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Seth Karp Archives

VUMC debuts two new state-of-the-art hybrid operating rooms

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.

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Dire need to reform organ procurement rules: Karp

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.

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Transplant program reaches milestone 10,000th procedure

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.

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Vanderbilt Transplant Center sets monthly record

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.

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Forbes named new chief of Division of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation

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.

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Transplant Center celebrates 30 years of impacting lives

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.

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VUMC tops in nation for number of heart transplants performed last year

Jan. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center tied for first place as the busiest heart transplant program by volume in the United States in 2019.

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VUMC reaches milestone 6,000th kidney transplant

Oct. 30, 2019—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center recently celebrated its 6,000th kidney transplant.

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Jacobs’ funding gift expands support for surgical residents

May. 2, 2019—Exactly 88 years from the day he was born at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, J. Kenneth Jacobs, MD, professor of Surgery, emeritus, returned to the institution to present a financial gift to the Section of Surgical Sciences to support the future education and research efforts of surgical residents.

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Transplant centers, patients unite to stop new organ sharing policy that threatens longer waits for a liver

Apr. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and 13 other highly regarded liver transplant centers have filed a lawsuit aimed at stopping Federal policy changes that are slated to take effect Tuesday, April 30, that will affect thousands of patients across the Southeast and Midwest waiting for donor livers.

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New monthly record achieved for transplants performed at VUMC

Dec. 20, 2018—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center transplanted 63 patients in October, setting a Medical Center record for the most ever in a month.

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Karp to succeed Beauchamp as Surgical Section leader

Apr. 5, 2018—After successfully leading Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Section of Surgical Sciences and serving as the Medical Center’s Surgeon-in-Chief since 2001, R. Daniel Beauchamp, MD, the John Clinton Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery, is stepping down. Beauchamp will be succeeded in this role by Seth Karp, MD, H. William Scott Jr. Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery and director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center.

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