||Darren R. Carpizo, MD, PhD
Class of 1989
While at Wheeling High School, Dr. Carpizo served as Captain of the
varsity football and basketball teams and was All Area in both sports. After
high school graduation he attended Cornell University in Ithaca, NY
earning a Bachelor of Arts degree ('93) with a Major of Biology and
Society. He was on the Dean's List ('91-'93), was in the Pre-Medical Honor
Society and a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He then attended medical
school at the University of Illinois Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine.
There he was in the James Scholar Independent Study Program. He was
inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical school honor
society. He did his Internship/Residency in the Department of Surgery,
Division of General Surgery, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles CA. Dr.
Carpizo attended Graduate School at UCLA in the Department of
Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology. There he attained his PhD
'(03). His Thesis topic was "ADAMTS-1/METH-1: A matrix
metalloprotease that regulates tumor growth and angiogenesis by the
selective shedding of cell surface proteins."
He did his surgical Fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer
Center for Surgical Oncology. His clinical focus was liver and pancreas
cancers. His research focus was metastatic colorectal cancer, pancreas
cancer and lymph node metastases.
He was certified by the American Board of Surgery 2007.
Dr. Carpizo was married to Katherine Carpizo, MD, in Oct. 2005. Katy is a
resident in General Surgery at Cornell University's New York Presbyterian
Class of 1996
Ms. Kaplan served on the staff of the National Commission on Terrorist
Attacks Upon the United States, better known as the 9/11 Commission. She
was special assistant to the Commission's executive and deputy directors
and managing editor of its final report, a National Book Award finalist.
Prior to her work with the Commission, Kaplan served in several policy
capacities in Washington, including as assistant director for international
security at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). She is
currently a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, where she is an MIT Presidential Graduate Fellow
and a Pre-Doctoral Fellow with the National Consortium for the Study of
Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). In 2000, Kaplan
graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Georgetown
University's School of Foreign Service with a degree in international
||Dr. Michael A. Terry
Class of 1990
Michael A. Terry graduated from Wheeling High School in 1990. He then
attended The University of Illinois where he graduated with Honors and a
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in
Bio-Engineering. He then attended The University of Chicago - Pritzker
School of Medicine where he graduated with Honors. He received the
highest award for clinical medicine and the highest award in surgery for
students at The University of Chicago in addition to being elected to Alpha
Omega Alpha. Dr. Terry then attended Cornell University's Hospital for
Special Surgery in New York City. When he completed his orthopedic
training in New York, Dr. Terry was accepted into the elite Steadman
Hawkins sports medicine and shoulder fellowship program. Dr. Terry
currently works as an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine
and shoulder surgery at U of C. Dr. Terry remains involved in bio and
mechanical engineering design and has designed medical devices that are
currently being used in clinical shoulder surgery. These designs have led to
multiple patent applications. Dr. Terry is the author of multiple scientific
articles, book chapters, and is currently editing an orthopedic surgery book.
He also teaches at the medical school and lectures around the world.
Dr. Terry currently serves as the Head Team Physician for the Chicago
Blackhawks and the Windy City Thunderbolts. He is also a team physician
for The US Ski Team and USA Volleyball. In addition, Dr. Terry functions
as a team physician for many college and high school teams in the area and
takes care of athletes and aging athletes at all levels.