VAD/Artificial Heart Program
Under the direction of Dr. Robert Kormos, outcomes and quality of life of patients receiving VADs and artificial hearts are rigorously studied. The Division of Cardiothoracic Transplantation has participated in numerous clinical trials of VADs and artificial hearts. These include basic research studies, outcomes studies, prospective randomized trials, and therapeutic intervention trials. The Program works in conjunction with the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine in both translational and regenerative research.