Stephanie A. Caterson, MD, Receives Bernard Lown Award for Excellence in Teaching

Stephanie A. Caterson, MD, associate surgeon in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School has been awarded the Bernard Lown Award for Excellence in Teaching at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

About the Bernard Lown Award for Excellence in Teaching 

The Bernard Lown Award for Excellence in Teaching at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) was established in January 2010 to celebrate physicians who are outstanding clinical teachers.  The award has been named to honor Bernard Lown, MD, who was a senior physician at BWH, professor of cardiology emeritus at Harvard School of Public Health, and the founder of the Lown Cardiovascular Center and Lown Cardiovascular Research Foundation.

Dr. Lown is a gifted clinician, a renowned bedside teacher and a research pioneer.  He co-founded with Evgeni Chazov, MD, of the former Soviet Union, the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), and in 1985, they were co-recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of IPPNW.  Dr. Lown has been five times named master teacher of the American College of Cardiology and has been selected honorary member of a number of medical and cardiac societies around the world.

The Lown Teaching Award recognizes the very significant role that education plays in carrying out the BWH mission and the Institution’s deep commitment to the next generation of clinicians. The awardees are selected based on nominations from their HMS students and colleagues, in celebration of teaching excellence, innovation, patient-centered teaching and their ability to inspire.

Ravindra Uppaluri, MD, PhD, Named Division Chief of Otolaryngology at Brigham Health

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Ravindra Uppaluri, MD, PhD

Ravindra Uppaluri, MD, PhD, has been named the new chief of Otolaryngology at Brigham Health. He has served as an associate surgeon and director of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC) since 2016.

Dr. Uppaluri completed his medical degree and doctorate in genetics at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. He trained in Otolaryngology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. He remained there as a faculty member for 16 years before moving to Boston with his wife, Chitra Uppaluri, MD, and three children in 2016.

Dr. Uppaluri, a leader in his field, has a deep understanding of head and neck tumor biology as well as integration of radiation, chemotherapy and surgical treatment modalities, including minimally invasive transoral laser microsurgery and endoscopic and open approaches to anterior skull base pathologies. He has been the primary investigator of clinical trials integrating small molecule and immunotherapeutics in the surgical management of head and neck cancers. He also leads a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded laboratory, focused on basic and translational approaches to head and neck cancers.

Welcoming New Faculty – Lydia A. Helliwell, MD

Please join us in welcoming Lydia A. Helliwell, MD, as a new faculty member in the Department of Surgery.

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Lydia A. Helliwell, MD

Lydia A. Helliwell, MD
Associate Surgeon, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Member of the Faculty, Harvard Medical School

Lydia A. Helliwell, MD, is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, MA and received her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. She completed a Plastic Surgery Residency in the Harvard Plastic Surgery Combined Residency Program and a fellowship in Orthopedic Hand Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Her clinical and research interests include: hand surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, microsurgery, lower extremity reconstruction, brachial plexus injuries and medical education.