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CU Department of Surgery Named Pancreatitis Center of Excellence

The University of Colorado Department of Surgery has been named a Pancreatitis Center of Excellence by the National Pancreas Foundation, providing potential new treatment options — including surgical options —  for people with chronic inflammation of the pancreas.

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 17, 2024
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University of Colorado Burn Center Re-Verified by the American Burn Association 

The University of Colorado Burn and Frostbite Center has again been verified by the American Burn Association (ABA) in a process that occurs every three years. According to the ABA, verification is “an indicator to government, third-party payers, patients, families, and accreditation organizations that the center provides high-quality patient care to burn patients from the time of injury through rehabilitation.”

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 26, 2024
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New Hire Brings Thrombotic Complications Research to CU Department of Surgery

The research portfolio at the University of Colorado Department of Surgery has expanded with the recent arrival of Jessica C. Cardenas, PhD, a researcher who is studying mechanisms of and therapeutics to prevent thrombotic and inflammatory complications — such as blood clots — in patients with traumatic injuries and acute critical illness.

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date February 01, 2024
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Catherine Velopulos Named AVC of Health Equity and Health Services Research for CU Department of Surgery 

The University of Colorado Department of Surgery is putting a greater focus on health equity with the appointment of Catherine Velopulos, MD, to the new role of associate vice chair of health equity and health services research. 

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date January 22, 2024
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Department of Surgery Names Mitchell Cohen, MD, Associate Vice Chair of Basic and Translational Research

Mitchell Cohen, MD, has been named associate vice chair of basic and translational research in the University of Colorado Department of Surgery.   

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date August 09, 2023
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Kovacs Named Vice Chair of Research for CU Department of Surgery 

Elizabeth J. Kovacs, PhD, professor of GI, trauma, and endocrine surgery, has been named vice chair of research in the CU Department of Surgery.  

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 07, 2023
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Fluid Dynamics

The U.S. Department of Defense is funding a study by Arek Wiktor, MD, associate professor of GI, trauma, and endocrine surgery and interim medical director of the UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center – Anschutz Medical Campus, to aid in treatment of military and civilian burn patients.

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date October 19, 2021
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Department of Surgery In the News

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Children’s Hospital Colorado’s New Spanish-Speaking Pediatric Surgery Clinic Is Breaking down Barriers

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateApril 13, 2024

Jose Diaz-Miron, MD, assistant professor of pediatric surgery has made it his mission to make healthcare more approachable for families in Colorado by launching a Spanish-speaking pediatric surgery clinic. It's the first of its kind in Colorado.

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New Technologies, Approaches Help Surgeons Maximize the Use of Transplant Organs

news outletAmerican College of Surgeons
Publish DateApril 10, 2024

“Being more aggressive with donor offers and looking at marginal donors can help get people organs more quickly and reduce death on the waitlist,” said Jordan Hoffman, MD, FACS, associate professor of surgery and surgical director of heart and lung transplantation at the University of Colorado.

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Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Recommended for Men Over Age 65, Especially for Men Who Have Smoked

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateFebruary 28, 2024
A one-time ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm for men over 65 has been shown to reduce the risk of rupture by about half.
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Colorado School of Mines Student Returns To Wrestling Team After Car Accident Forced Devastating Leg Amputation

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateFebruary 22, 2024

“Wrestling is a difficult sport. It’s both a team and a one-on-one sport that requires endurance, strength, and mental toughness,” said Matthew Lorio, MD, professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery.

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