In Memoriam: Khalid M.H. Butt, MD, FRCS (Eng), FACS

By ASTS
Published on June 19, 2017

Khalid Butt was a tireless champion of Transplantation. He devoted his life to his patients and always sought new and innovative ways to create opportunities for them to receive kidneys.
Over the course of his nearly 50-year career, Dr. Butt performed over 4,000 kidney transplants. Beyond his vast professional accomplishments, Khalid is remembered by his family and those who knew him best as a kind and gentle soul, a compassionate and attentive listener, with an unlimited capacity to serve and help anyone he could.

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NYU and the North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset are looking to open a heart transplant centers

By Ciara McCarthy (Patch Staff) -

The Department of Health has recommended the approval of two new heart transplant programs, at New York University Hospital and North Shore University Hospital, the first new heart transplant centers to be developed in New York State in nearly twenty years,” the statement said. “After careful review, the Department recommended approval on the basis that these programs will expand the availability of high quality organ transplant services, help increase donation and transplant rates, and improve the geographic accessibility of these programs, particularly for Long Island, Brooklyn, and Queens residents.

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