Carena M. Thompson, D.O.’04

Thompson is the medical director at the Indian Health Service Center for the Nez Perce in Lapwai, ID. About 25 percent of her family practice is spent using osteopathic manipulative treatment due to limited resources and chronic pain issues of the patients.

— Anna Hudson

Melissa Pechan, PA-C’04

Pechan and her husband, Brian, welcomed a daughter, Jocelyn, on December 12, 2011. Jocelyn joins sister Maya at the family’s Oregon, WI, home. Melissa is a neuroendovascular surgery physician assistant in Oregon.

— Anna Hudson

John T. Pham, D.O.’00

Pham left his solo practice of nine years in March 2010 to join Western University of Health Sciences, COMP-Northwest in Lebanon, OR, as an assistant professor in the department of family medicine. He teaches students the essentials of clinical medicine, presides on the admissions committee and is the interprofessional education liaison. He also precepts family medicine […]

— Anna Hudson

James Huang, D.O.’99

Huang received the New Member of the Year Award from the Lincoln Club of Orange County, CA. He was elected as a member of the board of directors and appointed the local election chairman. He also serves as vice chair of the health care subcommittee when its members are working on health care policy. Additionally, […]

— Anna Hudson

Tanya P. Stringer, M.H.A.’97

Stringer joined Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, IL, as vice president of physician practice development. She is responsible for providing leadership and support for the clinical and business operations and strategic development of each physician practice site, including the various Riverside community health centers within the region. She was previously the director of operations for the […]

— Anna Hudson

David L. Edwardy, D.O.’95

Edwardy retired from active family practice January 1, 2012, after 26 years of federal prison service and 20 years of service in the military reserves (National Guard and Navy). He and his wife, Sue, reside in Byron, MN.

— Anna Hudson

Patricia L. Dearduff, PA-C’93

Dearduff retired from the Polk County Health Department and now serves as a volunteer and a harpist for Hospice of Central Iowa, taking music to the very sick and dying. She and her husband, James, reside in Clive, IA.

— Anna Hudson

Warren S. Silberman, D.O., M.P.H.’74

Silberman retired from the Federal Aviation Administration as the manager of the Aerospace Medical Certification Division. He formed an LLC, Aviation Certification Services, and plans on doing consulting. He is also the medical director of Harvey Watt and Company in Atlanta, GA, which provides disability insurance for pilots who have lost their medical certification certificate. He […]

— Anna Hudson

Stephen E. Kabel, D.O.’88

Kabel was appointed chairman of the department of primary care at the Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County in New Jersey. He also serves on the board of directors of the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons. He and his wife, Sandra, reside in Delran, NJ, where he practices internal medicine at Delran Medical […]

— Anna Hudson

Meenakshi D. Palani, D.O.’08

Palani will be joining Fort Madison Community Hospital’s women’s center in Fort Madison, IA, on August 1, 2012, after graduating from Aurora Health Care’s obstetrics and gynecology residency program in Milwaukee, WI, in June 2012.

— Anna Hudson