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Dr. Evans Named One of World’s Top Doctors Treating Pancreatic Cancer

Apr. 20 - Expertscape named Dr. Douglas Evans (Surgery – Surgical Oncology) as the world’s fourth highest ranked doctor for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. PRLOG

Newlywed Faces Need for Kidney Transplant

Apr. 20 - The Appleton Post Crescent reports on a newly-wed who is waiting for a kidney transplant at Froedtert & MCW. Post Crescent

Construction on Center for Advanced Care Scheduled for Fall Completion

Apr. 16 - The Milwaukee Business Journal provides a photo tour of the $140 million Froedtert & MCW Center for Advanced Care, an eight-story building that will house expanded facilities for heart, vascular, and transplant surgery programs. The facility is scheduled to be completed in the fall. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Hong Discusses Need for Organ Donors

Apr. 14 - The Appleton Post Crescent and Fox-TV/Channel 6 recognized April as Donate Life Month. Dr. Johnny Hong (Surgery – Transplant) said that only one-third of the patients on Wisconsin’s organ transplant waiting lists will receive needed organs. Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb is leading a public service campaign in Wisconsin to encourage donations. Fox 6 Now, Post Crescent, Post Crescent, and WTAQ

Acute care surgery symposium planned for April 17

Apr. 8 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery is hosting the Acute Care Surgery: Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency General Surgery Symposium on Friday, April 17, in the Aaron Room at Miller Park. The event targets medical professionals who are involved with the practice of emergency general surgery, surgical critical care and trauma care.

Organ donor education an ongoing effort

Apr. 3 - Johnny Hong, MD, the Mark B. Adams Professor of Surgery and director of the solid organ transplantation program at MCW, Froedtert, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and BloodCenter of Wisconsin; discussed the ongoing need for organ donation education in the community. Appleton Post Crescent

Packers player Randall Cobb visits Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, promotes organ donation awareness

Apr. 2 - Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb visited organ transplant patients at Froedtert Hospital to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation. WITI TV

Former DHHS Secretary Tommy Thompson visits MCW Pancreatic Cancer Program

Mar. 11 - In conjunction with the Midwest Council Transportation Summit on Friday, March 6, MCW hosted a visit from Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, former Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and current Co-Chair of the Midwest Council.

Annual Ellison Lecture to be held March 3

Feb. 25 - James Conway, MS, Adjunct Professor in the Harvard School of Public Health and Senior Consultant at Safe and Reliable Healthcare in Evergreen, CO, will deliver the 42nd annual Ellison Lecture on Wednesday, March 4, in the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center, conference room M. His presentation, Profound Learning: If Not Me, Who – If Not Now, When?, will begin at 7 a.m.

Dr. Tweddell to Lead Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Feb. 24 - The Milwaukee Business Journal reports that Dr. James Tweddell has been named Executive Co-Director of the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. A national search will be conducted to find Dr. Tweddell’s successor at MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

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. Robert Condon, former Chair of Surgery and Distinguished Service Award recipient, dies Feb. 10

Feb. 13 - Robert E. Condon, MD, MS, the longest serving Chairman of the MCW Department of Surgery and the 1993 recipient of the MCW Distinguished Service Award, died unexpectedly Feb. 10 at his home in Seattle from complications of a thoracic aneurysm.

Black History Month 2015 – Interview with Dr. Fabian Johnston, Surgical Oncologist

Feb. 12 - In honor of Black History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted online during the month of February. The vignettes highlight a number of our African-American and Black faculty, staff and students, their experiences at MCW and the contributions they have made.

Dr. Turaga Discusses the Use of HIPEC, an Alternative Form of Chemotherapy

Feb. 10 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 reports on a patient who benefitted from Dr. Kiran Turaga’s use of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion (HIPEC), a heated form of chemotherapy used to bathe cancerous organs and tissues. Fox 6 Now

Dr. Gamblin Describes Benefits of 3-D Imaging Technology for Liver Cancer Surgery

Feb. 10 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 reports on Dr. T. Clark Gamblin’s use of new 3-D imaging technology in liver cancer surgery. Dr. Gamblin notes that by using the Pathfinder technology, surgeons are able to see where the tumor is, anticipate where cuts will be made, and identify structures that may be encountered. Fox 6 Now

Doctors use “Human GPS” to map out surgeries

Feb. 5 - Surgical oncologists at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin are using a new surgical device called “Pathfinder” to assist in complex surgeries. Pathfinder allows surgeons to create a 3D image of organs in advance of the procedure. T. Clark Gamblin, MD, MS, the Stuart D. Wilson Professor of Surgery and chief of surgical oncology, used Pathfinder in the treatment plan of a local man with liver cancer. WITI TV

Drs. Wagner and Peterson Discuss the Fetal Concerns Program

Feb. 3 - Drs. Amy Wagner and Erika Peterson, Co-Directors of the Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin, discuss the program in a Milwaukee Magazine feature article. The Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin addresses problematic pregnancies involving birth defects or medical conditions. Milwaukee Magazine

Dr. Gould Discusses Benefits of Implanted Magnetic Beads to Treat GERD

Jan. 28 - Dr. Jon Gould discusses the benefits of a procedure offered at Froedtert & MCW to relieve GERD by implanting a ring of titanium magnetic beads in the esophagus. The procedure is offered as an option for GERD patients who are not receiving significant relief from medications. Today

Dr. Sato Discusses Services Provided at New Delafield Clinic

Dec. 19 - Milwaukee BizTimes provides a photo tour of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s new Delafield Clinic, which opened on December 1. Biz Times

Dr. Baker Receives $1.8 Million NASA Grant to Study Space Radiation Risks for Heart Disease

Dec. 8 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article details research by John Baker, PhD on the long-term risks of heart disease faced by astronauts due to radiation exposure. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Turaga Discusses Case of Patient with Rare 19-Pound Abdominal Tumor

Dec. 8 - USA Today quotes Dr. Kiran Turaga regarding the treatment of a patient with a 19-pound abdominal tumor. Dr. Turaga reports that the patient had a rare form of Liposarcoma. USA Today and The Northwestern

Dr. Gamblin Discusses New 3-D Technology for Liver Cancer Surgery

Dec. 8 - In a front-page article, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on new 3-D technology in place at Froedtert & MCW for use in liver cancer surgery. Dr. T. Clark Gamblin (Surgery – Surgical Oncology) discusses the benefits of the new technology. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Surgical team uses Pathfinder technology to help guide complex procedure

Dec. 5 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel followed a patient through a complex liver tumor removal procedure in which surgeons used Pathfinder software to help identify the tumor’s borders. T. Clark Gamblin, MD, the Stuart D. Wilson Professor of Surgery and chief of surgical oncology at MCW, led the surgical team. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

NASA funds research into heart disease risks from space radiation

Dec. 5 - NASA has awarded John Baker, PhD, professor of cardiothoracic surgery and biochemistry at MCW, a five-year, $1.8 million grant to research the impact of cosmic radiation on astronauts’ cardiovascular health. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Man recovering after 19 pound tumor removed

Dec. 5 - USA Today covered the story of an Oshkosh man who had a 19 pound cancerous tumor removed at Froedtert Hospital. Kiran Turaga, MD, MPH, assistant professor of surgical oncology, performed the procedure. USA Today

Froedtert & MCW: Drs. deRoon Cassini, Hillard, Receive $350,000 NIH Grant

Nov. 25 - Terri deRoon Cassini, PhD, (Surgery –Trauma & Critical Care) and Cecilia Hillard, PhD, (Director, Neuroscience Research Center; Pharmacology & Toxicology) received a two-year, $350,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to investigate the biological mechanisms. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Michael E. Mitchell Named 2014 Health Care Hero

Nov. 25 - Milwaukee BizTimes named Dr. Michael E. Mitchell as a 2014 Health Care Hero in the category of Advancements in Health Care. Biz Times

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.

Dr. Baker Receives $1.8 Million NASA Grant to Study Risk of Space Radiation on the Heart

Nov. 17 - NASA awarded a $1.8 million grant to John Baker, PhD to determine the risk of developing degenerative heart disease from exposure to space radiation. Milwaukee Business Journal and Fox 6 Now

Dr. Turaga Authors Commentary on Study Citing Colon Cancer Increases Among Young Adults

Nov. 11 - In a commentary published in JAMA Surgery, Dr. Kiran Turaga discusses the unsettling implications of an adjoining study by MD Anderson Cancer Center researchers that found that the incidence of colon and rectal cancers are rising among men and women between 20-35 years of age. Dr. Turaga’s comments are included in more than 125 news stories worldwide. Daily Mail,Cleveland and Forbes

Dr. Gamblin Discusses Successful Treatment of Rare Liver Cancer

Nov. 11 - In a feature story on Fox-TV/Channel 6, Dr. Clark Gamblin discusses the successful treatment of a patient’s rare liver cancer. Dr. Gamblin believes that that treatment approach used may be the first in the U.S. Fox 6 Now

Dr. Baker Receives $1.8 Million NASA Grant to Study Impact of Space Radiation

Nov. 11 - John Baker, PhD received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from NASA to determine the risk of developing degenerative heart disease from exposure to space radiation. Wauwatosa Now

Effect of chemotherapy on surgical resection of liver tumors

Nov. 7 - Researchers at MCW and CHW were involved in a study that suggests an opportunity to reduce chemotherapy in up to 65% of patients with hepatoblastoma. Newswise

Colon cancers may be increasing among young adults

Nov. 6 - A study published in JAMA Surgery reports the rate of colorectal cancer in young adults is rising. Kiran Turaga, MD, MPH published a commentary that accompanied the study in which he suggests the findings should stimulate opportunities to develop better risk-prediction tools. Reuters Health

Wisconsin Cancer Council recognizes Honoring Choices

Nov. 5 - Honoring Choices Wisconsin, an initiative of the Wisconsin Medical Society, was recognized with a Community Service Award during the Wisconsin Cancer Council’s (WCC) Annual Meeting Thursday, Oct. 23, in Madison. Lauren Kosinski, MD, (surgery) is the chair-elect of the WCC. Wisconsin Health News

Can space travel hurt your heart? NASA funds research to explore the evidence

Nov. 3 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from NASA to determine the risk of developing degenerative heart disease from exposure to space radiation.

Sarah Misustin named PA of the Year

Oct. 14 - Sarah Misustin, inpatient Physician Assistant on the Breast, Pancreas and Endocrine Service in the Division of Surgical Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital, was named PA of the Year by the Wisconsin Academy Physician Assistants at its annual awards banquet in Stevens Point.

MCW committed to fighting pancreatic cancer

Oct. 3 - US Airways Magazine featured the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center in its new magazine. US Airways Magazine

Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium planned for October 3

Aug. 26 - The Department of Surgery is hosting the Froedtert/Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium on Friday, October 3 in the MCW Alumni Center.

First MCW Foregut Symposium planned for Oct. 11

Sept. 24 - The Department of Surgery is hosting the first Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Foregut Symposium on Saturday, October 11 in Conference M, located on the third floor of the Froedtert & MCW Clinical Cancer Center (8800 W. Doyne Avenue).

Mesothelioma awareness event planned for September 30

Sept. 16 - Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin are hosting a reception on Tuesday, September 30 to promote awareness about mesothelioma.

Fall Research Seminar planned for September 26

Sept. 17 - The MCW Department of Surgery is hosting the fifth annual Fall Research Seminar on Friday, September 26 in the Helfaer Auditorium, located on level one of Froedtert West.

“Medical miracle” celebrated at Miller Park

Sept. 08 - A local man who defied the odds and beat colon cancer got to fulfill a lifelong dream and stand on the field at Miller Park before Saturday’s game. His care team, including surgical oncologist Dr. Kiran Turaga, joined him for the game. Fox 6

Programs aim to standardize surgical care for children

Sept. 04 - The Wall Street Journal featured a story about a new program that classifies pediatric surgical centers based on the level of care provided. Keith Oldham, MD, Marie Z. Uihlein Professor and chief of pediatric surgery at MCW, was instrumental in creating the program and was featured in the story. Wall Street Journal

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

Text Messages Remind Pre-Op Patients to Follow Showering Instructions

Aug. 04 - In a study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Charles Edmiston, Jr., PhD found that text messages are an effective way to remind patients to follow shower directions before coming to the hospital for surgery. Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Research on Angled Front/Side Impact Crashes

July 29 - In an ABC-TV/Channel 12 report, Frank Pintar, PhD discusses research in MCW’s Vehicle Crashworthiness Lab at the Zablocki VA Medical Center on angled front/side impact crashes. The report notes that MCW research has contributed to the development of side, curtain, and knee airbags in automobiles. Dr. David Milia discusses the types of injuries created by angled crashes that are treated at the Children’s and Froedtert Trauma Centers. WISN

Dr. Charles E. Edmiston recognized by Wisconsin Division of Public Health for research initiative

July 09 - Charles E. Edmiston, Jr., PhD, CIC, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Surgical Microbiology Research Laboratory, has been recognized by the Wisconsin Division of Public Health’s Infection Prevention and Public Health Update for his research efforts to define an evidence-based approach for reducing the risk of surgical site infections.

Dr. Kiran Turaga presents Grand Rounds at UW Madison on peritoneal surface malignancies

July 08 - Kiran Turaga, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology), presented Cancer Center Grand Rounds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Carbone Cancer Center. His presentation was on peritoneal surface malignancies.

New Device Used to Treat Acid Reflux

June 10 - In a report on the increasing numbers of children with acid reflux, NBC-TV/Channel 4 notes that a new device called the LINX - a small, flexible band of titanium beads placed on the esophagus - is being offered at Froedtert as a form of treatment for acid reflux. 620 WTMJ

Dr. Brasel Discusses Automobile Crash-Related Aortic Tears as a Cause of Death

June 04 - Dr. Karen Brasel told the Philadelphia Inquirer that aortic tears are a common cause of death in automobile crashes. Philly News

Carl W. Eberbach Lecture scheduled for June 13

May 30 - John L. Cameron, MD, the Alfred Blalock Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will deliver the 54th annual Eberbach Lecture on Friday, June 13, in the Froedtert Hospital Helfaer Auditorium. His presentation, William Stewart Halsted, Our Surgical Heritage, will begin at 4 p.m.

Dr. Hong Discusses Value of Partial Liver Transplantation

April 28 - Dr. Johnny Hong provides background information on partial liver transplantation on a Fox-TV/Channel 6 report on a father who donated a portion of his liver to his infant son. Fox 6 Now

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