Diabetes specialist buys from Baxter exec in Deerfield

Medium c257731192d6ebbf6b7a1f0bf35bdfaa Dr. Paulos Berhanu and Salome Berhanu bought a 3,228-square-foot home at 500 Deerfield Road in Deerfield from Brian and Valarie Magerkorth for $830,000 on June 11.

The Magerkorths paid $830,000 for the property in Dec. 2007. The home was built in 2006 in the Deerfield Northeast neighborhood.

Dr. Berhanu is an endocrinologist and diabetologist. He has been division chief for diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism in the internal medicine department at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and was head of the diabetes program at Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, Mich. He also served as director of the Morris Hood Jr. Comprehensive Diabetes Center.

He previously was a professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and as an associate director of the diabetes program at the Colorado Prevention Center in Denver, Colo.

He received his M.S. in biological chemistry from the University of Michigan and his M.D. from Loma Linda University. He completed his internship in internal medicine from the University of Southern California Medical Center. He completed his residency in internal medicine and part of his clinical fellowship in endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes at Loma Linda. He completed his fellowship training in endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Mr. Magerkorth is vice president of global supply chain at Baxter Healthcare Corp., a health care company headquartered in Deerfield.

He previously was senior vice president of distribution operations at McKesson Corp. He also was a variety of leadership positions in operations and supply chain with the U.S. Army, as well as at Lowe's, Tenneco Automotive and Federal Mogul Corp.

He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a bachelor's degree in engineering. He also holds master's degree in exercise physiology from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from Long Island University.

There were 172 sales in Deerfield in 2008, with a median sales price of $408,000.

Address: 500 Deerfield Road
Buyer(s): Berhanu Paulos and Berhanu Salome
Seller(s): Brian W Magerkurth, Valarie A Magerkorth and Valerie A Magerkurth
Sale date: Jun. 11, 2009

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