News : 2012

Andrea Temperino holds Austyn while husband Anthony holds Alexander and Ashton.

Parents of Triplets Thank Physician “Dream Team”

Just days before Thanksgiving, a Broward County couple proclaimed their heartfelt gratitude for the “dream team” of Miller School doctors who saved the lives of their newborn triplets, as well as their mother, at the University of Miami at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Andrea and Anthony Temperino’s three sons were born after not one, but two health scares that could have claimed the lives of Andrea and her unborn children.

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Christopher Estes, M.D., accepts his award from Lydia Fein.

Miller School Educator Receives Faculty Mentor of the Year Award

Christopher Estes, M.D., assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology, was honored with the Faculty Mentor of the Year Award by the international Medical Students for Choice organization for his outstanding guidance and support of the Miller School’s chapter.

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UHealth Expands in Plantation

As UHealth continues to build and expand its clinical practice, UHealth experts are now available at the newly opened UHealth Plantation. Located in central Broward County in the Crossroads Office Park, UHealth Plantation is just minutes from I-595 and University Drive, providing easy access to high-quality care and services in one central location.

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Ruben Quintero, M.D., and Eftichia Kontopoulos, M.D., enjoy seeing their 20-month-old patient Leyna Mykaella Gonzalez at a news conference.

World's First In Utero Surgery to Remove Tumor Saves Unborn Child's Life

Ruben Quintero, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and Eftichia Kontopoulos, M.D., associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, performed the world’s first successful removal of a fetal oral teratoma, saving the life of an unborn girl who, now 20 months old, has nothing but a tiny scar.

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Juliet Nissan credits her mentors, including, from left, Alex J. Mechaber, M.D., Carl I. Schulman, M.D., MSPH, Ph.D., and Michael C. Lewis, M.D., senior associate dean for graduate medical education, for making Jackson her top choice.

Class of 2012 Can Celebrate Match Day Successes at Commencement

After striding across the stage to pick up their M.D. degrees at the BankUnited Center on May 12, members of the Class of 2012 will head to some of the most competitive residency programs and prestigious institutions in the country. The class could, in fact, take a collective bow for their notable Match Day success, which created a buzz among underclassmen and is sure to be a great recruiting tool for prospective students.

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From left are Mike Quijano and OB/GYN residents Alexander Mejia, M.D., Daniel Bolet, M.D., and Diana English, M.D., who completed their training on the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.

OB/GYN Kicks off Robotics Training at University of Miami Hospital

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology was the first to offer formal robotic surgery training sessions for its residents, including a bedside orientation and console practice session last month at University of Miami Hospital.

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Nathalie McKenzie, M.D., left, and Fiona Simpkins, M.D.

OBGYN Leads Clinical Trial for Cervical Cancer

Nathalie McKenzie, M.D., gynecologic oncology fellow, and Fiona Simpkins, M.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and leader of Phase I Clinical Trials for Gynecologic Cancers, are leading a Phase I Clinical Trial for the drug Nelfinavir, for women currently being treated for locally advanced cervical cancer.

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