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Luke Brewster and Olamide Alabi's efforts to combat diabetes featured in VA video
Olamide Alabi, MD, and Luke Brewster, MD, PhD, are featured in a video produced by the VA Office of Research and Development. The video focuses on diabetes care in veterans and the work for a cure, portraying Dr. Alabi's dedication to lessening rates of lower extremity amputation for veterans with diabetes, particularly veterans of color, and Dr. Brewster's work to develop novel therapeutic agents for regenerative therapies as examples of discovery and innovation aimed at improving veterans' lives.
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Guillermo A. Escobar, MD
Dr. Escobar joined Emory's faculty as program director for the Vascular Surgery Fellowship in 2017. Shortly after his arrival he helped start the Integrated Vascular Residency, and initiated the Early Specialization Program in 2020.
His clinical and academic specialities are modern approaches for vascular disease, including complex aortic, carotid, vertebral, and mesenteric artery diseases. He is also an expert in popliteal entrapment, mycotic aneurysms, and complex dialysis access.
Juvonda S. Hodge, MD
Dr. Hodge works with Dr. Walter Ingram, long-time director of the burn center at Grady Memorial Hospital, as the center's assistant medical director. She also directs Grady's Burn Fellowship.
Prior to coming to Emory in 2014, she served on the faculty of the College of Allied Health Professions of the University of South Alabama and was associate director of the burn unit at the University of South Alabama Medical Center.
Blog augments resident learning
The Surgical Focus blog features evidence-based information related to the Department of Surgery's M&M conferences, including topics of discussion and debate, links to relevant studies, and additional readings.
Jerome Anyalebechi and David Swift receive Shock Society Awards
Jerome Anyalebechi, MD, has received a Shock Society Diversity Enhancement Award, and David Swift, MD, a Shock Society Travel Award. Both are general surgery residents on research sabbatical under the mentorship of sepsis and shock investigator Craig Coopersmith, MD, and transplant immunology researcher Mandy Ford, PhD.