Fourteen-year-old Angelynn Luckado’s cystic fibrosis ravaged her organs, leading to an extensive hospital stay, an extremely rare and complicated transplant, and now a hope for a healthier life thanks to an organ donor.
Surgeons from around the world gather at UAB to learn more about robotic assisted surgery.
Five faculty members in the School of Medicine have been named the 2016 class of James A. Pittman Jr., M.D., Scholars, a program organized to recognize the contributions of junior faculty and support the retention of highly competitive scientists and physician-scientists.
Growing up, Herbert Chen M.D., FACS, always believed he would one day follow in his father’s footsteps. But, through the influence and guidance of mentors, he charted his own path to become an internationally renowned surgeon-scientist specializing in endocrine cancers.
UAB surgeons patched mitral and tricuspid valve leaks, which eliminated Terry Maddox’s fluid retention and got her congestive heart failure to drop from a Class 4 to Class 1.
Jamie Moody still counts her time in the surgery residency program in months. But she’s already a legend in the making and November’s Employee of the Month.
94-year-old Wade Gladden came to UAB with only 20 percent heart function, but physicians put a monthslong plan in place to restore function — and the Gadsden resident hit every mark along the way.
Donald Rabren came in to have open-heart surgery until a surgeon discovered great risk in continuing and elected to close him up and do a different procedure three days later.
Physicians embarked on a rare operation in an effort to save the lives of one Georgian, one Alabamian.
Valve-in-valve treatments are becoming more necessary as patients get older and outlive their original replacement heart valves.