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Meet Family Man Dr. Dev Desai

Dev Desai, M.D., Ph.D. Surgical Director of Visceral Transplant, Children’s Medical Center Associate Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics and Immunology, UT Southwestern WHAT HE DOES: Performs kidney and liver transplants, many times traveling to procure the donor organ. BORN AWORLD AWAY: Spent his first two years of life in Bulsar, India; makes regular visits to see […]

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Why Libby went to Camp SOAR

The idea of attending a camp for transplant recipients didn’t really appeal to Libby Arterburn until her sophomore year of  high school. “I don’t know why I chose that year,” the now 18-year-old liver transplant recipient said. Maybe it was because she spent so much time in the hospital that year from contracting H1N1 “way […]

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A visit with a "notorious" patient

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet a special patient, Zach Guillot. The 7-year-old is notorious, as his mom says, around the hospital because of the “antics” he’s involved in on the floor where he is undergoing chemotherapy and waiting to receive a second bone marrow transplant. Zach was readmitted to Children’s […]

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Standing for the First Time

Standing for the first time

Fifteen-month-old Mya Saysanam stood for the first time a few weeks ago. I know because I saw it happen while I was interviewing her family. Although I wouldn’t usually pay much attention to the first stand of any child who wasn’t my own, this instance struck me as particularly momentous. Liver experts at Children’s diagnosed […]

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