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:

UPMC Lung and Mediastinal Oncology Course 2019: April 3--5, 2019

Invited Faculty:
Diego Gonzalez Rivas, MD, FECTS
Coruna University Hospital, UCTMI, Coruna, Spain
Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital
Richard S. Lazzaro, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
Director, Thoracic Surgery, Northwell Health
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Course Directors:
James D. Luketich, MD, FACS
Henry T. Bahnson Professor and Chairman
Chief, Divsion of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Rodney J. Landreneau, MD, FACS
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director, Thoracic Surgery, UPMC Altoona
Inderpal S. Sarkaria, MD, FACS
Vice Chairman, Clinical Affairs
Director, Thoracic Robotics
Co-Director, Esopahgeal and Lung Surgery Institute

2018 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

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

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

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