Pennell, MD ‘60, Receives Inaugural Emeritus Academy Award
Timothy C. Pennell, MD ‘60, professor emeritus of surgery, was honored by Faculty Affairs with the inaugural Emeritus Academy Award for outstanding service to Wake Forest School of Medicine through medical missions, global health advocacy and mentorship.
Lynn Y. Anthony, MD, House Staff ‘01, senior associate dean of faculty affairs, presented Pennell with the award during the emeriti faculty holiday brunch in December. She said Pennell‘s “compassionate spirit, selflessness generosity and enduring wisdom as a leader and mentor” has affected students, residents, faculty and leaders.
“We thank Dr. Pennell for his amazing service and for contributing to the continued culture of compassion across our health system,” Anthony said. “He represents the heart of service that we as an institution value and the type of caregivers we send out into the world.”
Pennell served on the faculty of Wake Forest Baptist Health for 37 years before retiring in 2003. He was director of the Office of International Health Affairs from 1982 to 2000, and he was the first alumnus to be named the Medical Center‘s chief of professional services.
He established student-faculty exchanges in Japan, India, Italy and China, and with former Dean and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Richard Janeway, MD, House Staff ‘66, he started the first formal medical exchange program with Sun Yat-sen University in China.
Through medical missions work, Pennell has traveled to more than 100 countries and served on more than 22 mission boards and agencies. He used the trips to serve and to teach, so that those he worked with would be better equipped to provide care.
Two funds have been established in Pennell‘s honor—the Timothy C. Pennell International Fellowship Fund, created by the Broyhill Family Foundation, and the Pennell Pro Humanitate Vitae Fund. Both give qualified health professionals from other countries the opportunity to train at the School of Medicine, and they support volunteer teaching and service efforts by faculty, residents and medical students who serve in developing countries.
C. Douglas Maynard, MD ‘59 (right), Winston-Salem, N.C., receives the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the State of North Carolina‘s highest honor, on Thursday, Sept. 6, at Wake Forest Biotech Place. Donny Lambeth, former N.C. Baptist Hospital president and current state representative in the N.C. General Assembly, presented the award to Maynard.
Dominick Addario, MD ‘69, San Diego, Calif., is a clinical professor at the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Robert (Bob) Buchanan, MD ‘69, Durham, N.C., is retired from cardiology from Duke University Medical Center.
Hoyle E. Setzer Jr., MD ‘69, Laurel, Mont., is celebrating 52 years of marriage with wife, JoAnne. They have three children: daughter Shannon and sons Ben and Matthew. He reports that he took up hay farming and carving cottonwood bark in his retirement. “I enjoy living in Montana!” he writes.
J. William Eakins, MD ‘70, Wilmington, N.C., retired from the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Physician Group-New Hanover Medical Group has received the HEALTH CARE HEROES Physician Award. The award honors a physician whose performance is considered exemplary by patients, peers and other health care providers. Eakins was nominated for the honor by fellow alumnus, Neill H. Musselwhite III, MD ‘75, also of Wilmington.
William J. Monteforte, MD ‘72, Anacortes, Wash., retired from pathology practice in 2010 and worked for Bloodworks NW (formerly Puget Sound Blood Center) part time for two years promoting patient blood management in western Washington state. He enjoys boating and woodworking in the beautiful Pacific northwest.
Robert A. Simmons, MD ‘72, Fort Collins, Colo., has completed 10 years active duty in the U.S. Army as a gastrointestinal physician (1980) and retired as a lieutenant colonel from U.S. Army Reserves. He completed 32 years as a founding member of what is now a 14-physician gastroenterology group in Fort Collins. He finished his professional career by working three years at the VA Hospital in Cheyenne, Wyo. He and wife Wanda have been married for 30 years, and they have three daughters, four granddaughters and one grandson. He says he remains in excellent health and enjoys cycling, fly fishing, hiking and international travel. His brother-in-law is classmate Charles H. McLeskey, MD ‘72.
Louis Weinstein, MD ‘72, Charleston, S.C., recently received the Sesquicentennial Award from his undergraduate alma mater, Bates College in Maine, for major contributions to the betterment of humanity. This is only the sixth time the award has been presented, and he is the only physician to have received it. In 2017, he was honored by the Wake Forest Medical Alumni Association with the Distinguished Achievement Award. Recently, he was elected chair-elect of the Governing Council of the Senior Physicians Section of the American Medical Association, representing 55,000 members. “I strongly believe that senior physicians can make very important contributions to clinical care, medical education and coaching for students and residents,” he says.
Leon F. Woodruff Jr., MD ‘72, Raleigh, N.C., is enjoying retirement and working with other classmates to fund a MD Class of 1972 Scholarship in time for their 50th reunion. “I‘m blessed to be in good health with family close by,” he says.
C. Hugh Everhart, MD ‘74, Bonita Springs, Fla., retired from full-time work in pulmonary and sleep medicine in 2014. Since then, he has worked locums for one to two weeks a month in Grand Junction, Colo.
James David Rogers, MD ‘74, Williamsburg, Mich., is a member of the Michigan Board of Medicine.
Ronald L. Snow, MD ‘74, Saint George, Utah, is a volunteer ophthalmologist for SEE International (www.seeintl.org). He has participated in four SEE expeditions, two each in Mexico and Honduras. Each trip requires the volunteer to take time away from his/her practice and to pay for expenses. “The reward is knowing that those who were once blind can now see, as a result of a 10-minute procedure by a skilled eye surgeon,” Snow says. “The ripple effect is that the family members, who were taking care of the once-blind person, are now free to go to school or work.”
Stephen Poolos, MD ‘75, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., is in the process of selling his home in West Virginia and anticipates moving to Winston-Salem, where he says he will be when he‘s not at Ocean Isle Beach.
Steven Bowman, MD ‘75, St. Petersburg, Fla., is semi-retired.
Haywood L. Brown, MD ‘78, Tampa, Fla., has been named the University of South Florida‘s vice president for diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity and Title IX administrator. He will also be an associate dean for diversity at the Morsani College of Medicine as well as chief diversity officer for USF Health.
Palmer Edwards, MD ‘79, Winston-Salem, N.C., a certified psychiatrist, has been elected to the North Carolina Medical Society Board of Directors as president-elect.
Nancy Ash Hutchison, MD ‘79, Edina, Minn., authored the chapter “Evaluation and Management of Edema and Lymphedema in the Cancer Patient” in the book Cancer Rehabilitation Principles and Practice, Second Edition, by Michael D. Stubblefield. The book was published in September 2018 by Demos/Springer Publishing Co.
Karen H. Raines, MD ‘84, Clemmons, N.C., plans to retire July 1, 2019.
Margaret Funch Brock, MD ‘94, Winston-Salem, N.C., is retired and a member of the volunteer faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology at Wake Forest School of Medicine.
Mark Hiatt, MD ‘99, MBA, Draper, Utah, is the new vice president of medical affairs for Guardant Health, a molecular diagnostics company based near San Francisco.
Jason W. Edsall, MD ‘00, Rural Hall, N.C., was appointed to the newly created position of chief medical officer for Northern Hospital of Surry County. His began his new duties Jan. 1, 2019.
Jonathan Lee Slaughter, MD ‘04, Bexley, Ohio, is a neonatologist, principal investigator in the Center for Perinatal Research and assistant professor of pediatrics at Nationwide Children‘s Hospital/The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
Omar Steven Canaday, MD ‘08, Reno, Nev., completed his internal medicine residency in 2011 and served as chief resident during 2011-12. He is the associate program director at the University of Nevada Reno, as well as a hospitalist at VA Reno. He also was deputy chief of medicine at the VA in 2016 and 2017.
Jeanne L. Hatcher, MD ‘08, Atlanta, Ga., is the laryngology fellowship director at Emory University School of Medicine‘s Emory Voice Center.
Dana M. Haydel, MD ‘08, Miami Lakes, Fla., is an anatomic and clinical pathologist with subspecialty certification in dermatopathology and pediatric pathology.
Holly Marie Langmuir, MD ‘08, Mechanicsburg, Pa., is working at Lancaster General Health Physicians in family and maternity medicine. She married Mark Rosenstein on April 28, 2018.
Ellie Simpson Ragsdale, MD ‘08, Solon, Ohio, was named director of fetal intervention at University Hospitals Cleveland in January 2018. As the MFM of the Congenital Cardiac Collaborative, she performed the first successful in utero fetal cardiac intervention in the state of Ohio. The collaborative performs in utero fetal cardiac interventions to alter the course of some fetuses with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
Shannon Elizabeth Smith, MD ‘08, Foxboro, Mass., was named a partner in the private practice Brigham Faulkner Ob-Gyn Associates, effective Jan. 1, 2019. She joined the group after completing her residency in 2012.
Blakely K. Stevenson, MD ‘08, Huntertown, Ind., is still working as an anesthesiologist at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Alison Virginia Winstead, MD ‘08, Atlanta, Ga., is working as an epidemic intelligence service officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
Sara Klinepeter Bartz, MD ‘09, Houston, Texas, welcomed a new daughter, Claire Alexandra Bartz, to her family on June 19, 2018.
Jesse W. Couk, MD ‘09, Decatur, Ga., is a partner at Atlanta ID Group in Atlanta.
Chia-shi Wang, MD ‘09, Decatur, Ga., is an assistant professor in pediatric nephrology at Emory University.
Colston Arthur Edgerton, MD ‘14, Charleston, S.C., welcomed a new son, Thomas Colston Edgerton, to his family on Nov. 2, 2018. Proud grandparents are T. Arthur Edgerton, MD ‘81, and Ann Killian Edgerton, PA-C ‘78, of Pinehurst, N.C.
Amber Carrier, MD ‘16, Greenville, N.C., has been traveling the world with her fiancé, Corbin Helis, MD ‘15. Says Carrier, “We have been to Paris, Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, Alsace, London and recently New Zealand, where there are some photos of me rocking my Wake Forest School of Medicine shirt!
Allen Sherrill Hudspeth, MD ‘53, House Staff ‘61, professor emeritus of cardiothoracic surgery at Wake Forest School of Medicine, died July 7, 2018, at his home in Winston-Salem at age 88.
The North Carolina native was a pioneering academic cardiothoracic surgeon, researcher and educator who devoted his career to the School of Medicine. Following an internship in surgery at the University of California Hospital in San Francisco and two years of service as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force in Japan, he returned to the medical school for a fellowship and remained on faculty until retiring in 2000.
Hudspeth helped develop major thoracic and cardiothoracic procedures, and several generations of surgeons trained under his leadership. The School of Medicine‘s clinical wing of the Postoperative Cardiac Unit bears his name, and an endowed chair, the Allen Sherrill Hudspeth Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery, was established in his honor.
Survivors include his wife, Kathryn; four sons, one daughter, two step-daughters and six grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Hudspeth Fund for Cardiothoracic Surgery, c/o Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations, P.O. Box 571021, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1021.
W. Ray Henderson Jr., MD ‘54 — Spartanburg, S.C., July 9, 2018
Charles L. Moore, MD ‘54 — Lake Worth, Fla., April 20, 2017
Henry Vernell Vick, MD ‘55 — Tarboro, N.C., Oct. 8, 2018
Leonard Albert Wright, MD ‘55 — Camp Verde, Ariz., Sept. 20, 2018
Leonard Arthur LaBua, MD ‘57 — Amesbury, Mass., Aug. 13, 2018
Jay A. Rosenblum, MD ‘58 — New York, N.Y., Sept. 1, 2018
H. Gene Washburn Sr., MD ‘58 — Boiling Springs, N.C., Dec. 9, 2018
James Balfour Hoyme, MD ‘59 — Carrboro, N.C., Aug. 17, 2018
Robert L. Moore, MD ‘59 — Vero Beach, Fla., Sept. 25, 2018
Thomas W. Monaghan, MD ‘60 — Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 5, 2018
Craig A. Ryder, MD ‘63 — Decatur, Ga., July 5, 2018
Thomas Reid Blackburn, MD ‘65 — Shelby, N.C., July 22, 2018
Glenda Hartness Weber, MD ‘65 — Clemmons, N.C., July 22, 2018
Theodore A. Keith, MD ‘67 — Winston-Salem, N.C., Sept. 8, 2018
William Joseph Casey Jr., MD ‘70 — Tucson, Ariz., June 9, 2018
James Victor Volk, MD ‘72 — Hendersonville, N.C., Oct. 20, 2018
D. Stephen Hollis, MD ‘73 — Columbus, Ga., June 4, 2017
Michael R. Henderson, MD ‘84 — Spartanburg, S.C., June 19, 2018
Charles L. Record, MD ‘86 — Kernersville, N.C., Dec. 1, 2018
Anne Barden McKinney, MD ‘93 — Spartanburg, S.C., June 25, 2018
Jacob A. Neufeld, MD ‘93 — Boise, Idaho, Sept. 29, 2017
Hidetaka Yanagi, MD, House Staff ‘08, Isehara, Kanagawa, Japan, was the recipient of the 2018-19 Wake Forest Infectious Diseases Distinguished Alumni Award. After completing his infectious diseases training at Wake Forest in 2008, he accepted a faculty position as assistant professor of medicine at Tokai University Hospital.
The award recognizes his many noteworthy accomplishments as a physician and educator, including the establishment of an infectious diseases fellowship training program at Tokai University Teaching Hospital and his leadership in the development of infectious diseases as a subspecialty in Japan.
Loren Valmore Miller, MD, House Staff ’49 — Tulsa, Okla., Oct. 28, 2018
John David Fletcher, MD, House Staff ‘61 — Candler, N.C., Jan. 24, 2018
Giles Cowan Floyd, MD, House Staff ‘66 — Winston-Salem, N.C., Sept. 23, 2018
Christopher M. Mills, MD, House Staff ‘15 — Winston-Salem, N.C., Oct. 26, 2018
Members of the RN Class of 1958 celebrated their 60th reunion over two days, Sept. 19-20, 2018. The group attended a class reception on Wednesday evening followed by tours of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the Nurse Anesthesia program and Wake Forest Baptist Health-Davie Medical Center on Thursday.
Dee Waddell Everhart, RN ‘58, DNP, FNP/BC Cana, Va., has obtained her DNP from Old Dominion University.
Catherine Jones Bandeira, RN ’43 — Richmond, Va., Jan. 12, 2017
Lucielle Helderman Oliver, RN ‘45 — Charlotte, N.C., July 18, 2018
Cynthia B. Morris, RN ‘47 — Kings Mountain, N.C., May 19, 2018
Grace Hege Nifong, RN ‘47 — Winston-Salem, N.C., July 30, 2018
Marguerite Brantley Howell, RN ‘48 — Raleigh, N.C., April 18, 2017
June Hobson Blakley, RN ‘49 — Newton, N.C., Sept. 15, 2017
Marillyn Floe McLean, RN ‘54 — Morganton, N.C., Nov. 2, 2017
Dorothy Monteith Godfrey, RN ‘55 — San Diego, Calif., 2014
Martha Pierce Suggs, RN ‘55 — Summerfield, N.C., March 23, 2017
Naomi Nicholson Adcock, RN ‘56 — Statesville, N.C., Aug. 5, 2017
Norma Dell Bryant Gunn, RN ‘57 — Reidsville, N.C., Oct. 10, 2018
Nancy Carter Menzies, RN ‘58 — Austin, Texas, July 26, 2017
Susan McGlamery Kluttz, RN ‘60 — Winston-Salem, N.C., March 30, 2018
Shirley Hollifield Sparks, RN ‘67 — Morganton, N.C., Aug. 3, 2018
Suzanne McKinney Kernodle, RN ‘68 — Seneca, S.C., March 8, 2016
Jackie Jones Mitchell, RN ‘69 — Germanton, N.C., Sept. 7, 2018
Lisa T. Allgood, RN ‘73 — Charlotte, N.C., Aug. 26, 2018
Bowie Tran, MMS, PA-C ‘11, has been recognized by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) for earning the specialty credential Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Emergency Medicine. The distinction is earned by meeting licensure, education and experience requirements and then passing a national exam in the specialty.
Tran works at Wake Forest Baptist Health and at several emergency departments for Cone Health in Greensboro, N.C. “Certified PAs who earn the CAQ demonstrate a strong commitment to lifelong learning and attention to evolving medical advancements in their area of practice,” says Dawn Morton-Rias, EdD, PA-C, president and chief executive officer of NCCPA. “Not only have they maintained certification through continuing medical education programs and assessments throughout their careers, they have pursued and been awarded this additional credential that attests to their knowledge and skills in their specialty.”
Alisha Detroye, PA-C ‘04, DF AAPA has been elected 2019 NCAPA President elect. She is director of Translational and Supportive Care at Wake Forest Baptist Health.
Carroll T. “CT” Harris, PA-C ’76 — Matthews, N.C., July 31, 2018
Marshall Dean Freedman, PA-C ’78 — Ellicott City, Md., April 10, 2018
Thomas E. Anderson, PA-C ’86 — Seaside, Calif., Sept. 14, 2018
School Begins New Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree
The School of Medicine is offering a new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree to prepare nurses to assume leadership roles in practice, management and education.
The DNP is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice, offering an alternative to research-focused doctoral programs. DNP programs are becoming a new standard in nursing education. The concept of DNP programs has been endorsed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists has endorsed the practice doctorate as the entry degree for nurse anesthetists.
The Wake Forest School of Medicine DNP program provides doctoral-level content in evidence-based practice, quality and safety, public health, leadership, interprofessional collaboration, systems management, policy, finance and nursing informatics. Students will learn from a diverse team of DNPs, PhDs and JDs, taking three credits of elective online coursework at the Wake Forest School of Law.
The DNP program has two tracks: a post-master‘s DNP degree for RNs with a master‘s degree, and a post-bachelor‘s doctoral degree for nurse anesthesia.
The post-master‘s track is a part-time, two-year online program for registered nurses. Because most students will be professional, working RNs, the post-master‘s DNP will be offered part-time with online courses and four, intensive in-person sessions. The track‘s first entering class started in August.
The post-bachelor‘s track is designed for RN applicants interested in becoming CRNAs. It will be a three-year, full-time blended program, with most courses offered in person and an extensive clinical practicum. The program will begin in 2021.
AANA Honors Alumni, Program with Awards
Two alumni and Wake Forest‘s Nurse Anesthesia Program won awards at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists‘ (AANA) 2018 Annual Conference.
Nancy Bruton Maree, RN ‘66, CRNA ‘74, of Raleigh, N.C., received the Agatha Hodgins Award, the highest honor for a CRNA, which recognizes individuals whose foremost dedication to excellence has furthered the art and science of nurse anesthesia.
Sandra Maree Ouellette, CRNA ‘69, of Winston-Salem, N.C., received the Didactic Instructor of the Year Award for significant contributions to the education of student nurse anesthetists in the classroom.
Caroline Killman, SRNA Class of 2020, of Winston-Salem, N.C., was one of only two student representatives elected to the national Education Committee.
The Nurse Anesthesia Program won the AANA‘s Public Relations Award for broadening the reach of Wake Forest on social media and through the production of a video, establishing three scholarships, promoting student participation in global missions and being active in state and national association meetings.