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It’s been another year of many challenges, but not one without triumphs. As 2021 comes to a close, we’re reminded of some incredible moments, exciting discoveries, and amazing people who led the way. Here are a few of them.
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Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. Craig Smith, Chair of the Department of Surgery, sends updates to faculty and staff about pandemic response and priorities. Stay up to date with us.
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Dr. Kato celebrates finishing his eighth New York City Marathon.
After nearly dying from COVID-19 last year, Dr. Kato reflects on recovery and completing his eighth New York City Marathon.
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This discussion with Columbia’s Dr. Ethel Siris explains some of the most important aspects of life-long bone health, including ways of preventing osteoporosis starting at any age and when and how to seek treatment for fragile bones. Plus, common sense—yet often-overlooked—tips on avoiding fractures.
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An interview with Yuri Novitsky, MD, Director of the Columbia Hernia Center, and Dina Podolsky, MD, hernia surgeon.
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Losing weight isn't as easy as reversing the lifestyle changes that made you gain it; genetics and socioeconomic context play a huge role. Weight loss surgery is not only medically-proven, it's life-saving, but none of this is straightforward.
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The nine-hour procedure involved more than 30 surgeons and specialists, including anesthesiologists, hepatologists, nurses, and technicians, from NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Photo courtesy of NYP.
Alusine and Isatu Jalloh traveled 4,300 miles from home to give their girls the chance for a better life. 9 days before Covid hit NYC, our team of surgeons successfully separated the conjoined twins. This is their remarkable story.
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Dr. Michael Kluger, pancreatic surgeon and the medical director of the inpatient surgical oncology unit, answers questions on all things pancreas and pancreatic cancer.
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Noah Landguth cutting down burnt-out trees to mitigate safety hazards.
We caught up with Joe Lorenz and Noah Landguth, wildland firefighters and Covid-19 vaccination volunteers at Columbia, to learn more about their time in NYC, the record-breaking 2021 fire season, and what’s next for them both.
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