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

Meet The Father Whose Transplanted Lungs Have Lasted 26 Years

Lung transplants are the most challenging of solid organ transplants. While success rates are improving, the 5-year survival rate is still under 60%.  For Tom Mathews, his transplanted lungs have lasted more than two decades. Twenty-six years after the Newark, Ohio resident’s bi-lateral lung transplantation was performed at Cleveland Clinic, both lungs – donated in … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Establishes UAE’s First Comprehensive Organ Transplant Program

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates: Physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi have made history in the UAE by developing a comprehensive multi-organ transplant program which is already transforming patients’ lives. This month, the multi-specialty hospital successfully completed the United Arab Emirates’ first full liver transplant on Feb. 1, 2018, and first lung transplant on Feb. 11, … Read More