Global Health Nexus, Winter 2004

Focus on Alumni: The Pride of NYU Dentistry

Congratulations to


Dr. Richard A. Kraut, Class of 1968, on being appointed Chairman of the Department of Dentistry at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.


Dr. Marc Balson, Class of 1978, on being elected Vice President of the American Association of Endodontists.


Dr. Eugene L. Antenucci, Class of 1983, on being appointed National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) area coordinator for Long Island, New York. Dr. Antennuci will coordinate activities and programs with NIAF’s regional vice president to increase NIAF’s visibility throughout Long Island. Added kudos to 
Dr. Antenuuci on receiving an award of appreciation from the City of New York for his help with victim identification following the World Trade Center terrorist attack.

Dr. Gerry Curatola, Class of 1983, on being invited by singer Billy Joel, his patient, to sing at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Midway into his set before a sold-out crowd at two weekend concerts featuring Joel and Elton John, the singer stopped the performance to introduce a special guest — his dentist. Backed by Billy Joel on piano, Dr. Curatola sang the Frank Sinatra classic “The Lady Is a Tramp.”

Dr. Maxine A. Feinberg, Class of 1980, on completing her term as President of the New Jersey Dental Association (NJDA). Dr. Feinberg is the first woman president in NJDA’s 133-year history.

Dr. Guy W. Henry, Class of 1987, on making a comeback as a racing jockey at Monmouth Park Racetrack in New Jersey, after leaving in the 1980s to pursue a career in dentistry. Since returning to racing, Dr. Henry has scaled back his periodontics practice in Highlands, New Jersey.

Dr. Donna J. Rumberger, Class of 1980, on being profiled by Quintessence International in an article entitled “Organized Dentistry as an Agent for Helping Others: The Leadership of Donna J. Rumberger.”


Dr. Mario J. Capuano, Class of 1992, on becoming President of the Medical Staff at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, New York.

Dr. Alban C. Burke, Class of 1994, on joining Harlem Dental Associates, one of the oldest continuous dental practices in Harlem.

Dr. Lee R. Cohen, Class of 1998, on becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, and on his appointments to the clinical staff at the University of Florida/Shands Hospital in Gainesville and at Boca Raton Community Hospital. Dr. Cohen also maintains a private practice in Boca Raton.


Dr. Edo Lavi, Class of 2003, Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics, on receiving a grant from Nefesh B’Nefesh, an organization that encourages North American immigration to Israel, where he will practice for three weeks each month, while returning to practice one week in New York.