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John Mordes

John's Graduation Photo


John Mordes went to Harvard College where he majored in social relations. He went to Harvard Medical School. After internship and a residency at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, he went on to became a Professor of Medicine in the Diabetes Division at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester.

There he works as part of a multidisciplinary Molecular Medicine Immunology Research Group dedicated to understanding the pathogenesis of juvenile diabetes and finding a cure. He teaches and has a small clinical practice, but spends most of his time in research related activities. He and colleagues have published an online book for people with diabetes on the web: The Healing Handbook for Persons with Diabetes. He's also recently published the Spanish translation.

In 1971 he married Dr. Regina "Sunny" Yando who has successfully persuaded him to tour the world.
The photo above shows John and Sunny on the summit (21,400 ft.) of Mt. Mera in the Himalaya in 1982 (Everest is in the background).

Together they have been to North and East Africa, Indonesia, much of Central and South America, the Himalaya, Papua New Guinea, an Algerian caravan, China when it opened in 1984, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, and, most recently, Namibia (1995), Antarctica (1996), and Botswana (1997).

For reasons not consistent with sanity, but solidly grounded in fear, he has run 10 marathons.

They recently celebrated their 25th anniversary and on a cliff in Malibu in 1996.


Office Address: Diabetes Division, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 373 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605
Office Telephone: 508-856-3800
E-mail: John.Mordes@umassmed.edu

This page last updated December 11, 2000

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