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UC Graduates, Faculty Fill 2013 ‘Top Doctors’ List

Cincinnati Magazine’s 2013 "Top Doctors” survey includes the names of hundreds of College of Medicine faculty, graduates, past residents and fellows.

Printed in the January 2013 issue, the list totals 750 physicians who are part of the "innovative medical community” in Greater Cincinnati.

Of those listed, 54 percent are affiliated with the College of Medicine, 25 percent (or 187 physicians) are alumni, 32 percent (237) had been a UC resident or fellow and 23 percent (170) are current faculty members. Twenty-nine of those listed graduated from the college, completed a residency or fellowship here and are now on faculty.

Several current faculty also were highlighted in sidebar articles, including Christopher McPherson, MD, and John Tew, MD, of neurosurgery; Sid Khosla, MD, otolaryngology; J. Michael Smith, MD, surgery; and Frank McCormack, MD, internal medicine.

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Distinguished Alumni Plaque

Distinguished Alumni plaque

College Unveils Distinguished Alumni Display

A plaque commemorating the UC College of Medicine Distinguished Alumni is now open for view in the MSB across from the Winkler Center.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize graduates of the UC College of Medicine for achievements in the areas of basic research, education, clinical care, health service administration and public and/or civic duties.

The display was made possible by an anonymous alumni donation. It was unveiled after an alumni executive council meeting Thursday, Jan. 17.

Alvaro Puga, PhD

Alvaro Puga, PhD

Puga Named ATS Fellow
Alvaro Puga, PhD, professor of environmental health, has been accepted as a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences (ATS). Puga, an associate director for UC’s Center for Environmental Genetics, is considered to be the pioneer of the use of molecular biology to study the biological responses to toxic insult.

The ATS, based in Reston, Va., is a nonprofit organization that certifies toxicologists based on their education, professional experience, demonstrated achievement, proven ability and scientific expertise.

In October 2012, Puga was elected an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow for his contributions to environmental genetics.

Junzi Chi

Junzi Shi

Medical Student Recognized for Research in Aging

Second-year College of Medicine student Junzi Shi was selected as a "Best Student Research Report” award winner by the UCLA Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program.

The MSTAR program provides medical students short-term research training in aging and geriatrics to expose them to mentorship from successful researchers in aging with the goal of encouraging medical students to consider careers in the field. Shi is involved in the college’s geriatric medicine student scholars program.

David Hom, MD

David Hom, MD

Ryan Collar, MD

Ryan Collar, MD

UC Health Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Open House Feb. 6

Visit and tour the new, state-of-the-art UC Health Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery suite during an open house Wednesday, Feb. 6.

The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the UC Health Physicians Office South, 7675 Wellness Way, Suite 309, in West Chester.

The new space features:

  • State-of-the-art equipment including Vectra 3D Imaging system and Palomar Icon Laser.
  • Aesthetician room for all skin care needs.
  • Relaxing atmosphere and amenities to provide patients with a pleasant experience.

The open house will include appetizers and wine, as well as information sessions on procedures and treatments.

Kingsgate Marriott

Kingsgate Marriott

Cardiac Imaging Symposium Feb. 16

Registration is now open for a cardiac imaging symposium hosted by UC’s division of cardiology. "Which Cardiovascular Imaging Modality is best for my Patient?” will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center.

Registration is $25; free for UC physicians and affiliates. Register online at

Continuing education credits are available. For more information, contact Eva Meunier at 513-558-3070 or

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Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD

Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD

Two-Day Conference Addresses Topic of Measuring Ethicality

UC will host local and national experts on bioethics during "Empirical Bioethics: Emerging Trends for the 2st Century,” held Feb. 21-22 at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center.

Sponsored by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) and the Ethics Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, this conference will bring together speakers to discuss cutting-edge research defining the ethical framework guiding clinical and translational studies.

Keynote speaker Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD, Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine and Ethics at the University of Chicago, will present "Ethics and Evidence: What Data Can and Cannot Do for Bioethics.”

Fee is $100, including a reception, meals and parking. Continuing education credits and psychology ethics credits are available. For more information, email Bettie Durant or call 513-803-2610.

Registration is required by Friday, Feb. 15. For a list of speakers and topics, visit

UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Jan. 29: Elisia Tichy, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, department of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology, will present, "Etoposide induces a novel programmed cell death pathway in mouse embryonic stem cells” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Jan. 30: Sivakumar Vallabhapurapu, PhD, assistant professor of cancer biology, will present, "Mechanistic insights into RelB-p52 addiction in Multiple Myeloma: A potential new direction for Myeloma therapy," at 10 a.m. in the Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab Complex.
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds Jan. 30: Tolly Epstein, MD, assistant professor of clinical medicine, division of immunology, will discuss, "Evaluation and Treatment of Immune Deficiency in Adults," at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Dermatology Procter & Gamble Lecture Series Jan. 31: Gerald Lazarus, MD, professor of dermatology and medicine at Johns Hopkins University, will present, "Role of Microbial Populations in Wound Healing and Cutaneous Biology: New Molecular Methods,” at 10 a.m. in the Heaton Conference Center (Room G344), Hoxworth Building.
  • Center for Environmental Genetics Career Development Workshop Jan. 31: Dawn Kleindorfer, MD, professor of neurology, will discuss, "Writing Curriculum Vitae: Template to Content,” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in MSB 4051. Attendees are encouraged to bring a draft of their CV to the workshop.
  • Cancer Biology Winter Seminar Series Jan. 31: David Cortez, PhD, professor of biochemistry at Vanderbilt University, will present, "Genome Maintenance During DNA Replication,” from noon to 1 p.m. in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Epidemiology & Biostatistics Seminar Series Jan. 31: Dana Singer, program developer and research specialist at the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department, will discuss, "Mountain Dew Mouth--an opportunity for education and research to undo the damage of the Dew in Appalachia," at noon in the Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab Complex.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Jan. 31: Benjamin Kay, neuroscience graduate program, will discuss, "Resting-state connectivity in treatment-resistant idiopathic generalized epilepsy,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.
  • Transplant Lecture Series Feb. 1: Paul Brailey, assistant director of Hoxworth Blood Center, will discuss, Basic Histocompatibility at noon in MSB 2461.
  • Smith H. and Lucille Gibson, MD, Endowed Lecture in Dermatology Feb. 7: William James, MD, Paul R. Gross Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania, will present, "Lessons from the Clinic,” at 10 a.m. in the Heaton Conference Center (Room G344), Hoxworth Building.
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