Cardiology & Heart Surgery |view more
Innovative robotic heart surgery offers patients superior care
UC Davis Medical Center is one of only six centers in U.S. to be designated as a training center for the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Foundation’s Cardiac Surgical Robotics Program. Less-invasive robotic procedures ...
Advances in heart failure take center stage at cardiovascular summit
Cardiovascular experts from UC Davis Health presented new research and clinical findings at the 2022 Heart Failure Summit this past fall.
Female and male hearts respond differently to stress hormone in mouse study
A new study by UC Davis researchers published in Science Advances concludes that female and male hearts respond differently to noradrenaline.
ENT |view more
UC Davis Health surgeons use FLIm imaging to detect head and neck cancer
In a study published in Head and Neck journal, a team of surgeons and scientists shared the results of testing FLIm in six patients with squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary in the head and neck.
Center for Skull Base Surgery earns national distinction
The North American Skull Base Society (NASBS) recognized the UC Davis Center for Skull Base Surgery as a NASBS Multidisciplinary Team of Distinction. The center provides life-changing care for patients with a variety of skull base, brain, head and neck tumors.
Autologous muscle derived cells for treatment of tongue dysphagia
Researchers at UC Davis Health are conducting a Phase II clinical trial to understand the potential benefits of injecting muscle stem cells into the tongue in subjects with moderate swallowing difficulty from head and neck cancer treatment.
Gynecology |view more
Physician receives grant to strengthen connection between doctors and patients
UC Davis Health second-year gynecologic-oncology fellow Nicole Rubin is one of 21 recipients of funding by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for Back to Bedside, an initiative aimed to develop strategies for finding ...
Specialized team expands into perinatal palliative care
Pregnant women who have fetuses with congenital anomalies can now receive perinatal palliative care services, thanks to the Supportive Therapies and Enhanced Palliative Services team at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.
Medical anthropologist seeks to improve care in Black birthing communities
Medical anthropologist and family medicine physician, Dr. Adeola Oni-Orisan has been selected for the 2022-23 cohort of the Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science.
Pediatric Cardiology |view more
Constantly Connected: A Webcam for Every NICU Bed
Every Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) bed at UC Davis Children’s Hospital is now set up with a webcam. This allows parents and families to see their baby through a secure connection from a home computer, tablet or cellphone 24/7, even ...
Which Chemicals Are in Household Dust?
When it comes to keeping kids safe, most parents do not think about household dust as a potential hazard. But dust can expose kids to a wide range of chemicals.
Southern California baby travels to UC Davis Health for a game-changing procedure
Born premature at 25 weeks in April 2021, Mateo had a PICC line (similar to an IV, but a thicker and more durable tube) placed in his right arm to deliver fluids, nutrition and medications into his body. The PICC line was removed when ...
Orthopaedics |view more
UC Davis awarded prestigious NIH grant to train scientists in musculoskeletal research
The Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering recently received the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) T32 training program grant.
Multidisciplinary team supports patients at greater risk of fragility fractures
Roughly 44 million Americans have low bone density, placing them at an increased risk for broken bones. These individuals often experience fragility fractures, the result of a fall from standing height or less.
Innovation through leading edge research
UC Davis Health’s orthopaedic surgeons, musculoskeletal focused physicians, as well as mechanistic scientists are a driving force in research to address patient needs and provide practical solutions for care improvements. Learn about their research interests.
Thoracic Surgery |view more
‘For me, it was a miracle’: Novel treatment improves quality of life for COPD patient
Just three years ago, Patrisa Williams, who has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), could not breathe without using her oxygen tank. Now, she’s hiking regularly with her grandchildren.
Interventional Pulmonology celebrates 100th robotic-assisted bronchoscopy procedure
UC Davis Medical Center the first in the University of California Health system to combinethis technology using a fully robotic approach to remove lung cancer at the earliest stages.
COPD Clinic creates remote patient monitoring program to reduce hospital readmissions
The program’s goal is to empower high-risk patients with health technology to help remove barriers to care, in turn improving clinical outcomes and quality of life.
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