Department of Medicine NEWS


New Interim Medical Director for the Lung Transplant Program

The PACCS Division and Solid Organ Transplant Service Line are very pleased to announce that Jagadish Patil, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, is the Interim Medical Director of the Lung Transplant Program as of July 1, 2021.  Dr. Patil is an outstanding clinician and has been a stalwart contributor for many years to the Lung Transplant Program, in addition to his activities in Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary and Critical Care. Dr. Patil has led and co-led a number of important quality improvement activities in lung transplant and is recognized by colleagues for his superb care of patients and families.  We welcome Dr Patil and sincerely thank him for assuming this interim leadership role.

Two U of M Medical School Studies Provide New Evidence to Battle Drug Price Increases

“Our study shows that dramatic drug price increases lead to much higher outpatient costs and decrease appropriate drug treatment due to access issues and health care professionals switching to a substandard drug,” said co-first author of the study, William Stauffer, MD, MSPH, FASTMH, who is a professor of medicine at the U of M Medical School. “More studies need to be done to confirm these findings, but this should increase policymakers attention as they consider solutions to extreme drug pricing.” Read Story

Claudio Brustein, MD, PhD ∙ Co-Investigator, Stem Cell Transplant in Multiple Sclerosis Study

Physician-scientists from the University of Minnesota Medical School have enrolled Minnesota’s first patient in a nationwide clinical trial studying the best treatment option for severe forms of relapsing multiple sclerosis. Read Story

Professor Honored by the American Psychological Association

William Robiner, PhD, ABPP, LP, a professor in the Department of Medicine, has been honored with the Toy Caldwell-Colbert Award for Distinguished Educator in Clinical Psychology for his commitment to education and mentorship of junior psychologists. Read Story


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    In the News ∙ New Roles, Curriculum, Offices ∙ Awards, Recognition & Accomplishments