Kathleen Maginot, MD, along with Visiting Professor Nicholas Von Bergen, MD, were among nine medical professionals honored as "superheroes of medicine" by the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation at its Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction on April 25, 2014.
Dr. Maginot and Dr. Von Bergen were recognized for giving young patient Katelyn Soldatke her active life back. Katelyn had an arrhythmia that forced her to give up dance, horse riding and all the things she loved to do. After one unsuccessful surgery, the two collaborated on a second, more risky surgery at American Family Children’s Hospital that successfully treated the condition.
Honorees were chosen from nominations received from patients and colleagues. Proceeds from the event support programs for medical students and residents, and health education and research projects.