In two new books aimed at young baseball players and their parents, Columbia surgeon and Yankees physician Christopher Ahmad, MD, gives advice on avoiding injury.
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.