Wake Forest Baptist Heart Transplant
Program Named Among Best
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s heart transplant program has been
named a top heart transplant center by Becker’s Hospital Review. Wake
Forest Baptist was one of eight hospitals listed and the
only one in the state.
assessment was based on success and functioning of patients one year after
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Grant Helps Fund Wake Forest Baptist Program
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has received a grant of $14,025 from the
Winston-Salem Foundation that will provide a third year of support for a Spanish-speaking
clinical trial navigator at Wake Forest Baptist’s Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Founded in 1919, the Winston-Salem Foundation
supports charitable programs in the greater Forsyth County area. In 2016, the
Foundation granted $38.4 million to charitable causes.Wake
Forest Baptist Pathologist Named to National Board
Patrick Lantz, M.D., professor of pathology at Wake Forest
Baptist Medical Center,
been selected as a member of the Ethics and Professionalism Committee for the
American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).
As a member of the committee, Lantz – a Forsyth
County medical examiner and regional forensic pathologist for the state – will
provide oversight and guidance on policies and procedures related to the ethics
and professionalism of physicians certified by ABMS member boards.
ABMS focuses on improving the quality of health care
by supporting the continuous professional development of physician specialists.
Four Wake Forest Baptist Physicians Honored
Four physicians in the department of
emergency medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center were recently named to the inaugural
class of fellows of the Academy of Emergency Medical Services.
The designation was established to
recognize members of the National Association of EMS Physicians and their
contributions to the EMS profession and the development and advancement of EMS.
Roy Alson, M.D., Seth Collings Hawkins, M.D., R. Darrell Nelson, M.D. and Jason Stopyra, M.D. join 195 other emergency physicians
across the country to receive this inaugural recognition.
Wake Forest Baptist Names Chair of
Physician Assistant Studies
Gail Curtis, PA-C,associate professor
of physician assistant (PA) studies at Wake Forest School of Medicine, has been named chair of the department. Curtis has served as interim chair
chair, Curtis will oversee the financial, administrative, research,
scholarship, student services and educational aspects of the PA department.