University of Wisconsin–Madison

Archive: Week in Review – January 9, 2017

At the Top

The UW Department of Surgery introduced a new podcast to educate and entertain surgeons, medical trainees, and other people interested in the art and science of surgery. The Surgery Sett offers conversations with surgical leaders from UW and across the nation about new ideas and innovations in the worldwide surgical community. The series is hosted by Jonathan Kohler, MD, a former journalist and assistant professor of surgery and pediatrics at the UW. A new episode, running approximately 20 minutes, will be released every other week on Friday mornings. The series launched with six episodes. You can listen through the podcast page on the Department of Surgery website. You can also listen and subscribe to the Surgery Sett through iTunes, Stitcher (coming soon) and Google Play Music. When you visit these sites, rate our app — high ratings help the podcast climb in search results in these and other podcasting applications.


The University of Wisconsin has been a national leader in organ and tissue transplantation for more than 50 years. Our internationally recognized clinicians and researchers have introduced new procedures, techniques and products that have aided in the advancement and success of organ and tissue transplantation over the course of the last half century. Calendar year 2016 was a very strong year for the Division of Transplantation and the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, which saw a 20 percent increase in transplants over the previous year. According to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) national databank, UW Hospital ranks 4th nationally among individual transplant centers for CY2016 total transplant volume. Thank you to our transplant surgeons and support staff who put in the long hours and work that made a 20 percent volume increase possible. On, Wisconsin!

Awards & Honors

Michelle Ciucci, PhD, researcher in the Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, will receive a 2017 Postdoc Mentoring Award from the UW Postdoctoral Association. The awards were instituted as a way of recognizing excellent mentors and the work they put into the daily research lives and career development of postdocs on the UW-Madison campus. Dr. Ciucci will receive her award at the Postdoc Post-Holiday Celebration on Thursday January 12, 2017, 6-9 p.m. at the Pyle Center.

Patient Comments from Hospital Survey

Samuel Poore, MD, PhD (Plastics)
“Dr. Poore took the time with me to explain all my options during treatment. He offered solutions, asked me questions and drew pictures to help me understand. He was very kind and treated me with respect. Truly one of the best doctors I’ve ever had. Thank you!”

Heather Leiber, PA-C (Vascular)
“I highly recommend UW Health. Heather was great!”

Hee SooD Jung, MD (General)
“Dr. Jung and his office staff were great to work with. I have all the confidence in the world in him/them. Great doctor.”