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Date: Monday, July 24, 2017

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Joseph Harry Stagaman, MD
Joseph "Harry" Stagaman, MD

Family Medicine Emeritus Professor Harry Stagaman Passes Away at 92

Joseph "Harry” Stagaman, MD, professor emeritus in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, passed away on Saturday, July 15, at the age of 92.

Stagaman attended St. Xavier High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Xavier University in 1946. After graduating medical school at St. Louis University in 1948, he returned to Cincinnati to conduct an internship and residency at Good Samaritan Hospital (1949-1952) and then joined the U.S. Army Medical Corps (1953-1955). After serving in Korea and achieving the rank of Captain, Stagaman opened his own family practice at the corner of Plainfield and Montgomery Road in Cincinnati, where he voluntarily precepted medical students and residents in family practice until 1988, when he joined the UC Physicians Group as a clinician and educator.

He stated that teaching the art and science of medicine proved to be the most enjoyable endeavor of his medical career and tried to make learning enjoyable and useful for students. He received awards for his teaching, including a Family Medicine Outpatient Preceptor award in 1998 and a special award in 2005 from family medicine residents for his contributions to their learning process. The Ruth and Harry Stagaman Family Fund in the Department of Family Medicine was also created to support learning opportunities for residents in family medicine. The fund created annual awards for both a medical student and an intern of the year in the residency.


Researchers Recognized in Gallery of Awardees

To recognize the challenges of competing for funding to support faculty research programs, the College of Medicine Office of Research celebrates researchers each month in the Gallery of Awardess, located outside of the dean’s suite in the CARE/Crawley Building. The gallery honors those faculty members who have been awarded external grants of $100,000 per year or more direct costs. 

Researchers currently featured are:

  • Robert Cohen, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.
  • Fred Finkelman, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology.
  • Michael Lyons, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine.
  • Vincent Martin, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine.
  • Emily DeFranco, DO, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Yi-Gang Wang, PhD, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Timothy Pritts, MD, PhD, Department of Surgery.
  • Sakthivel Sadayappan, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease.
  • Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases.
  • Liran Oren, PhD, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
  • Sian Cotton, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine.
  • Jay Johannigman, MD, Department of Surgery.
  • Richard Branson, Department of Surgery.
  • Michael Goodman, MD, Department of Surgery.
  • Jason Schrager, MD, Department of Surgery. 
  • Theresa Winhusen, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Barrett Cancer Center

Breast Cancer Center Receives NAPBC Reaccreditation

The UC Cancer Institute’s Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center has received a three-year reaccreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program of the American College of Surgeons. The center first received accreditation in 2014; this reaccreditation will be in effect until 2020.

The NAPBC represents a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast, and accreditation by the program is only granted to centers that have undergone a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.

Top Docs/Best Docs

Cincinnati Magazine Top Docs Voting Underway

It’s time once again for physicians to cast their votes for Cincinnati Magazine’s "Top Doctors” edition. Physicians who have participated in the past may have already received an email from Cincinnati Magazine with a link to the online survey.

As a reminder:

  • Only MDs and DOs with active licenses may vote.
  • You cannot vote for yourself and may only vote for one physician per specialty.
  • You may only vote once and must put your name on your ballot. 
>> Vote now

Medical Sciences Building

Volunteers Needed in Admissions and Student Affairs

The College of Medicine Office of Admissions needs faculty, health care providers, staff and community members to interview MD candidates. The College of Medicine employs the empirical Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) and conducts interviews on 20 dates between late August and mid-March. Interviewers choose either a shift from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. and can participate once or as many times as they like. 

>> View this year’s interview dates and express interest

The college's Office of Student Affairs needs physicians to conduct mock interviews to help fourth-year medical students prepare for the Residency Match. Clinical faculty and residents/fellows will provide student affairs with their available time slots between Sept. 25 and Oct. 20 (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.). Mock interviews will occur in the physician's office or another convenient location. Each mock interview will take approximately 40 minutes. Please sign-up to be a mock interviewer by Friday, Aug. 4. 

>> Additional information and the sign-up form 


  • Medical Grand Rounds July 26: Olugbenga Olowokure, MD, will present "Hepatocellular Carcinoma in 2017: Where Are We Going?” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • UC Cancer Institute Seminar Series Aug. 7: Abdul Jazieh, MD, chairman of oncology at the King Abdulaziz Medical Center and professor at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia, will present "Toward Excellence in Cancer Care: A Transformation Journey” from 5 to 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 7, in MSB 6051.
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