for Healthcare Education
at Miami University
Board of Directors
Dr. Richard Blath
Dr. Richard Blath is the Chief of Urology with St. Louis Urological Surgeons at Christian Northeast Medical. He has special interest in the areas of incontinence, prostate disease, and infertility. He is one of the few surgeons in the St. Louis area who performs vasectomy reversal surgery. Dr. Blath also served in the U.S. Air Force as Chief of the Urology Division at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Blath graduated from Miami in 1968 with a degree in Zoology, received his M.D. from Washington University in 1972, and served his internship at Vanderbilt in Nashville.
Dr. Paul Gehring
Dr. Kyle Hogarth
Dr. Kyle Hogarth is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago. He is an expert in pulmonary diseases, including interstitial lung disease (pulmonary fibrosis) and sarcoidosis. His research focuses on improving the quality of life and outcomes for patients with sarcoidosis and lung cancer. Dr. Hogarth is also a co-director of the upper Aerodigestive Cancer Risk Clinic, and the Director of the Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Clinical Resource Center at the Univ. of Chicago. He graduated from Miami in 1994 with a B.A. in Chemistry, Microbiology, and Zoology. He received his M.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 1998.
Mr. Jonathan Karnes is currently enrolled in the class of 2013 at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He graduated Cum Laude from Miami University in 2009 with a double major in Zoology and Economics and a Business thematic sequence. As an undergraduate, Mr. Karnes served as a student representative to the Mallory-Wilson Center Board of Directors in 2006 and in 2007. During this time, he proposed and assisted with the development of a Mallory-Wilson sponsored Living Learning Community for first year students at Miami University. Currently, the Living Learning Community has expanded to include over 100 first year students and provides many opportunities to enhance the experience of Miami students pursuing a career in medicine. Mr. Karnes has been the medical student representative to the Mallory-Wilson Center Board of Directors since 2010 and continues to participate in Mallory-Wilson Living Learning Community programming events.
Dr. Kenneth McLeish
Dr. Kenneth R. McLeish is Professor of Medicine and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. McLeish graduated from Miami in 1969 with a degree in Chemistry. He received his M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1972. Dr. McLeish received his clinical training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at Indiana University Medical Center, and his research training at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, MA. He serves as the Administrative Director of Research Laboratories for the Division of Nephrology. Dr. McLeish's laboratory studies the molecular regulation of neutrophil participation in inflammatory diseases.
Dr. Luette Morton
Dr. David Wilson is Professor Emeritus of Zoology at Miami University. Prior to his retirement, Dr. Wilson served as Director of the Center for eight years. Dr. Wilson chaired the Premedical Advisory Committee and taught Animal Physiology and a capstone course, Current Issues in Medicine. He received a B.A in Biology from Hofstra University in 1963 and a Ph.D. in Biological Science in 1968 from the University of Delaware. He did a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University before joining the faculty at Miami.
Dr. Deborah Wilson
Dr. Deborah Wilson is a 1984 graduate from Miami University, with a B.A. in Chemistry. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Arizona's School of Medicine. Deborah is a family medicine physician and practices in Columbus, OH. She served in the United States Air Force from 1989–1996 and retired with the rank of Captain. While at Miami, Deborah was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha and the AFROTC. She is a former member of the Alumni Band and a past Reunion Weekend Committee member.