Alumni Spotlight... Patty Schiff 80A 81A 88M 91MR is an Emory alumna, volunteer and now parent of a medical student. Patty has been a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine since May 2008. In 2009, Patty joined the Emory Alumni Board and represents our Academic Health Programs. She is also involved in the Student to Alumni Committee and participates in the Emergency Medicine and Wilderness Medicine Interest Groups. Patty has been a ship's physician with Lindblad and National Geographic for the last 14 years. She's traveled to remote locations such as the Antarctic, Arctic, Baja California, Panama and Costa Rica. She spends about a month away - usually 2-3 voyages at a time, taking care of 250 people. There are about 150 guests, 100 crew, officers and natural history staff, a National Geographic photographer, global luminary and researchers. The ship's doctor takes care of all medical needs from routine to emergent. Patty's daughter, Julia, joined her last winter for a voyage to Antarctica, a few months before beginning her first year at Emory School of Medicine. Patty's husband, and Julia's father, Art, is also an alumnus of the School of Medicine class of 1981 and completed his neurology training in 1985. Patty was recently elected as a member of the Medical Alumni Board.