Mirfee Klein Ungier (MED '79, '80)
Top: Ungier's mother Ruth Behrens Klein (FSM '40) Bottom, from left: Ungier's sister Betsy Klein Weinstein (FSM '68), daughter Nicole Ungier Mendelsohn (MGT '12) and Mirfee Klein Ungier.
Degree: Doctor of Medicine
Graduation Year: 1980
Current occupation: Ophthalmologist
Brief description of current company/organization:
I am in private practice of ophthalmology in Parma, Ohio. I love what I do because I can deliver primary care of the eye in a personal setting. I feel like I make a difference in my patients' lives. I also am part of a greater community of physicians in the area with the ability to access the most cutting-edge technologies.
Company/organization website: www.doctorungier.com
What does being a Case Western Reserve University alumna mean to you?
I am a second generation CWRU alum. My father, Austin Klein, went to Western Reserve Law School, class of 1934. His sister Rema Klein Rosenbaum graduated with a teaching degree in 1932. My mother, Ruth Behrens Klein, graduated from Flora Stone Mather College in 1940 and was given an honorary law degree for the class of 1945. My sister, Betsy Klein Weinstein, was in the class of 1968, my brother Avery received his law degree 1970 and this year my daughter, Nicole Ungier Mendelsohn, received her MBA from Weatherhead School of Management.
For our family, the educations we received at CWRU made our lives. Each generation made the next possible. My parents established an endowment fund that currently helps other students attend CWRU.
Any advice for future CWRU alumni?
In all of the schools that we have attended in our family, we found that the classes imparted not only knowledge and professional preparedness, but emphasized the societal impacts of everything we do. My father was able to argue cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and now my daughter is involved in local and national sustainability initiatives.