Here are this week’s Accolades, a roundup of some of the honors and accomplishments of College of Medicine and UAMS faculty, staff, residents, fellows and students I’ve heard about recently!
Top 25 Leader
Marcy Doderer, President and CEO of Arkansas Children’s, has been named one of Modern Healthcare’s “Top 25 Women Leaders.” She joins an elite group of health care executives who were honored by the industry’s leading source of health care business and policy news, research and information. Ms. Doderer was recognized for her leadership in strategic planning aimed at dramatically improving the health and health care of Arkansas’ children, her work to expand community clinics and access to primary care, her leadership in improving hospital metrics, and more. Congratulations to Ms. Doderer on this very well-earned honor.
A shout-out to Dr. Martin Radvany, Professor of Radiology and Neurosurgery and Chief of the Division of Interventional Neuroradiology, who has been appointed to the Interventional Neuroradiology Council of the International Pediatric Stroke Organization (IPSO). IPSO brings together leading investigators and multidisciplinary health professionals from around the world who have a common interest in childhood cerebrovascular disease.
Congratulations to Dr. Meredith Von Dohlen, Instructor and Medical Education Fellow in the Department of Emergency Medicine, on her appointment to the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Research Committee for 2021-2022. Kudos to Dr. Von Dohlen for her national service to her field as well as her excellent work at UAMS.
ED Consultant of the Month
Emergency Medicine residents selected third-year General Surgery resident Dr. Whitney Taylor as the newest Emergency Department Consultant of the Month. Emergency Medicine residents applauded Dr. Taylor for always being a team player and going out of her way to teach “clinical pearls” at every opportunity. As one resident commented, “There is no resident more committed to doing what is best for the patient than Whitney.” Congratulations Dr. Taylor!
As hard as we try, occasionally a patient doesn’t have the experience at UAMS that we hope for. When a patient commented in a social media group about a past negative experience, Dr. Luann Racher, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, reached out on behalf of the UAMS Health Women’s Center, where she serves as Medical Director. The patient returned to UAMS and received what she described as “phenomenal” care from Dr. Racher and her team. In a glowing follow-up post, the patient explained that she “felt heard, cared for and believed.” Great job!