2021: Michigan Medicine Photos of the Year

December 22, 2021  //  FOUND IN: News,

All around Michigan Medicine, incredible things have taken place in 2021 — from scientific breakthroughs to patient success stories, milestones in the classroom (and clinic) and, of course, the organizationwide effort to care for and vaccinate as many as possible in the fight against COVID-19.

Michigan Medicine photographers and team members have been there through it all to document and capture the year’s most memorable images.

For the first time ever, Headlines is proud to present the Michigan Medicine Photos of the Year:

The organization’s first implantation of a newly-approved nonsurgical heart valve for congenital heart disease took place on June 21. Mott is the first and only hospital to offer the device — known as Melody. (Photo by Chris Hedly.)

After dealing with shortness of breath, David Sloan, Jr., came to Michigan Medicine for treatment. It revealed a major underlying issue. Now, Sloan is back to his active lifestyle, which includes time on the tennis court. (Photo by Bryan McCullough.)

After contracting COVID-19 last year, U-M Health nurse Michelle Davis’ return to work — and life — has filled her with gratitude. Check out her story here. (Photo by Chris Hedly.)

A patient with cancer at Michigan Medicine got married on campus earlier this year. And it was all thanks to the help of faculty and staff. (Photo by Chris Hedly.)

Antonio Marcondes Lerario, M.D., Dipika Mohan, Ph.D., and Gary Douglas Hammer, M.D., Ph.D., collaborate together on their research. (Photo by Erica Bass.)

A team member prepares a syringe with the COVID-19 vaccine at one of the organization’s many vaccine clinics earlier this year. Clinics were held at a variety of locations, including Michigan Stadium. (Photo by Hunter Mitchell.)

Among the patients to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the Big House was a World War II veteran. (Photo by Hunter Mitchell.)

As the year progressed, vaccines eventually opened to children aged 5-11. This Little Victor was among the first in her age group to receive the shot. (Photo by Chris Hedly.)

While learning is at the forefront of the mission at the U-M Medical School, some fun and games — and community involvement — is always a plus. At Mitchell Field, med students participated in M-Home Olympics, helping students, faculty and staff engage in a relaxing way. (Photo by Chris Hedly.)

Clifford Suhyun Cho, M.D., performs a Whipple operation on a patient to treat their pancreatic cancer. (Photo by Erica Bass.)

Steven Telian, M.D., an acoustic neuroma surgeon keeps his eye on some monitors during a surgery earlier this year. An acoustic neuroma is a noncancerous tumor on the main nerve leading from the inner ear to the brain. (Photo by Hunter Mitchell.)

Esther “Jane” Cremean underwent a procedure for aortic valve stenosis at Michigan Medicine. Here, the 85-year-old reads with her great-grandson. (Photo by Hunter Mitchell.)

Five-year-old Chloe Moser has had four heart surgeries at Mott — meaning her Ohio State-loving family bleeds a little maize and blue, as well. Here she is with heart surgeon Vikram Sood, M.D. (Photo by Bryan McCullough.)

A doctor examines blood plasma in a research lab at the Rogel Cancer Center. (Photo by Hunter Mitchell.)

A team member reads to a little patient as part of a Read-a-thon at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. (Photo by Chris Hedly.)

Eric Fearon, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Rogel Cancer Center, gets into the spirit of March Madness. (Photo by Bryan McCullough.)

It’s been said that superheroes work here. That was literally the case earlier this year when window washers came to Mott dressed as their favorite characters, bringing joy to kids throughout the facility. (Photo by Chris Hedly.)

Stay tuned to Headlines tomorrow for a look back at the top stories of 2021!