Below is a list of some of our colleagues who were recently list in Carilion Clinic's Cheers for Peers newsletter:

Joshua Adams, M.D., Department of Surgery, completed the Society of Vascular Surgery Leadership Development Program.

Peter Apel, M.D., Ph.D., and Cesar Bravo, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery, had a new publication, “Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Distal Interphalangeal Joint Arthrodesis” in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open.

Anthony Baffoe-Bonnie, M.D., Chief of Infectious Diseases, and Jason R. Faulhaber, M.D., Infectious Diseases, along with colleagues from the Salem VAMC, published "Update in Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Aging" in Infectious Disease Clinics in March.  

Sulaimon Bakre, M.D., Abhishek Reddy, M.D., Kritika Chugh, M.D., Oluwatomiwa Babade, M.D., and Anita Kablinger, M.D., presented their poster “The Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency in Children with Major Depressive Disorder during the COVID-19 Pandemic” at the APA annual meeting in San Francisco.

Azziza (Kemi) Bankole, M.D., Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the APA.

Jennifer Bath, D.N.P., Department of Surgery, presented "Mortality Associated with Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapy for Patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Retrospective Single-Center Study” at the 14th Biennial World Congress on Brain Injury in Dublin, Ireland.     

Andrew Behnke, M.D., Chief of Endocrinology, recently returned from his Fulbright Scholarship to The Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy in the Republic of Moldova, on the western border of Ukraine.

Katie Bower, M.D., Department of Surgery, passed the Hospice and Palliative Medicine board exam and is now triple board certified.

Katie Bower, M.D., Bryan Collier, D.O., and Phyllis Whitehead, Ph.D., published "Ethical Implications of Nutrition Therapy at the End of Life" in Current Gastroenterology Reports in March.

Jonathan Carmouche, M.D., Vice Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, presented Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion: A Cadaveric Training Course in Chicago, Illinois.

J. Randolph Clements, D.P.M., Chief of Foot and Ankle Surgery, was the first Doctor of Podiatric Medicine to present Grand Rounds at John Peter Smith Hospital.

Katherine Coffey-Vega, M.D., Geriatric Medicine, received the American Medical Directors Association and Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine's 2023 Choosing Wisely Award for her impactful, cutting-edge quality improvement programs impacting the care of older adults.

Bryan Collier, D.O., Chief of Acute Care Surgery, has three new publications in Current Gastroenterology Reports and Current Surgical Reports.

Benjamin Coobs, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery, served as panel member for Hip Preservation at the Virginia Orthopaedic Society’s 76th Annual Meeting.

Stephen Cromer, D.O., Mark Kasmer, M.D., Briana Beach, D.O., J. Randolph Clements, D.P.M., T.K. Miller, M.D., Jonathan Nogueira, D.O., and Christopher Waasdorp, D.O., presented Carilion Clinic’s Inaugural Endurance Medicine Conference in preparation for Carilion Clinic’s Ironman 70.3.

Stephen Cromer, D.O., and Mark Kasmer, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery, captained medical services for Carilion Clinic’s Ironman 70.3.

Emily Faulks, M.D., Department of Surgery, passed the Neurocritical Care board exam and is now triple board certified.

Tasaduq Fazili, M.D., Ekta Bansal, M.D., Dorothy Garner, M.D., Mariana Gomez de la Espriella, M.D., and Nick Stornelli, PharmD, published "Dalbavancin as Sequential Therapy for Infective Endocarditis due to Gram-positive Organisms: A Review" in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents.

Jason Foerst, M.D., Fadi Ghrair, M.D., and Aaron Schelegle, M.D., recently live streamed a paravalvular leak repair from the hybrid OR during the national Society of Coronary Angiography and Interventions.

Cameron Galbreath, N.P., Alyssa Whited, PA-C, and Emily Pierson, PA-C., Family and Community Medicine, presented at the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants on “The Dreaded Triad.”

Christina Gardner, PA-C, and Alyssa Whited, PA-C, published “A Consolidation of Signs and Symptoms of Pediatric Pneumonia” in the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine.

Jacob Gillen, M.D., Department of Surgery, is now serving as the Associate Chief Quality Officer within the Clinical Advancement and Patient Safety team.

Jake Gillen, M.D., Acute Care Surgeon, and Rebecca Gates, M.D., resident, Department of Surgery, have a new publication in Annals of Surgery entitled "Efficacy and Safety of Anti-Xa Guided versus Fixed Dosing of Low Molecular Weight Heparin for Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Trauma Patients - A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis."

Cheri Hartman, Ph.D., Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, was interviewed by Blue Ridge Public Television on parenting tips in this era of social media and ease of access to highly dangerous drugs, which aired in May.

David Hartman, M.D., and Cheri Hartman, Ph.D., Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, had a workshop abstract on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion that has been accepted for the 2023 Association of Academic Psychiatry’s Annual Meeting in Vancouver.

Chris John, M.D., Chief of Sports Medicine, has a new publication, “Focal Periphyseal Edema in a Young Male Athlete: A Case Study,” in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.

Ahmad Khan, M.D., Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, visited Pakistan and gave presentations at Kinnaird Department of Psychology, King Edward Medical University and Fountain House Lahore. He arranged a career counseling seminar at Services Institute of Medical Sciences and was given an opportunity to judge an essay competition arranged by the World Psychiatric Association.

Hyun Sue Kim, Aakash Jain, and Anita Kablinger, M.D., published “False-Positive Phencyclidine (PCP) Result on 11-Panel Urine Drug Screen (UDS) in a 17-year-old Adolescent with Long-Term Venlafaxine Use” in Case Reports in Psychiatry.

Eduardo Lara-Torre, M.D., Obstetrics and Gynecology, and others published “Levels of Gynecologic Care: A Task Force Consensus Statement” in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Yezhe Lin, M.D., Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, and colleagues from other institutions, had their research “Patterns of Violence Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Characterizing Vulnerability in Sexual and Gender Minority College Students” accepted by Nature Mental Health in June.

Jon Maher, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery, provided community education at Blacksburg Sports Club.

Vemmy Metsutnan, Ching-Fang Sun, M.D., Yezhe Lin, M.D., John Draeger, M.D., and Anita Kablinger, M.D., published “The Mean Age of Gender Dysphoria Diagnosis is Decreasing” in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Joseph Moskal, M.D., Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, presented four lectures, “Cemented Femoral Stem Fixation," "Controversies in Total Hip Replacement," "Cemented Stem Surgical Techniques," and "Controversies in Total Hip Replacement” at the 90th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Joseph Moskal, M.D., and Murillo Adrados, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery, have three new publications, “A Reduction in Body Mass Index to < 40 from ≥ 40 Increase Returns to Operating Room and All-cause Readmissions in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty,” “Institutional Adherence to the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Body Mass Index Guidelines Lowers Perioperative Emergency Department Visits in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty” in The Journal of Arthroplasty, and “The Role of Dual Mobility Components in Total Hip Arthroplasty” in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Dr. Moskal also published “Cemented Femoral Stem Fixation: Back to the Future” in The Journal of Arthroplasty.

Joseph Moskal, M.D., Murillo Adrados, M.D., Benjamin Coobs, M.D., and Trevor Owen, M.D., presented three scientific research exhibits at the Virginia Orthopaedic Society’s 76th Annual Meeting: “A Reduction in Body Mass Index to < 40 from ≥ 40 Increase Returns to Operating Room and All-cause Readmissions in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty,” “Dislocation Rates Following Posterior and Anterior Approaches for Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Retrospective Analysis,” and “Comparing On-Table versus Off-Table Total Hip Arthroplasty via Direct Anterior Approach: A Prospective Randomized Trial.” Dr. Moskal also gave five presentations at the 2023 American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.

Jason Naldo, D.P.M., Orthopaedic Surgery, has one new publication “Naviculocuneiform Arthrodessi for Treatment of Adult-Acquired Flatfoot Deformity in Clinics” in Podiatric Medicine & Surgery.

Michael Nussbaum, M.D., Chair of Surgery, was the invited Cecil Striker Society Lecturer at the University of Cincinnati in honor of the 100th Anniversary of its Surgical Residency Program. He spoke on the “History of the University of Cincinnati Department of Surgery.” 

Virginia O’Brien, M.D., Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, and others presented the poster “Improving Measurement Based Care Implementation in the Mental Health Outpatient Setting:  A Virtual Focus Group Interview with Healthcare Professionals and Staff” at the APA annual meeting.

Ijeoma Okogbue, M.D., Cardiology, was awarded the Citizen of the Year in Medicine by the Roanoke Branch NAACP in May.

Charles Paget, M.D., Vice Chair for Education, Department of Surgery, was an invited speaker presenting “Recruitment Strategies to Improve Diversity” as part of the DEI Panel at the annual Association of Program Directors in Surgery meeting.

Badr Ratnakaran, M.D., Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, is the newly elected President of the Psychiatric Society of Virginia. He also published an article on Psychnews on the rise of stimulant use in older adults and worked on creating the new patient education page on dementia on the APA website.

Robert Trestman, Ph.D, M.D., Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, provided testimony on behalf of the American Psychiatric Association to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee on the challenges for patients and providers with inaccurate insurance panel directories. Dr. Trestman also chaired the American Psychiatric Association’s Presidential Workgroup on the Future of Psychiatry. The product of this effort was presented to the APA Board of Trustees and has received unanimous approval.

Brian Unwin, M.D., Chief of Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, presented “Think Medically, Act Socially: Clinically Addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) That Impact the Health of Older Adults” at VAFP Winter Family Medicine Weekend.

Raymond Uymatiao, Riya Patel, Vemmy Metsutnan, Erin McDaid, Atreyi Saha, Paula Lewis, Shyam Bhatt, Ching-Fang Sun, M.D., Yezhe Lin, M.D., Maria Hankey, Lauren Lipphard, Anita Kablinger, M.D., Robert Trestman, Ph.D., M.D., and several colleagues from other institutions, had their research “Low Availability, Long Wait Times, and High Geographic Disparity of Psychiatric Outpatient Care in the US” published in General Hospital Psychiatry.

Natalie Vaughn, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery, has one new publication “Distal Radius Fractures and Bone Health: A Survey of Hand” in The Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances.

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery provided sports physicals to 457 student athletes from over 18 schools in Southwest Virginia.