Focus of Work
I am an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiac Surgery at Northwestern University and Attending Cardiac Surgeon at Northwestern Medicine. Within the Bluhm Cardiovascular institute, I co-direct the Marfan Clinic, Bicuspid Aortic Valve Clinic and Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program. As Chairman of the Blood Transfusion Committee, I seek to advance patient blood management and responsible blood transfusion practices at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
My academic focus is clinical research in novel valve therapies including trans-catheter valve repair / replacement and minimally-invasive valve surgery.
My clinical focus is complex cardiac surgery including valve-sparing aortic root replacement, bicuspid aortic valve repair, minimally-invasive valve surgery, aortic arch / thoraco-abdominal aortic surgery, and pulmonary thrombo-endarterectomy.
SurgeryHeart DiseaseCardiovascular DiseasesValvular DiseaseValve Repair/ReplacementAortic Valve ReplacementMitral Valve RepairMinimally Invasive Heart ProceduresAortic AneurysmPulmonary ThromboembolismHeart TransplantationMechanical Circulatory Assistance
Education and Certification
- MD: University of Maryland (1998)
- Residency: Loyola University Medical Center (2004)
- Fellowship: Baylor Affiliated Hospitals (2006)
- Fellowship: Stanford University Hospital (2007)
- Board Certification: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery
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NMH/Galter Room 11-140
201 E Huron
Chicago IL 60611