Muralidhar Padala Selected for 2019 Innovation for Impact Award
Muralidhar Padala, PhD, associate professor of surgery in the division of cardiothoracic surgery, is the inaugural recipient of the Emory School of Medicine Innovation for Impact Award for 2019. This award was established to recognize faculty inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs whose contributions resulted in a significant impact on human health or have the potential to be paradigm-shifting.
Kendra Grubb and Structural Heart Center Associates Perform Live Cases for TVT 2019
The Emory Structural Heart and Valve Center was one of only six stateside centers to perform live case demonstrations for the 12th Annual TVT (transcatheter valve therapy) Structural Heart Summit in Chicago. The physician team for the procedures included Kendra Grubb, MD, surgical director of the Structural Heart and Valve Center; Vasilis Babaliaros, MD, and Adam B. Greenbaum, MD, co-directors of the center; and Robert J. Lederman, MD, senior investigator for the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health.
Sheryl Gabram-Mendola Receives Inaugural Appointment to Academic Chair
Nationally recognized expert in the surgical treatment of breast cancer and management of patients at high risk for breast cancer, Sheryl Gabram-Mendola, MD, MBA, has been named the Ada Lee Correll Chair in Surgery (Dr. Gabram-Mendola, right, is pictured with Ada Lee Correll). This academic chair is the most recent installment in Ada Lee Correll's extensive history as a fundraiser and donor to various Atlanta-based and national entities.
Thirty Emory Surgery Faculty Named to Atlanta Magazine's 2019 Top Doctors
Fifty-five percent of the physicians recognized in Atlanta Magazine's July 2019 "Top Doctors" issue are physicians within Emory Healthcare, Emory Healthcare Network, Emory medical staff, or faculty of Emory University School of Medicine. The annual listing — compiled by the New York-based research firm Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. — includes 30 faculty of the Emory Department of Surgery.
Theresa Gillespie Named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
Theresa W. Gillespie, PhD, MA, BSN, professor in the departments of surgery and hematology and oncology at Emory University, was one of eleven Emory nurses inducted as 2019 Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). The Academy is composed of more than 2,000 of the nation's most accomplished nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research, and selection for fellowship is one of nursing's highest professional honors.