Medical Reunion Weekend 2012

October 25-28

1997 Reunion Committee

  • Eric Vallone, M.D. (C'90, M'97, R'00)

Who's Coming to Medical Reunion Weekend 2012

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Medical Reunion Weekend Highlights

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  • Georgetown University Medical Center Legend Reception honoring Thomas Magovern, M.D.
  • Timothy S. Healy S.J. Award honoring Ambassador Mark Dybul, M.D.
  • Class of 1997 Party
  • All Class Luncheon
Miriam Awad (b')
Miriam Awad (GSB'93) is proud to announce the birth of Alexander Murray on March 11, 2014 in Bangkok. Miriam will be concluding her assignment as Deputy Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok and returning to Washington, DC as a Rusk Fellow at Georgetown University in mid-August for the 2014-2015 academic year.   Click here for photo
Submitted on May 6 2014

Erin Royston Battat (c')
Erin (Royston) Battat (C'97) is pleased to announce the publication of "Ain’t Got No Home: America's Great Migrations and the Making of an Interracial Left" published by University of North Carolina Press on February , 2014. Most scholarship on the mass migrations of African Americans and southern whites during and after the Great Depression treats those migrations as separate phenomena, strictly divided along racial lines. In this engaging interdisciplinary work, Erin Royston Battat argues instead that we should understand these Depression-era migrations as interconnected responses to the capitalist collapse and political upheavals of the early twentieth century. During the 1930s and 1940s, Battat shows, writers and artists of both races created migration stories specifically to bolster the black-white Left alliance. Defying rigid critical categories, Battat considers a wide variety of media, including literary classics by John Steinbeck and Ann Petry, "lost" novels by Sanora Babb and William Attaway, hobo novellas, images of migrant women by Dorothea Lange and Elizabeth Catlett, popular songs, and histories and ethnographies of migrant shipyard workers. This vibrant rereading and recovering of the period's literary and visual culture expands our understanding of the migration narrative by uniting the political and aesthetic goals of the black and white literary Left and illuminating the striking interrelationship between American populism and civil rights.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Feb 26 2014

Sandeep Parekh (l')
Sandeep Parekh (L'97) is pleased to announce the publication of "Insider Trading, Manipulation and Insider Trading in the Indian Securities Markets" published by CCH Wolters Kluwer on November 29, 2013. The book covers important aspects of securities regulations – fraud, manipulation and insider trading. The book also looks at common law fraud, mis-statements in public offers, mis-selling and recommending unsuitable products and carries a detailed coverage of powers of SEBI, enforcement action and remedies for investors. It covers landmark domestic as well as international cases.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Nov 29 2013

Stacey Epps (m')
"Richmond, Va. -(Oct. 31, 2013) - Stacey Epps, M.D.(M'97) , has been named executive medical director of the Bon Secours Neurosciences Institute. Dr. Epps is also the chairman of the Department of Neurosciences at Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center and vice president of the Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia. "Dr. Epps has been instrumental in providing the very best neurological care for our patients," said Timothy J. Shephard, Ph.D., vice president and executive director, Bon Secours Neurosciences Institute. "We are excited to apply that same passion and skill to the strategic direction and oversight of the Institute." Epps' appointment adds clinical-based oversight and solid program development experience to an already successful program. "With this appointment, the Bon Secours Neurosciences Institute takes another step forward in advancing the fundamentals of its neurological services across eight of Bon Secours' facilities in the Commonwealth to better serve the program and the community," said Shephard. "The Institute has made tremendous strides as an organization since launching in 2008, both operationally and in what it has provided in terms of community based patient care," said Epps. "I am honored to help lead this organization as it expands its mission to reach more people in need." Dr. Epps received his bachelor's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his neurology residency at Georgetown University School of Medicine and the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center and completed his epilepsy fellowship at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Dr. Epps is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. The Bon Secours Neurosciences Institute identifies and treats the full spectrum of nervous system disorders such as learning disabilities, epilepsy, stroke, Parkinson's disease and sleep disorders. Physicians treat patients in the areas of neurology, neurosurgery, neurointervention, neuroradiology, and neuropsychology. The Institute includes two dedicated neuroscience centers, six stroke centers, the largest private teleneurology network in Virginia, epilepsy monitoring units, a comprehensive neurodiagnostic center, the Neurovascular Center, the Sleep Disorder Laboratory, and several other neurology and neurosurgery practices."  
Submitted on Oct 31 2013

Sean Redmond (f')
Sean Redmond (F'97, SCS '00, MBA '11) began his second term over the summer as President of the Georgetown Club of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. The Club kicked off its fall programming season with a special guest lecture by Hon. Donald H. Rumsfeld at the Club's new affiliated clubhouse, the City Tavern Club in Georgetown.   Click here for photo
Submitted on Oct 30 2013

Gayle Galletta (c')
Gayle Galletta (C'91, G'92, M'97) writes, "In August 2012, I moved with my husband and three children (ages 8, 9 and 10) to Norway. After immersing myself in the language, I was offered a job at Akershus Universitietssykehus, just outside Oslo, to help establish Emergency Medicine as its own specialty. In Norway, healthcare is considered a universal human right and everyone is covered by the national health insurance plan. However, emergency rooms are primarily staffed with interns, much as it was in the US over 50 years ago. We are hoping to improve the level of care patients receive in the emergency department and create the country's first residency program."  
Submitted on Jul 10 2013

Kennedy Gitchel (g')
Kennedy Gitchel (G'97) and Hiroco Gitchel are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Michelangelo Andrew Gitchel. He was born on May 5, 2013 in Tokyo and weighed 4 lb., 14 oz..  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jun 5 2013

Christopher Krackeler (c')
Chris Krackeler (C'97) and Suzanne Madden (C'94) welcomed twins, Avery and Will, at G'town Hospital in 2012. We also built a new home in Arlington, VA which is decorated with much blue and gray.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Apr 21 2013

Eric Vallone (c')
Eric Vallone (C'90) and Kristi Vallone are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Luisa Antonietta Vallone. She was born on February 6, 2013 in Fairfax, Virginia and weighed 7 lb., 9 oz..  Click here for photo
Submitted on Feb 16 2013

Eric Vallone (c')
Eric Vallone (C'90, M'97) writes, "My wife, Kristi and I are ecstatic to be expecting our first child, a baby girl, due in early February."  
Submitted on Sep 24 2012

Ian Reifowitz (g')
Ian Reifowitz (G' 00 [PhD, History]) is very excited to announce that his new book "Obama's America: A Transformative Vision of Our National Identity" was published by Potomac Books on July 31, 2012. The book examines Obama's rhetorical push to enhance national unity, specifically across racial lines. Please visit ianreifowitz.com for more information.  
Submitted on Jul 12 2012

John Zoltner (c')
John Zoltner (C'89, MBA'97) recently moved from Santiago, Chile to Washington, DC. After six years living in Santiago, Chile developing projects which used mobile technology to address health and agricultural problems in Latin America, John moved back to Washington to serve as Senior ICT and Agriculture Specialist at FHI 360 (formerly AED) with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jun 27 2012

Charles Bruder (l')
Charles Bruder (L'97) spoke at a seminar entitled "Corporate Wellness Adds to the Bottom Line: Creating a Productive and Healthy Workforce." Bruder concentrates his practice in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation. He is experienced in all aspects of defined contribution and defined benefit plans, deferred compensation arrangements, stock option plans, employee stock ownership plans, and other incentive and equity-based compensation arrangements. Prior to commencing his legal career, Bruder was a senior tax consultant for a "Big 5" accounting firm, providing tax consulting and financial planning services primarily to corporate executives.  
Submitted on Jun 19 2012

Deborah Reichmann (c')
Right after Havdalah (end of sabbath) services on January 14, 2012, Deborah Reichmann, (C '93, L '97 and DLS '16) along with eight other candidates received s'micha (rabbinic ordination) from the Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute (JSLI). Becoming a rabbi fulfills a dream that Debbie has had since deciding between law school and seminary right out of college. At that time, she chose law but is grateful for the many opportunities life presents to keep growing and learning.  
Submitted on Jun 14 2012

David Fogel (f')
David Fogel (F'93, JD/MBA '97) and his wife, Meade, live in Fairfield, CT with their 3 daughters. He is a co-founder and EVP of IndexIQ, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) company based in Rye, NY.  
Submitted on Jan 29 2012

Christos Mastoras (f')
Christos Mastoras (F'97) recently accepted a position at Yahoo! Maktoob located in Dubai, UAE as Director of Business Development. Christos was previously employed at Booz & Company located in Dubai, UAE as Engagement Manager. In his new role, Christos will be heading up strategic partnerships, alliances, M&A and corporate venturing across the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) during a time of rapid growth and change in the region.  
Submitted on Dec 18 2011

Christopher Burke (c')
Christopher J. Burke (C'97) was sworn in on August 4, 2011 as a United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.  
Submitted on Nov 11 2011

Robb Adkins (l')
Robb Adkins (L'97) has joined Winston & Strawn LLP as a partner in the San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. Over the past decade, Adkins has served as a federal prosecutor, Enron trial attorney, Chief of the U.S. Attorneys Office in Orange County, and, for the past two years, as the Executive Director of the Presidents national Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. At Winston, he will focus on trial practice, corporate internal and government investigations, complex litigation, financial regulation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues, corporate securities fraud, and other enforcement matters. As head of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force formed by the President and chaired by the U.S. Attorney General, Adkins was responsible for directing the largest coalition ever assembled to investigate financial fraud. Adkins worked with the highest leaders of the DOJ, SEC, CFTC, and more than other 25 federal and state fraud enforcement agencies and regulators to develop national enforcement strategies, coordinate criminal and civil initiatives, and implement nationwide training and guidance for line prosecutors and regulators. Prior to leading the Task Force, Adkins spent eight years as a criminal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Central District of California, focusing on white-collar fraud prosecutions, and served as the Chief of the U.S. Attorneys Office in Orange County, Calif. for more than two years. During his service as Chief, Adkins supervised an office of more than 40 trial attorneys and staff responsible for all federal criminal matters in a county of more than three million citizens. During his tenure as a line prosecutor and Chief, he served as lead counsel in more than 50 prosecutions and as first chair in complex fraud and corruption trials. Adkins has received widespread recognition for his efforts, including the Attorney Generals Award for Exceptional Service, the highest commendation in the DOJ. From 2005 to 2007, Adkins was a member of the Enron Task Force, serving as a trial attorney in the landmark criminal trial against Enron CEOs Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling. He also conducted a separate trial against Ken Lay on bank fraud charges, delivering the opening statement and closing argument, resulting in conviction on all counts.  
Submitted on Sep 26 2011

Sean Redmond (f')
I received my MBA from Georgetown in May 2011, and beginning on July 1, I will serve as president of the Georgetown Club of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. I look forward to seeing our classmates in DC at a club event soon or at our reunion next year!  
Submitted on Jun 27 2011

Francis Tirol (c')
Francis Tirol and Amanda Gilman celebrated the christening of their son, Sebastian Ignatius, on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011. Big sister, Olivia Louise, welcomed her little brother with open arms. The family resides in Baltimore, Maryland, where Francis is the director of the epilepsy monitoring unit at Sinai Hospital and Amanda is a staff attorney for the Social Security Administration.  
Submitted on Jun 20 2011

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