Seth Karp Archives
Feb. 8, 2023—The number of potential organ donors in the United States could solve the shortage for most organs, but many organs are not recovered due to performance variations in the opaque organ procurement organization process, according to a just-published study with first and corresponding authors from Vanderbilt.
Dec. 8, 2022—A group of doctors from Ukraine recently visited Vanderbilt to observe transplants and protocols as part of an initiative to establish a lung transplant program and improve heart transplantation in the war-torn country.
Jun. 2, 2022—by Nancy Humphrey Members of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Canby Robinson Society recently joined CEO and President Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, and his wife, Melinda, at the Vanderbilt University Student Life Ballroom for the Spring Donor Celebration, an annual event honoring donors for their loyal support. It was the first in-person celebration since 2019, due...
Apr. 21, 2022—Ashish Shah, MD, chair of Cardiac Surgery, Carmen Solórzano, MD, chair of Surgery, and Seth Karp, MD, chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences and director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center, welcome Sara Shumway, MD, (second from left), prior to her delivering the 2022 Shumway Lecture in Transplantation at Vanderbilt.
Feb. 9, 2022—A total of 109 people gave the gift of life as deceased organ donors at Vanderbilt in 2021, resulting in saving 280 lives, more than any other year, and more patients generously gave their gift of organs at Vanderbilt last year than any other single hospital in the United States.
Nov. 2, 2021—Vanderbilt is opening two of the newest generation of hybrid operating rooms, which each combine a traditional operating room with the latest advanced imaging equipment.
May. 5, 2021—A rule requiring greater accountability from organ procurement organizations (OPOs) will increase the nation’s supply of organs donated for transplantation, but it must be implemented quickly and effectively, Seth Karp, MD, director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center, testified before Congress on Tuesday, May 4.
Oct. 1, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has completed its 10,000th organ transplant, a monumental achievement representing nearly 60 years of life-saving work.
Jun. 8, 2020—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center performed 73 transplants in May, setting a Medical Center record for the most transplants in a month. Sixteen of those were heart transplants — also a monthly record — cementing VUMC’s status as the busiest heart transplant center in the country.
May. 27, 2020—Rachel Forbes, MD, MBA, associate professor of Surgery, has been appointed chief of the Division of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation in the Department of Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, effective June 1.
Jan. 22, 2020—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center started 30 years ago as a dream to create a multi-organ transplant center housed not all over a campus but in a single location.