News : 2011 : October

Kristine O’Phelan, M.D., left, and Michael Nares, M.D.

Miller School Physicians Recognized as Organ Donation Heroes

Two Miller School faculty, Michael Nares, M.D., assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, and Kristine O’Phelan, M.D., associate professor of clinical neurology, were honored at the Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency’s 9th Annual Luminaire Gala this month for their dedication to making the “miracle of life” possible.

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From left are Jeffrey Augenstein, M.D., Ph.D., Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., LTC George D. Garcia, M.D., Ivette Motola, M.D., M.P.H., and Kenneth G. Proctor, Ph.D.

Army Trauma Training Center Marks a Decade by Thanking Miller School Life-Savers

Marking the 10th anniversary of the Army Trauma Training Center at the Ryder Trauma Center, the U.S. Army last week recognized the contributions of Kenneth G. Proctor, Ph.D., professor of surgery, anesthesiology and biomedical engineering, and Jeffrey Augenstein, M.D., Ph.D., professor of surgery and director of the William Lehman Injury Research Center, to improving medical outcomes for those wounded in war zones.

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From left, Bruno V. Gallo, M.D., Ricardo Komotar, M.D., awake craniotomy patient Ray Beccaria, and Thomas Fuhrman, M.D.

Doctors and Patient Describe Rare Awake Craniotomy Surgery at UMH

In early September, Ray Beccaria began struggling to put into words what he wanted to say. A week later, he had trouble reading and thought he might be having a stroke. His wife thought he was just stressed. The 64-year-old health information management specialist admits he was “scared every day” that his perplexing symptoms would worsen. A CT scan and MRI at University of Miami Hospital confirmed his fears: a glioblastoma.

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Jagajan “JJ” Karmacharya, M.D.

Memorial Service for Dr. Karmacharya Set for October 5

A memorial service for Jagajan “JJ” Karmacharya, M.D., associate professor of clinical surgery, chief of vascular surgery at the Miami VA hospital and associate program director of the vascular surgery fellowship, will be held Wednesday, October 5, at 1 p.m. in Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Diagnostic Treatment Center, room 259.

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