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Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Community    Transplant Surgery    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Program Works to Close Racial Gaps in Kidney Transplantation

Kidney disease is sometimes called the “silent disease” because it can be symptomless in its early stages. An estimated 90% of Americans who have chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not even know they have it until it is advanced.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date March 30, 2023
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Community    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Caring for Patients on the Business Side

For Stephanie Farmer, MHA, an "a-ha!" moment in her career happened as an undergraduate working in the University of Colorado Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In that role, she began to see how the business and administration aspect of health care can play a significant part in patient care, and how she could have a role in that care.

In honor of Women's History Month, Leah Lleras, MS, director of finance for the Department of Surgery, interviews Farmer, vice chair of administration for the Department of Surgery and the CU Cancer Center, about the path her career has taken since that a-ha moment.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date March 17, 2023
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Community    Faculty    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Sharing a Surgical Legacy 

In honor of Women’s History Month, Whitney Herter, PA-C, BS, a senior instructor in surgical oncology at the University of Colorado Department of Surgery,  talked with Elisa Birnbaum, MD, professor of GI, trauma, and endocrine surgery, about her illustrious career.  

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 10, 2023
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Community    GITES    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Thriving in the Complexity and Immediacy of Trauma Surgery

When Lauren Steward, MD, was 5, her parents presented her with three career options: doctor, lawyer, or engineer.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date February 23, 2023
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Community    Cardiothoracic Surgery    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Christian Scott Using His Sports Training as Administrative Director for the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery 

Christian Scott’s dream of working in the sports industry never materialized, but as administrative director for the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the University of Colorado School of Medicine, he still gets to work with an all-star team dedicated to being the best in its field. 

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date February 01, 2023
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Department of Surgery In the News


Montana Baby Receives Rare Life-Saving Heart Surgery at Children’s Hospital Colorado

news outletKDVR
Publish DateAugust 20, 2023

A Montana family is no longer planning a funeral after their baby was saved by rare life-saving surgery that was performed at Children's Hospital Colorado last year.

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Denver Gazette

Successful Robot-Performed Liver Donor Transplant Performed at Aurora Uchealth

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateAugust 16, 2023

Surgeons at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital's transplant center in Aurora performed what is believed to be the first robotic liver transplant surgery on a living donor in the Rocky Mountain region, officials announced in a news release.

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Parker Woman First in Colorado To Receive Robotic Liver Transplant Surgery

news outletKDVR
Publish DateAugust 15, 2023

PARKER, Colo. (KDVR) — Surgeons at the UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital have made a medical breakthrough, successfully completing a robotic living donor liver transplant for the first time in state history, according to UCHealth. 

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What to Know About Small Bowel Obstruction, a Rare Complication of Bariatric Surgery

news outletHealth
Publish DateJuly 20, 2023

The unexpected death of Lisa Marie Presley last January has been linked to a complication of years-old bariatric, or weight loss, surgery, according to an autopsy report.

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