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Winter 2022 Class Notes

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

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Michael Borts, M.D., Class of 1983

Recognized, Best Doctors, Allergy & Immunology, St. Louis Magazine (2022). Recognized at the Asthma and Allergy Foundation’s 20th annual Orchid Ball with the establishment of an endowment fund in his honor (Ladue News, 04/02/2010)

Mary Case, M.D., Class of 1969

Dr. Mary Case received the George Gantner award for her work in Forensic Pathology. Dr. Case is chief medical examiner in four Missouri counties and Professor Emerita of pathology at Saint Louis University. Dr. Case is a forensic expert on crimes against children. Combining her subspecialties in anatomic, forensic, and neuropathology, Dr. Case is an expert on shaken baby syndrome — brain and body injuries resulting from an abuser’s violent shaking of a child — and is frequently called upon to give her analysis of the evidence in criminal cases regarding the deaths of children. Dr. Case is a Biliken through and through finishing her medical degree here in 1969, teaching as an instructor in pathology starting in 1973, and was appointed a full professor in 1999.

Camille Cowley Newton, M.D., Class of 1993

Dr. Camille (Williams) Newton founded PureWick Inc. PureWick is a female external catheter now used in hospitals across America and now in Japan, Europe, Canada and South America. PureWick lessens catheter use by days, thereby preventing catheter associated urinary tract infections as well as prevents diaper associated dermatitis. PureWick is now thought to save more than 1000 lives per year. PureWick, Inc. was acquired by Becton Dickinson in 2017.

Martin Schmidt, M.D., Class of 1986

In August 2022, Dr. Schmidt was featured in “Behind The Mystery: Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP)” that aired on Lifetime through their daytime talk show The Balancing Act.

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