Thoracic Surgery Foundation- Cardiac Surgical Outreach Award
EDUCATION, RESEARCH, RECOGNITION
Dec 14, 2018

Thoracic Surgery Foundation- Cardiac Surgical Outreach Award

In early 2018, the University of Utah Health Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery was awarded the Edwards Every Heartbeat Matters grant through the Thoracic Surgery Foundation. The receipt of this grant allowed the Division, along with the Center for Global Surgery, to move forward with a long-held vision of helping to establish a cardiac surgery program in Mongolia.... Read More

RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Dec 03, 2018

Tom Varghese, MD - Leadership by Example

This podcast shares the habits and practices of peak performers and top leaders, from many walks of life; physicians, senior executives, entrepreneurs, and academics. And from every season, from the seasoned and sage to those emerging leaders and rising rock stars. All who are blazing trails and shining a light for others. In this episode, physician leader Dr. Tom Varghese shares his stories of leadership by example. We cover his role in the #HeForShe movement in medicine, his mentors and his passion for mentoring and developing future clinician leaders, growth mindset, and the case for diversity and equity in healthcare.... Read More

RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Aug 01, 2018

World Lung Cancer Day

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. The American Cancer Society estimates 154,000 people will die from lung cancer in 2018. Approximately 470 of those deaths will be Utah residents. ... Read More

WOMAN'S UNEXPECTED DIAGNOSIS RESULTS IN SPECIALIZED SURGERY AT LOCAL HOSPITAL
RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Jul 27, 2018

WOMAN'S UNEXPECTED DIAGNOSIS

Tracee Bessinger thought it was a little strange when one day she ran out of breath walking from her bedroom to her bathroom. She figured maybe she was just out of shape, but the breathlessness continued with even less exertion and fewer steps. “Maybe I’m coming down with cold,” she thought. Her doctor thought maybe she had asthma.... Read More

RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Jul 27, 2018

Lung Transplant Allows Golfer To Compete

It had been years since avid golfer Curtis Watkins was able to play a round of his favorite sport. He still got to spend time out on the course, but he was stuck in the cart, driving his wife Linda from shot to shot. The exertion required to swing a club was just too much.... Read More

New Provider Q and A: John Stringham, MD
RECOGNITION
Apr 02, 2018

New Provider Q and A: John Stringham, MD

John Stringham, MD, recently joined Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and the University of Utah from University of Virginia Health System. A cardiothoracic surgeon, he specializes in lung transplant surgery and also has a special interest in lung cancer surgery for patients with lung failure. He discusses his interests in minimally invasive surgery and why HCI provides hope for patients with lung cancer.... Read More

RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Mar 28, 2018

Should You See A Cardiologist

Ashley Biehl was 26 when she had a heart attack. It sounds unbelievable, but heart disease can happen to anyone—at any age. Don't let heart disease sneak up on you. Know your odds and learn the sign and symptoms.... Read More

EDUCATION, RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Mar 26, 2018

International Cardiac Surgical Outreach Award

The University of Utah’s Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery has received an International Cardiac Surgical Outreach Award through Edwards Lifesciences Foundation and the Thoracic Surgery Foundation.... Read More

RECOGNITION
Mar 26, 2018

Healthcare Hero

Congratulations to Craig Selzman, MD, Professor of Surgery and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Utah Health. He has been awarded the “Physician” award in the 2017 Healthcare Heroes awards.... Read More

EDUCATION, RECOGNITION
Mar 16, 2018

#CardiologyToo?

Tales of workplace sexual harassment and inappropriate interview questions within cardiology hint that the halls of medicine have their own secrets.... Read More

HOW TOM VARGHESE IS BUILDING A NEW KIND OF ACADEMIC CAREER
RESEARCH, EDUCATION
Mar 05, 2018

HOW TOM VARGHESE IS BUILDING A NEW KIND OF ACADEMIC CAREER

How can physicians move toward an alternative mode of scholarship — one that’s still scientifically rigorous and peer reviewed but communicated in a more accessible manner? Cardiothoracic surgeon Tom Varghese is building this kind of non-traditional path.... Read More

UGathering of World Leaders on Heart Failure
EDUCATION, RESEARCH
Jan 09, 2018

U-CARS

Six years ago, when we started our annual symposium on cardiac recovery (U-CARS), we never expected it to be as successful as it is. We are now attracting a variety of cardiac professionals from around the world and from every career stage. We initially thought only faculty with academic interests already focused on cardiac recovery would join us. We are thrilled to see that now we also welcome a large number of junior faculty and young professionals who are trying to identify the direction of their academic careers.... Read More

EDUCATION
Jan 08, 2018

U-CARS

Despite the therapeutic and medical advances to help failing hearts recover, the medical community remains divided on how different treatments affect the patient’s outcome. This is one of the many topics to be covered during University of Utah Health’s annual Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium (U-CARS) held on Jan. 11 - 12 in Salt Lake City, Utah.... Read More

EDUCATION
Sep 23, 2017

U-CARS

The 6th Annual Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium will be held on January 11 & 12, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah... Read More

EDUCATION
Sep 23, 2017

U-CARS

The 6th Annual Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium will be held on January 11 & 12, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah... Read More

EDUCATION, RECOGNITION
Aug 18, 2017

Real Patients, Real Stories

Just hours earlier, Matthew York had been a happy groom vowing to honor his new wife Evelyn. By 5 a.m. of the following morning, he was reaching out to her as she slept by his side, pleading that she save his life.... Read More

EDUCATION
Jul 01, 2017

Aortic Disease Program

The Aortic Disease Program at University of Utah Cardiovascular Center is a specialized clinic that specifically treats diseases of the aorta. Dr. Jason Glotzbach and Dr. Claire Griffin, specialists from the center, talk about why such a specialized clinic is important and the advantages it can give to patients with aortic disease.... Read More

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