More than 150,000 Americans each year have an electronic pacemaker implanted to help their hearts beat normally. Eugenio Cingolani, MD, is developing a radically different kind of pacemaker — one made of a patient’s own cells.
No bones about it: Otolaryngologist Martin Hopp, MD, may be an eccentric collector, but his innovative approach to treating chronic sinusitis is quite serious. Read On
Over the winter holiday of 2010, Steven Rad, MD—a third-year obstetrics and gynecology resident at Cedars-Sinai—traveled 9,300 miles to Mbarara Hospital in Uganda in East Africa. For one week, he and his mentor Dotun Ogunyemi, MD, director of Cedars-Sinai’s Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training program, partnered with their counterparts in Mbarara, seeing patients, conducting rounds, delivering babies, and teaching. Read On
Thinking a Cut Above: Uncontrolled hypertension is one of the leading causes of premature disability and death among African-American men. To address this problem, Dr. Victor is taking blood pressure testing out of the doctor’s office and into the barbershop chair, enabling barbers to become health educators and help combat the epidemic of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in their communities.