Left to right: Captain (Ret.) Joel Lees, MD’79, HS’80, HS’85, Capt. (Ret.) Kathleen Fischer, MD’79, HS’85, Lt. Shira Paul, BA’11, Capt. Chris Culp, BA’83, Rear Adm. Paul Pearigen, MD’87, gathered at the Admiral Kidd Club on San Diego Bay for the Navy American College of Physicians meeting in January, continuing Vanderbilt’s long affiliation with U.S. Navy Medicine.
Paul DeFlorio, MD’01, and his wife, Amanda, have four children: Wyatt, Emmaline, Rhett and Dillon.
Zurabi Lominadze, MD,’12, BA’08, and Maia Tavadze were married April 21. Lominadze started a transplant hematology fellowship at Columbia University NY-Presbyterian in July.
Michelle Kiger, MD’11, and her husband, Dave, welcomed their second son, James William, in September.
Boris Pavlin, MPH, MD’03, and his wife, Karien Stuetzle, recently welcomed their first child, Calla Aurora.
(left to right) Gerard Jenkins, MD’09, Randon Hall, MD’08, HS’12, and Yaw Sarpong, MD’08, met in Capilano River Regional Park in Vancouver, Canada, to hike the mountains and suspension bridges and to celebrate the 10-year reunion of the VUSM class of 2008.
Kathryn Edwards, MD, FAC, left, received the Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement at the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Annual Awards Dinner held in Washington, D.C., in May. Pictured with Edwards, from left to right, Maria Deloria Knoll, PhD, Kathy Neuzil, MD, MPH’98, HS’91, FE’92, Marie Griffin, MD, MPH, FAC, Natasha Halasa, MD, MPH’06, FE’04.
Nataly Sumarriva, MD, HS’18, and Thomas Beck, PhD, FE’17, were married May 26 in Nashville. Sumarriva is an assistant professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Yale. Beck is an immunologist and pre-med student at Middle Tennessee State University.
John Logan, MD’61, was honored for lifetime community volunteerism for his efforts and support directed at Henderson Riverfront redevelopment and many civic, professional and philanthropic efforts to improve the lives of citizens in Henderson, Kentucky, where he resides.
Wesley Abadie, MD’03, HS’04, was recently deployed to Afghanistan at Craig Joint Theater Hospital.