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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Fellow selected for IU, Kendrick training program at St. Francis

MOORESVILLE, Ind. – Tobi Reidy, D.O., has been appointed a fellow of the Indiana University School of Medicine Colon and Rectal Residency Program at Kendrick Regional Center for Colon and Rectal Care, based at St. Francis Hospital–Mooresville.

Reidy, whose fellowship training will begin in July 2010, currently is completing a general surgery residency at Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati. She earned her doctorate in 2005 at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Florida.

The colorectal residency program – the only program of its kind in Indiana – was established in 2008 through a partnership between IU, St. Francis and Kendrick Regional Center and marks the first educational joint venture between St. Francis and the medical school, the nation’s second-largest academic medical institution. The program is funded through the St. Francis Healthcare Foundation.

The teaching staff comprises surgeons with Kendrick Regional Center and assistant clinical professors with the IU School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery. They are Drs. Olaf Johansen, Fred Lane, R. Barry Melbert, Bridget Sanders Dipen Maun and Ben Tsai from Kendrick, and Drs. Bruce Robb and Virgilio George from IU.

Upon completing the training, Reidy will be eligible for the qualifying and certifying exams of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

More information about the fellowship is available by calling 317-834-9618 or at the Kendrick Regional Center for Colon and Rectal Care Website, or the IU School of Medicine site,

In 2007, St. Francis established the Colorectal Cancer Center center of Excellence for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer. It’s one of the largest programs of its kind in Indiana.

The St. Francis Healthcare Foundation manages more than 130 specific purpose funds, including the Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship Fund, established in 2007. Gifts to the fund are tax-deductible based on each donor's personal tax situation. Gifts
and grants to the fund can be established to fulfill very specific needs of the Fellowship, or they can be dedicated to unspecified uses for the fellowship.

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