Check out the above video, "50 Years of Excellence in Solid Organ Transplant", depicting our history in solid organ transplantation.
December 3rd: Grand Rounds
Quality Improvement Conference
Introduction of the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice:
Information You Hope Never to Use
December 12th at 4p.m.: David A. Rothenberger Lecture
Will Physicians Lead Us Through Health Care Challenges?
Presentation by Bill George
Harvard Business School Professor
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Latest News for the Department of Surgery
November 20th, 2013
Dr. Gabe Loor performs 1st 'breathing' lung transplant in Minnesota
(Courtesy of Pioneer Press)
University of Minnesota surgeons say they have performed the first lung transplant procedure in the Midwest using a new technology designed to better preserve lungs once they've been donated.
The so-called "breathing lung" transplant was performed last week in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.
A 51-year-old Minnesota man with emphysema underwent the double-lung procedure. The organs spent two hours in the experimental device while being transported from the donor's hospital.
"I feel awesome," the recipient said Wednesday during an interview at the U hospital. "I haven't felt this good in years."
November 18th, 2013
U of M’s Project Stealth attacks cancer in a new way
A team of scientists at the University of Minnesota has found a groundbreaking use for salmonella, but don’t worry – it’s far from food. Instead, the bacterium is being used within the field of cancer therapy.
Led by Daniel Saltzman, M.D., researchers working on the University’s Project Stealth have altered salmonella so it no longer causes food-related illness, but rather, delivers cancer drugs interleukin-2 (IL-2) and other proteins like IL-15 to tumor cells. Once there, they work to stimulate the patient’s immune system to destroy cancer cells.
Read more on Health Talk
November 12th, 2013
U of M Hybrid Operating Room Reduces Recovery Time
One of the most technologically advanced operating rooms in the country just opened at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Rumi Faizer and Dr. Steven Santilli were interviewed to discuss the hybrid operating room at the University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview...
November 2nd, 2013
Physician of the Year Award – Genevieve Melton- Meaux, MD
Genevieve Melton-Meaux, MD, received the 2013 Physician of the Year award from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of
America (CCFA) Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter. This award is presented to a local physician who works diligently to
provide support and care for the patients the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation serves.
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