September 14, 2018
Members in the News
Members Move Medicine: Power of team collaboration never changes (from AMA Wire)

The AMA “Members Move Medicine” series profiles a wide variety of doctors, offering a glimpse into the passions of women and men navigating new courses in American medicine.

On the move with: Hoyt J. Burdick, MD, a pulmonologist and chief medical officer at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. He also specializes in internal medicine and critical care.


WVU doc develops new app to help detect skin cancer

MORGANTOWN — Swipe left or swipe right? As it turns out, the same features of popular matchmaking apps have plenty of medical and educational uses thanks to work of staff and students at the West Virginia University Health Sciences Campus.

Enter Dr. Michael Kolodney, who chairs West Virginia University’s Department of Dermatology. He developed a smartphone application known as Skinder, which aims to help medical students diagnose melanomas more accurately by cultivating the intuition that comes with visual diagnoses.

Sven T. Berg, MD to lead American Health Quality Association in 2019-2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (PRWEB) August 20, 2018

Quality Insights Chief Executive Officer Sven T. Berg, MD is the new president-elect of the American Health Quality Association (AHQA), a non-profit national membership association dedicated to promoting and facilitating fundamental change that improves the quality of health care in America.

Lisa Costello, MD gets engaged at the 2018 Healthcare Summit!

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV--The 2018 Gala started on time at the Greenbrier Resort, venue for the West Virginia State Medical Association's 2018 Healthcare Summit. But, where was Dr. Lisa Costello and her date Dave?

About 30 minutes into the Gala celebration, Dr. Costello appeared at our table, with her date. She was beaming like a princess. She giggled, then apologized for arriving late. A blur of words tumbled forth as her eyes glistened with delight and her ring finger waved in front of her.

While getting ready for the Gala, David (smooth operator that he is) said, "There's something else I want you to wear tonight." Down on one knee he went as he presented her stunning engagement ring and asked Dr. Costello to marry him. That's the way the story was told...BEAUTIFUL!

Congratulations Dr. Lisa Costello & Dave Smith!

The Physician of the Future and the Future of Physicians (from the Charleston Gazette-Mail)

I recently had the privilege of attending the Grand Round Lecture of brilliant physician and West Virginia University Professor Dr. Roberto Kusminsky at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Complex in Charleston. The lecture was titled “The Physician of the Future and the Future of Physicians.” Dr. Kusminsky is the physician who introduced laparoscopy surgery to West Virginia back in the early 1990s.

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