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Living Donor Liver Transplant Allows Patient to Avoid Further Decline - Without the Wait News

Living Donor Liver Transplant Allows Patient to Avoid Further Decline - Without the Wait

A 66-year-old woman presented with advanced liver disease caused by alcoholic cirrhosis. She had debilitating encephalopathy and fatigue, which left her unable to work and with a poor quality of life. The patient was originally listed ...

Shatter the Myth: Treatment Options Do Exist for Adults Suffering from Scoliosis News

Shatter the Myth: Treatment Options Do Exist for Adults Suffering from Scoliosis

Every week, the surgical team at Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center meets to discuss complex cases. They collaborate with other world-class specialists within the Emory Healthcare system and develop individualized treatment plans for adults ...

A New Strategy for Identifying the Cause of Cryptogenic Stroke News

A New Strategy for Identifying the Cause of Cryptogenic Stroke

Stroke neurologists at Emory Brain Health Center are evaluating a novel blood biomarker profile to help identify the underlying cause of cryptogenic stroke. Their recent clinical study, published in Neurology (May 5, 2020), demonstrates ...

Donation after Circulatory Death in Lung Transplantation News

Donation after Circulatory Death in Lung Transplantation

Emory Transplant Center was referred a woman in her mid-fifties with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. At the time of the referral, she was on supplemental oxygen at rest of three to four liters per minute. The Emory Lung ...

Small Cell Lung Cancer Care and Research Proceed Successfully in Midst of COVID-19 News

Small Cell Lung Cancer Care and Research Proceed Successfully in Midst of COVID-19

In April 2020, a healthy, active 51-year-old woman scheduled for knee replacement at her local hospital in South Georgia underwent a routine pre-op chest X-ray, which showed a suspicious mass in her lung. A follow-up CT revealed a 2.5 ...

Emory Transplant Center Quality Driven by Lean Methodology News

Emory Transplant Center Quality Driven by Lean Methodology

Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts at the Emory Transplant Center continue to keep quality at the forefront of our daily operations. We use the Lean methodology technique to pursue quality improvement initiatives that ...

Emory Announces New Director of Complex Coronary and Cardiac Intervention News

Emory Announces New Director of Complex Coronary and Cardiac Intervention

For Dr. Nicholson, an interventional cardiologist who specializes in complex procedures, returning to Emory Healthcare was a natural choice since he completed his general cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships at Emory University. ...

Outpatient Management of Heart Failure News

Outpatient Management of Heart Failure

At Emory's Advanced Heart Failure Therapy Center we work to advance heart failure therapy and improve patient outcomes every day. Heart failure touches our very human condition, including vulnerability, denial, uncertainty, resilience, ...

Deep Brain Stimulation for Epilepsy at Emory Brain Health Center News

Deep Brain Stimulation for Epilepsy at Emory Brain Health Center

Emory Brain Health Center was the first in the nation to use deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat a patient with medically refractory, or drug-resistant, epilepsy when it was commercially approved in 2018. The minimally invasive procedure ...

Liver Transplant for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Collaborating for Improved Outcomes News

Liver Transplant for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Collaborating for Improved Outcomes

Established in 2013, Emory’s Liver Tumor Clinic brings practitioners from multiple disciplines together to evaluate, confer and develop treatment plans for combatting hepatocellular carcinoma and hilar cholangiocarcinoma.

Transforming Advanced Heart and Lung Failure Care News

Transforming Advanced Heart and Lung Failure Care

Since the arrival of Mani Daneshmand, MD to Emory Healthcare from Duke University Medical Center, transformational changes have been made to Emory’s heart and lung failure and transplant programs. Heart and lung transplant, mechanical ...

Proton Therapy Radiation Benefits Woman with Rhabdomyosarcoma News

Proton Therapy Radiation Benefits Woman with Rhabdomyosarcoma

In the spring of 2018, a 55-year-old woman presented to her doctor with symptoms of sinus infection and numbness in the side of her face and lip. Based on a presumed diagnosis of chronic sinusitis, she underwent sinus surgery. Pathology ...

Emory Neurosurgery First in Southeast to Use WEB<sup>®</sup> Device to Treat Aneurysm News

Emory Neurosurgery First in Southeast to Use WEB® Device to Treat Aneurysm

For Emory Brain Health Center’s neuroendovascular team – consisting of neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, vascular neurologists , neurointensivists, along with radiology technicians, PAs, APRNs, and RNs – this procedure was at the same ...

Winship at Emory’s Team Approach to Lung Cancer Care News

Winship at Emory’s Team Approach to Lung Cancer Care

In 2015, during a routine chest X-ray, a visible mass was noted in the upper left lobe of a previously healthy 55-year-old woman. At Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, a CT scan revealed a 2-cm nodule. In the first of what would ...

Making Post-Transplant Life Easier for Patients News

Making Post-Transplant Life Easier for Patients

Emory Transplant Center recently completed a randomized interventional study of post-kidney transplant recipients that examined dosing intervals for belatacept immunosuppression therapy. Emory is currently the only institution in the state ...

Awake Craniotomy with Fluorescent Guidance: A Case Study News

Awake Craniotomy with Fluorescent Guidance: A Case Study

Glioblastoma is the most common and lethal type of malignant brain tumor due to its aggressive nature and ability to rapidly invade surrounding functional brain tissue. One of the most important prognostic factors for patient survival ...

Kevin Kalinsky, MD Joins Winship as Director of the Emory Glenn Family Breast Center News

Kevin Kalinsky, MD Joins Winship as Director of the Emory Glenn Family Breast Center

Sagar Lonial MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Hematology & Medical Oncology, Chief Medical Officer, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, is proud to announce that Kevin Kalinsky, MD, MS has joined Winship as the Director ...