Class of 1970

Class of 1970

Welcome, UCCOM Class of 1970! We hope you enjoy exploring this specially-created website to celebrate you, our loyal MedCats.  Reminisce and remember your time at the College, and years beyond, while catching up and connecting with your classmates. 

Enjoy your trip down Memory Lane!  

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Dive-in for a Class of 1970 experience! Check out photos while visiting your private Facebook page to connect. Read about what your classmates have been doing and see what was popular in 1970 and more.

Updates from Your Classmates

Are you curious about what the Class of 1970 has been up to since graduation? Check out the class notes section below to get caught up!

Thomas G. Armbuster, MD

Thomas G. Armbuster’s specialty is in Diagnostic Radiology. He is currently retired. According to Dr. Armbuster, his choice of radiology was influenced by the great Ben Felson. He spent his entire 35-year career with Fort Wayne Radiology. He is now spending time with family, managing a tree farm, and playing a little golf.

Ann R. Gelke, MD

Ann Gelke’s specialty is in Child Psychiatry. She is currently retired.

Ann R. Bronson, MD

Ann Bronson’s specialty is in Anesthesiology.

Thomas R. Cardwell, MD

Thomas Cardwell’s specialty is in Pediatrics. He is currently retired. According to Dr. Cardwell, he retired in 2012 but still has a daily agenda. He collects spurts and historical memorabilia and old medical books. He reads and exercises as well as doing his home tasks. He is involved with the small community where he grew up, they are trying to save the critical access hospital. They have started services especially for seniors, so they can remain in their own home as long as they are able. They have programs to have people take charge of their own health, to be as healthy as they can. He works with schools to teach the development of life skills as well as academic achievement. They have mentors and are developing a career and technical education pathway. For economic development broadband internet is just being installed. He is currently writing his 6th book, all relating to his family history. His family is doing great and he is very proud.

Wesley Covitz, MD

Wesley Covitz’s specialty is in Pediatric Cardiology. He is currently retired. Dr. Covitz has received the following awards/honors/distinctions: Emeritus Professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

Damon Fellman, MD 

Damon Fellman’s specialty is in Neurology. He is currently the Associate Director of Neurology at Hackensack Meridian University Medical Center. According to Dr. Fellman, he still enjoys patient care and has no plans to retire, MIPS/MACRA is an irritating obstruction. He has been with Leslie for 48 years, a former UC intern, 7 associates. Grandchild care is his favorite hobby. Dr. Fellman has received the following awards/honors/distinctions: Cast Connelly Best Doctors award, Gold Foundation Gold Doctor, New Jersey Best Doctors, and Beigen’s Best Doctors.

Lawrence C. Freeman, MD

Lawrence Freeman’s specialty is in OB/GYN. He is currently retired.

Robert L. Garber, Jr., MD

Robert Garber’s specialty is in Psychiatry. He is currently retired. According to Dr. Garber, he is well as is Valerie. Wonderful coming together of many good people around Jessica's illness and enjoy being retired and continuing to be a grandfather to Joey in a different way after the death of his mom.

Byron W. Gustin, MD

Byron Gustin’s specialty is in Cardiology.

Richard C. Holihan, MD

Richard Holihan’s specialty is in Internal Medicine. He is currently an Aviation Medical Examiner Communication Coach and on the Sutter - Gould Medical Foundation.

Henry C. Howerton, MD

Henry Howerton’s specialty is in Diagnostic Radiology. He is currently retired.

William M. Hunter, MD

William Hunter’s specialty is in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. He is currently affiliated with Sentara Careplex in Hampton, VA.

Leonard J. Marks, MD

Leonard Marks’ specialty is in Pediatrics. He is affiliated with Sutter North Medical Group and Emeritus Clinical Professor of pediatrics UC Daus Medical Center. According to Dr. Marks, he is actively coaching youth sports, mainly soccer. He is still a full-time pediatrician but quit the hospital in 2017. He loves spending time with the grandkids and traveling. Dr. Marks has received the following awards/honors/distinctions: Member and chairman of Wellness Board Committee- Sutter North Medical Group.

Daniel L. McGehee, MD

Daniel McGehee’s specialty is in Family Medicine.

Thomas G. Peters, MD

Thomas Peters’ specialty is in Organ Transplant Surgery. He is Professor of Surgery, Emeritus, University of Florida Adjunct Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland Director, DCI Donor Services Research Chair, IRB, Ascension St. Vincent's Medical Center American Society of Transplant Surgeons Delegate to AMA Executive Director & Secretary, Attending Staff Foundation, Inc. President, FAIR Foundation Chair, Medical Advisory Board, National Kidney Foundation of Florida site Surveyor, and Florida Medical Association CME Committee. According to Dr. Peters, they are grateful for good health, very bust lives, and opportunities to contribute to their professional and local communities while retired from all clinical duties. Dr. Peters has received the following awards/honors/distinctions: Lifetime honorary Trustee, National Kidney Foundation of Florida The Starzl Club, and American Society of Transplant Surgeons Foundation.

Michael I. Rauchway, MD

Michael Rauchway’s specialty is in Radiology. He is currently retired. According to Dr. Rauchway, he retired from practice of vascular and interventional radiology, currently securities arbitrator in partnership with Audrey B. Rauchway, Esq. (who is also his in-house counsel).

James D. Reboulet, MD

James Reboulet’s specialty is in OB/GYN. He is currently on active staff at Fort Hamilton and Mercy Fairfield. According to Dr. Reboulet, he is still working part time in OB/GYN. His daughter got married to Suresh Pillai in 2017 and lives in Chicago. He has been playing in Southwest Ohio Symphony Band (alto sax) for 9 years. He is going to France with the family in August 2020.

Thomas G. Rosenberger, MD

Thomas Rosenberger’s specialty is in Pediatrics.

Peter J. Ruff, MD

Peter Ruff’s specialty is in Ophthalmology.

Stephen R. Schauer, MD

Stephen Schauer’s specialty is in Emergency Medicine. He is currently retired. According to Dr. Schauer, he is doing fine and is active. Jane is having problems post CVA 2014. Kids and grandkids are great and they are all enjoying life, but getting old is a bitch!

David D. Spilker, MD

David Spilker’s specialty is in Emergency Medicine. He is currently retired.

Warren A. Webster, MD

Warren Webster’s specialty is in Internal Medicine. He is currently retired.

Dennis R. Wenger, MD

Dennis Wenger’s specialty is in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery. He is the Director, Children's Orthopedic Resident and Fellow Program (emeritus), Rady Children's Hospital- San Diego/University of California- San Diego. According to Dr. Wenger, they have had a great family life (4 children- all grown up- all living in CA. Also, he has had a very fulfilling career as an academic pediatric orthopedic surgeon! Dr. Wenger has received the following awards/honors/distinctions: Distinguished Achievement Award- Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (2016), and Hall of Fame- Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (2019).

Charles J. Wibbelsman, MD

Charles Wibbelsman’s specialty is in Adolescent Medicine. He is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francicso and affiliated with Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco, CA. According to Dr. Wibbelsman, he has co-authored four books for teenagers and have been a guest on: the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today Show, and NBC Nightly News. Dr. Wibbelsman has received the following awards/honors/distinctions: President, The San Francisco Medical Society- Exceptional Contribution Award in Adolescent Medicine, (The Permanente Medical Group) Founders Award for Community Leadership- The American Academy of Pediatrics.

Marshall A. Zablen, MD

Marshall Zablen’s specialty is in Internal Medicine. He is the Medical Director Norton Medical Industries.

Lonnie K. Zeltzer, MD

Lonnie Zeltzer’s specialty is in Pediatric Pain. He is a Distinguished Research Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (in research track since retirement 1 year ago; still part time doing research at UCLA). According to Dr. Zeltzer, his granddaughter Ava was a representative to the UN from her school. Dr. Zeltzer has received the following awards/honors/distinctions: Editorial Board, Journal of Pain Invited member of the Expert Panel on Sickle Cell Disease, National Heart Lung Blood Institute Invited member, Anesthetic Drug Products Advisory Committee (AADPAC), FDA Invited member, Data Safety and Monitoring Board, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, six-site study in juvenile fibromyalgia invited member, technical expert panel, systemic review "opioid treatments for chronic pain", Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Advisory Board member, Cochrane Complimentary Medicine Review: B Berman Ed. Chairperson, NIH/NIAMS Safety Monitoring Committee: L Simons R21- GET Living invited member, Core Expert Advisory Committee on Opioid Prescribing Practices, CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) Invited member, Institute of Medicine Committee on Advancing Pain Care Education and Research (only expert in pediatric pain) invited member, and steering committee for the development of a federal pain research strategy (FPRS) to advise NIH on priorities for pain research (only an expert in pediatric pain). 

Interesting Things in 1970

Women's fashion in 1970
Men's fashion 1970s
  • 1970 MD Class Size: 96 vs. 2020 MD Class Size: 185
  • In 1970, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine established the first Emergency Residency Program in the United States.  
  • A new house cost $23,400.00
  • The average income per year was $9,350.00
  • A gallon of gas was 36 cents
  • The average cost of a new car was $3,900.00
  • The popular band "The Beatles" announce they have disbanded.
  • NASA's Apollo 13 Moon Mission returns to Earth successfully after abandoning its mission to the Moon after experiencing oxygen tank problems and an explosion.
  • Forty-three nations ratify the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
  • The United States invades Cambodia.
  • The first jumbo-jet, the Boeing 747, makes its debut commercial flight from New York to London.
  • The Waterbed: The 70's produced many icons, one of those being the modern waterbed created by Charles Hall in 1968, This was fueled by the sexual revolution of the Decade encompassing the Waterbed.
  • The Beatles
  • George Harrison
  • John Lennon
  • Cat Stevens
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Black Sabbath, Simon Garfunkel
  • The Who
  • King Crimson
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  • The AristoCats (1970)
  • MASH (1970)
  • Love Story (1970)
  • El Topo (1970)
  • The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)

Top 5 Songs


James J. Anthony, MD

Robert F. Botts, MD

Jeffrey L. Bronson, MD

Terence J. Coyne, MD

Judith S. Daniels, MD

John M. Dolibois, MD

Jerome J. Lambert, Jr., MD

James Makar, Jr., MD

Charles F. Schiffer, MD

Cheryle D. Southern, MD

William R. Weber, MD

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Vacant Position

Program Director of Alumni & Donor Experience, College of Arts and Sciences