Pgm #43: History of Heart Transplant

October 09, 2012
Enrique Gongora
Cardiothoracic Surgeon Surgical Director of Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Hahnemann University Hospital

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.