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




Record number of organ transplants completed in 24 hours

I’ve seen a lot in my more than 35 years as a transplant surgeon, but I’ve never seen this. In a 24-hour period, Baylor Dallas coordinated 12 organ transplants for nine patients, including a heart, single lung, double lung, three liver/kidney (multi-organ transplants), two living donor kidneys and one deceased-donor kidney transplant. Nine of these … Continue reading Record number of organ transplants completed in 24 hours




Lymphoma survivor, deemed ‘un-transplantable,’ gets new heart

While most college students spend time ‘finding themselves,’ in 2013, 19 year-old Trenton Cary had a much more pressing search: finding a new heart. In fact, after battling lymphoma a few years prior, it was the second time Cary was in need of a transplantation procedure. Unfortunately, the fact that he had survived cancer less … Continue reading Lymphoma survivor, deemed ‘un-transplantable,’ gets new heart