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Miller, Evans honored as Health Care Heroes

Two Wisconsin Medical Society members were among 15 health care professionals honored with a Health Care Heroes Award from BizTimes Media Dec. 11 in Milwaukee. Michael Miller, MD, FASAM, FAPA, Speaker of the Society’s House of Delegates, was recognized in the area of behavioral health, while Douglas Evans, MD, was recognized for his work as a world-renowned pancreatic cancer surgeon.

Health Care Heroes Awards, given annually, salute people and organizations in the Milwaukee area making a positive difference on the front lines of health care through community service, corporate achievement in health care, executive leadership, nursing and volunteerism.

Doctor Miller, an addiction medicine specialist, is currently the medical director of the Herrington Recovery Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc. He was recognized by the BizTimes for devoting “his time and expertise to providing exceptional comprehensive behavioral health care for people suffering from addiction.” In addition to serving as the Society’s Speaker, he has many other leadership roles. He is a member of the American Medical Association’s Council on Science and Public Health, is an at-large director of the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and the ABAM Foundation, and is a past president of the American Society of Addiction Medicine ASAM. He is also former chair of the Society’s Commission on Addictive Diseases. Click here to read a BizTimes profile of Dr. Miller.

Doctor Evans, a world-renowned pancreatic cancer surgeon, is the Donald C. Ausman Family Foundation Professor of Surgery and chair of the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). His clinical interests include treatment of pancreatic cancer and tumors of the endocrine system. Since joining MCW in 2009, he has established the Pancreatic Cancer Research Program, a clinical database, a tissue bank and a personalized cancer treatment clinical trial, and continues to conduct his research.

“Beyond that, he is a caring, passionate individual, who despite being ranked as the fourth-best pancreatic surgeon in the world, cares deeply for each and every one of his patients,” according to this BizTimes profile of Dr. Evans.

Click here to read more about the Health Care Heroes Awards.

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