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From left, Michelle and Laura Falcone with their father, Steven Falcone, M.D., M.B.A., Ralph Sacco, M.D., M.S., and Dylan Goldschmidt with his father, Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., get the Miami-Dade Heart Walk off to a great start.

UHealth Sets the Pace at Miami-Dade Heart Walk

November 04, 2014

More than 300 walkers representing UHealth-University of Miami Health System joined the Miami-Dade Heart Walk Saturday, November 1, at Bayfront Park. Raising nearly $13,000 to help fund research and education sponsored by the American Heart Association, UHealth placed third among all of the companies participating in the event. A total of $366,000 was raised.

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Sandra V. Chaparro, M.D., holds the CardioMEMS device.

UHealth Becomes First in Southeast U.S. to Use New Heart Failure Monitoring System

October 21, 2014

Cardiovascular physicians at UHealth – University of Miami Health System are the first in the Southeast U.S. to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure. The CardioMEMS HF System has been shown to reduce hospital admissions by more than one-third when used by physicians to manage heart failure. It was implanted at University of Miami Hospital, the flagship hospital of UHealth.

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Abhinav Gautam, M.D., started Nexus Clinical while completing his residency at the University of Miami.

Software Start-Up Pushes Cloud-based Medical Operations to New Heights

June 24, 2014

Earning a medical degree was a step in the right direction for Abhinav Gautam, M.D., voluntary assistant professor of anesthesiology. But it was during his residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital that the 32-year-old began to see the bigger picture, and he set off on a path toward entrepreneurship to help solve what he calls “massive inefficiencies” in healthcare.

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Carl E. Orringer, M.D.

New Faculty Cardiologist to Lead Novel Preventive Cardiovascular Program

June 10, 2014

For Carl E. Orringer, M.D., the newest faculty member in the Cardiovascular Division, the move from Cleveland to Miami is a homecoming. Orringer is a triple ’Cane, with a B.A. in chemistry (1970), an M.D. (1974) and a residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital (1977). Thirty-seven years later, he’s back, bringing with him a high-profile cardiovascular disease-prevention program that he developed.

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David Zambrana, D.N.P., M.B.A., RN

Dr. David Zambrana Named CEO of UMH

May 06, 2014

David Zambrana, D.N.P., M.B.A., RN, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the University of Miami Hospital. Zambrana, who was previously the hospital’s chief operating officer, has served as interim CEO since January. He joined the University of Miami Hospital (UMH) as chief nursing officer in 2008.

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UM Trustee Paul J. DiMare celebrates the unveiling of the da Vinci Xi Surgical System at University of Miami Hospital, with Dipen Parekh, M.D., patient Keith McKerrow, and his business associate and partner, Donald Rabideau.

UHealth is the First Academic Medical Center to Use New da Vinci Surgical System

May 01, 2014

Building on its growing reputation as a leader in the use of breakthrough technology, UHealth – University of Miami Health System has become the first academic medical center in the world to use the new da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System. The procedure, a prostatectomy, was performed by Dipen Parekh, M.D., at University of Miami Hospital, the flagship hospital of UHealth.

Read more about the da Vinci® Xi™ at UMH »

Brazilian National Academy of Medicine President Pietro Novellino, on left, leads the applause for Alan S. Livingstone, M.D., following his induction ceremony.

Alan Livingstone, M.D., Inducted into Brazil’s National Academy of Medicine

April 23, 2014

Alan S. Livingstone, M.D., the Lucille and DeWitt Daughtry Professor and Chairman of Surgery, is usually addressed as “Dr. Livingstone,” sometimes as “Professor Livingstone.” Now there is a new option: “Your Excellency.” On March 27, Livingstone was inducted into Brazil’s National Academy of Medicine, one of the oldest and most exclusive medical academies in the world, and the title accompanies that honor.

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Alexandra Young

Second Look Day Dazzles Class of 2018 Prospects

April 15, 2014

“You never get a second chance to make a good first impression” goes the old saying, but that isn’t always true. For Alexandra Young, who joined 137 other physicians-to-be in the Lois Pope LIFE Center’s Apex Auditorium on April 11 for the Miller School’s fourth annual Second Look Day, getting an up-close look at the campus was a first-time thrill.

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