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3/19/2015
The Washington Post
Features Alexander Khalessi, MD
3/10/2015
Becker's Spine Review
Features Joseph Ciacci, MD
3/6/2015
Christina Johnson
Surgeries at the new Jacobs Medical Center will have a bold, new look – a high-tech suite of operating rooms with real-time, advanced imaging technologies that are “a patient’s and surgeon’s dream.” ...
2/10/2015
U-T San Diego
Features Mark Wallace, MD
1/14/2015
The Medical News
Features David Brenner, MD, vice chancellor, Health Sciences and dean, School of Medicine, and Sherry Huang, MD
1/13/2015
UC San Diego School of Medicine was today named one of the nation’s top residency training programs in 10 specialties by Doximity. The Doximity report included more than 50,000 peer nominations from b ...
1/13/2015
Heather Buschman, PhD
Study finds that patients undergoing a first-time implantable cardoverter-defibrillator (ICD) procedure in the afternoon or evening or on weekends or holidays were more likely to experience adverse ev ...
1/6/2015
A team of scientists and physicians from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, with counterparts at University of California, Los Angeles, describe a novel imaging technique that ...
1/5/2015
La Jolla Light
Authored by Scott Lippman, MD, and features J. Kellogg Parsons, MD, Christopher Kane, MD, Karim Kader, MD, PhD, David Karow, ...
12/15/2014
Modern Healthcare
Features Thomas Savides, MD
12/10/2014
Christina Johnson
UC San Diego Health System surgeons removed a large tumor from a man’s leg without using blood transfusions. More than half the patient’s blood was drained from the growth and recirculated into his bo ...
12/9/2014
Becker's Hospital Review
Features Thomas Savides, MD, and Paul Viviano, CEO
12/8/2014
Thomas Savides, MD has been named as the first Chief Experience Officer at UC San Diego Health System. In the newly created role, Savides will be responsible for the strategy, leadership and implement ...
12/3/2014
The Washington Times
Features UC San Diego School of Medicine
12/1/2014
UC San Diego Health System and Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group announce a comprehensive affiliation that will enhance multi-specialty health care services available to patients in the Imperi ...
12/1/2014
Becker's Hospital Review
Features Paul Viviano, CEO
11/26/2014
San Diego Business Journal
Features Scott Lippman, MD, Ezra Cohen, MD, and Rafael Bejar, MD, PhD
11/20/2014
U-T San Diego
Features Paul Viviano, CEO
11/17/2014
San Diego Gay & Lesbian News
Features Chad Hutchinson, MSN, RN
10/30/2014
HealthDay
Features Jeffrey Goldberg, MD, PhD
10/20/2014
San Diego Business Journal
Features UC San Diego Health System
9/2/2014
Yadira Galindo
Dysfunctional kidneys meant that San Diego police dispatcher Jeff Monis was regularly leashed to a dialysis machine until out of the blue a fellow officer made him an extraordinary offer that changed ...
8/12/2014
Oncologists at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center are the first in San Diego to meld magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology with a traditional ultrasound prostate exam to create a three-dimensiona ...
8/11/2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have launched a clinical trial to investigate the safety of neural stem cell transplantation in patients with chronic spinal c ...
7/24/2014
Neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health System have integrated advanced 3D imaging, computer simulation and next-generation surgical tools to perform a highly complex brain surgery through a small incisi ...
7/9/2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have documented the safety benefits of aortic stent grafts inserted during minimally invasive surgery to repair abdominal aort ...
7/9/2014
Experts at the UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (SCVC) are now able to save patients from potentially fatal outcomes from blood clots, infected masses or foreign bodies from major cardiac b ...
7/2/2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that the risk of patient harm increased two-fold in 2006 – the peak year that teaching hospitals nationwide embrace ...
4/22/2014
Scott LaFee
Each year, millions of Americans visit their doctors with sports- or activity-related joint injuries, most commonly to the knee or shoulder. We ask Dr. Christopher Wahl to diagnose the current situati ...
3/5/2014
Jackie Carr
Minimally invasive surgery involves fewer and shorter incisions, which can mean less pain, shorter hospital stays and reduced scarring.
12/5/2013
Michelle Brubaker
Francis Gonzales, MD, with the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, traveled to Guatemala with a team of medical staff from across the nation to perform joint replacements on patients in need of critical ...
10/1/2013
Scott LaFee
UC San Diego physicians Wallace and Blair answer questions about several issues surrounding breast cancer, including prevention and treatment, and inflammatory breast cancer, a particularly difficult ...
8/8/2013
Michelle Brubaker
Sonya Ahmed, MD, joins UC San Diego Health System as the new chief of the Foot and Ankle Division in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, bringing advanced treatment options and team collaborations t ...
6/10/2013
Michelle Brubaker
UC San Diego Health System has opened a new state-of-the art Level 1 Trauma Center that will improve efficiency and save trauma surgeons about 10 to twenty minutes of resuscitation time per patient.