Surgery

50 Years of Heart Transplants

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.

Using Robots for Less Invasive Surgery

A collaboration between Columbia Professors Peter Allen (Computer Science, Columbia Engineering), Nabil Simaan (formerly Mechanical Engineering at Columbia, now at Vanderbilt) and Dennis Fowler (Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center) has resulted in an innovative new approach to minimally invasive surgery.