The mass shooting that occurred Oct. 1, 2017, at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip left 546 injured and 59 dead, including the shooter. Though initial reporting underestimated the extent of the carnage, emergency care personnel were immediately confronted with the realities of the worst mass shooting in the history of the United States. Husband and wife alumni of the Boonshoft School of Medicine and the Emergency Medicine Residency Program were called in that night: Brian Emil Syska, B.S., M.D., ’00, ’04, ’07, and Heidi Kabler, M.D., ’04, ’07.
Two professors from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine traveled to Sri Lanka this past summer to teach residents and surgeons about the latest developments in trauma and minimally invasive surgery. This is the first time that American surgeons have taught surgery at the University of Jaffna in Sri Lanka.
Melchor Antunano, M.D.,* was named president of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine. He is director of the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute at the Federal Aviation Administration.
Bradley Barker, M.D., a family medicine physician in Elyria, Ohio, has received a 2017 Top Doctor Award. The award honors physicians for demonstrating clinical excellence and delivering high standards of patient care.