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Thomas Gleason, MD discusses Type B Aortic Dissection at the 2017 Society for Thoracic Surgery Annual Meeting

Thomas Gleason, MD, Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery and Co-Director, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, hosted a panel discussion at the 2017 Society for Thoracic Surgery annual meeting in Houston, Texas, on the state of Type B Aortic Dissection including indications for intervention, device choices, and techniques from both European and US perspectives. View the […]

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American Thoracic Society 2017 Respiratory Heath Awardees — Steven Shapiro, MD, and Alison Morris, MD

Steven Shapiro, MD and Alison Morris, MD have been named 2017 Respiratory Health Awardees by the American Thoracic Society (ATS). The Respiratory Health Awards will be presented at several events during the ATS conference. The 2017 American Thoracic Society Conference (ATS) will be held May 19-24 in Washington, DC. Dr. Shapiro is receiving the Distinguished […]

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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Pulmonary Chief Elected Secretary-Treasurer of the American Thoracic Society

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has elected Juan C. Celedón, MD, DrPH, chief, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy and Immunology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, as its Secretary–Treasurer for the 2017–18 term. Dr. Celedón will then assume the role of ATS President for the 2020 21 term and notably will be the first […]

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2017 Update in Abdominal Transplantation Medicine and Surgery — May 12

UPMC Transplant Services, the UPMC Liver Cancer Center, and the UPMC Center for Liver Diseases will host the 2017 Update in Abdominal Transplantation Medicine and Surgery on Friday, May 12. The conference will be divided into two courses – a liver course and a kidney course and will provide health care professions an overview of […]

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The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions — April 4-8, San Diego

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute and UPMC Cardiothoracic Transplant Department will be well-represented at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in San Diego, Ca. Faculty research will be featured in both oral and poster presentations throughout the conference, including:   Tuesday, April 4 ACAD Core […]

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Magee’s Pregnancy Recovery Center Expands to Aid Expectant Mothers Struggling with Opioid Dependency

In 2014, the Pregnancy Recovery Center (PRC) at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC became one of the country’s first programs to provide concurrent treatment for opioid dependency as well as prenatal care and delivery. Through the support of a Centers of Excellence (COE) grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, the PRC has expanded to […]

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McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Faculty Member Publication Named a NIEHS Top Paper of 2016

The National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), recently honored its 2016 Papers of the Year—the top 25 of 2700 publications. In that elite group, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine faculty member Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPT, Director of Rehabilitation for UPMC International and an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical […]

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Women Less Likely to be Academic Grand Rounds Speakers than Men

Women are less likely than men to be chosen as speakers during grand rounds, the academic mainstay of expert-delivered lectures used to share patient-care guidelines and cutting-edge research within clinical departments. Those findings by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine were published today in JAMA Internal Medicine. Despite women comprising 47 percent […]

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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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