Items Tagged ‘Johnese Spisso’

Red cap reminders of need to protect tiny hearts

March 15, 2018

Red cap reminders of need to protect tiny hearts

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

UCLA Health joins the American Heart Association in giving newborns red caps in campaign to raise awareness of heart disease More than 150 babies born at UCLA Health during the month of February are going home with a red caps that were handmade by volunteers from the American Heart Association. The goal of the Little […]

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Tags: cardiology, Children's Heart Center, congenital heart defect, Dr. Mark Sklansky, fetal ultrasound, heart disease, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, Johnese Spisso, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, ultrasound


It takes a village to perform a rare surgery

September 20, 2017

It takes a village to perform a rare surgery

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Hand transplant patient reunites with large surgical team that guided rare, 18-hour procedure at UCLA UCLA patient Jonathan Koch recently underwent a surgery so rare—a hand transplant—that it has been performed fewer than three dozen times in the United States. Over the months-long course of preparing for his hand amputation and transplant surgery, Koch worked […]

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Tags: Dr. Erik Lum, Dr. Gerald Lipshutz, Dr. Kodi Azari, Dr. Ronald Busuttil, Dr. Sue McDiarmid, Erin Core, hand transplant, Johnese Spisso, nurses, nursing, One Legacy, surgery


Patient gets best birthday gift ever – a new, life-saving liver

July 28, 2016

Patient gets best birthday gift ever – a new, life-saving liver

By Kim Irwin Kim Irwin

This year, patient Steve McDowell received what is arguably the best birthday present ever – a life-saving liver transplant – at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Not only was the operation an amazing birthday gift, it was a landmark procedure – UCLA performed its 6,000th liver transplant, a national milestone accomplishment based on the United […]

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Tags: birthday present, Dr. Ronald Busuttil, immunosuppressive therapy, Johnese Spisso, liver transplant, organ donation, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Steve McDowell, surgery, transplantation