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April 2020

New surgical technique prevents stoma complications after appendicostomy

April 7, 2020

The risk of stoma complications after appendicostomy can be significantly lowered by a new surgical procedure.

Cancer does not take a break, even during COVID-19 pandemic

April 6, 2020

Diagnosed with cancer, Marlene Blake's surgery couldn't wait.

UC Davis Health trauma surgery team prepared for COVID-19

April 6, 2020

The Sacramento region’s only level 1 trauma center for adults and children remains committed and able to care for injured patients. 

March 2020

UC Davis Children's Hospital's first fetal surgery patient is a precocious three-year-old

March 24, 2020

Matthew Saeturn-Angeles, UC Davis Children's Hospital's first ever fetal surgery patient, survives and thrives.

Three transplant patients get chance at new life, thanks to COVID-19 testing at UC Davis Medical Center

March 23, 2020

When three deceased-donor kidneys became available last week, the UC Davis Health team rose to the occasion, working extra shifts to ensure that their patients could receive the transplants that they desperately needed.  

UC Davis Children's Hospital pediatric cardiology patient is living his best life

March 18, 2020

Local teenager continues to thrive after multiple heart surgeries at UC Davis Children's Hospital.

Good Samaritan kidney donor meets her match

March 16, 2020

Kidney donor Tiffany England met her recipient ― Raj Arora ― at a special event planned by their UC Davis Health surgery teams. England was a nondirected donor, meaning that her kidney went to someone she had never met before.

Shatz delivers presidential address at WTA meeting

March 13, 2020

David Shatz recently delivered the presidential address — "A Speck of Sand" — at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Western Trauma Association in Sun Valley, Idaho. 

Wearable device assists people with loss of bladder function

March 13, 2020

Researchers at UC Davis are designing a wearable device to help patients with spinal cord injury recognize bladder fullness.

When cardiac arrest hits 6-year-old, UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center offers lifesaving care

March 12, 2020

The UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center team detected patient Greyson Anable's very rare heart condition through exploratory heart surgery and were able to save the child’s life.

Meet Bob Kiaii

March 11, 2020

Learn more about our new chief of cardiothoracic surgery, along with his goals for his team and their patients with complex diseases of the heart, lungs and esophagus.

24 UC Davis School of Medicine researchers ranked in top 10% for NIH funding

March 9, 2020

24 researchers from UC Davis School of Medicine ranked in the top 10% in their fields for 2019 NIH funding, according to Blue Ridge rankings. Nine departments ranked in the top 20 nationally.

February 2020

VIDEO: Why millions of Americans should be screened for lung cancer

February 5, 2020

As radio host Rush Limbaugh announces diagnosis, a UC Davis Health expert urges patients to get screened.

January 2020

Fashion show celebrates the courage and inspiration of weight-loss surgery patients

January 23, 2020

The 17th annual “Evening of the Stars!” on Jan. 31 spotlights courageous and inspirational people who altogether dropped nearly 1,000 pounds following surgical weight-loss procedures.

Why aren't advanced bladder cancers being treated?

January 17, 2020

Patients with advanced bladder cancers are not getting the treatment they need. UC Davis Health urologic oncologists are working to change that. Their paper in the Journal of Clinical Oncology describes the problem and suggests how to fix it.

UC Davis Health welcomes internationally renowned robotic heart surgeon as the new chief of cardiothoracic surgery

January 15, 2020

Internationally acclaimed heart surgeon Bob Kiaii has been selected as chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UC Davis Health, ranked one of the best cardiology and heart surgery programs in the nation.

November 2019

Lung cancer screening campaign brings message to the community

November 22, 2019

UC Davis Health and community leaders join forces to kick off lung cancer screening campaign.

Diana Farmer recognized for global leadership

November 21, 2019

UC Davis Health's leading pediatric and fetal surgeon has won a 2020 U21 Award.

UCPath outages scheduled for November and December due to cutover activity at other UCs

November 15, 2019

With UC Irvine and UC Santa Cruz primed for UCPath go-live, the UCPath Center must prepare by converting employee information. As a result, UCPath will be unavailable at UC Davis on select dates in late November and December.

Farmer becomes a regent of the American College of Surgeons

November 14, 2019

Diana Farmer has been elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The 24-member board formulates policy and directs the affairs of the ACS.

Military partnerships help advance health for all

November 8, 2019

A training partnership between UC Davis Medical Center and the U.S. Air Force, which began in 1995, has blossomed into a variety of integrated medical residency programs with the military that helps physicians stay prepared for deployment while they provide high-quality patient care here stateside in Sacramento.

October 2019

Sacramento Republic FC's Cleats for Causes highlights father-daughter UC Davis Health patients

October 4, 2019

Can cleats tell a story? Sacramento Republic FC today launched its latest pair of one-of-a-kind cleats that will be up for auction, which tells the unique patient story of UC Davis neurosurgery patients Kevin Arredondo and his 11-year-old daughter Gianna, along with Sacramento Republic FC midfielder and childhood cancer survivor Ray Saari.

UC Davis Children's Hospital re-verified as Level I Children's Surgery Center by American College of Surgeons

October 3, 2019

UC Davis Children’s Hospital has been re-verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The designation from the ACS Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program focuses on the nation’s first and only multi-specialty standards of surgical care for pediatric patients. UC Davis Children's Hospital was the first hospital on the West Coast to earn this distinction.

August 2019

Surgeon helps patient survive pancreatic cancer

August 22, 2019

The power of positivity has kept Arthur “Chip” Hollister on a road to recovery — first for prostate cancer and then for pancreatic cancer.

Ceremony honors organ donors and their families

August 9, 2019

243 names were read aloud last night at a special ceremony honoring UC Davis Health patients who became organ donors in the past three years.

Meth use linked to same health outcomes but different discharge conditions for burn patients

August 1, 2019

UC Davis Health study reveals that methamphetamine use is not linked with worse health outcomes among burn patients but associated with significantly worse discharge realities.

July 2019

Less-invasive procedures as good as open surgery in restoring leg blood flow, avoiding amputation

July 30, 2019

Surviving with their legs intact is just as likely for patients having a less-invasive procedure to open clogged leg arteries as for patients having an invasive surgery. 

7 things you need to know about the Allergan breast implant recall

July 26, 2019

UC Davis plastic surgeon Granger Wong answers questions about what patients should know about these textured breast implants.

June 2019

UC Davis Children's Hospital ranked among nation's best by U.S. News & World Report

June 18, 2019

UC Davis Children's Hospital is nationally ranked among the nation’s 50 best in neonatology, nephrology, diabetes/endocrinology, orthopaedics and urology.

May 2019

Cancer Center receives $3 million national clinical trials grant

May 24, 2019

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has been awarded the National Clinical Trials Network - Lead Academic Participating Sites (LAPS) UG1 grant – the only center in California to do so.

Bold named physician-in-chief of UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

May 14, 2019

Richard Bold, M.D., chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology, has been named Physician-in-Chief of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Young artists promote organ and tissue donation

May 10, 2019

The UC Davis Transplant Center and Sierra Donor Services visual arts contest gives high schoolers the chance to express their creativity, win prize money and engage their communities in the Donate Life message. Winners for 2019 were announced this week.