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Neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health System are the first in Southern California to implant a deep brain stimulator (DBS) in a patient with Parkinson’s disease using real-time 3-D magnetic resonance i ...
Modern Healthcare
Features Thomas Savides, MD
Christina Johnson
UC San Diego Health System surgeons removed a large tumor from a man’s leg without using blood transfusions. More than half the patient’s blood was drained from the growth and recirculated into his bo ...
Becker's Hospital Review
Features Thomas Savides, MD, and Paul Viviano, CEO
Thomas Savides, MD has been named as the first Chief Experience Officer at UC San Diego Health System. In the newly created role, Savides will be responsible for the strategy, leadership and implement ...
The Washington Times
Features UC San Diego School of Medicine
UC San Diego Health System and Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group announce a comprehensive affiliation that will enhance multi-specialty health care services available to patients in the Imperi ...
Becker's Hospital Review
Features Paul Viviano, CEO
San Diego Business Journal
Features Scott Lippman, MD, Ezra Cohen, MD, and Rafael Bejar, MD, PhD
U-T San Diego
Features Paul Viviano, CEO
San Diego Gay & Lesbian News
Features Chad Hutchinson, MSN, RN
Features Jeffrey Goldberg, MD, PhD
San Diego Business Journal
Features UC San Diego Health System
Becker's Spine Review
Features William Taylor, MD
The ASCO Post
Features Jason Sicklick, MD, and James Murphy, MD
The Medical News
Features Paul Viviano, CEO
Yadira Galindo
Dysfunctional kidneys meant that San Diego police dispatcher Jeff Monis was regularly leashed to a dialysis machine until out of the blue a fellow officer made him an extraordinary offer that changed ...
Oncologists at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center are the first in San Diego to meld magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology with a traditional ultrasound prostate exam to create a three-dimensiona ...
Science Blog
Features Joseph Ciacci, MD, and Martin Marsala, MD
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have launched a clinical trial to investigate the safety of neural stem cell transplantation in patients with chronic spinal c ...
U-T San Diego
Features Michael Karin, PhD, Roger Tsien, PhD, Jerrold Olefsky, MD, Theodore Friedmann, MD, Cedric Garland, DrPH, < ...
Neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health System have integrated advanced 3D imaging, computer simulation and next-generation surgical tools to perform a highly complex brain surgery through a small incisi ...
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have documented the safety benefits of aortic stent grafts inserted during minimally invasive surgery to repair abdominal aort ...
Experts at the UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (SCVC) are now able to save patients from potentially fatal outcomes from blood clots, infected masses or foreign bodies from major cardiac b ...
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that the risk of patient harm increased two-fold in 2006 – the peak year that teaching hospitals nationwide embrace ...
A heat advisory is still in effect in San Diego County with temperatures rising to more than 100 degrees in some areas. During this extreme weather, with the possibility of significant smoke pollution ...
Scott LaFee
Each year, millions of Americans visit their doctors with sports- or activity-related joint injuries, most commonly to the knee or shoulder. We ask Dr. Christopher Wahl to diagnose the current situati ...
Jackie Carr
Minimally invasive surgery involves fewer and shorter incisions, which can mean less pain, shorter hospital stays and reduced scarring.
Michelle Brubaker
Francis Gonzales, MD, with the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, traveled to Guatemala with a team of medical staff from across the nation to perform joint replacements on patients in need of critical ...
Scott LaFee
UC San Diego physicians Wallace and Blair answer questions about several issues surrounding breast cancer, including prevention and treatment, and inflammatory breast cancer, a particularly difficult ...
Michelle Brubaker
Sonya Ahmed, MD, joins UC San Diego Health System as the new chief of the Foot and Ankle Division in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, bringing advanced treatment options and team collaborations t ...
Michelle Brubaker
UC San Diego Health System has opened a new state-of-the art Level 1 Trauma Center that will improve efficiency and save trauma surgeons about 10 to twenty minutes of resuscitation time per patient.
Michelle Brubaker
Nancy Kehoe spent most of nursing school in chronic pain with two severely arthritic hips. Her quality of life improved after receiving two anterior hip replacements at UC San Diego Health System.
Michelle Brubaker
Plastic surgeon Amanda Gosman coordinated a team of volunteers to travel more than 8,000 to miles Malawi, Africa, to provide much needed surgical and follow up care for patients with cleft lips and pa ...