Medical City Opens Fetal Care Center, Will Perform Closed And Open Fetal Surgeries

Medical City Children’s Hospital recently opened its new Fetal Care Center, which offers a range of fetal services—some of which were previously limited or nonexistent in North Texas. “Quite frankly, it really has been overdue considering our population size,” says Laura Swaney, Medical City’s VP of Women’s and Children’s Services. The center will be one of the only hospitals in Dallas-Fort Worth offering closed fetal surgery, which is conducted while the baby is still in the womb. And, it will be the first hospital in North Texas—Swaney says—to offer open fetal surgery. With Dr. Timothy Crombleholme serving as director, Medical… Full Story

Dallas Company Begins Offering Drug, Alcohol Treatment Digitally

Enterhealth, a Dallas-based drug and alcohol treatment center, has designed a telemedicine program in-line with the company’s aim of treating dual-diagnosis disorders. “It’s a combination of real medical care but it’s very anonymous, very convenient and it’s not intrusive into their life at all,” Enterhealth Chief Medical Strategist Harold Urschel says. “You don’t have to go the doctor’s office, travel, park [or] pay a copay.” The 12-week treatment is managed through their telehealth service platform, Enterhealth Connect, which includes telepsychiatry and teletherapy. Patients use a video conferencing platform called Zoom to talk to doctors and therapists via smartphone, tablet or… Full Story

UT Southwestern Immunologist Receives $300,000 Research Grant

Dr. Tiffany Reese, a UT Southwestern Medical Center immunologist, received the Pew Scholar award in Biomedical Sciences to investigate maternal inflammation during pregnancy and how it alters the immunity of the developing fetus. Funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Scholars Program, the award allows Reese a 4-year grant for $300,000 to conduct her studies as one of 22 recipients chosen across the country. The program is targeted toward early-career scientists tackling some of the world’s most pressing health problems. “These awards are very difficult to get and I know there’s a lot of stiff competition out there, so I was… Full Story

Meet The 2018 Winner Of The Most Prestigious Accolade A UT Southwestern Student Can Receive

Philip Tolley’s journey to medicine began with a broken collarbone. After injuring it while playing football in high school, Tolley’s interest in becoming a doctor piqued as he experienced the long recovery process. “That forced me to be see the medical side of it,” Tolley says, “and made me realize that I wanted to be a part of that.” Last month, Dr. Tolley accepted the Ho Din Award, the most prestigious accolade a UT Southwestern Medical Center student can receive. Recipients represent the “ideal physician,” who demonstrates academic excellence and compassion within their communities. Tolley will receive the award—given out… Full Story