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Alumni News

Fall 2018

Kathy Andolsek, M.D., HS’79, has been appointed to the ACGME Board of Directors.

Evan Ballard, M.D., HS’79, is retiring at the end of this year after 39 years at the Jonesville Family Medical Center in Jonesville, N.C., which he co-founded. In retirement, he plans to enjoy time with his wife, Marianne, and seven grandsons in Elkin, N.C. His eldest son, Will, practices at the clinic, where he has been a partner for 11 years; his middle son, Andrew, is an architect in Iowa City; and his youngest son, Grey, is a professor of computer science at Wake Forest University. Ballard would love to reconnect with old colleagues in retirement.

Loretta Stenzel, M.D., HS’89, and her husband, Tim, are moving to Maryland in January, where she plans to work with Johns Hopkins Community Physicians. For the past eight years, she has worked for Vista Community Clinic, a large FQHC with over 600 employees in Vista, Calif., most recently as Director of Adult Medical Services. She was named Clinician of the Year for the practice twice. Stenzel has been a member of both San Diego County and California state Prescription Drug/Opioid Abuse Task Forces. In February, she was an invited speaker for the UCSD Global Health Program’s “Quarterly Conversations in Global Health” on the topic of the opioid crisis. Stenzel’s eldest daughter, Elyn, graduated from the Duke Physician Assistant Program and is now working for a Duke Breast Center in Raleigh. Her younger daughter, Kira, is at UNC School of the Arts with concentrations in scenic painting and set design.

Victoria Kaprielian, M.D., HS’88, wrote an op-ed that was published in the Raleigh News & Observer: “Whatever happened to the American Dream?”

Kevin Yow, M.D., JD, MPH, HS’00, has been appointed medical director of the Emergency Department at Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. Yow has practiced full time emergency medicine since 2001 and is board certified by both the American Board of Family Medicine and the Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine. In addition, Yow continues to act as a medico-legal and health care consultant. He currently holds medical licenses in North Carolina, California and Arizona.

Jon Bonnett, M.D., HS’15, is celebrating the publication of his first co-authored book, “Lifestyle Medicine Handbook: An Introduction to the Power of Healthy Habits.”

Aaron George, DO, HS’15, will be building a new family medicine residency with Meritus Health in rural Hagerstown, Md., and has been appointed assistant program director and director of medical education. Additionally, George will be contributing a monthly column in Medical Economics.


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