MD Class of 1997

Jun, 2022

Joshua Garren ’96 AM, ’97 MD, writes: “I’m back in the U.S. after several years in London and Costa Rica, celebrating 20 years of marriage with Michal Yitshary (Hebrew University ’98) with our five children; Daniel and Ariella (Columbia ’25 and ’26), Maya, Jonathan, and Shira (hopefully Brown ’29, ’33, and ’34). Ariella and Maya’s organization,, has published translations of historical accounts of the plight of turn of the century Yemenite Jewry and of Holocaust memoirs from Spanish, Yiddish, Hebrew, and German and is now expanding to help document contemporary accounts of attempted genocide. The Parysow Yizkor Book is a particularly fascinating read.”

Apr, 2021

Peter Chin-Hong ’97 MD (see Linda Shiue ’93).

Apr, 2021

Linda Shiue ’98 MD is excited to share her debut cookbook Spicebox Kitchen: Eat Well and Be Healthy with Globally Inspired, Vegetable-Forward Recipes, which was published by Hachette Go in March ( Linda is the first director of culinary medicine at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco, where she practices internal medicine, and in 2017 she founded Thrive Kitchen, which provides healthy cooking classes for patients. Linda lives with Peter Chin-Hong ’92, ’97 MD, and their two daughters in San Francisco. Peter is associate dean of regional campuses at UCSF, overseeing the UCSF-UC Berkeley Joint Medical Program and the UCSF-San Joaquin Valley PRIME program at UCSF Fresno. Peter is a professor at UCSF School of Medicine and director of the Transplant Infectious Disease Service and has been a frequent media commentator on the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact Linda at and Peter can be contacted at

Linda Shiue in a kitchen


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