Classnotes - 2010s

Edward Kim, MD '10 and family.

Edward Kim, MD '10 and family

Edward Kim, MD '10, writes: Lydia (6) is in 1st grade homeschool thanks to Eileen's hard work and dedication, and Iliana (4) is healthy and strong (ICYMI, born with pulmonary atresia without patent foramen ovale, so had Blalock-Taussig shunt, taken down after Glenn shunt, hasn't needed Fontan). We bought a house on the edges of the Bay Area, where the weather is more like the Central Valley but with a slight Delta breeze, so I moved from one FQHC to another, still speaking Spanish a little over half of my day.


Memories: I still have pics from 1st year... so there's a bunch! I miss the camaraderie.

Jiantao Xiao, MD, PhD.

Jiantao Xiao, MD, PhD, Joins Cardiothoracic Surgery Team at Catholic Health Heart Center

Dr. Xiao recently joined the cardiothoracic surgery team at the Catholic Health Heart Center at Mercy Hospital. Dr. Xiao practices with Mercy Hospital Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates. Board certified in Surgery by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Xiao completed his fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, NY. Prior to that, he completed his surgical residency at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.


Elizabeth (Gruber) Brem, MD ’10, writes: “I am completing my fellowship in hematology/oncology at Beth Israel Deaconess/Harvard Medical School in Boston. My family and I are moving to CA. I have accepted a position as clinical assistant professor of medicine at UC Irvine. I will be caring for patients with lymphoma and other hematologic malignancies. I also plan to conduct clinical trails and translational research.”

Classnote - Buckley.


Tim Buckley, MD ’10 visiting from Chicago, IL, took time to visit Thomas Guttuso, Sr., MD ’60, and his family over the holidays. After completing his medical degree and residency at UB, Buckley, a Guttuso Scholar, moved to Chicago, where he is a board certified family physician at Heartland Health Centers.

William Fleischman, MD ’10, who recently completed an emergency medicine residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, is one of 28 of the country’s most promising physician leaders to be selected as a 2014 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar.

He began his two-year fellowship at the Yale University in July.

In addition to training in leadership, health policy, and health services research methods, Clinical Scholars are trained in community-based participatory research (CBPR). By engaging community members in the research process, the CBPR model creates a two-way exchange that aims to improve health behaviors while bringing resources and greater visibility to the health issues within a particular community.


Neha Gupta, MD ’14 is currently a palliative medicine fellow at UB. 




Sahil Gupta, MD ’14, is a research scholar at University of Alabama at Birmingham.