We're excited to celebrate one year since the opening of the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion and Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone. Thank you to all of our physicians, nurses, specialists, and other staff for an incredible first year. Click the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to learn more about the opening. (Artist: Donald Lipski) #OneYearLater #SpotTheDog
We’re proud to march in #WorldPride2019 with people from around the globe who’ve come to New York to celebrate. 🌈 Come support our local LGBTQ+ community and wave hello along the parade route, starting at noon on Sunday, June 30. #OutToHeal @NYCPride
Come cheer on the staff of @nyuwinthrophospital and the local LGBTQ+ community as they march in the Pride parade along Broadway in Long Beach, from noon to 2PM on Sunday, June 23. 🌈 #OutToHeal #lipride
When 62-year-old John started experiencing difficulties urinating and abnormal bowel movements, he visited urologist Dr. James Wysock, who confirmed a diagnosis of advanced prostate cancer. John was previously diagnosed with Lynch Syndrome, a hereditary cancer symdrome, which led medical oncologist Dr. David Wise to recommend an immunotherapy clinical trial. "I haven't found any kind of service that I can't get at NYU at this point," says John, who after one year on this trial, without symptoms and without evidence of cancer growth, continues to work full-time and take care of his 88-year-old father. "What sets NYU Langone apart is the doctors, nurses, and technicians who show an enormous level of empathy," says John. Click the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to learn more about our prostate cancer at Perlmutter Cancer Center.
We're celebrating #Pride month with a twist! The Boeke lab recreated the rainbow flag 🏳️🌈 using yeast. Distinct colors were achieved using plasmids carrying pigment genes. Click on the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to learn more about the project and our Boeke Lab. #OutToHeal
Pre-cancerous polyps or early colorectal cancers often cause NO symptoms. Don’t wait! That’s why screening is so important. Click the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to learn more about your options here.
Anna had an anterior cruciate injury playing volleyball on her high school team. Rather than clearing her for return to play, her primary care physician at NYU Langone referred her to our Sports Performance Center to go through a series of tests and exercises to ensure she was ready to return to play. The Sports Health experts identified key areas for Anna to improve prior to return to sport safely, ensuring she could get back in the game and continue striving for her goal of playing at the elite level. Click the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to learn more about our Sports Performance Center.
Bolstering its commitment to integrated, specialized cancer care in Brooklyn, we’re excited to announce the opening of a new multi-specialty outpatient facility in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, featuring the capabilities of its nationally renowned Perlmutter Cancer Center. Click the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to learn more about our new facility.
An accident at work left 51-year-old Terry with back pain and a limp. He sought out other specialists and tried physical therapy, but when that did not work, he was referred to orthopedic surgeon Dr. John Bendo at our Spine Center. “The other places I visited, I wasn’t very satisfied with the explanation of how the surgery was done, but Dr. Bendo took the time, about an hour, to go over the process and what to expect,” says Terry. Terry had a bulging disc in his back that was pushing up against a nerve, which was causing the pain. He went into surgery one August morning and left pain-free by early afternoon. "After surgery, I was able to get right up, and the pain was completely gone.” Click the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to learn more about our Spine Center.
Celebrate Pride the Brooklyn way! Stop by our booth at @brooklyn_pride’s Multicultural Festival for giveaways and to say hello to the NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn staff supporting our LGBTQ+ community. We’ll be on 5th Avenue between 2nd and 3rd streets from 11AM-5PM on June 8. #OutToHeal #BrooklynPride
Hassenfeld Children's Hospital hosted a Spring Carnival Extravaganza for our patients and families! 🎪Our seventh floor was transformed into a fair ground where games were played, prizes were won, and special memories were made. 🤗
Watching the Stanley Cup Finals? 🏒 Our Sports Health experts have years of experience treating professional hockey players, from The New York Rangers and National Women’s Hockey League to local youth teams in NYC and Brooklyn. Click the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to learn more about our Hockey Center. 🏒
Today is National Cancer Survivor’s Day, and we’re kicking off our Survivor’s Series. Laurie, 53, a businesswoman and avid scuba diver went for an annual mammogram in August 2017. The mammogram was clear, but since she had dense breast tissue, she was ordered an ultrasound. The tests showed a lump and soon after Laurie was diagnosed with breast cancer--invasive ductal carcinoma. Laurie went to see oncologist Dr. Marleen Meyers and surgical oncologist Dr. Deborah Axelrod at our Perlmutter Cancer Center. After surgery and rounds of chemotherapy, Laurie survived her diagnosis. Laurie is a cancer survivor and ready to get back to scuba diving in waters around the world. Today we celebrate her and other cancer survivors alike. Comment below to honor someone you know that has survived cancer!
A cartilage defect in both knees caused 38-year-old Sean Keegan chronic pain for as long as he can remember. Once his symptoms interfered with his ultimate frisbee career, he decided to see Sports Health expert Dr. Kirk Campbell. Dr. Campbell performed surgery on both of his knees, and Sean was home the same day and now is free of pain and back to his passion. “Only a few months after my surgery, my team, New York PoNY, won the National Championships. I wasn’t sure I’d ever be back on the field again and I ended up scoring our winning play.” Click the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to learn more about our Sports Medicine Center.
Congratulations to our @nyuschoolofmed’s graduating #Classof2019! 💜 🎉 Take a quick look at their accomplishments by the numbers #VioletPride #NYU2019 #med #meded #medschool #medicalschool
Our Family Health Centers recently debuted a new grocery store-like food pantry, called “The Table," in Sunset Park in Brooklyn. Residents select fresh produce and other food items, and learn how to prepare meals using the fresh produce available that day in a space for healthy cooking demonstrations. This new comprehensive program is a nutritional resource striving to improving the Sunset Park community's overall health. Click the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to learn more.
Dr. Robert Cerfolio, director of the Lung Cancer Center, part of our Perlmutter Cancer Center, comments on robotic approaches to lung cancer: “The ability to do minimally invasive surgery is going to change the entire ballgame for treating lung cancer, without just ablating it and not taking any part of the lung. I had some patients go home the same day of a lobectomy.” Click the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to learn more about our lung cancer care.
Not all heroes wear capes! The patients of Hassenfeld Children's Hospital teamed up with the Fireman Jasper Foundation to help their teddy bears be brave during checkups at the teddy bear clinic.
Thanks to @nbcnewamsterdam star @ryaneggold for coming to chat with our nurses for #NursesWeek. Ryan plays Dr. Eric Mannheimer, who was a clinical professor at @nyuschoolofmed and former medical director of our Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Mannheimer wrote the book that inspired the TV series, which features 12 stories about patients, one of the patients being himself, for treatment of cancer. 💜 (Repost 🎥📸: @ryaneggold)
This World Ovarian Cancer Day, we’re celebrating Roberta! After Roberta, 80, developed a gastrointestinal obstruction, her endocrinologist Dr. Paul Glassman recommended she see gynecologist oncologist Dr. Douglas Levine, who diagnosed her with advanced stage ovarian cancer. After chemotherapy, Dr. Levine successfully performed surgery to remove the remaining tumor as well as Roberta’s ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the omentum—a thin fold of abdominal tissue that lines the abdomen. Roberta has now been in remission for more than a year. “The nurses, nutritionists, and social workers are the best part about Perlmutter Cancer Center. The doctors care about their patients and they made going through this easy,” says Roberta. “I’m 80 and I’m alive. Thanks to my doctors and nurses at NYU Langone, I conquered this.” Click the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to learn more about our ovarian cancer care.
Patients and staff at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital love to get creative! Puppeteers from the @brooklynpuppetconspiracy visited and led a puppet-making workshop where kids made their own puppets, then used their imaginations to bring them to life! 💫
Happy #NursesWeek! We’d like to send a special thank you to our dedicated NYU Langone Nurses for providing compassionate care for our patients and families. 💜💜
George was running for a cab when he felt his heart pounding in an uncontrolled, unfamiliar way. He was referred to our Heart Rhythm Center where he was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter. The treatment was a series of catheter ablations, where electrophysiologist Dr. Larry Chinitz used heat to silence the signals that triggered George’s out-of-control heart rhythm. “Had I not had the ablations, I could have had a heart attack,” George says. “The procedure itself was a little scary. But Dr. Chinitz was there, and he had that smile. He held my hand. What more could you ask for?” Click on the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to read more heart rhythm patient stories.
Prolonged hand weakness led 66-year-old Queens resident Thomas Mole to seek answers. He saw spine surgeon Dr. John Bendo, who determined that he had a pinched nerve in his neck, which required surgery to correct. Thomas had a successful spinal fusion procedure last April, and is recovering well. “It was the confidence Dr. Bendo exuded that put me at ease. The way he approached my case, I knew surgery was the best option for me in order to avoid even worse complications in the future.” Click the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to learn more about our Spine Center.
More than 270 guest celebrated the inaugural Perlmutter Cancer Center – Live from Brooklyn event last night at the @1Hotels in Brooklyn! Nearly $1.7 million was raised to support cancer care at NYU Langone Health. #PCCLiveFromBK
Patients and siblings got the royal treatment at Hassenfeld Children's Hospital thanks to the For A Day Foundation and A Moment of Magic Foundation! Nails were polished, makeup was applied, and kids accessorized with tiaras, capes, and masks. There was also a visit from Queen Elsa, from "Frozen," who posed for photos while doing a variety of fun craft projects! ❄️👑
April is Limb Loss Awareness Month, and we’ll be sharing our heroic limb loss patient stories. Scott Turner, 56, underwent a transtibial amputation of his right leg at @nyulangone after battling an infection in his right foot due to type 2 diabetes. After the surgery, he chose Rusk Rehabilitation and Dr. Jeffrey Cohen to help him regain his mobility. Scott now gives back to the limb loss community as a certified peer visitor for patients at NYU Langone who have experienced recent amputation. “I hear their stories, then tell my own journey, and every time I see relief in their faces. It’s easy to fall into a pit of thinking life is over—but it isn’t.” Click on the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to learn more about our Limb Loss program.
Being a great pitcher requires more than just a good arm; it takes a strong trunk, ankles, and hips, too! Mastering movement in your lower body can maximize pitching performance, say the experts at our Sports Performance Center. They provide youth and adult pitchers tips and tweaks to improve their throwing technique, from the ground up. Get into Opening Day spirit by clicking the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to learn more about our Pitching Analysis. #OpeningDay
In one second, Manuela’s years of hard work and training to be a dancer flashed before her eyes. Manuela tore her ACL on a trampoline at a family party and knew immediately that she needed a top sports medicine doctor to address her injury so she could regain her strength and get back to the big stage. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Michael Alaia performed ACL reconstructive surgery, and combined with six months of rest and rehab, Manuela is now pain-free and back to her competitive dance regimen. “Dance is my life. Thank you, Dr. Alaia for an incredible job and helping me get through the most difficult challenge I have yet faced,” says Manuela. Click the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to learn more about our Sports Medicine Center.
Looking for the most effective way to boost your metabolism? Gaining muscle can support weight-loss efforts while protecting your body from injury, say the experts at our Sports Performance Center. Learn more about metabolism and optimal training techniques by clicking the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️.
On Match Day, members of @nyuschoolofmed’s 178th class discovered where they will train as residents to begin their careers as doctors. Congratulations, students! Click the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ for more highlights of the day.
Craig Clark, 58, a U.S. @marines Corps veteran, was looking for a medical team who shared his appreciation for out-of-the-box thinking to treat his heart failure. Thanks to Dr. Alex Reyentovich and Dr. Nader Moazami, directors of our heart transplant program, and protocols from NYU Langone that facilitate transplants from high-risk donors, he was able to receive a new heart quickly. “I expected to die suddenly and early from my heart disease,” says Craig. “Now I have years ahead of me. Becoming a patient at the NYU Langone Transplant Institute was truly a lifesaver for me.” Click the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to learn more about our Transplant Institute.
Patients and families at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital enjoyed a colorful and musical Mardi Gras celebration yesterday. Patients created masks, made necklaces, and listened to live jazz music. 🎷
Last night’s FACES Gala raised more than $5.1 million for epilepsy research and the advancement of new therapies. Shawna and Michael Camilleri were honored, Emmy-nominated actress @elliekemper served as the Master of Ceremonies, and Hamilton’s @mig.cervantes performed! Thank you to everyone who attended! Click the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ for more information.
What a night! Last Thursday’s Playing for Pediatrics Winter Game night raised nearly $1.2 million to help fund cutting-edge research and care at #HassenfeldChildrensHospital! Click the link in our bio to learn more. #PFPWGN19
To help raise awareness for #ColorectalCancerAwarenessMonth, our gastroenterology faculty, fellows, and staff joined the American College of Gastroenterology for Dress in Blue Day. Stay tuned all month for information on colorectal cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment. Learn more about our services and Perlmutter Cancer Center by clicking the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️.
By studying the songs of mice from the cloud forests of Costa Rica, @nyuschoolofmed researchers have discovered a brain circuit that may enable the high-speed back and forth of conversation. Read more by clicking the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️.
Congratulations to @nyuniversity and NYU Winthrop Hospital on the creation of NYU Long Island School of Medicine! The new, tuition-free, three-year medical school will be located on the NYU Winthrop Hospital campus in Mineola, Long Island, and have a curricular focus on training and producing primary care physicians. | Repost via @nyuniversity A tuition-free, three-year degree. With a focus on producing primary care physicians. Introducing the NYU Long Island School of Medicine at the NYU Winthrop Hospital campus in Mineola—poised to develop a new generation of medical leaders. (New York State Education Department approval pending.) For more information, visit the link in our Instagram Story.
Identical twins Daniel and Joshua not only share a special bond with each other, but also with the surgeon who saved them. “As a surgeon, two of my best rewards are the relief I see on parents’ faces and the family photos they send me after recovery,” says their physician Dr. Ralph Mosca, a pediatric heart surgeon at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital. Click the🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to read their full story. #UnstoppableHeartsUnbeatableCare
Feeling under the weather? There's no need to brave the storm to see a doctor. With Virtual Urgent Care, you can have a real-time video visit with a world-class NYU Langone doctor—right from your phone or tablet. Click the 🔗 in our bio to learn more ⬆️.
On National Women’s Physician Day, we’re featuring our female experts who are athletes themselves, and apply their passion for sports into their practice. Sports medicine specialist Dr. Elizabeth Barchi had an early career with @brandywineballet, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Cordelia Carter is an avid marathoner, and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Julie Han was a professional figure skater and still skates when she’s not seeing patients. From the stage, track, and rink to the exam room, SWIPE LEFT to see some of our female experts in their element. To learn more about our Sports Medicine Center click the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️.
More than 30 years ago, one of our renowned cardiac surgeons saved Sarah's son’s life with an innovative procedure performed on children born with only one functioning heart ventricle. Last year, Dr. Mathew Williams, director of our Heart Valve Center, saved Sarah's life with a tiny clip designed to repair a leaky heart valve. Click on the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ for her full story. #UnstoppableHeartsUnbeatableCare
From transplant surgeon to transplant patient: How Dr. Robert Montgomery, a pioneering transplant surgeon and long-time advocate for the use of organs from high-risk donors, shares how he recently received a Hepatitis C-positive organ at NYU Langone. Click the 🔗 in our bio to read more ⬆️.
This past weekend, a group of Dalmatians and their owners paid a special visit to Spot the Dog at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital! 🐶
This pacemaker—no bigger than a large vitamin and no heavier than a penny—is the world’s smallest. In 2014, Dr. Larry Chinitz, director of NYU Langone’s Heart Rhythm Center, became the first doctor in the United States to successfully implant the device, known as the Micra. He has since implanted more than 100. “The Micra can do everything a conventional pacemaker can do,” says Dr. Chinitz, “with far fewer complications.” Click the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to learn more. 💜
You don't have to give up your fitness routine just because it's cold outside. Snowshoeing is a fun way to extend your outdoor workouts this winter! ❄️ It’s a test of balance, cardiovascular fitness, and muscular endurance. It’s also an opportunity to train the hamstrings, glutes, quads, and calves without the impact of running. Our Sports Performance Center provides health and fitness evaluations to help you choose the right exercises for your fitness goals. Click the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to learn more.
Thomas, 73, an active retiree and sailboat racer, was initially told he’d need to have his chest cracked open to replace his faulty aortic valve. Thanks to a nonsurgical procedure (TAVR) performed by Dr. Mathew Williams, director of our Heart Valve Center, he was back on the water within a week. Click the 🔗 in our bio ⬆️ to read more.
Olympic gold medalist Amanda Kessel, from the U.S. women’s national ice hockey team, visited with kids at the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. She helped the kids make their own medals, and shared the motto that she and many of her teammates go by: "work hard and have fun!" Amanda also plays on the Metropolitan Riveters, part of the professional National Women’s Hockey League, for which NYU Langone Health’s Hockey Center is the official hospital partner. Learn more about our Hockey Center by clicking the 🔗 in our bio! ⬆️
Happy New Year from NYU Langone Health! Congratulations to Sebanti and Ani Chatterjee, proud parents of Ishan, the first baby born at Tisch Hospital in 2019 at 2:41AM on January 1. And congrats to all the New Year’s babies and their families!