Anatomical Excellence

This page has been established as a means for Advanced Anatomical Services (AAS) to acknowledge individuals who have excelled in areas of anatomical teaching, research and dissection or who have provided other invaluable assistance to AAS or its associates. In many cases, this amounts to showing appreciation for those who have worked tirelessly and selflessly to enhance the learning of their students or colleagues in the anatomical sciences. In other instances, it represents a show of respect and support for those who have toiled long and hard in their offices and laboratories and have achieved miraculous results because of it. Finally, it represents an expression of gratitude to those who have given their time and imparted their wisdom to help AAS improve its services and become more effective in its mission to help others achieve their professional goals. It is the combined effort of all of these individuals that allows us to develop an atmosphere of anatomical excellence.

Winners of the 2016-2017 AAS
Master of Dissection Award

Four resident physicians have received Master of Dissection Awards this past year. These awards are sponsored by the AAS Department of Scientific Services and are presented to individuals who have achieved a high level of excellence in the area of anatomical dissection and have used their skills to enhance the learning of students or colleagues participating in their academic programs.

The most recent recipients of the AAS Master of Dissection Award were Dr. Kallie Roberts and Dr. Susan Kerns, both first year residents in general surgery at Doctors Hospital. They each received the award for completing a series of exquisite dissections of the thorax, abdomen and pelvis. Dr. Dale Sharpe, a first year resident in orthopaedic surgery at Doctors Hospital, also earned the award for performing outstanding clinical dissections of the neck and spine, and presenting his work as part of his residency training. Additionally, Dr Chelsea Cox, a first year resident in obstetrics and gynecology at Doctors Hospital, earned the award for performing a remarkable series of highly detailed dissections of the female reproductive system.

AAS Master of Dissection Award winners Dr. Susan Kerns (second
from left) and Dr. Kallie Roberts (second from right) are shown in
the lab with Dr. Paul Bonner (left) and Dr. Timothy Wolff (right)

AAS Master of Dissection Award winner Dr. Dale Sharpe

AAS Master of Dissection Award winner Dr. Chelsea Cox
(center) is seen working in the Anatomical Skills Lab with
Dr. Cassandra Weidman (left) and Dr. Laura Schafer (right)

Winners of the 2016-2017 AAS
Master of Teaching Award

In addition to the award winners above, five resident physicians have received Master of Teaching Awards this past year. These awards are sponsored by the AAS Department of Teaching Services and are presented to individuals who have achieved a high level of excellence in the area of anatomical teaching and have used their skills to enhance the learning of students or colleagues participating in their academic programs.

The most recent recipients of the AAS Master of Teaching Award were Dr. Ankur Bhakta and Dr. James Kurtz, both residents in general surgery at Doctors Hospital. Dr. Bhakta is a chief resident, while Dr. Kurtz is a fourth year resident, and also a previous AAS Master of Dissection Award winner. Both won the teaching award for their dedication to the training of their fellow surgery residents, and for consistently helping to prepare them for their experiences in the operating room. Dr. Alex Renshaw, a chief resident in orthopaedic surgery at Doctors Hospital, also earned the award for continually helping to demonstrate the clinical relevance of the anatomical relationships being studied by residents, interns and medical students participating in the orthopaedic clinical anatomy course. Other recent award winners include Dr. Susan M. Ezell and Dr. Andrew "Drew" H. Petersen. Dr. Ezell is a chief resident in obstetrics and gynecology at Doctors Hospital and a former AAS Master of Dissection Award winner. She earned the teaching award for her excepional leadership skills and for consistently participating in the OB/GYN clinical anatomy course. Dr. Petersen is a chief resident in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery at Doctors Hospital, and received the award for his tireless efforts to educate and train junior residents and medical students involved in the hospital's ENT residency program. All five of these individuals have done a fantastic job and have earned the highest level of respect from their students, colleagues and instructors.

AAS Master of Teaching Award winners Dr. Ankur Bhakta (left) and
Dr. James Kurtz (right) are
pictured outside the surgical dissection lab

AAS Master of Teaching Award winner Dr. Alex Renshaw

AAS Master of Teaching Award winner Dr. Susan Ezell

AAS Master of Teaching Award winner Dr. Drew Petersen

Honorable Mentions

On the homefront, our very own Dr. Roger A. Dashner received the Student Government Association Teaching Award, in recognition for outstanding anatomical teaching to students enrolled in the Doctor of Dental Surgery program at the Ohio State University. This award was presented by the very grateful OSU Dental Class of 2016, who voted Dr. Dashner the best didactic professor of the year.

Dr. Roger Dashner is shown receiving the Student Government Association
Teaching Award from the Dental Class of 2016 SGA President Gretta Seif

A big AAS round of applause also goes out to Dr. Emily Herfel, Dr. Laura Schafer and Dr. Cassandra Weidman, who are all first year residents in obstetrics and gynecology at Doctors Hospital. All three physicians worked together with Master of Dissection Award winner Dr. Chelsea Cox to perform and present a series of extraordinarily high quality clinical dissections of the female reproductive system as part of their training in the Doctors Hospital OB/GYN residency program. In the process, they helped to educate residents and medical students participating in the OB/GYN clinical anatomy course.

Dr. Cassandra Weidman (left), Dr. Laura Schafer (second from left) and Dr. Emily Herfel (right)
are seen in the lab with Master of Dissection Award winner Dr. Chelsea Cox (second from right)

AAS would also like to recognize Dr. Paul Bonner and Dr. Timothy Wolff who are both first year residents in the general surgery program at Doctors Hospital. These two physicians worked as a team with Master of Dissection Award winners Dr. Kallie Roberts and Dr. Susan Kerns to perform a series of spectacular surgical dissections on a number of anatomical regions, including the neck, thorax, abdomen and limbs.

From left to right, Dr. Paul Bonner and Dr. Timothy Wolff

In addition, AAS would like to acknowledge Dr. Cameron Canini, Dr. David Deliberato, previous Master of Dissection Award winner Dr. M. Pierce Ebaugh, Dr. David Johnson, Dr. Benjamin Schnee, Dr. Brian Sullivan and Dr. Jacob Triplet for performing a series of exceptional dissections of the upper and lower limbs. They then presented this work as part of their first and second year training to other surgeons and medical students participating in the orthopaedic clinical anatomy course at Doctors Hospital.

Left to right, Master of Teaching Award winner Dr. Alex Renshaw, Dr. Cameron
Canini, Dr. David Deliberato, Master of Dissection Award winner Dr. Dale Sharpe,
Dr. David Johnson, Dr. Benjamin Schnee, Dr. Bryan Van Dyke, Dr. Pierce Ebaugh,
Dr. Jacob Triplet and Dr. James Brewster pose in the anatomical skills lab

Lastly, AAS would like to express its gratitude to previous Master of Teaching Award winner Dr. John B. Erickson, Dr. David "DJ" A. Goss, Dr. Adam L. Halverson, Master of Teaching Award winner Dr. Alex Renshaw, previous Master of Dissection Award winner Dr. Brian Steginsky, previous Master of Dissection Award winner Dr. Adam R. Streit, Dr. Sean A. Sutphen and Dr. Bryan J. Van Dyke. Along with Dr. Roger A. Dashner, these physicians helped to present a series of excellent lectures covering surgical anatomy and orthopaedic approaches to the back, upper and lower limbs in the orthopaedic clinical anatomy course at Doctors Hospital.

Left to right, Dr. John Erickson, Dr. DJ Goss, Dr. Adam Halverson,
Dr. Brian Steginsky, Dr. Adam Streit and Dr. Sean Sutphen

Congratulations to All and
Keep Up the Good Work!

 

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