University of Rochester

Rochester Review
July–August 2013
Vol. 75, No. 6

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School of Medicine and Dentistry


Walter Pories (MD), ’62 (Res) was honored by the Houston Academy of Medicine and the Harris County Medical Society with the John P. McGovern Compleat Physician Award. The national award recognizes “a multi-accomplished physician” demonstrating “humane and ethical care, commitment to medical humanities, and writing, research, and harmony between the academician and medical practitioner.” Walter is a professor of surgery and of biochemistry, director of the Metabolic Institute, chair of the Laupus Library at the East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., and an adjunct professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md.


Patricia Bomba (Res), the vice president and medical director of geriatrics at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, has been named to the Institute of Medicine Committee on Transforming End-of-Life Care.


Thomas Tape (Res), ’86 (Flw) has been elected to the board of regents of the American College of Physicians. Thomas is professor and vice chair of clinical affairs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.


Jeffrey Stone (MD) (see ’87 College).


Trinitia Ash Cannon (MD) was inducted into the Warren (Ohio) City Schools Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. A graduate of the Warren Western Reserve High School in Ohio in 1989, she’s an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center and one of only two microvascular surgeons in Oklahoma who performs complex reconstructive surgeries.


Douglas Larson (Pdc), who practices at Larson Orthodontics in Jamestown, N.Y., has been named to the board of directors of the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy.