Skip to main content
MenuSearch & Directory

Spring Class Notes

Class notes to be included in Universitas and Grand Rounds magazines can be submitted online. 

Submit a Class Note

Juan Alva, M.D. '60

Dr. Juan Alva completed his autobiography, A Man's Journey from Mexico to the USA. Dr. Alva mentions the SLU School of Medicine and the impact his Jesuit education had on his very successful career. To learn more about Dr. Alva's autobiography, contact Michelle Cohen at

Paul Pitlick, M.D. ’70 and William Gruber, M.D. ‘70

Drs. Pitlick and Gruber collected stories and photos for a book containing stories of twenty-nine members of the St. Louis University School of Medicine, class of 1970. The book is featured in the Spring 2022 issue of Grand Rounds magazine. A PDF download of the book is available here.

Read the Book

Frances Ue, M.D. '16

Dr. Frances Ue, Internal Medicine Hospitalist at Cambridge Health Alliance and Instructor at Harvard Medical School, was featured in a column called "Diagnosis." The New York Times Magazine highlighted a unique case in which a patient with severe flu-like symptoms was admitted to CHA Cambridge Hospital. CHA hospitalist Frances Ue, M.D., MPH, discussed the challenges of identifying the cause of his sickness and detailed the numerous steps she took to care for the patient and support his recovery. After prescribing a battery of tests and surveying medical literature, she referred him to a neurologist, who ultimately diagnosed a CPT2 deficiency, an exercise-induced issue. The piece highlights exceptional and integrated care that led to a positive patient outcome.