Cleveland Magazine's March 2012 Best Doctors in Cleveland issue features two of our CWRU Alpha Chi Omega sisters, including the cover doctor!
Yes that is 1986 initiate Dr. Smitha Krishnamurthi, oncologist at University Hospitals. She wants you to know that a colonoscopy could save your life. (see her video on the local news that we shared in 2009: http://axomtm.squarespace.com/journal/2009/7/31/have-you-seen-alpha-chi-omega-zu-sister-on-wews.html )
Also featured in the magazine is Dr. Marie Budev, a critical care physician who works with lung transplant patients at the Cleveland Clinic.
Colonoscopies may not be fun, but they can be lifesaving. A recent study found that a colonoscopy can significantly reduce the risk of death from colon cancer by finding lesions on the left side of the colon. "Colon cancer is a very curable disease," says Dr. Smitha Krishnamurthi, gastrointestinal disease team leader for University Hospitals' Seidman Cancer Center. "So that is an advantage of a colonoscopy — it can visualize the polyp, and in the same procedure you can have the polyp removed."