News : 2011

UHealth Fertility Center Expands Services and Redesigns Website to Enhance Patient Experience

The UHealth Reproductive and Fertility Center has expanded its treatment options to include acupuncture and nutrition services. With an acupuncturist and a nutritionist now on the center’s diverse medical team, the rapidly growing center offers a more comprehensive and innovative approach to treat infertility patients.

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From left are, Ruben Quintero, M.D., Ira Karmin, M.D., Ruth Srebrenik, and Steven Falcone, M.D., M.B.A.

OB/GYN Enhances Patient Experience with Clinic Renovation

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology celebrated its newly renovated suite at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 17.

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Tarek Bardawil, M.D., M.B.A.

Landmark Gynecologic Procedure Performed at University of Miami Hospital

Tarek Bardawil, M.D., M.B.A., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, was the first physician in Miami-Dade County to perform a single incision laparoscopic myomectomy, according to a representative from Applied Medical, the company that provides the technology used in single incision laparoscopic surgery.

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Seated from left are Kathryn Flavin, Lauren Reece, Niesia Williams, and Marc Sherwin. Standing from left are Ana Godur, Linda Parker, R.D., L.D., D.Sc., JoNell Potter,  A.R.N.P., Ph.D., Brian Galea, Ester Avero, Elizabeth Patberg, Alexandra Byrne, and Leo B. Twiggs, M.D.

OB/GYN Kicks Off Summer with Annual Scholars Program

During a June 14 breakfast at the Clinical Research Building, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology welcomed 11 students to its annual Summer Scholars program. Now in its fifth year, the program admits high school, undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in women’s health.

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From left, Diana Molina pacifies baby Jorge, while her husband Jose holds Iker and Fabio at a news conference with Eduardo Bancalari, M.D., and Salih Yasin, M.D., on June 21.

Three of the Molina Quints Head Home from UM/Jackson

One by one, in their baby carriers, three of the Molina quintuplets made their long-awaited debut before television cameras and newspaper photographers during a news conference with their Miller School of Medicine physicians at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Shortly after the June 21 event, the boys headed home with their mother and father, leaving one brother and one sister behind in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

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Flanked by Rubén Quintero, M.D., left, and Eftichia Kontopoulos, M.D., right, are Lisa Enriquez-Garcia and Armando Garcia with their daughter Lourdes, who was treated in utero, and her big sister Adriana.

Fetal Surgeons Reunite with Patients Treated in the Womb

Fetal surgeons Rubén Quintero, M.D., and Eftichia Kontopoulos, M.D., were reunited with children they treated in the womb at an event on April 30 at Jungle Island.

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Fetal Surgeons Reunite with Patients Treated in the Womb

Fetal Reunion 2011 will take place on April 30, 2011 at Jungle Island in Miami, FL. The event will bring together patients, fetuses once treated in the womb, with the doctors and staff who cared for them during treatment for a life-threatnening condition.

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Leo B. Twiggs, M.D., left, and Ira S. Karmin, M.D.

Leadership Change Announced in OB/GYN

Dr. Leo B. Twiggs, who has led significant advances as chair of the Miller School’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, will move to a new position focused on continued growth and improvement of the clinical operation and mentoring of junior faculty in clinical research.

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