Dr. Mulligan Elected President of OPTN/UNOS
Dr. David Mulligan, Chief of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, has been elected Vice President, President-Elect of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing (OPTN/UNOS) Board of Directors. The OPTN/UNOS manages the nation’s organ transplant network under federal contract.
Zimbrean paper: Altruistic, non-directed kidney donors should receive psychiatric assessment
Paula Zimbrean, MD, FAPA, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Transplant Psychiatry Services at Yale New Haven Hospital, is the senior author of a paper published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research that reflects an expert consensus on the psychiatric assessment of altruistic non-directed kidney donors.
Connecticut Magazine recognizes Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital physicians as 'Best Doctors'
Connecticut Magazine has named 77 Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven physicians and surgeons to its 2018 Best Doctors guide. Published in the magazine's April issue, the Best Doctors list consists of 779 Connecticut physicians from 78 medical specialties.
Be a Health Angel and Give Back
‘Tis the season to be generous. And what better cause to give to than good health? There are many healthful ways to make a difference—from reading to children at the hospital to sharing medical information with scientists to donating blood and more. Some acts of kindness listed below are relatively simple, while others take more thought and commitment.
New hope for HIV patients who need organ transplants
HIV-positive patients are now gaining access to more donated organs—from people who had HIV. Thirteen institutions nationwide have been granted permission to conduct clinical trials of such organ transplants as of November 2016. Yale Medicine is the first in New England to receive approval.Source: Yale Medicine
Yale Medicine and Yale New Haven Health launch a telemedicine program for transplant patients
Yale Medicine and Yale New Haven Health have launched a telemedicine program for transplant patients. Physicians conduct virtual office visits with patients using videoconferencing within the Epic electronic medical record system--a first-of-its-kind program.Source: Yale Medicine
4 Women, 4 Men, 4 Kidney Transplants At Yale-New Haven
It all began with Patricia Menno-Coveney, who said she "just wanted to give a kidney." It seemed like a simple decision, she said. The idea of donating a kidney had been on her mind for many years. But her offer led to a series of transplants that gave four men at Yale-New Haven Hospital the kidneys they needed, each one coming from a woman they had never met.Source: Hartford Courant/Health
Yale doctor hails ‘generosity’ of 4 women who donated kidneys
The women won the kudos Thursday for donating their kidneys. On March 3, four kidneys were donated and four received at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and all the donors were women, three of them wives of the recipients.Source: New Haven Register