Two Surgeons Join Stormont Vail Health
(Topeka, Kan., Aug. 27, 2018) – In 2001, Dr. Roman joined the United States Army as a combat engineer. In 2005, he was honorably discharged as a sergeant and squad leader and that was when he decided to pursue his life-long dream of becoming a doctor. Dr. Roman received his medical degree at the Dartmouth Medical School,Hanover, New Hampshire, in 2011. He completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, in 2017 and his orthopedic hand surgery fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, in 2018.
Dr. Roman enjoyed the variety that he found in plastic and reconstructive surgery, but found particular interest in hands, especially with how vital they are to many people’s lives.
“Many people can’t make a living without the use of their hands,” said Roman. “So I enjoy seeing my patients return to their work and lives after successful treatment.”
Dr. Wilhelm received his medical degree in 2009 at Heinrich Heine University,Düsseldorf, Germany. He stayed there to begin his vascular surgery residency until he moved to the United States in 2011. He then completed his surgical residency at Easton Hospital, Drexel University College of Medicine, Easton, Pennsylvania, in 2016. He completed his fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at University of California San Diego Health, San Diego, California, in 2018.
Dr. Wilhelm selected the cardiothoracic field not only because of the variety that it provides, but also because of the vast number of people that it affects.
“Cardiac-related diseases are some of the most common causes of death,” Wilhelm said. “By choosing this field, I knew that I would be able to have a substantial impact on a large number of people.”
About Stormont Vail Health:
Stormont Vail Health is a nonprofit integrated health system that has been serving the health care needs of Kansas for more than 130 years. It is composed of Stormont Vail Hospital, a 586-bed acute care hospital, and Cotton O’Neil Clinic, a multi-specialty physician group with more than 400 providers, which includes over 250 physicians. Nearly 5,000 employees provide care and support services for patients in the hospital and 35 other locations, including the Cotton O’Neil Heart Center, Cancer Center, Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, Digestive Health Center, Pediatrics clinics and 10 regional primary care clinics. Stormont Vail Health is committed to its mission of improving the health of the community by being a national leader in providing compassionate, high-quality and efficient integrated care through collaboration that results in a healthier community.