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PARALLELS

Dr. David Rizzieri ’87

  • Professor of Medicine; Chief, Section of Hematologic Malignancies; Assoc. Dir. for Clinical Research, Division of Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy, Duke Cancer Institute
  • Founder of the Thomas J. Glover Endowed Summer Research Fund in the Natural Sciences
  • At HWS, Majored in Biology, Member of Soccer Team, Phi Beta Kappa

1. What three things do you need to be successful in health care? Work ethic, empathy, intelligence

2. What do you think is the most pressing issue in medicine today? Controlling expectations and costs of care

3. Rank intelligence, compassion, and integrity in the order of importance to you. Integrity, Compassion, Intelligence

4. Which of your college courses interested you the most? Behavioral Ecology

5. What do you do for your personal wellness? Crossfit at least five days per week and read most every night (body and mind!).

6. What’s the most interesting thing about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume? I enjoy learning about and collecting (in a very small way) art.

7. What quality do you value most in your friends? Loyalty

8. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A doctor

9. Which HWS professor had the most influence on you? Dr. Tom Glover, hands down, was the most intimidating though best professor I’ve ever known in undergraduate or graduate studies.

10. What’s your proudest achievement? Trying to build a strong relationship with my children and ensure they are well prepared ‘for a life of consequence.’

11. What are your specific goals in medicine? As a clinician I start the day with the expectation to help improve the quality of life and hopefully cure every new patient I see. All other goals revolve around that.

12. What gets you out of bed in the morning? I enjoy building things. I’m in a position to have helped build a program from the ground up, having a role in expanding research, patient care and junior faculty career development. It’s very rewarding.

Dominic Facciponte ’16

  • Major in Biochemistry; Minors in Public Policy and Health Care; Pre-Med Program
  • Former member of the Hobart Lacrosse Team and Orange Key Society; Biology Teaching Fellow
  • Internships with Geneva General Hospital and Family Practice Associates PLLC

1. What three things do you need to be successful in health care? Work ethic, ability to collaborate, compassion

2. What do you think is the most pressing issue in medicine today? Lack of medical/research funding

3. Rank intelligence, compassion, and integrity in the order of importance to you. Integrity, Compassion, Intelligence

4. Which of your college courses interested you the most? Developmental Biology

5. What do you do for your personal wellness? Go to the gym, listen to and play music, be around my friends, and call my parents regularly.

6. What’s the most interesting thing about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume? I have been a musician since I was seven years old.

7. What quality do you value most in your friends? Honesty

8. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A paleontologist or archeologist

9. Which HWS professor had the most influence on you? Associate Professor of Biology Kristy Kenyon pushed me to challenge myself, making me a better scholar and a more critical thinker.

10. What’s your proudest achievement? Walking on to the DI Hobart Lacrosse team as a first-year. Being a part of that program taught me hard work, dedication, personal achievement, teamwork and sacrifice.

11. What are your specific goals in medicine? I aspire to be a physician who impacts the lives of those around me and their families in a positive way. I want to be someone others can turn to for help.

12. What gets you out of bed in the morning? I have a sincere desire to continue my education and to learn more today than yesterday.

 

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