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.
Columbia has contributed in significant ways to the history of organ transplantation.
12 facts about becoming an organ donor, from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
The American Medical Association has honored P&S student Gregory Joice for his research.
Dr. Arnold P. Advincula has been named vice chair of women's health in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at CUMC and chief of gynecology at the Sloane Hospital for Women at NYP.
To combat the rise of obesity in teens, physicians and other medical professionals have been promoting physical education and healthier diets for children. But for some teens, these are not enough.