*The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center has hired Dr. Rebecca A Cerrato, a fellow under Dr. Mark Myerson's Foot and Ankle Fellowship.
She is a graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed several residency programs, including one at the University of Chicago Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation and another at the Georgetown University Department of Orthopaedics.
Cerrato has research experience at the Institute of Foot and Ankle Reconstruction, the National Institute of Health/NIAMS and the University of Chicago Department of Orthopaedics.
*Dr. Matthew Cooper has been named chair of the United Network for Organ Sharing's Living Donor Committee. Cooper is a transplant surgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
The committee of transplant professionals examines issues relating to patient safety and outcomes for organ donors. It also makes recommendations about improving the donor process.
Cooper, who performs kidney, pancreas and liver transplants, is also director of clinical research for the Division of Transplantation at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
*Vanessa Wasta, associate director, media relations and Web projects, at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, was elected to serve on a steering committee of the National Cancer Institute Public Affairs and Marketing Network, a cooperative association of communications professionals working in cancer research and clinical organizations.
The elections were held at the organization's annual meeting in May.