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Multicenter trial to test new liver transport system

Jan. 4, 2018—The growing list of patients needing liver transplants continues to outpace the number of available donor organs, but a new preservation and transport device for donor livers could possibly make a big difference.

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Event celebrates 2,000th liver transplant at VUMC

Dec. 7, 2017—Members of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center gathered last week to commemorate the 2,000th liver transplant performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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Vanderbilt’s liver transplant program reaches new milestone

Oct. 19, 2017—On Oct. 3 Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) performed its 2,000th liver transplant, another milestone for one of the largest liver transplant programs in the Southeast.

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Veteran receives rare dual transplant of heart and liver at Vanderbilt

Jul. 7, 2017—A veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard recently received a new heart and liver at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), one of only a handful of hospitals that have performed the dual transplant surgery this year.

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Liver transplant program ranked among top in U.S.

Mar. 2, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is among the top hospitals in the United States performing liver transplants, according to a recent report published in the American Journal of Transplantation.

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Patient’s liver transplant opens door to new life

Dec. 8, 2016—Erin Morris, 29, has much to be thankful for this holiday season, and at the top of her list is Roman Perri, M.D., assistant professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Proposed changes could impact liver transplant efforts

Sep. 8, 2016—A new proposal under consideration by the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) that would change the way donated livers are distributed would negatively impact patients listed for liver transplantation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and across the Southeast, according to Seth Karp, M.D., H. William Scott Jr. Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery.

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Timing, teamwork key for young liver transplant patient

Aug. 11, 2016—Antwane Cole Jr., known as “AJ” to friends and family, began his summer playing football and enjoying his favorite superhero, Spiderman.

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Happy anniversary

Mar. 3, 2016—A special event was held last week celebrating the 25th anniversary of Vanderbilt’s liver transplant program.

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Liver transplant program celebrates 25 years of care

Feb. 18, 2016—Twenty-five years ago, Julie Damon’s family was preparing to say their goodbyes. Comatose and on life support at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) with liver failure, the options for the 45-year-old wife and mother of two were slipping away.

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Girl’s procedure a first for new pediatric liver transplant service

Jul. 9, 2015—Eight days after the pediatric liver transplant program at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt was launched, 10-year-old Aubree Vanzant received her liver.

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VUMC’s Perri honored by American Liver Foundation

Jun. 5, 2014—Roman Perri, M.D., medical director of the Liver Transplant program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named the Tennessee Hepatologist of the Year by the American Liver Foundation (ALF).

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