Eleven Taubman Scholars named to "Best Doctors in America" roll
The following Taubman Scholars and Emerging Scholars are among the University of Michigan Medical School physicians recently named to the 2013-2014 "Best Doctors In America" list.
Frank (Chip) Brosius III, M.D.
Valerie P. Castle, M.D.
Sung Won Choi, M.D.
Eva L. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.
Thomas W. Gardner, M.D., M.S.
Johann Gudjonsson, M.D., Ph.D.
Alon Kahana, M.D., Ph.D.
Theodore S. Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D.
Parag Patil, M.D., Ph.D.
Henry L. Paulson, M.D.
Max S. Wicha, M.D.
The new national list includes 493 U-M physicians — and places them among the best 5 percent of doctors in their specialties. UMHS has more physicians recognized than any other health system in Michigan.
The list is compiled every year by Boston-based Best Doctors, Inc., and based on an in-depth survey, the List contains more than 53,000 U.S. physicians in 40 specialties and more than 400 subspecialties of medicine. In a confidential review, current physician listees answer the question, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?”
This yields a preliminary set of doctors who meet the initial criteria for inclusion. These physicians are then checked for credentials, disciplinary actions and clinical activity. Only doctors who meet all evaluation criteria are selected for the list.
A full list of the UMHS doctors on this year’s list is available at http://umhealth.me/bestdoc14.
Stem cell symposium set for Sept. 19 in Ann Arbor
Dr. Eva Feldman will be among the speakers at the one-day event, which focuses on cutting-edge developments in stem-cell biology, epigenetics and regneratrive medicine.
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New Emerging Scholar named
Scott Tomlins, M.D., an assistant profesor of pathology at U-M, has been designated the A. Alfred Taubman Emerging Scholar. Dr. Tomlins is an expert in prostate cancer research.
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Institute welcomes new gift officer
Maria Muller has been appointed to work with connect donors with funding opportunities at the Taubman Institute.
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Institute symposium set for Oct. 10
The A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute will award the 2014 $100,000 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science at its 7th annual symposium at 10 a.m. on Oct. 10.
Dr. Carl June, a physician-scientist who developed a personalized immunotherapy for leukemia using patients’ own T cells, will receive the honor and deliver the symposium's keynote address.
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Drug cuts risk of bone-marrow transplant side effect
Taubman Emerging Scholar Sung Won Choi, M.D., is the lead author of a new study that finds a new way to help prevent graft-vs-host disease in cancer patients receiving bone-marrow transplants.
Study: Two types of cancer stem cells lead to metastasis
Breast cancer stem cells exist in two different states and each state plays a role in how cancer spreads, according to a new study published by Taubman Senior Scholar Dr. Max Wicha.