News and Events

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4/4/2018
East County Californian

​Features Todd Costantini, MD

3/28/2018
Agora Hills Acorn

​Features Jason Sicklick, MD

3/19/2018
Times of San Diego

​Authored by Patty Maysent, CEO, and Charles Daniels, PhD

3/16/2018
Patients with breast cancer now have access to the new Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion at UC San Diego Health. The new state-of-the-art space brings all team members and services into one convenient ...
3/6/2018
Becker's ASC Review

​Features Patty Maysent, CEO

3/6/2018
U.S. News & World Report

​Features Amanda Gosman, MD

3/5/2018
On March 12, 2018, UC San Diego Health will welcome its first patients to the Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion. Located on the La Jolla campus, the new 156,000-square-foot facility represents the most ...
3/2/2018
Described by his doctors as “a dandelion you blow on and it spreads everywhere,” Steve Belkin’s appendiceal cancer metastasized. He beat it after undergoing heated intraperitoneal chemoperusion (HIPEC ...
2/21/2018
The Medical News

​Features Jerry Shih, MD, and Sharona Ben-Haim, MD

2/20/2018
UC San Diego Health now offers patients with epilepsy another non-pharmacological way to treat seizures. For the more than one million individuals who live with uncontrolled seizures despite taking me ...
2/6/2018
UC San Diego Health has been selected by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as one of 561 Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), ensuring as many as 10.5 million Medicare beneficiaries acr ...
2/5/2018
The Atlantic

​Features Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD, and William Sandborn, MD

1/31/2018
La Jolla Light

​Authored by Scott Lippman, MD, and features Sandip Patel, MD, Jason Sicklick, MD, Razelle Kurzrock, MD, and Ezra Cohen, ...

1/24/2018
After a national search, Alexander Khalessi, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at UC San Diego Health and chief of the Division of Neurosurgery in the Department of Surgery at ...
1/3/2018
A lab at UC San Diego School of Medicine is currently investigating possible interventions to help prevent and treat hypoxic kidney injuries for kidney transplant patients.
12/21/2017
A rare brain tumor inspires a patient to become part of the treatment team for those diagnosed with acoustic neuromas.
11/20/2017
The UC San Diego Health International Patient Program was recognized as the 2017 Medical Provider of the Year by the International Travel & Health Insurance Journal (ITIJ). ITIJ recognizes leading hea ...
11/15/2017
UC San Diego Health has expanded its treatment of rare brain tumors by launching a specialized program in the diagnosis and treatment of acoustic neuromas and complex skull base tumors. The new progra ...
10/27/2017
When the health of a young cystic fibrosis patient worsened, she underwent a double lung transplant and, only a year and a half later, she was winning medals at the World Transplant Games Federation f ...
10/27/2017
Scarless surgery is an option for patients at UC San Diego Health. Learn how some of the most commonly performed procedures can be performed through the mouth or other natural body openings.
9/22/2017
More than 100 physicians from UC San Diego Health were named “Top Docs” in the annual San Diego Magazine “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” annual survey. These physicians represent 45 diverse spe ...
9/7/2017
Two UC San Diego Health heart transplant patients recently had the unique opportunity to meet the families of their donors and are using the experience to shine a light on the importance of organ dona ...
8/7/2017
UC San Diego Health has moved its electronic medical records (EMR) system to the cloud. The move to an Epic-hosted cloud environment is part of a long-term strategy to shift away from traditional data ...
7/10/2017
UC San Diego Health has been named one of the nation’s “Most Wired” health systems by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, a publication of the American Hospital Association. The award recognizes hos ...
6/30/2017
Learn how to navigate online chats rooms to benefit your health, whether you’re looking for medical facts or emotional support, as well as how to protect your privacy while getting the information you ...
6/30/2017
How do hospital and health care ranking and assessment tools help consumers? We asked Chad VanDenBerg, Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer for UC San Diego Health to help clear up the confusion.
4/24/2017
An Orange County resident is airlifted to UC San Diego Health in need of an emergency quadruple bypass surgery. Find out how technology and a multidisciplinary team saved his life when every second co ...
3/8/2017
Patients with drug-refractory epilepsy have a new treatment option at UC San Diego Health. Instead of traditional surgery, patients may be eligible for a novel technique that allows surgeons to target ...