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Orthopedic surgeon Stephen Albanese, MD, discusses trends in the field of orthopedic surgery as he reflects on his year as president of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Albanese is professor and chair of orthopedic surgery at Upstate Medical University.
Kidney transplant surgeon Vaughn Whittaker, MD, talks about new breakthroughs that have increased the options for patients awaiting kidney transplants, including blood type compatibility and kidney exchanges. Whittaker is assistant professor of surgery, specializing in hepatobiliary, pancreatic and transplant surgery at Upstate Medical University. Upstate University Transplant Services
Nephrologist Sriram Narsipur, MD helps us understand chronic kidney disease – its prevalence, how it’s detected, and treatment options. Narsipur is chief of Nephrology and medical director of Transplant Services at Upstate Medical University.
Vascular surgeon Palma Shaw, MD helps us understand a potentially life-threatening condition called deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, which is caused by a blood clot in a deep vein. Shaw is an associate professor of surgery and a member of the Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services at Upstate Medical University.
Trauma surgeon Fahd Ali, MD, talks about motorcycle safety – beyond the wearing of helmets. Ali says that some of the worst injuries trauma surgeons deal with are the result of motorcycle accidents. Ali is assistant professor of surgery and anesthesiology in the division of Trauma & Critical Care Surgery at Upstate Medical University. Read more about motorcycle safety: safety.ny.gov, and NYS Motorcycle safety program
Traian Anghel, MD is joined by Amy Tetrault, RN, to talk about a new subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillator offered at Upstate, that will help regulate abnormal heart rhythms. Anghel is assistant professor of Medicine at Upstate, and founding partner at the Heart Group of Syracuse, and Tetrault is the associate director, Upstate Heart and Vascular Center.
Upstate otolaryngologists Richard Kelley, MD and Sam Woods, MD, talk about their recent trip to Mekelle, Ethiopia as part of a medical team to train Ethiopian ENT doctors how to safely perform ear, nose and throat surgeries. Ethiopia has a population of 85 million people, but only 20 ENT doctors, so supplies and training from the international community is essential. Learn more: Hearing loss prevention in Ethiopia.
Registered nurse Lavell Jones, RN, pre-transplant coordinator in Upstate University Transplant Services, explains what happens when someone is referred to Upstate for an evaluation to see if they can be placed on the kidney transplant wait list. Read more about kidney donation: The Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network. For more information about the Upstate transplant program, call 464-5413.
Upstate orthopedic surgeon William Lavelle, MD, explains how shoulder pain and neck pain may be related, how to tell the difference, and when to seek treatment – both surgical and non-surgical. Lavelle is an assistant professor of adult and pediatric spine and scoliosis surgery at Upstate Medical University. Learn more about the Upstate Bone and Joint Center, the most comprehensive orthopedic center in Central New York.
Registered nurse Ellen Havens talks about kidney transplant and the different types of donors–living related, living unrelated, and cadaveric (from someone who has died). Haven is a certified clinical transplant coordinator in Upstate’s Kidney Transplant Services. For more information, call 315 464-5413. Read more at Transplant Living.org
Birendra P. Sah, MD talks about a new procedure that uses global positioning system (GPS) to target lesions called electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy (ENB). Sah is assistant professor of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care division at Upstate Medical University.