In the News Section of the Cutting Edge, we highlight some of the professional and personal updates of AAST members.
- Congratulations to Roxie Albrecht on receiving the award for Distinguished Medical Service by the College of Medicine Alumni Association at the 35th Annual Evening of Excellence
- Deborah Stein has been appointed as the new Chief of Surgery at Zuckerberg Francisco General Hospital.
- Congratulations to Ellen J. MacKenzie who has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine
- Michael Goodman, MD FACS, is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati. After residency training at UC, he completed a Surgical Critical Care fellowship at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Upon returning to the University of Cincinnati, he began a practice consisting of all facets of acute care surgery and elective general surgery. Dr. Goodman has established a research program in basic science, translational, and clinical research. He recently was awarded an R01 from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the effects of microvesicles on platelet function after traumatic brain injury. His DOD and NIH funded research efforts have focused on the systemic inflammatory and coagulation responses to traumatic brain injury and polytrauma. Dr. Goodman attributes his success in large part to collaboration with and mentorship from fellow AAST members, including Timothy Pritts, Bryan Cotton, John Holcomb, Jay Johannigman, Betty Tsuei, and Ken Davis. Dr. Goodman recently became a member of the AAST and was the senior author on this year’s best critical care paper at the AAST Annual Meeting.
- Dr. Raul Coimbra, AAST Past President, has been elected to the Board of Governors as a Specialty Society Governor. The appointment was made official by the Fellows at the Annual Business Meeting of Members on October 24, 2018 for an initial three-year term ending at the conclusion of the 2021 Clinical Congress
- Dr. Omar Danner has completed and been awarded Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification by Master Black Belt Mark Hoffman, at Grady Memorial Hospital. This has been a very strenuous and intense process, which started with 50 trainees about 4 or 5 years ago. Ten of the initial LSS candidates/trainees were selected to continue on in the LSS Black Belt in Training Program. To date, he is the first of that original group to complete the entire process and receive LSSBB certification. He presented the data on our OR Turnover Efficiency Project at SBAS this past spring with Golda Kwayisi, the chief surgery resident presenting on their behalf.
- Congratulations to all AAST Members, Past Presidents, and Board Members inducted into the Academy of Master Surgeons! For a full list of the inagrual class, click here.
The aim of the new ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators is to recognize and assemble a cadre of Master Surgeon Educators of national and international renown who will work closely with the ACS Division of Education to advance the science and practice of avant-garde surgical education and training.
The goals of the Academy include defining megatrends in surgical education and training; steering advances in the field; fostering innovation and collaboration; supporting faculty development and recognition; and underscoring the critical importance of surgical education and training in the changing milieu of health care. Academy members are selected through a rigorous peer-review process and induction into the Academy will be a very high honor.
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