Class of 1975
Welcome, UCCOM Class of 1975! 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.
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Updates from Your Classmates
Are you curious about what the Class of 1975 has been up to since graduation? Check out the class notes section below to get caught up!
Jeffrey H. Drogin, MD
Jeffrey Drogin’s specialty is in Internal Medicine. He is currently retired.
Lawrence A. Dworkin, MD
Lawrence Dworkin’s specialty is in Pathology. He is currently a Pathologist at Northwest Permanente P.C. According to Dr. Dworkin, he is still enjoying practicing medicine at 70. He is enjoying being alive 11 years after chemo/RT/ Autologous BMT at Fred Hutch Seattle for the mantle cell lymphoma. His advice: Stay on the right side of the microscope!! They love living in Oregon! He swims with Angela 5x a week!
Mark C. Gebhardt, MD
Mark Gebhardt’s specialty is in Orthopaedic Surgery. He is Chief, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgeon-in-Chief, Bethseda Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Fredrick W. and Jane M. Ilfield Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Boston Children's Hospital. According to Dr. Gebhardt, he is about to step down as Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at BIDMC after nearly 17 years as Chair. He will continue to see outpatients at BIDMC and Boston Children's Hospital and continue as a Senior Editor for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Happily remarried to Kristi Griffin in 2016 and is looking forward to more leisure time for reading, travel, and music.They took a bike tour of Croatia in September and had a fabulous time. Jonathan, his son, has a PhD from Yale and is working with a legal firm to aid academic immigrants through the process of entering this country. Susanna, after achieving her PhD in English Literature and recent postbac, will be starting medical school in August 2020. She has been accepted at UCCOM! She is also engaged to be married to Mo. Dr. Gebhardt has received the following awards/honors/distinctions: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Diversity Award (2017), Dedication of the Orthopaedic Journal at Harvard Medical School (2019), Named department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Almoosa Specialist Hospital, Al-Hasa, and KSA Honoree for Longwood Symphony Orchestra Gala (2019).
Mary Jo Ghory
Mary Jo Ghory’s specialty is in Pediatric Surgery. She is retired and is currently volunteering teaching pediatric residents at Tuscon Medical Center. Dr. Ghory has received the following awards/honors/distinctions: Outstanding philanthropist of the year awarded by Association of Fundraising Professionals of Southern Arizona (2017).
Sandra K. Griffith, MD
Sandra Griffith’s specialty is in Pediatrics. She is currently retired. According to Dr. Griffith, she retired September 2018 after 26 years at Pediatric Associates now Allegro Pediatrics. "Eastside" Seattle physician owned single specialty. 8 office group practice with 98 physicians, providers, PA, etc. Dr. Griffith has received the following awards/honor/distinctions: Earned IBCLC in December 2018.
Steven B. Hopping, MD
Steven Hopping’s specialty is in Plastic Cosmetic Surgery. He is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at George Washington University, and Director at The Center for Cosmetic Surgery Washington Hair Institute.
John P. Hossler, MD
John Hossler’s specialty is in Family Practice. He is semi-retired, office only. According to Dr. Hossler, 49 years of marriage with semi-retirement, he wants to plan more travel trips and the past summer won an award for 50 miles on antique wheel bicycle.
Frederick J. Kaskel, MD, PhD
Frederick Kaskel’s specialty is in Pediatric Nephrology. He is Chief Emeritus Nephrology Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Co-Director Life Course Program Institute for Clinical & Transitional Research. According to Dr. Kaskel, he and his wife Phyllis are enjoying their senior years with their family and friends living in Mamaroneck, NY for the past 40 years. They travel frequently around the globe for scientific meetings, volunteer initiatives, and vacation. They are grateful for their health and ability to give back to the various institutions and organizations that serve the less fortunate. Dr. Kaskel has received the following awards/honors/distinctions: Recipient Davidoff Society Albert Einstein College of Medicine Founder's Award, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Distinguished Alumnus, Monmouth College Class of 1967 Alumnus, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Class of 1975 Eric Blum Volunteer Award, and Frost Valley YMCA Summer Kidney program (2017).
Stephen P. Kelly, MD
Stephen Kelly’s specialty is in Family Practice. He is currently semi-retired but doing intensive medical missionary work in Cambodia, Nepal, and Uganda as well as serving as a Board member of JCK Foundation.
Michael J. Kelly, MD
Michael Kelly’s specialty is in Family Medicine. He is currently retired.
Thomas S. Natale Jr., MD
Thomas Natale’s specialty is in Pediatrics. He is affiliated with admission privileges North Shore Medical Center (Salem, MA), Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), Winchester Hospital (Winchester, MA), Melrose Wakefield Hospital (Melrose, MA)- affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital. According to Dr. Kelly, he is still in full-time pediatric practice. He and Anne will celebrate their 50th anniversary in June. They treasure their family time (themselves, kids, grandkids). Sailing remains a passion. They are doing a fair amount of travel. He still plays tennis… still not great! Life is good! Dr. Kelly has received the following awards/honors/distinctions: Best of Readings: Pediatrician (2017 & 2018), Physician (2019).
Donald P. Rakel, MD
Donald Rakel’s specialty is in Pediatrics. He is currently a retired Emeritus and staff member at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, and fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics/AAP seniors. According to Dr. Rakel, he is presently retired after 40 years in private practice and in good health. Oldest daughter married and in restaurant business. Youngest daughter is a lawyer practicing in New York City.
L. Richard Roedersheimer, MD
L. Richard Roedersheimer’s specialty is in Vascular Surgery. He is currently Mercy West Director of Vascular. Dr. Roedersheimer has received the following awards/honors/distinctions: Top Doc Cincinnati, Mercy Clinical Quality Award, and Health Care Heroes Finalist (2018).
Victor S. Roth, MD, MPH
Victor Roth’s specialty is in Occupational Medicine.
Thomas L. Schneider, MD
Thomas Schneider’s specialty is in Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine. He is currently retired. According to Dr. Schneider, he retired 4 years near Fredericksburg, VA. Enjoying golf, pickleball, traveling, and grandchildren.
Sydney R. Sewall, MD
Sydney Sewall’s specialty is in Pediatrics. He is an instructor in pediatrics Main-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency.
Robert C. Smith, MD
Robert Smith’s specialty is in Internal Medicine. He is currently retired.
Interesting Things in 1975
- A gallon of gas cost just 44 cents!
- The average cost of a new car was $4,250 ($20,569.68 in 2020 dollars!)
- The Vietnam War ended in April of 1975 as a series of events led to the fall of Saigon.
- NASA launched its first joint space flight mission with the Soviet Union, docking a US Apollo module with a Soviet Soyuz 19.
- Sony introduced Betamax Videotapes… and JVC introduced VHS.
- The first ever strike by doctors in the US caused hospitals to reduce services.
- Muhammad Ali beat Joe Fraser in the “Thriller in Manilla” match.
- The names “Micro-soft” and “Microsoft” became registered trademarks.
- The U.S. President was Gerald Ford.
- Bruce Springsteen released this third album, “Born To Run”.
- The Eagles achieved their first Billboard Hot 100 Number 1 Single with “Best of My Love”.
- Other popular artists in 1975:
- Minnie Riperton
- Bob Dylan
- David Bowie
- Alice Cooper
- Jefferson Starship
- Elton John
- Led Zeppelin
- John Lennon
- Bob Marley and the Wailers
- Paul McCartney and Wings
- Pink Floyd
- Paul Simon
- The Who
- ZZ Top
- Saturday Night Live debuted its first ever season!
- “Jaws” had its theatrical release in the summer of 1975.
- Other popular movies that came out in 1975:
- The Towering Inferno
- Young Frankenstein
- The Godfather Part II
- Funny Lady
- Murder on the Orient Express
- The Return of the Pink Panther
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
- Popular TV shows in 1975 included…
- The Six Million Dollar Man
- The Jeffersons
- All in the Family
- Good Times
- The Carol Burnett Show
- Angelina Jolie (June 4th)
- Jimmie Johnson (September 17th)
- Kate Winslet (October 5th)
- Tiger Woods (December 30th)
Top 5 Songs
Calvin L. Butts, MD
David L. Honeyman, MD
James L. Kegler, MD
Harriette Maranze, MD
Stephen L. Sacks, MD
George A. Schwemlein, MD
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