Dr. Mary Zupanc awarded prestigious Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Award

Dr. Mary Zupanc has achieved many superlatives over her long career in medicine; accolades and awards have followed. But the co-director of the CHOC Neuroscience Institute and UCI professor of pediatrics and neurology considers the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award her highest honor of all.

Years in the works, NICU hires its first senior fellow in neonatal cardiac intensive care

After years of planning, CHOC’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), in a partnership with UC Irvine Health, has hired its first senior fellow in neonatal cardiovascular ICU and hemodynamics. The fourth-year fellowship position is one of only two such ones in the western U.S. and the first-ever senior level fellowship at CHOC in any specialty.

Collaborative effort involving milestone procedure saves premature baby with complex heart disease

The odds were stacked against Hope when she was born prematurely at 31 weeks and five days, weighing just 2 pounds, 3 ounces. Today, Hope is alive thanks to a team of doctors, nurses and others who cared for her throughout a four month stay on CHOC’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU).