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Episode 194 – The Best of UHealth 2012 -The future of Health Care

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Pascal J. Goldschmidt, MD – an internationally renowned cardiologist and cardiovascular researcher. He is the SVP for Medical Affairs and the Dean of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. He is also the CEO of the University of Miami Health System (UHealth) which includes 3 hospitals and over 1,200 physicians and 8,000 staff. We discuss the impact of health care reform and the evolution of health care options in South Florida. 

Dr. Ricardo Komotar, M.D. Director of Neuroonocology – University of Miami Hospital. Dr. Komotar is a renowned neurooncologist and leader in neuro/oncology clinical trials.  UHealth and Dr. Komotar have been designated as one of only 10 locations in the entire United States that offer a unique vaccine that fights brain cancer. This vaccine trial is the only one in Florida. The vaccine works to create antibodies to attack cancer cells.  The vaccine is created from the patient’s own tumor after it is removed from the brain. –We discuss new trends in the treatment of brain cancer and why what he does is on the cutting edge and how this can impact cancer treatments for all patients.

Joshua M. Hare, M.D. is the Louis Lemberg Professor and Director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute (ISCI) at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine.  Dr. Hare is an expert in cardiovascular medicine and specializes in heart failure, myocardial infarction, inflammatory diseases of the heart, and heart transplantation.  He is one of the world’s pioneers in stem cell therapy for heart attack and heart failure, and currently sees patients from throughout the world for evaluation for this new experimental therapy.  Dr. Hare is the founding director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, an Institute devoted to the new field of regenerative medicine. We discuss new stem cell therapies for the heart and how people may soon be able to live well for over 100 years.

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