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Department of Surgery Archives

Three physicians appointed to VUH leadership roles

Apr. 13, 2023—Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics have named physicians Chetan Aher, MD, Arna Banerjee, MD, MMHC, and Gregory Polkowski, MD, MSc, to leadership roles designed to increase internal collaboration and to further improve patient outcomes.

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Process rehabilitates donor livers for transplantation

Apr. 13, 2023—Vanderbilt research demonstrated that injured human donor livers declined for transplant can be recovered by cross-circulation between the human liver and a xenogeneic host, or animal platform.

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System repairs donor lungs for transplantation

Apr. 6, 2023—A Vanderbilt team has discovered that donor lungs rejected for transplant can be repaired using cross-circulation with a xenogeneic host.

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Urology fellowship program celebrated after 20 years

Mar. 30, 2023—The urology fellowship training program focused on women’s urologic health and reconstruction, known as Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, is celebrating its 20th anniversary and graduating its 20th fellow in June at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Goldenring’s gastrointestinal research contributions lauded

Mar. 23, 2023—Vanderbilt's James Goldenring, MD, PhD, has been honored by the American Gastroenterological Association for making significant contributions to understanding gastrointestinal disease.

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Multispecialty expertise key to heart patient’s recovery

Mar. 16, 2023—Vanderbilt's multispecialty expertise helped a seemingly healthy 54-year-old man who needed major heart procedures get back to the gym and live a healthy life.

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Patel appointed Ingram Chair in Surgical Sciences

Mar. 12, 2023—by Jill Clendening Mayur Patel, MD, MPH, associate professor of Surgery in the Division of Acute Care Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named to hold the Ingram Chair in Surgical Sciences. Patel also holds appointments as associate professor of Neurological Surgery and associate professor of Hearing and...

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Lecture gives new insight on surgery icon Thomas

Mar. 9, 2023—Vanderbilt's recent H. William Scott Jr. Lecture in Surgical History offered unfiltered insight on the legacy of surgical pioneer Vivien Thomas.

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2022 another strong year for Vanderbilt Transplant Center

Feb. 23, 2023—  by Matt Batcheldor The Vanderbilt Transplant Center has emerged over the past five years as an international leader in solid organ transplantation. In calendar year 2022 alone, 625 life-saving heart, liver, kidney, lung and pancreas transplants were performed. Among the fastest-growing programs has been Vanderbilt’s heart transplant program, which performed a combined total of...

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Nutrient absorption disease model

Feb. 2, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers developed a model of a patient-specific mutation to explore the pathology of microvillus inclusion disease, a genetic disorder that causes life-threatening diarrhea.

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Spann, Geiger move into new Surgical Sciences leadership roles

Feb. 2, 2023—  by Jill Clendening Matthew Spann, MD, MMHC, associate professor of Surgery and director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, has been named chief of the Division of General Surgery in the Department of Surgery in the Section of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, effective Jan. 15. Spann has moved into this new role...

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Sharp named Southern Surgical Association president

Jan. 12, 2023—Vanderbilt's Kenneth Sharp, MD, has been named president of the Southern Surgical Association (SSA).

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