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The Department of Surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) is very pleased to announce a gift to create the Newmyer Family Fellowship for Innovation in Surgery, with gratitude to donor Arthur G. (“Terry”) Newmyer III.
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The Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at NYP/Columbia is making noteworthy progress in the treatment of hepatocellular cancer (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), cancer of the bile duct, and is the national leader in this field.
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The Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at NYP/Columbia has created a new program to help pediatric liver transplant patients transition to adult care.
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The Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation (CLDT) in collaboration with pediatric surgery at NYP/Columbia is making noteworthy advances in the care of children with serious liver conditions, and is a national leader in this field. “Our superior outcomes are the result of unique surgical training, high patient volume, and unsurpassed multidisciplinary collaboration,” says Jean C. Emond, MD, Chief of Transplantation Services at Columbia. “The CLDT brings together leading experts hepatobiliary surgery, hepatology, gastroenterology, oncology, radiology, diagnostic testing and pathology to provide exceptional patient care.”
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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is now the most common cause of chronic liver disease in the United States, affecting 25% of the population. Without intervention, it can lead to significant liver damage in a smaller group of those patients.
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Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is now the most common cause of liver disease among children. Undetected and untreated, it can lead to significant liver injury. To meet the needs of patients, and to serve a growing number of referrals, NYP Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital has created a dedicated clinic for the study and management of this condition.
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Surgeons at NYP Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital have the highest success rate in the nation for primary repair of biliary atresia (BA), a congenital defect that causes bile to back up into the liver, usually resulting in the need for a liver transplant within the first two years of a child’s life. And in cases where a transplant is needed, our transplantation team has made great strides with living donors.
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Advances in Curing Hepatitis C

Treat and be Proactive.
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Trillions of bacteria, fungi, and viruses live inside the human body. Some aid in digestion while others promote a healthy immune system. When these microbes get out of balance, this can set the stage for disease.
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