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Entrepreneurial Medicine

Uchechi Iweala, M.D., Building on a Foundation of Big Ideas

By Caroline Trent-Gurbuz

This is a true story, begins Uchechi Iweala, M.D., a second-year resident in orthopedic surgery at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. “I started reading the Wall Street Journal when I was a junior in high school as part of an economics class that I’d joined in the summer,” he says. “My dad’s a doctor, my mom’s an economist, so I was always on the fence [about my future career]. Then, lo and behold, there’s an article … that just seemed to click a lightbulb in me.” Read more

Healing Hands in Haiti

By Laura Otto

In January 2010, a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake, centered near the town of Léogâne, struck Haiti. An estimated 3 million people were affected by the catastrophic event. Nearly 2,000 miles away in Massachusetts, Kevin Lombardi, who was active in the engineering field-services industry at the time, saw news coverage of the devastation and felt compelled to do something. “It was a call to action for me,” says Lombardi, who soon after hopped on a plane and volunteered his skills to help the Haitians rebuild. Read more

Excellence in Care

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) recognized the GW Hospital as one of 52 institutions in the United States to have achieved meritorious outcomes of surgical patient care. GW Hospital excelled in patient management in specific clinical areas, including mortality, unplanned intubation, cardiac incidents, and renal failure. Read more

GW Hospital Takes the Lead by Saving Strokes

The George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital) recently earned accreditation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center from the Joint Commission and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, making it one of fewer than 100 hospitals nationwide to receive the recognition. Read more