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On June 8, UW Health recognized its most skilled and dedicated physicians with the annual Physician Excellence Awards. Honorees are nominated by their colleagues and demonstrate exceptional performance in clinical practice, education, or leadership, and a commitment to the organization’s mission, vision, and values. Four Department of Surgery faculty members received awards:

Ten nominees were also honored, including Satoru Osaki, MD, PhD, cardiothoracic surgery. Please help me congratulate these surgeons and thank them for their commitment to patient care.

Research

A large group of transplantation researchers and clinicians from the University of Wisconsin are attending the American Transplant Congress in Boston, Massachusetts, June 11-15. The Department of Surgery is well-represented in this group of cross-campus organ transplantation specialists. Faculty, researchers and fellows from the UW will present 12 podium presentations and 20 posters, and serve as moderators for 10 seminars. Dixon Kaufman, MD, PhD, chief of the Division of Transplantation, is the current Secretary of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and will be involved in the group’s annual business meeting. Thank you to everyone involved for helping the University of Wisconsin maintain its prominence as one of the leading organ transplantation organizations in the country, for 50 years and counting!

Philanthropy

The 3rd Annual Blake Geoffrion Hockey Classic will take place Saturday, June 18 at 5:00 pm at LaBahn Arena on the ‪UW-Madison campus. Join former Badger Men’s Hockey great and Hobey Baker Award winner Blake Geoffrion for an exhibition game featuring Badger Men’s Hockey professional players. There will be a silent auction, chuck-a-puck, and an option for player meet and greet. All proceeds benefit the UW Health Burn Center. Please join us! Tickets are available online.

Patient Comments from Hospital Survey

Diane Heatley, MD (Otolaryngology)
Dr. Heatley is an amazing doctor with wonderful bedside manner. We appreciate her care and concern. For as educated and intelligent as Dr. Heatley is, she was extraordinarily personable and spoke to us in a way that we understood.

Jennifer Steiman, MD (General Surgery)
I don’t know what else Dr. Steiman might have done to improve my visit because she went way beyond my expectations for care. When we first met for a consultation I was very impressed with her ability to provide information and clear explanations. I believe she is a highly skilled surgeon. She is extremely reliable about making follow-up contact if she said she would do that. I have never had this level of access to a doctor. I am extremely thankful to be her patient. Jennifer Steiman is obviously an extremely compassionate, skilled and dedicated professional.

Luann Shay, PA-C (Plastics)
I was treated with the utmost care and respect by everyone I came in contact with. I would highly recommend Luann and her co-workers to everyone!

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