FOX News followed our own Mary Jo Johnstone, MD SGU ’08, during her shift in the emergency room at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, NY.
Born and raised in Bermuda, Dr. Kathryn Providence went on to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She has gone on to a successful career in obstetrics and gynecology, and recently joined the staff at Cherokee Women’s Health Specialists in Woodstock, GA. Dr. Providence is a former Legacy of Excellence scholarship recipient and dean’s list member at SGU.
Twenty New York City residents were awarded more than $2.4 million in scholarships through St. George’s University and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation’s CityDoctors scholarship program. Among the recipients were sisters Malvi and Miloni Thakker of Queens, who have pledged to earn their MD and then enter a primary care residency program at an HHC hospital. The scholarship program was designed to address the shortage of primary care doctors in New York City.
Dustin St. George of Alexandria, Virginia, has been awarded the prestigious Legacy of Excellence Scholarship by St. George’s University School of Medicine. Mr. St. George is elated by the recognition and confidence St. George’s University has shown in him. “The LOE Scholarship means everything to me in terms of fulfilling my goals,” he said. “Being awarded the scholarship instilled a sense of pride and strength within me. It made me feel as if I was wanted at medical school and that I am capable of what lies before me.”
Dr. Ojiaku Ikezuagu, a 2005 graduate of St. George’s University School of Medicine, has been added to the staff at South Central Iowa Medical Clinic (SCIMC) in Corydon, Iowa. The clinic is one of five affiliated with Wayne County Hospital, a recipient of the Press Ganey Summit Award for patient satisfaction in 2009 and 2010. Dr. OJ, as he’s called, is board certified in family medicine. He completed his residency and training at Montgomery Hospital in Norristown, PA, in 2012, before joining the team at SCIMC.
Troy Dowers, SGUSOM ’04, has been named to the staff of primary care providers at St. Clare Health Center in Fenton, MO. St. Clare is one of seven hospitals in the SSM Health Care network, which serves Greater St. Louis. The facility visited with more than 100,000 patients in 2011.
Dr. Nicholas Holmes, SGUSOM ’07, has joined the team at St. Croix Orthopedics, PA, which provides orthopedic care in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, with its headquarters located in Oak Park Heights, MN. Dr. Holmes is a specialist in sports medicine.
Dr. Ilona Belinskaya has a new home. The 2003 graduate from St. George’s University School of Medicine been appointed to the Department of Pulmonary Medicine staff at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK) in New Hampshire.
By Laura Mann
Dr. Richard Zito, a 1989 graduate of St. George’s University School of Medicine, has been named the president of the Suffolk County Medical Society.
Gonzalo Pou, DVM SGU ’11, helps provide low-cost veterinary care as a member of the Animal Welfare Society of South Florida, which was featured on WPLG Local 10 in Miami/Fort Lauderdale.