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Waukesha CMS Member Receives Young Physician Leadership Award

Wednesday, April 29, 2015  
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The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation honored Keshni Ramnanan, MD, with the Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Young Physician Leadership Award during the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Annual Meeting in Madison April 25-26. The Viste Award is presented annually to a young physician who demonstrates commitment to patients, the medical profession and the community.

Doctor Ramnanan, a hospitalist with Aurora Medical Center in Summit, Wisconsin, recently completed a term as president of the Waukesha County Medical Society. She also serves as a delegate for the Society’s House of Delegates and has advocated for health policy by participating in Doctor Day at the State Capitol.

In his nomination of Dr. Ramnanan, James Gariti, MD, described her tenure as president as “transformative” and said she is not someone who follows a template in order to get things done. “She identified needs and worked to meet those needs. During her year of leadership, she increased and broadened participation from physician members and expanded a medical student summer fellowship project into a Safe Saw Initiative that has funded safe saw technology in four Waukesha schools with more planned,” he wrote in his nomination letter. Doctor Gariti succeeded Dr. Ramnanan as president of the Waukesha County Medical Society.

In accepting her award April 25, Doctor Ramnanan expressed her appreciation to the Wisconsin Medical Society, the Foundation and the Waukesha County Medical Society, and said, “The thing about being a young physician is that you come out of medical school, you come out of residency very naïve about what’s out there and one of the things that the Waukesha County Medical Society did for me was open my eyes to the broader perspective of what medicine can offer and how I can actually put myself in a place to impact my patients on a statewide and national perspective.”

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