Eldon E. Lee, M.D. ’55, writes, “We are keeping the faith up here in B.C. My class members are all over 90 years old, and I turned 95 in May. I teach Attic Greek, ride my ATV and generally keep active with my wife of 65 years, six children, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. I think the UW has the greatest medical school in the world, and I am eternally grateful that they choose me to be a member of the fourth class.”

Margarita Shanks, PA-C (Seattle Class 42), writes, “Life since graduation has been wonderful — full of challenges and heartache, but also full of tremendous opportunities to serve others. I have been blessed to work as a family practitioner at Providence Urgent Care in Everett, Washington. In April, I traveled to Guatemala to provide medical care to the Chicaman Mayan-speaking population, a great opportunity through Faith in Practice International and Providence Hospital. In May, I went to Ecuador and Colombia again. I want to take this opportunity to say “thank you” to the UW School of Medicine’s MEDEX program for allowing this Central American girl to fulfill her dream of becoming a physician assistant. Your faith in me will not go unnoticed. Much love until we meet again.”

Charles Maas, M.D, Res. ’70 (pediatrics), writes, “Graduation from the pediatric residency program was a long time ago: 1970! After three years in Okinawa, I pursued a dual career in public health and pediatrics. Since it seemed impossible to do justice to both, I settled on general pediatrics, practicing in Visalia, California, for 12 years and then for nine years in San Luis Obispo. Thirty years later, I morphed into child psychiatry without a psych residency. For the last 17 years, I have worked in child psychiatry clinics in Sacramento and now in Yuba City. At nearly 78, I am working half-time and enjoying it still.”

Capt. Abhik K. Biswas, M.D. ’91, writes, “Still working as a pediatric intensivist at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, and at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Also getting some flight time in with the critical care air transport team at Cape Fear. Now to work on the pilot’s license!”

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