'American Sniper' Hits (the Road) Home'“The film was a moving and accurate portrayal of the impact combat has on our soldiers and, especially, their families,” said Mark Pollack MD, chairman of Rush's Department of Psychiatry.
Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
Patient feedback information is available for physicians employed by Rush University Medical Center who have received
30 or more patient surveys. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
Friendliness/courtesy of the care provider
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your treatment
Information the care provider gave you about medications
Instructions the care provider gave you about follow-up care
Your confidence in this care provider
Degree to which care provider talked with you using words you could understand
Amount of time the care provider spent with you
For more information about patient feedback, see the Quality Care section of the Rush University Medical Center website.
(If you cannot play the video, you may need to update to the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.)
I’m one of the transplant surgeons. I do kidney, pancreas and liver transplants — mostly kidney and pancreas transplants.
The biggest changes in transplant that you see ongoing is the changes in the immunosuppression — the antirejection medications that we give. They’re continually evolving, continually improving. And you see outcomes continuing to improve because of that. The frequency that we see rejection has certainly gone down dramatically in the last 20 or 30 years. And the side effect profile of the medications is so much better than it used to be.
One of the misconceptions that people get — probably from TV — about transplant is that you have a transplant surgery, you get a kidney, you go home from the hospital and that’s the end of the show. In reality taking care of the kidney, or any organ, is really a critical part of the transplant process. And so we’re very involved in that. So we see the patients quite a lot after transplant as well.