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Published On 06/25/2012


Physician Town Hall, New Physician Reception set for Oct. 28

Le Bonheur will host a Physician Town Hall meeting Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the Research Center Auditorium. Physicians are invited to come hear an update on Le Bonheur’s Vision 2020 plan from President and CEO Meri Armour.

A reception to honor new physicians will start at 5 p.m. in the Research Center Main Lobby. Town Hall will follow at 6 p.m. in the Auditorium.

Le Bonheur welcomes surgeon to Tupelo, Jackson

Pediatric Surgeon Tim Jancelewicz, MD, will begin seeing patients in Tupelo, Miss., beginning Nov. 6. Jancelewicz specializes in minimally invasive surgery and has special clinical interests in congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair, neonatal surgery, adolescent bariatric surgery, congenital pulmonary and thoracic disorders and developmental biology, organogenesis and morphogenesis.

He will see patients on the first Friday of each month at Le Bonheur’s Tupelo clinic, 410 Council Circle. To make an appointment, please call 866-870-5570.

Pediatric Surgeon Ying Zhuge, MD, will begin seeing patients in Jackson, Tenn., starting October 8. She specializes in minimally invasive techniques including laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs, soft tissue masses, umbilical hernia repairs and general thoracic surgery.

She will see patients in Jackson at 77 Stonebridge Blvd. on the second Thursday of each month. To make an appointment with Zhuge, please call Le Bonheur Connect at 866-870-5570.

Cunningham named a finalist for prestigious Schwartz Center award

Melody Cunningham, MD, medical director of the Threads of Care palliative care program, has been named a finalist for the 2015 Schwartz Center National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year (NCCY) Award. The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, a national nonprofit leading the movement to bring compassion to every patient-caregiver interaction, has selected six health care providers from throughout the U.S. for its prestigious award. The 2015 award recipient will be announced on Nov. 18, at the 20th Annual Kenneth B. Schwartz Compassionate Healthcare Dinner in Boston before an audience of more than 2,000 health care leaders, caregivers and patients.

Psychiatry team expands

Annie Naik Gadiparthi, MD, joined the Psychiatry team. Naik Gadiparthi recently completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). She also received her medical degree at UTHSC and will serve as an instructor for the College of Medicine.
Andrew Elliott, MD, is also a new pediatric psychiatrist at Le Bonheur. Elliott graduated from UTHSC College of Medicine and completed fellowship training at UTHSC. He will also serve as an instructor for UTHSC.

Heart Institute welcomes Fagan

Thomas Fagan, MD, has joined Le Bonheur’s Heart Institute as the director of Cardiac Catheterization and Intervention. Fagan comes to Memphis from Children’s Hospital Colorado/University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Fagan holds a medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital. He will also serve as a professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.


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