White House Organ Summit aims to reduce organ waiting list

The White House recently announced several key actions being taken to reduce the organ waiting list. These collaborations and commitments represent a collection of great minds and organizations coming together with one common goal, to save lives and reduce the agonizing wait for vital, life-saving organs. We have a part in this as well. Baylor … Continue reading White House Organ Summit aims to reduce organ waiting list

Heart transplant patient runs marathon one and a half years after surgery

I was born with a congenital heart defect. Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is a condition where my pulmonary artery and aorta were in reverse position, preventing oxygen rich blood from pumping into my body. TGA babies have a blue tint to their skin due to their poor circulation garnering the nickname blue babies. At the … Continue reading Heart transplant patient runs marathon one and a half years after surgery

Coping with the psychological impact of a mass shooting

Sadly, our nation again has experienced what can only be described as a horrific event. The mass shooting in a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, is considered to be the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. Not only were 50 individuals killed, but more than 50 have apparently been brought to local hospitals for treatment. In … Continue reading Coping with the psychological impact of a mass shooting

8-year-old McLane Children’s Hospital patient headed to Washington

When first encountering 8-year-old Logan Parker, you might be met with a growl. That’s simply dinosaur language for “hello” in his world. It’s a world where a rambunctious boy can play basketball, be a human bowling ball and ride a bike through his hospital’s garden, despite having a rare genetic condition. Logan was born with … Continue reading 8-year-old McLane Children’s Hospital patient headed to Washington

Journal publication requirement, an edge to medical residency program

Before joining Baylor Scott & White Health, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas resident Philip Edmundson, MD, had limited exposure to the world of research. “I was a philosophy major in undergrad, so I didn’t do any research as an undergraduate,” said Dr. Edmundson, a third-year post-graduate resident from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical … Continue reading Journal publication requirement, an edge to medical residency program