University of Wisconsin–Madison

Archive: Week in Review – October 2, 2017

At the Top

New faculty recently received an overview of all the services available in the Department at the fall faculty orientation (Faculty 101). Want a refresher yourself? You can view PDFs of these presentations online at the Department Intranet.


Congratulations to Angela Ingraham, MD, MS, who was elected to the Association for Academic Surgery’s Clinical and Health Services Research Committee.

Lucian Lozonschi, MD
, was recently invited to present “Transcatheter mitral valve replacement: from Eureka to bench to market,” at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Euro-Asian Bridge Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, held in Romania. His presentation was given the Best Oral Presentation Award. Congratulations!

Notable Publications

Angela Ingraham, MD, MS, was lead author, and Suresh K. Agarwal, Jr., MD, FACS, FCCM, FCCP, Hee Soo Jung, MD, Amy E. Liepert, MD, Ann P O’Rourke, MD, MPH, FACS, and John E. Scarborough, MD were co-authors, on “Patient-Centered Outcome Spectrum: An Evidence-based Framework to Aid in Shared Decision-making,” published in the Annals of Surgery on September 15th.


Congratulations to Sarah Schaefer, NP, who presented “Management of Thyroid and Adrenal Incidentalomas,” at a UW Health APP Grand Rounds presentation.


Lucian Lozonschi, MD
, implanted the first HeartMate III LVAD last week at the VA. This was the first implant surgery done among the all VA hospitals in the United States after its FDA approval for commercial use. Congratulations to Dr. Lozonschi for his hard work making this care available for patients!

Marcus Ravnan, who served as a Cardiovascular Perfusionist for 27 years in the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery from 1953 to 1980, has passed away. We are thankful he shared his talents and compassion for patients with our department for so many years.

Endocrine surgery fellow Maria Bates, MD, was recognized for going above and beyond for patients, even on her wedding day! A patient said, “I appreciate her prompt response with my test results and an extra Thank You for answering her phone on the day of her wedding to consult with the radiologist for my testing. Super doctor and excellent customer service.” Congratulations on both your compassionate care and recent marriage, Dr. Bates!


The Virginia Cook Lee Foundation has gifted $60,000 in support of Dr. Luis Fernandez’s research. Dr. Fernandez has a long relationship with this family, who are inspired by his impactful transplantation research. Congratulations, Dr. Fernandez!

Patient Comments from Hospital Survey

Dixon Kaufman, MD, PhD, FACS (Transplant)
“The staff at the transplant clinic was amazing from the very first visit. That clinic runs very smoothly, everyone was very kind!”

Charles Leys, MD (Pediatric)
“Very friendly staff. My daughter usually has many fears at doctor offices, but she showed little fear at AFCH!”

William Turnipseed, MD (Vascular)
“Dr. Turnipseed was most knowledgeable and helpful. He communicated well and answered all of my questions!”