News : 2011

Heart Transplant Patient Celebrates 25 Years

Back in 1986, Homestead resident Mark Frye discovered quite by accident that he had, at best, a year to live, so he thrust himself into the role of medical pioneer. Just 26 at the time, his heart was so enlarged he needed a new one, and he chose an untested but well-prepared team at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital to perform South Florida’s first heart transplant.

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New Device Implanted in Latin American Patients

The first patient implants of Boston Scientific’s Watchman Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Closure Device were performed by Bernardo Caicedo, M.D., Interventional Cardiologist at Angiografía de Occidente in Cali, Colombia. Angiografía de Occidente is an affiliate of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s International Medicine Institute, under the leadership of Eduardo de Marchena, Associate Dean for International Medicine.

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Claudia A. Martinez Bermudez, M.D., was one of the speakers at the 2011 M3 International Conference, which brought together other worldwide leaders in cardiovascular disease.

International Cardiovascular Conference Highlights Emerging Therapies in Heart Disease

On October 3, international leaders in heart disease gathered at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach for the M3 2011 International Cardiovascular Conference.

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From left, Bruno V. Gallo, M.D., Ricardo Komotar, M.D., awake craniotomy patient Ray Beccaria, and Thomas Fuhrman, M.D.

Doctors and Patient Describe Rare Awake Craniotomy Surgery at UMH

In early September, Ray Beccaria began struggling to put into words what he wanted to say. A week later, he had trouble reading and thought he might be having a stroke. His wife thought he was just stressed. The 64-year-old health information management specialist admits he was “scared every day” that his perplexing symptoms would worsen. A CT scan and MRI at University of Miami Hospital confirmed his fears: a glioblastoma.

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Miller School Ranked Best in Nation for Hispanic Students

The Miller School is the No. 1 medical school in the country for Hispanic students, according to Hispanic Business magazine’s 2011 report on the Top 10 Medical Schools for Hispanics. Since 2006, the Miller School has ranked in the top 5, and for the past two years was ranked No. 2.

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Discussing HIPEC at a May 17 news conference are, from left, colorectal surgeon Floriano Marchetti, M.D., patients Georgina Pereira and Tammy Rosamilia, Mecker Möller, M.D., lead HIPEC surgical oncologist, and Samer Schuman, M.D., gynecologic oncology surgeon.

Sylvester First in South Florida to Offer Novel Abdominal Cancer Treatment

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is the first in South Florida to offer a novel therapy for certain types of abdominal cancers that combines heated chemotherapy with surgery. The procedure is performed at the time of surgery and has extended the lives and improved the quality of life for patients who might otherwise have limited treatment options.

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University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center

UM/Jackson Named No. 1 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale

University of Miami/Jackson Named No. 1 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Metro Area Rankings

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