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This Radical New Method Regenerates Failing Lungs With Blood Vessels Intact

September 20, 2017

Save for the occasional burning pain that accompanies a run, most people don’t pay much attention to the two-leafed organ puffing away in our chests.


Glenn McMahon and his wife, Kathy

After Bariatric Surgery, ECMO Saves

November 16, 2016

Glenn McMahon, a 56 year-old man from New Jersey, thought his bariatric surgery would only require an overnight stay. Following surgery, however, Glenn developed pneumonia and a severe form of the acute respiratory distress syndrome. He ended up in the intensive care unit fighting for his life.

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From Miracle Patient to ECMO Ambassador

November 10, 2016

Prasha Tuladhar’s sneakers, horn-rimmed glasses, and chic cropped hair could be the hallmarks of any New Yorker: shiny, sharp, shrewd. Little would onlookers know that without NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center’s ECMO Program treating acute respiratory failure, Prasha would not be alive.


Fourth Annual ECMO Awareness Fundraiser

4th Annual ECMO Awareness Fundraiser

November 1, 2016

The 4th Annual ECMO Awareness Fundraiser, whose proceeds benefitted the Medical ECMO Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, had a soaring turnout on October 9th, 2016 in Nansen Park, Staten Island.


Nell Pritchard, Breathing Easy

August 9, 2016

Nell Pritchard battled cystic fibrosis her entire life.  She had a fairly normal childhood, despite her disease.  However, in 2011, her condition deteriorated rapidly.  It became clear that her only chance at survival was to receive a lung transplant.  The ECMO team raced against time to stabilize her and transport her to NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia for her lifesaving transplant.


NewYork-Presbyterian employees celebrate receiving ELSO designation.

Platinum Center of Excellence Celebration

July 13, 2016

On July 13th, we celebrated NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center's recent designation as a Platinum Level Center of Excellence for ECMO. NYP/CUMC is one in only five institutions in the world to receive the Platinum Award from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO).