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Michael Harrison: Inventing Devices & a New Field
Michael Harrison, MD, widely regarded as the father of fetal surgery, originally planned on becoming a general practitioner like his father...
Georg Wieselthaler: “Stay hungry. Stay foolish”
Dr. Georg Wieselthaler, UCSF’s director and surgical chief of Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support, said that these words from Steve Jobs’s 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University are the wisest he has ever heard.
Hobart Harris: Forging a Silver Lining
Hobart Harris, MD, MPH, chief of the Division of General Surgery, spends half his clinical time repairing incisional hernias – a common complication of open abdominal surgery in which the intestines protrude through the muscle of an incompletely healed incision...
SmartDerm: Using Technology to Prevent Bedsores
[SmartDerm] seeks to prevent a very common condition: pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores, which can develop in as little as two hours when constant pressure on the skin reduces blood flow and causes tissue death...
Bioartificial Kidney: The Best of Both Worlds
Roy and William Fissell, MD lead a team of 45 collaborators in pursuing a new treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD), a condition which affects more than 650,000 people in the United States.