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Top Docs 2014: Meet some Local Heroes

San Diego doctors and medical researchers are busy trying to save the world.
Photography by Robert Benson

By Sanna Coates

At UC San Diego, neurosurgeon Joseph Ciacci is leading a clinic trial where neural stem cells are being injected into patients with chronic spinal injuries. Read Dr. Ciacci’s own account on why this is so exciting here.

The heart transplant team at Rady Children’s Hospital is now able to replace a child’s heart. Read more here about what this means for San Diego families.

As the first hospital in the country, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns is using a new technology that allows premature babies to receive blood from the umbilical cord while they are resuscitated. Find out here how this groundbreaking procedure works.

These are just some of the success stories in this month’s Top Docs feature. Read the rest of the articles—including our big list of San Diego’s top 732 physicians—here.

Top Docs 2014: Meet some Local Heroes

Photography by Robert Benson

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