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Karp takes new role as Department of Surgery chair

Apr. 16, 2015—Seth Karp, M.D., professor of Surgery and Ingram Professor of Surgical Sciences, has been named the new chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Surgery.

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Dmochowski honored by American Board of Urology

Apr. 2, 2015—Roger Dmochowski, M.D., professor of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was recently elected a trustee of the American Board of Urology.

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Smith selected as next editor of Journal of Urology

Mar. 19, 2015—Joseph Smith Jr., M.D., professor of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was recently named the next editor of The Journal of Urology. Smith, the William L. Bray Professor of Urology, was selected for the role by the American Urological Association Board of Directors and will work with other editors at the journal to...

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Hildreth named Meharry Medical College president

Mar. 19, 2015—James E.K. Hildreth, M.D., has been named president and chief executive officer of Meharry Medical College. He will succeed Anna Cherrie Epps, M.D., who has served as head of the college since 2013. Hildreth is currently the dean of the University of California, Davis College of Biological Sciences. He will take over at Meharry on...

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New imaging system reduces X-ray exposure

Mar. 19, 2015—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has become the first hospital in the state to install a new imaging system that will help to dramatically reduce X-ray exposure during certain heart procedures. The imaging system allows doctors to rely on fluoroscopy images much less often during catheter ablation procedures used to correct heart arrhythmias...

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Initiative seeks to streamline lab test ordering process

Mar. 12, 2015—A committee of physician leaders has embarked on a multi-year effort to take a close look at all types of lab work ordered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and in the process do away with unnecessary or obsolete tests.

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VUMC’s Barocas named to Commission on Cancer

Mar. 12, 2015—Daniel Barocas, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was recently named a representative on the Commission on Cancer.

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Medical coding system upgrade nearing rollout

Mar. 5, 2015—To get a sense of how big a change it will be when a new medical coding and reporting system goes into effect later this year, consider this: The current system contains more than 14,000 codes for unique medical diagnoses. The new one has more than 68,000.

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Survey tool helps assess physician behavior training

Feb. 12, 2015—Professional behavior specialists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are using a new survey tool to determine the effectiveness of training courses to help physicians correct disruptive workplace behavior.

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New medical weight loss program set for VUMC campus

Feb. 5, 2015—For people with diabetes, watching their waistline is an important way to help control their blood glucose and lower the risk for complications from the illness.

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Address highlights performance of VU adult enterprise

Jan. 29, 2015—After weathering a challenging year of immense changes in the health care industry, Vanderbilt University Hospital and Vanderbilt’s adult clinics have emerged stronger and better poised for long-term growth.

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Vanderbilt Trauma Center receives American College of Surgeons verification

Dec. 18, 2014—The country’s leading surgical care organization has bestowed its highest stamp of approval on Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Trauma Center.

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