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Juan Carlos Caicedo, M.D.
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Juan Carlos Caicedo is is Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director of the Hispanic Transplant Program at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and chair of the diversity issues committee for the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. He is a member of the Hispanic Hospital and Community Council at the Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network of Illinois.

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The Simple Difference: Close Cultural and Linguistic Gaps to Save Lives of Hispanics

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 10:47 AM

Your life should not depend on your ability to understand the doctor's written instructions.

For the 21,375 Hispanics in this country on the organ transplant waiting list, the language and cultural barriers to staying alive appear insurmountable. Every 10 minutes a new patient is added to the waiting...

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