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Achievements

EDUCATION AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • Fellowship: Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery - Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Cardiac Surgery Research- Harvard Medical School in Boston
  • Residency: General Surgery- Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota
  • Medical School: Johns Hopkins University
  • Undergraduate: University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

ACCREDITATION

Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) - (American Board of Thoracic Surgery)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Board member of the Society of Robotic Surgery
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
  • Served as Surgeon-in-chief and director of the Washington Institute of Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery
  • George Washington University Medical Center as its chief of clinical cardiothoracic surgery and clinical professor of surgery
  • Served as Chief of thoracic surgery, robotic thoracic surgery and esophageal surgery at the University of Arizona’s Banner – University Medical Center
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • Priestly Society of Surgery

Awards

  • Textbook of the year
  • Research grants from the American Heart Association
  • Research grants from the Thoracic Surgery Foundation