Class Notes

Update from Paul Didisheim ’45

January 30, 2012

Paul Didisheim ’45, “Frenchie” in student days, returned to his Paris birthplace in October accompanied by his daughter and grandson. They spent a week living on the Ile St. Louis near Notre Dame Cathedral and enjoying the Louvre, Tour Eiffel, Arc de Triomphe, and other famous sights, and also visiting a number of Paul’s cousins who live there. Paul and his wife Ricky have been living in Washington, DC since 1986 when they moved there from Rochester, Minnesota; there he was a staff physician at Mayo Clinic. At NIH until retiring in 1997, Paul participated in and developed research programs in tissue engineering, biomaterials, artificial heart and other implanted cardiovascular devices. During that time Ricky was on the staff of a mental health clinic where she cared for chronically mentally ill patients. Their three children and six grandchildren live in New England and New Jersey. In their retirement Paul and Ricky are enjoying the stimulating cultural activities of DC.

Photo Caption: Paul Didisheim ’45  in center, flanked by grandson Neal on left, and daughter Melinda on right