Dr. Susan M. Lerner, MD

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Affiliation:

  • The Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Location:

  • Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice
  • 5 East 98th Street
  • New York, NY
  • 212-659-8086
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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who need a kidney transplant are better off receiving an available organ from an older deceased donor rather than waiting for one from a younger donor, a new study shows.

    While kidneys from older donors can't provide younger patien...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplantation Medicine:

    THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Liver transplants from live donors appear to work just as well as traditional transplants for patients with sudden (acute) liver failure, new research suggests.

    What's more, people who donate a portion of their liver (live donors) don't seem to...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplantation Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many transplant surgeons in the United States suffer burnout, a new study reveals.

    Researchers at the Henry Ford Transplant Institute in Detroit surveyed 218 male and female transplant surgeons, aged 31 to 79. Almost half said they had a low se...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplantation Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research from South Africa suggests that HIV may not be a barrier for kidney transplants between people infected with the virus that causes AIDS.

    The findings are good news for HIV-positive patients who worry about getting kidneys from othe...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplantation Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even as the need for heart transplants increases, more donor hearts are being discarded, with a new study showing that only one in three donated hearts finds a recipient.

    In addition, rejection of donor hearts varies across the United States, par...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who face amputation of a foot or leg can have their limb saved by minimally invasive surgery to improve blood flow, a new study suggests.

    Among the patients tested and treated in a limb salvage pro...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about General Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Organ transplants have saved more than 2 million years of life in the United States over 25 years, new research shows.

    But less than half of the people who needed a transplant in that time period got one, according to a report published in the...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hematology:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Gay and bisexual men who have abstained from sex for one year will be allowed to donate blood in the United States, under a new federal policy that would reverse a 31-year ban on donations from men who have sex with men.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Ad...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplantation Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New rules intended to create a more level playing field for those awaiting kidney transplants in the United States go into effect Thursday.

    The changes are designed to lengthen the time younger patients will have workin...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplantation Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who need a heart transplant may be better off if they get a new heart as soon as possible rather than waiting for a perfect match, according to a new study.

    Researchers assessed 10-year survival among more than 2,700 children in the Un...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even if they were willing, most people in the United States aren't qualified to be kidney donors because of health or financial reasons, a new study has found.

    More than 75 percent of the population could not donate, said Dr. Anthony Bleyer, a nep...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug regimen is producing high cure rates in small groups of liver transplant patients with hepatitis C, researchers report.

    The study's results are a "landmark achievement," said study first author Dr. Paul Kwo, professor of medicine at the...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplantation Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A preliminary gene test may help identify kidney transplant patients at risk of organ rejection, researchers report.

    Organ rejection occurs in 15 percent to 20 percent of kidney transplant patients, even when they are given drugs to suppress thei...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Plastic/reconstructive Surgery:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In the world of 21st-century medicine, organ transplantation is nothing new.

    The first kidney transplant took place in 1950, followed by the first liver transplant in 1963 and the first human heart transplant in 1967. By 2010, doctors had even m...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplantation Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Physical frailty may lead to worse five-year survival rates among kidney transplant patients, regardless of their age, a new study shows.

    The findings suggest that patients should be screened for frailty before kidney transplantation, and that t...Full Article