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Dr. Jacquelynn Arbuckle has been invited by this year’s graduating medical students as the faculty member they would like to be involved in their graduation recognition ceremony. This ceremony includes the official hooding of the graduates, which is traditionally performed by two faculty members: one recognized by students for his or her role in basic science teaching, and one recognized for his or her role in clinical teaching. Dr. Erik Ranheim of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine was chosen to represent basic science, while Dr. Arbuckle was chosen to represent clinical teaching. The recognition ceremony takes place at 10 am on May 12 in Union South’s Varsity Hall. Congratulations to Dr. Arbuckle for this well-deserved honor.

Education

The Voice and Swallow program in the Division of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, led by Susan Thibeault, PhD, CCC-SLP, reports impressive growth in its clinical fellowship applications, with 78 applications submitted for 2017-18. This is more than triple the number of applications submitted when the program began in 2013. Well done, Voice and Swallow team!

International Service

Dr. Jon Matsumura has been elected to represent the Society of Vascular Surgeons (SVS) on the International Accreditation Commission (IAC) Carotid Stenting Board of Directors. The IAC provides accreditation programs in a variety of cardiovascular therapeutic and imaging procedures to more than 14,000 sites in the U.S. and Canada. Congratulations to Dr. Matsumura for this prestigious honor.

Uplifting

ABC Nightly News with David Muir aired a story last week about kidney recipient Lyla Carreyn and her living donor, Beth Battista. Lyla was diagnosed with kidney failure at age four due to the rare autoimmune disorder microscopic polyangiitis. A nationwide search failed to find a suitable donor, however, Battista, Lyla’s teacher, was found to be a match, and donated one of her kidneys. On February 22nd, Dr. Robert Redfield removed one of Battista’s kidneys, and Dr. Luis Fernandez transplanted it to Lyla. Both are recovering well. Thanks to the excellent work of Drs. Redfield, Fernandez, and the transplant team, this story may inspire countless others to become living kidney donors. Congratulations, all.

Patient Comments from Hospital Survey

Jennifer Wilson, PA-C (General)
“Jennifer went out of the way and took time to explain everything to us!”

Nilto De Oliveira, MD (Cardiothoracic)
“Everyone was friendly and caring. I had questions and everything was answered. I left the office feeling much better with less concern.”

Heather Neuman, MD, MS, FACS (General)
“I had a late afternoon appointment with Dr. Neuman and was still seen on time. I had a few concerns, and rather than dismissing them Dr. Neuman requested additional tests despite the late hour. She chose to send me home with answers rather than asking me to return another day. I appreciated that very much. I am very pleased with Dr. Neuman, her staff, and the nurses at the UW Breast Clinic”

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