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MAY 24Michael Berns, PhD, elected British Royal Society of Medicine Fellow
MAY 3New Antireflux Technique Combines Laparoscopic, Transoral Approaches
MAR 23Dr. Jonathan Lakey Named to Head Development Team to Further GATC Health’s Diabetes Diagnoses and Treatment Platform
MAR 05Doctors tally COVID-19’s toll on hospitalized patients: ‘It’s costly and it’s deadly’
MAR 02Shootings, stabbings up in SoCal during pandemic, crashes down
MAR 05Outcomes and Mortality Among Adults Hospitalized With COVID-19 at US Medical Centers
MAR 05Doctors tally COVID-19's toll on hospitalized patients: 'It’s costly and it’s deadly'


APR 27UCI doctor describes love, death and war during New York coronavirus fight
JAN 28Weight-loss surgery may improve breathing problems


AUG 02Hospital Rankings: More Reputation Than Results? Top USNWR-ranked hospitals no better than unranked for laparoscopic GI surgery outcomes
AUG 02For some surgeries, hospital rankings not tied to better outcomes


DEC 08The system for reporting conflicts of interest "is broken," Dr. Mehraneh Dorna Jafari, co-author of a UCI study on physician compensation, tells the New York Times and ProPublica.
OCT Outpatient gastric sleeve surgery is safe only for low-risk patients, says UCI Health bariatric surgeon Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen, chair of the Department of Surgery.
SEP 06UCI Health surgeon Dr. Brian Smith tells Reuters that severely obese patients may do better with more aggressive weight-loss surgery methods such as gastric bypass.
AUG 15UC Irvine Medical Center is re-verified as a Level I adult and Level II pediatric trauma center by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
AUG 15Peer-reviewed medical journal articles fall short on disclosing conflict-of-interest ties with device manufacturers, according to a UCI study published in JAMA: Surgery.
AUG 09UCI Health team led by trauma surgeon Dr. Sebastian Schubl successfully reattaches teen's arm, which was nearly severed in a Laguna Beach accident.
JUN 01Registration is now open for the 2018 UCI Health Kidney/Pancreas Transplant and Nephrology Symposium, to be held Oct. 5 in Costa Mesa.
APR 01UC Irvine trauma surgeon Dr. Jeffry Nahmias talks to Southern California Public Radio KPCC on national Stop the Bleed Day.


NOV 06Robot-assisted colorectal surgery produces results on par with traditional methods, but it takes longer and costs more, UC Irvine surgeon Dr. Alessio Pigazzi reports.
NOV 02The Society for Vascular Surgery highlights surgical approaches to ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms based on a study led by UCI vascular surgeon Dr. Roy Fujitani.
NOV 01UC Irvine study suggests using caution when selecting patients for outpatient gastric sleeve surgery, says lead author Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen, chair of the Department of Surgery.
OCT 17UC Irvine Medical Center teaches civilians how to stop life-threatening bleeding
FEB 03Surgeon donates kidney to anesthesiologist in a transplant procedure performed at UC Irvine Medical Center by Dr. Hirohito Ichii.


OCT 05National weight loss surgery experts renew certification of UCI Health bariatric program
AUG 15Jonathan Lakey, UC Irvine professor of surgery, pursues approach to diabetes that makes daily injections obsolete.
FEB 01Department of Surgery Chair Dr. Michael Stamos is named interim dean of the School of Medicine and Dr. Ninh Nguyen is named interim chair of the Department of Surgery.


JUN 08UC Irvine's Victor Joe, MD, talks to CBS Los Angeles about fire pit injuries.
APR 03The Optical Society honors UC Irvine professor of surgery and biomedical engineering Bruce Tromberg, PhD, with its Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award.


DEC 22Surgical oncologist named one of 2014's most influential people in Orange County.
OCT 30Dr. Alice Police, surgical oncologist, talks about the “magic” of a cone-shaped device topped with an orb made of acrylic and gold during a lumpectomy.
MAY 15UC Irvine Health gastrointestinal surgeon Dr. Ninh Nguyen to lead a national team of specialists in developing a "telementoring" program in bariatric surgery.
MAY 12Burn survivor, Iraq war veteran and former "Dancing With the Stars" winner J.R. Martinez meets burn patients and survivors at UC Irvine Health Regional Burn Center.
APR 28UC Irvine Health bariatric surgeon reflects on the evolution of weight-loss surgery.
APR 21Surgeons Michael Stamos, MD, and Alessio Pigazzi, MD, discuss colorectal cancer treatment for the public television series "Healthy Body, Healthy Mind."
APR 04UC Irvine Health burn specialist Dr. Victor Joe offers tips on protecting children from scalding burns.
FEB 18A Virginia girl who traveled to UC Irvine Medical Center to be treated for a disorder known as the "suicide disease" is doing well following surgery by Dr. Mark Linskey.
FEB 11Join the Department of Surgery for the 3rd annual Marianne Cinat Memorial Lectureship on March 20. View details ›
JAN 26Mother of two young children shares her story of weight-loss surgery at UC Irvine Medical Center with the Press-Enterprise.


DEC 12UC Irvine Health bariatric surgeons give 500-pound Moreno Valley woman hope.
JUL 02UC Irvine Health burn specialist offers summer safety tips for fireworks and fire pits.
MAR 21UC Irvine burn center, foundation team up to aid victim of acid attack.


JUL 06UC Irvine surgeons Dr. Michael J. Stamos and Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen have been elected to leadership posts in their individual specialty's professional societies.
JUL 02UC Irvine Regional Burn Center's Dr. Nicole Bernal tells the Orange County Register that fireworks can still be dangerous despite a "safe and sane" label.
FEB 28UC Irvine establishes annual lectureship on burn care in memory of the late Dr. Marianne Cinat, the longtime director of the UC Irvine Regional Burn Center.
JAN 20UC Irvine's Department of Surgery and the UC Irvine Regional Burn Center to host March 1 memorial ceremony and the first annual lecture in honor of Dr. Marianne Cinat.


SEP 22Dr. Michael Stamos, chair of UC Irvine's Department of Surgery, has been elected president of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.
AUG 25UC Irvine gastrointestinal surgeon Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen discusses trends in bariatric surgery with National Public Radio in Boston.
JUL 25The Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Orange County renames its "Heroes with Heart" award to honor the late Dr. Marianne Cinat, who won the accolade in 2009.
JUN 20Patients who have laparoscopic colorectal surgery have fewer clotting complications, UC Irvine surgeon Dr. Michael J. Stamos and colleagues report in the Archives of Surgery.
JUN 20Message from UC Irvine Medical Center CEO Terry Belmont and School of Medicine Dean Ralph Clayman, M.D., on the passing of Dr. Marianne Cinat
JUN 15Dr. Ninh Nguyen presents a UC Irvine study on key risk factors in weight-loss surgery at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery's annual conference.
MAY 03Diverticulitis emergencies jumped 9.5 percent over a five-year period, with 12 percent of those patients needing urgent surgery, a UC Irvine Department of Surgery study found.
APR 12The American College of Surgeons grants top accreditation to UC Irvine's Breast Health Center
APR 06UC Irvine cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Amir Abolhoda performs Orange County's first robot-assisted lobectomy on a lung cancer patient.
MAR 17Regular colonoscopies can prevent 60 percent of colorectal cancer deaths, UC Irvine surgeon Dr. Michael Stamos tells CBS' "Healthwatch."
MAR 17Scar-less weight-loss surgery isn't ready to replace gastric banding or bypass, UC Irvine's Dr. Ninh Nguyen tells the New York Times.


DEC 02UC Irvine Medical Center awarded a Silver Medal of Honor by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for supporting organ and tissue donation.
OCT  13A stem cell scientist at UC Irvine is working on a transplant for Type-1 diabetes patients.
AUG 25UC Irvine transplant surgeon Dr. Clarence E. Foster III is honored for his care of Medi-Cal patients and other underserved Orange County populations.
JUL 20UC Irvine's bariatric surgery center wins renewed top-level accreditation from the American College of Surgeons
MAY 26UC Irvine Medical Center honored for commitment to organ donation
MAY 25High school students learn surgical techniques at UC Irvine Medical Center as part of the School of Medicine's teen outreach program
MAY 20Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen featured in UC Irvine Center for Diabetes Treatment and Research Center Newsletter
APR 01A demolition foreman treated for pancreatic disease by UC Irvine surgeons Drs. David Imagawa and John A. Butler is able to provide for his family once again.
MAR 15UC Irvine surgeon Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen says two studies demonstrate that both gastric bypass and gastric banding surgeries are safe, but the bypass results in greater weight loss.
FEB 03UC Irvine gastrointestinal surgeon Ninh T. Nguyen is testing a new double-balloon device that may prove to be a less invasive treatment for obesity.
JAN 20Purge of bariatric surgery hospitals improves survival rates, lessens complications and shortens patient stays at better equipped centers, a study by UC Irvine surgeon Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen and his team finds


OCT 13UC Irvine surgeon Kevin Reavis explains how a new outpatient procedure narrows the esophageal opening to the stomach to prevent acid reflux on "The Doctors."
OCT 06UC Irvine's trauma center, recently re-verified as meeting the nation's highest standards, plays critical role in O.C.
AUG 25Sole survivor of a triple-fatality car crash, Jon Wilhite amazes doctors by overcoming a devastating injury
AUG 08Dr. Marianne Cinat, director of UC Irvine's Regional Burn Center, warns of fire pit danger, says injuries can be avoided


NOV 11Army Reserves called on transplant surgeon Dr. Clarence Foster to save injured soldiers, civilians and detainees