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    Two faculty honored by state chapter of the ACP

    Julie Mitchell, MD, MS, was named Distinguished Internist of the Year by The Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP), and Kim Stoner, MD, MS, received the chapter’s Young Internist of the Year Award.

    Dr. Mitchell is Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) and Associate Chief of the Division. The award recognized her exceptional effort and contribution to the science and art of internal medicine.

    Dr. Mitchell is an internal medicine specialist seeing primary care patients at the Internal Medicine Clinic in the Froedtert Specialty Clinics Building. Her administrative work focuses on the educational missions of the division and the clinical programs at Froedtert.

    Dr. Stoner is Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) and Psychiatry. The award recognized her excellence in the practice of medicine and her ability to lead by example while being in the early part of her career.

    Dr. Stoner directs Clinical Examination and Reasoning, the required second-year course on physical diagnosis, and has contributed to curricular innovation at the College in both the traditional and new curriculums. She practices both consultative medicine and consultative psychiatry at Froedtert Hospital.

    Dr. Kurt Pfeifer receives Regional SGIM Clinician Educator Award

    Kurt Pfeifer, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), received the Clinician Educator Award at the annual meeting of the Midwest Regional Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM). SGIM is the principal professional society for academic general internists.

    The Midwest Region recognized Dr. Pfeifer for his outstanding scholarly contributions to education in the clinical setting. Dr. Pfeifer has received numerous teaching awards from the Department of Medicine and the College during his eight-year MCW tenure. He is the Associate Program Director of the Medicine Residency Program and practices medical co-management of surgical patients at Froedtert and completes perioperative evaluations at the Pre-Admissions Testing clinic.


    The Wisconsin Board Review Course in Geriatric Medicine

    The Wisconsin Board Review Course in Geriatric Medicine, an in-depth review of the field of Geriatric Medicine will be held September 28-October 1, 2011 at the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa. The course seeks to assist physicians who will be sitting for the May 2013 Certificate of Added Qualification (and Re-certification) Examination in Geriatric Medicine. It will also serve to assist clinicians who wish to provide better care to their geriatric patients. Faculty from the two medical schools in Wisconsin have joined forces to provide course participants with the depth and exposure that is necessary to prepare for an examination such as this. Faculty have been chosen for their full-time interest and commitment to geriatric medicine. Course participants will be exposed to principles of aging such as demography, and the clinical approach to the geriatric patient; and major syndromes such as dementia, incontinence, falls and metabolic bone disease. Special emphasis is placed on geropsychiatry, social/reimbursement issues and systems of geriatric care including long-term care and geriatric assessment. Organ specific diseases that have special import for the geriatric patient will also be reviewed. Finally, a special session focusing on the principles of multiple choice examination tests and strategies to efficiently complete these examinations will be given. Complete information can be found on the website:


    Faculty/Division Accolades

    • Dr. Kathryn Denson, Associate Professor, has been selected to receive an Outstanding Faculty Service Award. This award is given to those who have gone above and beyond in their service to a faculty committee. The award was given in recognition of Dr. Denson’s service to the Continuing Medical Education Committee.
    • Congratulations to Dr. Edmund Duthie and the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology for their recognition by U.S. News and World Report.
    • Parameswaran Hari, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology), wrote an opinion editorial for The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the need for the Wisconsin State Legislature to pass the Oral Chemotherapy Access Bill so oral ant-cancer medications are covered by insurance plans in Wisconsin.  The full opinion editorial can be read on JSOnline.


    DOM Brewer Game a HUGE Success!

    The Department of Medicine hosted a tailgate and Brewer’s game on Thursday, September 8th.  Over 200 attendees enjoyed a menu of traditional baseball fare, including hot dogs, hamburgers and potato salad. 

    The game itself was a sellout, however, the Brewer’s ended up on the losing side, falling to the National League leading Philadelphia Phillies 7-2.  After a home run in the 5th inning by Yuniesky Betancourt, the Phillies came back with six runs in the 6th inning and never looked back.  Despite the loss, a great time was had by all and the Brewer’s clinched the NL Central on September 23rd.

    A big thank you to Nicole Panico for organizing this successful event!