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Photos and news from recent events created by the Department of Surgery events team in collaboration with colleagues at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.

  • Annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day
    Annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day
    November 3, 2012
    Annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day

    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, the Pancreas Center and the Muzzi Mirza Pancreatic Cancer Prevention & Genetics Program proudly hosted this year's annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day on November 3, 2012.

    Lecture topics included genetic testing, Whipple procedure & total pancreatectomy, chemotherapy, GTX & Folforinox, and endoscopic ultrasound/ERCP. New to this year's patient education program were gripping patient and family testimonials following each clinical lecture. Following these talks, participants enjoyed a health fair with refreshments and vendors who provided useful information and giveaways. This year's vendors included The Lustgarten Foundation, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, as well as our internal staff and NP's providing information on nutrition, genetics, epidemiology, pain management and more.

    Despite Hurricane Sandy, we still had a good turnout at this year's event. We are grateful to those who came to support our patients and The Pancreas Center.
    View the event slide show
    View Youtube videos

  • Department of Surgery Faculty Reception
    Department of Surgery Faculty Reception
    October 11, 2012
    Department of Surgery Faculty Reception

    On Thursday, October 11th the faculty had the Annual Department of Surgery Faculty Reception at The Riverview Terrace in the Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center. We recognized New Faculty and acknowledged our Faculty for their Honors and Awards, Appointments and Promotions, Professional Organization Inductions, Teaching and Service Abroad, Book Publications and Faculty News for the 2012 Fiscal Year.
    View the event slide show

  • Current Concepts in Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care
    Current Concepts in Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care
    December 11, 2011
    Current Concepts in Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care

    On December 11, 2011, course director Arthur J. Smerling, MD and additional faculty from NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center presented at the Current Concepts in Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care course which was held at Columbia University Hammer Health Science Center in New York, NY. This one-day educational program focused on the innovations in the care of pediatric cardiac patients and featured lectures on pediatric cardiac surgery, pediatric heart failure and transplantation, pediatric interventional cardiology, fetal cardiology and much more. Hands-on simulation and cardiac anatomy sessions were available to attendees, as well as the opportunity to hear stories first-hand from families of former hospital patients. More than 150 people attended the course including physicians, nurses, perfusionists, fellows, residents, and students.
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  • Annual Department of Surgery Faculty Reception
    Annual Department of Surgery Faculty Reception
    October 18, 2011
    Annual Department of Surgery Faculty Reception

    On Tuesday, October 18th the faculty had the Annual Department of Surgery Faculty Reception at The Riverview Lounge in the Hammer Health Sciences Center. We recognized New Faculty and acknowledged our Faculty for their Honors and Awards, Appointments and Promotions, Professional Organization Inductions, Teaching and Service Abroad, Book Publications and Faculty News for the 2011 Fiscal Year.
    View the event slide show
    View program details PDF File

  • Reception for Dr. Bacha & Dr. Argenziano
    Reception for Dr. Bacha & Dr. Argenziano
  • Community Breast Cancer Awareness Symposium
    'Bridging the Gap: Promoting Breast Cancer Prevention, Screening and Wellness' slide show
    June 4, 2011
    Bridging the Gap: Promoting Breast Cancer Prevention, Screening and Wellness

    On Saturday, June 4, 2011 Course Directors; Dr. Sheldon Feldman, Dr. Preya Ananthakrishnan and Dr. Katherine Crew hosted a community breast cancer awareness symposium entitled, Bridging the Gap: Promoting Breast Cancer Prevention, Screening and Wellness, which was held at Club 101 in Manhattan, NY. Over 200 women attended the program, many of which were breast cancer survivors. The event was organized by Columbia University Medical Center's Department of Surgery, The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Research Recruitment Minority Outreach R.R.M.O. and the Columbia University Cancer Screening Partnership.
    This FREE community patient education program focused on disparities in health care and how to bridge the gap. Topics included; Prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, healing, sexual health, nutrition, fertility issues, relieving stress, and integrative approaches to care. In addition to lectures the group participated in smaller break-out sessions conducive to interaction and group activity. They enjoyed exercises in Meditation, Reiki and participated in a Q&A session. We also invited several community based organizations to share information about their support services and programs offered in our vendor area.
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  • CATCH-UP 2011: Heart Failure, Devices, and Interventions
    May 5, 2011
    CATCH-UP 2011: Heart Failure, Devices, and Interventions

    On May 5, 2011, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center presented CATCH-UP 2011: Heart Failure, Devices, and Interventions in New York. This CME course was intended for cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, internists, and other medical professionals involved in the care of patients with heart failure. Sessions covered the latest clinical trials in heart failure, device therapy for cardiogenic shock, destination therapy for LVADs, updates on current investigational therapies, and more.
    Over 240 participants attended the conference. They were particularly delighted at the opportunity to hear Robert Jarvik, MD, inventor of the artificial heart, speak on the evolution of cardiac devices. Other presenters included directors and faculty at the Division of Cardiology, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, the Center for Advanced Cardiac Care, Endovascular Services, the Cardiac Transplant Program, and others at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia.
    For information about CMEs at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, please visit: www.ColumbiaSurgeryCME.org

  • Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk
    'Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk' slide show
    April 3, 2011
    Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk

    The first Manhattan Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, held April 3, 2011, was a resounding success! On a sunny, windy day, over 2,000 walkers arrived at Riverside Park to raise money for pancreatic cancer research and to walk/run in honor of their loved ones. Our own Dr. John Chabot joined Senator Charles Schumer and actor Michael Ealy in addressing the participants about the importance of pancreatic cancer research. To date Lustgarten has raised $365,000!! Donations can still be made online here. The website will be up for a least 2 more months...let's help Lustgarten reach their goal of $400,000! Proceeds from this walk will benefit the Lustgarten Foundation, where 100% of every dollar goes to pancreatic cancer research.
    View the event slide show.

  • Annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day
    'Annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day' slide show
    November 13, 2010
    Annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day

    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, The Pancreas Center and The Muzzi Mirza Pancreatic Cancer Prevention & Genetics program proudly hosted this year's Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day on November 13, 2010. This patient education program addressed the latest information with regard to screening and early detection, and provided a forum for patients and their families to learn about treatment options as well as available sources of support. Topics included; Genetics and prevention, surgical options, novel diagnostic imaging, current and future therapy breakthroughs, psychosocial care, nutrition, and more.
    View the event slide show.
    View PDFs of the presentations.

  • Annual Department of Surgery Faculty Reception
    Annual Department of Surgery Faculty Reception
  • Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day for Women of Color: Breast Cancer 101
    'Annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day' slide show
    September 25, 2010
    Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day for Women of Color: Breast Cancer 101

    This year's program was held on September 25, 2010 and provided a comprehensive overview of breast cancer. Topics and format included: the latest research, surgical options and approaches in the treatment of breast cancer, clinical trials, support groups, holistic health, alternative therapies, survivor testimonials, Q&A sessions and more. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women of color and educator's helped raise community awareness by participating in this valuable program.
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  • Renal 3000 Celebrating 3000 Kidney Transplants
    'Renal 3000: Celebrating 3000 Kidney Transplants' slide show
    April 21, 2010
    Renal 3000: Celebrating 3000 Kidney Transplants

    On Wednesday April 21st, over 600 people attended the Circle for Life: Renal 3000 program to celebrate the three thousandth kidney transplant to be performed at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center (NYPH/CUMC). The first kidney transplant at the center was performed in 1969. The three thousandth was performed on April 6, 2010.
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  • April 8, 2010
    Catch-Up Cardiovascular Device Program

    Dedicated to advances in percutaneous and surgically applied cardiovascular device technology, the Catch-Up accredited CME program took place from 1:30-7:30 pm on April 8, 2010 at the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center. There was an excellent turn-out and positive feedback for this afternoon meeting, which drew 156 interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, and other medical professionals involved in the evaluation, diagnosis and/or management of patients with heart failure and valvular disease. Of the attendees, 68 came from within NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. The remaining 88 came from from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Italy and Japan. Program Directors were Drs. Ulrich P. Jorde and Yoshifumi Naka.

  • Holiday Party 2009 Slideshow
    Holiday Party 2009 Slideshow
    December 14, 2009
    Holiday Party
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  • Novartis Renal Transplant Preceptorship
    'Novartis Renal Transplant Preceptorship' slide show
    November 19-20, 2009
    Novartis Renal Transplant Preceptorship

    On November 19 & 20, 2009 the Columbia University, Department of Surgery, Renal Transplant division hosted another successful 2-day Renal Transplant Preceptorship with Novartis attendees (transplant specialists) from Australia, Canada, Germany, and India. This preceptorship offered attendees the opportunity to learn about our innovations and clinical methodologies in renal transplantation. The preceptorship included didactic lectures, case studies, clinical patient rounds, observation of a live renal transplant surgery, question and answer sessions, and an opportunity for attendees to bring a difficult or challenging case to present during the program. There will be additional preceptorships in 2010.
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  • NYPH and PanCAN PurpleSTRIDE 2009 Walk
    'NYPH and PanCAN PurpleSTRIDE 2009 Walk' slide show
    November 8, 2009
    NYPH and PanCAN PurpleSTRIDE 2009 Walk

    Dr. Chabot and the Pancreas Center at Columbia University Medical Center co-hosted PurpleSTRIDE Manhattan at Riverside Park in conjunction with the Manhattan affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. This was the first walk for pancreatic cancer to take place in Manhattan. Over 2,000 walkers participated and over $300,000 was raised, making this the most successful "first PurpleSTRIDE" in PanCAN's history!
    View the event slide show.

  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day
    'Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day' slide show
    November 7, 2009
    Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day

    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical was proud to host this informative community event during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. The program was lead by Dr. John Chabot, The Pancreas Center and the Muzzi Mirza Pancreatic Cancer Prevention & Genetics Program. Experts addressed the latest information with regard to the pancreas and its function, genetics, risk stratification, screening, post-operative lifestyle changes, precursors to pancreatic cancer, diagnostic imaging, cancer- therapy breakthroughs, dealing with depression and more.
    View the event slide show.

  • Breast Cancer in Women of Color: Living Well to Spite Breast Cancer
    'Breast Cancer in Women of Color: Living Well to Spite Breast Cancer' slide show
    September 26, 2009
    Breast Cancer in Women of Color: Living Well to Spite Breast Cancer

    Kathie-Ann Joseph, MD and the Columbia University Medical Center Department of Surgery, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Research Recruitment Minority Outreach & Columbia University Cancer Screening Partnership proudly hosted a community breast cancer awareness symposium in NYC. The conference addressed the many questions one has when faced with a breast cancer diagnosis. Attendees gained the skills needed to cope and manage their breast cancer diagnosis with a focus on living well both physically and mentally.
    View the event slide show.
    View PDFs of the presentations.

  • Novartis Renal Transplant Preceptorship
    'Novartis Renal Transplant Preceptorship' slide show
    June 11-12, 2009
    Novartis Renal Transplant Preceptorship

    For the third program in this series, we were delighted to host 15 transplant specialists from Central America and the Caribbean, who joined the renal transplant team for two days of collaboration and learning at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia.
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    View PDFs of the presentations.


  • 'Novartis Renal Transplant Preceptorship' slide show
    May 15, 2009

    A luncheon was held at the Faculty Club to honor emeritus professor of surgery James Malm, MD (P&S '49). Click to enlarge photo.

  • 9th annual spring John Jones Surgical Society meeting
    '9th annual spring John Jones Surgical Society meeting' slide show
    May 8, 2009
    9th annual spring John Jones Surgical Society meeting

    Dr. Kenneth Forde presided over the all-day event, which was held in the Hammer Health Sciences Auditorium and was entitled "A Festschrift in Honor of Eric A. Rose, MD, Chairman, Department of Surgery, Columbia University, 1994-2008." The event featured 22 presentations by past and present Department of Surgery faculty and had more than 100 attendees. As three generations of Columbia surgeons came together, retired faculty interacted with surgeons they mentored and taught, while residents and fellows had the opportunity to see their teachers present. Dr. Rose referred to the event as an "academic spa day" as he reminisced with his former colleagues. View the event slide show.

  • Novartis Renal Transplant Preceptorship II
    '9th annual spring John Jones Surgical Society meeting' slide show
    April 16-17, 2009
    Novartis Renal Transplant Preceptorship

    Thirteen physicians from five countries attended this successful second course in the four-program renal preceptorship series. The two-day meeting included presentations of surgical and medical focus along with clinical rounds and surgical video presentations of a kidney transplant. Two additional programs in the series are planned for June 11-12 and November 12-13, 2009. Click to enlarge photo.

  • View an slideshow of Reclaiming Healthy Intimacy, Passion and Pleasure
    '9th annual spring John Jones Surgical Society meeting' slide show
    April 4, 2009
    Reclaiming Healthy Intimacy, Passion and Pleasure

    Hosted by The Women's Sexual Health Foundation, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and Columbia University Medical Center, this popular community event is now in its third year. Attracting members of the public as well as the healthcare community, this year's event honored Andrew Schorr from the healthcare website patientpower.info, which aired a live radio broadcast of the entire event. Several clinical experts in the field presented at the event, followed by a question-and-answer session with the entire audience. Speakers made the group comfortable discussing a sensitive subject.
    View the event slide show.
    Listen to the radio broadcast on patientpower.info.

  • Novartis Renal Transplant Preceptorship I
    '9th annual spring John Jones Surgical Society meeting' slide show
    November 13-14, 2008
    Novartis Renal Transplant Preceptorship

    This collaborative program with Novartis Transplant brought 15 transplant specialists from around the world to learn about innovations and clinical methodologies taking place in renal transplantation at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. Four programs are planned for the series. Click to enlarge photo.



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