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MCW Transplant News

Solid Organ Transplantation Program Featured

Mar 26 - BizTimes published an in-depth feature on the Solid Organ Transplantation Joint Program under the leadership of Dr. Johnny Hong. BizTimes

Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grant

Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA

Second Part of Series on Heart Transplant Patient’s Saga

Feb 25 - In the second of a two-part series, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel follows patient Kathleen Shores from her diagnosis of heart failure, placement on an artificial heart machine, and heart transplant procedure. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Need for Kidney Donors

Feb 18 - WISN-TV aired a story about the need for kidney donors in Wisconsin. The story featured Christopher Johnson, MD. WISN-TV

Dr. Hong Discusses Joint Solid Organ Transplant Program

Feb 18 - Dr. Johnny Hong discussed the joint MCW-Froedtert-Children’s Solid Organ Transplant Program on WTMJ-AM. 620 WTMJ-AM

Change of Heart

Feb 17 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel followed a Froedtert & the Medical College patient with heart failure as she was first put on a total artificial heart, then a portable device, and then, months later, a heart transplant. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Father Donates Portion of Liver to Save His Infant Son’s Life

Feb 6 - A front-page article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on a father who donated a portion of his liver to save his infant son’s life. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Donating liver to save son “the best thing I ever did in my life”

Jan 31 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiled a Milwaukee man who donated part of his liver to save his 19-month old son who was in liver failure. Johnny Hong, MD, was the surgeon on the case and was interviewed for the story. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Hong Reports on Pediatric Liver Transplant Outcomes

Dec 6 - In a study published online in JAMA Surgery, Dr. Johnny Hong reports that liver transplant outcomes in children are similar whether organ donation follows circulatory or brain death. News Daily

Patient changed his life to save his heart

Nov 12 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel interviewed a man who received a ventricular assist device, or VAD, to pump blood through his body while he awaits a heart transplant. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin earn national recognition for organ donation

Oct. 14 - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin received gold level recognition from the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services (HHS) for its outreach for organ donation and registration efforts. To be awarded gold level recognition, hospitals must achieve a score of 500 or more in multiple categories relating to organ donation awareness, outreach and education. Froedtert & the Medical College received a score of 1,125.

New diagnostics to detect lung injury

Aug 29 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four year, $1.07 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to evaluate new non-invasive methods to detect lung injury.

Dr. Hong Discusses Expansion of Transplant Program

Aug 2 - Dr. Johnny Hong discusses plans to expand the joint organ transplant program for MCW, Froedtert, Children’s and the BloodCenter in the Milwaukee Business Journal. Milwaukee Business Journal

Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion Repairs Donated Lungs for Transplantation

July 26 - Dr. Robert Love describes the importance to transplant surgery of ex vivo lung perfusion in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel front-page article. Dr. Love recently received an ex vivo perfusion system for research use. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Billboard seeking kidney launches chain of giving

A chain of kidney transplants from live donors helped save multiple lives across the nation. Dr. Johnny Hong, Dr. Chris Johnson and Dr. Allan Roza, all transplant surgeons at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, coordinated the transplant surgeries in the “chain of giving.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Cronin Disagrees with Decision to Transplant Adult Donor Organ into Child Recipient

June 10 - Dr. David Cronin provided expert opinion on ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America” regarding changes in organ transplant policy that allowed a 12-year-old child to receive an adult lung. ABC-TV

Froedtert & The Medical College participate in second largest kidney chain in the world

Jun 11 - Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin are one of 19 transplant centers in the country involved in the world’s second largest kidney chain in history. On June 6, 2013, the National Kidney Registry announced the successful completion of Chain 221, which involved 56 participants (28 donors and 28 recipients.) A Racine man was the sickest of the 28 transplant patients in the chain.

Local Men Participate in Second Largest Kidney Transplant Chain in History

June 10 - Christopher Johnson, MD, participated in a five-week, 56-member kidney chain that included patients at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin. WITI-TV

Racine Man Receives Kidney in World’s Second Largest Kidney Transplant Chain

June 3 - A Racine man received a new kidney at Froedtert as part of the world’s second largest kidney donation chain involving 56 participants, 28 kidneys and 19 transplant centers nationwide. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel & Fox 6 Now

Congratulations to the Class of 2012

The 99th annual commencement took place on May 18 at the Milwaukee Theatre, at which the Medical College of Wisconsin and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 202 MD, 38 PhD, 27 MS, 4 MA, and 18 Master of Public Health degrees, as well as bestowed numerous honors.

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