See BUMG Newsletter for Doc Video Profiles, Cerner Champions and Critical Care Training

Among a bit of news passed along to physicians via the Banner – University Medical Group e-newsletter, Wildcat Connection, are the following three items (link to the issue date for the full newsletter):

BUMG Wildcat Connection – Dec. 9, 2017 

Physician Profiles for

Videographers from Banner Health were in Tucson last week to tape short video profiles of 17 faculty clinicians, including psychiatry Professor Francisco Moreno, MD, left. The videos will be edited and posted to physicians’ profiles on the Banner Health website. You can also view completed videos on the Banner Health YouTube Channel.

There are currently 42 physician profiles featured on Banner YouTube channel. Among them from the UA Department of Medicine are the following (click on the name to see the Banner profile video):

Amit Agarwal, MD, PhD – (Hematologist/Oncologist)
   Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology
   Member, UA Cancer Center
       -BMT-Leukemia Multidisciplinary Clinic
       -Therapeutic Development

Frederick Ahmann, MD – (Genitourinary/Medical Oncologist)
   Professor of Medicine & Surgery, Division of Hematology/Oncology
   Member, UA Cancer Center
       -Cancer Prevention and Control
       -Clinical Trials/Research Shared Resource
       -Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Training Program

 ■ Meenakshi Dagar, MD – (Internal Medicine)
   Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine

Jason DuPont, MD – (Dermatologist/Mohs Surgeon)
   Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Dermatology

Ravi Krishnadasan, MD – (Hematologist)
   Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology
   Member, UA Cancer Center
       -BMT-Leukemia Multidisciplinary Clinic
       -Therapeutic Development
       -Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Training Program

Pradeep Kadambi, MD – (Transplant Nephrologist)
   Professor, Division of Nephrology
   Chief Clinical Affairs Officer, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson & South
   Director, Solid Organ Transplantation, Banner – UMC Tucson & South

Hitendra Patel, MD – (Medical Oncologist)
   Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology
   Member, UA Cancer Center
       -Gastrointestinal Cancers Multidisciplinary Clinic
       -Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Training Program

The corporate video team expects to make regular trips to Tucson in 2017 to collect more videos profiles of BUMG physicians and AAPs. If you have an interest in participating, please contact Elyse Palm, (520) 694-2553 or

BUMG Wildcat Connection – Jan. 13, 2017 

Physician Champions Step Up for Cerner Transition

Our Tucson hospitals and clinics will convert to Cerner electronic health record (EHR) in June 2017 to align with the rest of Banner Health. To make this major transition as seamless as possible for BUMG providers, the following physicians have volunteered to serve as Cerner transition champions over the next several months. They are your go-to resource for questions and concerns about the new EHR:

  • Anesthesiology — Dr. Patrick Boyle
  • Behavioral Health —Dr. Ole Thienhaus
  • Cardiology — Drs. Kwan Lee and Nancy Sweitzer
  • Cardiac Surgery —Drs. MaryJane Barth and Scott Lick
  • Critical Care —Drs. Christian Bime and Terence O’Keeffe
  • Dermatology — Dr. James Sligh
  • Emergency Med — Dr. Lisa Chan
  • Gastroenterology — Drs. Bianca Afonso and Steve Goldschmid 
  • Hospital Med — Dr. Tejo Vemulapalli
  • Infectious Disease — Dr. Sean Elliott
  • Medical Imaging — Dr. Bobby Kalb
  • Nephrology —Dr. Sireesha Koppula
  • Neurosciences — Drs. Chelsea Kidwell and Michael Lemole
  • NICU — Dr. Alan Bedrick
  • Oncology — Drs. Emad Elquza and Manny Katsanis
  • Ophthalmology — Dr. Joe Miller                       
  • Orthopaedics — Dr. Jordan Smith   
  • Otolaryngology — Drs. Steve Goldstein and Steve Wang
  • Pathology — Drs. A. Bhattachararyya and Maria Proytcheva 
  • Pediatrics — Drs. Kimberly Gerhart and Chan Lowe
  • Primary Care — Drs. Mindy Fain and Ravi Grivois-Shah
  • Pulmonary —Drs. Steve Knoper and Sai Parthasarathy
  • Surgery — Dr. Carlos Galvani 
  • Urology — Drs. Joel Funk and Ben Lee
  • Women’s Health — Dr. Heather Reed

BUMG is grateful to these volunteers who will help ready our organization for this critical transition.

BUMG Wildcat Connection – Feb. 8, 2017 

The Practice of Advanced Critical Care

■ Simulation-Based Conference at COM-P, Feb.17-18, 2017

Sharpen your emergency life-saving skills at a multispecialty educational conference for bedside intensivists in February at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Center for Simulation and Innovation.

Topics include advanced techniques in echocardiography, difficult airway management, rescue therapies for severe ARDS and advanced cardiac life support. This conference features small- group simulations based on real patient cases with expert debriefing and hands-on workshops.

Gregory A. Schmidt, MD (pictured right), professor of medicine and director of critical care programs at the University of Iowa, will be among the faculty presenters. He is an internationally renowned speaker and expert in the fields of mechanical ventilation, ECMO, fluid resuscitation and critical care ultrasonography. Conference co-chairs are Robert A. Raschke, MD, and Ken Knox, MD.

Space is limited to 60 registrants; 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits—for more info and to register, click here.

The above event listing appeared in the last four editions of the BUMG Wildcat Connection. To see the newsletter’s e-archive visit this site: 

"DOM Docs in Banner Health Videos that Promote Diversity and Inclusion" | Posted Feb. 9, 2017

Release Date: 
02/10/2017 - 3:30pm