In The News
After Daughter's Kidney Transplant, Mother Raises Funds for Transplant Patients
In July 2001, Jane Calem's daughter was suffering from end stage renal failure and received a successful kidney transplant at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. Ten years later, Jane was inspired to mark her daughter's milestone by helping other patients in need. Despite having never done something like this, Jane raised more than $12,000 to assist indigent patients with the cost of medications and travel to the renal transplant program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia.
To read the full story, see the Department of Surgery's blog, www.columbiasurgery.net
Faculty Announcement: Yanghee Woo, MD
The Division of GI/Endocrine Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center is pleased to welcome its newest faculty member, Yanghee Woo, MD. Dr. Woo offers open, laparoscopic and robotic surgery for diseases of the stomach, pancreas, and thyroid. Selected to lead the division's effort to deliver state-ofthe-art care to patients with gastric cancer, Dr. Woo will collaborate with the division's medical oncologists, GI oncologists and other medical professionals to develop a Center of Excellence in Gastric Cancer as part of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Medical Center.
Annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day 11/12/11, NYC
Experts from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, The Pancreas Center and The Muzzi Mirza Pancreatic Cancer Prevention & Genetics Program will provide a free patient education program about screening and early detection of pancreatic cancer.
For more information and reservations, contact Christine Rein:
Telephone: 201.346.7014 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online registration: www.columbiasurgery.org