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November 12, 2020
California’s stem cell agency awarded funding to UC Davis Health researchers for the first human clinical trial using stem cells to treat spina bifida.
November 9, 2020
The global reach of UC Davis expertise includes teaching cancer surgeries to top surgeons around the world – with audiences sometimes as large as 1,000 people.
Rare set of conjoined twins successfully separated in 24-hour surgery at UC Davis Children’s Hospital
October 29, 2020
Nine-month-old conjoined twins Abigail and Micaela Bachinskiy are recovering at UC Davis Children’s Hospital after surgeons successfully separated them in a marathon surgery on Oct. 23 and 24.
October 16, 2020
Jim Robinson has one word for anyone living near a wildfire: Leave. It's something he wishes he had done sooner.
October 13, 2020
Three years ago, Chloe MacCullough received the life-changing news that her unborn child had spina bifida. She thanks the team at the UC Davis Fetal Care and Treatment Center for the surgery that changed her son’s life.
October 6, 2020
Lakisha Carmon returned to UC Davis Medical Center today to present plaques and heartfelt appreciation to her team in Labor and Delivery.
September 30, 2020
David Tom Cooke, head of general thoracic surgery at UC Davis Health, is one of 50 surgical educators inducted into the American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators.
September 29, 2020
Born with only three functioning heart chambers instead of four, Amanda had health challenges from her very first day of life. But pediatric heart nurse Barb Goebel has helped shepherd her care into adulthood.
September 25, 2020
A team of UC Davis physicians, surgeons and public health specialists hoping to increase the use of recommended health screenings and vaccines are conducting a study to see if better planning in the doctor’s office can help.
September 24, 2020
A UC Davis Health fetal surgeon and a stem cell scientist have received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to test a one-of-a-kind spina bifida treatment that combines surgery with stem cells.
September 24, 2020
Life-threatening condition is no match for Alfredo Moran-Arias and his UC Davis doctors.
7-year-old’s cancer diagnosis led her family to seek out UC Davis Children’s Hospital and Lor Randall
September 2, 2020
Lydia Alwan’s family wanted to save their daughter’s leg and her life.
August 31, 2020
Kidney transplants are on the rise at UC Davis Health due to the increased availability of organs.
August 27, 2020
Local high school artists are invited to enter a poster or video in the 2020 Donate Life Visual Arts Contest, sponsored by UC Davis Transplant Center and Sierra Donor Services.
August 25, 2020
Justin Ramirez continues to look forward despite his failing kidney.
August 17, 2020
Aijun Wang, a UC Davis associate professor of surgery and biomedical engineering, has been awarded a $500,000 grant to create the next generation of vascular grafts for dialysis patients with end-stage kidney disease.
August 7, 2020
Amanda Brazeal was pregnant for the second time. She expected an easy delivery. She could not have known that her baby would have hydrops, a life-threatening condition in which an abnormal amount of fluid builds up in the unborn child.
July 28, 2020
U.S. News & World Report's rankings are out. UC Davis Medical Center is again the #1 hospital in Sacramento, and in the Top 10 in California -- distinctions it has earned for many years in a row.
July 24, 2020
Early in her pregnancy, Liz Curtis received the life-changing news that her baby had gastroschisis, a birth defect in which the intestines are outside of the body, due to a hole in the abdominal wall.
July 20, 2020
Smokers who had thoracic surgery were much more likely to stop using tobacco if they also completed a quitline intervention, a new UC Davis Health study shows.
July 16, 2020
UC Davis pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons gave Damian Del Rio a chance at a future.
July 14, 2020
Isabella Lazzerini's two rare diagnoses warrant ongoing, specialized care but that doesn't stop her from enjoying life.
July 10, 2020
The number and intensity of Northern California wildfires trigger fear that there could be another one in 2020. Preparing for that possibility is a central mission of the Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center at UC Davis Medical Center.
July 8, 2020
Isabella Lazzerini has been a patient at UC Davis Children's Hospital since she was three days old.
June 24, 2020
The UC Davis Vascular Center’s lab has been reaccredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for vascular testing in extracranial cerebrovascular testing, peripheral venous testing, peripheral arterial testing and visceral vascular testing.
June 19, 2020
When Andrew Li was training to be a surgeon at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, he launched Second Breath Now, as part of the faculty of the UC Davis Health Division of Plastic Surgery, he has brought Second Breath to the Sacramento region.
With the help of UC Davis Children’s Hospital, pediatric patient gets to celebrate turning nine years old
June 16, 2020
Every birthday is a milestone when you have cystic fibrosis.
June 15, 2020
Alexander Estrada was referred to UC Davis Medical Center for surgery by a specialist through a partnership with Dignity Health and was thrilled with his outcome and his care.
June 12, 2020
The UC Davis Vascular Center has been named a TCAR Center of Excellence for the high quality of its care team and patient outcomes for transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR).
June 11, 2020
From Red Bluff to Redding to Sacramento, Harper Bruckenstein held on for dear life.
June 10, 2020
UC Davis Health surgeon and researcher Sepideh Gholami was named the 2020 recipient of the Society of Surgical Oncologists’ grant for innovative ideas and concepts designed to improve patient cancer care.
June 10, 2020
UC Davis Health is offering an innovative treatment for liver tumors for patients who might not qualify for surgery.
June 5, 2020
Audrey Adamchak's love for the outdoors took her to Dartmouth, but a fall brought her back to UC Davis Health.
June 2, 2020
UC Davis Health adapted to telehealth at an unprecedented rate because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, it’s using lessons learned to adapt for the future an even fuller experience for patients.
June 2, 2020
Getting medical care right away when health conditions arise are essential despite coronavirus.
June 1, 2020
The UC Davis Vascular Center has launched a telehealth initiative to improve assessments and care for patients who live in small communities and have lower-extremity ulcers due to peripheral artery disease or diabetes.
May 22, 2020
Scarlett Bronner turned her passion for painting rocks into an inspiring way to show health care workers how much they are appreciated.
May 21, 2020
Diana Farmer, chair of surgery at UC Davis Health and surgeon-in chief of UC Davis Children’s Hospital, has received the Champion Award by the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association (APSNA).
May 18, 2020
When she was diagnosed with adenosarcoma, a rare form of uterine cancer, she sought help from Gary Leiserowitz, chair of obstetrics and gynecology at UC Davis Health.
May 13, 2020
Emma Voorhies' knee injury initially sidelined her, but thanks to UC Davis Children's Hospital, she can look forward to playing again.
May 12, 2020
Nancy Cabrellis donated her kidney anonymously not even knowing who would get it simply because she thought it could help someone. She was right.
May 1, 2020
Grace Parker's cancer surgery was scheduled in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. That did not dissuade her.
April 29, 2020
UC Davis engineers and clinicians are working to create a simple, inexpensive ventilator. They have developed a prototype and plan to make plans freely available online. Versions could be inclinical use in about six months.
April 28, 2020
Many companies and organizations stepped up to support UC Davis Medical Center with personal protective equipment, or PPE, donations for health care teams treating patients with COVID-19. Because of this generosity, together with carefully planned equipment purchasing, the medical center no longer needs PPE donations.
April 27, 2020
Joe Peterson of Folsom, Calif. is one of the many patients who had safe and successful surgeries at UC Davis Medical Center during the pandemic.
UC Davis Health researchers are awarded additional $4 million to develop new therapies for pancreatic cancer
April 27, 2020
The funding is the second award by the Pancreatic Cancer Collective for Julie Sutcliffe and Richard Bold.
F. William Blaisdell, founder of modern trauma care and former UC Davis surgery department chair, dies at 92
April 21, 2020
William Blaisdell, chair of the UC Davis Department of Surgery from 1978 through 1995, died April 18 of natural causes.
April 20, 2020
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Alex Gonzalez received a kidney from a deceased donor on March 22. The organ was made available for transplant surgery only through the efforts of the UC Davis Health Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine.
April 17, 2020
Since the state’s stay-at-home order took effect, specialists at the Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center at UC Davis Medical Center have seen a nearly six-fold increase in patients with burns related to at-home food preparation.
April 13, 2020
For parents of sick or injured children, the current sidewalk chalk trend is more than just something to do while staying at home.
April 9, 2020
Madelyn O'Brien was born with cancer, but she has never that stop her.
April 7, 2020
The risk of stoma complications after appendicostomy can be significantly lowered by a new surgical procedure.
April 6, 2020
Diagnosed with cancer, Marlene Blake's surgery couldn't wait.
April 6, 2020
The Sacramento region’s only level 1 trauma center for adults and children remains committed and able to care for injured patients.
March 24, 2020
Matthew Saeturn-Angeles, UC Davis Children's Hospital's first ever fetal surgery patient, survives and thrives.
Three transplant patients get chance at new life, thanks to COVID-19 testing at UC Davis Medical Center
March 23, 2020
When three deceased-donor kidneys became available last week, the UC Davis Health team rose to the occasion, working extra shifts to ensure that their patients could receive the transplants that they desperately needed.
March 18, 2020
Local teenager continues to thrive after multiple heart surgeries at UC Davis Children's Hospital.
March 16, 2020
Kidney donor Tiffany England met her recipient ― Raj Arora ― at a special event planned by their UC Davis Health surgery teams. England was a nondirected donor, meaning that her kidney went to someone she had never met before.
March 13, 2020
David Shatz recently delivered the presidential address — "A Speck of Sand" — at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Western Trauma Association in Sun Valley, Idaho.
March 13, 2020
Researchers at UC Davis are designing a wearable device to help patients with spinal cord injury recognize bladder fullness.
March 12, 2020
The UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center team detected patient Greyson Anable's very rare heart condition through exploratory heart surgery and were able to save the child’s life.
March 11, 2020
Learn more about our new chief of cardiothoracic surgery, along with his goals for his team and their patients with complex diseases of the heart, lungs and esophagus.
March 9, 2020
24 researchers from UC Davis School of Medicine ranked in the top 10% in their fields for 2019 NIH funding, according to Blue Ridge rankings. Nine departments ranked in the top 20 nationally.
February 5, 2020
As radio host Rush Limbaugh announces diagnosis, a UC Davis Health expert urges patients to get screened.
January 23, 2020
The 17th annual “Evening of the Stars!” on Jan. 31 spotlights courageous and inspirational people who altogether dropped nearly 1,000 pounds following surgical weight-loss procedures.
January 17, 2020
Patients with advanced bladder cancers are not getting the treatment they need. UC Davis Health urologic oncologists are working to change that. Their paper in the Journal of Clinical Oncology describes the problem and suggests how to fix it.
UC Davis Health welcomes internationally renowned robotic heart surgeon as the new chief of cardiothoracic surgery
January 15, 2020
Internationally acclaimed heart surgeon Bob Kiaii has been selected as chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UC Davis Health, ranked one of the best cardiology and heart surgery programs in the nation.