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Welcome to UCI Health Clinical Connection, a gateway to cutting-edge research, clinical advancements and physician-centric resources, curated by our esteemed UCI Health experts. We are dedicated to providing you with valuable insights to enhance your practice and professional development.

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Cancer |view more

Advancing CAR T-cell therapy News

Advancing CAR T-cell therapy

UCI Health hematologic oncologist offers insights and analysis of the transformative treatments.

Hematologist joins podcast to highlight studies in clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential News

Hematologist joins podcast to highlight studies in clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential

UCI Health hematologist Catherine Coombs, MD joined Blood Cancers Today's The HemOnc Pulse podcast to highlight recent studies in clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP) presented at the 65th American Society of Hematology ...

Chief of Breast Imaging discusses women's health, preventative care, and early cancer screening in the Asian American community Video

Chief of Breast Imaging discusses women's health, preventative care, and early cancer screening in the Asian American community

Irene S. Tsai, MD is a board-certified radiologist who specializes in the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. Her clinical interests include breast MRI, high-risk breast screening and image-guided breast biopsy.

Gastroenterology |view more

Digestive Health Institute hosts over 250 attendees in 3-day symposium Video

Digestive Health Institute hosts over 250 attendees in 3-day symposium

Hear Brian Smith, MD highlight the surgical techniques and advanced technology presented at 16th annual UCI Health Digestive Health Symposium.

Surgeons publish in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons News

Surgeons publish in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons

The nationwide study concludes that colectomies and proctectomies performed by colorectal surgeons were associated with improved outcomes compared to general surgeons. Data were obtained from the Vizient database for adults who underwent ...

Anoushka Dua, MD Shares 48 Hours in the Life of Undergoing a Diagnostic Colonoscopy Video

Anoushka Dua, MD Shares 48 Hours in the Life of Undergoing a Diagnostic Colonoscopy

UCI Health gastroenterology fellow and ACG Evidence-Based GI ambassador Anoushka Dua, MD shares 48 hours in the life of receiving a diagnostic colonoscopy.

Neuroscience |view more

Ahmed Mohyeldin, MD, PhD discusses team approach to neurological care Video

Ahmed Mohyeldin, MD, PhD discusses team approach to neurological care

“It’s not just a solo effort by the surgeon. It’s a team effort,” says UCI Health neurosurgeon Ahmed Mohyeldin, MD, PhD, who specializes in skull base and endoscopic cranial surgery. “I think the patients here at UCI benefit the most knowing ...

Neurologist leads novel care of multiple sclerosis Video

Neurologist leads novel care of multiple sclerosis

UCI Health neurologist and multiple sclerosis specialist Michael Sy, MD, PhD discussed how the UCI Health Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care Center spearheads innovative and novel treatments of MS.

Comprehensive epilepsy program chief and neurohospitalist discuss their vision for the future of neurological and epilepsy care at UCI Health Video

Comprehensive epilepsy program chief and neurohospitalist discuss their vision for the future of neurological and epilepsy care at UCI Health

Hear David King-Stephens, MD, chief, comprehensive epilepsy program, and neurohospitalist Masaki Nagamine, MD offer a clinical update during a recent community event.

Obstetrics & Gynecology |view more

Managing uterine fibroids at any age News

Managing uterine fibroids at any age

UCI Health gynecologist Dr. Naghmeh Salamat-Saberi spoke to Black Doctor about the growths and how they are treated. She stresses the need to closely monitor menstrual cycles and in the event of any changes in periods, like unusually heavy ...

UCI Health maternal-fetal medicine expert named President-Elect of APGO News

UCI Health maternal-fetal medicine expert named President-Elect of APGO

UCI Health Maternal-Fetal Medicine expert Carol Major, MD, has been named President-Elect of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), an organization that represents academic obstetricians and gynecologists in ...

Top OB-Gyn news stories of 2023 News

Top OB-Gyn news stories of 2023

UCI Health has again been recognized as one of the best U.S. hospitals for maternity care by Newsweek.

Ophthalmology |view more

Pediatric ophthalmologist inspired to help disadvantaged children News

Pediatric ophthalmologist inspired to help disadvantaged children

Made with a 3D printer, these inexpensive spectacles provide vision correction for children with head or facial abnormalities who are unable to wear regular frames, as well as children whose families cannot afford traditional glasses.

Ophthalmology faculty finds potential new therapy for retinal degeneration News

Ophthalmology faculty finds potential new therapy for retinal degeneration

A research team led by the UC Irvine School of Medicine has identified a potential new gene-independent therapeutic strategy for treating the millions of people worldwide who suffer from retinal degeneration, a group of diseases that can lead to vision loss.

UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute celebrates 10th anniversary News

UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute celebrates 10th anniversary

The UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute recently marked a decade of remarkable accomplishments in the field of ophthalmology.

Otolaryngology |view more

Yarah Haidar, MD: Oropharyngeal cancer Video

Yarah Haidar, MD: Oropharyngeal cancer

"With the rise in HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancers, we do see patients in their 30's and 40's with oropharyngeal cancers," says UCI Health head and neck surgeon Yarah Haidar, MD.

Tjoson Tjoa, MD: Head and neck cancer awareness Video

Tjoson Tjoa, MD: Head and neck cancer awareness

Head and neck surgeon shares recent developments in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancers of the head and neck.

Head and neck surgeons discuss minimally invasive cancer treatment Video

Head and neck surgeons discuss minimally invasive cancer treatment

UCI Health head and neck surgeons Tjoson Tjoa, MD and Yarah Haidar, MD met to discuss recent advancements in their field and specifically the use of transoral robotic surgery to identify the primary malignancy for a patient who has an ...

Urology |view more

UCI-led study: Alkaline water doesn’t help prevent kidney stones News

UCI-led study: Alkaline water doesn’t help prevent kidney stones

Bottled water marketed as "alkaline water" is unlikely to be an effective alternative for prevention of recurrent urinary stones, according to a UCI-led study.

UCI Health enrolls patient in first U.S. study of medical device for erectile dysfunction News

UCI Health enrolls patient in first U.S. study of medical device for erectile dysfunction

The first U.S. clinical trial for a groundbreaking radiofrequency device targeting #erectiledysfunction (ED) is now underway at UCI Health

Message from the Chair: Jaime Landman, MD, Chair of the UCI Health Department of Urology News

Message from the Chair: Jaime Landman, MD, Chair of the UCI Health Department of Urology

The UCI Health Urology department has a proud tradition of clinical excellence. Our comprehensive urological services encompass the absolute best in innovative and minimally invasive patient care.

UCI Health |view more

UCI Health celebrates transformational acquisition of four community hospitals News

UCI Health celebrates transformational acquisition of four community hospitals

Adding medical centers in Orange, Los Angeles counties extends health system's presence, advances UC Irvine’s mission to serve Californians.

UCI Health dedicates radiation oncology center in Fountain Valley News

UCI Health dedicates radiation oncology center in Fountain Valley

Facility expands access to specialty cancer care across the county.

UCI Health selected for nationwide collaborative to accelerate expansion of age-friendly care for older adults News

UCI Health selected for nationwide collaborative to accelerate expansion of age-friendly care for older adults

This first-of-its-kind collaborative, led by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), has selected 30 U.S. health systems that will accelerate and spread adoption of evidence-based, high-quality care for older adults across all ...

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