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Alden Landry, M.D., M.P.H.
Alden Landry, M.D., M.P.H., knew at a young age that he wanted to pursue a career in health care. He distinctly recalls being inspired when he first saw his grandmother dressed in scrubs with a stethoscope around her neck on her way to work as a vocational nurse. But for a black man in a military family originally from south Texas, the path to becoming an emergency medicine physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center was not an easy
Thelma and Joe Linsey, Karan and Alfred Ross
Over the span of 10 years, Alfred Ross agonized as doctors diagnosed two beloved family members with breast cancer. His wife, Karan, was 35 years old when she was treated for the disease, and shortly thereafter, his aunt, Thelma Linsey, received her own diagnosis. He credits BIDMC breast surgeon Mary Jane Houlihan, M.D., for saving them both. More than two decades later, the family is still saying thank you and, in the process, improving care for thousands of patients enduring a similar experience.
Martin Pollak, M.D., Ananth Karumanchi, M.D., David Friedman, M.D.
Some diseases make headlines and pull at our heart strings. Others, like kidney disease, fly under the radar. But despite its relative obscurity, kidney disease is a major public health problem affecting primarily underserved populations in the United States and around the world. Without much fanfare, kidney disease causes significant illness and places an enormous burden on the health care system.
Frank Slack, Ph.D.
Imagine handing Galileo the Hubble telescope. What awe would he have felt at seeing that there was an entire universe beyond the confines of his tiny lens? What untold opportunities would have been laid before him to profoundly change the fields of astrophysics and engineering? This is just how many contemporary geneticists feel about the fledgling field of non-coding RNA and its potential impact on medicine and health.
June and Eliot Tatelman
The Eliot and June Tatelman Family Foundation recently contributed $282,000 to fund a Clinical Fellowship in HIV Medicine at BIDMC as well as administrative support for the fellowship. With the Tatelmans’ support, John Doweiko, M.D., and his colleagues at HCA are hoping to train primary care physicians to better address the challenging health care needs of the approximately 1,200 HIV-infected patients across the hospital.