Surgery

Surgery

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Selected Articles:

2012 Eberbach Award Winners

The Eberbach Banquet is held every year to honor our graduating residents and recognize outstanding faculty and resident educators.

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A Disease-specific Pilot Program for Outpatient EPIC Referrals

The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery has initiated a pilot program for disease-specific, outpatient EPIC referrals for those programs previously placed via either the "General Surgery" and/or the "Clinical Cancer Center" referrals.

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A Review of Syndromes and Genetics Associated with Hirschsprung Disease

Hirschsprung disease (HD), characterized by the absence of enteric ganglia along a variable length of intestine, is the main genetic cause of functional intestinal obstruction.

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Achievements

Dr. Keith Oldham elected President of the American Pediatric Surgical Association. Drs. Groeschl and Jeziorczak recognized for outstanding research.

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Appropriate Antibiotic Prescribing...

Appropriate Antibiotic Prescribing for Patients with Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. The prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has increased since the first clinical isolate was described in 1961.

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Building A Partnership

The Medical College of Wisconsin's Department of Surgery is grateful to individuals, businesses, and community organizations sponsoring fundraising events that benefit innovative medical research.

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Fetal Surgery: Science Fiction Becomes Reality

Advances in ultrasound technology have increased the ability to diagnose fetal anomalies. The presence of an anomaly that poses a life-threatening, imminent risk to the fetus was the original indication for fetal intervention.

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From the Chairman

The featured photographs on the cover of this issue of Leading the Way highlight the importance of medical student education to all of us in the Department of Surgery.

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In Memoriam: Dr. William J. Schulte and Dr. Paul S. Fox by Dr. Stuart Wilson

William J. (Bill) Schulte, MD - November 6, 1928-June 19, 2012 and Paul S. Fox, MD - May 12, 1942-June 29, 2012.

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List of Faculty by Specialty

A list of faculty by specialty for the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Mark Your Calendars

Mark your calendars for upcoming events in the Department of Surgery.

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Role of Psychology in Surgery

It is well established that psychosocial variables impact patient health outcomes (Kiecolt-Glaser, 2002). For example, higher levels of pre-surgical anxiety and depression are associated with higher post-surgical pain (Trief, 2006; Block 1996), while increased levels of social support are associated with shorter hospital stays and greater compliance (Kulik & Mahler, 1993).

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The Department of Surgery Welcomes Chief Residents 2012-2013

The Department of Surgery Welcomes Chief Residents 2012-2013: Drs. Amanda Amin, Kelly Collins, Ashley Kappes Cayo, Jennifer Roberts, and James Rydlewicz.

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The Department of Surgery Welcomes New Faculty

Johnny C. Hong, MD was recently appointed Director of Solid Organ Transplantation and assumed his duties on October 1. The Division of Surgical Oncology and the Department of Surgery are pleased to announce the recruitment of Miraj Shah-Khan, MD.

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Ventricular Assist Devices for Advanced Heart Failure

A ventricular assist device (VAD) is a blood pump that assumes the function of a failing cardiac ventricle, either right, left, or both. Today, numerous VADs are available to fulfill various needs in a complex patient population.

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