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The Department of Pediatrics has been selected to receive the University of Louisville 2013 Paul Weber Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching in recognition of its innovative teaching methods and commitment to educational excellence.

UofL Pediatrician Elected to Medical Honor Society

University of Louisville pediatrician V. Faye Jones, M.D., Ph.D, MSPH, has been elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Practicing physicians are elected to the society in recognition of their scholarly achievements and professional contributions. Nearly 75 percent of U.S. medical school deans are members of AΩA. The honor society also includes more than 50 Nobel Prize winners.

A professor of pediatrics, Dr. Jones is the medical director of UofL Physicians Pediatrics-Broadway, a primary care teaching practice of the UofL Department of Pediatrics.

She also serves as the university’s Assistant Vice President for Health Affairs/Diversity Initiatives. In this position, Dr. Jones oversees the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which works to promote an environment of inclusiveness throughout all of the UofL Health Sciences Center schools. Previously, she was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and was responsible for the UofL School of Medicine Office of Minority and Rural Affairs.

Dr. Jones completed medical school and her pediatric residency at the University of Louisville and began practicing pediatrics in 1988 at an inner city clinic in Milwaukee. She returned to Louisville in 1990. She earned a master’s degree from U of L’s School of Public Health in 2001 and a doctorate in 2006.

Match Day a perfect success

U of L Internal Medicine Residency Program again fills all of its available openings.
Match Day a perfect success

A student holds up his letter from the NRMP as University of Louisville medicial school graduates celebrated Match Day 2014 at the Old Medical School.


U of L MATCH DAY PHOTO GALLERY

It's "Match Madness" all over again.

Match Day for University of Louisville medical students, and others nationwide, was March 21 as they opened their envelopes from the National Residency Match Program to find where they had been matched for residency training.

The U of L Internal Medicine Residency Program completed a perfect match yet again, filling all 24 categorical and 15 preliminary positions.

"The Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at U of L is delighted to welcome our new class of interns who will begin their training on July 1," Dr. Barbara Casper, director of the U of L Internal Medicine Residency Program said. "They are an extremely bright group of folks who are also a lot of fun and I know we will enjoy having the opportunity of watching them grow as physicians in the upcoming years. We are very excited that we had such a successful match again this year and are also very pleased that our medical students were so successful in matching with their residency of choice! It was a great match for the entire institution and reflects the caliber of students that we train and recruit!"

Conducted annually by the NRMP, The Match uses a computerized algorithm designed to the best results by aligning the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency programs.

The results are used to fill thousands of training positions available in the United States.

Our incoming Class of 2017 includes:

Categorical Residents

  • Shifat Ahmed - University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • Lisanne Anders - Medizinische Fakultät Mannheim, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  • Christopher Angus - Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Hilda Azabache Orrillo - University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • Corey Cavanaugh - Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Christopher Clarke - University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Imad Jaafar - University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Nikhil Kadle - Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
  • Fahad Khan - Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
  • Richard Yoon Ho Kim - St. George's University School of Medicine
  • Andrew Kiser - Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
  • Yash Kothari - St. George's University School of Medicine

 

  • Nanlong Liu - Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
  • Suzanne McGee - University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Christopher Migliore - Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
  • Takudzwa Mkorombindo - University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Aniruddh Patel - Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
  • Robert Pearce - University College Dublin School of Medicine and Medical Science
  • Brittany Peterson - Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • John Price - West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Taj Rahman - St. George's University School of Medicine
  • Jeffrey Rogers - University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • Bilal Salame - St. George's University School of Medicine
  • Nelson Seabrook - Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

 

Preliminary Residents

  • Shakeeb Ahmad - University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Brenton Bohlig - St. George's University School of Medicine
  • Ashley Dickinson - University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Josh Gross - University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Jeremy Haysley - University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Seth Haywood - University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Adrianna Henson - University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Audra Isaac - University of Louisville School of Medicine

 

  • Tala Kassm - A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Jeffrey Kinner - University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Jennifer Moody - University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Brett Mueller II - University of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Mark Mugavin - University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • William Wilson IV - University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Chandresh Shah - University of Louisville School of Medicine

 


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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Green Beer!

It's St. Patrick’s Day and many pubs and restaurants are serving green beer to mark the occasion. While many people down the green beer without a second thought, some might be wondering, what’s in it, and is it bad for you?

St. Patrick's Day: Is green beer bad for your health?

See what Dr. Eli Pendleton recommends...

Jorizzo delivers inaugural Callen Lecture

Founder of Wake Forest dermatology department delivers first-ever presentation of newly endowed lecture series.
Jorizzo delivers inaugural Callen Lecture

U of L Chief of Dermatology Dr. Jeffrey Callen (left) with Dr. Joe Jorizzo (right), the first-ever speaker for the newly endowed Jeffrey P. Callen Dermatology Lecture.


The first endowed Jeffrey P. Callen Dermatology Lecture was given to the faculty and residents at the University of Louisville Dermatology program by Joe Jorizzo M.D., on March 4, 2014.

Jorizzo is Professor, and former and founding Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Wake Forest University and Adjunct Professor of Dermatology at the Weill Cornell School of Medicine.

Named for Jeffrey P. Callen, M.D., FACP, FAAD, the lectureship was begun by his wife Susan and a committee of alumni to celebrate Dr. Callen's 25 years as Chief of the U of L Division of Dermatology.

Callen began a lectureship series 37 years ago bringing in lecturers from all over the world to broaden the education of local doctors, and to put  U of L Dermatology on the map as one of the foremost clinical Dermatology programs in the country.

The contributions will enable 5-6 lecturers per year in perpetuity. The goal of $250,000 has been funded 3/4 of the way, in one year.

It wasn't he only honor for Callen as his faculty surprised him later by naming the library at their new location (3810 Springhurst Blvd.) in his honor.

Those interested in further funding medical education can go to www.chartingourcourse.org and designate the Jeffrey P. Callen lectureship fund.

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CONGRATULATIONS, 2014-15 Chief Residents

Congratulations to Jessica Schum, M.D. and Neil Patil, M.D. on being selected by their peers to serve as Chief Residents for 2014-2015 academic year.

Pediatricians Honored at UofL Fall Honors Convocation

Three University of Louisville pediatricians were tapped for awards at the UofL School of Medicine Fall Honors Convocation.

Charles R. Woods, M.D., M.S., received the Distinguished Educator Award. This is a lifetime achievement award which emphasizes his numerous accomplishments in the teaching arena and record of teaching excellence throughout his career. Woods is the vice-chair of faculty development for the Department of Pediatrics and a member of the department's Pediatric Education Leadership Team.

 

Kimberly A. Boland, M.D., received the Outstanding Educator Award which recognizes innovative, short-term achievements in graduate teaching. Boland’s recommendation for this award cites her for “regularly bringing innovation alongside ongoing diligence in her role as director of the Pediatrics Residency Program” and her role in developing a communication skills curriculum for pediatric residents.

Neonatologist Rodica M. Turcu, M.D., received the American Medical Women’s Association Gender Equity Award. The American Medical Women’s Association is an organization that works to advance women in medicine and improve women’s health.

New Pediatric Multi-Specialty Office Opens in East Louisville

University of Louisville Physicians-Pediatrics has opened a pediatric multi-specialty office in Brownsboro Crossing shopping center, in Norton Medical Plaza II, across from Kosair Children’s Medical Center-Brownsboro.

The office, which was partially funded with a $325,000 WHAS Crusade for Children grant to the University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics, will house eight UofL Physician’s pediatric subspecialty practices: Acupuncture, Endocrinology, Children's Metabolic Bone Center, Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine.

“We opened this office to extend our reach down the I-71 corridor, making critical pediatric specialty care more easily available to children and families from Oldham, Shelby and Carroll Counties,” said Gerard Rabalais, M.D., chairman, University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics.

The 7,500-square-foot office has 17 exam rooms, two intake rooms, a lab, a procedure room and a large waiting room with a quiet area for anxious children. There is an administrative area, as well as space where providers can access electronic medical records and teach UofL medical students and residents.

The exam rooms are intentionally larger than typical exam rooms to accommodate families who often accompany children on pediatric visits.  Two exam rooms are outfitted for exclusive use by pediatric acupuncture specialists and three rooms are dedicated to pediatric ophthalmology.

“As we developed this new office space we were able to consider the unique needs of children, especially those whose condition requires them to see multiple specialists, like a child with diabetes who needs ongoing ophthalmology care,” Rabalais said. “We are grateful to the WHAS Crusade for Children for helping us create this special place for children.”

University of Louisville Physiciansis the largest, multi-specialty physician practice in the Louisville region, with more than 78 sub specialties, 1,200 dedicated staff professionals and more than 500 primary care and specialty physicians. The group’s physicians also are professors and researchers at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, teaching tomorrow’s physicians and leading research in the most innovative medical advancements.

Pediatrics Tapped for Prestigious Teaching Award

Pediatrics Tapped for Prestigious Teaching Award

The Pediatric Education Leadership Team

The Department of Pediatrics has been selected to receive the University of Louisville 2013 Paul Weber Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching in recognition of its innovative teaching methods and commitment to educational excellence.

The award was presented at this year’s Celebration of Teaching and Learning Feb. 7.

This teaching award was established in 2005 in memory of Paul Weber, a distinguished UofL teacher, scholar and mentor, and recognizes departments that demonstrate excellence in teaching.

“We are honored to be the first university department to receive this important teaching award,” said Gerard Rabalais, MD, MHA, chairman, Department of Pediatrics. “As pediatricians, we are trained to observe subtle growth and change in our patients.  As educators, we remain attuned to this same process in our community of learners.”

Experiential learning underpins all of the Department of Pediatrics’ medical education programming.

“Our faculty teach new medical students as well as senior residents, all the while maintaining our own lifelong learning profiles as we strive to keep pace with evolving technology, generational changes in learners and evolution of the country’s health care system,” said Kimberly Boland, MD, vice chair for pediatric medical education. “Our philosophy is to engage our learners by investing them in the educational process and integrating real-life applications of knowledge.”

Pediatrics has incorporated numerous innovative programs into its curriculum.

Each year, 20-26 rising second-year med students take a break from the classroom to participate in the Pediatric Summer Externship program. This four-week clinical experience provides a preview of pediatric medicine in private and academic offices and hospital settings.

A new procedure rotation gives pediatric residents the opportunity to hone their skills on 26 pediatric procedures, ranging from stitching up a wound to performing a spinal tap. This new rotation corrects a training shortcoming posed by duty hour limitations and the use of specialized hospital teams.

Trainees get to walk in the shoes of their patients through the Poverty and Social Justice in Child Health rotation. They must learn to negotiate a clinic trip on public transportation and to shop healthfully using food stamps. Time spent working with refugees and in community health centers broadens their understanding of the unique challenges of impoverished children and families.

Residents practice communications skills with patient actors. They also learn to advocate for children at the community and state level through the resident advocacy organization PUSH (Pediatricians Urging Safety and Health).

Faculty development is a priority. The department has developed a curriculum of more than 50 topics focused on improving teaching skills, mentoring, career development and research.

“We strive daily to prepare the complete pediatrician of tomorrow and enrich the practicing pediatrician of today by engaging them as learners, listening to their needs and integrating new knowledge with real-time experiences,” Boland said.

The department will receive a monetary award of $30,000 to support efforts to enhance critical thinking through faculty-generated projects.

“We plan to use the $30,000 award to integrate innovative technology into our core curriculum,” Boland said.

Pediatrics has received the Weber Award several times in previous years. In 2011, the award went to pediatric critical care specialists Aaron Calhoun, MD, and Katherine Potter, MD, and their pediatric simulation program. Amy Holthouser, MD, who has joint appointments in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, received the Weber Award in 2008.

Roman receives 2014 SSCI Founders Medal

Award recognizes education, research and patient care accomplishments of academicians.
Roman receives 2014 SSCI Founders Medal

U of L Department of Medicine Chairman Dr. Jesse Roman (right) with the 2014 SSCI Founders Medal which was presented by Dr. David Guidot (left) of Emory University.


Recognition from your peers is always a good thing.

Such is the case for Dr. Jesse Roman, who recently received the 2014 Founders Medal presented annually by the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation.

Roman, Chairman of the University of Louisville Department of Medicine, was given the award at the SSCI part of the 2014 Southern Regional Meetings in New Orleans.

Dr. David Guidot, his friend and former colleague at Emory University where Roman served prior to his appointment at U of L, presented the award.

The medal is given to academicians based on their accomplishments in education, research and patient care consistent with the mission of the SSCI.

Roman served as president of SSCI in 2009 and remains on its External Advisory Committee. He also currently chairs the Membership and Fund Raising Committees and hosts the Lung Club during the meeting every year.

The SSCI currently boasts 34 members from the University of Louisville Department of Medicine.

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Roman receives 2014 SSCI Founders Medal

Award recognizes education, research and patient care accomplishments of academicians.
Roman receives 2014 SSCI Founders Medal

U of L Department of Medicine Chairman Dr. Jesse Roman (right) with the 2014 SSCI Founders Medal which was presented by Dr. David Guidot (left) of Emory University.


Recognition from your peers is always a good thing.

Such is the case for Dr. Jesse Roman, who recently received the 2014 Founders Medal presented annually by the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation.

Roman, Chairman of the University of Louisville Department of Medicine, was given the award at the SSCI part of the 2014 Southern Regional Meetings in New Orleans.

Dr. David Guidot, his friend and former colleague at Emory University where Roman served prior to his appointment at U of L, presented the award.

The medal is given to academicians based on their accomplishments in education, research and patient care consistent with the mission of the SSCI.

Roman served as president of SSCI in 2009 and remains on its External Advisory Committee. He also currently chairs the Membership and Fund Raising Committees and hosts the Lung Club during the meeting every year.

The SSCI currently boasts 34 members from the University of Louisville Department of Medicine.

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Gift helps Riley 'mow down' cancer

Delegation from Bush Hog, Inc., makes donation at recent Farm Machinery Show in Louisville.
Gift helps Riley 'mow down' cancer

Dr. Elizabeth Riley of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville checking out a pink Bush Hog.

Members of the Bush Hog company delegation at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville Feb. 11-14 presented $1,000 to the University of Louisville to support the breast cancer research of Dr. Elizabeth Riley and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.

Riley is an assistant professor of medicine in the U of L Division of Medical Oncology & Hematology, and a breast cancer specialist at the cancer center.

Her research includes examining mastectomy and immediate reconstruction; caring for breast cancer patients who are medically underserved; and novel changes in scheduling radiation treatment following surgery to improve patient outcomes.

The Bush Hog booth at the show also featured a pink Bush Hog to help raise awareness of breast cancer with show participants.

Headquartered in Selma, Ala., Bush Hog Inc. is the leading North American manufacturer of rotary cutters, finishing mowers, landscape tools and tractor-mounted implements used in the agricultural market.

Popham & Gilbert at 100%

Dr. Rebecca Popham

AND

Dr. David Gilbert

have a 100% attendance record at House Staff Council meetings for the 2012-2013 academic year. Academic and clinical responsibilities of the residents sometimes mandate precedence over House Staff Council meetings and Martin Kramer, Program Coordinator of Graduate Medical Education, recognized that this was an extraordinary achievement from our family medicine residency program residents!

GREAT JOB!

It's another boy!!!

Congratulations, to one of our newest Alumnus, Dr. April Halleron! On Friday, July 26th, 2013 at 9:51 a.m., Thomas Vesper Dougherty was born. He weighed in at 8 lbs., 13 oz .and was 22 in. long!

 

2013-14 House Staff Council co-Vice President is...

Our very own Dr. Gilbert was recently voted as the co-VP of the council for the upcoming year! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Dr. David Gilbert

co-Vice President

House Staff Council, 2013-14

Dr. Gilbert tells Greater Louisville Health Guide

2nd year, David Gilbert tellsGreater Louisville Health Guide 2013-14 why he chose family medicine over any other specialty.

Dr. Amy Kim Selected for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education

Dr. Amy Kim's performance during residency training ranks her among the top family medicine residents in America, says The American Academy of Family Physicians and the Commission on Membership & Member Services (supported by a grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb) salute her achievement. A recognition Breakfast will be held on Friday, September 27 at 7.am. during the AAFP Scientific Assembly in San Diego at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina Hotel. The award includes a round-trip ticket and room accommodations, along with a monetary award of $1,000.

CONGRATS, Dr. Kim! Read her personal statement...

No Longer Sci-Fi! New Technology Saves Baby!

3-D printer helps save dying baby

By Stephanie Smith, CNN updated 5:07 PM EDT, Thu May 23, 2013

Editor's note: "Life's Work" features innovators and pioneers who are making a difference in the world of medicine.

(CNN) -- When he was 6 weeks old, Kaiba Gionfriddo lay flat on a restaurant table, his skin turning blue. He had stopped breathing.

His father, Bryan, was furiously pumping his chest, trying to get air into his son's lungs.

Within 30 minutes, Kaiba was admitted to a local hospital. Doctors concluded that he had probably breathed food or liquid into his lungs and eventually released him.

But two days later, it happened again. Read more...

IT'S A GIRL!!!

Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Popham on the birth of her baby girl!

 

Emerie Rose Oakman was born on Wednesday, July 27, 2013 at 9:32 p.m. She was 8 lbs., 4 oz..