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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Dr. Kato to Receive 2014 Nobility in Science Award

Dr. Tomoaki Kato is awarded the 2014 Nobility in Science Award by the Sarcoma Foundation of America.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Cleft & Craniofacial Center Earns National Approval

The Cleft & Craniofacial Center of Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian/ Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital has been approved through 2020 as a Cleft Palate Team and Craniofacial Team by the Commission on Approval of Teams according to the Standards for Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Teams. This designation indicates that the team meets the high standards of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) and Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF). Although the center has already been accredited since 1993, the new system of approval (as of 2014) entails a far more demanding set of requirements than before.
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Researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center are conducting a clinical trial to test whether an exercise and diet weight loss program can help overweight colon or rectal cancer survivors reach a healthy body weigh. The National Cancer Institute-funded research study offers nutrition counseling and free membership to a weight loss facility to help women who have had colon or rectal cancer reach a healthy body weight in one year.
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Frank Gress, MD, holding the CLE probe.
CLE allows early detection of cancer at the cellular level.
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Innovative approaches limit the radiation-related risk for developing heart disease.
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Blog & Newsletter

What is Medical Simulation?

The following is part one of our series explaining medical simulation and the latest simulation initiatives at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Spotlight on Graduating Chief Resident Dr. Beth Hochman

Beth Hochman, MD is a recently graduated member of the 2013 class at Columbia University Medical Campus’s Surgical Residency Program. Dr. Hochman is currently pursuing a fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care at the University of Pennsylvania. We caught up with Dr. Hochman to learn more about her time at Columbia.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Spotlight on Graduating Chief Resident Dr. Simon Lavotshkin

Recently, we completed a series of interviews speaking with our graduates in the general surgery residency program to find out what their experience was like and what their plans were for the future. Here is the story of Simon Lavotshkin, MD and his advice for young residents.
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