Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Synapsis: Philadelphia Campus (Volume 1980) online

. (page 1 of 4)
Online LibraryPhiladelphia College of Osteopathic MedicineSynapsis: Philadelphia Campus (Volume 1980) → online text (page 1 of 4)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook

Digitized by the Internet Archive

in 2010 with funding from

Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation

c -u



Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Class of 1980

, -pirtl \


I • t ft I








1 1 He'


"ZJi* U-


r ~'>*Jr


1 91 H^^H 1 1


','■ '<***»

■ Ml,*'



At, -i.i



't ,;*,




^ jil

'-; :•'-.£

Mfi ff!«!l P"**

Wou/djfow &A& to^/^f

uv ntu beautiful Ixz/Zoon/?


*t r

If I T -Jf.i
5ft J._j^L


. ' ;

.■■"■ i *


w / w B 6 i *E ! Cu

■BhBHHB 1 * ' h9

■bTOb 91

'Mi •

r iirt*A. ' ■ :-^*-

To those who have . . .
given us life . . .
coloured our worlds . . .
touched our hearts . . .
helped us spread our wings, and



President 20


of the Board 21

Dean 22

Osteopathic and

Hippocratic Oaths . . 23

Class Chairman 24

First Year 28

Second Year 38

Faculty and

Administration 54

Activities 90

Clinical Years 102

Seniors 118

Graduation 322

Awards 332

Editors 334

Patrons 337

Advertisements 338

Epilogue 379




— h






To the Class of 1980:

"What kind of doctor do you want?", I asked.

"Give me a well trained doctor, give me a doctor who reads. And a doctor who feels for his patient. This one will talk
to people, and in plain words. And he will listen. He will not be hurried. He will identify with the patient."

"He has the personal touch."

"He will explain, gently and slowly, and over and over if necessary. He will share his patient's discomfort, he will know
his patient's fears, and he will feel his pain."

For the past four years, a number of the members of the faculty and administration of our college have attempted to
impart to you an orientation to patient care such that described above. For, as it exists in the broad sense, this
orientation to the care of the whole person is the nexus of the osteopathic philosophy of treatment.

The osteopathic profession in 1980 faces a never before realized acceptance in the world of health care. The successful
attempts to remove barriers to sharing of medical information by those who have preceeded you was not done in an
effort to negate osteopathic distinctiveness; rather, it was an effort to develop the highest possible level of osteopathic
care. And the subsequent interchange between the professions of osteopathic and allopathic medicine has been a
fruitful one.

I have stressed repeatedly that our "affluence," in the sense of public and professional acceptance, should not serve as
the source of the destruction of our professional integrity.

"Osteopathic care" is not simply osteopathic manipulative therapy. It is a philosophic approach to patient care that
implies an ever present awareness that the osteopathic physician is treating the whole person.

This is the philosophy of care that has brought us to our present level of success. Our future, as a profession, is
dependent upon you — and whether or not, and in what manner, you demonstrate this philosophy in your
professional career.

I wish to congratulate you upon this achievement, of which you should be so justifiably proud. I also congratulate your
families, who I know share in your pride and have contributed greatly to your success.

And most of all, I wish you well. We have been privileged and proud to have you as our students and I know that we
will be proud of you as our graduates.

God bless each of you.

JfW^J'lLu iwtuA.

Thomas M. Rowland


Dear Class of 1980:

The most rewarding experience for the Board of Trustees comes to us each year on that Sunday afternoon in early
June — that exquisite moment — when each member of our graduating class walks to the stage of the Academy of
Music — to accept, at the hand of President Rowland, the degree of Doctor of Osteopathy.

The members of the Board of Trustees — ever involved and absorbed in the most intimate activities of Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine, have as one of their principal functions, the duty of approving each candidate for
this degree.

Imagine then our great pleasure and delight as we watch each graduate — walking proud and tall in the glowing
excitement of this greatest achievement — becoming an Osteopathic Physician.

We know that we have approved for this degree not only a learned doctor but, as a graduate of PCOM, we know that
we have produced and approved a complete and whole person — a concerned and involved American — a humanistic
citizen — and a capably productive member of the community.

Ours is a responsibility, however, that does not terminate on the day of your graduation. We are sensitively planning,
together with the faculty, staff, and administration — greater technological innovations — graduate seminars —
creative medical advances — and improved physical facilities in both the school and the hospital.

We want you to share these ambitious plans — and we urge your continued interest, involvement and affiliation.

Remember that we retain an everlasting concern for your future welfare and success.

You are now members of the Osteopathic family — hearty welcome — and congratulations.

Sincerely Yours,


dean's page


Thank you for the privilege of extending to your distinguished class my congratulations and greetings on behalf of the
Faculty and Educational Administration.

You have achieved your goal ... to become osteopathic physicians. You have successfully completed a most rigorous
and intense program of osteopathic medical education, and have demonstrated your ability and earned the privilege
and right to be called OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN.

We have seen you grow and mature. Continued growth is inherent in being a physician. You have mastered an
abundance of knowledge in these last four years. Medical education will continue throughout your career, including
postdoctoral programs and continuing medical education, as you continue to enhance your skills and knowledge and
apply these to the art of practice.

D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy) also stands for "DO-er". Become leaders in the profession and the community. Become
involved. Be innovative, and be determined to help shape your own future destinies. You are entering the profession
at a period of new challenges. Be proud of being an osteopathic physician. Do your part to make this fine profession
even greater.

Be proud of your College. PCOM ranks in the top ten of all colleges of medicine (both schools of the healing arts)
and is the largest osteopathic college. Faculty and facilities continue to grow. Programs are expanding. Remember the
dedicated people who made your education possible. Support your college, and fulfill your obligations to future
generations of physicians. We are here to serve you as alumni and colleagues. Visit us frequently and take advantage of
the CME and other programs we offer the profession. We value your comments and evaluation of your education, and
of future students as you participate in the near future in preceptorships, staff of osteopathic hospitals, and other
avenues of ducation. This will prove helpful as we assess achievement of goals and objectives. We hope some of you
will be interested in joining the College Faculty, and that many will become PCOM hospital staff members.

I marvel at the growth and maturity of your class. You have demonstrated that the promise observed by the
Admissions Committee was well founded. You have integrated the basic and clinical sciences with the skill and art of
practice, and demonstrated able patient care.

It has been our privilege to work with you. Do not hesitate to call us for assistance in the future. PCOM and the
Dean's Office are here to serve you.

On behalf of the Faculty, all the members of the Educational Administration and our PCOM team, I extend hearty
best wishes to each one. May God bless you.


Robert W. England D.O.

hippocratic oath

I swear by Apollo the physician and Aesculapius and Hygeia and Panacea and all the gods and goddesses that

according to my ability and judgment:

I will keep this oath and this stipulation — to reckon him who taught me this Art equally dear to me as my parents; to

share my substance with him and relieve his necessities if required; to look upon his offspring in the same footing as

my own brothers and to teach them this Art if they shall wish to learn it.

Without fee or stipulation and that by precept, lecture, and every other mode of instruction, I will impart a knowledge

of the Art to my own sons, and those of my teachers, and to disciples bound by a stipulation and oath.

According to the law of medicine but to none others, I will follow the system of regimen which according to my ability

and judgment I consider, For the benefit of my patients and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous. I

will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked nor suggest any such counsel and in like manner I will not give to a

woman a pessary to produce abortion.

With purity and with holiness I will pass my life and practice my art. I will not cut persons laboring under the stone,

but will leave this to be done by men who are practioners of this work. Into whatever houses I enter, I will go into

them for the benefit of the sick, and I will abstain from every voluntary act of mischief and corruption. And further

from the seduction of females or males, of freemen and slaves. Whatever in connection with my professional practice

or not in connection with it, I see or hear in the life of men which ought not to be spoken of abroad, I will not divulge

as reckoning that all such should be kept secret.

While I continue to keep this oath unviolated, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and the practice of the Art

respected by all men in all times! But should I trespass and violate this Oath, may be reverse be my lot!

I do hereby affirm my loyalty to the profession I am about to enter.

I will be mindful always of my great responsibility to preserve the health and life of my patients, to retain their

confidence and respect both as a physician and a friend who will guard their secrets with scrupulous honor and fidelity,

to perform faithfully my professional duties, to employ only those recognized methods of treatment consistent with

good judgment and with my skill and ability, keeping in mind always nature's laws and the body's inherent capacity for


I will be ever vigilant in aiding in the general welfare of the community, sustaining its laws and institutions, not

engaging in those practices which will in any way bring shame or discredit upon myself or my profession. I will give no

drugs for deadly purposes to any person, though it be asked of me.

I will endeavor to work in accord with my colleagues in a spirit of progressive co-operation, and never by word or by

act cast imputations upon them or their rightful practices.

I will look with respect and esteem upon all those who have taught me my art. To my college I will be loyal and strive

always for its best interests and for the interests of the students who will come after me. I will be ever alert to further

the application of basic biologic truths to the healing arts and to develop the principles of osteopathy which were first

enunciated by Andrew Taylor Still.

osteopathic oath

The first time we leaf through the yearbook we will have already begun our
post-doctoral training. We will be engrossed in an attempt to apply the knowledge and
skills derived from medical school. It will be a time of refinement, growth, confidence
building, and, perhaps, a few humbling misadventures.

But on another day, at the end of our careers, we may in all likelihood be looking at
these pages in a retrospective way, recalling our beginnings, and reflecting on the years
between. If we are to be satisfied when we look back upon our lives as physicians I
believe there are some questions and issues which we should consider now.

Certainly our patients will be our most prominent recollection. And having spent
countless hours of our lives administering to their medical needs it will not be difficult to
remember many "interesting cases". But when we recall these therapeutic triumphs will
be completely satisfied with the way in which we conducted ourselves? Will we have
listened enough? Will we have taken the time to sympathize? Our patients will certainly
know the answers to these questions.

If we ask ourselves what kind of profession we would like to look back upon, then it's quite possible that we can play some
role in shaping that profession. Like Robert Frost's character we have already chosen "the less traveled road" in medicine by
becoming Osteopathic Physicians. Will we, as a minority, have survived on merit or will we have looked to the government
for its transient protection? Will we have walked confidently among all teachers and clinicians in an attempt to broaden our
knowledge, or will we have promoted and embraced a more comfortable seclusion? Will our profession have demonstrated
an awareness 'that students and education are at the very heart of the matter, choosing quality over quantity in all aspects of
training? And as WE attended to our patients will we have taken the time to share our knowledge with students or will we
have rushed on to the next patient, preoccupied with the notion that time is money?

Probably the last issue which we will one day have .to address relates not to specific aspects of our careers, but rather, to a
broader consideration, i.e. Was it worth it? On balance, will the benefits have justified the price that some of us will have
paid? For example, regarding economic and professional status, one has to wonder whether this status will have been
achieved at the expense of our personal and family lives. I strongly suspect that those among us who are destined to become
the happiest and most fulfilled are not necessarily those who eventually acquire the largest practice or achieve the greatest
professional and political recognition.

It is obviously much easier to pose rhetorical questions about our future than to provide answers. Each one of us will answer
these questions and address these issues in our own time and in our own way.

It is not my intention to make judgments about the past four years at PCOM for that task would have to take into account
over 200 individual experiences. Nor is it my intention to discuss the issues regarding loyalty to, and support of, institutions
and organizations, for that is also a matter of personal perspectives and
values. Suffice it to say that we, as "individuals", are capable of
unimaginable achievements, despite all obstacles and restrictions. Only
those institutions and organizations which provide an unrestrained
atmosphere in which to flourish, and which encourage and support our
ambitions, deserve our loyalty and support in return.

What remains is for me to express my gratitude to all of you for
allowing me to be your class chairman. It has been a privilege which I
treasure. Your cooperation, willingness to contribute, and sense of
fairness, have played the major role in class functions. Quite often I was
left only with the job of taking the credit for your accomplishments. In
the future, in whatever way I can, I will continue to represent your

I wish for all of you the very best that life has to offer.

.s&UAMvt-^p /*~^>as»-~-


Steven J. Fagan

I am going
your way ,
so let us go
hand in hand.

1 if




H. Walter Evans, D.O.

Class of 1917

Evans Hall is dedicated in memory and honor

of H. Walter Evans, D.O.

Distinguished member of the Faculty 1920-1970

Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and

Gynecology 1932-1954

Professional Director of PCOMs Hospitals 1955-1969

Member of PCOM Board of Trustees 1949-1970

Complete and total dedication to the osteopathic
profession, to his patients and to his students
Were the hallmarks of his career.


•3OO TO 430PM
'00 TO 830PM

P sYCH,A n T n R p Y M
.nn TO 3 OOP*



"As precious as knowledge itself is the learning;
As precious as any reward is the earning."

John Grey



and Open House





* |-S




"Man ultimately decides for himself!

And in the end education must be toward the ability to decide."

Viktor Frankl


^ * af s £


A Jr






£ .1

iuH i



•C$iP$ji§PP4 L \ H$


9^H^B^9^H ^^^■^B-'V^S





2fiP^ y 7lS



National Boards

«p>» wmmmhsuhb



"You cannot teach a man anything,

You can only help him discover it within himself."




Thomas M. Rowland, Jr., President

Virginia A. Thompson, Assistant to the President

Robert A. Bressler, Director of Financial Affairs

Robert W. England, Dean

Donald H. Thome, Assistant Dean for Clinical Education

Domenic A. DeBias, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Basic Sciences

Carol A. Fox, Director of Admissions and Student Affairs

Robert A. Cuzzolino, Assistant Director of Admissions

Spencer G. Bradford, Director of Special and Continuing

Alfred A. Meltzer, Administrator of Barth Pavilion
Samuel L. Caruso, Professional Director
Richard A. Papa, Director of Medical Education
Jerry Hickman, Administrator, Health Care Centers
Kenneth H. Cherry, Director, School of Allied Health
Hale T. Peffall, Jr., Executive Director of Alumni Relations

D 2

C o






Donna Agatone, Composer Operator
Charles L. Dear, Jr., Media Specialist
Natalie M. Huguet, Artist

Donald R. Hulmes, Director
Mechthild McCarthy, Photographer

Maria C. Pellicori, Dept. Secretary
John P. Rudolph, Video Technician
G. Walter Webb, Medical

Maggie Ferguson, Director
Jim Murphy, Assistant Director
Joan Vorbach, Editorial Assistant
Carol Familetti, Secretary










Dr. Sherwood R. Mercer, Chairman

Dr. Shanker H. Vyas, Director

Hansa S. Vyas, M.Sc.

Kathryn M. Picardo, M.Sc.


Dr. Vincent T. Cipolla, Chairman

Dr. James O. Brown

Dr. Robert P. Fink

Dr. Tage N. Kvist

Dr. Richard Notzold

Dr. Mary Jane Showers

Dr. Lemar Eisenhut

Dr. Leroy Kearney

Dr. Dominic Castrignano

Dr. Anthony Delborello


Dr. Raymond Knauff, Chairman
Dr. Yu Chen Lin
Dr. Mervyn Kline
Dr. Joanne Pieringer
Dr. Eugene Mochan

Dr. Vichazelhu Iralu, Chairman

Dr. Emma Allen

Dr. Jere Boyer

Dr. Lawrence D' Antonio

Dr. Robert Stockma


Dr. Nicholas S. Nicholas

Dr. David Heilig
Dr. Katherine England
Dr. Marvin Blumberg
Dr. Jerome Sulman
Dr. Alexander Nicholas
Dr. Abraham Cooper
Dr. Galen Young
Dr. Abraham Zellis








Dr. Domenic A. DeBias, Chairman
Dr. Walter W. Baker
Dr. M.H.F. Friedman

Dr. Charlotte H. Greene
Dr. Henry Hitner
Dr. Barbara Nagle

Dr. William S. Walters,

Dr. William L. Silverman
Dr. Leonard Gladstone
Dr. Allan W. Levy


Dr. J. Vincent Huffnagle, Chairman

Dr. John D. Angeloni

Dr. James E. Witt

Dr. David M. Dunfee,

Dr. Stephen Fedec

Dr. John J. Flaherty

Dr. Martin L. Lasky

Dr. Philip Bell

Dr. Robert A. Weisberg

Dr. Richard Donnard

Dr. James Marakowski

Dr. Frederick Solomon

Dr. David W. Borchardt

Dr. Eleanor V. Masterson

general practice








>' ',/j^

jPJr ^^W5^^-*-

^^ ^^ ^ <» ^ •+* -+ * ^ *S

.as* &>■ ■& ^ ~. ^. <* 4tr ♦
*■ ■*» *> ♦ -. ^ ^ ^ ♦

<► ♦ ^ -* ^ ^*_ ^ 4^.

4rr' ; ** r ^





Dr. William Dickerson, Chairman

Dr. Albert F. D'Alonzo

Dr. Ralph J. Tomei

Dr. William J. Gilhool

Dr. Dominic Pisano

Dr. John Simelaro

Dr. Edmund T. Carroll

Dr. James F. Conroy

Dr. William A. Nickey

Dr. Marvin Rosner

Dr. Stephen Burt

Dr. Alfred A. DiPiero

Dr. David Bevan

Dr. A. Alvin Greber

Dr. Louis C. Haenel

Dr. Stephen S. Levin

Dr. Eugene J. Wyszynski

Dr. Pat Lannutti

Dr. Philip J. Pantle

Dr. Michael J. Slavin

Dr. Lois E. Pullum

Dr. F. Richard Darrow

Dr. James Giudice

Dr. Paul Elinson, Chairman
Dr. Ronald Abraham
Dr. Harris Ross
Dr. Robert Goldberg

rehabilitation medicine

Dr. Walter L. Willis, Chairman
Dr. Edwin Cressman
Dr. Herbert Fletman
Dr. Alex Macaione
Dr. George Geuting


Dr. George Guest, Chairman

Dr. Morton S. Herskowitz

Dr. Martin B. Goldstein

Dr. Sheldon Wagman

Dr. H. Michael Zal

Dr. Martha Benoff

Dr. Dennis Graham

Dr. Roy N. Pasker

Dr. Albert Honig

Dr. Anthony S. Jannelli

Dr. Floyce McCauley

Dr. John Yardumian


Dr. Galen S. Young,

Dr. Robert H. Jama
Dr. J. Brendan Wynne
Dr. Robert C. Erwin
Dr. Leonard H. Finkelstein
Dr. Raymond L. Ruberg
Dr. Henry A. D'Alonzo
Dr. Jerome A. Greenspan
Dr. Nicholas C. Pedano
Dr. Thomas F. Powell
Dr. Joseph P. Guagliardo
Dr. David Arsht
Dr. Sherman Leis
Dr. Ronald R. Ganelli
Dr. Charles A. Mauriello




Dr. Isadore Lieberman,

Dr. Thomas L Moy
Dr. Kathleen Schultz
Dr. Roland Allard

emergency medicine




Dr. Donald H. Thome, Chairman
Dr. Stanley J. Borden
Denise Verdi, R.N.

Dr. Theodore P. Mauer,

Dr. Lynn F. Sumerson
Dr. John W. Sheetz, Jr.
Dr. Ronald A. Kirschner
Dr. J. Ernest Leuzinger
Dr. Bernard C. McDonnel
Kay P. Catherwood, M.A.
Patricia McGill, M.A.






■^w / ^



ir: i


Dr. Fairman L. Denlinger, Chairman

Dr. William G. Morris

Dr. Emanuel Fliegelman

Dr. Edward Slotnick

Dr. Gerard W. Szczygiel

Dr. Lazarus M. Kirifides

obstetrics & gynecology



Dr. Samuel Caruso, Chairman

Dr. Joseph A. Dieterle

Dr. Robert Berger

Dr. Sandra M. Gawchik

Dr. Alice Rogers-Lomax

Dr. Steven Snyder



"And in the sweetness of friendship

let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures."

Kahlil Gibran


The program of student
activities is directed by a
Student Council,
comprised of elected
representatives from the
four classes. The
president of the council
is elected by the
students. The Council
expresses itself in
matters affecting general
student interests and is
the official Mason body
between the students
and the college.

Some of the
educational and
social opportunities
include guest
lecturers, freshman
orientation program,
course evaluations
as well as the
Christmas Shows,
Christmas party for
the students'
children, annual
spring picnics, and
Dinner Dances.

Dr. Thomas M. Rowland; Harry Rae, Pres, 1977-78; John Conroy, Pres. 1978-79


The Christian Osteopathic Society St. George's Society, PCOM Chapter

The Undergraduate Chapter of the American College of General Practitioners in

Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery

Student Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association

The Student Osteopathic Medical Association

The Undergraduate Academy of Applied Osteopathy


Fourth Year Student Wives 1st Row; Lydia Riley, Vikki Maranzini, Lynn Scali. 2nd Row; Beth Shoemaker, Kathy Derr,
Beverly Gardner, Judy Stoner, Jacqueline Runkle, Carol Glenn, and Paula Golden.

Student Associate Auxiliary is designed to be both a service and a social organization. Our

membership is comprised of wives and husbands of PCOM students.

We are affiliated with the Auxiliary of POMA and the Auxiliary of the AOA. We are dedicated

to the support and promotion of the osteopthic profession. We help raise money for

scholarships and student loans. SAA also provides the students of PCOM with services such

1 3 4

Online LibraryPhiladelphia College of Osteopathic MedicineSynapsis: Philadelphia Campus (Volume 1980) → online text (page 1 of 4)