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




First graduate prepared for life-saving transplant after 50+ years with Type 1 diabetes

When recalling the earliest memory in her life, she can only remember waking up in the hospital to hear she had Type 1 brittle diabetes. At age 5, Patricia Kearney didn’t know this disease would require enduring three organ transplants, agonizing dialysis, endless glucose tablets and fighting to keep blood sugar levels at bay to … Continue reading First graduate prepared for life-saving transplant after 50+ years with Type 1 diabetes




Clinical trial left Harold free of hepatitis C after 12 weeks

After a car accident about four decades ago, Harold Bowles contracted hepatitis C, which resulted in two liver transplants when the organ started failing. Harold also enrolled in two separate clinical trials in an attempt to manage his illness, one of which was at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. For 12 weeks, Harold took … Continue reading Clinical trial left Harold free of hepatitis C after 12 weeks




Surgeons perform first Total Artificial Heart “bridge to transplant” in North Texas

When Bryan Tyo suffered a heart attack in January, he was too sick to receive a heart transplant. A surgical team at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas instead removed his damaged heart and implanted a total artificial heart, a portable device designed to pump blood throughout the body when both sides of the patient’s … Continue reading Surgeons perform first Total Artificial Heart “bridge to transplant” in North Texas




An exclusive look at how a heart is transplanted

Have you ever wondered what goes into a heart transplant? D Magazine reporter Matt Goodman spent months behind the scenes, comprehensively documenting the growing heart transplant program at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, for How to Perform a Heart Transplant. Beginning in October of 2015, Goodman shadowed Shelley Hall, MD, FACC, chief of transplant cardiology and … Continue reading An exclusive look at how a heart is transplanted




Baylor University Medical Center to offer uterus transplants in clinical trial

They say motherhood is a gift. It’s that surreal and unforgettable moment of holding your newborn in your arms for the first time, gazing into a tiny face you feel like you’ve known your whole life. But for some, life throws a curve ball, extinguishing high hopes of motherhood for many women diagnosed with infertility. … Continue reading Baylor University Medical Center to offer uterus transplants in clinical trial