December 16, 2014
A Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center neurosurgeon has used new visualization technology that makes a brain tumor glow, enabling a safer resection with less damage to normal brain tissue that surrounds it, offering hope to a seriously ill patient and his family.
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November 18, 2014
A $500,000 grant from the National Football League will enable the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and medical equipment manufacturer Neuro Kinetics Inc. to test the effectiveness of a diagnostic device prototype, the I-Portal® PAS goggle, for early and accurate detection of concussions.
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November 04, 2014
Tanira B.D. Ferreira, M.D., assistant professor of medicine and Director of Clinical Services in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, has been named Interim Chief Medical Officer of University of Miami Hospital.
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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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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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September 02, 2014
The Miller School of Medicine, recognizing the need to educate a new generation of physicians in the growing complexities of medical care, has introduced the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program.
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July 29, 2014
Robert C. Hendel, M.D., professor of medicine and radiology, has been named interim Chief of the Cardiovascular Division at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Before this appointment, he was the Associate Chief of Clinical Cardiology, Director of the Cardiac Care Unit and Director of Cardiac Imaging at the Miller School
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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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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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June 03, 2014
Three times in one week, the Miller School’s Dipen J. Parekh, M.D., demonstrated breakthrough robotic surgical techniques for treating urological cancers to audiences of urologists from around the world. Parekh, professor and Chair of Urology and Director of Robotic Surgery, was using the University of Miami Hospital’s brand new da Vinci Xi system.
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May 13, 2014
The UHealthConnect patient access center has won the “Best Strategic Value to the Organization” Award in the Global Contact Center Awards program sponsored by the International Customer Management Institute. The ICMI is the largest professional organization for call centers, and the awards are the highest recognition in the industry.
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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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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.
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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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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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April 15, 2014
Four of the Miller School’s M.D./M.B.A. students, in partnership with an M.B.A. student from the School of Business Administration, won the Grand Prize and a check for $10,000 in the Graduate Student Category of the University of Miami’s 2014 Business Plan Competition.
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March 18, 2014
Two additional road construction projects that will affect both car and pedestrian traffic on the Miller School campus are beginning this week.
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March 04, 2014
Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2-8, is an annual campaign endorsed by The National Patient Safety Foundation to foster education and increase awareness related to patient safety. This year’s theme is “Navigate Your Health … Safely.”
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February 04, 2014
University of Miami Hospital has received the 2013 Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ and for the second year in a row (2012-2013) a five-star rating for bariatric surgery from Healthgrades®, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals.
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