C L A S S NOTES Class Notes: The Class of MMS ’69 —Continued from page 51 Katherine Teets Grimm (my old lab partner at Rutgers Medical School) is actually my hero. She has been working at Mount Sinai School of Medicine pretty much since she finished her pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She has been in charge of the Pediatric ER, has been director of the New York Center for Children as a child abuse pediatrician, teaches residents pediatrics at Mount Sinai, and also has a private pediatric practice on Roosevelt Island in New York. Kathie has two grown children and two grandchildren. (Please see Alumni Profile of Katherine Teets Grimm on page 48.) Bert Van Beever was the oldest member of our class. He had been in the U.S. Navy and used to regale us with stories of being at sea; we hung out in his apartment watching TV. He was also our class photographer. Bert can be found in Ft. Myers, Fla., where he practices urology. Lenny Hellman was already an attorney when he entered Rutgers Medical School. He also graduated from Mount Sinai and did a medical residency in internal medicine at Dartmouth. He spent his career in the U.S. Public Health Service in Denver. In 1978, he set up a hospital-based geriatric clinic that was one of the first of its kind; he retired in 1997. He has been married for 52 years to Susie and has two daughters. He winters in Arizona and plays golf on an almost professional level. Robert Cappa, one of my roommates at Rutgers Medical School, also graduated from Mount Sinai. He was active in protests against the Vietnam War—and also served in the military. (This is possible, because I did the same thing.) Rob did a family practice residency and settled in Oley, Pa. Now retired, he is active in local politics, is happily married, and still has a rapier wit. Stephen Sachs graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and is a neurologist practicing in Elizabeth. Richard Greenwald is a gastroenterologist in Highland Beach, Fla. Frank Pease is a surgeon, practicing in Kansas (I believe). As for me, after graduating from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, I became a pediatrician with a special interest in public health, working for, among other things, the U.S. Peace Corps in South Korea and Nepal. While I was in Nepal, I pulled a leech out of the nose of a Peace Corps volunteer in my office in Kathmandu; this has been memorialized in a chapter about me in the book Travelers’ Tales Nepal: True Stories of Life on the Road and also on the cable channel Animal Planet as an episode of the series Weird, True & Freaky titled “Removed from the Body” (seriously). When I returned to the United States, I practiced pediatrics, then did a residency in anesthesiology. For the past 30 years, I have been an anesthesiologist, working for the past 10 years at an ambulatory care center in Millburn. My wife, Rosemary, and I live in South Orange, and our son lives in a suburb of Dallas. O b i t u a r i e s : Jeffrey Blake was a pediatrician in Arlington, Va. He was one of the founding members of Children’s Medical Associates of Northern Virginia, and he also started a free clinic for children in Washington, D.C. He passed away in 1997. Paul V. Hellman practiced internal medicine in Boston and passed away in October 2008. Alan Compton was a psychiatrist in the U.S. Army and later in the Veterans Administration. He retired from psychiatric practice six years ago and passed away in 2014. Paul Fiore was an infectious disease expert in Fredericksburg, Va., and passed away in 2012. M 52 Robert Wood Johnson I MEDICINE