Seth Karp Archives
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.
VUMC reaches milestone 6,000th kidney transplant
Oct. 30, 2019—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center recently celebrated its 6,000th kidney transplant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Study explores best pre-transplant weight loss options
Feb. 8, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers are comparing two types of weight-loss options to determine which is the most effective in helping obese patients reach a more ideal weight before undergoing kidney transplant surgery.
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.
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.
Event celebrates Vanderbilt heart transplant program’s achievements
Jun. 22, 2017—Patients, faculty and staff gathered in Langford Auditorium on June 12 to celebrate Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) milestone 1,000th heart transplant.
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.
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.