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SJMCAA NA Chapter Reunion 2010

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July 16-18, 2010
Doubletree Annapolis
210 Holiday Court, Annapolis, MD, 21401, USA.

Come celebrate with the Johnite family in historic and charming Annapolis, MD, featuring a terrific CME program, a GBM, a traditional Johnite sing-along session and a gala Dinner Dance finale!

   1st Bishop Percival Fernandez Distinguished Alumnus Award:


 Preeti Rebecca. John, MD MPH

 Critical Care Surgeon, VA Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, MD


 Fellowship in surgical critical care and trauma surgery and MPH  Johns Hopkins Baltimore





The 1st Dean Mary M. Ollapally, MD Distinguished Alumnus Award:

Joyce George, MD, MS


Completed MS in Bioinformatics from Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and  Technology


1st Jovita M Crasta, MD 'Unsung Hero' Award:

Savio John, MD

He has helped several Johnites with their residency quest





 The 2nd Ephrem Thoppil Award

Roheet Rao, MD,  is President,Clare College MCR '08-'09, Cambridge, Clare College Research Scholar Cambridge CB2 1TL CRUK Cambridge Research Institute Uro-Oncology group CB2 0RE


 1st SJMCNAA Lifetime Achievement Award: George Varghese, MD He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Kansas University. He is from the first batch of St. John's. Resident physicians and medical students consider his knowledge base in both musculoskeletal and electrodiagnostic medicine limitless. His resident and medical student education activities are so well respected that he has won all of the major educational awards in our department and in the medical school. He also won the 2004 Distinguished Clinician Award from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has been repeatedly honored by the departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery for excellence in resident teaching. In addition, he supervises EMGs in both the Kansas City VA and KU facilities and supervises the resident on the University of Kansas Medical Center outpatient rotation. The University of Kansas has honored him by establishing The George Varghese, MD, Spine Learning and Resource Center and an Endowed Chair in his honor.



2nd Louis Monteiro, MD Memorial Award
Peter A Noronha, MD,

He is Assoc Professor of Pediatrics at University of Illinois in Chicago. He is 2nd batch St. John's Medical College. He has helped over 15 Johnites to obtain residency in his program and elsewhere. He has energized St. John's Alumni association over the years.




2nd Marian Kamath, MD Oration
P. Ranganath 'Ranga' Nayak, MD
Batch of 1974 will deliver the 2nd Marian Kamath Oration. Ranga is the Chief Cardiologist, Wockhardt Hospital Bangalore. He was instrumental in energizing the alumni association 'parent' body and has donated personally money and helped to get money for the alumni association for the last 3 decades. He is currently the Chair of the Alumni Association Knowledge Center Fund Raising Project.



2nd G.M.Mascarenhas Memorial Oration
Brian G.J.Pereira, MD, MBA

President and CEO of Amag Pharma, Boston, MA and is a nationally recognized expert on kidney disease and nephrology, is the editor of the widely read textbookChronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis and Transplantation and has authored over 200 scientific papers. He is also a Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School ofMedicine and at the Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences of Tufts University. He is the ex-President of National Kidney Foundation of America.


2nd Salim Yusuf, DPhil, MD Oration
K.M.Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA

Hubert Professor of Global Health & Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University in Atlanta, USA. Dr. Narayan is a product of three continents and has a richly diverse background. He is a physician-scientist trained in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and preventive medicine, and specializes in the epidemiology and prevention of diabetes, obesity, and vascular diseases

1st C.M. Francis Memorial Award
Paul J. Thuluvath, MD.,FRCP

Professor of Surgery (Transplantation) & Medicine, The Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC; Director, Center for Liver and Biliary Diseases; Medical Director, Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Diseases, Mercy Medical Center. Dr Thuluvath was the Director of Liver Transplantation and Chief of Hepatology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

2nd Alfred Mascarenhas Memorial Award
Kevin D. Pereira, MD, MS (ORL)
Professor of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Director & Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology, University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dr. Pereira was the chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston and director of the Texas Pediatric Sleep Team at the University of Texas Physicians group. He was also professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics and vice chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Pereira was a six-time recipient of the Dean's award for teaching excellence at the University. He received an honor award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 2006


Presidents Award

 Amal Isaiah, MD

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DoubleTree Annapolis

Friday, July 16, 2010 to Sunday, July 18, 2010


Tentative Program


 Friday, July 16, 2010


9.00 pm-1.00 am



The Great Johnite Singalong!

   Co-Directors: Gladwyn Baptist & Nick Furtado




Saturday, July 17, 2010

8.00 am-12 noon



 8.00-8.40 am

  1. Colon Polyps And Colon Cancer Prevention - Shireen Pais, MD, Attending Gastroenterologist, N
  2.   A KISS To Remember: On High Sugars And Low Testosterone - Jyothis George, MD, Editor: Youngdiabetologists.Org, MRC Career Development Fellow & Spr (Endocrinology/Diabetes),  MRC Human Reproductive Sciences Unit, The Queen's Medical Research Institute, Edinburgh, UK 


Neurology (15+5 minutes each)  8.40 am-9.40 am


 4.      Spasticity Management - Maya R.Therattil , MD,  Asst Prof.Department of Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

 5.  Comprehensive Management Of Epilepsy - Nandini Mullatti, MRCP (UK), Consultant Neurophysiologist, Kings College Hospital and the Institute of Epileptology, London, England

 6.      Gait and Cognition - Joe Varghese, MD, Assoc Prof, Louis and Gertrude Feil Faculty Scholar in Neurology, Director, Division of Cognitive & Motor Aging, Albert Einstein  School of Medicine, NY


 BREAK 9.40 am-10.00 am

 Cardiology (15+5 minutes each) 10.00 am-11.20 am       


Pediatric Cardiomyopathy - Seena Abraham, MD, Faculty Cardiologist, Weill Cornell Medical School and  NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, NY

How to Mend a Broken Heart - Anne Marie Ferris, MD,  NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, NY


Alcohol is good for the heart, better if injected! - Valerian Fernandes, MD, Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center and Assoc Prof,  Medical Univ of S. Carolina


A Transitional Care Approach For Treating Heart Failure - Sanjay Doddamani, MD, Chief of Cardiology, Nassau University Medical Center, NY


Surgery and Critical Care (15+5 minutes each) 11.20 am-12.20 noon



ARDS: Is There Hope On The Horizon? - Gerard Kamath, MD, Faculty Anesthesiologist, Mayo Clinic, Rochester

Head Injury - Hal Mangat, MD, University of Miami, FL

Current Trends In Breast Reconstruction - Trevor Viegas, MD, Plastic Surgeon, Wexam Park Hospital, UK


 Lunch 12.30 noon-1.30 pm 


Course Directors:

Brian Martis, MD

Ragavendra R Baliga, MD




Saturday, July 17, 2010

1.30 pm – 3.00 pm


Orations (20 minutes each) 

  1. 2nd G.M.Mascarenhas Memorial Oration:  Bringing  a Drug to Market – Challenges and Opportunities” Brian G.J.Pereira, MD, MBA, President and CEO, AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc, Boston, MA
  2. 2nd  Marian Kamath, MD Oration: Contemporary Tertiary Cardiovascular Care: A Indian Perspective, P. Ranganath 'Ranga' Nayak, MD , Senior Consultant Cardiologist Vikram Hospitals Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore
  3. 2nd,Salim Yusuf, DPhil, MD Oration:  Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes: Time to Act is Now,  K.M.Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA,  Hubert Professor of Global Health & Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University in Atlanta, USA
  4. Saturday, July 17, 2010

     3 pm-4 pm GBM


     Tentative agenda for the GBM at the Reunion 2010 below (not necessarily in that order)

    1. Golden Jubilee 2013 celebrations of our Alma Mater:

    2. Early Career Johnite initiative:

    3.  Friends of St. John's report (George Verghese):

    4.  President's report:

    5. SJMCAANA as a not for profit organization:

    6. SJMCAANA future leadership structure and Executive Committee

    Saturday, July 17, 2010

    4 pm – 7.00 pm




    Saturday, July 17, 2010

    7.00 pm- 1.00 am





    Sunday, July 18, 2010


    (Mass on own)


    Individual Batch reunions @ Brunch


    1. CME  = $ 60

    2. Dinner Dance Tickets


    Before July 7, 2010: $ 110 (higher contributions from those in practice for >5 are welcome!)

    After July 7, 2010: $125  (may contribute more if in practice for > 5 years)


    Before July 7, 2010: $ 75

    After July 7, 2010: $ 85

    Residents -

    Before July 7, 2010: $ 50

    After July 7, 2010: $ 60

    Please make the check out to:

    St. John's Medical College Alumni Association North American Chapter

    Mail to:

    Brian Martis
    2812 Bent Tree Drive
    Dexter, MI  48130



    SJMCAANA Chapter 2010 Reunion
    TELEPHONE (410) 224-3150 · FAX (410) 571-1123
    Ports of Call Annapolis Restaurant
    President Brian Martis, MD
    July 16-18, 2010

    TELEPHONE (410) 224-3150 · FAX (410) 571-1123 

    Ports of Call Annapolis Restaurant  


    1. CALL: 1-800-266-7631* or 1-410-224-3150
    2. Identify your group: 
    St. John's Alumni Reunion

    * Program details are still being worked out but plan to be at the Hotel by 7 PM, Friday, July 16th 2010. Also it takes a little while to complete this process so be patient!
    • Reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card. The group room rate is $89 per night (not inclusive of 13% tax).
    • Individual reservations must be canceled 24 hours prior to arrival to avoid a onetime charge of room plus tax.
    • Important! - Reservations and/or Rooming Lists will be accepted at the group discount until June 15, 2010. After this date reservations will be accepted at the hotels prevailing rate, based on availability.
























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