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Jun Zhao, D.O., named physician lead for outpatient care at Norton Children’s Cancer Institute

Jun Zhao, D.O., pediatric hematologist/oncologist, has been named physician lead for outpatient care at Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. Dr. Zhao will work with Ashok B. Raj, M.D., medical director, Norton Children’s Cancer Institute,...

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New technology for scoliosis diagnosis and treatment

The Norton Leatherman Spine Center is now home to an EOS imaging system.  EOS is an x-ray imaging system that low dose stereoradiographic images of  help physicians diagnose and treat scoliosis and other spinal disorders. EOS imaging is a leader...

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Stroke summary: Patient home four days after mechanical thrombectomy; full recovery

Shervin R. Dashti, M.D., Ph.D., was able to remove a clot from the patient’s left middle cerebral artery, which was the cause of the patient’s stroke symptoms. Incident details: 75-year-old female Arrived at Norton Brownsboro Hospital 10 p.m. Norton Neuroscience...

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When is weight-loss surgery right for your patient?

Weight-loss surgery requirements and guidelines differ for patients depending on whether they have a disease related to obesity, according to Jeff W. Allen, M.D., bariatric surgeon with Norton Surgical Specialists. “The thing about the outcomes with any weight loss therapy...

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7-session online program helps teens quit tobacco and vaping

N-O-T: Not on Tobacco, an American Lung Association program led by trained Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness facilitators, is helping kids in the Louisville area quit tobacco and vaping. About 90% of teens who participated in a N-O-T program nationally...

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Tips for health care providers reporting child abuse and neglect

All individuals in Kentucky, regardless of profession, are required by law to report suspected child abuse or neglect. Health care providers, due to their knowledge and expertise, can offer investigators a wealth of information and insight into children’s medical conditions...

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