Welcome to the online home of Catalyst, our free publication for alumni and
friends of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. We’re proud to offer Catalyst in
a variety of formats to help keep you informed about advances we're making in
the classroom, in the laboratory and at the bedside.
We offer our heartfelt
thanks for your continued support and interest in Wake Forest Baptist and the
Wake Forest School of Medicine, and we encourage you to share this publication
with your friends, family or anyone who may be interested in our
The Spring 2017 issue of our magazine for alumni and friends
of all educational programs at Wake Forest School of Medicine and Wake Forest
Baptist is online at wfbmccatalyst.com.
By Hand and By Heart: The Ballad of Jesse Meredith
A Wake Forest Baptist legend reflects on his life and tough
lessons of an Appalachian upbringing that he says “come in handy when you’re in
that operating room trying to put someone together.”
War, Polio and a Family’s Selflessness Lead to Medical
The remarkable path of Lemaat Michael, MD Class of ‘19, from
Eritrea and civil war to plans for a medical career.
Nathan Roberts, MD ’17, aims to return to his rural roots
after fighting a genetic disorder.