By the Numbers

From the Winter 2018 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Over the years the Vanderbilt Transplant Center (VTC) has seen tremendous growth in all of its programs. In 1962, the first cadaveric kidney transplant was performed. As one of the largest and oldest kidney transplant programs in the country, VTC … Continued

Building the team beyond surgeons

From the Winter 2018 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

The infrastructure of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center (VTC) allows for an interdisciplinary environment that creates a culture of teamwork and enhanced communication among all members of the transplant service, said Ed Zavala, administrator for VTC. The complex nature of transplantation … Continued

Life Goes On

From the Winter 2018 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

  Ahmya Calloway, 13, had end-stage renal failure that impacted her heart function. The Chattanooga, Tennessee, native had been cared for at Monroe Carell Jr. Hospital at Vanderbilt since she was 2 years old. Medication was the first thing Calloway’s … Continued

Healing from Within

From the Winter 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Researchers have long suspected the immune system, so efficient at defending the body against foreign invaders, could be key to treating cancer. “The immune system has properties that make it very effective in recognizing and fighting off certain germs. We … Continued

The Envelope, Please

From the Summer 2016 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

  More than an hour had passed since Trisha Pasricha, M.D., ‘16, got the news. It wasn’t until all the cameras were shut down and the last shot secured that the tears began to well up in her eyes. It was … Continued

VUSM Class of 2019

From the Summer 2015 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

For the 91 members of the 140th class at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, the first day of medical school began on July 15. The admissions team led by Alice Coogan, M.D., and David Bader, Ph.D., admitted that each year … Continued