Toronto hospital network, Quebec company behind world’s first delivery of lungs by drone

TORONTO — Dr. Shaf Keshavjee was full of nerves as he scanned Toronto‘s darkened skyline, craning his neck to spot a drone whizzing toward the downtown rooftop he was standing … Read More

Immunocompromised people should get 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose, Ontario study finds

When double lung and kidney transplant recipient Sara Murray of Acton, Ont., received her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine a few months ago, she was hoping for some “freedom.” … Read More

‘A gift’: Behind the double lung transplant that saved an Ontario COVID-19 patient’s life

Surgical director Dr. Marcelo Cypel has had his hands full during the COVID-19 pandemic. The University Health Network’s Ajmera Transplant Centre in Toronto, where he works, is the largest lung … Read More

COMMENTARY: COVID-19 pandemic could be a tipping point in ending stigma around mental health care

This essay is part of a series of perspective-based essays, written by health-care workers at the University Health Network (UHN), that delve into how they’ve survived the pandemic as people, parents … Read More

COMMENTARY: How this past year of COVID-19 changed our lives forever

This essay is part of a series of perspective-based essays, written by healthcare workers at the University Health Network (UHN), that delve into how they’ve survived the pandemic as people, … Read More

COMMENTARY: Nothing compares to what we have lived through in this past year of COVID-19

This essay is part of a series of perspective-based essays, written by healthcare workers at the University Health Network (UHN), that delve into how they’ve survived the pandemic as people, … Read More

COMMENTARY: Virtual care will continue long after COVID-19 pandemic ends

This essay is part of a series of perspective-based essays written by healthcare workers at the University Health Network (UHN), that delve into how they’ve survived the pandemic as people, parents, … Read More

The public face of the pandemic: Canadian doctors who have become medical celebrities

Sumon Chakrabarti is looking forward to the day when he’s no longer asked to appear on the nightly news. The infectious diseases physician works for Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga, … Read More

‘World first’ Parkinson’s treatment undergoing clinical trial in Toronto

Researchers in Toronto are in the early stages of developing what’s being called a “world-first” treatment for Parkinson’s disease. Currently in its first phase of clinical trials, the ultimate goal … Read More

Emergency doctor documenting the front lines of COVID-19

Every shift, Dr. Dawn Lim knows to expect the unexpected. “We are used to dealing with patients who are very sick. That’s not new,” Lim told Global News. “But patients … Read More

Protecting transplant patients from COVID-19 leads to delays in life-changing surgeries 

As the novel coronavirus wave started to roll across Canada, transplant centres had to make difficult decisions: how best to protect patients who need transplant surgeries and create space for … Read More

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