Doctor’s Stroke, Opera Singer’s Lung Transplant Creates Heartfelt Friendship

While on leave from Cleveland Clinic, recovering and rehabilitating from a stroke that temporarily paralyzed the left side of her body, Marie Budev, DO received a package in the mail. It was from her longtime patient, internationally-renowned coloratura soprano and best-selling classical recording artist Charity Tillemann-Dick. Recipient of two double-lung transplants at Cleveland Clinic, which … Read More

Face Transplants: The Changing Face of Medicine

To many, the human face defines personhood. When it is devastated beyond the reach of conventional plastic or restorative surgery, a patient may lament both the loss of their appearance and simple functional abilities such as smiling, talking, eating, or breathing on their own. In these rare instances, a face transplant may be the only … Read More