Alumni Association

1966-1970

1966

Gordon W. Affleck, M.D.

Gordon W. Affleck, M.D. was the team physician for the Utah Jazz for many years and the President of the Utah Chapter of the Western Orthopedic Association. He practiced at Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful, Utah where he was Chief of Staff. He was co-founder of the Bountiful Orthopedic Group and also a physician for Autoliv Airbag Manufacturing Company. Dr. Affleck currently serves as a volunteer doctor at the Joseph Smith Building in Salt Lake City taking care of senior missionaries.

D. Michael Edson, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Dr. Edson is a fellow of the American College of Radiology and is currently working at Pioneer Valley Hospital. He and his wife Karen have 3 children, who are all University of Utah graduates.

Norman H. Fawson, M.D.

Norman H. Fawson is a retired family practice doctor living in St. George, Utah.

Jan S. Freeman, M.D.

Dr. Freeman is alive and well living in Bountiful, Utah! He enjoys golfing, skiing and hiking. Dr. Freeman still does some work assisting at the hyperbaric and wound clinic and the free clinic.

Terry E. Gagon, M.D.

Dr. Gagon retired in 2003. During his career, he moved to Georgia where he served as the medical director of adult psychiatry at Parkwood Hospital in Atlanta. He and his wife Eleanor have 4 children. He enjoys playing and teaching piano and violin. He also enjoys woodworking and outdoor sports.

Earl E. Hansen, M.D.

Dr. Hansen resides in Washington and is a retired physician in family practice and emergency medicine. He enjoys sailing and has two sailing circumnavigations. He has practiced in the remote islands of Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Seychelles.

Val Hemming, M.D.

Dr. Hemming served in the United States Air Force from 1965 to 1990. He was the director of pediatric residency at David Grant Medical Center, Travis, AFB, CA. In 1980 he was assigned to the Department of Pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. He was promoted to Professor of Pediatrics in 1984; appointed Professor and Chair of Pediatrics in 1987 and served until 1995 when he was appointed interim Dean of the School of Medicine at USUHS. In 1996 he became Dean of the School of Medicine and served until 2002 when he retired as an Emeritus Dean and Professor.

James L. Parkin, M.D.

Dr. Parkin resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has received many awards for his achievements. In 2010 Dr. Parkin was the recipient of the University of Utah School of Medicine Distinguished Alumni award and received the Merit of Honor Award from the University of Utah Emeritus Alumni Board.

Joseph A. Roberts, M.D.

Dr. Roberts is a practicing pediatrician at Murray Pediatrics. He notes that he is the oldest practicing pediatrician in Utah.

Kenneth Stevens, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Stevens worked at Oregon Health Sciences University in the Radiation Oncology Department from 1972 to 2005 and was the Department Chair from 1989 to 2005. He was the LDS Australia Area Medical Advisor from 2006 to 2007. Dr. Stevens is currently working part-time as a physician in Sherwood, Oregon. He is happily married to his wife Peggy Stevens and has 12 children and 29 grandchildren.

1967

Thomas D. Coppin M.D.

Dr. Coppin had a 30 year Army career; Chief of Pathology, Director of the Residency Program, and consultant of the Army Office of the Surgeon General Pathology. In 2007, he organized and directed a    2 ½ year project to reestablish surgical pathology at teaching hospitals in Ghana. He and his wife are church service missionaries on the International Floor of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Roger V. Hall, M.D.

Dr. Hall practices as Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford, Oregon.  He has been senior cardiac surgeon since 1987. The heart program has received the “Solucient 100 Top Hospitals Cardiovascular Benchmark for Success Award” in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005.  Dr. Hall was a member of Rogue Valley Medical Center Board 1990-1996 and president of RVMC staff from 1993-1994.

M. Elizabeth Hale Hammond, M.D.

Dr. Hammond is a professor at the U of U.  She is a former chairman of the pathology department at LDS Hospital and currently a member of the IHC Board of Trustees.  She is the author of three books, fifteen book chapters, and 165 papers in peer-reviewed medical journals.  Dr. Hammond is currently editor of Amirsys, Inc., and was recognized in 2005 by the College of American Pathologists as Pathologist of the Year.  She received the University of Utah’s School of Medicine’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007.

Karl Douglas Nielson, M.D.

Dr. Nielson lives in Heber City, UT and practices Neurosurgery at the Utah State Hospital in Provo.

Klint H Stander, M.D.

Dr. Stander’s specializes in Cardio Vascular Surgery and works part time at a Federal Prison Medical Department.  His significant achievements include starting an open heart surgery program in 1982 at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah. He has seven children: one MD, two lawyers, one PhD, one artist, and two free thinkers.

David G. Feil, M.D.

Dr. Feil has been practicing Ophthalmology in his in-office surgery center since 1983 which then expanded into the Visalia Eye Center in 1995 (www.visaliaeyecenter.com). He has three sons who are also physicians.

Dennis D. Russell, M.D.

Dr. Russell specializes in Dermatology, practicing in Salt Lake City, Utah. He retired in 2007, unretired in 2009, and re-retired in 2010. He enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and his patients.

Robert B. Wray, M.D.

Dr. Wray specialized in Cardiology. His significant achievements include balancing a career in patient care, teaching and administration during a period in which the discipline of cardiology exploded in terms of pharmacy, technology, and in the delivery of cardiac care.

1968

Elijah Reed Heywood, M.D.

Dr. Heywood retired as Chairman of the OB-GYN department at Women and Children's Hospital in Charleston, W.V. in 2002. His son took his place as the residency program director and he occasionally consults with the department about educational issues. He went on three year mission as President of the San Jose Mission for the LDS Church. He is recovering from back surgery but is getting around well with a cane.

Wayne "Curt" Kaesche, M.D.

Dr. Kaesche was a U.S. Navy Lt. Commander from 1970 to 1972. He was in private orthopedic practice from 1976-2002 and also worked as an Associate Clinical Professor at the Oregon Health Sciences University.

Jon C. Lloyd, M.D.

Dr Lloyd is a Senior Clinical Advisor at the Plexus Institute in Pennsylvania where he coordinates a 60-hosptial PD/MRSA prevention network.  From 2005-2007 he was the co-principal investigator for a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant supporting six beta site hospitals in using Positive Deviance (PD) to prevent MRSA healthcare associated infections. Dr. Lloyd and Jacqueline have been married for 46 years and have two children Hilary, age 35, and Hardy age 31.

Nathaniel M. Matolo, M.D.

Dr. Matolo officially retired on December 31, 2007. However, a month later, he went back to work on a part-time basis two or three days a week teaching surgery residents and medical students at the University of California Davis/Sacramento VA Medical Center and San Joaquin General Hospital. He belongs to over 20 surgical and professional societies and is widely published. He enjoys foreign travel, golf, swimming and hiking in the Sierra's and around Lake Tahoe.

E. Bruce McIff, M.D.

Dr. McIff retired from neuro/interventional radiology practice on June 30, 2008. In his long career he served as President of the Utah Medical Association from 1985-86 and was selected as Utah Doctor of the Year in 1987. He is very grateful for an unbelievable 40 years in medicine.

Craig H. McQueen, M.D.

Dr. McQueen has had a busy and fulfilling career in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.  From 1973 to 1990 he served as a team physician for the University of Utah and from 1980 to 2008 as the team physician for Highland High School's football and rugby teams.  He's also worked with the Salt Lake Trappers, Buzz, Stingers and Bees. He was Chairman of the Sports Medicine Committee of the United States Figure Skating Association from 1998-2000 and the team physician to one Jr. World and two world figure skating teams.

Anthony R. Temple, M.D.

Dr. Temple has spent his career in pediatric clinical pharmacology and medical toxicology. He taught at the University of Utah College of Medicine for eight years, then worked for McNeil Consumer Healthcare for 29 years. He semi-retired in 2005 and moved from Pennsylvania to St. George, UT in 2008. He has been married to Mary K. since the start medical school in 1964 and has four children and seven grandchildren.

1969

James F. Allen, M.D.

Dr. Allen is currently a practicing physician in Vernal, Utah, specializing in general practice and surgery. He completed a Rotating Internship Residency at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, Washington. He boarded in family practice and has taken many refresher courses in surgery, obstetrics, and other specialty areas. Dr. Allen also served as an associate clinical professor for the University of Utah Medical School for many years. Jim has four children (three girls and one son) and 10 grandchildren. Jim's wife is a former educator and served on the State Board of Education.

Harvey R. Hatch, M.D.

Dr. Hatch is a radiation oncologist with Valley View Medical Center in Cedar City, Utah.

J. P. Hughes, M.D.

Dr. Hughes is a colon rectal surgeon at St. Marks Hospital. Dr. Hughes has 16 grandchildren. In 2008, he was a candidate for mayor of Salt Lake City. In 2006, he was awarded in the Sword of Hope from the American Cancer Society. Dr. Hughes also serves on the Salt Lake Community College Foundation Board of Directors. In 2009, he will be going to China with People to People.

D. Douglas Kohler, M.D.

Dr. Kohler is a retired general surgeon living in Provo, Utah.

Roger Belden Lewis, M.D.

Dr. Lewis is a retired family practitioner living in Orem, Utah. He has five sons, five daughters-in-law, and 28 grandchildren. Dr. Lewis is also a five-time finalist in the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes.

Gary Petersen, M.D.

Dr. Petersen is a retired cardiologist living in St. George, Utah. He currently owns a successful quarter horse breeding business. He also has his own published novel, "Darkness in Dallas." According to Dr. Peterson, he has, "paid alimony longer than any other person in State of Utah!"

Grant M. Peterson, M.D.

Dr. Peterson is a retired obstetrician-gynecologist currently living in Shelley, Idaho after 30 years of practice. Dr. Peterson served for three years as the Idaho section chairman and three years as section vice-chairman for ACOG. He also served three years interviewing Idaho applicants for the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Peterson volunteered for 18 months as area medical advisor in North America - North West for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Alan R. Pratt, M.D.

Dr. Pratt is living in Reno, Nevada. He retired as an anesthesiologist with the Veterans Administration.

Terry H. Rich, M.D.

Dr. Rich is a retired pathologist living in Sandy, Utah. Dr. Rich retired from Utah Pathology Services at LDS Hospital, Cottonwood Hospital, and Alta View Hospital. Dr. Rich was called to serve as an area medical advisor for The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints during 2007 and 2008, where he served with five other physicians from the class of 1969.

John A. Shaw, M.D.

Dr. Shaw is a radiation oncologist with 21st Century Oncology of Arizona in Sun City West, Arizona. He and his wife, Mary, have five children and 11 grandchildren.

Robert B. Smith, M.D.

Dr. Smith practices family medicine at Associates in Family Practice in Tucson, Arizona. He still has a love for medicine and hopes to never retire. Dr. Smith's interests are in travel, reading, and hiking.

Lyman B. Stevens, M.D.

Dr. Stevens is an anesthesiologist at Logan Regional Hospital and Cache Valley Specialty Hospital. He and his wife, Kathryn Keller of Manti, Utah, have 11 children and 32 grandchildren. Dr. Lyman continues to practice anesthesiology and enjoys the challenge and satisfaction derived from helping patients.

David N. Sundwall, M.D.

In January 2005, Dr. Sundwall was nominated by Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. to serve as Executive Director of the Utah State Department of Health. He also served as president of the American Clinical Laboratory Association from 1994-2003, and as senior scientific and medical advisor from 2003-2004. Dr. Sundwall has academic appointments at three medical schools: the University of Utah, Georgetown University School of Medicine and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.

H. James Williams, M.D.

Dr. Williams is a professor of medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. His rheumatology practice is located at the Medical Center. He received the Laureate Award from the Utah Chapter of the American Council of Physicians, and he is a master, American Council of Rheumatology. 

Robert O. Wilson, M.D.

Dr. Wilson is a retired orthopaedic surgeon living in Maricopa, Arizona. He and his wife, Betty have been married for 30+ years. Dr. Wilson is now a fused glass artist.