Enrique Gongora, MD, tells the story of heart transplantation over the years with a focus on the many who made this life saving miracle of modern medicine what it is today. He will also talk about longevity post transplant and a complete review of the heart support/replacement devices both past, current and the upcoming ones.
Dr. Gongora is an award winning heart surgeon with a variety of heart interests and extensive background including the following: currently serving as Cardiothoracic Surgeon Surgical Director of Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine. Philadelphia, PA; Cardiothoracic Surgeon Director Thoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Scott & White Clinic/Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine Temple, TX.; Cardiac Surgeon University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Presbyterian Hospital. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Shadyside Hospital, and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Passavant Hospital Pittsburgh, PA; he also served as Critical Care Physician, Veterans Administration Hospital Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA.