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Class Notes, Winter 2016
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Christopher Cunha, MD '85

Chris Cunha, MD '85 became Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Pediatrics for 2016. The American Board of Pediatrics is the certifying board for Pediatrics in the United States, based in Chapel Hill, NC. The ABP certification provides assurance to the public that a general pediatrician or pediatric subspecialist has successfully completed accredited training and fulfills the continuous evaluation requirements that encompass the six core competencies: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice. To read more about the ABP, click here. 

Dr. Cunha has served on various committees of the ABP for the past 20 years including the General Pediatrics Exam Committee and chair of the Maintenance of Certification Committee. Presently he is enjoying his role as chair of the BOD while trying to balance his life as a full time general pediatrician, father and husband.

 

Daniel Lamar, MD '98

Dr. Lamar has joined the Tennessee Titans in Nashville as lead orthopedic consultant. Dr. Lamar is a sports medicine specialist and orthopedic surgeon with Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine & Pain Management and was an orthopedic surgeon for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 10 years.

 

John Kilgore, MD '89

Dr. Kilgore is one of four physicians who donated their time to Morton Plant Hospital to give four individuals living with limited mobility and pain total joint replacements for the holidays as part of Operation Walk USA.

 

Read the full story here.

 

Benjamin Osterrieder, MD '12

Dr. Osterrieder joined Sacred Heart Medical Group and the practice of Dr. Shane Medlock, with offices in Pensacola and Pace, Florida. Dr. Osterrieder specializes in obstetrics and gynecology.  

 

Dania Rumbak, MD '08

Dania Rumbak, MD '08 is the CMO and Co-Founder of the doctor-on-demand app, Baby Doctor. The app, which was founded by her and her husband, Shachar Golan in 2015. Since then, it has been featured on national outlets including CNBC and Free Enterprise. By downloading the app, users in the Manhattan area can request a pediatrician to come to their home within a 60-minute window. It's been hailed the "Uber of Pediatricians." With over 50 providers (pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners), Baby Doctor is changing the way healthcare is provided and they plan to grow the number of providers and expand their location to other major cities.

You can read more about Baby Doctor here.

Watch their September 2016 interview with CNBC here and read their September feature in Free Enterprise here.

Paul Wallach, MD '84

Dr. Paul Wallach, who led the recent, successful reaccreditation of Georgia’s public medical school and Dr. Robyn Hatley, a pediatric surgeon and honored educator and mentor, are the newest Charbonnier Endowed Chairs at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

“Drs. Hatley and Wallach are stellar examples of the caliber of faculty at the Medical College of Georgia, and are terrific ambassadors for the legacy and intent of our longest established endowment,” said Dr. Peter F. Buckley, MCG Dean and executive vice president for medical affairs and integration at Augusta University. “Theyjoin a distinguished group of renown physicians and scientists who have been privileged to hold these chairs before them.”

Read the full story here.

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