Continuing Medical Education Courses

The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, presents several CME accredited courses each year. These include departmental faculty as well as invited faculty renowned in the field, broadcast of live surgery, and simulation labs.

Upcoming Courses:

MIE Course 2018: November 28--30, 2018

Invited Faculty:
Edward Cheong, MD, FRCS
Consultant Oseophagogatric and Laparoscopic Surgeon
Upper GI Cancer Lead
Norfolk and Nowich University Hospital Foundation Trust
Nowich, England, U.K.
Peter Grimminger, MD
Senior Consultant, Head Upper GI Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery and Robotics
Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery
University Medical Center Mainz
Mainz, Germany
Richard van Hillegersberg, MD
Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
University Medical Center Utrecht
Utrecht, Netherlands
M. Blair Marshall, MD
Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Georgetown University Hospital
MedStar Health
Washington, D.C.

3rd Annual UPMC Lung Transplant Symposium: September 27--28, 2018

Invited Faculty:
Selim M. Acrasoy, MD, MPH
Dickinson W. Richards, Jr,. Professor of Medicine (in Pediatrics)
Medical Director, Lung Transplantation Program
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York
Bartley P. Griffith, MD
Professor of Surgery
Thomas & Alice-Marie Hales Distinguished Professor of Surgery
Division of Cardiac Surgery
University of Maryland School of Medicine
College Park, Maryland
Gabriel Loor, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Surgery, Cardiothoracic Transplant and Circulatory Support
Baylor College of Medicine
Co-Chief, Section of Adult Cardiac Surgery
Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Houston, Texas
William R. Lynch, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Section of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery
University of Michigan

Past Courses:

Minimally Invasive Approaches to the Management of Achalasia and Other Benign Esophageal Diseases; May 9---11, 2018

Invited Faculty:
Jeffrey M. Marks, MD, FACS, FASGE
Professor of Surgery
Jeffrey L. Ponsky Professorship in Surgical Education
Director, Surgical Endoscopy
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
Sumeet Mittal, MD
Surgical Director, Esopahegal and Foregut Program
Norton Thoracic Institute
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
Phoenix, Arizona
Harmik J. Soukiasian, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Associate Program Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency Program
Cedars Sinai Health System
Los Angeles, Califonia

Minimally Invasive Approaches to the Management of Esophageal Cancer; December 6--8, 2017

Invited Faculty:

Edward Cheong, BSc, MD, FRCS
Consultant Oesophogastric and Laparoscopic Surgeon
Director for Upper GI Cancer
Norfolk and Norwich Univeristy Hospital Foundation Trust
Nowich, England, U.K.
Scott Swanson, MD
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Director, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Chief Surgical Officer, Dana-Farber/Brighman and Women's Cancer Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Jie Zhang, MD, PhD
Fudan University Cancer Center
Shanghai, China

2nd Annual UPMC Lung Transplant Symposium, October 4--6, 2017

Invited Faculty:

Matthew G. Hartwig, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina
Amy E. Hackmann, MD, FACS
Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support
Surgical Director, Lung Transplantation
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Alessandro Bertani, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation
Palermo, Italy
Ramsey Hachem, MD
Tracey C. Marshall--Dr. Elbert P. Trulock Distinguished Professor of Medicine
John T. Tilliken Department of Medicine, Divsion of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri

Please contact Angela Kinnunen at 412-648-6342 or email for additional course or registration information.

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