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San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Santiago Horgan, MD

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 ...
Becker's ASC Review

​Features Santiago Horgan, MD


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

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 ...

​Features Mitul Patel, MD

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 ...
The Courier

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

Hospitals & Health Networks

​Features Quyen Nguyen, MD, PhD

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

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 ...
Times of San Diego

​Features UC San Diego Health

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 ...
San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Ehtisham Mahmud, MD


​Features Anna Kulidjian, MD

La Jolla Light

​Authored by Scott Lippman, MD, and features Christopher Kane, MD, and J. Kellogg Parsons, MD

San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Joseph Vinetz, MD, Alan Maisel, MD, Lori Daniels, MD, Wael Al-Delaimy, MD, PhD, Anna Kulidjian, MD,

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Samsara Sciences, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Organovo Holdings, Inc., have entered into an agreement focused on the de ...
Neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health have initiated a landmark, multi-center study to evaluate how the treatment of brain tumors using the NeuroBlate system, a minimally invasive, FDA-approved laser d ...
UC San Diego Health and Sharp HealthCare have formed a joint program to enhance liver transplantation service¬¬s in San Diego by combining resources, collaborating on research and expanding specialize ...