Thursday, April 9, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
Univeristy Hospital, Main Garden
4502 Medical Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229
Please join us as we celebrate and recognize patients whose lives have
been changed by the Transcatheter Aortic Replacement (TAVR) procedure at University Hospital.
This revolutionary procdure has given new hope for patients
who previously had no options for treating their valvular heart disease.
Please RSVP by April 3 to
Thursday, April 9, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
One out of every 100 children is born with a heart defect. That translates to 34,000 kids a year. Not all of those children survive.
When Leanne Ray was born she had a heart defect that didn't allow parts of her body to get the oxygen it needed.
She had her first surgery when she was one, and the second when she was three. Now, 20 years later, she's getting to meet the surgeon who saved her life.
Leanne Ray met Dr. John Calhoon many years ago as a young girl.
It was a meeting she didn't remember but today is a day she'll never forget.
Lung transplant recipient Luis Ochoa spoke to Univision last night about his fight for life. His doctors told his mother at 11 months old and again at 19 years old that he had only 24 hours to live. This heart touching story is our reminder to never give up!
HeartGift brings children to San Antonio for lifesaving heart surgery from countries where the care they need is either unavailable or inaccessible. Learn more at HeartGift.org.
Are you aware that lung cancer claims more lives than breast, colon, and pancreatic cancer combine? That's a big group and you may be asking yourself if you may be at risk. Here to help you find out for sure is Dr. Dan Dearmond, he is the practicing Cardiothoracic Surgeon from UTMedicine at Baptist Health System!
Andrea J. Carpenter, MD, PhD is elected President-Elect of The Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA) for 2014-2015.
The mission of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association is to support southern and southern trained members of the cardiothoracic surgery community and their families in the pursuit of the highest quality patient care, education, scientific achievement, collegiality, and life balance.
John Calhoon, MD is appointed President of The Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA)
The mission of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association is to support southern trained members of the cardiothoracic surgery community and their families in the pursuit of the highest quality patient care, education, scientific achievement, collegiality, and life balance.
Hearst Endowment Visiting Professor
When and Where
Dr. Backer will deliver two lectures on Thursday, Aug. 28. At noon he will speak on “Paradigm Shift in Pediatric Cardiac Care–An Acuity Adaptable Patient Unit,” in the School of Medicine building, Room 409-410L. At 5 p.m. he will give the Grand Rounds Lecture on “The Failing Fontan, Conversion versus Transplant?” in the CT Surgical Conference Room, School of Medicine, Room 211L.
The UTHSCSA Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Division of General Thoracic Surgery has partnered with St. Luke's Baptist hospital to provide highly coordinated lung cancer treatment. It is the first initiative in South Texas to offer a navigated program with one-call access to that your high-risk patients can be quickly referred to the appropriate level of treatment.
On May 4, 2014 Earl Tomlin underwent a single lung transplant at University Hospital — becoming the 500th lung transplant performed by UT Medicine San Antonio doctors over a storied history spanning almost three decades.