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Winter 2011

5,000th Liver Transplant Performed at UCLA

12/28/2010

VS-Winter11-Liver Transplant TeamThe Dumont-UCLA Transplant Center performed its 5,000th liver transplant, becoming only the second program in the world to achieve this milestone. The landmark surgery was performed in September by Ronald W. Busuttil, M.D., Ph.D., and his team. Dr. Busuttil also performed the first successful liver transplant at UCLA in 1984, establishing what would become the largest and most active liver transplant program in the country. “These 5,000 liver transplants reflect the work of our incredibly dedicated team,” Dr. Busuttil says. “I could not be more proud of what we have accomplished together thus far — saving lives. That’s what it’s all about.”





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