Educators and Researchers Awarded at 11th Annual Fall Research and Medical Education Reception

Aurora BayCare recognizes their fellow educators and researchers for their continuous contributions to the field of medicine

Green Bay, Wis. – Aurora BayCare Medical Center hosted its 11th annual Fall Research and Medical Education Reception on Oct. 3, 2019.

The annual event is dedicated to highlighting and celebrating achievements in research and medical education. The ceremony includes awards to recognize the physicians and team members who stand out for their leadership and contributions to the field of medicine.

"Aurora BayCare's team of doctors, educators, and researchers go above and beyond in pursuit of medical excellence," said Dr. Michael Medich, director of medical education. "These team members have shown dedication to their fellow caregivers, patients, and the medical community. I'm honored to serve among them and support their efforts."

Awardees from the 2019 event, emceed by Dr. Medich and Dr. Brian Johnson, include:

  • Dr. Michael Kincheloe, OB/GYN – Medical Educator of the Year
  • Dr. Paul Maes, Family Medicine – Medical Educator of the Year
  • Emergency Department – Medical Education Department of the Year
  • Dr. Ziad Darkhabani, Interventional Neurology – Investigator of the Year

"The award recipients show tremendous vigor in their day-to day work with very little recognition," said Lori McElrone, manager of clinical research at Aurora BayCare. "This is our way of thanking them for their help in transforming the future of medical research and increasing the quality of patient care."

Aurora BayCare has a tradition of teaching excellence, having provided clinical medicine education to more medical students than any other hospital system in Northeast Wisconsin. The hospital partners with University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to train and shape future doctors across 30 different clinical areas.

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Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a 167-bed, full-service tertiary care hospital located at 2845 Greenbrier Road on Green Bay’s east side. It opened in September 2001 as a joint venture of Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic.  Aurora BayCare is committed to creating a better way to provide high quality tertiary healthcare, the latest in medical technology and superior service.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 30 counties throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin’s most comprehensive health care provider and the state’s largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, more than 150 clinics, more than 70 pharmacies and more than 33,000 Caregivers. As evidenced by more than 300 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.

BayCare Clinic,, is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It is based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. BayCare Clinic offers expertise in more than 20 specialties, with more than 100 physicians serving in 16 area communities. BayCare Clinic is a joint partner in Aurora BayCare Medical Center, a 167-bed, full-service hospital. Follow BayCare Clinic on Facebook and Twitter.