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GrandRounds Dermatologist Robert Kaplan Honored by UT President’s Council

The Urology Cancer Center at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis will offer MRI fusion biopsy, a specialized type of biopsy which was the subject of a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study reports promising results from a more targeted way to biopsy the prostate. Saint Francis is believed to be the first in the Memphis area to offer the procedure. “The MRI fusion biopsy has significantly improved the accuracy of diagnosing prostate cancer, the most common cancer in the American male,” said Walter Rayford, MD, PhD, MBA, Medical Director of The Urology Cancer at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis.

Robert J. Kaplan, MD, a Memphis dermatologist, philanthropist, and longtime patron of the University of Tennessee, was awarded the Jim and Natalie Haslam Presidential Medal during the 2017 University of Tennessee President’s Council awards din- Robert J. Kaplan ner last month in Memphis. A 1973 graduate of the UT Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine, Kaplan practices medicine at Kaplan Dermatology in Memphis, and holds multiple leadership positions at his alma mater. He serves on the UTHSC Foundation’s board of directors and the UTHSC College of Medicine Alumni Council.

TMA’s ‘Doctors’ Day on the Hill’ Set for March 7 Approximately 300 physicians from across Tennessee are expected to convene at Legislative Plaza in Nashville on Tuesday, March 7, for the Tennessee Medical Association’s annual Day on the Hill. It will take place from 8 am to 3 pm. The free event is open to all physicians, medical office staff and healthcare administrators. For a list of TMA’s legislative priorities, visit tnmed.org/legislative.

AMA Publishes Newly Updated Code of Medical Ethics Completely updated after an eightyear modernization project, a revised edition of the Code of Medical Ethics is available from the American Medical Association (AMA) in hardcover or e-book. Those wishing to request a review copy should contact: AMA Media and Editorial at (312) 464-4430 or email media@ama-assn.org.

TMA Training New Class of Physician Leaders The Tennessee Medical Association is training 16 Tennessee physicians representing a variety of medical specialties through its 2017 Physician Leadership Lab. The Lab focuses on improving clinical teamwork with a multi-month series of webinars and live group sessions. As part of the program, each participant will complete an improvement project within his or her practice environment, making use of the tools and skills acquired in the program.

The Memphis-area members are: Lanetta Anderson, MD, Germantown – Obstetrics/Gynecology Robert Jean, MD, Memphis – Surgery Alim Khandekar, MD, Memphis – Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Veronica Murphy, MD, Memphis – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Joe Russo, MD, Memphis – Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Jawwad Yusuf, MD, Memphis – Internal Medicine

St. Jude’s Leslie Robison Honored by American Cancer Society Leslie L. Robison, chair of the department of epidemiology and cancer control at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, is one of three outstanding individuals to receive the 2016 American Cancer Society Medal of Honor Award. The Medal of Honor is awarded to those who have made the most valuable contributions and impact in saving more lives from cancer through basic research, clinical research, and cancer control. The other recipients include Joan S. Brugge, Ph.D., for Basic Research, and Charles L. Sawyers, M.D., America Cancer Society Medal of Honor recipients are for Clinical Research. (from left) Joan S. Brugge of Boston, Charles L. Sawyers of New Robison was selected in recYork, and Leslie L. Robison of Memphis. ognition of his lifetime contributions and dedication to pediatric oncology research. His career has been dedicated to research on the epidemiology and long-term outcomes of pediatric cancer survivors.

© CHRIS HAMILTON 2017. PHOTO COURTESY AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, INC.

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