Left to right: Thomas Best, MD, PhD; Ching-Shih Chen, PhD; Robert Higgins, MD
Abraham Jacob, MD, assistant professor of Otolaryngology, was named recipient of this year's George Adams Young Faculty Award by the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society (Triological Society), which supports the research and clinical work of America’s leading academic and clinical otolaryngologists. The award recognizes the outstanding contributions of an academic otolaryngologist who is in the early phase of his or her career.
Mark Landon, MD, has been named chair of Ohio State’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He had served as interim chair since June 2009, as director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine since 2002 and as vice chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1997. He holds the Richard L. Meiling Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a widely published researcher and an internationally recognized authority on diabetes in pregnancy and on vaginal birth after cesarean delivery. He was principal investigator of the largest prospective study ever performed on vaginal birth following cesarean delivery, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Landon joined Ohio State’s faculty in 1987. Ohio State’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is ranked among the top 20 programs in the country by U.S.News & World Report.
Donald LeMay, DO, assistant professor of Clinical Family Medicine and member of Ohio State’s Sports Medicine Center, was selected Team Physician of the Year by the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association. LeMay works primarily with Ohio State’s men’s and women’s basketball teams and athletes at Steelwood, an athletic training facility at Ohio State.
Sidney Miller, MD, director of the Ohio State University Burn Center, was elected president of the American Burn Association (ABA) at the organization’s 2010 annual meeting. As president of the 3,500-member association, Miller’s overall focus is to improve the quality of care provided to burn patients through advocacy initiatives. During Miller’s tenure as vice president of the ABA, he promoted and supported burn-related research, patient care, education, rehabilitation and prevention programs.
Sally Morgan, APRN, BC and Shirley Fields McCoy, RN, MS, BC, were named Midwest Notable Nurses by NurseWeek magazine. Morgan received the Excellence in Advanced Practice Nursing Award for her role as a nurse practitioner in perioperative services and her key role in leading The Ohio State University Medical Center’s Magnet recognition application and recertification efforts. McCoy received the Excellence in Nursing Education award for her outstanding achievements in developing, managing, teaching and evaluating the Medical Center’s nurse orientation programs.
William Mountcastle has been named associate vice president for Development at The Ohio State University Medical Center. He will direct fundraising activities for all components of the Medical Center, including hospitals, research institutes, the College of Medicine and the OSUCCC-James. He previously served in leadership roles at the University Hospitals Health System of Cleveland and the Cleveland Clinic. Mountcastle joins Ohio State at a time of unprecedented growth, including the $1-billion Medical Center ProjectONE expansion.
Richard Nelson, MD, professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, has been named president-elect of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). Nelson has been involved with ABEM since 1983 and has served on the board of directors since 2004. He chairs the Board’s Initial Certification Task Force and Test Development Committee. Nelson also represents ABEM to the American Board of Medical Specialties. The ABEM establishes the credentialing requirements and examinations to evaluate physicians who seek certification in emergency medicine.
Bhagwan Satiani, MD, MA, FACS, professor of Clinical Surgery in the Division of Vascular Diseases and Surgery and medical director of the Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory at Ohio State’s Medical Center, co-edited a special supplement to the April 2010 issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery. “Diversity in Vascular Surgery: Adapting to America’s New Face” summarizes data of known outcomes in vascular disease among African-Americans, Hispanics and females. It also reviews diversity within a regional society and explains the rationale behind promoting a diverse workforce, routes to achieving that goal and positive outcomes that can result.
Miguel Villalona-Calero, MD, professor of Internal Medicine and of Pharmacology, OSUCCC member and holder of the Dorothy M. Davis Chair in Cancer Research, has been named director of the newly formed Division of Medical Oncology in The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Villalona is an internationally recognized expert in experimental therapeutics and lung cancer. He directs Ohio State’s solid tumors experimental therapeutics program. Beyond his work at Ohio State, he is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded scholar and a member of the NCI Investigational Drug Steering Committee. The Medical Oncology service was previously part of the Department of Internal Medicine’s Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology. The two sections will now be independent divisions within the Department of Internal Medicine.
Jeff Walker, MBA, has been named the first executive director for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. He oversees all administrative, operational and fiscal functions for Ohio State’s cancer program. Walker served from 2001 to 2007 as associate director of Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and returns in this new role after serving three years as executive vice president for Roswell Park Cancer Research Institute in Buffalo, N.Y.
Richard White, MD, FACR, FACC, has joined Ohio State as professor and chair of the Department of Radiology and director of the Imaging Signature Program. White joins the Medical Center after serving four years as professor and the first chair of the Department of Radiology for the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville at the UF & Shands Medical Center/Jacksonville. White previously served on the faculties of Ohio State’s College of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University and the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is board certified in diagnostic radiology and cardiovascular computed tomography, and he holds certified Advanced Proficiency in cardiac computed tomography. He holds three patents and has eight others pending. White is widely published and is a popular lecturer worldwide.
This section was compiled by Jared Spencer, Linda Ziel and Rebecca Zinsmeister.
Left to right: Mark Landon, MD; William Mountcastle; Miguel Villalona-Calero, MD.