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Heart transplant program changes chief after patient deaths


October 19, 2018

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital is replacing the surgical director of its renowned heart transplant programs with two veteran transplant surgeons and a veteran transplant program executive after a series of media reports on an unusual number of patient deaths.

The move comes after Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center temporarily shut down the program in the wake of reports by the Houston Chronicle and ProPublica of problems with the program.

The hospital announced Friday that Dr. Kenneth Liao and Dr. Alexis Shafii will jointly lead the program previously led by Dr. Jeffrey Morgan. Deborah M...

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