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Girl’s procedure a first for new pediatric liver transplant service

Jul. 9, 2015—Eight days after the pediatric liver transplant program at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt was launched, 10-year-old Aubree Vanzant received her liver.

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Hanto Named Director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center

Jun. 25, 2015—Douglas Hanto M.D., Ph.D., professor of Surgery and associate director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center has been named the Center’s new director. His appointment becomes effective July 1.

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Flag-raising event highlights organ donation awareness

May. 7, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center held its sixth annual Donate Life Flag-Raising Ceremony on Thursday, April 30.

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American Liver Foundation honors Karp, Porayko

May. 7, 2015—The American Liver Foundation (ALF) honored two Vanderbilt Transplant Center physicians during its annual Flavors of Nashville Gala held recently at the Gaylord Springs Club at Opryland Hotel.

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Transplant Center celebrates 25 years of giving gift of life

Nov. 13, 2014—The charter that was written in 1989 upon the creation of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center (VTC) continues to hold true to its mission — to propel and direct organ transplantation, research, medicine, technology, education and the public education of transplantation into the future as the recognized leader and national authority of multi-organ transplantation.

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Hanto to lead pediatric liver transplant program

Nov. 13, 2014—Douglas Hanto, M.D., Ph.D., has his sights on Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. No stranger to building nationally recognized liver transplant programs — he has three under his belt — the new associate director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center aims to work with the departments of Pediatrics and Surgery to develop a comprehensive pediatric liver center at Children’s Hospital.

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Eleven faculty honored with endowed chairs

May. 7, 2014—Eleven Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration April 30 at the Student Life Center.

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Event honors lives of those impacted by organ donation

Apr. 24, 2014—When Renee Coats retrieved a packet from her mailbox she was not sure how to feel.

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Altruistic donor chain enhances transplant options

Jan. 23, 2014—Thanks to a series of altruistic donations that began in Colorado, three people who were waiting for a kidney received a life-saving transplant, including a patient at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Transplant Center sees surge in volumes

Oct. 24, 2013—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center, one of the largest organ transplant programs in the Southeast, is on pace to surpass last year’s transplant totals with 254 solid organ transplantations to date.

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Woman gives ultimate Valentine’s gift to her husband

Feb. 14, 2013—For the nearly 25 years Thomas Duncan has been married, he was crowned the king of Valentine’s Day gift giving. Not this year however, says his wife, Kim, who now carries the unofficial title after donating a kidney to her husband on Feb. 14. “We have definitely been joking about this,” chuckled Thomas Duncan before...

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VUMC’s Hoy lands transplant provider award

Feb. 14, 2013—Haley Hoy, Ph.D., ACNP, recently received the 2013 Advanced Transplant Provider Award from the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) during its Winter Symposium.

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