VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System recognized an oncologist and an internist as Outstanding Physicians of the Year for 2018. Oncologist Dr. Sandra Blakowski and internist Dr. Jo-Anne Suffoletto have more than 40 years’ combined service caring for Veterans in western Pennsylvania.
VA’s Health Services Research and Development arm named VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System researcher Joshua Thorpe’s study “Dual Health Care System Use and High-Risk Prescribing in Patients with Dementia” as one of two of the best research papers of 2017.
Research presented to members of the American Heart Association Sunday by VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System nephrologist Steven Weisbord, M.D., will change the way doctors perform angiograms for patients at risk for kidney injury.
In recognition of Veterans Day 2017, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) will host or participate in events to honor veterans through November, starting with a ceremonial flag raising on Nov. 1 and culminating with a resource fair later in the month.
The Partnership for Public Service will honor Rory Cooper, Ph.D., research scientist at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and professor at the University of Pittsburgh, with a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (Sammie) on Sept. 27.