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Admiral Walter C. Rustmann, D.O.’95

Rustmann was commissioned as admiral in the Texas Navy by Governor Rick Perry upon his retirement from the United States Air Force and Texas Air National Guard after 37 years of service to country and state. This honor is typically bestowed on individuals for outstanding service to the United States and/or the state of Texas.

— Anna Hudson

Robert J. Franchi, D.O.’88

Franchi was recently installed for a one-year term as president of the American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Inc. He will preside over a board of specialists who are dedicated to upholding and maintaining quality training of those osteopathic physicians specializing in the treatment of eye diseases. Franchi is a […]

— Anna Hudson

Seth A. Anderson, D.O.’08

Anderson started a neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City after completing a radiology internship with Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND.

— Anna Hudson

Anne E. Dudley, D.O.’09, and Ryan M. Dudley, D.O.’08

Dudley, formerly Anne Dudding, and Ryan Dudley welcomed a daughter, Rosemary Frances, on May 12, 2012, and they are expecting a son in October 2013. Anne is a pediatrician with Southwest Regional Medical Clinic in Stevensville, MI, and Ryan is an anesthesiologist with Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Saint Joseph, MI. 

— Anna Hudson

Brian H. Black, D.O.’03

Black was named Young Physician D.O. of the Year at the Indiana Osteopathic Association’s annual convention. He was presented this award at a recent luncheon at the Sheridan at Keystone in Indianapolis, where he was attending a continuing medical education conference. “This is a nice surprise from a great organization,” he said about the honor. “I am proud to […]

— Anna Hudson

Misty K. Anderson, D.O.’08

Anderson and her husband, Bob, welcomed a son, Grant Hunter, in April 2013. Grant joins an older brother and sister. Anderson practices internal medicine with Sanford Health in Valley City, ND.

— Anna Hudson

Rebecca J. Schmidt, D.O.’85

Schmidt is a professor and chief of the West Virginia University (WVU) section of nephrology in WVU’s school of medicine in Morgantown, WV. She is president-elect of the Renal Physicians Association, a national medical specialty association that represents and serves the interests of nephrology practitioners in their pursuit and delivery of quality kidney care. Elected to […]

— Anna Hudson

Robert M. Roth, D.O.’76

In October 2013, Roth will receive the Meritorious Service Award of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Council. The award is presented to a member of the college who has served as a councilman for at least three years and in that capacity has made consistent contributions to the council’s growth and maturation. Roth […]

— Anna Hudson

James Huang, D.O.’99

Huang was recognized with the Values in Action Award on March 21, 2013, by St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, CA, for exemplifying a commitment to justice. The award is presented to an individual who advocates for systems and structures attuned to the needs of the vulnerable and disadvantaged and promotes a sense of community […]

— Anna Hudson