Joshua Stephany, MD SGU ’00, the Chief Medical Examiner in Florida District 9, is visited by CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta to discuss his role in overseeing the autopsy process following the Pulse tragedy in Orlando.
Nicholas Sakis, MD SGU ’15, a surgery resident at Orlando Regional Medical Center, found himself in the throes of rescue efforts following the Pulse tragedy in Orlando.
Bradly Vo, MD SGU ’15, became the first-ever first-year resident to be named Resident of the Month at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.
The OB/GYN Center at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is now seeing patients at its recently opened second location. The center’s new office is called The OB/GYN Center at Summit and is in Suite 650 at the Summit Healthplex, 6934 Williams Road, Wheatfield. Three new full-time physicians, including Hannah Bailey, MD SGU ‘ 08, will soon bolster the medical staff there and at the OB/GYN Center’s Memorial Medical Center office to treat the growing number of women receiving care.
Citing a projected shortage of physicians in state, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, announced Tuesday that they are negotiating a partnership agreement under which UMDNJ would collaborate in the education and training of St. George’s medical students at New Jersey hospitals.
St. George’s, whose student body includes American students, currently has affiliation agreements with approximately 15 hospitals throughout New Jersey where approximately 350 third- and fourth-year students are enrolled in clinical training rotations. Following graduation, students generally move into hospital residency programs to begin their careers as physicians, and many apply for residencies at New Jersey hospitals. The agreement will specify the manner in which UMDNJ will attempt to enhance students’ preparation for the residencies.
Charles R. Wilson, MD SGU ’03, FACS, a board certified surgeon, joined the Great Falls Clinic. Wilson has more than seven years of experience in general surgery. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He brings additional expertise in advanced laparoscopic surgery.
Without those doctors, our medical system is “putting out forest fires — just treating the patients when they get really sick,” said Dr. Richard Olds, the chief executive officer of the Caribbean medical school St. George’s University, who is attempting to use his institution’s resources to help alleviate the shortage.
“It is true that there is a shortage of primary care physicians, and it is looming to be even greater,” said Dr. Fred Jacobs, executive vice president of St. George’s University in Grenada and chair of its Department of Medicine.
Within 10 years, the United States will be short 31,000 primary-care physicians. U.S. medical schools bear some responsibility for that shortage: Two-thirds of their graduates become specialists.
Sven Hida, MD SGU ’03, a gastroenterologist with specialized training and knowledge of advanced interventional endoscopy, has joined Albany Medical Center’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dr. Hida recently performed the hospital’s first peroralendoscopic myotomy (POEM) procedure, an incision-less surgery that corrects swallowing and digestive disorders.