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Catalyst Magazine

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 work.  

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


Highlights include:


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 School
The remarkable path of Lemaat Michael, MD Class of ‘19, from Eritrea and civil war to plans for a medical career.


Heading Home
Nathan Roberts, MD ’17, aims to return to his rural roots after fighting a genetic disorder. 

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