Kris Beauchamp is a former elementary school teacher, and author of three children’s books. She is a two-time breast cancer survivor and has spent the better part of the last decade in the battle! She mentors young women weekly, writes daily and speaks occasionally. She loves being at home, enjoying her garden, reading, cooking and enjoying her family.
Dr. Edibaldo Silva trained for 5 years as a molecular biologist before becoming a cancer surgeon which required two additional years of cancer surgery training after completing 4 years of medical school and 5 years of surgery residency training. He has been a full-time cancer surgeon since 1985 and specializes in breast cancer, melanoma and sarcoma with the rest of his practice in thyroid and parathyroid disease as well as GI cancers. Here are just a few of his positions and honors:
- 2008-Present Associate Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
- 2003-2008 Associate Professor, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
- 2001-2003 Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, Attending Surgeon, Methodist University Hospital, Baptist Memorial Hospital, and Saint Francis Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee.
- 1999-2001 Director of Surgical Oncology, Director of Comprehensive Breast Cancer, Assistant Clinical Professor, Saint Frances Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut
- The Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching (1994, 1997)
- Geisinger Foundation Research Award of $25,000 for starting Sentinel Node Mapping Unit. (1997)
- George and Anna Wilkerson Research in Geriatrics Award for basic science research on heritability of malignant melanoma. (1988).
- Named as one of Connecticut’s Top 100 Doctors by Connecticut Magazine. (2001).
- Resident Award for Best Teacher, Creighton University Medical Center Department of Surgery, Residency Education Program. (2004).
- Selected as one of America’s Top Surgeons in the Guide to America’s Top Surgeons. (2004).
- Selected for Strathmore’s Who’s Who. (2004
- Elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha membership, Creighton University School of Medicine. (2004).
- Best Teacher Award, Department of Surgery, Creighton University Medical Center. (2004-2007)
- What It Takes (WIT) Award in Surgery, Creighton University Medical Center (2007).