GrandRounds Campbell Clinic Affiliates with Titan Orthopedics Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics has announced it is affiliating with Titan Orthopedics and its owner, John Lochemes, MD. It is the first affiliation agreement for Campbell Clinic. Dr. Lochemes will maintain the Titan Orthopedics name and location at 795 Ridge Lake Blvd in Memphis, while operating within the Campbell Clinic network. As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Lochemes practices general orthopedic surgery with an emphasis on arthroscopic and minimally invasive procedures. He also provides workers’ compensation injury treatment. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee then went on to complete his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Lochemes is also a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society. Titan Orthopedics will continue to operate independently, while providing patients with additional options, including the Campbell Clinic physical therapy departments, MRI services and ambulatory surgery centers, among others.
Kosten Foundation Announces $185,000 in Funding The Kosten Foundation, a Memphisbased nonprofit created to provide support for pancreatic cancer patients and their families, awareness for pancreatic cancer issues, and funding for research, announced it is providing $185,000 to be used for research associated with pancreatic cancer. The Kosten Foundation has donated more than $2,000,000 for pancreatic cancer research since its inception in 2003. Recipients of the funding are Baptist Clinical Research Institute, UT-Southwestern Medical Center, UT-Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine
Regional One Opens Facility in East Memphis Regional One Health has opened Kirby Primary Care, a new family medicine practice at 2725 Kirby Road, Suite 1, in East Memphis. It will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The new location, which opened early this month, offers primary care services for an entire family, including pediatrics and midwifery services. It is Regional One’s sixth primary care site and adds an eastern location to its current sites that span the city. Kirby Primary Care provides preventative medicine, physical exams, and treatment of acute and chronic conditions. The location also offers access to imaging, specialists and a full-service pharmacy nearby at the Regional One Health East Campus. Family medicine services for adults and pediatrics at Kirby Primary Care are provided by physician Cecilia Dowsingmemphismedicalnews
Adams, MD; and Certified Family Nurse Practitioners Amanda Best, Carol Simmons and Jeff Stricklin.
Women’s Health Specialists Merges with MOGA Memphis Obstetrics and Gynecological Association, PC (MOGA) one of the largest private providers of women’s healthcare in the Memphis area has merged with of Women’s Health Specialists (WHS) and this month will become a division of MOGA. The addition of WHS makes MOGA one of the largest OB/GYN provider groups in the southeast, bringing the total number of providers to 39. MOGA currently employs 150 other additional support full-time employees and now is in seven locations, including East Memphis, Germantown, and DeSoto County in Mississippi, plus this, its newest location in the Wolfchase area at 8110 N. Brother Blvd. Dr. Thomas Stovall, Managing Partner at WHS, said the merger, the third in the past decade, allows its groups to become “stronger and able to provide expanded services and more efficient care to our patients while maintaining quality obstetrical and gynecologic care.” Dr. Aric Giddens, MOGA President, will allow the practice to remain independent rather than owned by a larger system.
Dr. Gosain Wins University Surgeons Award Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP, associate professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center UTHSC), was awarded the 20192020 Mid-Career Award from the Society of University Surgeons (SUS). Dr. GoAnkush Gosain sain is also the director of Pediatric Surgery Research in the Children’s Foundation Research Institute at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. The Mid-Career Award was created by the Society of University Surgeons to provide funding for principal investigators with a history of research on major independent grants or smaller pilot grants. The award provides Dr. Gosain and his lab with $40,000 for one year toward their current project, while requiring that a presentation of results be given at the 2021 Academic Surgical Congress in Houston. Dr. Gosain’s current project, “Neural Crest Cell and Extracellular Matrix Interactions in Hirschsprung Disease,” is looking at how the enteric nervous system, or the “brain of the gut,” fails to develop properly in children with Hirschsprung Disease. Hirschsprung Disease is a birth defect that sees the enteric nervous system fail to form correctly in children, thus resulting in missing nerve cells that are required to help the gut function.
Medical Society to Assist with Student Loans The Memphis Medical Society (MMS) will partner with Splash Financial, a student loan refinancing company, to assist its members. Reduced rates will be available to members in order to refinance current student loans. MMS president, Danielle Hassel, MD said the organization’s board of directors “has reviewed the proposal from Splash and believe it provides tremendous value to our members. We consistently hear that finance and student loan payback are a top concern for our members, and we decided we must act to provide a solution.” Dr. Hassel said members who have student loans and are not pursuing a loan forgiveness program, may be able to save money by refinancing with Splash Financial.
Dr. Murrmann Achieves New Fellowship Susan Murrmann, MD, FACOG, recently graduated from a two-year program at the American Academy of AntiAging Medicine (a partner with George Washington University School of Medicine and the Metabolic Medical Institute.) She is now a Fellow in AntiAging, Metabolic and Susan Murrmann Functional Medicine (FAAMFM) that will allow her to specialize in personalized, anti-aging, and functional medicine that emphasizes a holistic and preventative approach to health. The program focuses on the latest research and scientific evidence in endocrinology, cardiology, neurology, nutrition and cancer therapies. Murrmann is a founder, chief medical officer and medical director of the McDonald Murrmann Center for Wellness and Health and their Center for Aesthetics and Laser.
The 2019 CORNET Awards in Health Disparities Research winners and their project titles are: “Role of Extracellular Vesicles in HPV-Induced HIV Pathogenesis” by Santosh Kumar, PhD, (UTHSC); Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-Bc, FAANP, (UTHSC); Crystal Walker, PhD, DNP, FNP-C, (UTHSC); Carolann Risley, PhD, MSN, (UMMC); and William Robinson, MD, (Tulane). The project aims to investigate the biological interactions between HPV and HIV infected cells in an effort to address how and why HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects African Americans, especially in the southern Delta region. “Cardiometabolic Risk and Aggressive Prostate Cancer in African-American and White Men: The Delta Cancer Research Consortium” by Jay H. Fowke, PhD, MPH, MS, (UTHSC); Lydia A. Bazzano, MD, PhD, FACP, FACN, CIP, (Tulane); and Christian Gomez, PhD, (UMMC). This project aims to determine the link between cardiometabolic risk factors and the disproportionate rate of prostate cancer in African American men, and to develop methods to harmonize findings across studies.
Delta Medical Center Renamed Delta Medical Center has been renamed Delta Specialty Hospital. This name change reflects the strategic changes they have made to the services and programming options they provide. While Delta Specialty Hospital remains capable of providing subacute medical services, they have reduced the number of acute medical-based interventions that were previously offered. Instead, they have placed our focus on the delivery of clinically excellent mental health and addiction treatment.
Two Research Teams Win CORNET Awards Two multistate research teams – one investigating “Cardiometabolic Risk and Aggressive Prostate Cancer” and the other investigating “The Role of Extracellular Vesicles in HPV-Induced HIV Pathogenesis” have won the 2019 CORNET Awards. The winning teams were composed of researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Tulane University, and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). The CORNET Awards were created 2016 to foster collaborative partnerships between researchers in Memphis and various regional and global academic institutions, and industry partners. The purpose of the awards is to give seed funding, up to $75,000 per project, to collaborative research teams working to combat regional health inequities faced by those living in the Delta South. FEBRUARY 2020
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