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Dr. William Magee, founder and chairman, Operation Smile, lectured on "The Power of Medicine" as part of the Visiting Professor Series.


Dr. Robert Michler provides context around obesity and heart disease given Chris Christie’s recent comments about his health. Chris Christie's Weight: Can You Be Obese And Healthy?
Huffington Post  February 7, 2013 

Robert Michler, M.D., professor and chairman, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Montefiore, and co-director of The Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, provides context around obesity and heart disease given Chris Christie’s recent comments about his health.

 Heart and Vascular Care | Robert E. Michler, MD

Robert Michler, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of Department of Surgery, delivers the annual report of the Department of Surgery at Montefiore.


New Law for Breast Cancer Patients Tumor Growth Depends on More Than its DNA
Reuters.com   December 13, 2012

Steven Libutti, M.D., vice chairman of Surgery and director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, comments on a study that appears to confirm that targeting DNA alone is not enough to develop effective cancer treatments.

 Cancer Care | Steven K. Libutti, MD    

Device May Detect Lymphedema at Early, Treatable Stage
CBS-TV News  December 12, 2012

Lisa Wiechmann, M.D., surgical oncologist, Breast Cancer Program, Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, interviewed about a study of a new device for early detection of lymphedema, post-surgical arm swelling that can limit a woman’s daily activities and cause disfigurement. The segment aired on numerous CBS affiliates around the country.

 Breast Cancer | Lisa Wiechmann, MD

New Sponge Counting Technology
CBS-TV News  December 9, 2012 

Robert Michler, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, discusses new technology used at Montefiore and a small number of other hospitals to count sponges used in surgery and prevent them from being left inside patients.

 Heart and Vascular Care | Robert E. Michler, MD

Dr. Duke Cameron, chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery, The John Hopkins Hospital, lectured on "Progress in Aortic Root Surgery" as part of the Visiting Professor Series.


Chelation Therapy
Twitter Chat  November 5, 2012 

Robert Michler, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, chats about a controversial alternative treatment for heart patients.

 Heart and Vascular Care | Robert E. Michler, MD

Dr. Ira Fox, Director, Center for Innovative Regenerative Therapies, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, lectured on "Alternatives to Organ Transplantation for Patients With Life-Threatening Liver Disease" as part of the Visiting Professor Series.


New Law for Breast Cancer Patients Many Underserved Women Still Unaware of Breast Reconstruction Options
NY1  October 24, 2012

Evan Garfein, MD, attending physician, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and member of the Breast Cancer Program team at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, discusses how more needs to be done to educate underserved women in New York about their reconstruction options following breast cancer surgery. Dr. Garfein authored NY state legislation adopted in 2010 that requires physicians and hospitals to inform breast cancer patients of their right to have reconstructive surgery.

 Breast Cancer | In It Together Fund | Reconstructive Surgery | Evan Garfein, MD

Breast Surgeon and Patient Describe Breast Cancer Journey 
BronxNet  October 17, 2012

Lisa Wiechmann, MD, breast surgical oncologist, Breast Cancer Program, Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, was interviewed on the Spanish-language program Dialogo Abierto with her patient, Victoria Ramos, about the importance of early detection and treatment for breast cancer.  Dr. Wiechmann discussed Victoria’s case and factors women should be aware of, notably the importance of having digital mammography for the most accurate assessment of breast health.

 Breast Cancer | Lisa Wiechmann, MD

Einstein Festival of Surgery
September 24, 2012

Robert E. Michler, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, and chiefs of surgical divisions introduce the exciting field of surgery to medical students.

 Robert E. Michler, MD

Pancreatic Cancer Patient Story: Debra Hanton
July 2012


 General Surgery | Peter Shamamian, MD

"Bronx4Bronx" Text Messaging Program puts valuable health information at borough resident's fingertips
News Release  July 2012

A new text messaging program at Montefiore Medical Center is aimed at helping Bronx residents take better care of themselves, and each other.

 Breast Surgery | Evan Garfein, MD

Montefiore surgeons featured in NY Magazine's Best Doctors List
NY Magazine  June 2012

In 2012, Montefiore's surgical specialists were recognized regionally as top doctors in the annual listing of New York Magazine's Best Doctors listing.

 Meet Our Surgeons 

Chin Augmentations On The Rise
ABCNews.com   April 13, 2012

Joseph H. Shin, MD, FACS, Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,  comments on statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons which show that chin augmentation is the fastest growing plastic surgery trend, especially among baby-boomers. Dr. Shin surmises that this could be a reflection of a more competitive workplace, as older people try to obtain jobs in a tight market.



 Reconstructive Surgery | Joseph Shin, MD

New Law for Breast Cancer Patients Cutting Edge Care
Advance for Nurses   March 26, 2012

Cover story about the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care regional chemotherapy team with quotes from Steven Libutti, MD, Vice Chairman of Surgery and Director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, Katia Papalezova, MD, surgical oncologist, Maureen George, MSEd, BSN, RN, OCN, CNOR, and Venetia Plagianos, RN, CNOR, patient care coordinator, surgery.

 Cancer Care | Steven K. Libutti, MD | Katia Papalezova, MD   

Study Suggests Many Breast Cancer Patients Uninformed about Surgical Options
Healthday.com   January 20, 2012

Leslie Montgomery, MD, Chief of Breast Surgery, comments on a study out of the University of North Carolina that suggests breast cancer survivors were not aware of all surgical options when making decisions about their treatment.

 Breast Cancer | Leslie L. Montgomery, MD

Sister and Brother Get To Spend Another Christmas Together After She Gives Him 65% of Her Liver
New York Daily News  December 22, 2011

Article about first live liver donor transplant at Montefiore with quotes from Sarah Bellemare, MD, transplant surgeon who performed the surgery on the donor, Paul Gaglio, MD, Medical Director, Liver Transplant Program, Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation, and Pat McDonough, RN, CCRN, CCTC, CPTC, Live Donor Transplant Coordinator. Also mentioned were Milan Kinkhabwala, MD, Chief, Division of Transplantation, Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation, who performed the surgery on the recipient, and Lisa Johnson-Berger, NP, CCTC, Liver Transplant Coordinator..

 Liver Transplant | Milan Kinkhabwala, MD | Sarah Bellemare, MD

An Important Decision
CNN en Espanol   December 20, 2011

Diego Camacho, MD, Director, Minimally Invasive and Laparoscopic General Surgery, interviewed about bariatric surgery as an option to help combat obesity..

 Weight Reduction Surgery | Diego Camacho, MD

No Easy Answers When Treating Neuroendocrine Tumor
New York Times  October 31, 2011

Steven K. Libutti, MD, Vice Chairman of Surgery and Director of Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, discusses the questions doctors face when a patient is diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumor, the rare type of pancreatic cancer that claimed the life of Apple founder Steve Jobs.

 Cancer Care | Steven K. Libutti, MD

Liver Experts: Baby Boomers Especially Should be Tested for Hepatitis C
EmaxHealth.com  December 4, 2011

Milan Kinkhabwala, MD, Chief, Division of Transplantation, Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation, was quoted about the importance of being tested for Hepatitis C.

 Liver Transplant | Milan Kinkhabwala, MD

Montefiore's Pioneer Surgical Assistant Program Celebrates 40 Years
Norwood News  November 21, 2011

Montefiore Medical Center’s Surgical Assistant program recently came full circle. Not only did it celebrate the graduation of its 2011 class, it’s also looking back at 40 years since the program began.

 Arnold Berlin, MD

Preventing Heart Attacks
ABCNews September 29, 2011

Robert E. Michler, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of the Departments of Surgery and Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, discusses risk factors and causes of heart attack among men and women.

 

 Heart and Vascular Care | Robert E. Michler, MD

Dr. Dieog Camacho and Jenny Choi comment on bariatric surgery case of Maria and Luis Beaubrat helping fight obesity among Hispanics. Fight Together Against Obesity
El Diario La Prensa  July 25, 2011

Diego Camacho, MD, Director, Minimally Invasive and Laparoscopic General Surgery, and Jenny Choi, bariatric surgeon, were interviewed about the bariatric surgery case of Maria and Luis Beabraut and how this type of surgery can help combat obesity among Hispanics.

 Weight Reduction Surgery | Diego Camacho, MD

Evan Garfein, MD comments on what women need to know about silicone breast implants. FDA Says Silicone Breast Implants "Mostly Safe"
Associated Press June 23, 2011

Evan Garfein, MD, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, comments on what women need to know about silicone breast implants following an FDA report on their safety issued this week.
 

 Plastic Surgery | Evan Garfein, MD

Leslie Montgomery, MD, Chief of the Division of Breast Surgery, Director of Breast Service, Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, was quoted about the decline in breast cancer rates. Cancer Deaths in U.S. Still Dropping
WebMD June 17, 2011

Leslie Montgomery, MD, Chief of the Division of Breast Surgery, Director of Breast Service, Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, was quoted about the decline in breast cancer rates as more targeted treatments become available.

 Cancer Care | Breast Surgery | Leslie Montgomery, MD
 
Cancer Doctors Recommend Earlier End-of-Life Care Talks
Healthday.com January 25, 2011

Steven Libutti, MD, Vice Chair of Surgery and Director of the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Cancer Care, comments about a new policy statement issued by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recommending earlier end-of-life care discussions with patients who have advanced cancer. The ASCO statement is published in the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

 Cancer Care | Steven K. Libutti, MD

Roger Ebert 'At the Movies' Again With Silicone Chin
ABC News January 25, 2011

Evan Garfein, MD, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, comments on reconstructive surgery after cancer in an ABCnews.com story about film critic Roger Ebert's new prosthetic chin.
 

 Reconstructive Surgery | Evan Garfein, MD

Researcher to Test Nanoparticles against Pancreatic Cancer
Albert Einstein College of Medicine January 3, 2011

Steven Libutti, MD, Vice Chair of Surgery and Director of the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Cancer Care, discusses his role in developing nanoparticles that will target unique aspects of the blood vessels found in pancreatic cancer.

 Cancer Care | Steven K. Libutti, MD

Progress in Patient Care and Research
Albert Einstein College of Medicine January 2011

Steven Libutti, MD, Director of the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Cancer Care, professor and vice chair of surgery and professor of genetics at Einstein and Montefiore, and associate director for clinical services at the Albert Einstein Cancer Center, discusses the latest research in cancer growth and spread.

 
 Cancer Care | Steven K. Libutti, MD  

 
Unnecessary Heart Implants?
CNN January 5, 2011

Robert E. Michler, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of the Departments of Surgery and Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, discusses a new study that suggests more than 20 percent of patients who received implantable cardiac devices never needed them in the first place.

CNN American Morning
CNN The Situation Room


 

 Heart and Vascular Care | Robert E. Michler, MD

How a Torn Aorta Can Do Lethal Damage
NYTimes  December 20, 2010

Robert E. Michler, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, discusses the detection and treatment of aortic aneurysms.

 Heart and Vascular Care | Robert E. Michler, MD

New Incisionless Surgery at Montefiore Relieves Acid Reflux
Noticiero Telemundo  December 10, 2010

Diego Camacho, MD, Director of Minimally Invasive and Laparoscopic Surgery, is among a select few in the U.S. to perform natural orifice surgery through the mouth to relieve acid reflux. The procedure allows for a fast recovery and is scarless.

Read the press release.

 General Surgery | Diego Camacho, MD

Nanotechnology Takes a New Look at Old Drugs
The Journal of the National Cancer Institute  December 2010

Steven Libutti, MD, Vice Chair of Surgery and Director of the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Cancer Care, discusses advances in nanotechnology that may enable safe delivery of toxic anticancer compounds to tumor sites.

 Cancer Care | Steven K. Libutti, MD

Robot Rebuilds Throats
WCTV  November 8, 2010

Richard Smith, MD, Vice Chairman, Otorhinolaryngology, and Evan Garfein, MD, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery were interviewed about a novel robotic tongue reconstruction they performed on a Long Island man who's mouth was damaged by radiation therapy for throat cancer.  

 Cancer Care | Reconstructive Surgery | Evan Garfein, MD

Breakthroughs to Beat Cancer
healthymagination.com  October 19, 2010

Steven Libutti, MD, Vice Chair of Surgery and Director of the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Cancer Care, discusses breakthroughs in cancer screening and treatment, on GE's HealthyImagination blog.

 Cancer Care | Steven K. Libutti, MD

Dying at Home Often Easier on Cancer Patients, Caregivers
Businessweek.com  September 13, 2010

For people with advanced cancer, dying at home rather than the hospital results in higher quality-of-life scores at the end of life, and may be easier on the patients' caregivers as well.

 Cancer Care | Steven K. Libutti, MD

Next Steps After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Family Circle  September 10, 2010

No matter what you may do to prepare yourself, being told that a lump is indeed breast cancer is always a shock. And before you have time to think straight, you're plunged into a sea of new information and difficult decisions. Although you may feel very alone, you're not: The road to good treatment is well traveled. Our guide will steer you through these tough times.

 Breast Cancer | Leslie L. Montgomery, MD

New Law for Breast Cancer Patients New Law Requires Hospitals to Inform Breast Cancer Patients of Breast Reconstruction Options
NYTimes  August 19, 2010

While breast reconstruction after a mastectomy is covered by insurers in New York, many poor, minority, and less educated women do not seek out the procedure.  Now, NY Gov. David A. Paterson has signed into law a bill that is aimed at reversing this trend. The new law came about largely through the efforts of Dr. Evan Garfein.

Read the press release.

 Breast Cancer | In It Together Fund | Reconstructive Surgery | Evan Garfein, MD

NIH may open access to clinical facility
Nature News  July 6, 2010

Outside investigators could pay to use the NIH Clinical Center's state-of-the-art resources. Dr. Steven Libutti discusses what this proposal would mean for clinical trials.

 Cancer Clinical Trials | Steven K. Libutti, MD

Montefiore surgeons featured in NY Magazine's Best Doctors List
NY Magazine  June 14, 2010

Our surgeons are recognized year after year in the annual listing of New York Magazine's top physicians.

 Meet Our Surgeons

A rare surgery, dual heart-liver transplant saves NY man's life
NY DailyNews  June 12, 2010

Juan Farias, 32, of Middletown, N.Y. was born with a rare genetic enzyme deficiency in his liver that made a heart condition worse, causing heart failure. It was the first time the procedure has been used in the US to treat Farias' rare medical condition.

NY1 News

 Transplant Center | Heart Center | Robert E. Michler, MD | Milan Kinkhabwala, MD

Celsion Plans to Launch Phase II Program to Study ThermoDox(R) in Combination with RFA for Colorectal Liver Metastases
PR Newswire  March 1, 2010

Celsion Corporation announced that it will initiate a Randomized Phase II Study of Lyso-Thermosensitive Liposomal Doxorubicin (ThermoDox®) and Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for Colorectal Liver Metastases (CRLM). Dr. Steven K. Libutti will serve as Principal Investigator for the study.

 Cancer Clinical Trials | Hepatobiliary Oncology | Steven K. Libutti, MD

Police defy blizzard to safely deliver transplant patient to Montefiore's transplant team
Eyewitness News  March 1, 2010

Maryann Steinbock has a new lease on life thanks to the coordinated efforts of police in New York City and Nassau County. In the midst of a day-long winter storm the 59-year-old learned her year-and-a-half wait for a donor liver was over. Now, she just had to get from her Atlantic Beach home on Long Island to Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, immediately.

NY Daily News

 

 Liver Transplant | Milan Kinkhabwala, MD

Roger Ebert opens up about life after thyroid cancer surgery
ABC News   February 18, 2010

Two years after a battle with thyroid cancer robbed him of the ability to speak, film critic Roger Ebert is showing the world how the unexpected twist in his life story only strengthened his voice.

 Endocrine/Neuroendocrine Tumor |  Steven K. Libutti, MD

Bill Clinton's Stent Procedure
CBS News   February 12, 2010

Dr. Robert Michler, Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of the Departments of Surgery and Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, discusses former President Bill Clinton's heart procedure and and how doctors insert stents into his artery.

 Heart and Vascular Care | Robert E. Michler, MD
 

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