Alumnus’ Gift Advances Arrhythmia Research

A $10 million estate gift from Cleveland Clinic alumnus Carmen Paradis, MD (BIE’06) and her husband, Brian McGrath, will help shape the future of cardiac research and patient care at Cleveland Clinic. Mina Chung, MD (Staff’94), a cardiologist in the Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, whose area is the focus of the gift, says that … Read More

Dr. Amy Park Enjoys Service, Teaching Others

Amy Park, MD (UG/PS ’09), grew up watching her parents, both physicians, dedicate themselves to their jobs. “Despite their long hours, they absolutely loved their careers, which was inspiring to me,” she says. “I always loved the sciences and how the body works, as well as helping people. Medicine is ever-changing and advancing, which is … Read More

Dr. Gary Dworkin, Service Award Honoree, Values Cleveland Clinic Family

2023 Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association Service Award recipient Gary H. Dworkin, MD, RPVI (CATS’92), is a Past President of the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association Board (2012-2014) and of the Florida Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons. A board-certified cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, he has observed, taught and performed cardiovascular and thoracic surgery in Europe, Canada, … Read More

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Dr. Art Steffee, Renowned Spine Surgeon, is Distinguished Alumnus

Art Steffee, MD (GS’62/ORS’67), known as “The Father of Modern Spine Surgery,” is the 2023 recipient of the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. The award recognizes “exceptional, enduring achievements and leadership that have brought pride and recognition to the Cleveland Clinic community.” Dr. Steffee was Director of Orthopedic Services at Lutheran Medical Center’s … Read More

Special Achievement Honoree Dr. Bronson Has Regional, National Profile

David L. Bronson, MD, MACP (IM’92), Emeritus Professional Staff, is the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association’s 2023 Special Achievement Award honoree. This award recognizes physicians or scientists for exceptional, enduring achievements and leadership that have brought pride and recognition to Cleveland Clinic’s community. Dr. Bronson embodies these qualities, having “impacted Cleveland Clinic and our Ohio community … Read More

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Dr. Tarakji, Who Launched AlumniConnect, Receives 2023 Service Award

Khaldoun Tarakji, MD, MPH (IM’04, Cards’09, EP’11), who developed and launched the website tool AlumniConnect and served as an Alumni Association Board Specialty Director for Cardiology, has been honored with the 2023 Alumni Association Service Award. The award recognizes individuals who contribute to the growth and advancement of Cleveland Clinic and the Alumni Association. “It … Read More

Alumni Board Specialty Spotlight

Paul Benedetto, MD (IM’09, D’12, MSDO’13), is Chair of the Dermatology Department at Cleveland Clinic Florida and the Alumni Association Board Specialty Director for Dermatology. Q. Describe your current position. A. I currently serve as Chair of the Dermatology Department for Cleveland Clinic Florida. Our group of five physicians and three APPs sees patients in … Read More