The first human heart transplant took place 50 years ago in South Africa, but Columbia was among a handful of places that helped the field mature.
Under the direction of Donna Farber, PhD, the recently revitalized Division of Surgical Sciences aims to foster basic science research and train a new generation of scientists.
Columbia bioengineers and surgeons have developed a technique in animal models that overcomes a long-standing hurdle in lung regeneration.
Using a noninvasive test developed at Columbia, older TAVR patients with an unusual heart failure pattern were found to have cardiac amyloidosis.
Transplantation with even suboptimal kidneys provides a significant survival advantage compared to remaining on dialysis, CUMC researchers say.
Children who had heart surgery at NYP/CUMC had a significantly lower risk-adjusted mortality rate compared with all other New York state programs.