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Dr Martin Speaks About Surgical Management of Stage III (N2) Lung Cancer

Dr. Linda Martin, MD, MPH, of the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, reviews the role of surgery in patients with stage III (N2) non–small-cell lung cancer.

UVA House Call: Dr. Linda Martin on Lung Cancer Screening

Dr. Linda Martin from the UVA Cancer Center talks about lung cancer screening and why it should be something people consider.

A First in Virginia: Pediatric Heart Experts Save Baby Violet

At just 10 days old, Violet Smith had her first open-heart surgery. Born with congenital heart defects, she wasn’t getting enough blood out of her heart into her lungs. At Violet’s six-month checkup, her pediatrician found that her condition was getting worse. Because of a partnership between CHKD and UVA Children’s Hospital, their pediatrician encouraged the family to transfer to UVA, where the team would be able to handle any complications.

After Decades of Work, UVA Launches Human Tests of Lung Transplant Drug

In the culmination of decades of research at the University of Virginia Health System, doctors have begun human testing of a drug they hope will one day save many lives among…

UVA Earns International Award for Heart and Lung Care

GO TEAM GO!! The Heart and Vascular Center at University of Virginia Medical Center has earned the Gold Level Excellence in Life Support Award from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization for providing lifesaving care for patients with failing hearts or lungs.

195 UVA Physicians Chosen For ‘Best Doctors In America’ List

The “2017-2018 Best Doctors in America” List by Best Doctors Inc. honors 195 University of Virginia Health System physicians among the best in their respective specialties. Approximately 4 percent of…

Dr Marin Speaks at Society of Thoracic Surgeons Roundtable

In March of 2017, Dr. Linda Martin spoke at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) roundtable on Enhanced Recovery Pathways in Thoracic Surgery and Lung Cancer Screening Adoption.

Two Former Fellows Join the Surgical Team at UVA Heart & Vascular Center

Originally published on UVA Physician Resource UVA Health System has added two new faculty members to the Department of Surgery, both of whom completed their fellowship training at UVA. “Our fellowship…

2017 Strategic Planning Retreat for Surgery

  Cardiothoracic surgery was well represented at the Strategic Planning Retreat for Surgery held on November 17, 2017.  The group discussed current challenges, data, metrics, studies, and best practices with…

Heart and Vascular Team Wins the 2017 Charles L. Brown Award

The Quality Committee of the University of Virginia Medical Center is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017 Charles L. Brown Award for Patient Care Quality is the…

National “100 Great Heart Programs” List Features UVA

Originally published on Connect Becker’s Hospital Review has named University of Virginia Heart and Vascular Center at UVA Medical Center to the national healthcare publication’s 2017 list of 100 hospitals and health systems…

Listen: Live Well Segment on WINA

Nurses Robin Shifflett and Cindy Kennedy join in “Live Well” on WINA to discuss “Nurse Navigators.” Listen to how nurse navigators at UVA help patients transition from the hospital to home.…

Cases & Controversies in Cardiovascular Disease

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Bold UVA Research Could End Lung Shortages, Save Lives of Recipients

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have received more than $8.6 million in federal grants to support efforts that could dramatically increase the number of lungs available for transplant – and then save the lives of the people who receive them. The funding, from the National Institutes of Health, supports cutting-edge projects being conducted by UVA’s Victor E. Laubach, Dr. Irving Kron and their colleagues via UVA today

Mobilizing the Experts to Optimize Cardiac Imaging

Originally Published on UVA Physician Resource At a Glance A group of UVA cardiologists, radiologists and biomedical engineers are collaborating to expand on and develop new imaging techniques for cardiac…

Get to Know Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon William Robinson, MD

Originally published on UVA Physician Resource At a Glance Title: Associate Professor of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Residency: General Surgery, University of North…

Lung Transplant Recipient Receives Surprise Visit

Today, Devon Schrier, who had a lung transplant in April and had to be hospitalized again last month, got a special visit from Virginia Cavaliers quarterbacks Kurt Benkert, Connor Brewer…

NBC29 House Call | Gorav Ailawadi, MD

Dr. Gorav Ailawadi recently participated in the NBC 29 House Call explaining the various treatment options for aortic valve disease and the benefits of minimally invasive approaches.

Reoperative Cardiac Surgery More Common, Less Risky | John Kern, MD

According to John Kern, MD, Surgical Director of UVA Heart and Vascular Center, there is a growing need for reoperative cardiac surgery due, in part, to advances in medical care,…

Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery Offers Viable Option for Select Heart Patients

First multi-institutional study shows mini-MVR patients experienced shorter hospital stays, fewer blood transfusions Chicago (March 31, 2016) – Patients undergoing minimally invasive mitral valve repair or replacement (mini-MVR) have similar…

UVA Represented at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ 52nd Annual Meeting

At the end of January, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) had its 52nd annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. A multidisciplinary team of residents, interns, fellows, attending thoracic and cardiovascular…

Poor Kidney Function Prior to Heart Surgery Linked With Longer Hospital Stay, Higher Costs

Testing kidney function before surgery can improve patient outcomes, reduce surgical costs Chicago (December 8, 2015) – Poor kidney function prior to heart surgery can lead to worse outcomes, higher…

Watchman Device Receives FDA Approval

When the Food and Drug Administration approved Boston Scientific’s Watchman® device in March, UVA Health System acted quickly to add this new procedure to the group of minimally invasive techniques…

Two UVA Programs Recognized by the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association (AHA) has recognized two UVA Health System programs for exceeding quality measures. The UVA Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Center received two national quality awards for…

UVA Among 7 Percent of Hospitals to Earn Magnet® Recognition

University of Virginia Medical Center has received Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for its quality patient care, excellence in nursing care and innovative nursing practices. Approximately…

Tech-Con Amps Up the Wow Factor Summer, 2015

STS News, Summer 2015 -- When STS/AATS Tech-Con was introduced in 2002, its goal was to provide a platform for presenting innovative techniques, concepts, and devices for cardiothoracic surgery. In…

John Kern, MD | What’s On the Horizon for Mechanical Circulatory Support

In this video, STS members discuss issues related to mechanical circulatory support, implantable LVAD therapy, and heart transplantation. Participating in this roundtable are Pavan Atluri, MD, University of Pennsylvania; John…

Irving Kron | Thought Leaders | AATS 2015 Mitral Conclave

The AATS Mitral Conclave 2015 convened on April 23rd and 24th, 2015, to bring the world's leading figures in mitral valve disease together to discuss management guidelines, imaging, pathology, minimally…

Gorav Ailawadi, MD | Mitral Valve Roundtable

Mitral valve repair versus replacement is a hot topic in cardiothoracic surgery. In this video, STS members discuss a number of topics including the COAPT trial, patients with low ejection…

Irving L. Kron, MD | Bakken Scientific Achievement Award Recipient

San Diego – Prolific researcher Irving L. Kron, MD was today awarded the 2015 Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement Award by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons during the organization’s 51st Annual…

John Kern, MD | Socrates Award Recipient

In 2014, the Thoracic Surgery Residency Association awarded the Socrates Award to Dr. John Kern from UVA. The Socrates Award is an award given annually by the TSRA to an outstanding…