News : 2010

Dr. Dao Nguyen with patient, Dr. Armando Guia, and Dr. Marco Ricci

A Cancer-Free Diagnosis

Dr. Armando Guia a 33-year old international physician from Venezuela was referred to Dr. Gustavo Fernandez-Castro at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center for a second opinion regarding treatment options for metastatic sarcoma to the lungs. Dr. Guia has a history of aggressive bone cancer involving the right lower extremity for which he had chemotherapy and limb-sparing surgical resection and radiation, but he was found to have metastatic nodules in both lungs and a metastatic tumor in the right atrium.

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Medtronic CoreValve® U.S. Pivotal Trial.

UHealth interventional cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons have been invited to participate in the Medtronic CoreValve® U.S. Pivotal Trial. The Medtronic CoreValve® will give a great alternative to high-risk and extreme high-risk patients who are not candidates for open heart surgery.

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Eduardo de Marchena, M.D., chats with patient Isaac Hariton, M.D., after a follow-up visit at University of Miami Hospital. Hariton, a Venezuelan surgeon, underwent the CoreValve procedure in Colombia.

IMI's Global Connections Help Heart Patients

For many years, Selma Fox, along with her husband and traveling partner, would take an annual trip abroad, touring Egypt, China, Japan, and every country in Europe. However, after her husband passed away, and as her health deteriorated, she severely cut back on her globe-trotting and a visit to South America was no longer on her itinerary.

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Bahamian Hematology Oncology Specialists

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Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., right, greets Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive during the prime minister's visit to University of Miami/Jackson Medical Center's Ryder Trauma Center on Wednesday. Bellerive toured the center with hospital executives and physicians, including Barth Green, M.D., left, to learn more about how Haitians were cared for after the January 12 earthquake.

Haiti Prime Minister Thanks UM/Jackson for Earthquake Aid

On a visit to Miami eight months after a catastrophic earthquake devastated his country, Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, was visibly moved Wednesday after touring Ryder Trauma Center at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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BIU President Moshe Kaveh, standing at right, outlines the goals of the new medical school to the UM delegation and Israeli President Shimon Peres. Seated from left are Joseph Rosenblatt, M.D.; Harold Basch, BIU vice president for research; Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt., M.D.; UM President Donna E. Shalala; and President Peres.

UM and Israel’s Planned Medical School Begin Collaboration

Led by UM President Donna E. Shalala, a delegation of Miller School officials recently concluded a successful week of high-level meetings in Israel aimed at identifying areas of collaboration and synergy with Bar-Ilan University as Israel’s largest and fastest growing university establishes the nation’s fifth medical school.

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Roberto C. Heros, M.D., accepted the 2010 Harvey Cushing Medal at a special ceremony during the AANS annual meeting in Philadelphia.

Roberto Heros, M.D., Awarded Prestigious 2010 Harvey Cushing Medal

Roberto C. Heros, M.D., professor and co-chair of neurological surgery and residency program director, was honored with the 2010 Harvey Cushing Medal, the highest award given to a neurosurgeon by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). A Miller School faculty member for 15 years who is internationally known in his field, Heros was recognized for his dedication and contributions to neurosurgery…

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The Miller School's first responders in Haiti turned a storage tent at a United Nations compound into an emergency room.

Journal Showcases Miller School Insights on Providing Rapid Medical Relief in Haiti

In an article published today in The New England Journal of Medicine, six Miller School faculty members involved in the University’s initial response to Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake shared valuable insights on organizing immediate emergency care for future disasters. The article, “Rapid Medical Relief – Project Medishare and the Haitian Earthquake,” was published in the prestigious weekly journal’s online Perspective…

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From left, Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., and Eneida Roldan, M.D., president and CEO of Jackson Health System, with Florida Gov. Charlie Crist present an executive order allowing licensed nurses from other states to work in Florida for the next three months.

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist Signs Executive Order to Help Haitian Nurses Volunteer at the Miller

Hoping to smooth the way for more South Florida nurses, particularly those at the Miller School and Jackson Memorial Hospital, to help earthquake survivors in Haiti, Florida Governor Charlie Crist on Monday signed an executive order allowing licensed nurses from other states to work in Florida for the next three months.

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Miller School anesthesiologist Edgar Pierre, M.D., center, works to resuscitate a Haitian earthquake victim inside a makeshift hospital near Port-au-Prince’s airport. (Photo courtesy Carl Juste/Miami Herald)

Earthquake Survivors Receive Lifesaving Care from UM Specialists in Haiti and Miami

As a Miller School medical team continues to work around the clock to save the lives of earthquake survivors in Haiti, University of Miami doctors are treating patients evacuated from the devastated country.

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