Emergency Medicine

Alumni Updates

Recent Updates
  • Bill Robinson, Class of 1978, retired at the end of 2014 after spending the last ten years of his career as Chief Medical Officer at a community hospital in Bozeman, Montana with a clinical practice in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. His wife and he now split their time between Montana (where he fly fishes every fall with Dr. McNabney) and a house in Hawaii.
  • Stephen Brady, Class of 1978, lives in Nelson, New Zealand. He reports that “Making great Pinot Noir can be as satisfying as practicing Medicine. I would strongly “suggest” that choosing to practice in an overseas environment can be extremely rewarding and rejuvenating” If anyone is interested in pursuing a career abroad he is happy to share information about obtaining certification and practicing abroad please contact us and we will put you in touch with him.
  • Rebecca Hierholzer, Class of 1984, founded Collection of Victim Evidence Regarding Sexual Assault (www.coversa.org) in 2000. She has continued to support the organization by promoting sexual assault awareness within the medical profession and community.
  • Robert Schwab, Class of 1986, is the Chief Medical Officer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen in Allen, Texas. He serves as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas teaching a medical humanities course to premedical students.
  • Joe Salomone, Class of 1986, retired as KCFD EMS medical director and as Truman Faculty, and moved to Christansted, St Croix, US Virgin Islands. He is happy to report that he is: “Just diving”
  • Cecilia Ramsey, Class of 1991, practiced in Charlotte NC for the past 23 yrs, with EMP, now USACS. Her husband, Mike, was transferred to NJ. After the move, she joined the firefighter team with USACS, and now travels to various contracts to work, mostly in the western PA area, but also eastern NC. Her son, Lee, graduated with a Masters in Accounting and is now living and working in Charlotte. Her daughter, Anna Kate, graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and is working on EMT/CNA certifications and additional post-baccalaureate classes and plans to apply to PA school next year. Cecilia reports that she “Always love hearing news from my alma mater at Truman!!”
  • Armand Sprecher, Class of 1997 Belgium, Brussels, reports that during his last year of my residency he spent 6 weeks working in Bosnia for International Medical Corp (taking advantage of a connection from Bill Robinson). He followed up a lead there, and started working for Doctors Without Borders after finishing residency, mixing work abroad with nomadic ER work here and there in the USA. He worked on the response to the filovirus outbreaks, the Gulu Ebola outbreak in 2000, the Marburg outbreak in Uige, Angola in 2005, and the Ebola outbreak in West Kasai, DRC in 2007. He also obtained an MPH from Johns Hopkins in 2002, and has been working full time for Doctors Without Borders since 2003 and started full-time work in the Brussels HQ since 2004 as public health referent. In 2002, He also married his wife, a Belgian, and they now have three children. They came to the US for two years (2009-2011) while he worked for the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service. He was based in New Orleans, but worked in Haiti following the earthquake in 2010. The West African Ebola outbreak was a busy time for both of them, as his wife is an epidemiologist with significant experience in Ebola outbreak management as well. Things have settled down for them, and life is slowly returning to normal.
  • Jason Hunt, Class of 1999, is Regional Medical Director of Emergency Services for Mission Health System in Ashville, NC.
  • Tom Millard, Class of 2007, is working full time at Truman-Lakewood.
  • Ted Sibley, Class of 2012, recently moved from Kansas City and started working at United Hospital in St. Paul, MN, an academic affiliation with University of MN. He also serves as the Medical Director for Medical Ministries’ International Amazon Division
  • Sarah Sartain, Class of 2012, is the Emergency Department Director at Stormont Vail in Topeka and has 3 children.
  • Aaron Stinton, Class of 2014, currently has 2 children and is working full time in Sioux Falls, ND. He recently joined the Sioux Falls Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) as part of the medical advisory board
  • Jim Hall, Class of 2014, recently finished his anesthesia critical care fellowship at Washington University in St Louis. He is working in the emergency departments and ICUs at the Sisters of St. Mary health system in St. Louis where he also serves on their ED/CCM committee.