In the Spotlight
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Match Day Has Different Meaning for This Doctor
A year ago, Drew Barzman, MD, director, Forensic Psychiatry, picked up a tennis racket after a 30-year hiatus from competition and has risen to be among the top-10 nationally ranked men’s U.S. Tennis Association single players for the 45+ age bracket. He is 52 years old.
On Sept. 16-17, Drew played in the Cincinnati Masters at Harpers Point and won.
Drew first fell in love with tennis at age 6, growing up in Buffalo, NY. He played through high school and then at Washington University while studying pre-med. In 1997, he earned his medical degree at State University of New York at Buffalo and then continued his residency in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University before coming to Cincinnati for his fellowships at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s.
“I love exercise, the competition, and experiencing all the strong emotions,” commented Drew, who trains two hours almost every night (and with some Cincinnati Children’s colleagues) to prepare for tournaments and his interclub league. His coach Matt Poulos is a former player on the University of Cincinnati Men’s Tennis team.
Drew Barzman, MD, (left) with his coach Matt Poulos following a tournament win.
Drew Barzman, MD, serves in his match at the Western & Southern Pro-Am Event at the Lindner Family Tennis Center.
Congratulations to Alex Towbin, MD, a radiologist in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, for being named a SIIM Fellow. Alex was recognized by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) at their annual meeting in Austin, TX, recently.
The Society’s mission focuses on advancing medical imaging informatics field across the enterprise by fostering education, research, and innovation in a multi-disciplinary community.