Alumni Doctors

"The basic tools that enabled me to navigate these water (medical school) were given to me at Hun.  I learned discipline.  I learned the importance of paying attention.  I learned how to get along with classmates.  I learned how to communicate."

- Dr. David Diamond '70

Makings of Good Doctors

List of 3 news stories.

  • Erica Dwyer '15 is a student at Bryn Mawr College, where she is enrolled in their STEM program.

    Erica Dwyer '15: STEM Major at Bryn Mawr College

    When Erica Dwyer ’15 was a first-year boarding student at The Hun School, she self- diagnosed her appendicitis. The diagnosis was confirmed within the hour at University Medical Center of Princeton. It was neither Erica’s first trip to the Emergency Room nor her last. During her four years at The Hun School, Erica earned twelve varsity letters and has a few bumps, bruises, and scars to prove it. Throughout her medical trials, she discovered something unexpected about hospitals – she “likes the atmosphere.” 
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  • Dr. Deepa Magge '01 is a Surgical Oncology Fellow at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

    Dr. Deepa Magge '01: Surgical Oncology Fellow at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    “What I value most in my mentors is their ability to truly take care of their patients, above all else,” said Dr. Deepa Magge ’01. “A good doctor is someone who listens to their patients’ concerns and is able to use information to diagnose, before they begin to help – through treatment, comfort, and reassurance.” 
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  • Dr. David Diamond '70 is the Alan B. Retik chair and professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School; urologist-in-chief at Boston Children’s Hospital (ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Report in urology); and associate clinical ethicist at Boston Children’s Hospital.

    Dr. David Diamond '70: Urologist-in-Chief at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Alan B. Retik Chair and Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School

    “The ingredients that make a good doctor are the same today as they have always been. Those ingredients are a total commitment to and excitement about what you are doing and a focus on the patient, from people who are compassionate, for whom helping others is of paramount importance. You have to be willing to work hard and for long hours to achieve that, and who have curiosity. That of course, is something that is hard to teach,”said Dr. David Diamond ’70. 
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