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:

Minimally Invasive Approaches to the Managment of Esophageal Cancer: December 15--17, 2020

More details coming soon!

UPMC APP Academy: September 11--12, 2020

Course Directors:

Alexandrea Bartow, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC, MBA
Director, Advanced Practice Provier Education and Development
Instructor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
 
Matthew Vercauteren, PA-C
Thoracic Robotics Course Lead
UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
 
Angela Gallagher, MSN, ACNP-BC
Clinical Administrator
UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

2019 Courses:

Minimally Invasive Approaches to the Manament of Esophageal Cancer

Invited Faculty:

Yin-Kai Chao, MD, PhD
Professor and Chief
Division of Thoracic Surgery
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Tao-Yuan, Taiwan
 
Zhigang Li, MD, PhD
Department of Thoracic Surgery
Section of Esophageal Surgery
Shanghai Chest Hospital
Shanghai, China
 
Jelle Ruurda, MD, PhD
University Medical Center Utretcht
Utretcht, the Netherlands
 
Jon O. Wee, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Section Chief, Esophageal Surgery
Director, Robotic Thoracic Surgery
Co-Director, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

Minimally Invasive Approaches to the Management of Achalasia and Other Benign Esophageal Disease: June 5--7, 2019

Invited Faculty:

Virginia R. Litle, MD
Chief, Thoracic Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine
Director, Center for Minimally Invasive Esophagea Therapies
Director, Barrett's Esophagus Program
Director, Thoracic Surgery Clinical Research
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
 
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
 
Benny Weksler, MBA, MD, FACS, FACCP
Chief, Division of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery
Edward Kent Professorship of Thoracic Surgery
Allegheny Health Network
Pittsburgh, PA
 

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
 

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 CTSurgCME@upmc.edu for additional course or registration information.

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