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Cardiothoracic Surgeon

UC San Diego
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Cardiothoracic Surgeon

The Division of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery at the University of California, San Diego has opened a recruitment of a board eligible, or certified, cardiothoracic surgeon seeking additional training in Advanced Heart and Respiratory Failure/Transplantation. Appropriate candidate will have completed Thoracic Surgery residency, and is eligible for employment and medical licensure in the State of California. As a prospective thoracic (heart and lung) transplant surgeon, the Advanced Heart and Respiratory Failure and Transplantation fellow receive training in:

• Management of heart failure and respiratory failure patients within the entire clinical spectrum of medical management refractory heart and or lung failure, from ambulatory to severe conditions

• Candidate selection for thoracic transplantation, extracorporeal life support and mechanical circulatory support

• Donor evaluation and management

• Physiology of the transplanted heart and lung, immunosuppression, immediate postoperative and long-term care, including management of post-transplant complications

• Pulmonary artery catheterization and endomyocardial biopsies

• Image evaluation of the failing and recently transplanted heart or lung

The fellow will perform the following duties under supervision:

• Daily rounding with notes on end stage heart and lung failure patients including pre and post-transplant cases.

• Daily rounding with notes on all Mechanical Circulatory and Respiratory support patients (LVAD and ECMO) with interrogation of all devices.

• Clinic evaluation of thoracic transplant candidates and presentation of these cases at weekly selection meetings with a detailed note.

• Donor evaluation, selection and management as well as procurement of thoracic organs, both local and distant cases

• Implantation of donor heart and lung with subsequent management

• Implantation and explant of durable mechanical support devices

• Establishment of open and percutaneous ECMO and temporary percutaneous circulatory support devices.

• Attend patient and family meetings to establish goals of care in selected cases

• Attend and perform right heart catheterization and endomyocardial biopsies

• Develop and complete a research project with the aim to present at an international meeting

• Assist in recruitment of subjects for clinical trails

Interested candidates should forward their CV and statement of interest to the Program Director, Dr. Patricia Thistlethwaite (pthistlethwaite@ucsd.edu) with a copy to Program Coordinator, Veronica Felix (vfelix@ucsd.edu)



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