Farewell to Joseph Craver, MD
Throughout his three decades at Emory, Dr. Joe Craver's virtuoso whistling could be heard rising and receding as he walked the halls of Emory University Hospital, soundtracking his journey to and from operating rooms or patient visits, doing what he was born to do.
Resumption: EGPA's June 2022 trip to Guatemala
During the course of the medical student-led Emory Global Perioperative Alliance's recent surgical trip to Santa Lucia Utatlan, Guatemala, clinical and operative care was provided to 740 patients.
Elizabeth Benjamin relates the impact of shootings on NPR
Elizabeth R. Benjamin, MD, PhD, trauma medical director of Grady Memorial Hospital, was interviewed on NPR about the impact of gun violence on the trauma service at Grady and, by association, the country at large. She referred to the rising statistics involving gunshot wound victims as "a true public health crisis," and reflected on the often severe physical and psychological trauma that can affect survivors.
45 Department of Surgery faculty named to Atlanta magazine's 2022 Top Doctors
This year, 463 Emory doctors appeared in the list, which is more than any other health system in metro Atlanta. The annual listing included 45 faculty of the Emory Department of Surgery.
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital top ranked for minimally invasive heart valve replacement
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital has earned a distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American College of Cardiology for its patient care and outcomes in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The rating places the hospital among the elite for the procedure in the U.S. and Canada. Cardiothoracic surgeons Jeffrey Miller, MD, and Steven Macheers, MD, and interventional cardiologist George Hanzel, MD, lead the TAVR program at Emory Saint Joseph's.
Jessica Harding receives IDEG's Harry Keen Award
The International Diabetes Epidemiology Group (IDEG) has announced that Jessica Harding, PhD, will be the 2022 recipient of the Harry Keen Memorial Award, which recognizes young leaders in diabetes epidemiology. Dr. Harding will travel to IDEG’s 2022 meeting in Portugal, December 2-5, to accept the award and present an honorary lecture. Dr. Harding's rising status as an early-stage investigator contributed to her visibility for the award, and was exemplified by her recent receipt of the 2022 HSRC Pilot Grant to study gender disparities in access to transplant.
Luke Brewster and Olamide Alabi's efforts to combat diabetes featured in VA video
The video, produced by the VA Office of Research and Development, focuses on diabetes care in veterans and the work for a cure, and features Dr. Alabi's dedication to lessening rates of lower extremity amputation for veterans with diabetes, particularly veterans of color, and Dr. Brewster's work to develop novel therapeutic agents for regenerative therapies aimed at improving veterans' lives.
Kudos to featured Department of Surgery faculty members for 2022 Educator Appreciation Day
Faculty chosen for special recognition on Educator Appreciation Day 2022 included Department of Surgery members Olamide Alabi, Maggie Diller, Anuj Mahajan, Jonathan Meisel, Dominic Papandria, Dipan Patel, Jason Sciarretta, and Joshua Winer, who were acknowledged for their passion and skills to educate, encourage, and support scholars and learners across the School of Medicine.
Jerome Anyalebechi and David Swift receive Shock Society awards
The Shock Society awards received by general surgery residents Jerome Anyalebechi, MD, and David Swift, MD, recognized the quality of their abstracts and allowed them to attend and participate in the 45th Annual Conference on Shock in Toronto, Canada.
Kenneth Cardona named inaugural holder of Reynolds Professorship
Following Pat Reynold's 2005 passing from soft tissue sarcoma, her family established the Patricia R. Reynolds Endowment for Sarcoma Research at Winship Cancer Institute. In continued dedication to giving others access to world-class sarcoma expertise and research, the family has additionally created the Patricia R. Reynolds Professorship in Sarcoma at Winship, and Kenneth Cardona, MD, a highly regarded surgical oncologist in the sarcoma field, is the inaugural holder.
Keith Delman appointed Division Chief of Surgery at Grady and Chief of Surgery for Emory at Grady
Keith Delman, MD, has been serving in an interim capacity in these roles since 2020. His experience with the Grady clinical-academic landscape began when he was program director of the general surgery residency from 2011-2020, as he provided clinical care in the hospital's general surgery clinic and supervised residents during their Grady rotations — nearly half of Emory's general surgery residents rotate at the hospital each year.
Emory Transplant Center successfully renews NIAID/NIH T32 training grant in transplantation science
The Emory Transplant Center's proposal to fund the Advanced Research Training in Transplantation Science training program, led by Mandy Ford, PhD, received a perfect score and another five years of additional funding. The program supports general surgery residents on research sabbaticals in Emory transplant immunology and biology labs, as well as trainees from other medical specialties with an interest in transplantation science.
Brendan Lovasik to lead ACGME-funded Back to Bedside project
The ACGME has awarded Back to Bedside funding to administrative chief resident Brendan Lovasik, MD, to lead a project entitled “Meet Your Surgical Team (MYST): Building the Trainee-Patient Relationship Through Improved Recognition of the Resident.” The Back to Bedside initiative funds projects that aim to increase significant connections with patients, promote behaviors that advance physicians' and patients' mental outlooks, and include direct patient interaction and outcome measures.
Jessica Liu McMullin will present at IAES Congress
Her 2022 Travel Award from the International Association of Endocrine Surgeon (IAES) will allow Jessica Liu McMullin, MD, MS, to attend the IAES Congress at International Surgical Week (ISW) in Vienna, August 15-18, 2022, and present her abstract "Environmental Chemicals and Their Association with Hyperparathyroidism." She was a PGY-5 general surgery resident when selected for the award, and is now an endocrine surgery fellow at UAB.
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