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MCW Faculty Honors News

Dr. Rubin Named Clinical Director of Emergency Department

June 25 - Dr. Jonathan Rubin has been named Clinical Director of the Froedtert & MCW Emergency Department. BizTimes

Dr. Hibbard Named to March of Dimes Board of Directors

May 30 - Dr. Judith Hibbard was named to the March of Dimes Wisconsin Chapter Board of Directors. Biz Times

Dr. Alex Okun designated a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

May 30 - Alex Okun, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, has been designated a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). Fellowship is one of the highest honors the AAHPM can bestow upon one of its members and indicates a commitment to hospice and palliative medicine.

Dr. Raymond Delivers Commencement Address at Bellin College

May 28 - Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., delivered the Commencement address at Bellin College’s spring Commencement ceremony. Green Bay Press Gazette

Dr. Carroll Delivers UW-Green Bay Commencement Address

May 20 - Joseph Carroll, PhD delivered the Commencement address at University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. Dr. Carroll, a UW-Green Bay alumnus, told the graduates that he has always believed that his education at UW-Green Bay was a terrific investment. University of Wisconsin Green Bay News

Why one man’s story should be motivation for prostate screening

May 12 - Fox 6 News profiled a local man whose prostate exam revealed cancer, and who received treatment at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Monday, May 12 is the annual free prostate screening at Miller Park. WITI-TV

Dr. Kulwinder Dua honored for service by national organization

May 12 - Kulwinder S. Dua, MD, was recently honored by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) for his service in the society’s Ambassador Program. Dr. Dua was honored at the Crystal Awards Ceremony held during the annual Digestive Disease Week meeting in Chicago.

Dr. Marjorie Wang elected Secretary of national organization

May 06 - Marjorie Wang, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, has been elected Secretary of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves.

Dr. DeBehnke to Serve as Panelist at Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting

April 30 - Dr. Daniel DeBehnke will be a panelist at the Becker’s Hospital Review Fifth Annual Meeting. Becker's Hospital Review

Dr. Pintar Elected Fellow of Society of Automobile Engineers International

April 29 - Frank Pintar, PhD was elected a Fellow of the Society of Automobile Engineers International. Insurance News Net

Francisco Lopez receives Educator of the Year Award from national organization

April 28 - Francisco Lopez, MS, Physicist in Radiation Oncology, has received the 2013-2014 Educator of the Year Award from the Association of Radiation Oncology Residents.

Dr. Yvonne Chiu receives Dermatology Foundation Career Development Award

April 15 - Yvonne Chiu, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was awarded a three-year Pediatric Dermatology Career Development Award by the Dermatology Foundation at its annual meeting in Denver. She is one of only two people nationwide to receive that particular award, and it will be applied towards her project, Clinical and Genetic Investigations of Pediatric Morphea.

Dr. Colleen Lawton represents national organization at ESTRO 33 meeting in Vienna, Austria

April 15 - In her role as Chairman of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Colleen Lawton, MD, presented a Best of ASTRO symposium at the ESTRO 33 (European Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology) Conference held in Vienna, Austria, on April 4-8.

Dr. Frank Pintar selected to be a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers

April 14 - Frank A Pintar, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery, was selected to be a Fellow in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) at the April SAE Congress meeting. SAE Fellowship is the highest level of membership bestowed by SAE International and is awarded to recognize outstanding engineering and scientific accomplishments by an individual that have resulted in meaningful advances in automotive, aerospace and commercial-vehicle technology.

Dr. Beth Erickson receives Ulrich Henschke Award from American Brachytherapy Society

April 08 - Beth Erickson, MD, Professor of Radiation Oncology, received the Ulrich Henschke Award at the 2014 American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) annual meeting in San Diego. The Ulrich Henschke Award is the highest honor the American Brachytherapy Society can bestow on a practitioner of brachytherapy, awarded for contributions to the field of brachytherapy, the radiation therapy community, and to the ABS.

Dr. Heuer Elected to American Glaucoma Society’s Board of Directors

Apr 3 - Dr. Dale Heuer has been elected a Member-at-Large for the American Glaucoma Society’s Board of Directors. TMC News

Two General Internal Medicine faculty receive awards

April 02 - Drs. Jeffrey Jackson and James Sebastian, both Professors of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), were recently honored by national organizations.

Dr. Dale Heuer elected Member-at-Large for the American Glaucoma Society Board of Directors

Mar. 25 - Dale K. Heuer, MD, Chairman and Professor of Ophthalmology, has been elected a Member-at-Large for the American Glaucoma Society Board of Directors. His term runs from 2015-2018.

Dr. Mary Horowitz presented Lifetime Achievement Award for Blood and Marrow Transplant Research

Mar. 25 - Mary Horowitz, MD, MS, the Robert A. Uihlein, Jr. Chair in Hematologic Research, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Hematology and Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was presented with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) at the organization’s annual meeting.

Dr. Kulwinder S. Dua elected President of Dysphagia Research Society

March 20 - Kulwinder S. Dua, MD, was recently elected President of the international Dysphagia Research Society at its 22nd annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. The Dysphagia Research Society is a multi-disciplinary society focused on advancing the science of swallowing.

Dr. Raj Rao elected to Board of Directors of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

March 20 - Raj Rao, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery, was elected to the Board of Directors of the 38,000 member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) at its 2014 annual meeting. A long-time active member of the academy, Dr. Rao has served in several leadership capacities including chair of the AAOS Diversity Advisory Board from 2011-2014 and as an Academy Leadership Fellow in 2005.

Dr. Baisden Cited as One of Nation’s 20 Spine Surgeons Focused on Ethics

Mar 18 - Becker’s Spine Review profiled Dr. Jaime Baisden as one of the nation’s 20 spine surgeons focused on ethics. Becker's Spine Review

Dr. Truwit Named One of the Nation’s Top 100 CMOs to Know

Mar 18 - Becker’s Hospital Review named Dr. Jonathon Truwit, Froedtert & MCW Enterprise Chief Medical Officer, as one of the nation’s 100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know. Becker's Hospital Review

Dr. Schellhase Elected Second Vice President of Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians

Mar 18 - Dr. Ken Schellhase was elected Second Vice President and Legislative Committee Chair of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians. Greater Milwaukee Today

Dr. Rao Elected to Board of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Mar 18 - Dr. Raj Rao has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Becker's Spine Review

Dr. Lamb Receives AAMC Learning Health System Planning Award

Mar 18 - Dr. Geoffrey Lamb received a Learning Health System Planning Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. The Hospitalist

Dr. L. Kevin Hamberger reappointed to the Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse

Mar. 13 - L. Kevin Hamberger, PhD, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, has been appointed to the Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse for his 10th two-year term.

Pathologist Dr. Stanley Lo wins national clinical chemistry award

Mar. 07 - Stanley Lo, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and co-director of the biochemical genetics laboratory and technical director of the chemistry and point of care testing laboratories at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, has won a national award from the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB).

Dr. Donohoue to be Honored at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Event

Mar 5 - Dr. Patricia Donohoue will be honored at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s 18th annual black-tie gala on March 8 at the Pfister Hotel. The Morning Blend (Today's TMJ4)

Mary Horowitz, MD, MS receives 2014 ASBMT Lifetime Achievement Award

Mar. 05 - By virtue of a unanimous decision from the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) Executive Committee, Mary Horowitz, MD, MS, was presented with the 2014 ASBMT Lifetime Achievement Award during the ASBMT Awards and Business Meeting on Feb. 28, 2014. Dr. Horowitz is the Robert A. Uihlein, Jr. Chair in Hematologic Research, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Hematology and Oncology. She serves as Chief Scientific Director of the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR).

Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grant

Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA

Dr. Kevin Walter to serve on national council to combat catastrophic injury among young athletes

Feb. 18 - Kevin Walter, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Program Director of Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, has been selected to serve as a member of the National Council on Youth Sports Safety (NCYSS) to direct Protecting Athletes and Sports Safety (PASS), a two-year initiative to combat the incidence of catastrophic injury among young athletes. The council, led by David Satcher, MD, former U.S. Surgeon General, will review existing research, explore alternative solutions, and develop a strategic plan for the implementation of national guidelines on youth sports safety.

Dr. Brandow Receives American Society of Hematology’s 2014 Scholar Award

Feb 18 - Dr. Amanda Brandow received the American Society of Hematology’s 2014 Scholar Award. Dr. Brandow will receive $150,000 over a three- year period for her research into sickle cell disease. WauwatosaNOW

Sickle cell specialist wins national hematology award

Feb. 14 - Amanda Brandow, DO, MS, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology and Oncology) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and an investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute, is a recipient of the American Society of Hematology’s 2014 Scholar Award.

446 Faculty Physicians Named Best Doctors in America

Feb 6 - A total of 446 Medical College of Wisconsin faculty physicians, representing 63 specialties, are listed on the Best Doctors in America® list for 2014. MCW physicians represent 44 percent of the 1,015 Wisconsin physicians listed as Best Doctors, more physicians from MCW than any other group practice or institution in Wisconsin. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Simons Unanimously Reelected Chair of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board

Jan 28 - Dr. Ken Simons was unanimously reelected chair of the State of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board. Wisconsin Medical Society

Dr. Judy Kim appointed to National Eye Health Education Program Planning Committee

Jan. 28 - Judy E. Kim, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, has been appointed to the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) Planning Committee, which advises the staff of the National Eye Institute (NEI) and the National Institutes of Health on the overall development, implementation and evaluation of NEHEP activities.

Dr. Buchan Named Diplomate of American Board of Medical Microbiology

Jan 21 - Blake Buchan, PhD, earned certification as a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology, the highest credential that a doctoral-level clinical microbiologist is able to earn. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Sato Named CEO of Children’s Specialty Group

Jan 21 - MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin named Dr. Thomas Sato as Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Specialty Group (CSG). BizTimes

Pathologist Blake Buchan Named Diplomate of American Board of Medical Microbiology

Jan. 20 - Blake W. Buchan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, has earned certification as a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM). This certification is the highest credential that a doctoral-level clinical microbiologist is able to earn.

Drs. Joseph Carroll and David Dimmock Named to “40 Under 40” List

Jan 13 - Joseph Carroll, PhD, and Dr. David Dimmock have been named to the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2014 “40 Under 40” list recognizing young professionals who are making contributions to their field and the community. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Geoffrey Lamb wins AAMC Learning Health System Award

Dec. 26 - Geoffrey C. Lamb, MD, Professor of Medicine and Section Chief of Hospital Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and Associate Director of the Joint Quality Office for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been awarded a Learning Health System Planning Award by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Connecticut Researcher Credits Dr. Kelly for His Career in AIDS Prevention

Dec 11 - University of Connecticut HIV/AIDS researcher Seth Kalichman, PhD, a former MCW faculty member, said he was inspired to pursue a career in AIDS prevention by Jeffrey Kelly, PhD. UConn Today

Dr. Sheets Receives National Award for Child Abuse Prevention

Dec 11 - Dr. Lynn Sheets was awarded the Ray E. Helfer, MD Award by the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevent Funds, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. BizTimes

Dr. Raymond, Catherine Jacobson Identified as Milwaukee Power Brokers

Dec 11 - The Milwaukee Business Journal named Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., and Catherine Jacobson, CEO of Froedtert Health, as two of Metro Milwaukee’s power brokers in health care. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Carlyle Chan elected Chair of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Dec. 09 - Carlyle Chan, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine as well as Bioethics and Medical Humanities in the Institute for Health and Society, was elected 2014 Chair of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) at the annual meeting of its Board of Directors, held Dec. 5-6 in Chicago.

Dr. Vincent Mathews Named Chairman of Radiology

Dec 6 - MCW named Dr. Vincent P. Mathews as Chairman and Professor of Radiology. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Ed Duthie receives Practitioner of the Year Award from Alzheimer’s Association local chapter

Dec. 04 - Edmund H. Duthie, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Geriatrics and Gerontology, received the Practitioner of the Year Award from the Alzheimer’s Association, Southeastern Wisconsin chapter. He received the award during the chapter’s annual meeting on Nov. 12.

Dr. Lynn Sheets receives Ray E. Helfer, MD, Award for contributions to prevent child abuse

Dec. 04 - Lynn K. Sheets, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Medical Director of the Child Protection Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, was selected by committees from the National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds and the American Academy of Pediatrics as the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Ray E. Helfer, MD Award. The award is given to a pediatrician who has made significant contributions to preventing child abuse before it occurs, primarily through his or her work with a state children’s trust or prevention fund.

Dr. Wilson to Receive Gold Medal from Radiological Society of North America

Nov 26 - Dr. J. Frank Wilson will be presented a Gold Medal Award from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the society’s highest honor. RSNA has 51,000 members from 136 countries. WauwatosaNOW

Three faculty leaders honored for distinguished service

Three faculty members with a combined 53 years of service to MCW received Distinguished Service Awards, the College’s highest faculty honor, at the MCW convocation ceremony Sept. 18.

U. of Virginia Recognizes Dr. Truwit for National Leadership in Health Care Access

Nov 19 - The University of Virginia Medical Center Operating Board recognized Dr. Jonathon Truwit as a national leader for his work to provide better access to care and better coordination of care for patients. UVA Today

Dr. Raj Rao appointed to Executive Board of Directors of the Lumbar Spine Research Society

Nov. 19 - Raj Rao, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, was appointed to the Executive Board of Directors of the Lumbar Spine Research Society, where he also chairs the Ethics Committee

Drs. McCrea and Walter invited to speak on concussion management

Nov. 12 - Michael McCrea, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery, and Kevin Walter, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, were invited speakers at the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference and exhibition in October. They gave a presentation titled, Cutting Edge Management of Concussion.

Dr. Frank Wilson to receive Gold Medal from prestigious radiological society

Nov. 12 - J. Frank Wilson, MD, Bernard & Miriam Peck Family Professor and Chair of Radiation Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), will be presented a Gold Medal Award from the Radiological Society of North America at the organization’s 99th Scientific assembly and annual meeting in December.

Dr. Mitchell Grayson named to NIAID study section

Nov. 06 - Mitchell Grayson, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics (Allergy/ Immunology), and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, has been selected to be a member of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research study section for a four year term ending in 2017.

Dr. Tom Aufderheide’s work spurs IOM study on cardiac arrest

Nov. 04 -The Institute of Medicine will launch a national study of the treatment of cardiac arrest based on the recommendations from one of its members, Tom P. Aufderheide, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and an internationally recognized researcher in the field of emergency cardiac care.

Dr. John Routes appointed co-chair of World Allergy Organization committee

Oct. 31 - John Routes, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, has recently been appointed co-chair of the World Allergy Organization’s (WAO) Special Committee on Immunodeficiency, on which he will serve until Dec. 31, 2015.

Dr. Dennis Butler serves as co-editor of special issue of international journal

Oct. 28 - Dennis J. Butler, PhD, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, served as co-editor of a special issue of the International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine devoted to behavioral science education in family medicine residencies (Volume 45, 4, 2013), which was released in September.

Dr. Maguire Receives 2013 Women of Faith Award

Oct 22 - Dr. Ann Maguire received the 2013 Women of Faith Award from the Sisters of the Divine Savior in Milwaukee. ElmGroveNOW

Dr. Clifford Serves as Keynote Speaker at Wayne State’s Postdoc Appreciation Week

Oct 22 - Philip Clifford, PhD, provided the keynote address at Wayne State University’s inaugural Postdoc Appreciation Week. Prognosis E-News

Drs. Kersten and Sethumadhavan to be Honored at Women in Science Awards Luncheon

Oct 14 - Dr. Judy Kersten and Savitha Sethumadhavan, PhD, will be honored at MCW’s Women in Science Awards Luncheon on October 17. WauwatosaNOW

General Internal Medicine faculty win honors

Oct. 15 - Two faculty members from the Department of Medicine’s Division of General Internal Medicine were recently honored by state and regional organizations.

Dr. Joseph Carroll appointed to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science editorial board

Oct. 14 - Joseph Carroll, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Biophysics, and Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, has been appointed to the editorial board of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. His term runs through Dec. 31, 2017.

Dr. Willis Serves as Grand Marshall for United Negro College Fund Ceremony

Oct 8 - Dr. Earnestine Willis served as a Grand Marshall at the United Negro College Fund’s Salute to Champions Award Ceremony. Milwaukee Courier

Wisconsin Chapter of ACP Names Dr. Fletcher Receives 2013 Woman Physician of the Year

Sept 30 - Dr. Kathlyn Fletcher was awarded the 2013 Helen Dickie Woman Physician of the Year by the Wisconsin chapter of the American College of Physicians. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Kerschner Named Founding Secretary of International Society for Otitis Media

Sept 30 - Dr. Joseph E. Kerschner has been named the founding Secretary of the International Society for Otitis Media. TMCnet.com

Dr. Binder Named Chair of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language

Sept 30 - Dr. Jeffrey Binder has been named chair of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Chelimsky Named President of the American Autonomic Society

Sept 30 - Dr. Thomas C. Chelimsky , has been named the President of the American Autonomic Society. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Thomas Chelimsky named President of American Autonomic Society

Sept. 25 - Thomas C. Chelimsky, MD, Chairman and Professor of Neurology, has been named the president of the American Autonomic Society. The American Autonomic Society was established to bring together individuals from diverse disciplines who share an interest in the structure and function of the autonomic nervous system and in the pathology, treatment, and prevention of its disorders. Dr. Chelimsky practices at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and at Froedtert Hospital.

Dr. Kathlyn Fletcher named 2013 Woman Physician of the Year

Sept. 24 - The Wisconsin chapter of the American College of Physicians named Kathlyn Fletcher, MD, MA, the 2013 Helen Dickie Woman Physician of the Year. The annual award honors an outstanding woman physician with a distinguished career noted by a commitment to patient care and contributions to medical education and research.

Dr. Joseph Kerschner named founding secretary of International Society for Otitis Media

Sept. 24 - Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, Dean of the Medical School, Executive Vice President and Professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, has been named the founding secretary of the International Society for Otitis Media. The Society was established in early 2013.

Drs. Campbell, Franco and See Receive Distinguished Service Awards

Sept 24 - MCW awarded Distinguished Service Awards, the College’s highest faculty honor, to William Campbell, PhD, and Drs. Jose Franco and William See at the Convocation Ceremony on September 18. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Steven H. Kroft inaugurated as President of the American Society for Clinical Pathology

Sept. 23 - Steven H. Kroft, MD, Professor of Pathology, Vice Chair for Clinical Pathology, Director of Hematopathology, and Pathology Residency Program Director, was inaugurated as President of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) on Sept. 20 at the society's annual meeting in Chicago.

Dr. Jeff Binder named chair of Society for the Neurobiology of Language

Sept. 23 - Jeffrey R. Binder, MD, Professor of Neurology, has been named the chair of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, an international organization formed in 2009 to foster progress in understanding the neurobiological basis for language. A major goal of the society is to bring together scientists from around the world with different perspectives and methodological approaches to the study of language and related systems.

Dr. Malmsten Recognized by National Medical Association

Sept 17 - Dr. Catharine Malmsten was named one of the nation’s 40 “Top Health Professional s under 40” at the National Medical Association’s annual meeting. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Yen Receives Society of Surgical Oncology Clinical Investigator Award

Sept 17 - Dr. Tina Yen received the James Ewing Foundation / Society of Surgical Oncology Clinical Investigator Award at the Society’s Annual Cancer Symposium. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Catharine Malmsten named Top Healthcare Professional Under 40

Sept. 12 - Catharine Malmsten, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was named a “Top Healthcare Professional Under 40” at the National Medical Association’s (NMA) annual conference. Dr. Malmsten is one of 40 physicians nationwide to receive this honor.

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