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Dr. Arash Salemi Featured in Health Matters

Dr. Arash Salemi, the surgical director of the Acquavella Heart Valve Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center recently featured in Health Matters discussing the role of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).

In the article, he is quoted “The exciting things about the technology are, one, that we are able to treat a wider range of patients than we otherwise would have with just open-heart surgery. We have more options for our patients. Also, it’s less invasive physiologically than open-heart surgery. Because of that, recovery is quick. You see patients rebound and go home. They’re doing what they wanted to be doing two weeks ago. They’re doing it now without a problem. It’s very gratifying.”

Here is a link to the article:  https://healthmatters.nyp.org/walk-woods-noma-bar/

Dr. Brendon Stiles

Appointed as Co-Chairman of the ASCO:SBRT in Early-Stage NSCLC Guideline Endorsement Panel

Appointed as Chair of the two peer review panels within the Lung Cancer Research Program of the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)

 

Patients with Lung Cancer Have Risk of Cancer-Associated Suicide

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By Allie Casey

June 23

Continuing coverage of Drs. Jeffrey L. Port and Mohamed Rahouma’s study, presented at the American Thoracic Society's 2017 international conference, which found that people with lung cancer have a strikingly higher-than-normal risk of suicide.

 

Dr. Leonard N. Girardi

Appointed to the NY State Cardiac Advisory Committee - November 2016

Appointed to the National Marfan Foundation Professional Advisory Board - December 2016

Dr. Brendon Stiles

Served as chairman of a panel for the Department of Defense, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), Lung Cancer Research Program - November 2016

Patients Recover Faster After Robotic Heart Surgery

By Dana Arschin
December 15

Dr. T. Sloane Guy appears on FOX 5 to discuss the benefits of using robotics for heart surgery and highlights a patient who had a successful outcome. Dr. Guy does about 100 robotic heart surgeries a year and his goal is to more than double that number. He said the problem is that not enough patients know that this type of surgery exists and next spring he will be organizing a training for doctors across the country.
Dr. T. Sloane Guy, associate professor of clinical cardiothoracic surgery

Understanding Crosstalk in Tumor Microenvironment Could Lead to New Precision Medicine Approaches

Many patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have no identifiable mutations, and therefore their disease cannot be managed with targeted treatments. These patients often experience disease progression despite chemotherapy. However, a study led by investigators at Weill Cornell Medical Medicine used a new approach to examine crosstalk between cancer cells and cells in the microenvironment in NSCLC. Instead of looking at the tumor as a whole, the researchers used deep sequencing of RNA to analyze individual cell populations isolated from NSCLC specimens, an approach that could someday lead to new treatments for patients with NSCLC. 

Weill Cornell Medicine is sponsoring a Health Lecture Series at the 92Y this October 27, 2016

The past decade has produced tremendous advances in the use of robotics across clinical areas, vastly expanding the horizons of disease management. Weill Cornell Medicine is sponsoring a Health Lecture Series at the 92Y this October 27, 2016. Leading surgeons Dr. Jeffrey Port and Dr. Sloane Guy are joining a panel of experts discussing the future of robotic innovations.

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