Top Docs, AzCIM, SALSA Spotlighted Among AHSC Top News Items of the Week

Among stories listed in the AHSC Top Media Mentions for the week of Aug. 31-Sept 4, 2015, were the following:

The White House
Big Grant: UA Researchers Working on Flexible, Wearable Technology
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the seventh of nine new manufacturing institutes will invest $171 million in advancing next-generation flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing, fostering American leadership in manufacturing technologies, from smart bandages to self-monitoring weapons systems to wearable devices. The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) is part of a group called the FlexTech Alliance, which was awarded $75 million by the U.S. Department of Defense to help establish and maintain a group to create “flexible hybrid electronics,” which include wearable devices to improve medical health monitoring and personal fitness and soft robotics to care for the elderly or assist wounded soldiers, among many other applications. Read more

Health News Digest
Huge Disparity in Leg Amputations on Low-Income and Rural Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

People with low incomes or living in rural areas who have type 2 diabetes are significantly more likely to suffer the amputation of a lower extremity, largely due to limited access to preventive health care, according to research by the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at the UA Department of Surgery. The study, "A Diabetic Emergency One Million Feet Long: Disparities and Burdens of Illness among Diabetic Foot Ulcer Cases within Emergency Departments in the United States, 2006-2010," published this month in the journal PLoS One, also found that a system for preventive care for those type 2 diabetes patients could cut national annual health-care costs by billions of dollars. "We know now there are significant disparities in diabetes care, particularly within the lower extremities," said David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, UA professor of surgery and director and co-founder of SALSA. "But the great news about these shocking data is that with a little bit of energy, we can affect change and make a difference for these folks no matter where they live or how big their bank account is.” Read more

Among other recent media mentions related to the Department of Medicine, its specialties and our clinical facilities were the following:


Celebrating 30 Years of Total Artificial Heart Procedures (University Medical Center [now Banner University Medical Center – Tucson])
Medical Expo

Is Hot Yoga Safe After 40? (Andrew Weil, MD, founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson)


New Book Demonstrates Power of 'Healing Touch' (University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine)

Health Care Bill Touted as a Cure, But at What Cost? (Ali McBride, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCOP, a clinical coordinator of hematology/oncology at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, in Tucson)
Pharmacy Practice News


30 Years Ago Michael Drummond Became the 1st Heart Failure Patient to be Successfully Bridged to a Donor Heart Transplant (Dr. Jack Copeland, a cardiac surgeon with then University Medical Center, now Banner – University Medical Center Tucson)
KLTV 7 News (Tyler, TX) | PR Newswire

A Banner year for new CEO (Tom Dickson, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson CEO)
Arizona Daily Wildcat

Metastatic Prostate Cancer to the Left Temporal Bone: A Case Report and Review of the Literature (Dr. Abraham Jacob, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine)
Uro Today

Leadership with a Legacy: Medtronic’s Gordon Steere to be honored with AZBio’s Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement (David S. Alberts, MD, Director Emeritus at the Arizona Cancer Center) | Yahoo! Finance

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Top Doctors: Full list of doctors (Banner – University Medical Center Tucson)
Tucson Lifestyle Magazine

Spotlighted from the UA Department of Medicine were:

Other UA physicians include:

Adolescent Medicine
Richard A. Wahl, MD

Allergy & Immunology
Michael Daines, MD

Cardiac Electrophysiology
Julia Indik, MD, PhD
Peter Ott, MD

Cardiovascular Disease
Joseph S. Alpert, MD
Mark J. Friedman, MD
Raj Janardhanan, MD
Kapildeo Lotun, MD

Child Neurology
Janet B. Teodori, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery
Valentine Nfonsam, MD

Gerald Goldberg, MD
James E. Sligh, MD, PhD, chief, Division of Dermatology, UA Department of Medicine

Diagnostic Radiology
Kimberly Fitzpatrick, MD
Dorothy Gilbertson-Dahdal, MD
Phillip Kuo, MD, PhD
Mihra Taljanovic, MD, PhD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Craig Stump, MD, PhD, chief, Division of Endocrinology, UA Department of Medicine

Family Medicine
Daniel Dickman, MD
Victoria Murrain, DO

John Cunningham, MD

Geriatric Medicine
Paul Gee, MD

Gynecologic Oncology
Setsuko Chambers, MD
Kenneth Hatch, MD

Hand Surgery
Warren Breidenbach, MD
Gregory DeSilva, MD
Joseph Sheppard, MD

Infectious Disease
Stephen Klotz, MD, chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, UA Department of Medicine

Internal Medicine
Philip Galasso, MD
Roberta Lee, MD

Interventional Cardiology
Karl Kern, MD, Sarver Heart Center co-director and the Gordon A. Ewy, MD Distinguished Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine
Kwan Lee, MD

Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Karen Lesser, MD
Kathryn Reed, MD

Medical Oncology
Frederick Ahmann, MD
Linda Garland, MD
Robert Livingston, MD

Pradeep Kadambi, MD, director, Solid Organ Transplantation

Neurological Surgery
G. Michael Lemole, MD
Martin Weinand, MD

Geoffrey Ahern, MD, PhD
Bruce M. Coull, MD
David Labiner, MD

William Erly, MD



Obstetrics & Gynecology
Amy Mitchell, MD

Joseph Miller, MD, MPH

Orthopaedic Surgery
Domingo Cheleuitte, MD
Jon Nisbet, MD
John Ruth, MD
Shyam Shridharani, MD

Mindy Black, MD
Alexander Chiu, MD
Steven Goldstein, MD
Abraham Jacob, MD
David Parry, MD
Bruce Stewart, MD

Achyut Bhattacharyya, MD
Wenxin Zheng, MD

Pediatric Cardiology
Brent Barber, MD
Scott Klewer, MD
Daniela Lax, MD

Pediatric Endocrinology
Mark Wheeler, MD

Pediatric Infectious Disease
Sean Elliott, MD
Ziad Shehab, MD

Pediatric Neurology
Emmanuel Apostol, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology
Cori Daines, MD
Wayne Morgan, MD
Linda Riordan, MD

Pediatric Surgery
Jeff Hoehner, MD

Kimberly Gerhart, MD
William Marshall Jr., MD

Mark Gilbert, MD
Richard Lane, MD, PhD
John Misiaszek, MD
Francisco Moreno, MD
Ole Thienhaus, MD
Karen Weihs, MD

Pulmonary Disease
James Knepler, MD
Steven Knoper, MD
Monica Kraft, MD, chair, UA Department of Medicine, and the Robert and Irene Flinn Professor of Medicine
Sairam Parthasarathy, MD
Franz Rischard, DO
Linda Snyder, MD

Radiation Oncology
Baldassarre Stea, MD, PhD

Jeffrey Lisse, MD, the Ethel McChesney Bilby Chair for Osteoporosis

Randall Friese, MD
Marlon Guerrero, MD
Bellal Joseph, MD
Narong Kulvatunyou, MD
Michele Ley, MD
James McClenathan, MD
Andrew Tang, MD
Gary Vercruysse, MD

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Samuel Kim, MD

Matthew Gretzer, MD
Christian Twiss, MD

Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Charles Hennemeyer, MD

Vascular Surgery
John Hughes, MD


Why The United States Is Losing Rural Hospitals (The University of Arizona's Center for Rural Health)
Fronteras: The Changing America Desk

Got diabetes? Why you must protect your feet (David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, director of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance and professor of surgery at the University of Arizona)
Yahoo! News



Bystander CPR: Addressing the hesitancy (UA Sarver Heart Center)
Naples Herald

NIH Grant Will Support Symic Biomedical’s Development of Therapeutic Agent to Reduce Vascular Access Failures in End-Stage Renal Disease (Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, Division Director of Nephrology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and Banner - University Medical Center Tucson)
Endovascular Today

HKS Awarded Expansion at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix (HKS Awarded Expansion at Banner University Medical Center Phoenix)
Medical Construction & Design

Carboplatin Versus Cisplatin in Cervical Cancer (Bradley J. Monk, MD, University of Arizona Cancer Center)



BACC: Rapid Rule Out Protocol Safe for Acute MI Diagnosis (Joseph S. Alpert, MD, Banner - University Medical Center)
TCTMD | Healio

The Healing Power of Food (Dr. Andrew Weil, holistic health expert, author, and founder of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine)
Journal News



Moving up: UA alumna Chiasson joins AzCIM as assistant director of fellowship Slide 4 (Dr. Ann Marie Chiasson has joined the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine [AzCIM] as assistant director of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine and assistant professor of medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson)
Arizona Daily Star



See the top recipients of National Institutes of Health grants in Arizona (University of Arizona)
Phoenix Business Journal

7 Things You Shouldn't Touch On A Plane (University of Arizona researchers)
Huffington Post



Hebrew U's 'liver-on-a-chip' research flags new Tylenol danger (Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center)
The Times of Israel

Symic receives $1.5M NIH Phase II SBIR grant to develop AVF therapeutic candidate (Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, Division Director of Nephrology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and Banner - University Medical Center Tucson)
News Medical

Arizona Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges US Navy Veterans or Industrial Workers with this Rare Cancer in Arizona To Call Them About the Nation's Best Lawyers for Better Compensation (The University of Arizona Cancer Center)
KLTV 7 News



Tucson's Inaugural Kick Cancer Charity Event kicks off on Thursday (University of Arizona Cancer Research Center)
KVOA Tucson News

Symic Biomedical Awarded $1.5M NIH Phase II SBIR Grant to Develop its Proteoglycan Mimetic (Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, Division Director of Nephrology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and Banner University Medical Center, Tucson) | PR Newswire | Yahoo! Finance

Biz awards in Southern Arizona: Banner-University Medical Center Tucson has been ranked among the best hospitals in the nation in geriatrics, nephrology and pulmonology in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Hospitals’ ratings (Banner – University Medical Center Tucson)
Arizona Daily Star



Banner aims to cut costs from UAHN as earnings lag (Banner – University Medical Center Tucson)

Release Date: 
09/04/2015 - 8:00am