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M.J. “Mickey” Mintz, D.O., ’54, Dover, N.J., was featured in the article “Doctors no longer use a horse and buggy, but some still make house calls,” which appeared in the Aug. 5 edition of MD Consult. Dr. Mintz began his “Doc in a Car” practice after retiring from family medicine, making house calls to elderly patients who are not able to go to their doctor. When starting this new practice, “I felt at the time that the elderly were being totally forgotten,” he said. Dr. Mintz typically sees 20 to 25 patients a week, many over age 85, and covers about a 22-mile radius in Morris County, N.J.



Tommy L. Summe, D.O., ’67, Edmonds, Wash., at right, and Larry A. Wickless, D.O., ’67, Chicago, then president of the American Osteopathic Association, both classmates and friends, attended the Washington Osteopathic Medical Association CME program.

Robert J. Blickensderfer, BSPH, D.O., ’69, Mineral Ridge, Ohio, and his wife, Barbara, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amy Louise Blickensderfer, Pharm.D.



Stanley E. Grogg, D.O., FACOP, ’71, Tulsa, Okla., has been named associate dean for clinical research and medical director of service learning at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS). He currently serves as interim provost of OSU-CHS and interim dean of OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, positions he will continue to serve in until they are permanently filled.


Michael K. Murphy, D.O., FACOFP, ‘73, Hattiesburg, Miss., was featured in an article in the Hattiesburg American. He is the vice president and founding dean of William Carey University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. The college welcomed its first class of students in August 2010.

Rep. J. Michael Ritze, D.O., M.F.S.A., ’73, Broken Arrow, Okla., has been re-elected to a second term to the Oklahoma State House of Representatives. He is the first osteopathic physician in Oklahoma history to serve in the state legislature, and he is a member of the Public Health and Public Safety committees.

John B. Kurish, D.O., ’74, is board president of the Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation. The foundation awards grants to selected, qualified 501(c)(3) health-related charities and scholarships to selected third-year osteopathic medical students attending an accredited college of osteopathic medicine. In this role, Dr. Kurish also serves as the foundation’s representative to the Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine Board of Trustees. Dr. Kurish practices family medicine in Colorado Springs.




P. Gunnar Brolinson, D.O., ’83, Blacksburg, Va., received the American Osteopathic Foundation’s Beehler Research Mentor of the Year Award. Dr. Brolinson is associate dean for clinical research and department chair for sports medicine at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, and the head physician for the Virginia Tech football team.


Carol M. Hutchinson, D.O., ’84, Tucson, Ariz., has joined the staff of MBI Occupational Healthcare. She has practiced in Tucson for 18 years, beginning her career as a general medical officer in the U.S. Army. Board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, she is also certified in occupational medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine.

Glenn H. Nordehn, D.O., ’87, Chicago, Ill., has been named chair of internal medicine at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University. He most recently served as director of health education technology and medical learning at the University of Minnesota Medical School of Duluth.

Dana Madsen Calcutt, D.O., ’89, Jefferson City, Mo., retired in September 2010 after 13 years of service at Capital Region OB/GYN Associates in Jefferson City.


Eric P. Miller, D.O., ’99, attended the 2010 “Surgeons as Educators” course through the American College of Surgeons. This intensive course is designed for surgery residency program directors in the United States. Dr. Miller and his family are working toward becoming full-time missionaries. In 2010, he ended his regular surgical practice in Chelsea, Mich., and the family spent time at the Center for Intercultural Training in North Carolina and then at the Columbia International University for training in Muslim evangelism. They also attended language school.

Kristin Nelson, D.O., ’99, and Brent D. Nelson, D.O., ’03, Scottsdale, Ariz., are the parents of a daughter, Meadow, born July 27. They also have a son, Lake.


Jeffrey D. Davis, D.O., ’00, Memphis, Mo., practices family medicine at Memphis Medical Services. He was previously employed with the Northeast Missouri Health Council in Memphis.

Brian Panik, D.O., ’02, Kamuela, Hawaii, a board-certified emergency physician, cares for the people of the South Kona and Kau districts on the Big Island of Hawaii. He became chief of staff at Kau Hospital in 2009, and previously worked at Kohala Hospital and the Kohala Family Medical Clinic, both in Kapaau. Check out Dr. Panik’s website here:


Matthew R. Hardee, D.O., ’07, Kirksville, Mo., a specialist in internal medicine, is a member of the Northeast Regional Medical Group. Dr. Hardee completed his residency at Northeast Regional Medical Center.




Abby R. Tennenbaum, OT, ’07, was featured for her work with community re-entry for a 14-year-old student with a spinal cord injury. Tennenbaum, who works for Gentiva’s Rehab Without Walls in the San Francisco Bay area, was featured in Alternatives, a Rehab Without Walls publication. She is pictured here with her patient.


1st Lt. Scott A. Mateosky, M.S., PA-C, ’09
, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, is working with the U.S. Army, a designer, and a filmmaker to launch a fundraiser for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. It involves taking fabric pieces from soldiers’ used, all-climate uniforms to make new articles of clothing or accessories that would be sold to the general population. All proceeds will go to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

Paul A. Sibley, D.O., ’09, Harleysville, Pa., received the Intern of the Year award from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (PCOM) 2009-10 internship. He has begun his PGY-2 year as a PCOM orthopaedic surgery resident. His wife, Mary S. Aldrich-Sibley, D.O., ’09, is at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pa., completing an emergency medicine residency.



Michael R. Brown, D.O., ’10, Lee’s Summit, Mo., is the 2009-10 recipient of the Laurence E. Patton, D.O., Annual Financial Award. This award was established in memory of Dr. Patton, who was a 1938 graduate.


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