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Department News


Physicians from the department receive recognition by Froedtert Leadership for top patient satisfaction scores

Several physicians from the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences were identified by Froedtert Leadership in 2013 as “Yearly Top Physicians for Patient Satisfaction.” Recipients of this recognition are selected from the entire adult clinical practice. Congratulations to:

Bruce Campbell, MD was a recipient for Top Physicians for Inpatient Satisfaction;

Steve Harvey, MD, Charles Harkins, MD, Ma’Lou Sabino, DDS, Jonathan Bock, MD, Steve Sewall, DDS and David Poetker, MD were recipients for Top Physicians for Specialty Clinic Patient Satisfaction;

David Friedland, MD, PhD was a recipient for Top Physicians for Day Surgery Patient Satisfaction and

Becky Massey, MD and Bruce Campbell, MD were recipients for Top Physicians for Oncology Patient Satisfaction.


Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and MCW open new specialty clinic in Fox Point

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin opened a new pediatric specialty clinic in Fox Point on November 12. Valerie Flanary, MD and Tim Martin, MD are seeing patients at the clinic, located at 7950 North Port Washington Road.

Welcome Dr. Sachin S. Pawar

The department is pleased to welcome back Sachin S. Pawar, MD as a faculty member in the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. A Wisconsin native, Sachin completed his undergraduate studies in information systems analysis and design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was self-employed as a technical consultant for four years before changing careers. Sachin was an MCW medical student and extraordinary resident in our training program.

Dr. Pawar is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is board eligible for certification by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, following recent completion of fellowship training at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

Dr. Pawar provides a wide range of specialized care for the adult and pediatric patient, including congenital pediatric disorders, on an individual basis and in a confidential environment.


"Shock Away Your Sleep Apnea"

Dr. B. Tucker Woodson was recently featured in a Medical Daily article titled, “Shock Away Your Sleep Apnea: Tiny Electric Pulses to the Tongue Prevent Blocked Airways” for his 2012 study done at MCW on treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea via electric shock. The article discusses how the surgically implanted nerve stimulator helps “shock” the airway open. Full Article

Dr. John Rhee Appointed to ACGME Residency Review Committee for Otolaryngology

Department Chairman, John S. Rhee, MD, MPH, has been appointed to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee for Otolaryngology.

Residents Presented at the Annual WI Society of Otolaryngology Meeting

MCW otolaryngology residents Drs. Brent Nichols, Corbin Sullivan, Timothy Stoddard and Jad Jabbour presented at the Wisconsin Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting held October 19-20 in Spring Green, WI. The residents are pictured below with keynote speaker, Dr. Rodney Lusk (center).

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Otolaryngology News

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.

Mentorship fund honors ENT, wife

With donations from otolaryngology faculty and alumni, the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences has created the Dr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Kidder Endowed Mentorship Fund to honor the Kidders.

Senior Dinner highlights

The Senior Awards Dinner for the Medical School Class of 2011 was held May 19, 2011, at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee. The night was an opportunity to celebrate four years of accomplishment with friends and family.

Seniors celebrate Match Day

Graduating medical students were matched to their residency positions via the National Residency Matching Program on March 16. Of the 202 fourth-year medical students at the Medical College, 196 students obtained first-year residency positions on Match Day.

Dean embraces role at alma mater

Dr. Joseph E. Kerschner recently became the third alumnus of the medical school to be named its Dean and the first in history with a Medical College of Wisconsin diploma. In a new interview, he discusses his path to this leadership role, his ideas and motivations, and his thoughts on alumni engagement.

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