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Liver transplant program marks 30th anniversary

May. 4, 2022—This May, the Vanderbilt Transplant Center is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its first liver transplant.

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Shumway Lecture

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.

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Schaefer named Adult Solid Organ Transplant Center medical director

Apr. 6, 2022—Heidi Schaefer, MD, has been named medical director of the Adult Solid Organ Transplant Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Mohammad to direct Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Center

Mar. 24, 2022—Saeed Mohammad, MD, MS, has been named director of the Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Center at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Heart/liver transplant gives congenital heart disease patient new hope

Feb. 24, 2022—Last year, Liz Barnett became one of seven people at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to receive a combined heart/liver transplant in 2021.

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VUMC a national leader in organ, tissue donations

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.

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Relating to transplant patients comes naturally for Sizemore

Jan. 27, 2022—When Vanderbilt's Kanisha Sizemore, CPhT, helps transplant patients with their medications, she knows what they’re going through.

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Team seeks to rehab damaged donor livers for transplant

Jan. 26, 2022—A Vanderbilt team is studying whether injured human donor livers declined for transplant can be recovered by cross-circulation between the human liver and a xenogeneic host.

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Vanderbilt Transplant Center reached new record in 2021

Jan. 20, 2022—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center established a new record in calendar year 2021 for total solid organ transplants, performing 645 life-saving procedures among its adult and pediatric organ transplant programs.

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Erasmus named medical director of the Vanderbilt Lung Transplant Program

Jan. 20, 2022—David Erasmus, MBChB, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center earlier this month as medical director of the Vanderbilt Lung Transplant Program.

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Down syndrome patient celebrates anniversary of novel transplant

Dec. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt patient Joe Eitl was among the first patients in the country with Down syndrome to undergo a heart and liver transplant.

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Family’s gift celebrates those who make transplants possible

Aug. 26, 2021—All Coleen Leszczynski ever wanted was to be normal. Born with a congenital heart disease (CHD), she labored to breathe, having only three-quarters the oxygen capacity of a healthy person. Still, she fought to live, serving as a cardiac nurse in her native Philadelphia area for more than 16 years. She wanted to help people like her.

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