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Dr. Koness, Director of Breast Health Program, named Educator of the Year in Clinical Sciences

Dr. R. James Koness, Director of the Breast Health Program at the Roger Williams’ Cancer Center, has been named Educator of the Year in Clinical Sciences by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). Dr. Koness is the surgery site director at Roger Williams for medical school students from BUSM.

This award is designed to recognize, honor and reward BUSM faculty who give special effort to ensure the best education for students. Only a small handful of educators receive this honor out of hundreds affiliated with BUSM. The recognition is initiated by students and affirmed by faculty peers.

Dr. Koness is a graduate of Boston College and SUNY-Buffalo School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University and fellowship in complex surgical oncology at Roger Williams Medical Center/Brown University. A fellow in the American College of Surgeons, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Brown University School of Medicine with a pending academic appointment at BUSM.

"Congratulations to Dr. Koness for receiving this outstanding honor and thank you for your work with medical students," said Demetra Ouellette, Roger Williams Medical Center President. "You are deservedly held in high esteem by students, medical colleagues, and patients alike."