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AMA Appoints Dr. Kenneth Simons to Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Mar. 26 - The American Medical Association announced that Dr. Kenneth Simons (Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education & Accreditation; Ophthalmology; Pathology) has been appointed to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. AMA Wire

Dr. Erdmann Receives National VA Honor for Executive Excellence

Mar. 25 - Dr. Michael Erdmann, Chief of Staff of the Zablocki VA Medical Center and MCW Associate Dean for the VA, was named the 2014 recipient of the VA Health Administration’s John D. Chase Award for Executive Excellence. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Joseph Shaker named Clinician of the Year by International Society of Clinical Densitometry

Joseph L. Shaker, MD, professor of clinical medicine (endocrinology, metabolism and clinical nutrition) and senior medical director for ambulatory services, has been named Clinician of the Year by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry at the society’s annual meeting in Chicago. Dr. Shaker practices at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital Campus.

Wisconsin Dept. of Veterans Affairs Cabinet Secretary honors Dr. Whelan for Legion of Merit Award

John A Scocos, Cabinet Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Veteran’s Affairs, visited the Medical College of Wisconsin on Friday, March 13, to honor Harry T. Whelan, MD, for receiving the prestigious Legion of Merit award from the United States Armed Forces. The presentation, held in the MCW Alumni Center, was a surprise for Dr. Whelan.

Zablocki VA Chief of Staff wins national John D. Chase Award

Mar. 12 - Michael Erdmann, MD, Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) and Associate Dean and Chief of Staff at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, is the winner of the 2014 national John D. Chase Award for Executive Excellence from the Veterans Health Administration.

Dr. Hohenwalter Named Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology

Mar. 11 - The Society of Interventional Radiology has named Dr. Eric Hohenwalter (Radiology – Interventional) as a Fellow, an honor bestowed to those members who have a demonstrated excellence in research and published works, or teaching and leadership. Health Imaging

Medical Education Team Wins National Honors for Teaching Value

Mar. 10 - A medical education team from MCW and teams from five other medical schools won this year’s Costs of Care and ABIM Foundation “Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely Challenge.” The MCW project assigned third-year medical students on their internal medicine clerkship to roles as "High Value Care Officers." Students were prepared using a series of short podcasts and an iPad-based Choosing Wisely checklist before being asked to initiate conversations with colleagues on opportunities for improvement. Boston.com

Dr. Margolis Offers Counsel to Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Recipients

Mar. 9 - Dr. David Margolis who was recently inducted into the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame, provides counsel to the 2015 40 Under 40 recipients. Milwaukee Business Journal

Jacobson to Co-Chair of United Way Campaign; Dr. Raymond to Serve 3-Year Term

Mar. 2 - Catherine Jacobson, President and CEO of Froedtert Health, has been named one of four Co-Chairs of the 2015-15 United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County fundraising campaign. Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., will serve another three-year term on the board. Milwaukee Business Journal and Biz Times

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

Feb. 25 - Dr. Kenneth Schellhase has been elected First Vice President and Legislative Committee Chair of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians. GM Today

Dr. Willis, Megan Beck Receive Awards from the Medical Society of Milwaukee County

Feb. 24 - The Medical Society of Milwaukee County presented its Community Impact Award to Dr. Earnestine Willis (Pediatrics – Community; Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children). Megan Beck (M-3) received the Student Leadership Award. Biz Times

Dr. Earnestine Willis, med student Megan Beck honored by Medical Society of Milwaukee County

Feb. 20 - Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH, Kellner Professor in Pediatrics and Director of the MCW Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children, and Megan Beck, third-year medical student, will be honored by the Medical Society of Milwaukee County on at the society’s Leadership that Inspires dinner event on Saturday, March 7.

Dr. Melzer-Lange Elected Milwaukee County Medical Society President

Feb. 17 - Dr. Marlene Melzer-Lange (Pediatrics – Emergency Medicine) was elected President of the Medical Society of Milwaukee County’s Board of Directors. Biz Times

Dr. Aufderheide Named “Giant of Resuscitation Medicine”

Feb. 17 - The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) named Dr. Tom Aufderheide (Emergency Medicine) a “Giant of Resuscitation Medicine.” ILCOR is an organization that serves as a liaison for resuscitation organizations across the globe. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Tom Aufderheide named Giant of Resuscitation Medicine

Feb. 6 - The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), an organization that serves as a liaison for resuscitation organizations across the globe, has named Tom Aufderheide, MD, a “Giant of Resuscitation Medicine.”

Dr. Margolis Named to Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame

Jan. 21 - Dr. David Margolis (Pediatrics – Hematology/Oncology) is one of four individuals selected for inclusion in the Milwaukee Business Journals’ 40 Over 40 Hall of Fame. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Chayer named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dec. 3 - Robert Chayer, MD, Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of Child and Adolescent Services in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at MCW and the Chucker Aring Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the recent annual meeting held in San Diego, California.

Dr. Sewall Receives State Dental Association’s Outstanding Leadership in Mentoring Award

Nov. 25 - Steven Sewall, DDS received the Wisconsin Dental Association’s Outstanding Leadership in Mentoring Award. He was nominated by residents in MCWAH’s Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Program. Wisconsin Health News

Dr. Steven Sewall honored by Wisconsin Dental Association

Nov. 21 - Steven R. Sewall, DDS, Professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and Chief of Oral Surgery, received the Outstanding Leadership in Mentoring Award from the Wisconsin Dental Association at the organization’s annual meeting on Nov. 13.

Dr. Raj Rao receives David Selby Award of the North American Spine Society

Nov. 19 - Dr. Raj Rao received the 2014 David Selby Award of the North American Spine Society. The award was presented at the society’s annual meeting in San Francisco.

Susan Burke Receives Honors for Article on Culturally Competent Nursing Care

Nov. 12 - Susan Burke, NP received the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses 2014 Writing Award for her article on “Developing Culturally Competent Nursing Care: Learning from Personal Experience.” News Wise

Dr. Michelle Michel completes year as ASHNR President

Nov. 7 - Michelle A. Michel, MD, Professor of Radiology and Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, and Chief of Head and Neck Neuroradiology, completed her year as President of the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ASHNR) at the society’s 48th annual meeting in Seattle.

Medical physicist named educator of the year

Oct. 30 - Francisco Lopez, MS, medical physicist in radiation oncology, was named educator of the year by the association of residents in radiation oncology. Wauwatosa Now

Cardiovascular and cancer researcher elected Fellow of the American Heart Association

Oct. 23 - Bin Ren, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (hematology and oncology) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been elected a 2014 Fellow of the American Heart Association affiliated with the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.

Dr. Harris elected President of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Oct. 23 - Gerald J. Harris, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been elected President of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).

Dr. Klein Named Posthumously to Milwaukee’s Washington High School Hall of Fame

Oct. 23- The late John Klein, PhD, who served as Professor and Director of Biostatistics in the Institute for Health and Society, was named posthumously to Milwaukee’s Washington High School’s Hall of Fame. OnMilwaukee

Dr. Franco Named Associate Dean for Educational Improvement

Oct. 20 - Dr. Jose Franco has been named MCW’s Associate Dean for Educational Improvement. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Jose Franco appointed Associate Dean for Educational Improvement

Oct. 14 - Jose Franco, MD, has been appointed Associate Dean for Educational Improvement at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).

Dr. Jerome Gottschall receives lifetime achievement award

Oct. 8 - Jerome Gottschall, MD, Professor of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), Senior Medical Director at the BloodCenter of Wisconsin and Medical Director of Transfusion Services at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Froedtert Hospital, received a lifetime achievement award from the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

Dr. Vetter Named to Hold David S. Haskell, MD, Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Education

Oct. 7 - MCW named Dr. Carole Street Vetter as the inaugural David S. Haskell, M.D., Endowed Professor in Orthopaedic Education. Dr. Haskell is a 1967 alumnus and served on MCW’s Board of Trustees. Biz Times

Dr. Jay Sandlow elected director-at-large of Society of Reproductive Surgeons

Sept. 30 - Jay Sandlow, MD, was elected director-at-large for the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, an affiliate society of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Dr. Christopher Schultz named ASTRO Fellow

Sept. 25 - Christopher Schultz, MD, Professor of Radiation Oncology, received the Fellow of ASTRO (American Society for Radiation Oncology) designation at the ASTRO 56th annual meeting recently held in San Francisco.

MCW: Dr. Ellinas Receives AMA Foundation Award for the Advancement of Women

Sept. 23 - Dr. Elizabeth Ellinas is a recipient of the American Medical Association Foundation’s 2014 Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women. American Medical Association

Dr. Elizabeth Ellinas awarded AMA research grant

Sept. 22 - Elizabeth Ellinas, MD, is a winner of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) 2014 Joan F. Giambalvo Grant for the Advancement of Women, for her research topic, Gender Differences in Promotion and Retention: Enhancing the Position of Female Faculty in Higher Academic Rank and Leadership Positions.

Dr. Raj Rao to chair FDA panel

Sept. 15 - Raj Rao, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been appointed chairperson of the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Dr. Campbell Named as MCW’s First Eminent Scholar

Sept. 02 - William B. Campbell, PhD has been named as MCW’s first Eminent Scholar. The Eminent Scholar program recognizes and rewards excellence in academic and scholarly achievement that ordinarily would be funded from an endowed chair. MCW names one Eminent Scholar every year, and the term is five years. Wauwatosa Now

Radiation Oncology Residents’ Association Names Francisco Lopez as Educator of the Year

Aug. 27 - Francisco Lopez, MS is one of 57 educators nationwide selected as a 2014 Educator of the Year by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology. News Wise

Becker’s Hospital Review Names Dr. Singh as one of Nation’s “Rising Stars”

Aug. 26 - Becker’s Hospital Review named Dr. Sid Singh as one of the nation’s 25 health care leaders under 40 who are rising stars. Becker's Hospital Review

William Campbell, PhD Named Eminent Scholar

Aug. 21 - William Campbell, PhD, Professor and Chair, Pharmacology & Toxicology, was awarded an Eminent Scholar designation at the July meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. White Receives RSNA Grant to Study Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Aug. 18 - Dr. Sarah Beth White was awarded a two-year, $150,000 Research Scholar Grant by the Radiological Society of North America Research and Education Foundation to study metastatic colorectal cancer. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Beth Drolet begins term as President of Society for Pediatric Dermatology

Aug. 04 - Beth Drolet, MD, took the helm July 1 as President of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology (SPD). The SPD is the only national organization in the United States specifically dedicated to promoting, developing and advancing education, research and care of skin disease in all pediatric age groups.

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

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

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