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Saving baby Dominic

Milwaukee, July 26, 2017 – Johnny C. Hong, MD, Mark B. Adams Chair in Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was featured in an M Magazine article, "Saving Baby Dominic: “How a world-premiere surgery kept a Wisconsin newborn alive," published online this week.

The article tells the story of the lifesaving liver operation Dr. Hong performed on months-old Dominic Gibson from Trevor, Wisconsin. It was an innovative technique that had never been done on a patient so young, but Dr. Hong was confident the procedure would work. The story quotes Dr. Hong crediting the environment at MCW for making it possible to try this procedure: "It's our obligation to push the envelope and advocate for the patient," Hong said. “Rather than waiting for someone else to innovate and then follow them, we are on the leading edge."

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