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March 9, 2012

OSU PHYSICIAN RECEIVES ORTHOPEDICS AWARD

Dr. Jason Calhoun (43220), chair of the department of orthopaedics at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, has received the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Achievement Award. He received the award for his continued efforts and volunteer work for the academy. Calhoun is the Frank J. Kloenne Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery. The AAOS is a group dedicated to helping improve education for patients and doctors through support and advocacy. 

PHYSICIAN ELECTED VICE PRESIDENT OF TRANSPLANTATION NETWORK

Dr. Kenneth Andreoni (43235), director of liver transplantation at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, has been elected vice president and president-elect of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), which is managed by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). Andreoni will begin his position in the board of directors on June. Goals of the OPTN include increasing the effectiveness of organ sharing and the supply of organs available. 

KESEG RECEIVES EMERGENCY MEDICAL AWARD

Dr. David Keseg (43004), founder of the EMS fellowship program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, recently received the Michael Keys Copass Award. The award is given to the Emergency Medical Services Medical Director who has demonstrated longstanding service, contributions and leadership to the community. Awarded annually, the Copass Award recognizes an EMS director for exceptional leadership, contributions and service outside of hospital emergency care. The award is named after Dr. Michael Keys Copass who is the regarded as the ideal model of merit in EMS medical direction. Keseg is beginning his twenty-fifth year as Medical Director for the Columbus Division of Fire and will lead the first EMS fellowship program at Ohio State in July 2013.

OSU PHYSICIAN RECEIVES WRITE-UP IN ALUMNI MAGAZINE

Dr. James O’Brien (43210), critical care specialist and associate director of the Medical Intensive Care unit at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, was recently featured as the cover story in his alma mater’s magazine, DePauw Magazine. The article highlights O’Brien’s work in researching sepsis, the tenth leading cause of death and a disease that claims more lives than breast, lung and prostate cancer combined. To read the full article, click here. 

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