News and Events
Home > Transplantation > News and Events
Print

Transplantation

News and Events

    Man's transplanted kidney still working 44 years later
ABC December 30, 2013

44 years ago, a Bronx man received a life-saving gift from his sister, a kidney.

 
   Kidney Transplant | Living Kidney Donation  
   
 
  Girl Gets Second Chance at Life with Donated Heart
CBS Early Show August 4, 2011

The Early Show's Health Watch segment featured  the story of Alexia Balentine, a nine-year-old girl who had a pediatric heart transplant at Montefiore two years ago, performed by Samuel Weinstein, MD, Director of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery. 

 
   Pediatric Heart Surgery  | Samuel Weinstein, MD  
   
 
  Dr. Samuel Weinstein Highlighted in New York Magazine Best Doctors Issue
NY Magazine June 5, 2011

A heart transplant on a three-month old baby by Dr. Samuel Weinstein, Director of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery,  was featured in the lead article. 

 
   Pediatric Heart Surgery  | Samuel Weinstein, MD  
   
 
  A rare surgery, dual heart-liver transplant saves NY man's life
NY1 News  June 11, 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.

NY Daily News

 
   Liver Transplant | Heart Transplant | Robert E. Michler, MD 
 Milan Kinkhabwala, 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  
   
 
  Special Latino clinic launched for potential abdominal transplant patients

Latinos in the Bronx and Westchester who have organ failure (kidney, pancreas or liver) now have the option of attending a Montefiore specialty clinic on Thursdays, when the entire medical staff is fluent in Spanish.

 
   Liver Transplant | Kidney Transplant | Pancreas Transplant 
 Milan Kinkhabwala, MD  | Javier Chapochnick Friedmann, MD
 
   
 
  Pancreas transplant program opens at Montefiore

The new Pancreas Transplant Program will treat patients with severe, end-stage diabetes. As the only Pancreas Transplant Program in the Bronx and Westchester, and one of only several in Greater New York, patients will be able to receive world-class care close to home.

 
   Pancreas Transplant Program | Milan Kinkhabwala, MD  
 Javier Chapochnick Friedmann, MD
 
   
 
  Couples in kidney transplant exchange meet for the first time

Two husbands, from the Bronx and Clayton, NJ, donate their kidneys to save the lives of each other's wives in organ swap program. The couples meet for the first time to give thanks.

 
   Kidney Transplant | Living Kidney Donation  | Milan Kinkhabwala, MD    
   
 
  Pediatric heart transplant performed at Montefiore
October 15, 2009

Dr. Samuel Weinstein, Director of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, and his surgical team operated on sixteen-month-old Baby Jeter; performing a life-saving heart transplant. Baby Jeter was named after his dad's favorite baseball player, Derek Jeter. 

 
   Pediatric Heart Surgery  | Samuel Weinstein, MD