Alumni Advisory Board

Dr. Karen Antman '70

Dr. Karen Antman, provost of the Boston University Medical Campus and Dean of the School of Medicine, is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (Institute of Medicine) and past chair of the AAMC Council of Deans. She serves on the International Editorial Board of Lancet. Antman earned her medical degree in 1974 from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

She previously served as deputy director for translational and clinical sciences at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, Wu Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Director of the Columbia University Cancer Center and co-director of the New York Presbyterian Hospital cancer care service line and served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She has authored more than 300 journal papers and edited five textbooks. She has served as President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplant and the American Association for Cancer Research.


Dr. Lance Bruck ‘89

Dr. Lance Bruck is Chairman at Jersey City Medical Center – RWJBarnabas, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. He is also the Founder and President of Rockshelter Consulting, which provides a vast array of consulting services in the healthcare sector. Bruck earned his medical degree in 1993 from New York Medical College.

Bruck’s previous work includes an appointment as chief medical officer/associate director of medical affairs at MidHudson Regional Hospitalservice as well as an attending physician in gynecologic oncology with the Yale Medical Group and the Yale University School of Medicine. He has served as executive director at the Stamford Healthcare Alliance and as president and CEO at Stamford Health Integrated Practices, a multi-specialty medical group. He has held academic appointments at New York Medical College, Yale University School of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 2015, the Robert C. Cefalo National Leadership Institute of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists named Bruck a Leadership Fellow.

At Muhlenberg, Bruck serves on the Board of Trustees and is a member of the Lifetime Giving Society, Parents Council, the Loyalty Society and the Muhlenberg Network.


Dr. Jason M. Hartman '99

Dr. Jason Hartman is the founder of Spark Orthodontics in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia and a master's degree and a certificate in orthodontics from Columbia University.

While at Muhlenberg College, Dr. Hartman was named to the Division III, Academic All-District II Football Team and was a founding member of the Theta Chi Chapter of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Prior to medical school, he worked as an analytical chemist for Johnson & Johnson.

He is a certified diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics and his work has been included in several peer-reviewed publications, including the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontics Journal. Hartman has been named one of America's "Top 40 Dentists Under Age 40" by Incisal Edge Magazine.


Dr. Nancy Hutton '75

Dr. Nancy Hutton is a professor of pediatrics with a joint appointment in medicine in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Board-certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, she is director of Harriet Lane Compassionate Care, the pediatric palliative care program at Johns Hopkins, and director of the Hopkins-wide fellowship training program in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Hutton received her medical degree from George Washington University in 1979.

Her professional career has focused on optimizing the care and outcomes for infants, children, adolescents and young adults living with chronic and serious health conditions. She is the founder of the Johns Hopkins Pediatric & Adolescent HIV/AIDS Program and its innovative Intensive Primary Care Clinic. She co-founded Harriet Lane Compassionate Care to teach and support clinicians, provide bereavement support for families and build a robust inter-professional palliative care team to serve families across all settings of care whose children have serious and life-threatening health conditions. Her current work continues to focus on building capacity for pediatric palliative and hospice care in domestic and international settings through education and program building. She maintains an active clinical practice providing direct palliative and hospice care for children and families in Maryland.

She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, where she has served as board member, officer and committee chair. Hutton currently serves Muhlenberg College as a Trustee. She is a member of the Loyalty Society, the Muhlenberg Network and a Henry Melchior Muhlenberg Society donor. In June 2017, Dr. Hutton established The Nancy Hutton ’75 and Larry Wissow Scholarship. She previously served on the College's Board of Observers.


Dr. Robert D. Loeffler '70

Dr. Robert D. Loeffler is an orthopedic surgeon with Doctors Without Borders. He earned his medical degree from Temple Medical School, where he graduated with honors.

Loeffler has contributed to humanitarian efforts in natural disaster responses in Haiti and El Salvador and has provided medical care to refugees encamped at the Syrian/Jordanian border. Prior to his Doctors Without Borders service, Loeffler specialized in sports medicine in both private practice and as head team physician for the University of Denver and professional athletic teams and elite professional athletes across the nation. He also taught in the University of Colorado's orthopedic department, where he served as director of sports medicine and later served as an orthopedic surgeon at Lower Keys Medical Center in Key West, Florida and as surgeon and chief of staff at Fisherman’s Hospital in Marathon, Florida. Loeffler is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. His surgical expertise has earned national recognition, including four inclusions in U.S. News & World Report’s “The Best Doctors in America Award: Sports Medicine” and two in Denver Magazine’s “Top Sports Medicine Doctor in Denver” lists.


Dr. Carey Marder '68

Dr. Carey Marder is a cardiologist with Virginia Heart Group. He has board certifications in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine and an affiliation with the Inova Hospital System in Virginia. Marder earned his M.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine in 1972.

He has been recognized as a "Top Doctor" by Washington Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine and Washington Consumer Checkbook. Marder serves Muhlenberg College on the President's Advisory Council and is the parent of a Muhlenberg '06 graduate.


Dr. Alfred Nicolosi '80

Dr. Alfred Nicolosi is a clinical physician with the Dean Medical Group in Madison, Wisconsin. He earned his medical degree from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Rutgers in 1984.

He served on the faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin in the division of cardiothoracic surgery from 1993-2013, first as assistant professor, then as associate professor and finally as professor of surgery. He served as director of the Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support program, performing over 50 heart transplants and implanting a variety of cardiac support devices. Dr. Nicolosi also conducted both animal and clinical research, with emphasis on the effects of mechanical circulatory support on cardiac function and on the effects and mechanisms of pathologic mechanical stretch in cardiac contractile dysfunction. His research received support from the American Heart Association, and he has published over 50 papers in both scientific and clinical peer-reviewed journals.


Dr. Lucy J. Puryear '81

Dr. Lucy J. Puryear is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and medical director of The Women's Place Center for Reproductive Psychiatry at Texas Children's Hospital. She is board certified in psychiatry. Dr. Puryear holds the Maureen Hackett Endowed Chair for Reproductive Psychiatry and serves as co-director of The Menopause Center at Texas Children's Pavilion for Women. Dr. Puryear earned her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in 1992.

Dr. Puryear has been recognized by Texas Monthly as a "Super Doc" and by H Texas Magazine as one of the "Best Doctors in Houston" and "Best Doctors for Women", as well as being named to "Best Doctors in America."


Dr. Leonard I. Zon '79

Dr. Leonard Zon is the Grousbeck Professor of Pediatric Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute and director of the Stem Cell Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. Zon earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1983.

Zon is internationally-recognized for his pioneering work in stem cell biology and cancer genetics. He has been the preeminent figure in establishing zebrafish as an invaluable genetic model for the study of the blood and hematopoietic development. He is the founder and former president of the International Society for Stem Cell Research and chair of the Executive Committee of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. Zon has served as president of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and has been elected to both the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. In 2010, Dr. Zon was awarded the E. Donnall Thomas Lecture and Prize from American Society of Hematology, and in 2013, he received the ISEH Donald Metcalf Lecture Award. He has received additional recognition as recipients of the 2014 Boston Children’s Hospital Post-Doctoral Association Mentoring Award and the 2015 National Cancer Institute’s Alfred G. Knudson Award.