UChicago Medicine transplant hepatologist Anjana Pillai's commitment to patients, research and social justice issues has been shaped by her physician father as well as her childhood in India and the U.S.
Brian Clark struggled with congestive heart failure for more than 10 years. In 2017, he learned he needed a heart transplant and was prepared to wait months for a match. Two days after being listed, he received an unexpected offer from a coworker — a directed donation of a deceased relative's heart.
Transplant recipients must follow a strict diet for a year after their surgery. Due to their immunosuppressive medications that keep their bodies from rejecting a new organ, transplant recipients are more susceptible to developing infections, and a foodborne illness can make a patient seriously ill.