News and Events

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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, ...

1/30/2018
San Diego Business Journal

​Features William Perry, PhD

1/29/2018
Becker's Spine Review

​Features Alexander Khalessi, MD, and Patty Maysent, CEO

1/29/2018
San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Jay Doucet, MD

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 ...
1/22/2018
Publicnow

​Features Catherine Robertson, MD, and Steven Garfin, MD

1/16/2018
Becker's Spine Review

​Features William Taylor, MD

1/11/2018
ABC News

​Features UC San Diego Medical Center

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.
12/11/2017
Our City San Diego

​Features Brenden Kremer, CAO, Operations

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 ...
3/24/2017
Monica and Michail recently reunited with the UC San Diego Health liver transplant team to express their gratitude for the lifesaving care they received.
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 ...
3/1/2017
When Steve Larrabee fell 28 ft. from scaffolding, a friend below said he looked like Superman when he hit the dirt. Larrabee suffered a hand injury that has caused him pain ever since, but a spinal co ...
1/18/2017
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are tumors that arise is the wall of the digestive tract, and most often occur in the stomach or small intestine. Though more common in later in life, GISTs can ...