George Mccracken (SHS 1954)
After graduating from Scarsdale High School, George McCracken matriculated at Williams College and Cornell University Medical College. Following his residency and two years at the National Institute of Health, McCracken joined the pediatric faculty at the University of Texas. With the exception of some visiting professorships, he has been there ever since.Read more
Blair Charles (SHS 1974)
Charles Blair lives by the principle pay it forward. According to Blair, his twin dreams were “to get out of the South,” and, at the same time, to return to the South as a doctor with a free clinic for the rural poor.
He took his first major step in achieving his dreams when he was selected as one of Scarsdale’s two STEP students in 1974. In Scarsdale, Blair lived with Hugh and Billie Jones. Their friendship continues to this day.Read more
Elisabeth Rosenthal (SHS 1974)
“I only took the regular course” said the Mock Turtle, “Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with. Then see the different branches of Arithmetic—Ambition, Distraction, Uglification and Derision.” Elisabeth, “Libby” Rosenthal found writing at Scarsdale High School a delight (see above or at least see one of her most challenging At Harvard College she did exceptionally well in a variety of subjects including the humanities and the sciences, going to Harvard Medical School
and then working in the emergency room In the end, she questioned the logic of having two fulltime jobs and a family and resigned from the hospital in 1994.
David Feldshuh (SHS 1961)
PHYSICIAN AND DRAMATIST
David Feldshuh left Scarsdale High School at full sprint first at Dartmouth College and later at the London Academy of Dramatic Arts. That was only the beginning. Feldshuh then joined the Tyrone Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis as a actor and later as a director touring with Isaac Bashevis Singer.
James Reiffel (SHS 1961)
Jim Reiffel is a professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where, since 1999, he has been the Director of the Electrocardiography Laboratory. In addition he has written widely on his field including papers on the impact of new antiarrhythmic drugs on physician's practice, new weapons in the war against stroke, and the challenges of managing older patients with atrial fibrillation.
Jay Lalezari (SHS 1977)
Devoted his life to discovering the roots of AIDS. Does research as Director of Quest Clinical Research in San Francisco. Runs dozens of clinical trials, 23 now. Including ones on AIDS and hepatitis, Herpes Simplex, and Human papilloma virus.