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Hand transplant transforms both patient and doctor

Two years ago, Alidad Ghiassi, MD, assistant professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and a specialist in hand and upper extremity surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Keck Medicine of USC, got an unexpected call from a former colleague, Kodi Azari, MD. Azari, who is the ... Read More »

August 28th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

New procedure reduces stroke risk for carotid stents

Plaque buildup in the main artery to the brain presents a dilemma for surgeons. Surgically opening up the artery to clear the blockage is the most direct solution, but when the artery is unclamped, there is a small risk that debris can be released into the bloodstream and cause a stroke. Inserting a stent to ... Read More »

August 11th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Innovation, technology topic of latest D-Health Lab series

Innovation in medicine, the role of groundbreaking technology and venture capital were the subjects of an engaging and well-attended conversation between Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and renowned angel investor David Lee, JD, MS, co-founder and managing partner of Refactor Capital, which describes itself as a $50 ... Read More »

August 11th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Holly Muir discusses experience, goals for anesthesiology department

Holly Muir, MD, has been leading the Department of Anesthesiology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC since January. She specializes in obstetric anesthesia and has published extensively on the management of childbirth pain. Muir previously spent 18 years at Duke University School of Medicine. She spoke with HSC News about her background and ... Read More »

August 11th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Student group recognized nationally in family medicine

The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) at the Keck School of Medicine of USC received a Program of Excellence Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), based on the group’s commitment to engaging students interested in pursuing family medicine. One of 10 recipients based on overall excellence, the program was honored in July ... Read More »

August 11th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|