June 10, 1989 |
SUNSHINE ON A RAINY DAY is on the face of Herb Conaway after commencement exercises at Thomas Jefferson University. Conaway and 220 other students received medical degrees in yesterday's ceremonies, and U.S. Rep. William H. Gray 3d and Jefferson faculty member Allan J. Erslev received honorary degrees.
October 15, 2012 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: Here's something that bothers me no end. I accept (reluctantly) that some people are just No Good. How do these mean, lying, no-good, manipulative thieves see themselves? Do they know they are bad or what they are doing is bad? Do they have an inner narrative that makes them/it good somehow? I'm not just being philosophical here. I have a very hard time believing the worst of people. I make excuses for them. Someone at work was writing crude messages on whiteboards and changing people's computer file names to (vulgar words)
July 19, 2011
Robert Berkow, 82, a physician and editor-in-chief of the Merck Manual from 1973 to 2000, died of heart failure Friday, July 15, at his home in Worcester, Montgomery County. Born in Baltimore, Dr. Berkow earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Maryland and served from 1953 to 1955 in the Air Force. A daughter, Susan Joanis, wrote in an e-mail that in 1959 he opened an office in Rochester, N.Y., as a general practitioner specializing in internal and psychosomatic medicine, before joining the Merck publication, a widely used medical reference book.
November 17, 2009 |
Dr. Mustapha M. Khan, 74, of Cherry Hill, a family physician in Camden for more than half a century, died last Tuesday of complications from kidney disease at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden. Dr. Khan opened a family practice in Camden in 1958. Until retiring earlier this year, he was committed to treating everyone who came through his door, his son Amir said. "Often this meant being paid by his patients with sweet potato pies and chicken dinners," his son said.
September 29, 2011 |
John Harlan Moore Jr., 58, of Radnor, a plastic surgeon and educator at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, died of lung cancer on Monday, Sept. 26. Early in his career at Jefferson, Dr. Moore traveled with Operation Smile to developing countries, including the Philippines, Vietnam, Mexico, Nicaragua, as well as to Africa to treat cleft lip and palate deformities. After a trip to Liberia in 1988, he told the Philadelphia Daily News, "There's tremendous satisfaction knowing you made an impact on one family by a simple operation.
August 30, 2010
Kathleen Kinslow, a nurse anesthetist who is currently executive director of Pennsylvania Hospital, will become president and chief executive officer of Aria Health in November, the health system announced today. Kinslow succeeds Roy Powell, 56, who has run the 484-bed system, since 1996. Meanwhile, Penn Medicine announced that Kinslow would be replaced by R. Michael Buckley, a doctor who is currently chair of internal medicine and chief medical officer of Pennsylvania Hospital.
June 8, 2000 |
A memorial service will be held in the Philadelphia area later this month for Dr. Barton R. Young, 96, a noted radiologist and former resident of Jenkintown who died May 29 at his home in Santa Barbara, Calif. Dr. Young practiced and taught at Temple University Hospital and in the university's School of Medicine from 1935 to 1948, advancing to professor, then professor emeritus. He maintained a private practice in Philadelphia for the next 20 years and directed the Radiology Department at Germantown Hospital and Medical Center, where he established residency and technician-training programs.
August 31, 2010 |
Two longtime hospital managers are headed for new jobs as both Aria Health and Pennsylvania Hospital announced changes Monday in top leadership. Kathleen Kinslow, a nurse anesthetist, who is executive director of Pennsylvania Hospital, will become president and chief executive officer of Aria Health in November. Kinslow succeeds Roy Powell, 56, who has run the 484-bed system since 1996. Meanwhile, Penn Medicine announced that Kinslow would be replaced Nov. 1 by R. Michael Buckley, a doctor who is chair of internal medicine and chief medical officer of Pennsylvania Hospital.
April 1, 2012 |
Laurence Elliot Earley, 81, former chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania medical school, died of cancer Tuesday, March 13, at Beaumont, a retirement community in Bryn Mawr. Dr. Earley joined the medical school faculty in 1977. He chaired the department for 13 years and was also interim chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from 1987 to 1990. He was senior associate dean for international medical programs for five years in the 1990s, traveling to strengthen Penn's connections with institutions in Asia, Latin America, and Africa.
January 29, 2013 |
John J. Mikuta, 88, a longtime medical professor and clinician at the University of Pennsylvania and a pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecological cancers, died Friday, Jan. 25, at the Medford Leas retirement community. Dr. Mikuta grew up in Scranton and came to Penn to study medicine. Aside from a stint as a U.S. Army doctor between his internship and residency, he never really left. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at Penn, did all his postgraduate training there, and went on to head Penn's Division of Gynecologic Oncology - a specialty he helped create.