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ALUMNI NEWS If you know of a KCU graduate, former faculty or staff member or iend of the University who h recently psed away, plee email alumni@kcumb.edu. 1985 Eugene W. Laveroni, Jr., DO, FACOS (COM '85) – e American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and its officers, governors, and members recently honored Dr. Laveroni with the College's highest award—the Orel F. Martin Medal—as a symbol of his outstanding career as an osteopathic surgeon, educator, and leader. PHOTO 1 1986 Eric Atwood, DO (COM '86) has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the VJ Reddy Memorial Award. e award honors V.J. Reddy, M.D., who served as Medical Director for Four County Mental Health Center in Kansas for many years. Dr. Atwood has served 20 years as the Director of Medical Services at Family Service and Guidance Center in Topeka, Kansas. PHOTO 2 1988 Daryl J. Callahan, DO, (COM '88) has joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) as the company's medical director of quality improvement, disease management, care coordination and medical policy. Before joining BCBSKC, he was the service chief at the U.S. Veterans Administration in Montana; prior to that he gained 12 years experience working at the Irwin Army Community Hospital at Ft. Riley. PHOTO 3 1998 Bradley Wargo, DO (COM '98) has joined the medical team at MidSouth Pain Treatment Centers at the surgery centers in both Southaven, Mississippi and Germantown, Tennessee. PHOTO 4 2002 Patrick T. Birchfield, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM (COM '02) was promoted to Colonel in the US Army Medical Corps. Dr. Birchfield currently work as the Deputy Commander for Clinical Services (Chief Medical Officer) for the Fox Army Health Center at Redstone Arsenal Alabama. At the 2017 OMED he was installed as the President of the American Osteopathic College of Occupational and Preventive Medicine. He previously served as president-elect and program chair, treasurer, and vice-president and Chair of the Aerospace Division. 2004 Alana Fearey Longwell, DO (COM '04) was recently promoted to Medical Director of Hospitalist and inpatient rehabilitation at Newman Regional Health in Emporia, Kansas. PHOTO 5 2006 Amish Patel, DO (COM '06) is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Rehab Consultants. IRC specializes in rehab in post-acute facilities, and is the largest rehabilitation physician (also called a physiatrist) group in the country with more than 100 physicians. Israel K. Brown Brantuoh, DO (COM '06) – e International Association of HealthCare Professionals (IAHCP) is pleased to welcome Israel K. Brown Brantuoh, DO, to their prestigious organization with his upcoming publication in e Leading Physicians of the World. e IAHCP is a networking organization where career minded individuals exchange ideas, educate, and empower one another. 2012 Clinton Rathje, DO (COM '12) has joined doctors Nagengast, Fallick and Olberding at General Surgery Associates. e practice is based in Lincoln, Nebraska. PHOTO 6 2014 Benjamin Roth, DO (COM '14) has joined the family medicine team at Altru Health Systems in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Maggie Barnidge, DO (COM '14) has joined the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas in Baxter Springs, Kansas. 2015 Ross Brockman, DO (COM '15) matched this spring to the allopathic Dermatology program at Oregon Health and Science University. He was also published in the May/June edition of Pediatric Dermatology (article title "Mimickers of Infantile Hemangiomas"). William R. Masters (COM '57) | 4/24/2017 Byron D. Harbolt (COM '58) | 8/21/2017 David W. Leopold (COM '62) | 4/16/2017 Jimmy L. Ducey (COM '63) | 5/2/2017 Robert W. Hasselman (COM '65) | 6/17/2017 omas M. Kramer (COM '67) | 6/14/2017 James F. Holleman (COM '68) | 5/15/2017 T. David Griffin (COM '83) | 8/31/2017 John H. Lunetta (COM '07) | 7/10/2017 KCU Remembers In memory of the alumni and iends we have recently lost. CLASS YEAR NEWS DAVID W. LEOPOLD, DO, FACOP (COM '62), passed away in April. He was one of several members of his family to graduate om KCU: his parents, Drs. Norman and V. Mae (COM '35) Leopold, sister Dr. Sarah Sue Leopold West and his uncle, Dr. Hershel Shockey. In addition, two of his uncles were also osteopathic physicians: Dr. V. A. Leopold and Dr. Roy Leopold. Dr. Leopold specialized in pediatric medicine, both in practice and in education, and at one time served on the faculty at University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. He later opened a private practice in Arizona where he also served as department chair at Sierra Vista Regional Hospital. His leadership and honors in the osteopathic community were very distinguished, including his service as president of the American College of Pediatricians, becoming a Fellow in 1977 and being honored by that organization in 2012 as Pediatrician of the Year.

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