News and Events : 2014

On the helipad where the Burn Center surgical team meets critically burned patients are, from left, Louis Pizano, M.D., M.B.A., Nicholas Namias, M.D., M.B.A., professor of surgery and Chief of the Division of Trauma, and Carl I. Schulman, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.P.H., associate professor of surgery, Director of the William Lehman Injury Research Center and the Eunice Bernhard Endowed Chair in the Division of Burns in the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery.

UM/Jackson Burn Center Remains Only Verified Center in South Florida

Recently re-verified by the American Burn Association (ABA) and American College of Surgeons, the Burn Center at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital remains one of only 63 burn centers in the nation and the only one in South Florida to earn the ABA’s highest honor. The Center’s verification will continue for another three-year cycle.

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Joshua D. Lenchus, D.O.

Dr. Joshua D. Lenchus Receives Additional Funding to Continue Patient Safety Research

Joshua D. Lenchus, D.O., associate professor of medicine and anesthesiology and associate director of the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Center for Patient Safety, received a $750,000 grant from the Florida Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association (FMMJUA) for a two-year study titled “Minimizing Iatrogenic Procedural Complications: Reducing Thoracentesis-Induced Pneumothorax Incidence.”

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Abhinav Gautam, M.D., started Nexus Clinical while completing his residency at the University of Miami.

Software Start-Up Pushes Cloud-based Medical Operations to New Heights

Earning a medical degree was a step in the right direction for Abhinav Gautam, M.D., voluntary assistant professor of anesthesiology. But it was during his residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital that the 32-year-old began to see the bigger picture, and he set off on a path toward entrepreneurship to help solve what he calls “massive inefficiencies” in healthcare.

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Pain Management team members are, from left, Dewayne Lockhart, M.D., Rafael Camejo, DNP ARNP, Chaturani Ranasinghe, M.D., Ramon Alegret, M.D., Michelle Francavilla, M.D., Constantine D. Sarantopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., and Dennis J. Patin, M.D.

UM/Jackson Pain Management Fellowship Program Receives Competitive Award

The University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Pain Medicine Fellowship Program is the recipient of the 2014 Pain Medicine Fellowship Excellence Award from the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM). This is the first time the program has won the highly competitive award, which annually recognizes one program among all ACGME accredited institutions in the United States.

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