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  • MEDSURG2 - Image 690x350 - 2015 Najarian Lecture Charles Miller Death of Living Donor

    9th Annual John S. Najarian, M.D., Ph.D., Lecture in Transplantation

    Join us on April 28th in the Mayo Auditorium at 3:30p.m. as Charles M. Miller, M.D. presents "Preparing for the Inevitable: Death of a Living Donor".

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    600th surgery for Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Auto-Transplant Program

    In February, Greg Beilman, M.D., scrubbed in for a surgery that in many ways was both routine and remarkable.

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    From the lab to the north woods

    Professor Paul Iaizzo makes annual treks to northern Minnesota to visit black bears in their dens to assess their appearances, heart physiology, and take blood samples to understand hibernation and how that could help humans.

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Upcoming Events

April 23rd-24th:

CME Event: Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

April 28th:

Preparing for the Inevitable: Death of a Living Donor - Administrative and Personal Perspectives

Presented by Charles M. Miller, M.D.
Program and Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

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Latest News for the Department of Surgery

April 14th:

Local Kidney Donor Sets off Chain Reaction of Giving - KSTP

Hart previously tried to help a kid in need of a kidney but she found out she wasn't a match. Since she couldn't help him she decided she could help someone else. With the help of the University of Minnesota she joined the National Kidney Registry Pair Exchanged Program.

"Let’s say, there’s a non-directed donor with a blood type O who donates to a recipient who is a blood type O. That recipient had a donor who could not have donated to him that's a blood type A. However that donor now can donate to another recipient who's the same blood type," Dr. Raja Kandaswamy of the University of Minnesota said.

Full article here - KSTP Story

TV Segment for transport chain - Nightline

April 1st:

New Aortic Center incorporates unparalleled technology, expert care

Early detection, immediate therapy and surveillance are the three pillars of the new Aortic Center.

When an aortic aneurysm bursts, patients may have minutes to live.

But even if the aortic aneurysm—a weakening or bulge in the walls of the aorta, the body’s largest artery—hasn’t torn, effective, multidisciplinary emergency care is still important in order to avoid a potentially fatal event.

The new University of Minnesota Health Aortic Center offers exactly that—plus unparalleled technology. The center, which launched earlier this year, brings together the skill sets of vascular surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons and interventional radiologists and cardiologists, who are all dedicated to aortic disease care.

Full article here - M Health Blog

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