Items Tagged ‘Dr. Abbas Ardehali’

December 17, 2018

Heart, lung transplant recipients and families gather to celebrate gift of life

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Sean Keoni Craig never could have imagined he would be a guest at the UCLA Heart and Lung Transplant holiday party held in early December. After all, it was only in September that the Hawaii resident traveled to California to celebrate his 52nd birthday at Disneyland. Before he made it to the amusement park, however, […]

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Tags: Dr. Abbas Ardehali, Dr. Joseph Lynch III, heart and lung transplantation, heart transplant, lung transplant, organ donor


My Lung Transplant Village

April 12, 2018

My Lung Transplant Village

By MexChilanga MexChilanga

I was referred to the pulmonology department at UCLA because I needed higher level of care to treat my follicular bronchiolitis. What in 2013 appeared to be a scary unknown has turned out to be a transformational journey. Over the next three years, my condition deteriorated to the point of needing a double lung transplant, […]

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Tags: double lung transplant, Dr. Abbas Ardehali, Dr. Ariss DerHovanessian, follicular bronchiolitis, ICU, lung disease, nurses, patient stories, Pulmonology, pulmonology department, transplant coordinator


Dr Y. Michael Shino, my bilateral lung transplant pulmonologist

March 28, 2017

Dr Y. Michael Shino, my bilateral lung transplant pulmonologist

By pammy duck pammy duck

It has been almost two years now since my local pulmonologist, Dr A. Munoz from Bakersfield, Calif. referred me to UCLA for a double lung transplant. After my initial shock, I came to UCLA with an open mind about the transplant. The thing is, I am a nurse. As an Operating Room RN, now retired […]

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Tags: bilateral lung transplant, Doctors Day, Dr. Abbas Ardehali, Dr. David Ross, Dr. Joann Schaenman, Dr. Michael Shino, lung transplant, patient stories, Pulmonology, transplant pulmonologist, UCLA Transplantation Services


Once a risky surgery, lung transplants are now saving more lives than ever

November 1, 2016

Once a risky surgery, lung transplants are now saving more lives than ever

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Just three lung transplants were performed at UCLA in 1990. Steady improvements in the field helped the program reach a major milestone of 1,000 transplants. When Dr. Hillel Laks performed UCLA Medical Center’s first lung transplant in June 1990, the 26-year-old patient, Julie Hancock of Orange County, recalled not being afraid, but having complete trust […]

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Tags: donor lungs, Dr. Abbas Ardehali, Dr. Hillel Laks, intubation, lung transplant, lung transplants, national wait list, organs, pneumonia, pulmonary edema, trauma victims, U.S. Food and Drug Administration