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Latest NewsUHealth Welcomes Internationally Renowned Cardiac Surgeon Joseph Lamelas, M.D.

Joseph Lamelas, M.D.

Joseph Lamelas, M.D., an internationally recognized expert cardiac surgeon who helped pioneer minimally invasive approaches to cardiac surgery, has joined UHealth the University of Miami Health System as chief of cardiothoracic surgery and professor of surgery in the Miller School of Medicine. He will begin his new role on January 21. Dr. Lamelas has performed more than 16,000 cardiac surgeries throughout his 28-year career, 7,000 of which have employed a minimally invasive approach.

Dr. Lamelas is internationally recognized for his outstanding skills, outcomes, and innovation in cardiac surgery. His arrival at the University of Miami strengthens our luminary program in cardiovascular disease, said Edward Abraham, M.D., executive vice president for health affairs and CEO of the University of Miami Health System. Having Dr. Lamelas as our chief of cardiothoracic surgery solidifies UHealth as the preeminent center for cardiovascular disease in South Florida, and one of the truly elite institutions in the country.

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Stem cells (so-called master cells) are unique and important in the body because they can do almost anything, and scientists have only begun to discover their potential. Thats why researchers use of them has created controversy, attracting the attention of scientists, policymakers, and bioethicists across the globe. Stem cells can transform into any of the bodys more than 200 cell types.

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Sabrina Taldone, M.D., MBA, a chief resident in the Division of Internal Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Having earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Miami, Dr. Taldone saw the need for a health care administration elective and decided to do something about it.

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With hammers smashing through a fake brick wall, the opening of a first-of-its-kind center designed to bring an end to blinding eye disease moved a significant step closer to reality. A ceremonial wall-breaking was held Dec. 14 at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Palm Beach Gardens to signal the beginning of construction of the Lois Pope Center for Retinal and Macular Degeneration Research.

Employing advanced technology, innovative thinking, and some adaptive strategies, researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have discovered a way to identify combinations of available medications that could optimally treat people diagnosed with glioblastoma, the most common and deadliest form of primary adult brain cancer.

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In Dr. Jonathan Schatzs laboratory at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, researchers have pioneered a new use for CRISPR, the genomic editing tool at the center of much media attention.

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