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August 2010 Issue

Thoracic surgeon Sandra Starnes, MD specializes in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS).
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News Extras- August

By Jill Hafner
Published August 2010

Board Approves Naming of Research Room in Library'
The UC Board of Trustees recently approved the naming of the William H. L. Dornette Research Room, which will be housed on the R-Level of the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions on the medical campus.

The room is named after William Dornette, MD, a long-time supporter of the Winkler Center.

Dornette made a gift to UC to refurbish four of the five stained glass windows in the Winkler Center.

Upon his death last fall, his children donated a portion of his trust to further support the center.

The Dornette Research Room will be constructed during the summer of 2011. The room will be used to accommodate visiting scholars and others who need to use center materials that may not be taken off premises.

Dornette earned his undergraduate, medical and law degrees from the University of Cincinnati. He was the first person to graduate from both the university’s College of Medicine and College of Law.

Radiology Renovation Encourages Teamwork
The UC Department of Radiology recently broke ground on a multi-year renovation of its clinical, research and educational spaces at the College of Medicine and UC Health University Hospital.

The architectural plan was designed to encourage teamwork and collaboration by making common gathering spaces a priority.

New spaces to accommodate inpatient and outpatient flow will also be created to improve the patient experience, including the addition of separate waiting rooms and private patient preparation areas.

Starnes Named Thoracic Surgery Division Director
Sandra Starnes, MD, was named director of the division of thoracic surgery at the College of Medicine, effective July 1.

She is now also the interim director of the section of cardiothoracic surgery, which comprises the divisions of thoracic and cardiac surgery.

Starnes’ focus is on growing the UC Health thoracic surgery division as a comprehensive unit by recruiting thoracic surgeons, expanding the surgical service and clinical program and ensuring continued excellence in surgical education and translational research.

Cerebrovascular Surgery Post Goes to Ringer
Andrew Ringer, MD, has been named director of the division of cerebrovascular surgery for the Mayfield Clinic and the department of neurosurgery, effective July 1.

Ringer is a member of the UC Neuroscience Institute’s Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke Center and is an associate clinical professor of neurosurgery at the College of Medicine.

He is a member of Mayfield’s Board of Directors, chair of the technology committee and member of the finance, quality outcomes and education steering committees.

Ringer replaced neurosurgery chair Mario Zuccarello, MD, in the cerebrovascular surgery post.

Zuccarello assume the role of chair of neurosurgery at UC in June 2010.

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