ALUMNI NEWS: Sigve K. Tonstad ’79-A

Sigve K. Tonstad ’79-A recently published a commentary on Revelation as part of the Paideia New Testament commentary series. In this practical commentary, Dr. Tonstad offers a nonretributive reading of Revelation and addresses the issue of divine violence.  Several scholars have read and endorsed Dr. Tonstad’s commentary of Revelation. “Tonstad’s remarkable commentary offers a comprehensive…

Twenty-Five LLU School of Medicine Students Present Research at Western Medical Research Forum

Kari Roberts (’22), Gus Suarez (’22), Andy Hsueh (’22), Sten Andersen (’22), Matthew Buell (’22), Kelia Cook (’22), and Greg Perrier (’22) take a group photo at the Western Medical Research Forum in Carmel, California.   This year at the Western Medical Research Forum held in Carmel, California, 25 Loma Linda University School of Medicine…

LLU Hosts Project Medical Education Day

Prominent business leaders and policy advisors in the Southern California area experience a condensed version of medical school. On January 29, Loma Linda University hosted a Project Medical Education day for prominent business leaders and policy advisors in the Southern California area. The AAMC created Project Medical Education to help “medical schools and teaching hospitals…

Whole Person Care and a Healthier Lifestyle

Interview conducted and edited by Chris Clouzet As chief of cardiology at Kaiser Riverside and Moreno Valley, chair of the Regional Cardiac Services Quality Committee, and assistant clinical professor for University of California, Riverside, School of Medicine, Columbus D. Batiste ’98 is an experienced interventional cardiologist. For him though, it’s as much about the extent…

Virchel E. Wood ’60

~ April 16, 2020 Virchel E. Wood ’60 passed away April 16, 2020. Dr. Wood hailed from Leominster, Massachusetts, with a heritage linked to the Wampanoag Indians that greeted the Pilgrims at Plymouth. He came out west to the College of Medical Evangelists and graduated in the class of 1960. He went back east to…

Kevin Kinback ’92

Kevin Kinback MD ’92, Asst. Clinical Prof of Psychiatry, LLUSM (2000-pres). I’m expanding my psychiatry group in Ladera Ranch to have 6 clinicians this year and still growing. With the virus, we had to stop procedures like Spravato (ketamine) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).  While this creates a major loss of revenue, we are blessed…

Jenny Jaque ’04

Jenny Jaque ’04, AA Media Advisory Council Chair, OB-GYN, says it’s been challenging for her and her husband, Jason Tomlin ’00 (General Surgery, Trauma/Critical Care). Having two physicians under one roof means that in the event of exposure, they are unable to use social distancing at home. She currently has no scrubs at work and is required…