Felix G. Fernandez, MD
In 2010, Dr. Fernandez established a minimally invasive thoracic surgery program at the Atlanta VA Medical Center and was an essential contributor to Emory Healthcare reaching its 300th lung transplant milestone. His research interests include outcomes in thoracic oncology and quality improvement, and he has received funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Graham Foundation of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery.
Rondi B. Gelbard, MD
Since joining Emory Surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital in 2013, Dr. Gelbard has been involved in the creation of policies and interdisciplinary guidelines to standardize practices in the surgical ICU. She was appointed associate medical director of the SICU in 2016, and associate program director of the surgical critical care fellowship in 2017. Dr. Gelbard is also a member of the Grady-based team of the multi-center Surgical Critical Care Initiative, which is translating decision-making tools developed for the battlefield by the Department of Defense to civilian critical care.
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SSO Award Will Fund Michael Lowe's Study of Potential Therapy to Fight Melanoma
Michael Lowe, MD, MA, is the 2018 recipient of the Society of Surgical Oncology's Young Investigator Award, which he will apply to a study that is concerned with investigating new pathways to enhance the immune system's response to melanoma.
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General surgery resident Brendan Lovasik, MD, has been awarded the 2018 Resident Scientist Scholarship of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS). He received the $40,000, one-year grant on the strength of his proposal, "Improving Xenograft Outcomes: Exploring Novel Molecular Targets and Developing Translational Therapies." With assistance from his research mentor Andrew Adams, MD, Dr. Lovasik's study will address obstacles to using xenotransplantation as a mode of kidney transplant in humans.
Raheel Jajja, MD, a resident on research sabbatical in the surgical oncology nanomedicine research laboratory of Lily Yang, MD, PhD, has received the 2018 Research Fellowship Grant of Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association. The award will fund a study Dr. Jajja is conducting with Dr. Yang of the use of receptor-targeted imaging probes in detecting colon cancer liver metastases in preclinical models.