Newsmakers – March 2014

Texas Monthly names Kenkel a leading plastic surgeon

Dr. Jeffrey Kenkel, Vice Chairman of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern and holder of the Rod J. Rohrich, M.D., Distinguished Professorship in Wound Healing and Plastic Surgery, has been selected by Texas Monthly as a 2014 “Super Doc” for the ninth consecutive year. The list is compiled through peer nominations, career history tracking, and panel review.

Lee serving on Anthropological Association program committee

Dr. Simon Lee, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, has been appointed to the executive program committee for the 113th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), to be held in Washington, D.C., in November. A medical anthropologist, Dr. Lee will be one of seven members appointed to represent diverse subfields in the development and organization of a five-day scientific program, including over 300 peer-reviewed panel sessions. Founded in 1902, the AAA is the world’s largest organization of scholarly anthropology with 12,000 members across 40 formal sections. Dr. Lee's research focuses on the culture and organization of cancer-care delivery systems for under- and uninsured populations. He is principal investigator of an implementation study funded by a grant from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas to expand rural breast cancer screening and patient navigation in 17 rural counties. A UT Southwestern faculty member since 2008, Dr. Lee earned his doctorate from the University of California.

Rohrich recognized in publications for clinical expertise

Dr. Rod Rohrich, Chairman of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern and holder of the Betty and Warren Woodward Chair in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Crystal Charity Ball Distinguished Chair in Plastic Surgery, was selected by Texas Monthly as one of the state’s leading plastic surgeons. He appeared on the publication’s 2014 “Super Docs” list for the ninth consecutive year. The lists and recognitions are compiled through peer nominations, career history tracking, and panel review. In late 2013, Dr. Rohrich was singled out as one of the city’s top plastic surgeons by D Magazine in its annual peer-reviewed listing of 43 specialties

Warner serving as Chairman-Elect of Hospital Council trustees

Dr. John Warner, Vice President and CEO of UT Southwestern University Hospitals, who is overseeing the $800 million construction of the new William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, has been named Chairman-Elect of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s Board of Trustees for 2014. DFWHC is an 85-member organization with more than 45 years of service committed to the continuous improvement of patient care. It is governed by a 15-member Board of Trustees made up of hospital executive officers. “Our board represents a far-reaching group of North Texas health care executives,” said W. Stephen Love, President/CEO of DFWHC. “They have a vast array of talent and experience, but all share something in common – their commitment to helping lead North Texas health care in 2014.”