Welcome to the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
The Cardiothoracic Surgery division has a storied history of leading the way into new surgical techniques to repair the heart. Read more about our history.
Patient Care Information
Adult Cardiac Surgery
Heart Transplant Program
Lung Transplant Program
Thoracic and Foregut Surgery
Congenital Heart Surgery
November 20th, 2013
Dr. Gabe Loor performs 1st 'breathing' lung transplant in Minnesota
(Courtesy of Pioneer Press)
University of Minnesota surgeons say they have performed the first lung transplant procedure in the Midwest using a new technology designed to better preserve lungs once they've been donated.
The so-called "breathing lung" transplant was performed last week in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.
A 51-year-old Minnesota man with emphysema underwent the double-lung procedure. The organs spent two hours in the experimental device while being transported from the donor's hospital.
"I feel awesome," the recipient said Wednesday during an interview at the U hospital. "I haven't felt this good in years."
The academic charge of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Minnesota is to provide the ideal environment to facilitate training cardiovascular and thoracic surgery residents, general surgery residents, and medical students in the discipline of cardiovascular and thoracic surgical sciences.
Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship site for Program and Application Information.
Cardiothoracic Fellowship Program Policy and Procedure Manual.
Cardiothoracic Conference Schedule
Click here for details on the cardiothoracic conference weekly schedule.
Professor and Chief:
- John E. Foker, M.D., Ph.D.
- Rosemary F. Kelly, M.D.
- Michael A. Maddus, M.D.
- J. Ernesto Molina, M.D., Ph.D.
- Sara J. Shumway, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor