News and Media : 2016

Dipen J. Parekh, M.D.

Dr. Dipen Parekh Live Streams Three Robotic Cancer Surgeries on Two Continents in 24 Hours

Dipen J. Parekh, M.D., one of the world’s most experienced surgeons for robotic-assisted urologic oncology, and a physician at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, recently demonstrated the benefits of these advanced procedures on two continents in 24 hours.

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A model for patient care in the future, The Lennar Foundation Medical Center has been carefully designed to meet the needs of patients, their families and staff.

Offering State-of-the-Art Cancer Care

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, is bringing its state-of-the-art multidisciplinary care to the Coral Gables campus. Its sixth satellite facility will be a core component of The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, which opens in December.

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Dipen Parekh, M.D.

Dr. Dipen J. Parekh Headlines Panel on Robotic Surgery September 1

Dipen J. Parekh, M.D., professor and Chair of the Department of Urology and Director of Robotic Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, will headline a panel discussion, “High-Tech Surgery: A Deep Dive Expert Forum on Medical Robotics,” being held Thursday, September 1, at 6 p.m., at the Venture Café Miami at the Life Science & Technology Park, 1951 N.W. 7th Avenue, Suite 300, Miami, Fla. 33136.

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From left, Vivek Venkatramani, M.D., Sanjaya Swain, M.D., Bruno Nahar, M.D., Daniel Garcia, P.J. Loyello, Michael Hill, Dipen J. Parekh, M.D., Sanoj Punnen, M.D., Chad Ritch, M.D., Billy the Marlin, Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D., and Nipun Merchant, M.D.

Marlins Foundation Steps Up to the Plate for Prostate Cancer Awareness

Dipen J. Parekh, M.D., grew up in his native India following the sport of cricket. But the renowned urologist recently had a chance to show off his baseball skills on a major league ball field. Parekh, professor and chair of urology and a urologic oncologist at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Marlins Park June 19.

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Oleksandr Kryvenko, M.D.

Sylvester Researchers Conduct First Active Surveillance Study of Prostate Cancer in Hispanic Men

A new study by prostate cancer researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has characterized the active surveillance criteria in Hispanic men, marking the first such study in this population.

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Brian Deegan, Ph.D., left, with Sylvia Daunert, PharmD, M.S., Ph.D., in Daunert's lab.

Miller School of Medicine Achieves Significant Gains in NIH Research Grant Rankings

The Miller School of Medicine rose one position in the national rankings of medical schools based on research grants received from the National Institutes of Health during the 2015 federal fiscal year. That gain is significant, considering the ongoing reductions in NIH grants that have caused many medical schools to fall in the rankings.

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Ernesto A. Pretto, Jr., M.D., M.P.H.

Miller School Professor Edits First Comprehensive Textbook on Transplant Anesthesia

A Miller School professor has edited the first scholarly textbook in the field of transplant anesthesia and critical care. “Transplant anesthesiology is an emerging field of medicine that requires specialized skills and knowledge,” said Ernesto A. Pretto, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., professor and Chief of the Division of Solid Organ Transplant and Vascular Anesthesia at the Miami Transplant Institute.

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