Dr. Ilona Belinskaya, SGUSOM ’03: Ilona Belinskaya, MD, Joins CMC/DHK in Pulmonary 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.


Dr. Richard Zito: LI people on the move, June 22, 2012

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: Clinic cares for animals at low cost

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.


Gonzalo Pou, SGUSVM ’11: Clinic cares for animals at low cost

Gonzalo Pou, SGUSVM ’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.


The healers: Vazzana & Bogin: Docs who deal with matters of the heart

By Marjorie Hack

Dr. Thomas Vazzana, SGUSOM 1985, says he sees the deterioration of human health on a regular basis as a partner at Vazzana and Bogin Cardiology Associates in Staten Island and cardiology division director for the Staten Island Physician Practice. Fast food and a sedentary lifestyle have taken their toll on many of his patients.


Reid, SGUSOM ’02, Named to Faculty at Loyola University Chicago

Infection Control Today

Dr. Gail Reid, a 2002 graduate of the St. George’s University School of Medicine, has been named an assistant professor at Loyola University Chicago. She will have a role within the Stritch School of Medicine’s Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, as well as a clinical role at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital in Hines, IL.

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SGU Marine Biologist Says Deteriorating Condition of Reefs Puts Strain on Fishing Industry

International Press Service

Clare Morrall, director of the marine biology program at St. George’s University, says that sea surface temperatures have strained the fishing industry in Grenada due to coral bleaching.
“When you’ve taken away the fish that would normally crop and harvest and keep that algae in check, you’ve got a situation which has happened throughout the Caribbean, when you get a change from coral dominated systems to algal dominated systems,” she said.

The chairman of the Southern Fishermen Association is reporting that fishermen are suffering financially because they are catching fewer fish, and that once-abundant fish species have disappeared.

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Stephen Scarantino, MD ’91, Acknowledged by The Global Directory of Who’s Who


Stephen E. Scarantino, MD ’91, who practices obstetrics and gynecology at The Women’s Health Pavilion in Westbury, New York, has been recognized by The Global Directory of Who’s Who. The annual publication acknowledges professional men and women for their outstanding achievements and leadership within their industries. In addition to his practice, Dr. Scarantino is a clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine in Hempstead, New York.

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Medical Students Kick-off New HS Mentorship Program by Teaching Mentees


On Saturday, January 7, Urban Humanitarian Projects (UHP), a nonprofit organization comprised of St. George’s University medical students, will host a Build-a-PC workshop during which high school students in Greater New York City will be instructed how to assemble a desktop computer from scratch.

The workshop will be held at Park Slope Collegiate High School in Brooklyn, New York. In conjunction with InnovatePC.com, the workshop’s sponsor, UHP will supply the high school with five high-end computer systems that students can use year round.

“We want each of mentee to develop a deep appreciation for computers because a tech-savvy student in today’s society has a world of resources at their fingertips,” said Santhosh Cherian, Executive Director of UHP. “Mastery of computers and the internet will allow our mentees to find and open new doors for themselves.”

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Pt. Loma doctor named team physician for hungry U.S.A. rugby sevens squad

By Scott Hopkin

Dr. Joseph Allen, SGUSOM ’99, will serve as USA Rugby’s team doctor during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The ’16 Games will mark the first time that rugby is an Olympic event for nearly a century (1924, Paris)

The U.S. Olympic Committee screened and certified Dr. Allen, who is a partner at Point Loma Family Practice and Sports Medicine in San Diego, California. Dr. Allen then flew to Australia for the first stop on the HSBC Sevens World Series tour, which makes six stops in four continents between February and May of 2012.

Dr. Allen is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in both family medicine and sports medicine. In addition to his practice, he is the team physician for the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club Rugby team, one of the premier rugby clubs in San Diego……