Ley to lead breast surgery program
Dr. Michele Ley, assistant professor in the UA Department of Surgery, has been appointed director of the Breast Surgery Program at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.
Ley will direct breast surgical services and oversee the development of collaborative breast surgical research and educational initiatives.
She will focus the program’s efforts on:
• Increasing patient participation in clinical trials and introducing new investigator-initiated clinical trials.
• Educating the community at large about breast cancer and treatment options.
• Improving clinical operations for the breast surgeons and the breast health team.
• Providing training for medical students and residents in medicine, radiology, surgery, radiation oncology, pathology and gynecology.
Physicians join UA faculty
The University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics and the University of Arizona Health Network welcome the following faculty:
• Dr. Mridula Aggarwal, clinical assistant professor, section of hospital medicine.
As a pediatric hospitalist, Aggarwal will care for hospitalized children at the University of Arizona Medical Center- Diamond Children’s and Tucson Medical Center.
She completed medical school at the Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine and a residency in pediatrics at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.
Before joining the UA, Aggarwal worked at El Rio Health Center, St. Mary’s Hospital and Tucson Medical Center in internal medicine and pediatrics. She is board certified in pediatrics and internal medicine.
• Dr. Andrea Hobson, clinical assistant professor, section of neonatology.
As a neonatologist, Hobson will care for critically ill newborns and premature babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the University of Arizona Medical Center-Diamond Children’s and Northwest Hospital.
Hobson earned her medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine and completed her residency in pediatrics at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. She went on to complete a fellowship in neonatology at the University of Florida.
She has research interests in hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and therapeutic hypothermia, and is board certified in pediatrics.
• Dr. Jeffrey Rein, clinical assistant professor, sction of hospital medicine.
As a pediatric hospitalist, Rein will care for hospitalized children at the University of Arizona Medical Center- Diamond Children’s and Tucson Medical Center.
Rein earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and his residency in pediatrics from Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York).
Before joining the UA, he worked at El Rio Health Center, St. Mary’s Hospital and Tucson Medical Center. He is board certified in pediatrics and internal medicine.
• Dr. Lesta Whalen, assistant professor, section of critical care.
As a pediatric intensivist, Whalen will care for critically ill children in the pediatric intensive care units at the University of Arizona Medical Center- Diamond Children’s and Tucson Medical Center.
Whalen earned her medical degree from Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota. She went on to complete her residency in pediatrics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
She focuses on improving quality of patient care and communication in pediatrics and pediatric critical care. She has specific interests in the care of pediatric patients with cardiac defects.
Whalen is board-certified in pediatrics and board-eligible in pediatric critical care.
Wesson named account manager
Trey Wesson was promoted to senior account manager at Anchor Wave Internet Solutions, LLC.
Wesson started with Anchor Wave in 2012 as an online marketing consultant. He is a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) expert.
New partner in medical practice
Southern Arizona Ophthalmology, 5635 E. Grant Road, has a new partner, Dr. Ryan C. Teeple.
He joins his father-in-law, Dr. Harry Schlosser, who has been in solo practice since founding the business in 1984.
Teeple grew up in Tucson and studied at the University of Arizona for both his undergraduate and medical degrees. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and spent most of his time at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
Teeple specializes in cataract surgery, the treatment of glaucoma and diabetes-related eye problems.