Marianne Gausche-Hill, M.D.,
FACEP, FAEMS, FAAP, of Her-mosa Beach, Calif., was named to
the EMS Agenda 2050 Technical
Expert Panel. The 10-member panel will lead the development of the
new agenda for future emergency
medical services (EMS) advancement over the next three decades.
It is a program of the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration, EMS for Children Program, Office
of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, and Department of Homeland Security Office
of Health Affairs.
Medical director of the Los Angeles County EMS
Agency, Dr. Gausche-Hill is professor of clinical medicine and pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
and EMS fellowship director at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She is a member of the American Board of
Emergency Medicine Board of Directors and the Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS) Steering Committee, was an editor of APLS: The Pediatric Emergency
Medicine Resource, 4th edition, and helped develop the
National Pediatric Readiness Project.
Lori G. Byron, M.D., FAAP, of
Hardin, Mont., was appointed to
the Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee of the Environmental Protection Agency. Retired
from the Indian Health Service, she
is a pediatric hospitalist in Montana.
Dr. Byron is past president of the
Montana Chapter and chairs the
chapter’s legislative affairs committee. She founded
the first Reach Out and Read site in Indian Country.
Stephen Sulkes, M.D., FAAP,
of Rochester, N. Y., was one of seven recipients of the Golisano Global
Health Leadership Award from the
Golisano Foundation and Special
Olympics during the Special Olympics Winter World Games in Austria.
Dr. Sulkes has worked to encourage students to get involved with
Special Olympics as volunteers and coaches. He is a
professor of pediatrics at Golisano Children’s Hospital
and co-director of the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities.
Agnes B. Cabatu, M.D., FAAP, of Visalia, Calif.,
died Feb. 4 at age 48.
Gene Caldwell, M.D., FAAP,
of Oak Ridge, Tenn., died of con-
gestive heart failure March 4 at age
Cynthia L. Ferrell, M.D.,
M.S.Ed., FAAP, of Portland,
Ore., died Feb. 24 of complications from synovial cell sarcoma
at age 50.
Richard C. Mitchell, M.D.,
FAAP, of Iowa City, Iowa, died
Dec. 11 at age 93.
Margaret Q. Prevette, M.D.,
FAAP, of Twinsburg, Ohio, died
suddenly on Feb. 18 at age 45.
Lynne M. Schoonover, M.D., FAAP, of Falls
Church, Va., died Feb. 20 at age 66.
Jay Veltman, M.D., FAAP, of Holland, Mich.,
died March 16 at age 87.
Edward R. Westmark, M.D., FAAP, of Pensac-
ola, Fla., died March 5 at age 87.
Dr. Starzl, first successful pediatric liver transplant surgery
Thomas E. Starzl, M.D.,
Ph.D., FAAP (Hon.), who
performed the first human liver transplant and first successful pediatric liver transplant,
died in his sleep March 4. He
Board-certified in general
surgery and thoracic surgery, Dr. Starzl received
the William E. Ladd Medal, the AAP Section on
Surgery’s highest honor, in 1993.
Reflecting on the honor in a 2007 AAP Oral
History, he said that among his more than 200
awards and honors, the Ladd Medal was one
of his most cherished. “The children have been
so important in the whole story, all the time,
from the beginning to the end” ( http://bit.ly/2ns
Dr. Starzl studied at Northwestern University, earned his doctorate in neurophysiology and
medical degree at Johns Hopkins. He dedicated
his research to understanding immunosuppres-sion and solving how to prevent organ rejection.
He joined the University of Colorado as associate
professor, then professor and chair of surgery.
There, he conducted the first and first successful
human liver transplants in 1963 and 1967.
Seeing potential to expand his focus in liver
transplantation research, Dr. Starzl moved to
University of Pittsburgh in 1981. Soon after, the
first liver transplant program in the nation was
launched. In 1996, the University of Pittsburgh
created the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, and he served as director.
The institute later researched the feasibility of
xenotransplantation as a solution to organ short-
age. His research also contributed to the under-
standing of renal failure and short-gut syndrome.
Dr. Starzl was founding president of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and Transplant Recipients International Organization and
an elected member of the National Academy of
Dr. Starzl is survived by his wife, Joy, one son
and one grandchild. He is preceded in death by
one daughter and one son.
Roger F. Soll, M.D., FAAP,
of Burlington, Vt., received
the Douglas K. Richardson
Award in Perinatal and Pediatric Healthcare Research
from the SPR. He is the H.
Wallace Professor of Neona-
tology in the pediatrics de-
partment at the University of Vermont Larner
College of Medicine.
M.D., FAAP, of New York,
received the John Howland
Award, the highest honor
bestowed by the APS. He is
professor of pediatrics and
and professor of global public health at New York University School of
Medicine and School of Global Public Health.
His research has included studies relating to
child mental health and school function, child
nutrition, childhood chronic conditions, and
tobacco and other drug use. Dr. Weitzman
served as the founding executive director of
the AAP Center for Child Health Research,
which evolved into the AAP Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence.
Dr. Carraccio honored with St. Geme Award
Carol L. Carraccio, M.D., FAAP, of Chapel Hill, N.C., received the Joseph W. St. Geme
Jr. Leadership Award from the Federation of Pediatric Organizations. She was honored during
the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting this month in San Francisco.
Dr. Carraccio is vice president for competency-based assessment at the American Board of
Pediatrics, focusing on practical implementation of milestones and entrustable professional
activities in assessment across the education, training and practice continuum.
She has served as president of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, chair of the
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Review Committee for Pediatrics, and
director of the Initiative for Innovation in Pediatric Education.
Dr. Byron Dr. Gausche-Hill
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