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The Department of Surgery is extremely proud that Dean Golden is recognizing two of its faculty members for their work with medical students at this year’s Medical Education Day. Becky Sippel, MD, endocrine surgeon, will receive the 2016 UWSMPH Dean’s Award for Excellence in Medical Student Research Mentorship. This award recognizes one SMPH faculty member who devotes exemplary effort to encouraging and developing medical student researchers. Michael Bentz, MD, plastic surgeon, will receive one of four 2016 Dean’s Teaching Awards. These peer-selected awards were established to honor outstanding contributions in student education in medical school programs. Dean Golden will present Dr. Sippel and Dr. Bentz with their awards during Medical Education Day on Friday, May 20, in HSLC. Congratulations to you both, and thank you for your dedication to student education and mentorship.


On April 15, Dai Yamanouchi, MD, PhD, vascular surgeon, installed a GORE® EXCLUDER® Iliac Branch Endoprosthesis (IBE) in a patient with an iliac aneurysm, the first such operation in Wisconsin and one of the first in the nation. The stent used in the procedure was approved by the FDA in March and became available for use on April 11. Dr. Yamanouchi was able to put this device into use so quickly after availability because University Hospital was one of the clinical trial sites for the GORE IBE. This is great news for patients, because iliac aneurysms previously could not be easily treated through endovascular therapy. Great work advancing patient care in Wisconsin, Dr. Yamanouchi!

Honors & Awards

Jacquelynn Arbuckle, MD, general surgeon, was the keynote speaker for the multicultural graduation ceremony, part of the 2016 UW School of Medicine and Public Health graduation celebration.

Patient Comments from Hospital Survey

Ahmed Afifi, MD (Plastics):
“I can’t say enough great things about the Breast Center! Dr. Afifi was so pleasant, very informative about my surgery and answered all my questions. The best part was that I never once felt rushed. He is a very personable surgeon for sure. The nursing staff also was helpful about explaining things thoroughly, making sure I understood everything and let me know I could call at any time. I was super nervous about this appointment and I left feeling really confident about my upcoming surgery. Having the utmost confidence after meeting your surgeon the first time is very, very reassuring"

Amber Shada, MD (General Surgery):
“Dr. Shada was very personable, knowledgeable and did a wonderful job with my surgery. Many thanks to Dr. Shada and all the nurses and staff that I interacted with!”

Seth Dailey, MD (Otolaryngology):
“Dr. Dailey is a smooth, articulate gentleman. I guess I’d rank him as a “super pro” of the medical world. He is what doctors should strive to be. He is even a down-to-earth, regular guy. Dailey’s nurse Diane is the pillar of excellence. Jodie Hernandez is also ranked as a generally wonderful and brilliant caregiver. These girls and Seth are a hell of a team" Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System