Paul N. Woodruff ’63

June 17, 1936 – July 2, 2019 Paul N. Woodruff ’63 died in Salt Lake City, Utah, on July 2, 2019, after a long illness. Hospice care made his passing peaceful. Dr. Woodruff was born June 17, 1936, in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Pacific Union College in 1959. After graduating from medical school, he…

Alumni Association Welcomes Past President Tamara L. Thomas ’87 as Dean of the School of Medicine

The Alumni Association congratulates past president Tamara L. Thomas ’87 on her appointment as dean of the School of Medicine. Dr. Thomas has served as vice dean for Academic Affairs since 2011 and associate dean for Faculty Development since 2006. She also served as interim chair of the department of emergency medicine. In addition to…

ALUMNI NEWS: Ricardo L. Peverini ’84

Ricardo L. Peverini ’84 was honored with the San Bernardino County Medical Society (SBCMS) Presidential Award on June 20, 2019, during the annual SBCMS Officer Installation and Awards Recognition Dinner. He also joined Marti F. Baum ’79-B in accepting a $3,525,000 gift to support residents through the Loma Linda University Health Education Consortium Program.  …

Reflections on an Antarctic Cruise

By Elmar P. Sakala ’73-A What I found to be true about the Antarctic: 1. The beauty of the Antarctic cannot be described in words — only experienced. That is absolutely true. Before the Alumni Association Silversea cruise, I did my homework and googled photos and descriptions posted by previous Antarctic visitors. I looked at the…

Byron E. Faber ’73-A

Byron E. Faber ’73-A died June 6, 2019, following a short illness with leukemia. He was born in Akron, Ohio, the second-oldest of four brothers, to Edward Faber, MD, and Doris (Nuckles) Faber. Dr. Byron Faber graduated from La Sierra University in 1969, after proudly serving our country in the U.S. Army. He then attended…

Douglas S. Wong ’67

October 13, 1930 – June 5, 2019 Douglas S. Wong ’67 died June 5, 2019, in Henderson, Nevada. He was born in the Zhongshan village in the Guangdong province of China on Oct. 13, 1930. Dr. Wong immigrated to the U.S. in 1948 after the end of World War II. He completed a BS in…

Wendell H. Wall ’53-A

January 20, 1922 – June 3, 2019 Wendell H. Wall ’53-A was born on Jan. 20, 1922, and died June 3, 2019. Dr. Wall lived in Wahpeton, North Dakota, at the time of passing. He and his partners, all graduates of the College of Medical Evangelists (now Loma Linda University), worked together for over 40…