From making kidney dialysis possible to winning the Nobel Prize for bone-marrow transplantation, we have a long tradition of leading-edge research that has yielded some of the most important innovations in the history of modern medicine.

The first Scribner Shunt, a revolution in end-stage renal cure, was inserted into a patient in 1960

1960: The Scribner Shunt was inserted into the first patient in the world to be successfully treated for chronic, irreversible kidney failure by long-term hemodialysis. 

Dr. Robert Bruce conducts a cardiovascular stress test on patient using a treadmill

1963: Dr. Robert Bruce and colleagues revolutionize the monitoring of cardiovascular function using exercise stress tests.

Dr. Donnall Thomas receiving the Nobel Prize

1990: Dr. Donnall Thomas wins the Nobel Prize for pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation.

Dr. Victor Gura demonstrates the wearable kidney with John Kundzins

2015: The Wearable Artificial Kidney clinical trial is fast-tracked by the FDA after the device performs successfully in its first U.S. clinical trial at UWMC.