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Steven M. Altschuler, M.D.

Dr. Steven M. Altschuler Named UM Senior Vice President of Health Affairs and CEO of UHealth

December 08, 2015

Steven M. Altschuler, M.D., a renowned physician and health care administrator who served as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and The Children’s Hospital Foundation for the past 15 years, has been named senior vice president of health affairs at the University of Miami and chief executive officer of UHealth-University of Miami Health System.

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From left, Carlos Alfonso, M.D., Diana and Noel Zuniga, and Robert C. Hendel, M.D.

Novel Stem Cell Therapy Changes Life for Federal Agent Saved by UHealth Cardiologists

October 06, 2015

Surrounded by reporters and TV cameras, and wearing exercise clothing, UHealth patient Noel Zuniga ran hard on a treadmill at University of Miami Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Center. His workout during a press briefing on October 2 was a way of demonstrating how UHealth doctors changed his life for the better in the past year through a novel stem cell procedure that has healed much of the damage to his heart.

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Brian M. Slomovitz, M.D.

Combination Drug Therapy Shows Promise for Recurrent Endometrial Cancer

January 30, 2015

Researchers seeking to improve treatment outcomes for women with recurrent endometrial cancer – the most commonly diagnosed gynecologic malignancy in the U.S., killing more than 8,000 women each year – have reported positive results through targeted therapy that uses a combination of the drugs everolimus and letrozole. Their findings have been reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Abdulla Damluji, M.D.

Researchers Find Association between Inflammatory States and Early Development of Atherosclerosis

January 27, 2015

A multidisciplinary group of Miller School of Medicine researchers has identified an important association between baseline inflammatory states in asymptomatic patients and early development of coronary artery disease. The results have been published in the Online First edition of Heart: British Medical Journal as “Association between Anti-Human Shock Protein-60 and Interleukin-2 (IL-2) with Coronary Artery Calcium Score.”

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