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2014 Eberbach Awards

The 2014 Eberbach Banquet was held on June 14 to honor our graduating chief residents and fellows and to recognize our outstanding faculty and resident educators. 

Andrew Kastenmeier, MDFor the second consecutive year, Andrew Kastenmeier, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Division of General Surgery, received the Golden Cane Award in recognition of his contributions to the education of our MCW medical students.  The Golden Cane Award is presented annually to an outstanding faculty teacher, as selected by the medical students.

Dr. Kastenmeier joined the MCW faculty in 2011.  He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and also attended medical school at UW.  While in medical school, he studied outcomes research under the direction of Dr. Sharon Weber in the section of Surgical Oncology.  Dr. Kastenmeier completed his surgical training at the University of Utah, including one year in the laboratory of Dr. David Bull where he studied myocardial ischemia and the application of gene therapy to the treatment of ischemic heart disease.  Following his chief resident year in Utah, he entered the very well-known Minimally Invasive Surgery and Foregut Fellowship at Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon under the direction of Dr. Lee Swanstrom. 


Congratulations to all of our award winners and thank you to all faculty and residents for a successful and rewarding academic year.

Golden Cane Award – Outstanding Faculty Teacher – selected by the MCW Medical Students
Andrew Kastenmeier, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of General Surgery

Aprahamian Faculty Teaching Award – selected by the Surgical Residents
Jasmeet Paul, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Trauma/Critical Care

Richard Steliga, M.D.
Wheaton St. Joseph Hospital

Professionalism Award – selected by the Surgical Residents
Steven Kappes, M.D.

Columbia-St. Mary’s Hospital

Barney Becker Award – Outstanding Resident Teacher of the Year – selected by the graduating MCW Medical Students
Ryan Groeschl, M.D.

PGY IV General Surgery Resident

Robert E. Condon Golden Scalpel Award - Outstanding Surgical Skill – selected by the Surgical Faculty
Thomas Wade, M.D.

PGY V Administrative Chief Resident

John Just Award in Thoracic Surgery – selected by the Surgical Faculty
William Ragalie, M.D.

PGY II General Surgery Resident

Iron Dog Award – Junior Resident of the Year – selected by the Chief Surgical Residents
Nathan Kugler, M.D.

PGY II General Surgery Resident

Physician Extender Award – selected by the Chief Surgical Residents
Kimberly Spitz, N.P.

Division of Colorectal Surgery

ABSITE High Achiever Award – Junior Resident
Maheer Abadeer, M.D.

PGY I General Surgery Resident

ABSITE High Achiever Award – Senior Resident
Hani Hasan, M.D.

PGY III General Surgery Resident

Condon-Donegan Research Award – Outstanding Research in the Basic Sciences
Kevin Sokolowski, M.D.

Research Trainee, Division of Surgical Oncology

Condon-Donegan Research Award – Outstanding Research in the Clinical Sciences
John Miura, M.D.

Research Resident, Division of Surgical Oncology

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