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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 A rise in the use of thymectomies for management of auto immune related thymic cancers has spurred an increase in the use of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. “Thymoma and thymic cancer are usually identified...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Jay K. Bhama, MD , UI cardiac surgeon and surgical director of the UI Mechanical Circulatory Support Program, has successfully implanted several minimally invasive left ventricular assist devices, (LVADs) in advanced heart failure patients. Dr. Bhama was the first in the...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 In response to the increasing demand for less invasive surgical options, UI cardiac surgeons are expanding their minimal access treatment arsenal. In addition to performing robotic-assisted coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with the daVinci® Surgical System, the UI...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Kalpaj Parekh, MBBS , associate professor of cardiothoracic surgery has recently been published in CHEST, the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians. Parekh's contribution, " Starting a Lung Transplant Program: A Roadmap for Long-term Excellence ,"...
Monday, May 04, 2015 The trauma centers at UI Hospitals and Clinics and UI Children's Hospital have been verified as Level I Trauma Centers by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement...
Monday, May 04, 2015 Carol Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, MBA , professor of surgical oncology and endocrine surgery has been selected to receive a 2015 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence. The award recognizes a tenured faculty member with a sustained record of excellence across the spectrum of teaching...
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Imran Hassan, MD, FACS, FASCRS , clinical associate professor of surgery has been named the 2015 recipient of the Carol and Tom R. DeMeester Traveling Fellowship, presented by the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. The fellowship will support Hassan to travel to an...
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 Thomas Granchi, MD, MBA , medical director of the UI Hospitals and Clinics Burn Treatment Center and clinical associate professor of surgery has been named the Clara L. Smith Associate Professor of Burn Treatment. Clara Smith of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was a lifelong resident...
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 Kris Kashyap has been selected to receive the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching award presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. The award is presented annually in recognition of a demonstrated commitment to teaching and compassionate treatment of patients and families...
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 John Keech, MD , clinical assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery has recently been elected into the prestigious Society of Thoracic Surgeons. The society's mission is to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through...