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At the Top

K. Craig Kent, MD, was elected as a member of the Executive Committee of the American Board of Surgery (ABOS) through 2019. The nomination process for these at-large positions is rigorous. All ABOS board members vote for their top two candidates from the entire board membership. The top two finalists are identified and a second round of voting occurs. Dr. Kent came out on top and recently attended a special retreat to discuss proposed changes in general surgery residencies — reducing the length of the core residency, adding required fellowships, and early board eligibility following the four-year residency. We are pleased to have Dr. Kent’s thoughtful and fair leadership regarding this and other important issues for surgeons.

Clinical Kudos

Newsweek magazine recently named 15 physicians associated with the UW Carbone Cancer Center to its Top Cancer Doctors 2015 list. The list was compiled through peer nomination and in conjunction with Castle Connolly Medical LTD. We are excited to have three surgeons from our department included on the list:

Eugene Foley, MD – colon and rectal cancer
Gregory Hartig, MD – head and neck cancers
Sharon Weber, MD – biliary and gastrointestinal cancer

The list was published in Newsweek’s recent Cancer 2015 issue.


Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH, is the recipient of an ICTR PCOR Program Supplement in the amount of $25,000 for her proposal “Forming and Sustaining Multi-Stakeholder Panels.” Dr. Greenberg and other WiSOR investigators and staff will develop a seminar series to educate other UW researchers on effective engagement of stakeholders in patient centered outcomes research. Materials will also be shared with other CTSAs across the country. Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System