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Alumni Notes - Spring 2020

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John T. Hanna, M.D., family medicine, has opened a primary care office in Ashland, Ohio.


*John McCafferty, M.D., surgery, passed away in the December of 2019. McCafferty was a a retired US Air Force Colonel who served on active duty as a surgeon for 32 years, including multiple overseas deployments. He was one of the first Critical Care Transport Team surgeons. He saved many lives during operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, and received several military decorations. He was also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.


Manish P. Patel, M.D., ’97, RPh, FACS, FPMRS has joined Vikor Scientific as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Patel is a urologist in Charlotte, North Carolina whose specialty is male and female genitourinary reconstructive surgery.

Laura (Burch) Concannon, M.D.,M.B.A., FACP, internal medicine, AMITA Health Regional Chief Medical Officer, Chicago metro region, was named to Crain’s Chicago Business notable women in health care for 2019.


*Alexander Asch, M.D., family medicine, is currently practicing with Beth Israel Lahey Health Primary Care in New Hampshire, an affiliate of Anna Jaques Hospital.

Luis O. Amaro, M.D., internal medicine and pediatrics, is currently interim chief executive officer of Schneider Regional Medical Center in the Virgin Islands.


Emese Kalnoki-Kis, M.D., surgery, has joined Concord Hospital Plastic Surgery in New Hampshire.

Andre T. Harris, M.D., obstetrics and gynecology, is Chief Medical Officer at Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, Ohio. Dr. Harris was honored at the 27th annual Parity Inc. Dayton Top 10 African-American Male Luncheon.


Chasity Takoma Edwards, M.D., obstetrics and gynecology, is with York Hospital in York, Maine.


Anthony Hesketh, M.D., surgery, is now a member of the surgical team at Surgery Associates of York Hospital in York, Maine.

Jeffery C. Thompson, M.D., physical medicine and rehabilitation, has joined Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital and Steward Medical Group in Warren, Ohio. He has also been named Medical Director of Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital.


Matthew T. Binkley, M.D., surgery, has joined the medical staff of Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, New York.


Daniel Persinger, M.D., surgery, is with Mercy Health General and Robotic Surgery in Springfield and Urbana, Ohio.

Christine (Lee) Persinger, M.D., is practicing family medicine with Mercy Health - Northparke Internal and Family Medicine in Springfield, Ohio.


Daniel Luckenbill, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon, has joined Kettering Physician Network Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Far Oaks Orthopedists in Kettering, Ohio.

Bradley Kuhn, M.D., surgery, is now part of Bryan Trauma in Lincoln, Nebraska.


Thao Tran, M.D., family medicine, has joined Kettering Physician Network Primary Care at Englewood Health Center, in Englewood, Ohio. Dr. Tran specializes in preventative medicine, adolescent medicine and primary care.


Christen DeAnne Johnson, M.D., M.P.H., family medicine, was recognized as a Wright State University Alumni Association Graduate of the Last Decade, during the alumni achievement awards held on campus in October of 2019.


Matthew Brown, M.D., has been named chief internal medicine resident at Emory University’s Grady Hospital.


*Divya Nallapuram, M.D., internal medicine physician, is now with Baptist Health in Indiana.


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Last edited on 04/24/2020.