The cardiothoracic surgery program at UCSF was established over fifty years ago. Recently, the Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery was established to focus our efforts in teaching research and patient care for acquired diseases of the chest. The Division maintains a fully accredited training program in cardiothoracic surgery, and has produced many distinguished leaders in academic and clinical cardiothoracic surgery. Dedicated Nurse Coordinators, Physicians Assistants and administrative staff facilitate inpatient and outpatient care. An extensive clinical database reports clinical outcomes to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database and the California CABG Mortality Reporting Program.
UCSF will be hosting the 22nd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps (ISRBP) in San Francisco on September 25-27th. Georg M. Wieselthaler, M.D., the Congress President, is among the leadership presiding over the symposium. Dr. Wieselthaler is Director and Surgical Chief of the Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support at UCSF and Professor of Surgery in the Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery. The 22nd annual meeting of ISRBP will follow the tradition of the scientific hybrid platform for engineers and clinicians. In addition to an exciting scientific program with outstanding invited lectures, there will be a satellite symposia for VAD coordinators and perfusionists to facilitate vital communication and common learning among clinicians in our field.