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5,000th Liver Transplant

THE 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 by Ronald W. Busuttil, M.D., Ph.D., and his team on September 26, 2010. Dr. Busuttil also did 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,” says Dr. Busuttil. “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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