MCW Faculty Honors News

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Dr. Steve Hargarten honored with 2017 World Citizen Award

May 8 - Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, professor and chair of emergency medicine, associate dean of global health, and global health pathway director, received the International Institute of Wisconsin (IIW)’s Dorothy Von Briesen World Citizen Award.

Dr. Beth Erickson named to inaugural class of new national fellowship

May 5 - Beth A. Erickson, MD, professor of radiation oncology, has become a member of the inaugural class of the American Brachytherapy Society Fellows (FABS).

Dr. Marjorie Wang elected chair of national spine organization

May 4 - Marjorie Wang, MD, MPH, professor of neurosurgery, chief of the division of community neurosurgery, and vice chair of clinical operations and quality, has been elected chair of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. This is one of the largest national spine surgery organizations and includes neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons.

Dr. Kenneth Lee wins Silver Helmet Award for his commitment to Veterans

April 19 - Kenneth Lee, MD, associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and chief of the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, received the 2017 AMVETS Silver Helmet Award for his commitment to helping wounded veterans.

Dr. Carlyle Chan elected member of National Board of Medical Examiners

April 4 - Carlyle H. Chan, MD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine, was elected a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners. Nominated by the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, he began a four-year term at the board’s recent annual meeting in Philadelphia.

Dr. Jonathan Bock named fellow of Triological Society, selected for top clinical research honor

March 31 - The Triological Society has accepted Dr. Jonathan Bock’s thesis, "Evaluation of the Natural History of Patients Who Aspirate," and he will be inducted as a fellow on Friday, April 28, during the society’s annual meeting. Dr. Bock also will receive the society’s 2017 Mosher Award, which is bestowed upon one recipient each year to recognize excellence in clinical research.

Dr. Jay Sandlow named Best Reviewer of 2016 by Journal of Urology

March 28 - Jay Sandlow, MD, professor and vice chairman of urology, received the Best Reviewer of 2016 Award from the Journal of Urology for his dedicated service and timely reviews of manuscripts on sexual function and infertility. The award is given annually to one reviewer in each urologic area.

Dr. Kalyanaraman serves on Brazilian grant advisor board

Feb. 20 - Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, chair and professor of biophysics and Harry R. and Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research, participates on the advisory board for the Research Center of Redox Processes in Biomedicine (CEPID Redoxoma), and recently attended its 3rd annual meeting in São Paulo, Brazil to discuss the progress of the project.

Dr. Kenneth Schellhase elected president of Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians

Feb. 15 - Kenneth G. Schellhase, MD, professor of family and community medicine, has been elected president of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians (WAFP). The induction of officers took place at the WAFP’s virtual annual business meeting on Jan. 21. WAFP represents more than 2,900 family physicians, residents, and medical students throughout Wisconsin.

Dr. Kenneth Simons elected chair of international ACGME Surgical/Hospital-Based Review Committee

Feb. 8 - Kenneth B. Simons, MD, MCW senior associate dean for graduate medical education and accreditation as well as professor of ophthalmology and pathology, has been elected chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education International (ACGME-I) Surgical/Hospital-Based Review Committee.

Dr. Dawn Siegel to lead first research network in pediatric dermatology

Jan. 24 - Dawn Siegel, MD, associate professor of dermatology, is a founding member of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA) and was appointed as Co-Chair of the organization in November. Dr. Siegel has certifications in dermatology and pediatric dermatology.

Dr. Christina Diaz serves as program chair for Society of Pediatric Anesthesia annual meeting

Nov. 1 - Christian D. Diaz, MD, associate professor of anesthesiology, recently served as program chair for the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia’s 30th annual meeting in Chicago.

Dr. Lois Connolly awarded 2016 DSA from Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists

Oct. 6 - Lois Connolly, MD, professor of anesthesiology. was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists (WSA). Dr. Connolly has been an essential leader in the MCW Department of Anesthesiology since the 1990s.

Dr. Jeff Whittle receives Laureate Award from state chapter of American College of Physicians

Oct. 4 - Jeff Whittle, MD, MPH, professor of medicine (general internal medicine), received the 2016 Laureate Award from the American College of Physicians – Wisconsin Chapter (ACP) at the chapter’s annual meeting in September.

Dr. Steven H. Kroft to receive Mastership Award from American Society for Clinical Pathology

Sept. 9 - Steven H. Kroft, MD, professor of pathology, will be honored by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) with the Mastership Award at the society’s annual meeting in Las Vegas. He is being recognized for his distinguished service to the fields of pathology and laboratory medicine and to the Society.

Dr. Elizabeth J. Cochran elected to be President of American Association of Neuropathologists

July 25 - Elizabeth J Cochran, MD, professor of pathology and director of neuropathology and autopsy services, has been elected President-Elect of the American Association of Neuropathologists and will be President in 2017-18.

Dr. Kenneth Simons elected to international ACGME Surgical/Hospital-Based Review Committee

July 5 - Kenneth B. Simons, MD, executive director and designated institutional official for MCWAH, Inc. as well as professor of ophthalmology and pathology, has been elected to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education International (ACGME-I) Surgical/Hospital-Based Review Committee. Dr. Simons was selected for his nationally recognized medical education and ACGME accreditation leadership.

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