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Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD, ‘Father of Transplantation,’ Dies at 90

Dr. Thomas E. Starzl, known as the “father of transplantation” for his role in pioneering and advancing organ transplantation from a risky, rare procedure to an accessible surgery for the neediest patients, died peacefully Saturday, March 4, 2017, at his home in Pittsburgh. Dr. Starzl is survived by his wife of 36 years, Joy Starzl, […]

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Physicians and Researchers Present at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 66th Annual Scientific Session

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute will be well-represented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 66th Annual Scientific Session in Washington, DC. Faculty research will be featured in both oral and poster presentations throughout the conference, including:   Friday, March 17 Session 1120: Novel Echocardiographic Methods for Assessing Cardiac Function Racial Differences in Left […]

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UPMC Updates in Otolaryngology: A Monthly Webinar Series

    The UPMC Department of Otolaryngology presents a free webinar series — UPMC Updates in Otolaryngology. Upcoming webinars include: September 6, 2016 – 8 p.m.: Update in Unilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis Presented by:Clark Rosen, MD — Professor, Department of Otolaryngology Moderated by: David Eibling, MD — Professor, Department of Otolaryngology Archived webinar, now available […]

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UPMC Department of Otolaryngology Launches Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Program

The UPMC Department of Otolaryngology recognizes that cancer survivorship starts at diagnosis.  The multidisciplinary providers of UPMC’s Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Clinic offer a comprehensive evaluation to patients before the start of their cancer treatment. This evaluation allows us to not only identify underlying issues patients may be experiencing regarding swallowing, dental care, and […]

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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Ranked Highest in the US for Liver Transplant Outcomes

The Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is ranked highest in the United States for pediatric liver transplant outcomes, according to January data released from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). The SRTR, which manages and analyzes a wide range of transplant data as a service to the […]

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2017 AAP Annual Meeting — Feb. 7-11, Las Vegas, NV

The UPMC Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will be well represented at the 2017 AAP Annual Meeting in Las Vegas Feb. 7-11.  Several experts from the department will lead discussions and present posters during this five day conference, including a seminar by Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and […]

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Announcing Our New Co-Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center — Sandra Kim, MD, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Sandra Kim, MD, a nationally recognized expert in pediatric and adolescent inflammatory bowel disease, is the co-director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center, a part of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Kim is also Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh […]

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American Academy of Pediatrics Webinar Series on Zika Virus featuring Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD — Jan. 10, 2017

Recognizing Microcephaly and Other Presentations of Zika Virus Syndrome Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2 p.m. ET Registration is required. Dial-In Information Phone: 844-216-1726 Conference ID: 18985179 Registration Link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/viw68r9pls12&eom Description Over the past year, congenital Zika virus syndrome has captured the attention of the world because of the devastating effects it can have on infants’ development. […]

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Reducing the Duration of Antibiotics Does More Harm than Good When Treating Ear Infections in Young Children

In a landmark trial conducted at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, researchers have demonstrated that when treating children between 6 and 23 months of age with antibiotics for ear infections, a shortened course has worse clinical outcomes without reducing the risk of antibiotic resistance or adverse […]

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Children’s, Pitt Researchers Explain Cancer Gene Role in Growth of Pediatric Liver Tumors

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC have uncovered how a key cancer gene works to accelerate cell growth in a mouse model of pediatric liver tumors. The results provide a better understanding of how inhibition of this gene can be used to combat the disease, […]

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