HONORING DR. STEPHEN T. BARTLETT; Congressional Record Vol. 159, No. 165
(Extensions of Remarks - November 19, 2013)

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                    HONORING DR. STEPHEN T. BARTLETT


                     HON. C.A. DUTCH RUPPERSBERGER

                              of maryland

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, November 19, 2013

  Mr. RUPPERSBERGER. Mr. Speaker, I rise before you today to honor Dr. 
Stephen T. Bartlett, a close friend and accomplished surgeon and 
respected professor, on the occasion of his 60th birthday.
  A specialist in kidney and pancreas transportation as well as 
vascular surgery, Dr. Bartlett has taught and practiced medicine at the 
renowned University of Maryland since 1991. He is a Peter Angelos 
Distinguished Professor and chairs the Department of Surgery at the 
university's School of Medicine. He also serves as Senior Vice 
President and Surgeon-in-Chief at the University of Maryland Medical 
  Dr. Bartlett earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago 
and completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania. He 
continued his training at Northwestern University and taught at the 
University of California Davis. He was then recruited to Maryland and 
revitalized the university's transplant program. The school's kidney 
transplant program is now the second highest in volume in the country. 
Under his leadership, the surgical department ranks among the highest 
in the country in National Institute of Health grant funding.
  While Dr. Bartlett's accomplishments are too numerous to list in 
their entirety, it bears mentioning that he has been recognized as a 
``Top Doctor'' by Baltimore Magazine. The National Kidney Foundation 
recently named him one of its 2013 ``Kidney Champions'' for his ground-
breaking contributions to the field of kidney research and 
transplantation. He has authored more than 230 peer-reviewed journal 
articles and 11 book chapters.
  Of particular note, Dr. Bartlett lead an effort that recently 
resulted in the most extensive full face transplant completed in the 
world to date. In addition to historic projects like this, he continues 
to spearhead basic scientific research always with the singular goal of 
improving patients' quality of life.
  I have had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Bartlett--as well as his wife, 
June, and three children--on a personal level for many years. I am 
impressed with his dedication to his family. He may receive 
distinguished accolades for his medical breakthroughs, but his 
commitment to his wife and children come first.
  Mr. Speaker, I ask that you join with me today to honor Dr. Stephen 
Bartlett. His service and dedication to the University of Maryland is 
an asset to the state. It is with great pride that I wish him the 
happiest of birthdays and many more to come.