Montefiore Insider - Issue 5 - June 2017

Montefiore Performs its 300th Heart Transplant



Last month, Montefiore transplanted its 300th heart, marking a major milestone since the program’s inception. Our first adult heart transplant was performed in 2001, and the first pediatric transplant in 2009. Montefiore is proud to have the best one-year patient survival rates for both pediatric and adult heart transplants in New York City. More

Six Years of Caring for Caregivers



In April, staff and visitors gathered to celebrate the sixth anniversary of Montefiore's Arthur D. Emil Caregiver Support Center at the Moses Campus. It is New York City's first and only caregiver support center within an academic medical center. More

Relief! Help is Here for Allergy and Sinus Sufferers



Montefiore offers one-stop care for patients suffering from persistent nasal and sinus issues. Montefiore's Comprehensive Allergy and Sinus Clinic, launched in February 2016, is a collaborative effort of the Department of Medicine's Division of Allergy & Immunology and the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. More

DAYDREAMS



Experience cutting-edge technology that blurs the line between art and science in DAYDREAMS, an augmented reality installation opening July 7, 2017 at Montefiore Medical Center’s Gallery in the Gardens. More

Melanoma: Know Your Risks and Get Screened



The incidence of melanoma of the skin, the most commonly fatal form of skin cancer, is increasing faster than any other potentially preventable cancer in the U.S. It is the fifth leading cancer in men and the sixth in women. Melanoma comprises only 4 to 5 percent of all skin cancers but results in the majority of deaths from skin malignancies. More