Department Newsletter "Surgical Notes"

Stay up-to-date on recent news from VCU Health, learn about our faculty accomplishments, and hear about surgery research, housestaff accolades, and alummi successes. Surgical Notes Newsletter

Katie Golob New Administrator for the Department of Surgery

Congratulations to Katie on her official appointment as Administrator!

golob, squareKatie joined VCU in 2017 from UVA where she served as the manager for neurosurgery, neurology, and psychiatry clinics. She has since been the associate administrator for Acute Care Surgical Services at VCU. She has been instrumental in the growth and development of acute care surgery clinical services and programs into the largest division in Surgery.

Since serving as interim-administrator for the department, she has helped lead the department through unprecedented times with a calm and thoughtful approach in collaboration with division chairs and administrative leaders. We will look forward to continued growth and success with her administrative leadership in Surgery. 

Please join us in celebrating our newest leader!

Resident News: Research Award

The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF) awards 2020 STSA Resident Research Award to Dr. Cholyway

Congratulations to Renee Cholyway, MD, General Surgery Residency Program, on receiving the STSA Resident Research Award!


2019 Edward A. Wayne Medal

The Edward A. Wayne Medal was established in 1971 to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions or provided exemplary services to VCU.

James Neifeld"Edward A. Wayne Medals were awarded to both Ramona S. Neifeld and James P. Neifeld, M.D.

James Neifeld joined the faculty of the VCU School of Medicine as an assistant professor in surgical oncology in 1978 and later served as chair of the Department of Surgery for more than 10 years. As a registered nurse, Ramona Neifeld worked in oncology and volunteered at St. James the Less Free Clinic.

The Neifelds are longtime donors to the Massey Cancer Center and the School of Medicine. In 2011, they established the Herbert S. and Elinor C. Neifeld Scholarship in Medicine in honor of James’ parents. Passionate supporters of VCU Athletics, the Neifelds created the Neifeld Family Scholarship for Golf and supported construction of VCU Athletics’ Basketball Development Center and the VCU golf practice facility at First Tee. For years, James hosted the annual Janney Invitational College-Am golf tournament benefiting the VCU golf program." Congratulations, Dr. and Mrs. Neifeld!

pictured: James and Ramona Neifeld with Michael Rao, PhD, President VCU and VCU Health System

story & photo credit: VCU News

VCU School of Medicine 21st Annual Faculty Excellence Awards

We are proud to announce the following faculty recognized by VCU School of Medicine for teaching excellence:

Christine B. & David E. Cottrell Surgical Innovation Laboratory

vk posing with cottrells

In gratitude for and acknowledgement of the generous gift from Christine and David Cottrell, VCU School of Medicine announces the new surgical innovation laboratory will be named in their honor.

About the Christine B. & David Cottrell Surgical Innovation Laboratory

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