Class Notes: August 2017

Class Notes:

Irwin Berkowitz, MD’ 72
After 41+ years at Chestnut Ridge Pediatrics, I have called it quits. I have hung up my proverbial cleats. Among my accomplishments, aside from providing attentive, excellent patient care, I have been chosen by Castle-Connelly as a “Top Doc”, elected as chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, N.J. and published a terrific book “Instructions Not Included, a pediatrician prescription for raising the best kid on the block(available at Amazon). I am living with my wife of 43 years, Kathleen, and plan to do more of the things I enjoy but didn’t have the time or energy to pursue.

David Klein, MD’75
Dr. Klein has been awarded the Harold S. Strasser, M.D., Good Samaritan Award. “The 1983 House of Delegates established this award to be given annually from nominations submitted by county medical societies, FMA recognized specialty groups and hospital medical staff.  Individual physicians and/or groups of physicians qualify for the Harold S. Strasser, M.D., Good Samaritan Award.  The recipient of this award demonstrates love and compassion for their fellow man, and displays outstanding leadership.” He will be recognized at the 2017 Annual Meeting, held August 4-6, 2017 at the Loew Sapphire Halls Resort in Orlando, FL.

Kristina Wittig, MD’08
Listen to Alumna Kristina Wittig, MD’ 08,  reflecting on her journey to becoming surgeon she is today.”Now a urologic surgeon and assistant clinical professor of surgery at City of Hope Santa Clarita and Antelope Valley, Wittig noted she loves that her specialty allows her to cultivate personal relationships with her patients while still acting as their surgeon.”

In Memoriam:
Christopher Lopresto, MD’90 – Passed away earlier this year.


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