Feb. 25 - James Conway, MS, Adjunct Professor in the Harvard School of Public Health and Senior Consultant at Safe and Reliable Healthcare in Evergreen, CO, will deliver the 42nd annual Ellison Lecture on Wednesday, March 4, in the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center, conference room M. His presentation, Profound Learning: If Not Me, Who – If Not Now, When?, will begin at 7 a.m.
Feb. 24 - The Milwaukee Business Journal reports that Dr. James Tweddell has been named Executive Co-Director of the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. A national search will be conducted to find Dr. Tweddell’s successor at MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Feb. 17 - Dr. Marlene Melzer-Lange (Pediatrics – Emergency Medicine) was elected President of the Medical Society of Milwaukee County’s Board of Directors. Biz Times
Feb. 13 - Robert E. Condon, MD, MS, the longest serving Chairman of the MCW Department of Surgery and the 1993 recipient of the MCW Distinguished Service Award, died unexpectedly Feb. 10 at his home in Seattle from complications of a thoracic aneurysm.
Feb. 12 - In honor of Black History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted online during the month of February. The vignettes highlight a number of our African-American and Black faculty, staff and students, their experiences at MCW and the contributions they have made.
Feb. 10 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 reports on a patient who benefitted from Dr. Kiran Turaga’s use of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion (HIPEC), a heated form of chemotherapy used to bathe cancerous organs and tissues. Fox 6 Now
Feb. 10 - Fox-TV/Channel 6 reports on Dr. T. Clark Gamblin’s use of new 3-D imaging technology in liver cancer surgery. Dr. Gamblin notes that by using the Pathfinder technology, surgeons are able to see where the tumor is, anticipate where cuts will be made, and identify structures that may be encountered. Fox 6 Now
Feb. 5 - Surgical oncologists at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin are using a new surgical device called “Pathfinder” to assist in complex surgeries. Pathfinder allows surgeons to create a 3D image of organs in advance of the procedure. T. Clark Gamblin, MD, MS, the Stuart D. Wilson Professor of Surgery and chief of surgical oncology, used Pathfinder in the treatment plan of a local man with liver cancer. WITI TV
Feb. 3 - Drs. Amy Wagner and Erika Peterson, Co-Directors of the Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin, discuss the program in a Milwaukee Magazine feature article. The Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin addresses problematic pregnancies involving birth defects or medical conditions. Milwaukee Magazine
Jan. 28 - Dr. Jon Gould discusses the benefits of a procedure offered at Froedtert & MCW to relieve GERD by implanting a ring of titanium magnetic beads in the esophagus. The procedure is offered as an option for GERD patients who are not receiving significant relief from medications. Today
Dec. 19 - Milwaukee BizTimes provides a photo tour of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s new Delafield Clinic, which opened on December 1. Biz Times
Dec. 8 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article details research by John Baker, PhD on the long-term risks of heart disease faced by astronauts due to radiation exposure. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Dec. 8 - USA Today quotes Dr. Kiran Turaga regarding the treatment of a patient with a 19-pound abdominal tumor. Dr. Turaga reports that the patient had a rare form of Liposarcoma. USA Today and The Northwestern
Dec. 8 - In a front-page article, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on new 3-D technology in place at Froedtert & MCW for use in liver cancer surgery. Dr. T. Clark Gamblin (Surgery – Surgical Oncology) discusses the benefits of the new technology. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Dec. 5 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel followed a patient through a complex liver tumor removal procedure in which surgeons used Pathfinder software to help identify the tumor’s borders. T. Clark Gamblin, MD, the Stuart D. Wilson Professor of Surgery and chief of surgical oncology at MCW, led the surgical team. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Dec. 5 - NASA has awarded John Baker, PhD, professor of cardiothoracic surgery and biochemistry at MCW, a five-year, $1.8 million grant to research the impact of cosmic radiation on astronauts’ cardiovascular health. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Dec. 5 - USA Today covered the story of an Oshkosh man who had a 19 pound cancerous tumor removed at Froedtert Hospital. Kiran Turaga, MD, MPH, assistant professor of surgical oncology, performed the procedure. USA Today
Nov. 25 - Terri deRoon Cassini, PhD, (Surgery –Trauma & Critical Care) and Cecilia Hillard, PhD, (Director, Neuroscience Research Center; Pharmacology & Toxicology) received a two-year, $350,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to investigate the biological mechanisms. Wauwatosa Now
Nov. 25 - Milwaukee BizTimes named Dr. Michael E. Mitchell as a 2014 Health Care Hero in the category of Advancements in Health Care. Biz Times
Nov. 19 - Dr. Raj Rao received the 2014 David Selby Award of the North American Spine Society. The award was presented at the society’s annual meeting in San Francisco.
Nov. 17 - NASA awarded a $1.8 million grant to John Baker, PhD to determine the risk of developing degenerative heart disease from exposure to space radiation. Milwaukee Business Journal and Fox 6 Now
Nov. 11 - In a commentary published in JAMA Surgery, Dr. Kiran Turaga discusses the unsettling implications of an adjoining study by MD Anderson Cancer Center researchers that found that the incidence of colon and rectal cancers are rising among men and women between 20-35 years of age. Dr. Turaga’s comments are included in more than 125 news stories worldwide. Daily Mail,Cleveland and Forbes
Nov. 11 - In a feature story on Fox-TV/Channel 6, Dr. Clark Gamblin discusses the successful treatment of a patient’s rare liver cancer. Dr. Gamblin believes that that treatment approach used may be the first in the U.S. Fox 6 Now
Nov. 11 - John Baker, PhD received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from NASA to determine the risk of developing degenerative heart disease from exposure to space radiation. Wauwatosa Now
Nov. 7 - Researchers at MCW and CHW were involved in a study that suggests an opportunity to reduce chemotherapy in up to 65% of patients with hepatoblastoma. Newswise
Nov. 6 - A study published in JAMA Surgery reports the rate of colorectal cancer in young adults is rising. Kiran Turaga, MD, MPH published a commentary that accompanied the study in which he suggests the findings should stimulate opportunities to develop better risk-prediction tools. Reuters Health
Nov. 5 - Honoring Choices Wisconsin, an initiative of the Wisconsin Medical Society, was recognized with a Community Service Award during the Wisconsin Cancer Council’s (WCC) Annual Meeting Thursday, Oct. 23, in Madison. Lauren Kosinski, MD, (surgery) is the chair-elect of the WCC. Wisconsin Health News
Nov. 3 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from NASA to determine the risk of developing degenerative heart disease from exposure to space radiation.
Oct. 14 - Sarah Misustin, inpatient Physician Assistant on the Breast, Pancreas and Endocrine Service in the Division of Surgical Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital, was named PA of the Year by the Wisconsin Academy Physician Assistants at its annual awards banquet in Stevens Point.
Oct. 3 - US Airways Magazine featured the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center in its new magazine. US Airways Magazine
Aug. 26 - The Department of Surgery is hosting the Froedtert/Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Melodie Wilson Oldenburg Breast Cancer Symposium on Friday, October 3 in the MCW Alumni Center.
Sept. 24 - The Department of Surgery is hosting the first Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Foregut Symposium on Saturday, October 11 in Conference M, located on the third floor of the Froedtert & MCW Clinical Cancer Center (8800 W. Doyne Avenue).
Sept. 16 - Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin are hosting a reception on Tuesday, September 30 to promote awareness about mesothelioma.
Sept. 17 - The MCW Department of Surgery is hosting the fifth annual Fall Research Seminar on Friday, September 26 in the Helfaer Auditorium, located on level one of Froedtert West.
Sept. 08 - A local man who defied the odds and beat colon cancer got to fulfill a lifelong dream and stand on the field at Miller Park before Saturday’s game. His care team, including surgical oncologist Dr. Kiran Turaga, joined him for the game. Fox 6
Sept. 04 - The Wall Street Journal featured a story about a new program that classifies pediatric surgical centers based on the level of care provided. Keith Oldham, MD, Marie Z. Uihlein Professor and chief of pediatric surgery at MCW, was instrumental in creating the program and was featured in the story.
Wall Street Journal
Aug. 18 - Dr. Sarah Beth White was awarded a two-year, $150,000 Research Scholar Grant by the Radiological Society of North America Research and Education Foundation to study metastatic colorectal cancer. Wauwatosa Now
Aug. 04 - In a study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Charles Edmiston, Jr., PhD found that text messages are an effective way to remind patients to follow shower directions before coming to the hospital for surgery. Outpatient Surgery Magazine
July 29 - In an ABC-TV/Channel 12 report, Frank Pintar, PhD discusses research in MCW’s Vehicle Crashworthiness Lab at the Zablocki VA Medical Center on angled front/side impact crashes. The report notes that MCW research has contributed to the development of side, curtain, and knee airbags in automobiles. Dr. David Milia discusses the types of injuries created by angled crashes that are treated at the Children’s and Froedtert Trauma Centers. WISN
July 09 - Charles E. Edmiston, Jr., PhD, CIC, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Surgical Microbiology Research Laboratory, has been recognized by the Wisconsin Division of Public Health’s Infection Prevention and Public Health Update for his research efforts to define an evidence-based approach for reducing the risk of surgical site infections.
July 08 - Kiran Turaga, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology), presented Cancer Center Grand Rounds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Carbone Cancer Center. His presentation was on peritoneal surface malignancies.
June 10 - In a report on the increasing numbers of children with acid reflux, NBC-TV/Channel 4 notes that a new device called the LINX - a small, flexible band of titanium beads placed on the esophagus - is being offered at Froedtert as a form of treatment for acid reflux. 620 WTMJ
June 04 - Dr. Karen Brasel told the Philadelphia Inquirer that aortic tears are a common cause of death in automobile crashes. Philly News
May 30 - John L. Cameron, MD, the Alfred Blalock Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will deliver the 54th annual Eberbach Lecture on Friday, June 13, in the Froedtert Hospital Helfaer Auditorium. His presentation, William Stewart Halsted, Our Surgical Heritage, will begin at 4 p.m.
May 05 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on surgery performed by Dr. Jon Gould (Surgery – General) to correct GERD by placing a small ring of titanium magnetic beads at the place where her esophagus and stomach meet. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 28 - Dr. John Weigelt who also is a veterinarian, is working with the Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals to conduct needed surgery on an abused dog that has second and third degree burns. Fox 6 Now
April 28 - Dr. Johnny Hong provides background information on partial liver transplantation on a Fox-TV/Channel 6 report on a father who donated a portion of his liver to his infant son. Fox 6 Now
April 23 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Department of Surgery is hosting the fourth annual Vascular Access Symposium on Thursday, May 15, in the MCW Alumni Center. The event targets medical professionals who work with end-stage renal disease patients to improve aspects of care related to patients’ dialysis access.
April 08 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery is hosting the Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction and Inguinal Hernia Symposium on Friday, April 25, in Health Research Center room H1210. The event targets general surgeons, plastic surgeons and allied health professionals involved in the care of patients who require abdominal wall reconstruction.
Apr 3 - March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Fox 6 News & Living Lake Country
Apr 3 - Dr. Sean Tutton reported at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s annual meeting that a new type of vertebral augmentation proved successful in a clinical trial in relieving pain for patients with spinal fractures caused by osteoporosis or weakened bones. The Seattle Times, Science Codex, & dailyRX
Mar. 31 - The second annual Laughing for a Cure will be held Friday, April 25, at 6 p.m. at Milwaukee’s Comedy Café, 615 E. Brady Street. Proceeds from the event, which will include three live comics, will go to the Sebastian Raclaw Abdominal Cancer Research Fund at the Medical College of Wisconsin, which supports innovative abdominal cancer research.
Mar 28 - Fox 6 profiled a local women who battled colon cancer five years ago, and is now an advocate for colorectal cancer awareness. Fox 6 News
Mar 26 - BizTimes published an in-depth feature on the Solid Organ Transplantation Joint Program under the leadership of Dr. Johnny Hong. BizTimes
Mar 25 - The Oconomowoc Focus profiled a local man who was treated for colon cancer at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Oconomowoc Focus
Mar 18 - Officials with the proposed Harmony Initiative said they are planning to save the Laacke & Joys buildings near downtown Milwaukee if they buy the property for their new arts and health care project. Milwaukee Business Journal
Mar 18 - Dr. Raj Rao has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Becker's Spine Review
Mar 11 - Dr. Robert Love contributes to an NBC-TV/Channel 4 report on a Milwaukee man’s commitment to lifestyle changes so that he could become one of the nation’s first patients to be approved for a new model of a ventricular assist device. 620 WTMJ-AM
Mar 11 - Dr. Keith Oldham was Chairman of the American College of Surgeons’ Task Force for Children’s Surgical Care, which developed new comprehensive guidelines that define the resources the nation’s surgical facilities need to perform operations effectively and safely in infants and children. Journal of the American College of Surgeons
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