​Department of Surgery News

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UPMC News Releases


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Feb. 23, 2016​​


Pitt/UPMC Surgeon-Researcher Awarded Highest Honor by American Surgical Association
May 5, 2015

Rebooting Cell Programming Can Reverse Liver Failure, Says Children’s Hospital/Pitt Study
March 16, 2015

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Could Protect Liver from Sepsis-Induced Damage, Says Pitt Team
January 29, 2015

UPMC Approved to Perform Kidney Transplants at UPMC Hamot, Decision Marks First Time UPMC Will Perform Transplants Outside of Pittsburgh
January 22, 2015

New Machine-Perfusion Organ Preservation System Keeps Livers Healthier for Transplant
January 22, 2015


Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC First in Region Offering Two Cutting-Edge Surgical Techniques to Treat Lymphedema
October 24, 2014

Surgical, Other Advances Made at UPMC Improve Graft Survival of Intestinal, Multi-Visceral Transplant Patients
July 30, 2014

UPMC-Developed Test Increases Odds of Correct Surgery for Thyroid Cancer Patients
July 24, 2014

Pitt Trauma Experts Aim to Reduce Deaths by Providing Blood-Clotting Agent on Medical Helicopters
July 17, 2014

Physicians in India Access UPMC Medical Expertise through Telemedicine
February 21, 2014

Developer of Innovative Surgical Technique Leads New Center for Colorectal Issues at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
January 29, 2014

Pitt Researchers Awarded More than $1 Million by NIH to Study New Treatments for Pancreatic Cancer Patients
January 2, 2014


Certain Advanced Breast Cancer Patients May Benefit From Surgery Before Other Treatment, UPMC-Advised Study Finds
December 11, 2013

Pitt Team Aims to Change Tissue Microenvironment to Fend Off Cancerous Tumors
November 14, 2013

Weighing In: Three Years Post-Op Bariatric Surgery Patients See Big Benefits, Pitt Study Says
November 4, 2013

Women Report Better Sexual Health after Weight-Loss Surgery, Researchers Find
November 4, 2013

Next Generation Sequencing Test Developed at UPMC Improves Detection of Thyroid Cancer, Reduces Unnecessary Surgeries
September 30, 2013

Dendritic Cell Therapy Improves Kidney Transplant Survival in Preclinical Model, Pitt Experts Say
June 28, 2013

Pitt Researchers Present Latest Cancer Findings at American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting
May 31-June 4, 2013

Pitt Researchers to Present Findings at 2013 American Transplant Congress
May 22, 2013

STAT MedEvac Aims to Reduce Trauma Deaths by Providing Plasma on Helicopters
May 2, 2013

Penn’s Cooper to be Awarded Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery and Immunology
April 8, 2013

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Study Shows Increase in Liver Transplantation for Hepatoblastoma
March 4, 2013

Even Limited Physical Activity is Linked to Lower Rates of Depression in Bariatric Surgery Patients
February 14, 2013


Transplant Effective in Treating Those With Severe Crohn’s Disease, UPMC Study Shows
December 17, 2012

UPMC Surgical Oncologist Named 2012 Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy Investigator
October 12, 2012

Radioactive ‘Seeds’ Save Time, May Improve Outcomes for Breast Cancer Patients at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
September 24, 2012

Pitt-Developed Vaccine Proves Effective Against Deadly Middle East Virus
September 12, 2012

Pitt Professor Thomas E. Starzl Receives a 2012 Lasker Award, One of the World's Most Prestigious Medical Science Prizes
September 10, 2012

Pitt Plastic Surgery Announces Department Status Under the Leadership of J. Peter Rubin, M.D.
July 3, 2012

Popular Weight-loss Surgery Increases Risk of Alcohol Use Disorders, Study Finds
June 28, 2012

Bio-hybrid Device Acts as ‘Thermostat’ to Control Systemic Inflammation in Sepsis
May 14, 2012

Harvard Faculty Members to be Awarded Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery and Immunology
May 7, 2012


New UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute Will Deliver World-Class Care, Promote Cardiovascular Innovations
May 3, 2011

A UPMC First: Transplant Team Participates In Large Multi-State Kidney Chain Involving 32 Operations and 16 Transplants
March 4, 2011​

J. Peter Rubin, M.D., Named Chief of Pitt’s Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
February 15, 2011


Pancreas Experts Meet in Pittsburgh to Discuss the Future of Pancreatic Surgery
November 12, 2010

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Procedures Are Topic of UPMC ‘Alive and Well’ Presentation
November 17, 2010

UPMC Completes Third Successful Bilateral Hand Transplant
September 24, 2010

UPMC Completes Fourth Hand Transplant Procedure
September 14, 2010

University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Announce Faculty, Staff Achievements
July 23, 2010

Awards and Accolades: University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Announce Faculty, Staff Achievements
March 12, 2010

UPMC Completes Nation’s Second Bilateral Hand Transplant
February 11, 2010


Nation’s First Bilateral Hand Read the news story.Transplant Recipient Speaks About Surgery and Progress
July 16, 2009

Awards and Accolades: University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Announce Faculty, Staff Achievements
July 9, 2009

Awards and Accolades: University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Announce Faculty, Staff Achievements
April 9, 2009

Thomas E. Starzl, M.D., Ph.D., Selected for Prestigious National Award
March 18, 2009​​

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