2012 News from the Residency Program Campuses

2012 News from the Residency Program Campuses

News from the Medical College of Wisconsin

This year we held the 2nd annual Eleanor Delfs, MD Lectureship for Pioneers. David G. Mutch, MD was our guest speaker from Washington University in St. Louis. His presentation was entitled, “Changing Management of Endometrial Cancer”.

Denise Uyar, MD was awarded three research grants in 2011 for the following topics: Utilizing Peer Teen Advocates to increase HPV Vaccination Rates in Adolescents, Potential Biomarkers for Endometrial Cancer, and Identification of Molecular Epigenetic Biomarkers in Endometrial Cancer.

Randall S. Kuhlmann, MD, PhD was named Director of the Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin.

Fourteen of our faculty members were voted Best Doctors® for 2011-2012. The list includes: Drs. Vanessa Barnabei, Fredrik F. Broekhuizen, Kathy King, Timothy Klatt, Randall S. Kuhlmann, Michael J. Lasser, Paul M. Lemen, Michael Lund, Raj Narayan, Julianne Newcomer, Janet S. Rader, Paul Robb, Estil Strawn, and Denise Uyar.

The faculty and residents continue to receive recognition for teaching and clinical excellence. We had our share of stresses as well. New duty hour limits went into effect in 2011, and we underwent an accreditation visit from the RRC in the Fall of 2011.

The biggest challenge the program faces is the loss of Carol Kuhlmann. As Program Coordinator for the last 19 years, Carol’s service, dedication, intelligence, organization and humor have contributed invaluably to the success of the program. She is not easily replaced, and will be sorely missed. She has earned her retirement, however, and we wish her all the best. We look forward to continued success in the program in 2012-13 and in the years to come.

News from the Froedtert Hospital Campus

The program faculty remains strong and continues to expand with additional full-time faculty members, this past year we welcomed Kristen Quinn, MD, MS to the division of Maternal Fetal Medicine.

In 2012 we welcome three new faculty to the Generalist, Maternal Fetal Medicine and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Divisions respectively:

  • Camila Bomtempo, MD
    Residency: Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA
  • Meredith Ordonez Cruz, MD, MPH, MBA
    Residency & Fellowship: University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center
  • Kate Schoyer, MD
    Residency: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University; Fellowship: Weill Medical College of Cornell University—New York Presbyterian Hospital

News from the Wheaton Franciscan-St. Joseph Campus

Greetings from Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph. You can connect with us on Facebook (find us at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Women and Infants) and check out the Women and Infants Blog at www.womenandinfantsblog.org.

St. Joe’s was recognized nationally by receiving the 2011 5-star Health Grades Award which ranks us in the top 5% in the nation for maternity care as well as the 2012 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence for 2012. Two of our midwives were honored this year. Mary Mazul, CNM received the 2012 Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Research RN of the year award and Beth Hill-Karbowski, CNM recently was a representative for the ACNM on the nation March of Dimes Prematurity Prevention Symposium.

Dr. Dennis Worthington was honored by the Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care as the recipient of the 2012 Callon-Leonard Award, the highest honor awarded by the association. This annual award, first presented in 1976 in recognition of WAPC founders Helen F. Callon, RN, CNM, and Thomas A. Leonard, MD, celebrates the efforts of an individual to improve the health of mothers, infants, and families in Wisconsin.

We will be adding a new perinatologist, Dr. Adanna Amanze in September.

Dr. Donald Baccus announced his retirement after 32 years of practice and Kathy Wadina, RN L&D retired after 32 years of service.

News from the Columbia St. Mary’s – Milwaukee Campus

Columbia St. Mary’s is doing well. We have settled in to the new hospital and renovations in the Women’s Hospital continue. The new NICU on the 6th floor opened November 2011 with beautiful private rooms for each baby with a family area.

Columbia St. Mary’s along with 4 other Ascension hospitals, has been awarded a 3 year Perinatal Safety Demonstration Grant funded by AHRQ. Dr. Burstein is the Principal Investigator at CSM. The grant has funded the Simulation Center where simulations in addition to online training modules to improve communications and skill among physicians and nurses to safely and effectively treat obstetrical emergencies such as shoulder dystocia and postpartum hemorrhage. In addition, we are consenting patients to collect information to build a robust database of obstetrical care and outcomes across the five sites.

Dr. Burstein was honored with the William C. Fetherston teaching award by the Milwaukee Gynecologic Society.

Dr. Janik received the Women of Influence award in the category of innovation by the Milwaukee Business Journal. She is also President-elect with the Society of Reproductive Surgeons at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

Adam and Katie Gleisner smile with their newborn son, Grant, on March 9 at Columbia St. Mary’s. With them are Adam’s mother, Sandra Gleisner; (left); Katie’s mother, Joan Hintz; and OB/GYN Allen Babbitz

Dr. Babbitz was featured in the Journal Sentinel. 31 years ago, Dr. Babbitz delivered baby Adam. Five days later he brought baby Katie into the world. These newborns must have had a spark in the nursery because fast forward to March 2012 and Adam and Katie are married, and Dr. Babbitz has just delivered their first child, Grant. Dr. Babbitz said in his 38 years, this is the only time he can take credit for the birth of both parents and their newborn. Katie’s mother is Joan Hintz, RN, Director of Women’s Services at Columbia St. Mary’s.

Dr. Hoogerland has a new partner, Dr. Ephraim Resnick, who will be joining CSM in August. Dr. Hoogerland plans to work part time beginning in 2013.

We are excited to have Jessica Gremp, MD joining CSM with the Prospect Commons medical group.

Jill Johnston, RN, is the new OB/GYN Clinic manager.