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We are excited to welcome Anne Lidor, MD, MPH, to the Section of General Surgery, where she will head our Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery and serve as director of our MIS, Foregut and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship. Dr. Lidor joins us from Johns Hopkins University where she was associate professor of surgery, surgical director of the Johns Hopkins Multidisciplinary Foregut Center, director of Johns Hopkins Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, and surgery medical student clerkship director. She earned her MD from New York Medical College and her MPH from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her general surgery residency at George Washington University Medical Center, a surgical research fellowship with the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and a clinical fellowship in minimally invasive surgery with Johns Hopkins. Welcome aboard, Dr. Lidor!

Research

The Partnership Education and Research Committee (PERC) awarded Suresh Agarwal, MD, and Randall Brown, MD, PhD, of the Department of Family Medicine, a three-year Collaborative Health Sciences Program award in the amount of $499,293 for their project Screening in Trauma for Opioid Misuse Prevention (STOMP). This is great news on an investigation that will benefit people throughout Wisconsin.

In the News

Jennifer Steiman, MD, appeared on WKOW-TV to explain how a new technology called radioactive seed localization helps her and other surgeons at UW Health locate and remove cancerous lesions during breast cancer surgery. Watch A little seed makes a big difference in breast cancer surgery.

Lee Wilke, MD, joined the morning crew on WISC-TV to discuss the new recommendations from the American Cancer Society that suggest women with an average risk of breast cancer should start getting mammograms at age 45 instead of 40. Watch New breast cancer screening guidelines means less screening.

WISC-TV recently visited Carla Pugh, MD, PhD, in the lab and talked to her about her efforts to incorporate simulation-based training into medical education programs. Watch Simulator helps UW surgeon improve medical training, patient care.

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