Transplant

Shah named to direct VHVI’s heart transplant program

Ashish Shah, M.D., has joined Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) as director of Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support.

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Tolerating a transplant

A new genetic model has generated new strategies for promoting tolerance to transplants – and improving long-term transplant outcomes – in the background of autoimmune disease.

Pioneering transplant patient readies for Heart Walk

In April 1986 Bonnie Davis of Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee, became the first female patient to receive a heart transplant at Vanderbilt University Hospital. On Oct. 3, she will return to campus to participate in the Greater Nashville Heart Walk.

Radio show helped spark woman’s decision to donate

Misty Roberts routinely tunes into three Christian radio stations and has a habit of switching from one to another when the chatter begins. But one day last fall she didn’t touch the dial during a segment about the thousands of people waiting for life-saving kidney transplants.

Kitko to lead Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program

Carrie Kitko, M.D., has joined Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as associate professor of Pediatrics and director of the Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program in the Division of Hematology/Oncology.

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

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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