UHealth - University of Miami Health System

March 2016

UHealth and the Miller School of Medicine push the boundaries of medical science every day.

Focusing On You: Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine, our 90 second vignette series, takes viewers inside our health system to share in triumphs as we discover cures for diseases, save lives with new surgical procedures, and give hope to patients who feared they may not see another day.

Each vignettes covers a specific topic, from cardiac surgery to stem cell research, and shows how the medical pioneers at UHealth are changing the face of medicine.

Focusing on You: Andres M. Kanner, M.D.

In the March 29th segment of “Focusing on You: Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine,” Andres Kanner, M.D., discusses the latest advances in successful epilepsy treatment including the use of lasers, which are less invasive and offer rapid recover, to target the part of the brain where seizures originate, and a computer chip that is programmed to detect abnormal brain activity that precedes a seizure and responds with brief electrical stimulation that disrupts the activity and normalizes brainwaves often before seizure symptoms begin.

Focusing on You: Nipun Merchant, M.D.

In the March 15 segment of “Focusing on You: Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine,” Nipun Merchant, M.D., a pancreatic cancer expert at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses novel treatment options for pancreatic cancer patients.

Focusing on You: Michael Y. Wang, M.D., FACS

In the March 8th segment of “Focusing on You: Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine,” Michael Y. Wang, M.D., FACS, discusses the latest advances in minimally invasive spine procedures.

Focusing on You: Daniel A. Sussman, M.D.

In the March 1 segment of “Focusing on You: Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine,” Daniel A. Sussman, M.D., a colorectal cancer expert at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the role of genetic testing in the detection and treatment of colorectal cancer.

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