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Selected Articles:

2011 Eberbach Banquet Award Winners

The Eberbach Banquet represents an opportunity to honor our graduating residents and acknowledge our 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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Does Age Play a Role in Trauma Admission?

As America ages, the overall utilization of health resources continues to rise. This will likely affect trauma centers, an area of the health-care system that typically has a young patient population.

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Dr. Kastenmeier Joins Department of Surgery Faculty

On behalf of Dr. Jon Gould, Division Chief of General Surgery, and the Department of Surgery faculty, we are pleased to announce the successful recruitment of Andrew S. Kastenmeier, MD. Dr. Kastenmeier joined the Division of General Surgery on September 1.

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Fetal Surgery: Maternal-Fetal Intervention

The practice of pediatric general and thoracic surgery predominantly focuses on the care of surgical conditions encountered from birth through the teenage years. However, a multitude of advances have allowed practitioners to diagnose and treat some conditions prior to birth.

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From the Chairman

Douglas B. Evans, MD Donald C. Ausman Family Foundation Professor of Surgery Chairman, Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin

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In Memory of Robert K. Ausman, MD

It is with extreme sadness that we report the death of Robert K. Ausman, MD, who was a close friend and long-time faculty member of the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Mark Your Calendars

Mark Your Calendars for Department of Surgery Events

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Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)

In 1901, the German surgeon Gerog Kelling inserted a cystoscope through the abdominal wall and into the peritoneal cavity to visualize the organs within. More than 80 years later, the French surgeons Phillipe Mouret, Francois Dubois, and Jacques Perissat began presenting their experiences with the laparoscopic cholecystectomy and initiated the laparoscopic era of surgery.

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Personalized Medicine for Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is the fourth leading cause of adult cancer mortality and its incidence is on the rise.

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Second Recipient Honored with the Surgery Schmitz Scholarship

Betsy Appel, MD is the second recipient of the Maryann Zwaska Schmitz Endowed Scholarship. This endowment scholarship was established to recognize in-state students who have demonstrated merit and proficiency in surgery.

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Sharon K. Wadina Chair in Sarcoma Research

Sharon K. Wadina is donating $1 million to The Medical College of Wisconsin for research in the Division of Surgical Oncology that advances the understanding and treatment of sarcoma tumors, one of the rarest forms of cancer.

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Surgery Chief Residents 2011-2012

Department of Surgery Welcomes Chief Residents 2011-2012

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Surgery List of Faculty by Specialty

Department of Surgery List of Faculty by Specialty

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Venous Thromboembolic Disease (VTE)

The management of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) has undergone dramatic change in the last 10 years.

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What is MSLT-II and how will it help patients with melanoma?

Melanoma is a common malignancy and has been rising in incidence annually since 1975. With a median age at presentation of 60 years, more than 68,000 cases are diagnosed annually.

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