Jay Wish

Address:Shaker Heights, OH
Since:Aug 03, 2003
Email: jaywish@earthlink.net

20031215 After graduating Weaver, I attended Wesleyan in Middletown, CT and graduated in 1970. I then attended Tufts Medical School in Boston graduating in 1974. I stayed in Boston until 1979 completing my residency training in internal medicine with a specialty in kidney disease (nephrology). In 1971, I married Linda Hansen whom I met while in college, and we had 2 children, Allen, now 26, and Robin, now 24. In 1979 we moved to Cleveland so I could join the faculty at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. Iíve been there ever since. I was divorced in 1980 and in 1983 I married Diane Perkins who was living in Columbus, OH and whom I met in Pittsburgh, PA at a kidney disease meeting.

Diane and I have 2 children, Jeffrey, now 16, and David, now 15, both in public high school in Shaker Heights. Diane is CEO of a local chain of non-profit dialysis units. Allen has an engineering degree from Wisconsin, works in Austin, TX as a technical representative for a manufacturer of pneumatic control devices for manufacturing and is working on his MBA. Robin graduated from Vermont and lives in Breckenridge, CO where she is a competitive snowboarder and just received an endorsement contract from a producer of snowboarding gear. I have no grandchildren.

I spend most of my time at work taking care of patients with kidney disease, but I also enjoy teaching medical students and residents. My area of expertise is quality improvement and oversight in dialysis, and Iíve had the opportunity to speak nationally and internationally (Argentina and South Korea) on the subject. My outside interests include performing arts, Cleveland team sports, and trivia. I won one night on Jeopardy in 1989 (did anyone see me?). I still have great memories of my days at Weaver, and I hope all my classmates are doing well.