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  • Clinics awarded with UW Health Team Awards

    Congratulations to the clinics awarded with UW Health Team Awards, which recognizes clinics embodying Ambulatory Service Standards: Audiology (1 S Park), Medical and Surgical Weight Management (The American Center), Otolaryngology (Transformations), and Plastic Surgery (1 …

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Surgical Treatment

    By Amber Shada, MD Gastroesophageal reflux Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the most common GI disorder in the US. Ten percent of people experience symptoms of reflux weekly, and 20-40% of the population will suffer …

  • Faculty members appointed as Fellows of the American College of Surgeons

    Special congratulations to the faculty members who were appointed as Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). This designation after a surgeon’s name mean that their education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and …

  • Department members honored at Wisconsin Society of Otolaryngology meeting

    The Wisconsin Society of Otolaryngology hosted its annual meeting October 27-28, which was attended by Otolaryngologists and Advanced Practice Providers from around the state. Otolaryngology residents Chad Ennis, MD, and Matthew Hoffman, MD, PhD, received …

  • 2018 Forward Award Winner: Louis Bernhardt

    Every year we honor our talented alumni moving surgery forward by presenting one special alumni with the Forward Award, which acknowledges outstanding alumni contributions by current or former residents, faculty, and fellows of the Department …

  • Department Administrator Mary Marshall to Retire after 30 Years

    Department of Surgery Administrator Mary Marshall retires on November 16 after 30 years of Service to the University. Mary’s leadership and contributions to the Department leave an enduring legacy. Otolaryngologist Chuck Ford, MD, noted Mary’s …

  • Measuring laryngo-pharyngeal physiology in Dr. McCulloch’s lab

    Meet the lab of Dr. Timothy McCulloch, division chief of otolaryngology. The primary focus of Dr. Timothy McCulloch’s research is the understanding of laryngo-pharyngeal physiology in disease and health, combining multiple methods of measurement including …

  • Dr. Michael Bentz awarded with American Society of Plastic Surgeons Honorary Citation

    The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has awarded Michael L. Bentz, MD, Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics, and Neurosurgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, with a 2018 ASPS Honorary …

  • Management of the malignant colorectal polyp—is formal resection needed?

    Written by colorectal surgeon Cristina Geltzeiler, MD What is a malignant polyp? A malignant polyp is a colon or rectal growth that has been entirely or partially removed with colonoscopy that contains cancer cells. What …

  • Department presentations at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2018

    We’re so proud of our Department members who shined at the 2018 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress last week. Below are the presentations and panels they led: Faculty Daniel Abbott, MD Forum: Surgical Oncology …

  • Dr. Lane Frasier selected for prestigious American College of Surgeons Award

    General surgery resident Lane Frasier, MD, MS, has been selected to receive the prestigious Jameson L. Chassin Award for Professionalism in General Surgery from the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The competitive national award is …

  • Welcoming our new Department Administrator

    As many friends of the Department know, Mary Marshall, our current Department Administrator, is retiring after 30 years of service. While Mary leaves big shoes to fill, we are pleased to announce our new Administrator, …

  • Congratulations to APPs honored with UW Health awards

    Congratulations to Department nominees of the peer-awarded 2018 UW Health Advanced Practice Provider Excellence Awards. Clinical Practice Category Kate Amond, NP Cassie Hartwig, NP Deb Raasch, NP Teaching Category Jennifer Wilson, PA-C Unsung Hero Category …

  • Dr. David Al-Adra and Dr. Joshua Mezrich awarded Hope Meets Gratitude research grants

    David Al-Adra, MD, and Joshua Mezrich, MD, were awarded Hope Meets Gratitude research grants last week. Funds for these grants were raised during the Transplant Program’s 50th anniversary celebration by patients, families, and other donors. …

  • Dr. Lisa Block receives Best Presentation Award

    Congratulations to plastic surgery resident Lisa Block, MD, who received the Best Presentation Award in the Pediatric Session for her paper, “Outcomes Analysis of Endoscopic Versus Open Surgical Correction of Sagittal Craniosynostosis Using a Novel Technique,” …

  • Dr. Maria Bates joins Department Faculty

    On October 1, we officially welcomed Maria Bates, MD, to our faculty as Assistant Professor. Dr. Bates trained in our endocrine surgery fellowship program, which she completed this summer. Dr. Bates completed her general surgery …

  • Department team awarded NIH R01 subcontract to participate in five-year study

    A collaborative Department team was recently awarded an NIH R01 subcontract to participate in a five-year, $6 million multi-institutional study, titled “A Comparative Effectiveness Study of Speech and Surgical Treatments Using a Cleft Palate Registry/Research …

  • New telementoring series for those caring for children needing surgery

    Learn the latest in caring for children who need surgery with the University of Wisconsin, and receive free CME! Join our new telementoring series for primary care providers. We’re now accepting RSVPs for our first UW Project ECHO: Pediatric …

  • Trauma Team Shines in Challenging Crisis Response

    Dr. Ann O’Rourke on WKOW 27 News Following last week’s active shooter response at University Hospital after a shooting in Middleton, Ann O’Rourke, MD, MPH, and Lee Faucher, MD, appeared on WKOW 27 News to highlight …

  • Dr. Luke Funk receives two-year, $420,000 NIH R21 Award

    Congratulations to Luke Funk, MD, MPH, who received a 2-year, $420,000 NIH R21 award for his project, “Addressing Disparities in Bariatric Surgery.” Dr. Funk’s study will investigate reasons for disparities in outcomes between bariatric surgery …

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