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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

Dr. Kerschner Comments on Study on Bacterial Resistance to Common Ear Infection Drugs

July 22 - Dr. Joseph Kerschner provides expert comment to Inside Science on a USC study that found that common ear infection drugs trigger bacteria to build defenses. Dr. Kerschner noted that most ear infections, including bacterial infections, get better based on the body’s immune system. Inside Science

Inaugural Best Evidence ENT conference planned for Aug. 2-5 at The American Club

July 21 - The Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences is presenting the inaugural Best Evidence ENT conference Aug. 2-5 at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin.

FDA Awards Approval to Sleep Apnea Device Tested at Froedtert

May 20 - CBS-TV News reports that the Food and Drug Administration approved the Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation, a neurostimulator device similar to a pacemaker to treat sleep apnea. CBS News

Tinnitus Awareness Week is May 19-25

May 19 - May 19-25 is Tinnitus Awareness Week. Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ears or head, and it affects up to 50 million Americans.

Why one man’s story should be motivation for prostate screening

May 12 - Fox 6 News profiled a local man whose prostate exam revealed cancer, and who received treatment at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Monday, May 12 is the annual free prostate screening at Miller Park. WITI-TV

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