The Bulletin - Spring 2005


The John Beale Davidge Alliance

The Crippled Dove and 130th Medical
Alumni Association Reunion:

More than 1,100 alumni, faculty, and guests attended the 130th Reunion of the Medical Alumni Association in May. Highlights included the 11th annual Historical Clinicopathological Conference, our Recognition Luncheon honoring two alumni and a popular retiring faculty member, a crab feast at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, and 13 class parties throughout the city.

Alumnus Profile: Richard F. Leighton, '55
Cardiologist, Professor, Vice Chairman & Dean

The 2005 recipient of the MAA’s Honor Award & Gold Key is Richard F. Leighton, ’55, a cardiologist who developed an exemplary cardiology unit at the Medical College of Ohio beginning in 1974. Before heading to Savannah, Georgia, for his semi-retirement in 1996, Dr. Leighton served as vice chairman of the department of medicine and dean of that medical college.

Match Day
Graduates from the Class of ’05 learned the locations of their postgraduate specialty training during the annual Match Day ceremony in Davidge Hall on Thursday, March 17. The percentage of those heading to primary care is up compared to last year.

The editorial board is proud to present Volume 90, Number 1 of the Bulletin magazine, the oldest medical alumni association publication in the United States. In addition to serving as the medical school’s primary communications link with alumni since 1916, it serves as a bridge connecting us to our past. This section of the magazine features snippets of past issues, offering a look at our medical school 25, 50 & 75 years ago.

Dr. Mackowiak
Richard F. Leighton, '55 recipient
of the Honor Award & Gold Key







             Larry Pitrof
Medical Editor:
             Morton M. Krieger, '52
Art Director:
             Nancy Johnston