News : 2011 : November

Adam Williams, M.D., left, celebrates winning the Vivien Thomas Young Investigator Award with Joshua Hare, M.D., who was senior author on the study.

Miller School Researcher Triumphs at AHA Scientific Sessions

Adam R. Williams, M.D., resident in the Department of Surgery and post-doctoral research fellow at the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute (ISCI), received the Vivien Thomas Young Investigator Award at the annual Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA) dinner at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.

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Si M. Pham, M.D.

UM/Jackson Heart Transplant Program Recognized as Top Transplant Center

The heart transplant program at the Miami Transplant Institute at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital has been recognized by HealthGrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, with the Heart Transplant Excellence Award

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Seated in the front, from left, are Dao Nguyen, M.D., the new B. and Donald Carlin Chair in Thoracic Surgical Oncology, and B. Carlin Foundation President Bob Breier. Behind them are, from left, Richard J. Thurer, M.D., UM President Donna E. Shalala, Alan S. Livingstone, M.D., and Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.

Dao M. Nguyen, M.D., Named B. and Donald Carlin Chair in Thoracic Surgical Oncology

Surrounded by friends, colleagues and University leadership, Dao M. Nguyen, M.D., was named B. and Donald Carlin Chair in Thoracic Surgical Oncology at a Miller School ceremony hosted by Alan S. Livingstone, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Surgery and chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology.

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Andreas G. Tzakis, M.D., Ph.D., receives his honorary degree from Dowen Birkhed, D.D.S., Ph.D., at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden.

Dr. Andreas Tzakis Awarded Prestigious Honorary Degree in Sweden

Andreas G. Tzakis, M.D., Ph.D., professor of surgery and director of the Liver/GI Transplant Program at the Miller School and a world-renowned transplant surgeon, was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Sahlgrenska Academy at Sweden’s University of Gothenburg.

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Didier De Cannière, M.D., Ph.D.

Surgeon Determined to Make Mitral Valve Repair the Gold Standard

Didier De Cannière, M.D., Ph.D., professor of surgery, is on a mission. A pioneer in minimally invasive robotic surgery, he joined the Miller School from one of Europe’s largest heart surgery services nearly two years ago in hopes of helping lead a revolution in mitral valve repair in the United States.

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