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11/30/2016
On November 4, 2016, surgeons at UC San Diego Health performed the region’s first combined heart-liver transplant (CHLT). During the 10-hour surgery, 54-year old Frank “Sonny” Taitano received a healt ...
11/17/2016
UC San Diego Health will open Jacobs Medical Center, a 245-bed medical and surgical specialty hospital, on November 20, 2016. Named in recognition of $100 million in gifts from Joan and Irwin Jacobs, ...
11/2/2016
Science Newsline

​Features Jason Sicklick, MD

11/1/2016
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Mayo Clinic provide the first evidence that the Hedgehog signaling pathway is central to the formation of gastrointestinal stro ...
10/24/2016
MD Alert

​Features Rachel Voss, MD

10/17/2016
San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Santiago Horgan, MD

10/11/2016
A surgical team at UC San Diego Health has completed the first series of operations with a novel surgical system that can remove a diseased gallbladder through a single incision hidden in the belly bu ...
10/10/2016
Becker's ASC Review

​Features Santiago Horgan, MD

10/5/2016
KPBS

​Features Shaochen Chen, PhD, and Alan Hemming, MD

10/4/2016
Physician-scientists with Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health have been leading the way in pancreatic cancer care by investigating new therapies as well as offering innovative clinical trials ...
9/27/2016
DOTmed

​Features Mitul Patel, MD

9/26/2016
Removing plaque from clogged arteries is a common procedure that can save and improve lives. This treatment approach was recently made even safer and more effective with a new, high-tech catheter that ...
9/19/2016
The Courier

​Features Stuart Jamieson, MD, and Michael Madani, MD

9/12/2016
Hospitals & Health Networks

​Features Quyen Nguyen, MD, PhD

8/31/2016
The New York Times

​Features Quyen Nguyen, MD, PhD, and David Brenner, MD, vice chancellor, UC San Diego Health Sciences and dean, UC San Diego School of Medicine

8/31/2016
Roger Tsien, PhD, co-winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry and professor of pharmacology, chemistry and biochemistry at University of California San Diego School of Medicine for 27 years, died A ...
8/15/2016
Times of San Diego

​Features UC San Diego Health

8/2/2016
Ranked No. 1 in San Diego, UC San Diego Health and its hospitals have been recognized among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2016-17. The annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Ho ...
7/18/2016
San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Ehtisham Mahmud, MD

6/27/2016
WNDU

​Features Anna Kulidjian, MD

5/9/2016
UC San Diego Health has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review to its 2016 list of “100 Great Hospitals in America.” The list is based on rankings and awards from reputable sources, such as Healthgrad ...
5/4/2016
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have demonstrated that distinct types of glioblastoma, the most common form of brain cancer in adults, tend to develop in different ...
5/4/2016
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have shown that ozanimod (RPC1063), a novel drug molecule, is moderately effective in the treatment of ulcerative colitis. Results ...
4/27/2016
Urologists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Genesis Healthcare Partners have tested a new model of care for patients with low-risk prostate cancer. The evidence-based appro ...
4/5/2016
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have determined that certain gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are more deadly than previously reported in medical literatur ...
3/1/2016
Nationally, more than 15,000 patients are waiting for a liver transplant. Approximately 6,300 persons each year will receive a new liver; 1,400 die waiting. In California, one in four listed for liver ...
1/21/2016
Patty Maysent has accepted the position as CEO of UC San Diego Health, the region’s only academic health system. Her appointment was approved by the UC Board of Regents and will commence January 21, 2 ...