Classnotes - 1980s

From left: Sabino Torre, Michael Lahood, Raymond Meeks, John Leddy, Victor Marino and Donald Tingley.

Sabino Torre, MD ’85, hosted a Class of 1985 mini-reunion at Yankee Stadium on June 1, 2019—Yankees vs. Red Sox. Gathering for dinner and the game were Sabino Torre, Michael Lahood, Raymond Meeks, John Leddy, Victor Marino and Donald Tingley.

John Avanzato.

John Avanzato, MD ’85, writes: I have been practicing gastroenterology in the Finger Lakes region since 1991. Several years ago I started writing medical thrillers, which have been well received by the public. My fourth novel, “Claim Denied,” has just been released through KCM publishing. I have been invited by the Clarence Barnes and Noble to participate in a book signing Sunday, October 16, from 1-4pm. I invite the medical school faculty and student body to attend. Here is the Amazon link to my author page.

Camile Hemlock, MD ’86, senior medical counsultant at Timaru Public Hospital in Timaru, New Zealand, writes: "I have been living and working on the South Island of New Zealand for over five years now. I have even managed to become a Fellow in The Royal Australasian College of Physicians. I welcome any classmates visiting New Zealand." Address: 4635 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, Florida 34242. Favorite memory: The Follies.

Andrew Friedman, MD ’85, writes: "I remain remain on active duty with the Army. I was transferred to Yongsan, Korea, as the surgeon for the 8th Army. Kay and I are enjoying our tour here with children Marina and Alona. Older kids are still in US."