’55 Lois Zimmerman, MD, and Louise
Warner, MD, were the only two women
who graduated from the Ohio State
College of Medicine Class of 1955. Dr.
Zimmerman led a life of service and
constant progression, practicing her
profession and serving everywhere
from Youngstown, OH, to Liberia, LA,
to Vietnam. Dr. Warner became a
pediatric anesthesiologist and retired
from clinical anesthesia in 1985, but still
engaged in clinical research for 12 more
years. The two met at Lois’ home in St.
Petersburg, FL, for lunch and to catch
up on their time since medical school.
’61 J. Laurance Hill, MD, FACS, named
emeritus professor at Ohio Wesleyan
University (OWU) in 2005, has been
awarded as a distinguished alumnus
of OWU. This prestigious recognition
was based on Dr. Hill’s rich medical
accomplishments since earning his MD
at The Ohio State University. Over an
exceptional 55-year career, Dr. Hill has
refined top skills in general surgery,
cardiothoracic surgery, pediatric
surgery and many others.
’63 Ronald Coen, MD, recently
authored the book Fundamental Care
of Term and Late Preterm Newborns.
Throughout his career Dr. Coen
established and directed the first
neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
at the University of New Mexico and
served as the chief of neonatology at
the University of California, San Diego.
Upon his retirement from academic
medicine, Dr. Coen directed the NICU
at a community hospital in Montana,
and later a Level II NICU in Idaho.
’73 Russel Kaufman, MD, was
awarded distinguished emeritus status
by the executive committee of the
American Society of Hematology based
on how his exemplary service and
efforts in the advancement of hematology
have forwarded the interests of the
society and the field as a whole.
’75 Mark DeBard, MD, FACEP, retired
in July 2016 after a 40-year full-time
career in emergency medicine, the last
15 years at Ohio State. Dr. DeBard and
his wife Linda celebrated with extended
trips to China, Australia, New Zealand,
and Fiji, and with two new grandsons,
Roman and Greyson. His favorite
new hobby is lilac cultivation and
volunteering at Dawes Arboretum.
’76 Mary Pat Borgess, MD, FACR, was
recently inducted as a fellow in
The American College of Radiology,
an honor achieved by only 10 percent
’76 Randy Hanzlick, MD, is emeritus
professor of forensic pathology at
Emory University School of Medicine
and recently retired as chief medical
examiner for Fulton County, GA, where
he worked since 1982. This past
year Dr. Hanzlick was appointed as a
Commissioner of the U.S. Department
of Justice’s National Commission on
Forensic Science. He now resides in
’79 Linda Stone, MD, is one of nine
recipients of the 2017 Governor’s
Awards for the Arts in Ohio. Dr.
Stone was awarded for her work
in Community Development and
Participation. Upon her retirement,
she founded the Ohio State College
of Medicine’s Humanism in Medicine
program, including the Medicine in
the Arts Series and the Humanism
in Medicine Student Section. The
Governor’s Awards Selection
Committee is made up of six Ohio Arts
Council board members and three
members selected by the Ohio Citizens
for the Arts Foundation.
’82 Fred Miser, MD, professor and
director of the Family Medicine
Residency Program at Ohio State,
was recently elected president-elect
of the Association of Family Medicine
Residency Directors at the program
directors meeting in Kansas City.
’84 Marjorie DeMund, MD, a native of
Akron, OH, has joined Walterboro Ob/
Gyn in South Carolina. Dr. DeMund is
board certified by the American Board
of Obstetricians and Gynecologists,
holds a master’s in health administration
and has worked at several women’s
health centers, as well as in solo practice.
’85 Tere Koenig,
MD, has been
Mutual of Ohio’s
president and chief
medical officer. In
this position, Dr.
Koenig is responsible for all clinical
aspects of Medical Mutual’s care
management, provider credentialing,
quality improvement and medical
policy functions, as well as the health
information and analytics area. In her
previous role as senior medical officer
of government programs at Medical
Mutual, Dr. Koenig was responsible for
leadership for Medicare Advantage and
ACA Exchange products.
’91 Craig A. Miller, MD, was awarded
the first Michael E. DeBakey Foundation
Fellowship for the National Library
at the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Miller will undertake his research
project, “A Comprehensive Biography
of Michael E. DeBakey,” onsite at
the History of Medicine Division of
the library, primarily in the Michael E.