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Thank you to all who attended the 2013 Reunion and Alumni Week.

We look forward to seeing everyone in 2018!


Medical Discovery at HMS: Transplantation and Organ Regeneration

Members of the Murray family pose with some of the symposium speakers

Dedicated to Joseph E. Murray, MD '43, in recognition of his contributions to Harvard Medical School, medicine, and humanity
Moderated by William W. Chin, MD ’72, executive dean for research and Bertarelli Professor of Translational Medical Science at Harvard Medical School, panelists included Terry Strom, MD, professor of medicine at HMS; Joseph P. Vacanti, MD, John Homans Professor of Surgery at HMS; A. Benedict Cosimi, MD, Claude E. Welch Distinguished Professor of Surgery at HMS; and Bohdan Pomahac, MD, associate professor of surgery at HMS.

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Medical Education in the Era of Health Care Reform

Malcolm Cox, MD ’70, Eric B. Larson, MD ’73, Steve Weinberger, MD ’73

Moderated by George E. Thibault, MD ’69, president of the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, panelists included Steve Weinberger, MD ’73, executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American College of Physicians; Eric B. Larson, MD ’73, vice president for research at Group Health and professor of medicine and health services at the University of Washington; and Malcolm Cox, MD ’70, chief academic affiliations officer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Med Talks ’88: Ideas Worth Sharing

Four panels over a full day, moderated by Jeff Ecker, MD ’88, professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology, Harvard Medical School, celebrated the accomplishments of the 25th Reunion Class, as graduates spoke about their work and its impact.

Panel 1: New Pathways in Academics and Education
Tony Monaco, MD ’88, president of Tufts University; Jody Heymann, MD ’88, dean of the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles, founding director of the World Policy Analysis Center; Andrea Reid, MD ’88, physician in the gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition Section and program director of gastroenterology training, Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center;

Panel 2: Taking a Medical Education Down Different Paths
Claire McCarthy, MD ’88, pediatrician and medical communications editor at Boston Children’s Hospital, assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and senior editor at Harvard Health Publications; Henry Chueh, MD ’88, chief of the Division of Biomedical Informatics, director of the Laboratory of Computer Science at Massachusetts General Hospital; Sam Wong, MD ’88, orchestra conductor in New York, London, Tokyo, and Hong Kong and ophthalmologist in private practice, and maestro of the 1988 Second Year Show

Panel 3: Research and Investigation - Different Ways to Push Boundaries
Jonathan Epstein, MD ’88, William Wikoff Smith Professor and chair of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, scientific director of the Penn Cardiovascular Institute at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine; Judy Chiao, MD ’88, vice president of clinical development and regulatory affairs at Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Stephen Blacklow, MD ’88, Gustavus Adolphus Pfeiffer Professor and chair of the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School

Panel 4: Adventures Near and Far
Paul Farmer, MD ’90, PhD ’90, Kolokotrones University Professor and chair of Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Phill Key, MD ’88, doctor at Billings Clinic; Caren Solomon, MD ’88, deputy editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School; Tamara R. Fountain, MD ’88, professor at Rush University Medical Center's Division of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

2013 Reunion

Photo Gallery

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If you couldn't make it back to the Quad, or if you just want to relive the fun, event photographers were there to capture all the special moments. View our Flickr gallery here »

Nancy Rigotti address alumni at the Annual Business Meeting of the HMAAHMAA

Annual Meeting

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Dean Flier gives his annual State of the School addressState of the


Watch the 2013 State of the School address by Dean Flier here »



2013 Reunion Classes present Dean Flier with their cummulative gift

Thank you to the alumni who stretched their regular giving, or give for the first time, to present a class gift that will make a substantial impact on HMS and its students.