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Posted: 2/10/2014

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OSU PHYSICIAN TO CHAIR SESSION AT SYRIAN AMERICAN MEDICAL SOCIETY CONFERENCE
Mahmoud Houmsse, MD, medical director of the ECG and Arrhythmia Monitoring Lab at the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, will chair the didactic scientific session at the Syrian American Medical Society’s (SAMS) 14th international conference. The conference will be held in Gaziantep, Turkey in June, in collaboration with Gaziantep University. Multiple other organizations involved in medical relief work will help support the event. The conference is essential to the educational mission of SAMS and the medical relief efforts of the society. In addition, the meeting will help establish the society’s role in the future development and rebuilding of healthcare in Syria.
 
OSU CARDIOLOGIST TO SERVE ON WOMENHEART BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Martha Gulati, MD, director of preventive cardiology and women’s cardiovascular health at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of WomenHeart. WomenHeart is the only national organization dedicated to advancing women’s heart health through advocacy, community education and patient support. As the leading voice for the 41 million American women living or at risk of heart disease, WomenHeart advocates for equal access to quality care and provides information and resources to help women take charge of their heart health. Gulati was responsible for starting the central Ohio chapter of WomenHeart.
 
OSU PHYSICIAN AWARDED TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FOR SPORTS MEDICINE
David Flanigan, MD, was awarded the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine traveling fellowship. Flanigan is one of three surgeons selected for this fellowship. The traveling fellowship program is an annual scientific and cultural exchange among orthopaedic sports medicine physicians in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. This program is a unique opportunity for individuals to witness orthopaedic sports medicine techniques and surgeries from around the world.
 
OSU SPINE SURGERY GROUP CHOSEN FOR COLLABORATION
Safdar N. Khan, MD and the Division of Spine Surgery in OSU Department of Orthopaedics have been selected to be part of the International Consortium of Health Outcomes Measures (ICHOM), a group of academic medical centers from around the world collaborating to define and promote value- and outcome-based clinical care for degenerative spinal conditions. Only seven other medical centers in the United States were invited to be part of this international consortium. The Division of Spine Surgery will track the success of patients with degenerative spinal conditions that utilize a variety of different treatment modalities. Participation in this consortium will allow these select organizations to begin implementing best practices for patients in real-time, rather than waiting for the final results to be shared publicly.
 
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Contact: Alexis Shaw, Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737 or Alexis.Shaw2@osumc.edu