"Milestone" Pediatric Transplant in UK Kentucky Children's Hospital
Ms. Sheryl Stroud, Courtney Stroud and Dr. Stefan Kiessling
morning, Dr. Michael Karpf, Dr. Tim Bricker from the UK Kentucky
Children’s Hospital, our chair of surgery, Dr. Jay Zwischenberger, along
with Dr. Stefan Kiessling, Dr. Roberto Gedaly and our entire transplant
team hosted a news conference to discuss UK’s first pediatric kidney
transplant in over eight years.
patient, Courtney Stroud from Carlisle, attended the news conference
with her mother saying that she is ready to go back to school and of
course return to a more normal teenage life. Every day we hear amazing
stories like Courtney’s at UK. It is rewarding when we are able to tell
the story publically about how our physicians, health care professionals
and other staff work to save the lives of Kentuckians, providing
world-class care close to home.
Already a few news articles are coming out today so I wanted to make sure the UK family could see the news as soon as possible.
Herald Leader: http://www.kentucky.com/2010/09/13/1433205/uk-performs-first-pediatric-kidney.html
UK Now: http://uknow.uky.edu/content/uk-healthcare-celebrates-pediatric-kidney-transplant