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MCW Surgery News

Vascular Access Symposium planned for May 15

April 23 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Department of Surgery is hosting the fourth annual Vascular Access Symposium on Thursday, May 15, in the MCW Alumni Center. The event targets medical professionals who work with end-stage renal disease patients to improve aspects of care related to patients’ dialysis access.

Complex abdominal hernia symposium planned for April 25

April 08 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery is hosting the Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction and Inguinal Hernia Symposium on Friday, April 25, in Health Research Center room H1210. The event targets general surgeons, plastic surgeons and allied health professionals involved in the care of patients who require abdominal wall reconstruction.

Dr. Ludwig Discusses Incidence of Colorectal Cancer

Apr 3 - March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Fox 6 News & Living Lake Country

Dr. Tutton Reports on Success of Vertebral Augmentation to Relieve Spinal Fracture Pain

Apr 3 - Dr. Sean Tutton reported at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s annual meeting that a new type of vertebral augmentation proved successful in a clinical trial in relieving pain for patients with spinal fractures caused by osteoporosis or weakened bones. The Seattle Times, Science Codex, & dailyRX

Laughing for a Cure event on April 25 to raise funds for abdominal cancer research

Mar. 31 - The second annual Laughing for a Cure will be held Friday, April 25, at 6 p.m. at Milwaukee’s Comedy Café, 615 E. Brady Street. Proceeds from the event, which will include three live comics, will go to the Sebastian Raclaw Abdominal Cancer Research Fund at the Medical College of Wisconsin, which supports innovative abdominal cancer research.

Milwaukee Woman Spreads Awareness About Colon Cancer

Mar 28 - Fox 6 profiled a local women who battled colon cancer five years ago, and is now an advocate for colorectal cancer awareness. Fox 6 News

Solid Organ Transplantation Program Featured

Mar 26 - BizTimes published an in-depth feature on the Solid Organ Transplantation Joint Program under the leadership of Dr. Johnny Hong. BizTimes

Oconomowoc Man Defeats Colon Cancer

Mar 25 - The Oconomowoc Focus profiled a local man who was treated for colon cancer at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Oconomowoc Focus

Proposed Harmony Initiative Project Interested in Saving Laacke & Joys Buildings

Mar 18 - Officials with the proposed Harmony Initiative said they are planning to save the Laacke & Joys buildings near downtown Milwaukee if they buy the property for their new arts and health care project. Milwaukee Business Journal

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

Patient Makes Lifestyle Changes to Qualify for New VAD Model

Mar 11 - Dr. Robert Love contributes to an NBC-TV/Channel 4 report on a Milwaukee man’s commitment to lifestyle changes so that he could become one of the nation’s first patients to be approved for a new model of a ventricular assist device. 620 WTMJ-AM

Dr. Oldham Chairs Task Force on National Resources Needed for Childhood Surgery

Mar 11 - Dr. Keith Oldham was Chairman of the American College of Surgeons’ Task Force for Children’s Surgical Care, which developed new comprehensive guidelines that define the resources the nation’s surgical facilities need to perform operations effectively and safely in infants and children. Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Editorial by Dr. Kosinski Encourages Physicians to use Hospital Stairways

Feb 25 - Dr. Lauren Kosinski discusses the benefits of using hospital stairwells by exercise-deprived physicians. General Surgery News

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. Hong Discusses Joint Solid Organ Transplant Program

Feb 18 - Dr. Johnny Hong discussed the joint MCW-Froedtert-Children’s Solid Organ Transplant Program on WTMJ-AM. 620 WTMJ-AM

Change of Heart

Feb 17 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel followed a Froedtert & the Medical College patient with heart failure as she was first put on a total artificial heart, then a portable device, and then, months later, a heart transplant. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Father Donates Portion of Liver to Save His Infant Son’s Life

Feb 6 - A front-page article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on a father who donated a portion of his liver to save his infant son’s life. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Donating liver to save son “the best thing I ever did in my life”

Jan 31 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiled a Milwaukee man who donated part of his liver to save his 19-month old son who was in liver failure. Johnny Hong, MD, was the surgeon on the case and was interviewed for the story. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

New Annual Report available for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Trauma Center

New Annual Report available for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Trauma Center

Dr. Kuy Authors Article on the Need to Improve Gallbladder Treatment and Outcomes for Men

Dec 6 - Dr. SreyRam Kuy, an MCW Vascular Surgery Fellow, authored an article on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Human Capital Blog entitled, “The Imperative to Improve Gallbladder Disease Treatment and Outcomes for Men.” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Human Capital Blog

Dr. Hong Reports on Pediatric Liver Transplant Outcomes

Dec 6 - In a study published online in JAMA Surgery, Dr. Johnny Hong reports that liver transplant outcomes in children are similar whether organ donation follows circulatory or brain death. News Daily

Dr. Rao Named to Executive Board of Lumbar Spine Research Society

Nov 26 - Dr. Raj Rao has been named to the Executive Board of Directors of the Lumbar Spine Research Society. TMCnet.com

Rare Rotationplasty Surgery Provides Child with New Knee Joint

Nov 26 - NBC-TV/Channel 4 reports on a rare rotationplasty procedure surgery performed by Dr. John C. Neilson with colleagues at Froedtert and Children’s. 620WTMJ News Radio

Patient changed his life to save his heart

Nov 12 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel interviewed a man who received a ventricular assist device, or VAD, to pump blood through his body while he awaits a heart transplant. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Walter Provides Editorial Comment on Need for School Accommodations for Concussions

Nov 8 - Dr. Kevin Walter provides an editorial comment in Family Practice News on the importance of an American Academy of Pediatrics clinical report that recommends school accommodations that should be made for students recovering from concussion. Family Practice News

Once 436 Pounds, Local Man Fights Back

Oct 31 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel shares the story of a local man who had gastric bypass and is now under the care of David Del Toro, MD, who helped him regain mobility and make exercise a regular part of his life after the surgery. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Kuy Comments on Study on Increase of Thromboembolic Events among IBD Patients

Oct 29 - Dr. SreyRam Kuy provides expert comment on a University of Texas – Houston study that found that thromboembolic events are up 27 percent in the past decade among patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Bio News -Texas

Dr. Shah-Khan Reports on Measurement System to Determine Lymph Node Positivity

Oct 8 - Dr. Miraj Shah-Khan reported that the distance of a breast cancer from a woman’s nipple added to the ability of nomograms to predict sentinel lymph node positivity. Ob.Gyn. News Digital Network

Dr. Gould Discusses Implications of Study on Weight Loss Surgery

Sept 17 - Dr. Jon Gould identifies the implications for future care based on a Chilean research study that found that glycemic control may be a more significant predictor of successful weight loss than the presence or absence of type 2 diabetes in obese patients who receive a duodenal-jejunal bypass liner. Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News

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

Surgeon Cuts Out Heart, So Patient can Live

Sept 12 - Robert Love, MD, discusses his first “total artificial heart transplant,” which allowed the patient to leave the hospital while she awaits a heart transplant from a human donor. WUWM FM

Dr. Tina Yen wins $100,000 Clinical Investigator Award

Sept. 12 - Tina Yen, MD, MS, a surgical oncologist and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was presented with a James Ewing Foundation/Society of Surgical Oncology Clinical Investigator Award at the Society’s annual Cancer Symposium. The two-year award promotes patient-oriented research conducted by surgical oncologists in clinical and translational science.

Lieutenant Governor Discusses Treatment for Colon Cancer

Sept 9 - Rebecca Kleefisch said she did her research before selecting Dr. Kurt Ludwig to treat her for Stage 2 colon cancer. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rebecca Kleefisch Settled into Job

Sept 3 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiled Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, and discussed her battle with colon cancer during her campaign. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Hong Discusses Expansion of Transplant Program

Aug 2 - Dr. Johnny Hong discusses plans to expand the joint organ transplant program for MCW, Froedtert, Children’s and the BloodCenter in the Milwaukee Business Journal. Milwaukee Business Journal

Billboard seeking kidney launches chain of giving

A chain of kidney transplants from live donors helped save multiple lives across the nation. Dr. Johnny Hong, Dr. Chris Johnson and Dr. Allan Roza, all transplant surgeons at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, coordinated the transplant surgeries in the “chain of giving.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Baker’s Research Explores Links between Gut Bacteria and Heart Attacks

June 24 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article focuses on research by John Baker, PhD, in which antibiotics are used to balance bacteria in the guts of rats. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Cronin Disagrees with Decision to Transplant Adult Donor Organ into Child Recipient

June 10 - Dr. David Cronin provided expert opinion on ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America” regarding changes in organ transplant policy that allowed a 12-year-old child to receive an adult lung. ABC-TV

Dr. Walker to Discuss Breast Cancer Screening and Preventive Health at Science Café

June 10 - Dr. Alonzo Walker will discuss “Breast Cancer Screening and Preventive Health” at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin’s next Science Café on June 18 at the Milwaukee Public Library’s Central location. WauwatosaNOW

Local Men Participate in Second Largest Kidney Transplant Chain in History

June 10 - Christopher Johnson, MD, participated in a five-week, 56-member kidney chain that included patients at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin. WITI-TV

Racine Man Receives Kidney in World’s Second Largest Kidney Transplant Chain

June 3 - A Racine man received a new kidney at Froedtert as part of the world’s second largest kidney donation chain involving 56 participants, 28 kidneys and 19 transplant centers nationwide. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel & Fox 6 Now

Survival Takes Guts: Bacteria There Might Affect Heart Attack

June 25 - John Baker, PhD, discusses his research linking the gut’s microbiome with heart attack risk and severity in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Women’s History Month 2012 – education mission

Mar. 05 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of March. The vignettes highlight many of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve women’s health or help women develop as students, physicians, researchers, educators and leaders.

Congratulations to the Class of 2012

The 99th annual commencement took place on May 18 at the Milwaukee Theatre, at which the Medical College of Wisconsin and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 202 MD, 38 PhD, 27 MS, 4 MA, and 18 Master of Public Health degrees, as well as bestowed numerous honors.

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