In the news: Prominent alumna Sauerhammer will join Prevea Health

One of UW-Green Bay’s most prominent graduates is returning to Green Bay to join Prevea Health as a pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgeon. The Green Bay Press-Gazette on Sunday (June 22) ran a great story on Dr. Tina Sauerhammer, UW-Green Bay’s youngest-ever graduate (she was 18 when she earned her diploma in 1999), a former Miss Wisconsin and a member of the team that performed the first-ever successful full face transplant in the United States. Log readers may recall that Sauerhammer captivated the May 2011 commencement audience with her story of the transplant, tracing her path from the halls of UW-Green Bay to the operating room at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where the surgery took place. The Press-Gazette reports that in her new role with Prevea, Sauerhammer will help children with cleft palettes, complex dog bites, extra digits on hands or feet, deformities caused by severe burns and other issues. Prevea president and CEO Dr. Ashok Rai told the paper that “there aren’t any doctors with Tina’s skill set in this area.” You can read more about Sauerhammer’s return to Green Bay, and check out video of her 2011 commencement address, by clicking the links:
Green Bay Press-Gazette story
UW-Green Bay commencement address video

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