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Recent News

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 ...
11/14/2017
Primary liver cancer is now the second leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide, and its incidences and mortality are increasing rapidly in the United Stated. In late stages of the malignancy, ...
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
We are caring for affected patients and preventing the spread of hepatitis A. “Part of being a nurse is understanding your patient’s challenges when they leave…hep A has become one of those issues,” s ...
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 ...
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 ...
6/15/2017
University of California San Diego School of Medicine has entered a five-year strategic partnership with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnso ...
5/11/2017
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with collaborators across the nation, have determined that magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) can be an accurate, non-invasive ...
5/1/2017
The cancer journey doesn’t end when treatment does. Some are left with physical, emotional and lifestyle changes. UC San Diego Health experts discuss the benefits of a survivorship program when transi ...
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.
12/19/2016
PBS Newshour

​Features Robert Steiner, MD, and Sharon Ross, director, public relations and community outreach, Lifesharing

12/19/2016
Danon Disease, a rare genetic disorder often misdiagnosed as heart failure, caused a teen to undergo a heart transplant. Find out how a UC San Diego researcher is using beating heart cells to find a l ...
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 ...
10/21/2016
Thirteen years ago, Natalie made a wish that inspired her parents to found the Cystinosis Research Foundation. With their support, UC San Diego researchers are now developing a stem cell-based therapy ...
10/5/2016
KPBS

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

5/3/2016
NBC DFW

​Features Alan Hemming, MD

4/6/2016
CBS 8

​Features Dianne McKay, MD

3/7/2016
KPBS

​Features Alan Hemming, MD

3/1/2016
Nationally, more than 15,000 patients are waiting for a liver transplant. Approximately 6,300 persons each year will receive a new liver; 1,400 die waiting. In California, one in four listed for liver ...
2/1/2016
Modern Healthcare

​Features UC San Diego Health

1/18/2016
Healio

​Features Tatiana Kisseleva, MD, PhD, and Alan Hemming, MD

1/14/2016
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Samsara Sciences, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Organovo Holdings, Inc., have entered into an agreement focused on the de ...
1/12/2016
Becker's Hospital Review

​Features Patty Maysent, interim CEO

1/11/2016
UC San Diego Health and Sharp HealthCare have formed a joint program to enhance liver transplantation service¬¬s in San Diego by combining resources, collaborating on research and expanding specialize ...
1/4/2016
San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Sharon Ross, director, Lifesharing

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 ...
8/13/2015
The mechanisms that allow the liver to repair and regenerate itself have long been a matter of debate. Now researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a popul ...
5/25/2015
The Reader
Features UC San Diego Health System
4/27/2015
Telemundo
Features UC San Diego Health System
4/20/2015
Everyday Health
Features Alexander Kuo, MD
1/8/2014
In October 2013, Louis Munoz donated one of his kidneys to William Lynch. The organ match would not have occurred without a bit of serendipity and a big love of football. Munoz and Lynch had been chil ...
12/10/2013
To create a better patient experience for people with chronic disease, UC San Diego Health System has implemented shared medical appointments, a pilot program to increase access to physicians and aid ...

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