Specializing in heart, lung, and esophageal surgery
Lung Transplant/Lung Failure
As one of the nation's historic transplant centers, the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery's Division of Lung Tranplant gives hope to a high volume of patients turned down at other centers, while remaining on the forefront of innovation by incorporating technologies such as Ex Vivo lung perfusion and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
The Pediatric Cardiac Surgery division has the lowest overall four-year surgical mortality rate among medium- and high-volume programs in the country with a rate of 1.1%, according to the latest data compiled by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2008-2012).
Adult Cardiac Surgery
Cardiac surgeons in the Division of Adult Cardiac Surgery have vast experience in both traditional and minimally invasive surgical methods for performing the most complex heart and vascular operations.
Thoracic and Foregut Surgery
Recognized as one of the most active thoracic and foregut surgical divisions in the United States, our surgeons specialize in all aspects of pulmonary, tracheal, chest wall, mediastinal, esophageal, and upper abdominal surgery.
Thoracic Surgery team featured in The Voice of UPMC Shadyside magazine