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UCSF Mourns Loss of Legendary Master Surgeon Maurice Galante

February 28, 2013 A memorial service will be held March 8 to honor the life of Maurice Galante, MD, professor emeritus and a renowned surgeon at UCSF, who passed away at his home on Feb. 5, 2013. He was 93.

Complex Spinal Surgeries with Two Attending Physicians, Instead of One, Benefit Patients

January 18, 2013 Two heads are better than one, as the saying goes – and a new study by a duo at UCSF demonstrates how having two attending surgeons in the operating room during spinal surgeries can benefit patients in multiple ways.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Honor UCSF's Michael Harrison

November 02, 2012 Michael Harrison, MD, founder and director emeritus of the Fetal Treatment Center at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and director of the UCSF Pediatric Device Consortium, was recognized recently with the Ronald McDonald House Charities Medical Award of Excellence.

In Memoriam: John Corrin Hutchinson, MD

January 26, 2012 John Corrin Hutchinson, MD, or “Hutch” to many, professor emeritus and Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, passed away peacefully on Jan. 14, 2012. He was 84.

Innovative Spinal Stapling Leads to Astonishing Outcome for Little Girl

August 31, 2011 Four-year-old Grace Rego is getting ready to start pre-kindergarten with a straightened spine thanks to two great parents and UCSF’s Mohammad Diab, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon who performed an innovative spinal stapling procedure at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

Media Advisory: NFL Stars to Present $2.5 Million Check for Brain Tumor Research

June 24, 2011 Former NFL player Harris Barton will present a $2.5 million check on behalf of Champion Charities to Dr. Michael Prados of the University of California, San Francisco’s Brain Tumor Research Center, to support its mission to eradicate brain disease.

UCSF Joins Caltech in Creative Problem Solving to Advance Health Care

May 23, 2011 Experts at UCSF and Caltech are pushing the boundaries of creative problem solving to address important clinical problems with the hope that the talent pool at both institutions, combined with an entrepreneurial spirit, will advance health care innovation.

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Showcases New Cutting-Edge Facility

March 16, 2011 More than 100 faculty members, students and staff celebrated the UCSF Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science’s new home on the Mission Bay campus on Wednesday as part of an open house to highlight the innovative services available in the cutting-edge facility.

Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida More Effective Than Operating After Birth

February 09, 2011 Babies who undergo fetal surgery — pioneered at UCSF 30 years ago — to repair spina bifida while still in the womb develop better than babies who have corrective surgery after birth, according to findings from a UCSF-led trial.

UCSF Surgeon Reflects on Performing World's First Fetal Surgery 30 Years Ago

February 09, 2011 Surgeon Michael Harrison, often called the "Father of Fetal Surgery," reflects on the prenatal procedure he pioneered at UCSF in 1981 and how the specialty has evolved over three decades.

Cutting-Edge Interventional MRI System Transforms Brain Surgery for Parkinson's Patients

February 03, 2011 UCSF neurosurgeons and an MRI physicist have pioneered a faster, more accurate and less invasive surgical technique for treating patients with movement disorders, potentially changing the future of neurosurgery.

Mother's Stem Cells Likely Key to Treating Genetic Disease Before Birth

January 18, 2011 UCSF researchers have tackled a decade-long scientific conundrum, and their discovery is expected to lead to significant advances in using stem cells to treat genetic diseases before birth.

Studies Find Inequalities in Trauma Care Are Widespread

January 17, 2011 African Americans, the foreign-born, and the near-poor are more likely to encounter barriers to being treated at a trauma center, according to new research reports by UCSF emergency medicine physician and researcher Renee Hsia, and her colleagues.

UCSF to Celebrate Grand Opening of Teaching and Learning Center

January 10, 2011 UCSF will celebrate the opening of a new Teaching and Learning Center at the Parnassus from January 18 to 21.

Transplant Service Chief Talks Living Donor Liver Transplants

January 07, 2011 John Roberts, chief of the UCSF Transplant Service, talks about the risks and benefits of living donor liver transplants in a recent interview.

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