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The first double Lung The transplant at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City took place recently on Iron Chef America winner James Kelly. Kelly appeared on season four of the popular food show, where he helped his brother, chef Peter Kelly, to victory over culinary king Bobby Flay. Thank you Kelly for being part of another successful team – Mount Sinai’s new lung transplant team that helped the New York health system reach a major milestone.

The surgery took place last March and Kelly Fox, a 58-year-old professional chef from Whitestone, New York, told News, “I got my double lung transplant on March 3 this year. If you never know, you’ll see or talk to me. No. I am indebted to Dr. Seethanraju for that. ”

Kelly was diagnosed with emphysema and lung disease due to a condition called silicosis. According to Kelly and his doctors, Kelly’s lung disease was related to exposure at the World Trade Center, where he volunteered to serve lunch to first responders at Ground Zero in the days following the 9/11 attacks.

View of Mount Sinai Hospital, such as Fener Greek Patriarch Bartholomew, who was hospitalized in New York on November 3, 2021.  Kelly is thankful to be part of another successful team - a milestone in Mount Sinai's new lung transplant team that has helped New York take the health system to the next level.

View of Mount Sinai Hospital, such as Fener Greek Patriarch Bartholomew, who was hospitalized in New York on November 3, 2021. Kelly is thankful to be part of another successful team – a milestone in Mount Sinai’s new lung transplant team that has helped New York take the health system to the next level.
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Kelly Fox told News‌ “I did everything I could during the first few days that the towers fell. Like so many people, I went back to work thinking how blessed I was to be able to help in such a small way.”

The surgeon performed a live-saving procedure on firefighters whose religious beliefs were opposed to blood transfusions.

In 2004, Kelly told Fox News that she had undergone a chest lymph node biopsy, which revealed that she was exposed to metals due to the dust around her at Ground Zero. Kelly has been hospitalized several times with lung infections and on May 4, 2019 he was told he needed a double lung transplant. Dr. Scott Shinein, MD, FACS and Dr. Harish Seethanraju, MD were present when Kelly searched.

In an interview recorded before his surgery at Mount Sinai provided by Fox News to Kelly, he described how he waited for the phone ring for a lung donor. That call came last winter.

“We went to bed and the phone rang at 1am,” Kelly recalled in the interview and “my wife said it was a call. I’m ready to go.”

Sheinin, director of lung transplantation at Mount Sinai Health Systems, told Fox News that Kelly had “emphysema with an element called silicosis, which is usually an inflammatory response to dust particles in the lungs and the like.” , So it fits his exposure to 9/11. ”

Sheinin, director of lung transplantation at Mount Sinai Health Systems, told Fox News that Kelly had "emphysema with an element called silicosis, which is usually an inflammatory response to dust particles in the lungs and the like."  , So it fits his exposure to 9/11. "

Sheinin, director of lung transplantation at Mount Sinai Health Systems, told Fox News that Kelly had “emphysema with an element called silicosis, which is usually an inflammatory response to dust particles in the lungs and the like.” , So it fits his exposure to 9/11. ”
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Skynine assisted in initiating Mount Sinai’s new lung failure and transplant program, and led the surgical team involved in Kelly’s surgery, including transplant pulmonologist Dr. Harish Seetanraju. Since the Milestone March surgery, the team has performed more than half a dozen double lung transplants, a hospital spokeswoman told Fox News.

Skinin is one of only a handful of surgeons in the world dedicated not only to over a thousand lung transplants, but also to lung transplants without blood transfusions, which health experts say can reduce the chances of a quick recovery and lung injury, infection, and heart. Attack and stroke after surgery. He said in an interview that managing Mount Sinai’s first double lung transplant and helping to lead the hospital’s new lung transplant program was a new era for the health system.

“Our team as a whole is ready and we are excited and we are very happy to be going,” he said in an interview.

Skinin is one of the few surgeons in the world dedicated to not only over a thousand lung transplants, but also lung transplants without blood transfusions, which health experts say can help speed recovery and reduce the chances of lung injury, infection, and heart.  Attack and stroke after surgery.  He said in an interview that managing Mount Sinai's first double lung transplant and helping to lead the hospital's new lung transplant program was a new era for the health system.

Skinin is one of the few surgeons in the world dedicated to more than a thousand lung transplants, as well as lung transplants without blood transfusions, which health experts say can help speed recovery and reduce the chances of lung injury, infection, and heart. Attack and stroke after surgery. He said in an interview that managing Mount Sinai’s first double lung transplant and helping to lead the hospital’s new lung transplant program was a new era for the health system.
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Kelly is excited about his new lease on life and said in an interview with Fox News that “it’s been a long time coming”. Kelly thanked his family, doctors and staff for their support.

“It’s humility, humility, humility,” Kelly Fox News said in a pre – surgery interview. “Someone, the last thing they want to do before they go, is to think that giving life to someone else – thinking about someone else … I can not find the words for it. It’s so great, it makes me speechless,” Kelly said in that interview.

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As the Iron Chef winner continues to recover, he told Fox News that he has been thanking his son for receiving his second black belt over the past three months, teaching his son driving, seeing him go to his senior prank and see his son graduating from high school next week.

The chef, who kindly thanked his Mount Sinai team, said he also planned to reap the benefits and said in a pre-surgical interview, “It gives you a good feeling. I hope it gives you the last good feeling even if you do not do something like organ donation, so I do not know who will receive this.” I assure you it’s a beautiful thing. ”