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Living Donor Tim Nelson

Living Donor Tim Nelson

When Tim Nelson decided to donate a kidney, he joined more than 10 other UW Health employees who have already shared the gift of life through living kidney donation.Learn more about living kidney donationLearn more about kidney transplant 
4/16/2014 | Living Donor Tim Nelson

Lung Transplant Recipient Advocates for Organ Donation

Lung Transplant Recipient Advocates for Organ Donation

Transplant at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is one of the world's foremost organ transplant programs, and UW Organ and Tissue Donation is recognized as one of the nation's leading organ and tissue donation programs. Meet Lisa ...
3/28/2014 | Lung Transplant Recipient Advocates for Organ Donation

TAVR Procedure Helps Patients with Severely Damaged Aortic Valve video

TAVR Procedure Helps Patients with Severely Damaged Aortic Valve video

In January 2012 Bill Tewes became one of the first people in Wisconsin to undergo transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a procedure that allows correction for patients with aortic valves deemed too damaged for surgery. Related informati...
2/17/2014 | TAVR Procedure Helps Patients with Severely Damaged Aortic Valve video

An Answer to Their Prayers

An Answer to Their Prayers

Imagine living with someone who screamed more than 1,000 times a day, at the decibel level louder than a lawn mower. The Hanegraaf family of Appleton, Wis., lived in misery for three and a half years until a UW Health surgeon came up with a solu...
1/21/2014 | An Answer to Their Prayers

Portraying the Transplant Waiting List in Photographs: Video

Portraying the Transplant Waiting List in Photographs: Video

Musician and artist Silas Ritchie was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at birth. Eventually, his disease led to his need for a double-lung transplant and the wait for his second chance at life began. His friend and fellow artist proposed a project...
12/11/2013 | Portraying the Transplant Waiting List in Photographs: Video

Cardiac Rehabilitation Changes Woman's Life After Heart Attacks

Cardiac Rehabilitation Changes Woman

In the aftermath of suffering three small heart attacks in three days, Roberta embraced UW Health's cardiac rehabilitation program, and feels like a different woman because of her emphasis on exercise and smart food choices. 
12/02/2013 | Cardiac Rehabilitation Changes Woman's Life After Heart Attacks

Liver Transplant 10 Days After Heart Surgery

Liver Transplant 10 Days After Heart Surgery

Tom Slattery had his first heart attack at 35, and in 2001 was facing liver failure. He needed both heart bypass and liver transplant surgeries, and came to UW Hospital and Clinics in Madison, looking for a chance at life. UW Health Heart, Vascu...
12/02/2013 | Liver Transplant 10 Days After Heart Surgery

Regaining Vitality at the Faint and Fall Clinic

Regaining Vitality at the Faint and Fall Clinic

UW Health's Faint and Fall Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin draws on the combined expertise of specialists in cardiovascular medicine, geriatrics and neurology. Meet Joe Capaul Waunakee's Joe Capaul felt "worn out" for the past few years. A tri...
10/25/2013 | Regaining Vitality at the Faint and Fall Clinic

Dusty Deming: Cancer Doctor, and Patient

Dusty Deming: Cancer Doctor, and Patient

The University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, the state's only comprehensive cancer center, sees nearly 250 new patients a year with colorectal cancers who benefit from our advanced diagnosis and treatment techniques. Dusty Deming: Cancer D...
8/15/2013 | Dusty Deming: Cancer Doctor, and Patient