April 6, 2007

Linda Reed, PA-C, associate director of TCOM’s Physician Assistant Studies Program, has completed all requirements for her Doctor of Education degree, with an emphasis in academic administration and leadership, at UNT in Denton, and will be hooded at commencement ceremonies in May. She will present a poster on her dissertation, “Determining the Relationship between Motivation and Academic Outcomes Among Students in the Health Professions,” at Research Appreciation Day today.

Several School of Public Health faculty and students received awards at the Midwest Business Administration Association International (MBAA) conference last week in Chicago. Alberto Coustasse, MD, MBA, DrPH, Andrea Lorden and Karan Singh, PhD, received awards for their research on patient and employee satisfaction. Their paper was selected as one of the top 11 papers out of 815 by the publisher McGraw-Hill/Irwin. It was named Distinguished Paper by the Business and Health Administration Association (BHAA) – an affiliated organization of MBAA International. Dr. Coustasse, Sue Lurie, PhD, and Theresa L. Quiroz were awarded “Best Student-Led Paper Track” for their research on disparity issues and end-of-life care. Dr. Coustasse, Dr. Singh, Nuha Lackan, PhD, Elizabeth Trevino, DrPH, Sejong Bae, PhD, and Fernando Trevino, PhD, MPH, were awarded best paper for “Issues in Healthcare: Elderly, Hospice and Home Care Track” for their research on disparities in disabilities among Hispanic subgroups. Their work will be presented at Research Appreciation Day.

A number of UNT Health physicians were named “Top Docs” for 2007 by Fort Worth, Texas magazine.  Nearly 3,000 area physicians were asked to name the best doctors in the area for the magazine.UNT Health physicians listed are:

John Fling, MD

Frederick Schaller, DO
Martin Weiss, DO

Craig Spellman, DO, TCOM ’91
Steve Weis, DO

Monte Troutman, DO

Family Practice
Roberto Cardarelli, DO, TCOM ’01
Phillip Saperstein, DO

Kendra Belfi, MD
Janice Knebl, DO
Jennifer Heffernan, MD

Gynecological Oncology
Ralph Anderson, MD
Salvatore LoCoco, MD

Sealy Massingill, MD

Infectious Diseases

John Podgore, DO

Internal Medicine
Kathleen Crowley, MD

David Orr, DO, TCOM ’94

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Jerry Dickey, DO
Russell Gamber, DO, MPH
Scott Stoll, DO, PhD, TCOM ’90
Stuart Williams, DO, TCOM ’81

Bruce Gilfillan, DO
Alan Levine, DO
Marianne Levine, DO, TCOM ’85
John Podgore, DO

Brian Carpenter, DPM
Alan Garrett, DPM
Travis Motley, DPM

Carol Nati, MD
Alan Podawiltz, DO
Scott Winter, MD

Raymond Pertusi, DO
Bernard Rubin, DO

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Albert Yurvati, DO, TCOM ’86

General Surgery
Sam Buchanan, DO, TCOM ’75

Orthopedic Surgery
Mayme Richie-Gillespie, MD
David Lichtman, MD
Arvind Nana, MD
Russell Wagner, MD

Note to readers: The magazine notified the Health Science Center only if a faculty physician made the list. If you know of a TCOM graduate not on faculty who was recognized in the magazine, please e-mail his or her name and specialty to news@hsc.unt.edu. UNT HSC Logo

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