News : 2019

Jeffrey Goldberger, M.D., MBA, observes as patient Marvin Pickholz checks his pulse.

UHealth’s Center for Atrial Fibrillation Delivers Advanced Care and Innovative Research

For patients with dangerous irregular heartbeats, the Center for Atrial Fibrillation at UHealth — the University of Miami Health System and the Miller School of Medicine offers leading-edge personalized care.

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Third-year M.D./MPH student Nicole Lin, who won second place for her project.

Poster Symposium Highlights Work of Medical Students and Residents

The work of several University of Miami Miller School of Medicine students and residents was highlighted at the Palm Beach County Medical Society’s James J. Byrnes Future of Medicine Poster Symposium, held February 7 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach.

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Joseph Lamelas, M.D., UHealth’s new chief of cardiothoracic surgery, spoke about minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.

Leading Researchers Outline Advances in Treating Heart Disease at Miami Valves 2019

New biomedical devices and advances in cardiac procedures are improving outcomes for patients with heart disease, according to leading researchers and clinicians at Miami Valves 2019, an annual international conference hosted by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine January 30 to February 2 at the InterContinental Hotel.

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From left: Hilit F. Mechaber, M.D., Stefanie Brown, M.D., and Rose van Zuilen, Ph.D.

Women in Academic Medicine Event Celebrates Accomplishments

They knew they were nominated, but none knew for sure who would win. Before a standing-room-only crowd, six women faculty members from specialties across the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine received recognition at the Women in Academic Medicine (WIAM) event on January 31. They stood one by one to receive awards for career achievement, mentorship, leadership or their role as trailblazers.

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From left, Stephen V. Avallone, M.D., with Cristina I. Pravia, M.D.

UHealth’s Executive Health and Concierge Medicine Team Offers Personalized Approach to Care

As an 18-year-old heading off to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Stephen V. Avallone had to put his plans for a medical career aside because the institution didn’t offer a pre-med track. Instead, he chose civil engineering, a profession in which he later earned a graduate degree and worked for more than a decade.

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Joseph Lamelas, M.D.

UHealth Welcomes Internationally Renowned Cardiac Surgeon Joseph Lamelas, M.D.

Joseph Lamelas, M.D., an internationally recognized expert cardiac surgeon who helped pioneer minimally invasive approaches to cardiac surgery, has joined UHealth – the University of Miami Health System as chief of cardiothoracic surgery and professor of surgery in the Miller School of Medicine. He will begin his new role on January 21. Dr. Lamelas has performed more than 16,000 cardiac surgeries throughout his 28-year career.

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