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Souls of New Machine
Christopher McCann, D.O., A. James Moser, M.D., Deborah Nagle, M.D., and Andrew Wagner, M.D.
Peter Curran had none of the characteristics of an individual who might be at risk for colorectal cancer. He had no family history, had been healthy all his life, was active, and was not overweight. Yet, when his physician discovered a large mass in his rectum two years ago, he began a year-long fight for his life — a fight that landed him in the care of Deborah Nagle, M.D., chief of colorectal surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and leader in the field of robot-assisted surgery.
Anthony Hollenberg, M.D.
Anthony Hollenberg, M.D., remembers the day he made his first research breakthrough. “It was at just the beginning of molecular endocrinology,” the chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center recalls. “And I was trying to clone gonadotropin genes as part of my senior thesis.” After painstaking efforts to comb through thousands of DNA molecules for evidence of a clone, the Harvard College undergraduate spotted two. “I actually took the film and framed it, and I put it up in my dorm room,” he says of the achievement that sparked his interest in the field and laid the foundation for future basic research.
Dan Barouch, M.D., Ph.D.
In the early 1980s, doctors first described the symptoms of a disease that would ultimately define a generation. Now more than three decades later, AIDS represents both the daunting range of obstacles that can arise from a deadly epidemic and the power biomedical science can have in the face of those complexities.
Putting BIDMC on the Map
Sidney F. Queler
Maps are useful guides to direct us from where we are to where we want to be. As chair of the Board of Overseers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Sidney F. Queler has designed his own “MAP” as a resource for being an effective member of BIDMC’s largest lay leadership group. Queler’s version encourages overseers to focus on understanding the Mission of the medical center so that they can be better Ambassadors in the community and increase Philanthropic support to ultimately achieve the hospital’s goals.
James Rabb, M.D.
Philanthropy has always been a way of life in the Rabbhousehold. For more than 70 years, Irving Rabb dedicated his time to a number of charities, most prominently Beth Israel Hospital in roles ranging from volunteer during World War II to president of the Board of Directors. “I don’t remember when they weren’t connected,” his son, BIDMC gastroenterologist James Rabb, M.D., recalls of his parents’ involvement with the medical center.