News : 2009 : December

Dr. Jean Boisrond's transplant team included, from left, Erick Mendieta, R.N., Jacques Jeudy, M.D., Ernesto Pretto, M.D., George W. Burke, M.D., Magalie Martial-Paul, R.N., and Tara Mendieta, R.N. Not pictured is Gaetano Ciancio, M.D.

Former Miller School Surgical Fellow Performs Haiti's First Organ Transplant with Assistance from UM

Haiti’s only transplant surgeon and Miller School transplant specialists gave Haiti’s former minister of health an extraordinary birthday gift – and thousands of dialysis patients on the island a glimmer of hope – by making the popular doctor the first recipient of a solid organ transplant in his impoverished nation.

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