Faces of 2016

Faces of 2016

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Karlene Novotny & Cal Matsumoto, MD


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Part 1: Pennsylvania woman to undergo life-saving bowel transplant surgery


Nov. 19 | Fox News Philadelphia

Watch the story!



Part 2: Life-Changing Call: Local Woman Receives Rare Organ Transplant


Jan. 24 | Fox News Philadelphia

Watch Karlene's story!






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Baby Blake, Thomas Fishbein, MD & Stuart Kaufman, MD


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Family makes public plea to help find baby new liver


Nov. 3 | Fox5

Watch Baby Blake's story!



Bebé trasplantado en Maryland supera crisis


Nov. 24 | Telemundo

Watch the story here!




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Brenda Hudson, Dana Hudson, Michelle Tucker, Jennifer Verbesey, MD & Matthew Cooper, MD


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New kidneys 40 years apart show transplant progress, hurdles


July 11 | AP

Read Brenda's story!



Georgetown Hospital’s First Live Donor Recipient Gets Another Kidney 40 Years Later


Sept. 8 | NBC4

Watch Brenda's story!



MedStar Georgetown’s First Living Donor Kidney Recipient Gets Second Transplant – 40 Years Later


July 10 | MedStar Georgetown

Learn more about Brenda's story!


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Kelly Chapman & Troy Pittman,MD


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Nearly Painless Breast Reconstruction


Oct. 18 | ABC

Watch Kelly's story!



Breast Cancer Patients See and Feel Benefits of New Reconstruction Technique with No Muscle Cutting


Oct. 18 | MedStar Georgetown

Learn more about Kelly's story!


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Cathy Kalimon & Joseph Myers, MD


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Double Mastectomy with Opioid-Free Anesthesia: Cathy's Story


Oct. 21 | MedStar Georgetown

Watch Cathy's Story!



Breast Surgery without Opioids Mastectomy: Patient Embraces ComfortSafe Anesthesia, Recovers with No Nausea


Sept. 10 | MedStar Georgetown

Read Cathy's story!

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Wyatt Smith & John Marshall, MD


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Not your typical Colon Cancer patient


March 4 | WJLA

Watch Wyatt's story!



Learn more about Colon Cancer in Young People: Wyatt's Struggle with Colon Cancer at age 28


March 7 | WJLA

Watch Wyatt's story.



A Rise in Young People Diagnosed with Colon Cancer


Aug. 22 | MedStar Georgetown

Learn more about Kelly's story!




Special thanks to Austin Thomas and Amanda Fliegel for sharing their stories too!


Doctors Report More Young People Getting Colon Cancer

March 23 | NBC4

Watch Austin & Amanda's story!


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Jeffrey Edwards & Peter Abrams, MD


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Cure for Diabetes


March 23 | NBC4

Watch Jeffrey's story!



Curing Diabetes with Kidney/Pancreas Transplant


June 7 | MedStar Georgetown

Learn more about Jeffrey’s story.




Learn more:


Watch Marhea’s story about how a kidney-pancreas transplant cured her diabetes!


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Stephan Silverman & Deepa Subramanium, MD


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New cancer treatments offering ‘profound lease on life'


Feb. 18 | Fredericksburg

Read Stephan's story!


Lung Cancer & Immunotherapy: Stephan Silverman's Story


March 24 | MedStar Georgetown

Learn more about Stephan’s story.


Immunotherapy Clinical Trial Brings Hope to Lung Cancer Patient


MedStar Georgetown

Watch Stephan's story!



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Shannon Semple & Giussepe Giaccone, MD


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Shannon's Story: Immunotherapy for Rare Thymic Carcinoma


June 15 | MedStar Georgetown

Watch Shannon's story!


Immunotherapy Gave Hope for One Thymic Carcinoma Patient


Sept. 29 | Blog: Inside Cancer

Read Shannon's blog post!


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Edward Eckenhoff & Blair Marshall, MD


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Removing Esophageal Cancer without Cracking the Chest


Nov. 10 | MedStar Georgetown

Read Edward's story.


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Dvir Sabag


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12-year-old Gaithersburg boy launches fundraiser for liver transplant clinic


Dec. 24 | WJLA

Learn about Dvir's fundraiser.



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Moussa, MD,PhD & Fernando Pagan, MD


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Study: Cancer Drug Restores Important Brain Dopamine in Parkinson’s Patients


July 18 | MedStar Georgetown

Learn more about this study!



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Mike McCall & Mark Zawadsky, MD


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Double Hip Replacement - Mike McCall's Story


June 27 | MedStar Georgetown

Watch Mike's story!



See what else happened in Orthopaedics this year:


Watch Betsy Bassan’s story about rotator cuff repair!

Amy’s back to doing handstands! Watch her story.


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Mike Kenney & Michael Pishvaian, MD


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The Next Frontier: The Promise of Immunotherapy in Gastrointestinal Cancers


March 24 | Cure

Read Mike's story!



Esophageal Cancer & Immunotherapy: Mike Kenney


Feb. 24 | MedStar Georgetown

Watch Mike’s Story!


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Nancy Dawson, MD


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Some D.C. doctors are tackling cancer cures in a surprisingly low-tech way


Sept. 29 | Washington Business Journal

Learn more about GUMDROP!


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Leta Brown & Michael Atkins, MD


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How Immunotherapy Gave Leta Brown Her Life Back


Aug. 12 | Blog: Inside Cancer

Read Leta's blog post!



Advanced Melanoma & Immunotherapy: Leta Brown's Story


March 22 | MedStar Georgetown

Watch Leta's Story!