MD Class of 1976

Aug, 2023

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.

Mar, 2019

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. 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.


Jan, 2019

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.



Jun, 2024

Louise S. Kiessling Fair ’76 MD, of Wakefield, R.I.; Oct. 12, of congestive heart failure. She was a developmental and behavioral pediatrician. She served from 1984 to 2000, and 2001 to 2003, as pediatrician-in-chief at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket, R.I., where she was also founder and director of the hospital’s Neurodevelopmental Center. She earned a master’s degree from Cornell University in psychology and counseling and worked as a psychologist and social worker in New York state’s public school system before attending and graduating from Brown’s medical school. She retired in 2003 but continued to serve in multiple leadership roles with the Washington County Coalition for Children, helping to provide continuing education and training to local pediatricians and mental health providers in Rhode Island’s South County community. She enjoyed reading, music, gardening, and travel. She is survived by two stepdaughters. 

Jun, 2022

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.

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