Robert L. Kormos, MD, FAHA, FRCS(C)


Professor Emeritus
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Education and Training

BA, University of Western Ontario – 1972
MD, University of Western Ontario – 1976
Resident-Neurosurgery, University of Toronto 1977-1980 
Resident-General Surgery, Women's College Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital-1980-1981 
Resident-Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Toronto 1981-1984
Fellow-Transplantation, University of Pittsburgh-1985-1986 
Clinical Fellow-Transplantation, University of Pittsburgh-1986-1987

Professional Activities

Ontario Medical Association 
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario 
International Society for Artificial Organs 
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
Fellow of American Heart Association 
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 
Canadian Cardiovascular Society 
American Society for Artificial Internal Organs 
American Medical Association 
Society of Thoracic Surgeons 
Allegheny County Medical Society 
Pennsylvania Medical Society 
American Society of Transplant Surgeons 
American Association for Thoracic Surgery 
Society of University Surgeons 
American Surgical Association 
Member, Standing Committee for Tenured Faculty Promotions and Appointments (TFPA
Board member: Mechanical Circulatory Support Systems Committee; Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)
Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) 
Council on Education and Member Services, Clinical Education, Society of Thoracic Surgeons 
Fellow, American Heart Association, Council on Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

Journal Reviewing and Editorial Boards

Manuscript Reviewer, Artificial Organs 
Manuscript Reviewer, The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 
Manuscript Reviewer, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 
Manuscript Reviewer, The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 
Manuscript Reviewer, Circulation 

Research Interests

Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
Surgery for Congestive Heart Failure
Artificial Heart
Left Ventricular Assist Devices
Cardiac Transplantation
Left Ventricular Volume Reduction Surgery
Ventricular Mechanics
Autologous stem cell therapy


Visit PubMed for a list of Dr. Kormos' publications.