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Kansas City Medicine, Winter 2018 Highlights

The newest issue of Kansas City Medicine is out. In this issue, you can learn about the NEW Kansas City Medical Society, the 2017 Annual Meeting, our Honorees and Physician Wellness. This issue takes a deep dive into the commitment to one community medical society, and the efficiencies gained for patients AND physicians with the merger.

KCMS Adopts AMA policy on Restrictive Covenants

The KCMS board of directors voted to adopt the current AMA policy on restrictive covenants (more commonly referred to as non-compete agreements.) This policy takes the position of the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs which recommends that… click the post title to continue reading.

Inspiring Leadership: Dr. Joshua Mammen

Inspiring Leadership: Dr. Joshua Mammen Given all that is happening in health care, it is more important than ever for physicians to voice their opinions, whether conversations are taking place within politics, health care organizations, or communities. Metro Med is asking some physician leaders within our community how others can follow in their footsteps and become inspiring leaders. This week’s discussion is with Dr. Joshua Mammen of the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Molecular & Integrative Physiology and Vice Chair of Research in Department of Surgery. After growing up in Kaplan, Louisiana, Mammen completed his undergraduate and medical training at Boston University. After completing his General Surgery Residency at the University of Cincinnati, he went on to a clinical fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. During this time, he also completed a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Physiology at the University of Cincinnati. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Society for Surgical Oncology. A member of the Metro Med board of directors, Mammen is also the State Chair for Kansas for the Commission on Cancer, the Chair of KUMC’s Cancer Committee, and Chair of the Kansas Cancer Partnership Early Diagnosis and Detection Committee. What has driven you to take leadership roles? I grew up around the time when C. Everett Koop was the surgeon general. He was a pediatric surgeon, but his impact is probably not the surgeries that he did on all those kids. The...