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12/7/2016
Becker's Hospital Review

​Features Thomas Savides, MD, CXO, Christopher Longhurst, MD, CIO, and Marc Sylwestrzak, information services experience and development director< ...

12/6/2016
Patients at the newly opened Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health can be in command of their own experience by controlling room temperature, lighting, accessing their personal medical informat ...
12/2/2016
10News

​Features Victor Pretorius, MBchB, Alan Hemming, MD, and Eric Adler, MD

11/30/2016
On November 4, 2016, surgeons at UC San Diego Health performed the region’s first combined heart-liver transplant (CHLT). During the 10-hour surgery, 54-year old Frank “Sonny” Taitano received a healt ...
11/22/2016
La Jolla Light

​Authored by Scott Lippman, MD, and features Roger Tsien, PhDQuyen Nguyen, MD, PhD, Anne Wallace, MD, Shu Chien, ...

11/21/2016
San Diego Union Tribune

​Features David Brenner, MD, vice chancellor, health sciences and dean, School of Medicine, and Patty Maysent, CEO

11/17/2016
UC San Diego Health will open Jacobs Medical Center, a 245-bed medical and surgical specialty hospital, on November 20, 2016. Named in recognition of $100 million in gifts from Joan and Irwin Jacobs, ...
11/2/2016
Science Newsline

​Features Jason Sicklick, MD

11/1/2016
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Mayo Clinic provide the first evidence that the Hedgehog signaling pathway is central to the formation of gastrointestinal stro ...
10/24/2016
MD Alert

​Features Rachel Voss, MD

10/17/2016
San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Santiago Horgan, MD

10/11/2016
A surgical team at UC San Diego Health has completed the first series of operations with a novel surgical system that can remove a diseased gallbladder through a single incision hidden in the belly bu ...
10/10/2016
Becker's ASC Review

​Features Santiago Horgan, MD

10/5/2016
KPBS

​Features Shaochen Chen, PhD, and Alan Hemming, MD

10/4/2016
Physician-scientists with Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health have been leading the way in pancreatic cancer care by investigating new therapies as well as offering innovative clinical trials ...
9/26/2016
Removing plaque from clogged arteries is a common procedure that can save and improve lives. This treatment approach was recently made even safer and more effective with a new, high-tech catheter that ...
9/6/2016
Surgery is usually prescribed after a breast cancer diagnosis. Patients may undergo side effects that impact mobility and quality of life. Resenia Collins, occupational therapist, talks about the bene ...
8/31/2016
Roger Tsien, PhD, co-winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry and professor of pharmacology, chemistry and biochemistry at University of California San Diego School of Medicine for 27 years, died A ...
8/2/2016
Ranked No. 1 in San Diego, UC San Diego Health and its hospitals have been recognized among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2016-17. The annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Ho ...
7/1/2016
Eating is one of life's simple pleasures but, if you have a salivary stone in your mouth, mealtime may become a source of anxiety: fright with every bite. UC San Diego Health can help.
5/9/2016
UC San Diego Health has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review to its 2016 list of “100 Great Hospitals in America.” The list is based on rankings and awards from reputable sources, such as Healthgrad ...
4/29/2016
UC San Diego Health has one of the lowest C-section rates in San Diego County. Having one C-section doesn't mean you will need one with future pregnancies. Learn more about C-sections and vaginal birt ...
4/28/2016
After their troop leader had a life-saving valve replacement, a group of Girl Scouts made heart pillows to help cardiac patients during their recovery process.
4/11/2016
Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health celebrates it's 25th anniversary.
2/26/2016
One of the fastest growing medical specialties are hospitalists – physicians who spend their days and careers entirely focused upon treating hospitalized patients. Their impact, though, extends far be ...
8/27/2015
After a 27-year-old tragically died, his heart was donated to not one, but two people. Hear about the rare transplant - only performed 10 times worldwide - that united three families during an emotion ...
4/9/2015
A 73-year-old man whose pacemaker leads had been errantly placed on the wrong side of the heart became the subject of a first-ever procedure by UC San Diego Health System heart experts.
3/6/2015
Surgeries at the new Jacobs Medical Center will have a bold, new look – a high-tech suite of operating rooms with real-time, advanced imaging technologies that are “a patient’s and surgeon’s dream.” ...
1/13/2015
Study finds that patients undergoing a first-time implantable cardoverter-defibrillator (ICD) procedure in the afternoon or evening or on weekends or holidays were more likely to experience adverse ev ...
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