Thursday, September 8, 2016

USA Health to Host Welcome Reception for New Physicians

Row 1, from left: Dr. Phillip Henderson, Dr. Scott Patterson, Dr. Moh'd Khushman, Dr. Christopher Jones, Dr. Osama Abdul-Rahim. Row 2, from left: Dr. Preston Daugherty, Dr. Stephen Bowden, Dr. Hani Sabahi, Dr. Marirose Trimmier, Dr. Steve Cordina. Row 3, from left: Dr. Stephen Snypes, Dr. Weisi Yan, Dr. Curtis Turner, Dr. Charles Hartin Jr., Dr. Kane Schaphorst. Row 4, from left: Dr. Markus Lammle, Dr. Kevin Bradley, Dr. James West, Dr. Tracy Roth, Dr. Brian Gelpi. Row 5, from left: Dr. Clayton Smith, Dr. Kevin Everett, Dr. Elizabeth Park, Dr. John B. Howell, Dr. John Hunter.
The University of South Alabama is hosting a welcome reception for 25 new physicians who recently joined USA Health.

The event is open to the University community and will take place on Sept. 28, 2016, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital Cafeteria at 1700 Center Street in Mobile. Light refreshments will be served.

The following physicians will be recognized: 

Dr. Osama Abdul-Rahim
Interventional Radiology

Dr. Stephen Bowden
Emergency Medicine

Dr. Kevin Bradley

Dr. Steve Cordina
Interventional Neurology

Dr. Preston Daugherty
Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Kevin Everett

Dr. Brian Gelpi

Dr. Charles Hartin Jr.
Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Phillip Henderson
Gastroenterology, Hepatology

Dr. John B. Howell
Internal Medicine

Dr. John Hunter

Dr. Christopher Jones
Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Moh’d Khushman
Medical Oncology

Dr. Markus Lammle

Dr. Elizabeth Park

Dr. Scott Patterson
Burn/Trauma/Critical Care Surgery

Dr. Tracy Roth
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Hani Sabahi

Dr. Kane Schaphorst
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Stephen Snypes

Dr. Clayton Smith
Radiation Oncology

Dr. Marirose Trimmier
Family Medicine

Dr. Curtis Turner

Dr. James West
Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Weisi Yan
Radiation Oncology

To make an appointment with any USA Physician, call (251) 434-3711.

Harvey Ikner Honored with Retirement Reception

Harvey Ikner, associate administrator for ambulatory services for USA Health, recently retired after 27 years of service to the health system.

Ikner began his career at USA in 1981 as the Business Office Manager for Patient Billing at USA Medical Center. Several years later, he served as the Business Manager for the USA Department of Internal Medicine. In 1992, Harvey left for UAB, where he served as Executive Administrator for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 2000, he returned to USA as Chief of Practice Operations. In 2015, he was named Associate Administrator for Ambulatory Services

Ikner has served as President of the Medical Group Management Association of Alabama as well as President and member of the board of directors for the Association of Managers of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Throughout his 27 years at USA Health, Ikner has supported the organization's academic and clinical missions in both large and small ways. Recently, he has played a significant leadership role on major projects including development of the Strada Patient Care Center, the Unity electronic health record, and the health system integration process. He has also served as a mentor to many leaders in our health system.

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Neurology Grand Rounds: 'Differential Diagnosis of MS'

Dr. Derrick Robertson, assistant professor of neurology and director of the multiple sclerosis (MS) division at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, will present "Differential Diagnosis of MS" on Sept. 13, 2016.

The event will take place at 8 a.m. in the USA Medical Center second floor conference center. Dr. Robertson will discuss the potential causes of MS misdiagnosis, misdiagnosis prevention strategies and considerations for un-diagnosing MS.

Dr. Robertson earned his medical degree from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine in 2008. He also completed his residency training in neurology and a multiple sclerosis fellowship at the USF College of Medicine. He is a member of the American Neurological Association, American Academy of Neurology and the Florida Society of Neurology.

The event is open to faculty, staff and students at USA.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Sept. 8 DSS to Feature Dr. Ratna K. Vadlamudi

The next Distinguished Scientist Seminar at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine will feature Dr. Ratna K. Vadlamudi, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas.

The lecture, titled "ESRA Coregulator Binding Site Inhibitors (ECBIs) as Novel Therapeutics for Treating Breast Cancer," will take place Sept. 8, 2016, at 4 p.m. in the first floor auditorium of the Medical Sciences Building on USA's main campus.

Dr. Vadlamudi earned both his master of science degree in food science and human nutrition and his Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Wyoming. His interests include characterizing the function of ER-coregulators in cancer progression and identifying novel molecular targets for therapeutic intervention.

The lecture series is comprised of distinguished scientists from other academic institutions who are invited by the USA College of Medicine basic science departments to present a seminar showcasing their latest research findings. Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to attend.