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34 | S P R I N G 2 0 1 8 Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center (now Rush University Medical Center) and at the COM Chicago. Berent holds dual certification from the American Boards of Psychiatry and Neurology, and he provides a wide variety of psychiatric treatments including family psychotherapy, dynamic psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, holographic memory resolution and heart-centered hypnotherapy. A Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, an award given for his humanitarian service, Berent has a national reputation as a specialist in the treatment of attention deficit disorder (ADD) and pediatric bipolar disorder. Daniel Hoffman '74, MD '78, Res '81, is a physician at SSM Health Medical Group in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Board- certified in internal medicine and geriatrics, Hoffman is interested in chronic disease management, health-risk assessments, and preventive medicine. After receiving his medical degree from the COM Peoria, he completed an internship and residency at the University of Illinois at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Gregory Gabliani, MD '79, is a cardiologist at SSM Health Medical Group in Troy, Missouri. Gabliani completed his residency at Duke University Medical Center, then served a clinical cardiology fellowship at Parkland Hospital in Dallas and an angioplasty fellowship at Harvard's Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Board-certified in cardiology and internal medicine, Gabliani taught at St. Louis University for two years and practiced in St. Louis and Alton, Illinois. He later moved his practice to Troy, where he can focus on what he truly enjoys: developing long-term relationships with patients to improve their cardiac health. Donald Gore '58, MD '60, MS, was named a 2017 Top Doctor in Wisconsin in recognition of his extensive expertise and clinical excellence. Retired since 2013, Gore served as an orthopaedic surgeon, researcher and clinical professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin. After medical school, he completed an internship at Milwaukee County General Hospital and served as a captain in the United States Air Force, gaining extensive training in general surgery and all aspects of orthopaedic surgery. He then completed a six- month biomechanics fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. In addition to teaching orthopaedic residents and medical students, Gore also was involved in clinical and basic research at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the former Wood Veterans Administration Medical Center, now known as the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, located in Milwaukee. Board-certified in orthopaedic surgery, Gore has received numerous awards, including a Distinguished Service Award from the department of orthopaedic surgery, and two Teacher of the Year Awards from orthopaedic residents at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Gore and his wife, Jacqueline, have established the Robert Jason Gore Scholarship, a fund with the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation, in memory of their grandson, Robert. Philip Berent, MD '66, Res '73, was recognized as a 2017 Top Doctor in Park Ridge, Illinois, an award that honors health care practitioners who have demonstrated clinical excellence while delivering the highest standards of patient care. An expert pediatric and adolescent psychiatrist, Berent has received several Top Doctor Awards in his 40-year career. After receiving his MD, he completed an internship at Illinois Masonic Hospital (now Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center), and residencies at Rush- David Mayer '78, MD '82, received the Humanitarian Award from the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, which identifies the most influential advocates in patient safety and recognizes leaders who have made significant progress in eliminating preventable patient deaths. Mayer is vice president of quality and safety for MedStar Health, the largest health care provider in the mid-Atlantic region. In his position, he oversees the infrastructure for clinical quality and its operational efficiency, and he designs and directs system-wide activity for patient safety and risk-reduction programs. Under Mayer, MedStar has been at the vanguard of embracing transparency in communications with patients and families when something goes wrong in treatment. MedStar worked with the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to develop and pilot a toolkit for their Communication and Optimal Resolution (CANDOR) program. Darrien Gaston, MD '84, was designated as a 2017 Premium Care Physician by United Healthcare, the highest of its four designations. The United Healthcare Premium Program assesses more than 350,000 physicians across the U.S. A gastroenterologist for the past 25 years, Gaston opened Metropolitan Gastroenterology Consultants in the Beverly area of Chicago 18 years ago. The facility is accredited by the Joint Commission with the Gold Seal of Approval. Gaston provides the SlimSmart Balloon, a non-surgical, temporary weight loss procedure, as well as the ORBERA © Managed Weight Loss System, an FDA-approved procedure in which a balloon is placed in a patient's stomach using endoscopy and then filled with a safe, salt-based solution to help the patient with weight and portion control. Board- certified in gastroenterology, Gaston is a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American College of Physicians. He is also a member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Association for Bariatric Endoscopy. Gaston completed his residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago and his fellowship in gastroenterology at Cook County Hospital. Adrienne Fregia, MD '88, was elected trustee of the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) and re-elected as chair of the board of trustees during its 2017 annual meeting. A board-certified internist specializing in gastroenterology, she is in solo medical practice in Flossmoor, Illinois. An ISMS member since 1993, Fregia held the position of secretary- treasurer and simultaneously served on the Finance and Medical Benevolence Committee. In addition, she served on the Council on Education and Health Workforce. She also holds membership in the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Fregia has been a member of the Chicago Medical Society since 1993. A California native, Fregia completed her residency and fellowship at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center (now Rush University Medical Center) in Chicago. Aimen Shaaban, MD '91, has joined Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago as director of The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health and as professor of surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Since 2012, Shaaban had been a fetal surgeon and the director of the class notes News and Updates From University of Illinois College of Medicine Alumni '60 '66 '78 '79 '84 '88 '91 '82 Donald Gore Daniel Hoffman Darrien Gaston David Mayer Adrienne Fregia Aimen Shaaban Gregory Gabliani

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