An increasing number of female physicians are becoming surgeons. At U of U Health, 70 percent of general surgery residents are now women. Laura Lambert, MD, director of the General Surgery Residency Program says it's a natural evolution within medical education and society in general. There's now a wide spectrum of what women can do as surgeons to fit their interests. ... Read MoreSurgery
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The rehabilitation of patients with traumatic brain injuries takes therapy, education, and hope.... Read MoreOncological Sciences,Surgery
University of Utah Health and Salt Lake City Fire Department Partner to Train the Next Generation of Physicians
University of Utah Health and the Salt Lake City Fire Department have partnered to train the next generation of physicians by initiating a physician scene response program, the first of its kind in the state. ... Read MoreSurgery
For Christopher Duncan, his amputee patients’ emotional healing is as important as the physical and functional.... Read MoreOncological Sciences,Surgery
A new study led by researchers at University of Utah Health tracing the development of human sperm stem cells to mature sperm cells has yielded the most comprehensive view of this process to date. ... Read MoreOncological Sciences,Surgery
Samuel R.G. Finlayson, MD, MPH, MBA has been appointed Associate Vice President (AVP) for Clinical Affairs and Chief Clinical Officer for University of Utah Health (U of U Health). The appointment, effective December 1, 2020, was announced by Michael L. Good, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and CEO of U of U Health. ... Read MoreSurgery
With all the doom and gloom being reported around COVID-19 numbers and transmission, University of Utah Health today announced a positive story about an important milestone being celebrated on Veterans Day. The University of Utah Health transplant team recently performed its first-ever triple organ transplant surgery (heart, liver and kidney). ... Read MoreSurgery
In a new multicenter study, researchers led by University of Utah surgeons report that an emerging heart failure treatment could potentially reverse structural damage to the heart, allowing it to heal itself over time. ... Read MoreSurgery
University of Utah Health researchers found that at least two common techniques used in ear, nose, and throat surgeries can generate airborne particles containing evidence of viral DNA that are small enough to penetrate surgical masks. ... Read MoreSurgery