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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

CTSI funds sleep apnea research project

Aug. 19 - Guilherme Garcia, PhD, assistant professor of otolaryngology and communication sciences and a member of the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center at MCW, received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study the role of pharyngeal tissue properties in obstructive sleep apnea. Wauwatosa Now

Better breathing for sleep apnea patients

Aug. 18 - A research scientist from the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the role of pharyngeal tissue properties in obstructive sleep apnea.

Dr. Woodson Discusses How Sleep Loss Impacts Cardiovascular System, Metabolism

Aug 2 - Dr. B. Tucker Woodson discusses how sleep deprivation can impact the cardiovascular system and metabolism in Health Matters with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Everyday Health

Parents should trust instincts about children’s illnesses

July 1 - Dr. Cecille Sulman and Dr. Lisa Zetley were interviewed by the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle about parents’ concerns about evaluating children’s symptoms, and making the decision to contact a physician or visit urgent care or an emergency room. The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

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

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