In Memoriam

Summer 2023

Marking the passing of our alumni and faculty.

’47 M.D. — Carol B. Hyman of Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 12, 2022; pediatric hematologist oncologist. The first fellow in pediatric hematology oncology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the first woman to practice pediatric hematology oncology in Los Angeles, Dr. Hyman joined the medical staff in 1980 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she specialized in thalassemia, sickle cell and other blood disorders. She practiced there until her retirement in her late 80s. Dr. Hyman held a tenured faculty position at USC Keck School of Medicine for decades and taught generations of medical students, interns, residents and fellows about pediatric hematology oncology.

’53 M.D. — Jack Richard of New York, Jan. 3, 2023; endocrinologist. Deeply devoted to Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Richard was a longtime clinical professor of medicine and a senior adviser to the Weill Cornell Medical College Alumni Association, having served as its president from 1988 to 1990. He was also a founding co-chair of Weill Cornell Medicine’s Lewis Atterbury Stimson Society. Dr. Richard took great pride in being an educator at Weill Cornell Medicine, and in 2000 he established the Jack Richard, M.D. Clinical Fellowship in Endocrinology to support fellows in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. To honor his support, in 2018 the division announced the creation of the Jack Richard, M.D. Visiting Professorship in Endocrinology.

’57 M.D. — Donald W. Hoskins of Pittsboro, N.C., Dec. 26, 2022; internal medicine physician. Prior to retiring to North Carolina in 2010 with his wife, Carol Noll Hoskins, Dr. Hoskins served as an associate professor at Weill Cornell Medicine and senior vice president and chief medical officer at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. While his academic and professional accomplishments were numerous, it was his love and devotion to family and the personal care that he provided to all his patients that will be his legacy.

’57 M.D. — Burton M. Onofrio of Rochester, Minn., Dec. 8, 2022; neurosurgeon. After completing postgraduate training at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Onofrio served as a neurosurgeon in the United States Navy at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md., achieving a rank of lieutenant commander before being honorably discharged in 1968. He returned to the Mayo Clinic, where he enjoyed a distinguished and fulfilling career. Known for his sharp wit, Dr. Onofrio enjoyed hobbies that included gardening and baking homemade pies and bread. He also had a passion for animals.

’61 M.D. - Carl Anderson (Andy) Hedberg of Chicago, Dec. 18, 2022; internal medicine physician and gastroenterologist. Much-loved husband, father and grandfather, acclaimed Chicago physician, lifelong Cubs fan, classical music devotee, world traveler, amateur magician and jazz pianist and much more. Andy was past president of the American College of Physicians and president of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago, the Chicago Society of Internal Medicine and the Chicago Society of Gastroenterology.

’62 M.D. — William T. Stubenbord of Essex, Conn., Sept. 18, 2022; esteemed transplant surgeon and dedicated educator. Dr. Stubenbord, or “Stuby,” as he was known to many, demonstrated a steadfast commitment to Weill Cornell Medicine for more than half a century. A pioneer in the field of transplant surgery, Dr. Stubenbord was critical to the development of Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian’s renal transplant program, serving as chief of the Division of Transplantation from 1996–2005 and acting chair of the Department of Surgery from 2002–2004. He retired in 2005 after a distinguished career. He was senior adviser to the Weill Cornell Medical College Alumni Association, having served as its president from 1984 to 1986. He was also a founding co-chair of Weill Cornell Medicine’s Lewis Atterbury Stimson Society.

’65 M.D. — Richard Alan Schwartz of McLean, Va., Dec. 20, 2022; cardiologist. During his long medical career, he was a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Georgetown University Hospital and a consultant in cardiology, sports medicine and physical fitness at the University of Maryland. He served as chair of the board for the Medical Society Services, treasurer of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, past chair of the D.C. Medical Society Committee on Physical Fitness, and a charter member and past president of the Sports Medicine Association of Greater Washington. A competitive rower, Dr. Schwartz won multiple collegiate national championships and was on the U.S. rowing team for the 1961 Maccabiah Games in Israel and the 1963 American rowing team at the Pan American games. He continued his competitive rowing career in masters competitions nationally and internationally and was active in the sport for more than 40 years.

’71 M.D. — Ronald K. Harris of Fredon Township, N.J., Feb. 2, 2023; general surgeon. Following the completion of his surgical training and service in the United States Air Force, Dr. Harris practiced at Newton Memorial Hospital for 42 years, where he held multiple positions, including chief of surgery. He also practiced at Schmidt-Fletcher Medical Associates, which merged with Surgical Associates of Sussex County in 1993. He was a member of the Newton Memorial Hospital Foundation and held memberships in the New Jersey Society of Surgeons, the American Medical Society and the New Jersey Oncology Society. Dr. Harris retired in 2020 and loved being outside, reading, playing golf and cooking. He was deeply devoted to family and practiced surgery with compassion and sincere concern for those in his care.

’72 M.D. — James E. Gadek of Ohio, Jan. 24, 2023; pulmonologist. Dr. Gadek graduated first in his class from Weill Cornell Medical College and was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. He worked for the National Institutes of Health in the Allergy and Infectious Diseases institute, followed by the pulmonary and critical care division. In 1983, he moved to Ohio to become director of pulmonary and critical care medicine and professor of medicine at The Ohio State University, where he stayed until retiring in 2001. He was twice chosen by his colleagues for Doctor of the Year awards. While at Ohio State, Dr. Gadek received a prestigious award from the American Lung Association for his outstanding leadership in pulmonary research.

’78 M.D. — Theresa P. Jackson of Montebello, N.Y., Nov. 6, 2022; pediatrician. Following her postgraduate training at Montefiore-Einstein, Dr. Jackson joined a large community practice and was then recruited to Schering-Plough (now Merck), where she played a key role and was instrumental in research and drug development. She was a member of the St. Joseph’s choir in Spring Valley, N.Y. Dr. Jackson was a class leader for her Weill Cornell Medicine class and worked hard to plan reunions for her classmates.

’78 M.D. — Norman A. Johanson of Tilghman Island, Md., July 3, 2022; orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Johanson was the chair of orthopedics at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia from 2000 until the hospital closed in 2019. Prior to this, he was a professor of orthopedic surgery and program director for 10 years at Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine. Dr. Johanson was widely published and active in numerous professional societies. He was known as a kind, compassionate and caring physician, who was a true champion of the disadvantaged and those seeking a higher quality of life.

Summer 2023 Front to Back

  • From the Dean

    Message from the Dean

    As Weill Cornell Medicine marks the 125th year since its founding, it is striking to reflect upon how our values have endured.
  • Features

    Window Into the Future

    An ambitious research program could hold clues to improving the health of women and their children across their lifespans.
  • Features

    Caught on Camera

    Recordings made in Dr. Simon Scheuring’s lab reveal how elusive molecules embedded in cell membranes get their jobs done — for good and ill.
  • Features

    Risks and Rewards

    Alumnus Dr. Anthony Fauci (M.D. ’66) joins Dr. Jay Varma in a candid conversation about the future of public health and more.
  • Notable

    Two Landmark Anniversaries

    Weill Cornell Medicine is celebrating more than a century of excellence in medical education, scientific discovery and patient care, commemorating 125 years since its founding.
  • Notable

    Honoring Diversity

    In a celebration of Weill Cornell Medicine’s commitment to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in academic medicine, the institution honored nearly a dozen faculty, students and staff.
  • Notable


    Weill Cornell Medicine faculty members are leading the conversation about important health issues across the country and around the world.
  • Notable

    News Briefs

    Notable faculty appointments, honors, awards and more — from around campus and beyond.
  • Notable


    The Salzburg-Cornell Seminars, now part of the Open Medical Institute (OMI), celebrates 30 years of knowledge-sharing, having served more than 26,000 fellows from 130 countries.
  • Grand Rounds

    There Is Hope

    How immunotherapy offered a new lease on life
  • Grand Rounds

    Medical School, Minus the Debt

    Weill Cornell Medicine’s debt-reduction program.
  • Grand Rounds

    News Briefs

    The latest on teaching, learning and patient-centered care.
  • Discovery

    Filling a Critical Gap in the Gut

    An important discovery positions fungi as a missing part of research on how the gut biome influences health.
  • Discovery

    New Clues to Coma Recovery

    Delays in regaining consciousness may serve a purpose: protecting the brain from oxygen deprivation.
  • Discovery


    The latest advances in faculty research, published in the world’s leading journals.
  • Alumni


    Forging critical connections to move research from the bench to the bedside, our alumni are making an impact.
  • Alumni


    What’s new with you? Keep your classmates up to date on all your latest achievements with an Alumni Note.
  • Alumni

    In Memoriam

    Marking the passing of our faculty and alumni.
  • Alumni


    Marking celebratory events in the lives of our students, including Match Day and Graduation.
  • Second Opinion

    Nurturing Well-Being

    How can the health-care workforce recover from pandemic burnout?
  • Exchange

    High-Risk, High-Reward

    Two enterprising scientists discuss how the ecosystem for innovation at Weill Cornell Medicine provides the support entrepreneurial faculty and students need to turn their promising research into commercially viable drugs and other treatments.
  • Muse

    In the Flow

    Dr. Navarro Millán is a rheumatologist, clinical investigator and multi-instrumentalist.
  • Spotlight

    Making Health Care Affordable and Equitable

    Dr. Cheryl Pegus (M.D. ’88) is a cardiologist working in health-care businesses on new products to meet consumer needs, enhance health equity and improve health outcomes.