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Marvin Verlin (Wayne)

Profile Updated: June 2, 2023
Bellingham, WA USA
Daughter Michelle, born 1975, attended Hebrew University, Jerusalem, University of Pennsylvania, Banks More…Street School of Education, NYC, and Columbia University. She now lives in Israel with 4 children and one more due Jan 2011. Teaches middle school cares for children. Daughter Dana, born 1977, attended Hebrew University Jerusalem and Northwestern University, Evanston. She works and teaches at The LA County School for Performing Arts, and was Casting Director for our Movie. She also stage manages plays when able.
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After graduation went to undergrad at U of M. Medical School U of M. Fellowship St, Bartholomew's Hospital London, Eng. Surgical residency University of Colorado Denver, Served at 24th Evacuation Hospital Vietnam and Ft. Carson Army Medical Center. Rank of Major, and was awarded Bronze Star for removing live grenade from soldier. After military fellowship year in Surgery Virginia Mason Medical Center Seattle. Changed specialty to Emergency Medicine in 1974, moved to Bellingham Washington. Staff Physician PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, EMS Medical Program Director Bellingham/Whatcom County Washington. An Associate Clinical Professor University of Washington, was an Assistant Clinical Professor Yale University, In addition to Medicine Founded a cookie company call Dr. Cookie 1985 to 1995 (closed due to financial failure). Recently helped create a major feature film loosely based on exploits of the 24th Evacuation Hospital in Vietnam. Called 21 and A Wakeup. Stars. Faye Dunaway, Tom Seizmore, Danica McKeller, Any Acker, Ben Vereen, and many more great stars. Check it out at www.21andawakeup.com. Still work, and play...


Wingfoiling, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Hicking, Race Car Driving, (just retired) anything that is described by spouse as "high risk"...Having fun.


Yitzchak Smilowitz Born in Seattle, 2000, Mieara Smilowitz, Born Seattle 2003, Avigail Smilowitz, Born in Seattle 2005, and Yakov Smilowitz, Born Israel 2007.Emunah Smilowitz Born Israel 2011, Devorah Smilowitz Born Israel 2013, All from same daughter and live in Israel.


After education and serving in Vietnam, moved to Seattle and then to Bellingham, with specialty change. Started a cookie company called Dr. Cookie in 1985. Was served on many airlines in US and elsewhere. Wrote a Cookbook call The New Dr. Cookie Cookbook. Company failed in 1995 due to down turn in airlines and management issues. In 2007 helped to develop a feature film noted below and can be previewed at web site and Youtube below. Was married and subsequently divorced in 1965-1968. Remarried in 1971 and still married. Travel, teaching and playing. Ski, Scuba Dive, Kite Surf, Surf,(now stand-up), still play Ice Hockey, try not to break too many parts...:-) Have been fortunate for a "funny looking" short guy, other than orthopedics have stayed very healthy. Too busy to retire...This year received a "Physician of Excellence Award from PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center, and a Lifetime Achievement EMS Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians. Many publications, research and even 3 cookbooks...Life should be "FUN"...

School Story:

Not impressive. Was not the "coolest" kid at Mumford. Short and a bit "chubby" (long gone now). Worked outside of school, some student activities but my real life began after medical school. See above.

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Glad to see we are both around to wish you a happy birthday.

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May the years past and future bring you health and happiness. Happy Birthday.

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Hope the day was special. At our age the all are.

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On Feb 19, March 6,7,8 my younger daughter, Dana, competed on Jeopardy...You can ck out youtube for the episodes. We are very proud of her and very hopeful for Alex Trebek's health. My sister died of Pancreatic CA. at 61.

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Holiday card 2010. ACEP EMS Award
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We won league championship.
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Kiting in Maui...
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Movie we made with Faye Duaway, Amy Acker, Tom Seizemore, Danica McKeller and many more loosely based on life in Vietnam. Story of 3 nurses and the search for a child..