Nearly 20 physicians from Latin America, Canada and the United States took part in an interventional cardiology training course at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, learning the latest procedures to access the heart through the radial artery in the wrist, rather than the femoral artery in the groin.
“This transradial approach can improve patient outcomes, especially in high-risk patients,” said Mauricio G. Cohen, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory. “More than 70 percent of our cardiac catheterization procedures involve access through the radial artery – almost twice the national average – and we have seen clear benefits in terms of lower bleeding, fewer vascular complications, and improved patient satisfaction.”
Dr. Miguel Escanelle is a first-year anesthesiology resident at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Ashlee Sealy wants to improve health care in the Caribbean. Christopher-Ahmad Moree is preparing for medical school, while Nareka Trewick just completed her first year at the Miller School of Medicine.
The 30 faculty, staff, and students who signed up for the “three-day field experience” taking place this weekend at the School of Nursing and Health Studies don’t know what they are getting into, but they have been forewarned to prepare for disaster.
A surgeon at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has pioneered a new, minimally invasive surgical technique for treating pars fractures, a painful and debilitating back injury that can stop adolescent athletes in their tracks.
A research team at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has found a potential new strategy for treating diabetic kidney disease. “We have identified a new lipid that is deficient in diabetic kidney disease,” said Alessia Fornoni, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, chief of the Katz Family Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, and director of the Peggy and Harold Katz Family Drug Discovery Center.
The Faculty Council of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine held its second annual awards program during its transitional meeting of the academic year on May 28. Two awards — one for research and one for teaching — were presented to honor the contributions of beginning and mid-career faculty members to the Miller School and its mission.