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Phase 2 of a clinical trial studying the efficacy of the long-term naltrexone implant to curb opioid addiction and overdose will soon open for enrollment at Columbia. We spoke with Dr. Christine Rohde about the impact of this important new treatment.
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If you asked, he would tell you it was the luck of the Irish. On March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day), Gary Quinlan, 61, of Pound Ridge, NY, successfully underwent the first lung transplant and triple coronary bypass at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia after several weeks battling COVID-19 infection.
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Dr. Kiran and Dr. Shen welcome Dr. Church to the Columbia team
What's New in the Department of Surgery

Leading Colorectal Cancer Expert Joins Colorectal Faculty

James Church, MD, a pioneer in hereditary colon cancer care, brings decades of experience to Columbia’s team.
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We interviewed Tomoaki Kato, MD, about what's new in liver treatment, and there have been big changes. Dr. Kato discusses everything from the rise in liver cancer to the cure for hepatitis C to advancements in surgery. There's a lot to be excited about and much to know.
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Dr. Rohde makes history as the first Asian female plastic surgery chief in the United States.
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Dr. Craig Smith breaks with the conventional wisdom on tying surgical knots. Here, Dr. Smith takes us through the anatomy of a knot to show us a better, more effective way to tie them—like a heart surgeon.
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An interview with John Chabot, MD, Chief of the Division of GI/Endocrine Surgery, Executive Director of the Pancreas Center.
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Blog & Newsletter

What We’re Reading: 04/09/21

A few highlights from around the web that made it into our feeds this week.
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Courtesy of New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Vaccination volunteers working at the Armory come from near and far—wildland firefighters and EMTs from the West Coast to Columbia physicians, nurses, and hospital administrators. But we all share something special, awe and reverence for this critical work and connection to the community we serve.
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