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The Department of Surgery’s 6th Annual Research Summit will be held Wednesday, January 21, at Union South. Invited speakers include Howard Bailey, MD, interim director of the UW Carbone Cancer Center, and Monica Bertagnolli, MD, chief of surgical oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. The program will also include presentations from eight faculty members and the top seven submitted abstract authors, along with the annual Research Update from Department of Surgery Chairman K. Craig Kent, MD. Research Summit was created as a way to increase awareness of the exciting and diverse research happening in our department and to encourage interaction among members of the department. Don’t miss this chance to learn from and mingle with 250 of your research-minded Department of Surgery colleagues. And yes, there will be ice cream! All are welcome.


The Department of Surgery is happy to announce the addition of Paul DiMusto, MD, to the Division of Vascular Surgery as Assistant Professor CHS, joining us on September 1, 2015. Dr. DiMusto completed medical school and his general surgery residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He took time out during his residency to concentrate on research and complete a Medical Innovation Fellowship in Aortic Disease at the University of Michigan Medical Innovation Center. Dr. DiMusto is currently completing a Vascular Surgery Fellowship with the University of Michigan Department of Surgery.

Dr. DiMusto has a strong background in research surrounding abdominal aortic aneurysms, focusing largely on gender differences in abdominal aortic aneurysm formation. He comes to us with nine peer-reviewed publications, five oral presentations, six poster presentations, and four book chapters. Please help me in welcoming Dr. DiMusto to the University of Wisconsin.


Drs. A. Neil Salyapongse, Samuel Poore, Ahmed Afifi and Michael Bentz, surgeons from the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, served as editors on the new book Extremity Replantation: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide from Springer publishers. This collection of articles from international experts in orthopedic, reconstructive, plastic and hand surgery covers all aspects of upper and lower extremity replantation, with emphasis on state-of-the-art techniques in surgical management and recovery. The book also addresses complications, medical management, nerve recovery and rehabilitation. Great job on this team effort!


Robert Redfield, MD, a current Transplant Fellow who will officially join our faculty in July 2015, was appointed to a three-year term on the Young Investigators Committee for the International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association (IPITA).


The Surgical Oncology Research and Awareness Fund received a $5,000 gift from a donor in recognition of the outstanding care her father, a pancreatic cancer survivor, received from our providers. Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System