Alumni updates

Dr. Lynette Watkins, M.D., 94, and Dr. Emily Volk, M.D., 93

Lynnette Watkins, M.D., M.B.A., ’94, is the new president and CEO of Cooley Dickinson Health Care in Northampton, Massachusetts. A highly respected ophthalmologist, health care administrator and leader, previously served as the group chief medical officer for Baptist Health System/Tenet Healthcare in Texas. After earning her medical degree at the UMKC School of Medicine, she completed her ophthalmology residency at the Massachusetts General Bingham health system’s Mass Eye and Care.

Emily Volk, M.D., F.C.A.P., ’93, has been selected to serve as the 37th president of the College of American Pathologists. It is the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists with an estimated 18,000 members. Volk has been a member of the organization since 1999 and has served on the board since 2013. She is the chief medical officer for Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany, Indiana.