MD Class of 1976
Hartford Hospital reported that Dr. Andrew Salner ’73, ’76 MD, was recognized at Hartford Hospital’s Black & Red gala with its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as a radiation oncologist and medical director of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital and its Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center.
Elizabeth Ruedisueli George ’76 MD and Bob George ’77 MD write that they are “sorta” retired after 38 years in a family practice in rural Mercersburg, Pa. Bob still fills in at the office “as needed.” They continue with nonprofit work to promote community wellness through walkability/bikeability, water way revitalization, and healthy eating programs. Healthyeatingadventure.org describes their local program promoting a plant-based lifestyle. Golfing, biking, and hiking are on the list, topped by travel to visit grandchildren and daughter Megan George Herold ’02 in Wyoming; son Ben ’02 in Canada; and daughter Ann in Orlando, Fla.
Bob ’76 MD and Margaret Maier Parker ’77 MD retired from Stony Brook Univ. after 27 years and are planning to move to the eastern shore of Maryland. They will continue with editorial board activities with Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and continue to be active with the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators Network.
Bryant A. Toth ’76 MD, of Napa, Calif.; Oct. 2. In addition to running his own private practice, Toth Plastic Surgery, in San Francisco, he was a clinical professor at UC San Francisco and codirector of the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital craniofacial department. Prior to private practice he teamed with two doctors to form Indochina Surgical Educational Exchange, enabling plastic surgeons to travel to Vietnam and Cambodia to operate on facial clefts and work on patients who were left disfigured by the Vietnam War. He taught plastic surgeons in Italy, China, Vietnam, and Brazil; Italy bestowed the honor of Cavaliere on him. He enjoyed art and history and is survived by his wife, Jill; daughter Alexandra Toth ’08; and a son.