Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (Transplant)

2019
April
23,
2019
Whether it’s starting a six-hour liver transplant surgery at 1 a.m. or helping a friend of a friend get a sick child the medical help she needs, it’s standard operating procedure for Nicholas N. Nissen, MD, to go above and beyond the call of duty.   ...
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April
22,
2019
In March, the Comprehensive Transplant Center at Cedars-Sinai completed more organ transplants in one month than ever before in the 15-year history of the program. "It's all hands on deck when the pace gets that intense," said Irene Kim, MD, surgi...
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April
17,
2019
After Hermine Honarvar Rule was told that she was in critical need of a kidney transplant, two relatives and a friend each volunteered to give up a kidney to help save her. But Rule, 50, a state administrative law judge from Huntington Beach, soon...
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April
11,
2019
Beth Halsey says the decision to donate one of her organs to a perfect stranger had its beginnings in 2017, during her daily spiritual practice. “Thoughts about donating a kidney kept coming to me while I was praying each day. At first, I just ble...
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February
12,
2019
The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai once again ranked first in the country for completing more adult heart transplants in 2018 than any other U.S. medical center. The Smidt Heart Institute transplant team completed 122 heart transplants duri...
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January
24,
2019
A new study has uncovered that the standard method for ranking patients on the waitlist for lifesaving liver transplantation may not prioritize some of the sickest candidates for the top of the list. "Ultimately, we hope this information will help...
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January
21,
2019
The Los Angeles Times recently interviewed Cedars-Sinai patient Robert Hill, PhD, about his journey from heart failure to health. The journey culminated in Hill representing Cedars-Sinai’s Comprehensive Transplant Center on the 2019 Donate Life float...
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January
02,
2019
Andrew Klein, MD, MBA, the Cedars-Sinai Esther and Mark Schulman Chair in Surgery and Transplantation Medicine, steps into the presidency of the International College of Surgeons (ICS), U.S. Section, on Jan. 1, 2019. A pioneer in transplantation surg...
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2018
December
31,
2018
When Robert Hill, PhD, arrived at the Cedars-Sinai Emergency Department in February 2017, he was suffering from pains in his stomach but expecting to be treated and sent home. Instead, Hill was told his heart was failing and without a transplant, he ...
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December
28,
2018
In the lab, the operating room and the community, in 2018, Cedars-Sinai physicians and researchers led important advances in orthopaedic surgery, transplant surgery, transgender programs, gene therapy, tissue regeneration, injury prevention and more....
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December
17,
2018
Spectrum News 1 reporter Sarah Pilla recently interviewed Antoine Hage, MD, about Eric Grace, a Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute patient awaiting a heart and kidney transplant. As Hage explained to Spectrum News 1, the kidney and heart Grace nee...
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December
13,
2018
Harley Brackney, 20, has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. After a snowboarding accident landed him in the emergency room, Brackney learned he had a life-altering diagnosis. “I found out my fall was caused by a seizure and that I was i...
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November
19,
2018
When 66-year-old Donna Terrell from Compton began suffering from aches and pains in the spring of 2005, she attributed it to stress from working long hours in the banking industry. But when she started vomiting blood, she realized something was serio...
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