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Fall 2019

Andy Bonin, M.D., HS’78, is enjoying his retirement and staying busy with friends, yardwork, trips to the YMCA and grandbaby daycare duties for two (and two more on the way). Bonin is also eight years removed from the completion of chemoradiation at Duke for his stage 4 squamous cell throat cancer, and he feels extremely lucky to be doing so well.

Albert Meyer, M.D., HS’78, currently works four to six days a week as a contract physician with the Lower Cape Fear Inpatient Hospice Center. On April 30, 2019, he presented a talk about hospice called “Talking About Death Won’t Kill You” to the Surf City Kiwanis Club. In the long-term, he plans to keep working and to recertify his medical license in 2024.

Michael Magill, M.D., HS’80, was selected as the Chair-Elect of the Board of Directors for the American Board of Family Medicine.

Walt Larimore, M.D., HS’81, is eagerly anticipating the release of his book, “Fit Over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You,” on August 6. He recently signed another three-book contract and enjoys writing part-time, in addition to seeing patients part-time.

Lloyd Michener, M.D., HS’81, recently released a new book, “The Practical Playbook II: Making Multisector Partnerships That Work.” The book can be purchased here. Michener was also appointed as co-chair of the UNC School of Public Health Practice Advisory Committee and as co-chair of a NIH/CTSA Workgroup on Health Disparities.

Kevin Broyles, M.D., HS’89, and his wife of 33 years, Noelle, moved back to the United States and are living in Atlanta, Ga. They continue to go back and forth to La Paz, Bolivia, to serve as medical missionaries. Broyles was recently promoted to the Global Medical Director of HOPE Worldwide. His youngest daughter, Brianne, got married last year and is working as a part-time school teacher and in her church’s campus ministry. Broyles’ oldest daughter, Candice, is working in Charleston with a real estate development company.

Michael Flanagan, M.D., HS’90, was first-author on a book, “The Regional Medical Campus: A Resource for Faculty, Staff and Learners,” published in November 2018. His son, Drew, recently graduated from the Ohio State University with degrees in political science and business and will begin OSU’s MPA program in the fall. Flanagan’s daughter, Coral, is working on her master’s degree in education policy at Brown University.

Harry Stafford, M.D., HS'05, was selected for inclusion in the Best Doctors of America 2019-2020 List. He also received the 2019 Humanitarian Award from Christ Saves Hearts, a non-profit organization that promotes and advocates for awareness of heart health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities and other at-risk and underserved populations in North Carolina. In addition, Stafford will complete his MBA at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School in October 2019 and has been recognized as one of Poets & Quants for Executive's Best & Brightest of 2019.

Beth Chisholm, DO, HS’14, and her husband, Dave, welcomed a son, Ethan James, on December 11, 2018. Ethan is doing well after arriving 9.5 weeks earlier and joined his big sister, Avery, at home on January 14, 2019.

Alex Kaysin, M.D., HS’14, and his wife, Smisha, welcomed a new addition to their family – Avrum Kaysin. Avrum was born on April 12, 2019 and weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces.

Aaron George, DO, HS’15, recently co-authored multiple publications, including “Comments on ‘Work-Life Balance, Burnout and the Electronic Health Record’” and “Re-examining Access Points to the Different Levels of Heath Care: A Cross-Sectional Series in Austria.” These publications were published in the Journal of American Medicine and the European Journal of Public Health, respectively. In addition, the new residency that George is helping to build in Hagerstown, Md. received ACGME accreditation and welcomed its first class in June 2019.

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