Alumni Notes Summer 2012

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We’re proud of our alumni and want to spread the word about your achievements. If you have professional news or personal updates to share—or simply want to stay in touch—please contact the Office of Advancement at som_adv@wright.edu or (937) 775-2972.

1980

Herman Hobohm, M.D., is now the medical director and plant physician for General Motors in Parma, Ohio. 

1982

Stan Marcus, M.D., works at his own incorporated practice with two other surgeons. He lives with his wife, Diana, in Ococomowoe, Wisc., where they reared their three children, Jayme, Charlie, and Victor. In his free time he plays classical guitar and is a vintage aviation buff.

Paul D. Smith, M.D., and his wife, Ladonna, live in Oregon, Wisc., where he has worked at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 16 years as an associate professor. In addition to his service to the university, he works to increase health literacy in his community. He and his wife have three grown children, Melissa, Lauren, and David.

1987

Deborah Pillow-Crider, M.D., has been self-employed at her own practice for 20 years. She has three adult children, Spring (40), Myriah (36), and Honour (34). She lives with her husband, Oakey Crider, in Lawrenceburg, Ind., where she spends her free time indulging in what she calls The 3 Gs: golf, gardening, and grandchildren.

1992
Donata A. Rechnitzer, M.D., lives in Frankfort, Ohio, with her husband, John. She serves as medical director and partner of Express Med Urgent Care, and when not devoting her time to her work, enjoys gardening, cooking, and traveling.

1996
William Vitello, M.D., currently practices with Chicago Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, S.C., in Illinois. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. In addition to practicing, Vitello uses his extensive knowledge and experience to educate, having written numerous articles for both textbooks and journals.

2002
Harry R. VanderWal, Jr., M.D., has been very busy since graduation. He now devotes the majority of his time to the Luke Commission, a non-profit organization committed to providing health care to the AIDs- and tuberculosisstricken people of rural Swaziland. Along with his wife, Echo, VanderWal founded and is codirector of the Luke Commission. Together, they and their four children spend 10 months out of the year in southern Africa, returning to the United States for the remaining months to raise awareness. In addition to his efforts in Africa, VanderWal also continues to serve the Boonshoft School of Medicine, working as a clinical associate professor.

2007

Amberly Davidson, M.D., recently opened an obstetrics/gynecology practice in Cincinnati. She enjoys reading and vacationing.

2009

Capt. Andrew Maley, M.D., and Diana Haninger, M.D., became officially engaged in February 2012. Maley currently serves at Keesler Air Force Base Medicine Center in Biloxi, Mississippi, as an internal medicine resident. Haninger, a pathology resident at the University of Louisville Medical Center, graduated from Ohio University with a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree in

2010

Crystal Lantz, M.D., and Vincent DeGeorge, M.D., were married on May 28, 2011, in Tiffin, Ohio. The couple currently resides in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and both work at University Hospital Case Medical Center, where Lantz is an internal medicine resident physician and her husband works as a resident anesthesiologist.

In memoriam 

Kathy Dixon, M.D., (’88) passed away in December 2011 after over two decades of service as a family physician in Marion, Ohio. She married fellow school of medicine graduate, Mark Davis, M.D., in 1998, and together the couple raised two children. Dixon was serving as the Marion County Health Commissioner and had previously been president of the medical staff at Marion General Hospital. She is survived by her mother, three siblings, husband, and children. She was 49.

Jeffrey P. Held, M.D., (’91) passed away in October 2011 at the age of 48. After graduation, he completed his residency at the Crozer-Chester Medical Centre in Pennsylvania before going on to practice medicine in California and Maine. He returned to Ohio several times to work at Coshocton Memorial Hospital. Held is survived by his mother, sister, and brother.

Peter C. Imber, M.D., (’80) passed away on December 9, 2011 at the age of 59. After a residency in family medicine, he practiced as a solo practitioner in Panama City Beach from 1984-2000. He joined the Veterans Administration as a primary care physician first in Panama City Beach and then Lexington, Kentucky. He is survived by his wife, Anna Sturgill, and two daughters, Ann Nicole Imber of Dayton and Allison Imber of Orlando Florida.

Last edited on 04/18/2016.