Alumni

Class Notes, October 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Gabriel Sarah, MD, Class of 2008

Gabriel.Sarah@UCSF.edu

I have recently been appointed health sciences assistant clinical professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at the University of California – San Francisco, with the UCSF division of pediatric anesthesia. Prior to my appointment, I completed my residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at the University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospital. I also served as a voluntary assistant professor for the University of Miami during my fellowship year. It is wonderful to return to the West Coast, and I am excited to be closer to Tucson, even if it means putting up with the occasional earthquake

Steven Ketchel, MD, Class of 1972

forsteve@aol.com

I have been a partner in Arizona Oncology for almost 37 years and retired at the end of July.  That will give us more time to visit our children and grandchildren.  I am also looking forward to learning to play the piano again and to do more non-medical reading.  Looking forward to our next COM reunion.

Myra Muramoto, MD, MPH, class of 1985Myra Muramoto, MD, MPH, Class of 1985

myram@email.arizona.edu

On Oct. 1 I began my new role as interim head of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, where I’ve been a member of the faculty since 1990.

For the past two years, I’ve served as senior vice head of FCM. For the past few years, I’ve been establishing an obesity treatment program and a tobacco cessation program within the department. 

It’s an honor to follow Tammie Bassford, MD (Class of 1984), who was the first woman to serve as department head in the College of Medicine. Tammie stepped down as department head on September 30, but fortunately is continuing on our faculty.

I’ve been at the UA since I started my freshman year in 1977. I have a bachelor’s degree in nutritional science, an MD, and an MPH from the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. I guess I’ve earned the title of Wildcat for Life!