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Methodist Health System Celebrates Transplant Patient Number 2,700
04/28/2009
Patient Hack Kim and
transplant surgeon
Tiffany Anthony, MD,
a physician on
the medical staff at
Methodist Health System.

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DALLAS – Retired telecommunications executive Hack Kim recently became the 2,700th transplant recipient at Methodist Dallas when he received a liver transplant Feb. 4. During a celebration given to him by the transplant staff, Kim praised transplant surgeon Dr. Tiffany Anthony, a physician on the medical staff at Methodist, and the transplant staff for the excellent care provided to him. Methodist Dallas Transplant Institute performed its first transplant in 1981. Dr. Richard Dickerman, surgical director of transplant programs, was instrumental in the development of the program. He was part of the renowned group of independently practicing physicians who made transplant history in 1992 with the world’s first combined heart-kidney-pancreas transplant and was the first surgeon, along with Dr. Ron Aronoff, to successfully perform a laparoscopic nephrectomy at Methodist Dallas in 1999. The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas opened in 2003.

Note to Editor: Photo available at http://www.methodisthealthsystem.org/hackkim

About the Methodist Dallas Transplant Institute
The Transplant Institute at Methodist Dallas Medical Center has performed more than 2,700 transplants since its founding in 1981. The Institute made medical history in 1992 when it performed the world’s first successful simultaneous heart-kidney-pancreas transplant. Since that time, Methodist Dallas Medical Center Transplant Center has performed three of the world’s five combined simultaneous heart-kidney-pancreas transplants and Texas’ first successful laparoscopic nephrectomy.

About Methodist Health System
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) uses some of the latest medical technology and research to bring quality health care to individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Midlothian Health Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at www.methodisthealthsystem.org.

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Contact:
Lynette Wilkinson
Public Relations Specialist
214-947-7460
lynettewilkinson@mhd.com



Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System.

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