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The Department of Surgery would like to thank Dr. A. Neil Salyapongse for his outstanding and dedicated service to the Minimal Risk IRB for many years of service and leadership. Dr. Salyapongse and his legendary haiku reviews will be missed by the IRB staff. Thank you, Dr. Salyapongse, for your service on the Minimal Risk IRB, and for gems like this:

Research plans may be
Finely built, yet words, like wind
Erode foundations.

Dr. Salyapongse, you are an inspiration! And an awesome surgeon!

New Requirements

Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Pete Newcomer posted a story on U-Connect recently regarding the Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (WIePDMP). The full story can be found here. Effective April 1, 2017, Wisconsin Law will require all prescribers of all controlled substances (Category II-V) to review patient information from the ePDMP before issuing a prescription written for more than a three day supply for any non-hospice patient. Please see Dr. Newcomer’s post for more information.


A recent patient at The American Center had the following glowing review of the care received at TAC: “I have been a patient of Dr. Garren forever and I just love the care that I receive, it is excellent. Dr. Greenberg is the one that performed my procedure and he did an amazing job. I want to make sure that both of them are recognized for the outstanding care they give to their patients.” Congratulations to Drs. Garren and Greenberg for taking such outstanding care of their patients.

Patient Comments from Hospital Survey

Charles Heise, MD (General)
“Dr. Heise did a wonderful job. My experience with him was excellent. He really tried.”

Michael Becker, MD (Otolaryngology)
“Dr. Becker did an excellent job explaining my medical condition and all of my available options clearly and thoroughly. He made me feel understood as a patient, as did all of the healthcare professionals in his office. I would highly recommend his services to family and friends!”

Margaret Schwarze, MD, MPP (Vascular)
“She is so caring and kind – I have complete confidence in her medical knowledge and expertise. Truly outstanding.” Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System