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Kormos Robert Kormos, MD, FAHA, FRCS(C)
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director, Artificial Heart Program
Co-Co-Director, Heart Transplantation

Assistant: Roseanne Perry (412) 648-6259

UPMC Presbyterian
Suite C-714
200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

bullet point  Education
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BA, University of Western Ontario-1972
MD, University of Western Ontario-1976
bullet point  Training
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Mixed Internship, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto-1976-1977
Resident-Neurosurgery, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, St. Michael's Hospital, Wellesley Hospital-1977-1980
Resident-General Surgery, Women's College Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital-1980-1981
Resident-Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children-1981-1983
Research Fellow-Transplantation, University of Pittsburgh-1985-1986
Clinical Fellow-Transplantation, University of Pittsburgh-1986-1987
bullet point  Appointments and Positions
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2001-present: Professor (with tenure), Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
1993-2000: Associate Professor (with tenure), Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
1987-1993: Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
1983-1985: Senior Clinical Fellow, Cardiovascular Surgery, Toronto General Hospital
1983-1985: Instructor, University of Toronto
bullet point  Research Interests
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- Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Surgery for Congestive Heart Failure
- Artificial Heart
- Left Ventricular Assist Devices
- Cardiac Transplantation
- Left Ventricular Volume Reduction Surgery
- Ventricular Mechanics
- Autologous stem cell therapy
bullet point  Professional Activities
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- Ontario Medical Association
- College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
- International Society for Artificial Organs
- Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
- International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
- Canadian Cardiovascular Society
- American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
- American Medical Association
- American Heart Association
- Society of Thoracic Surgeons
- Allegheny County Medical Society
- Pennsylvania Medical Society
- American Society of Transplant Surgeons
- Biomedical Engineering Society
- American Association for Thoracic Surgery
- Society of University Surgeons
- American Surgical Association
- Chairman, Education Committee, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Board of Trustees, International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps
- Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), Committee Member
- Council on Education and Member Services, Clinical Education, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
- Fellow, American Heart Association, Council on Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgery
- Technical Advisory Committee, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
- International Heart and Lung Transplant Society Program Committee
- Chairman, STS Workforce on End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease
- Co-Chair, Evarts A. Graham Memorial Traveling Fellowship Committee
- Gordon Research Conference Program Committee
- Board of Directors, Transplant Recipients International Organization
- ASTS Board of Directors
- Medical Director, Biotronics
bullet point  Journal Reviewing and Editorial Boards
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- Manuscript Reviewer, Artificial Organs
- Manuscript Reviewer, The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
- Manuscript Reviewer, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
- Manuscript Reviewer, The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
- Manuscript Reviewer, Circulation
- Grant Reviewer, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
bullet point  Outreach
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Dr. Kormos welcomes the opportunity to meet with individual physicians and group practices. To arrange a meeting or speaking opportunity with Dr. Kormos, contact Roseanne Perry at (412) 648-6259. Dr. Kormos' speaking topics include:

Stem cells
Newer therapies
Regenerative medicine
Selecting patients for transplant and assist devices
Support for patients who do not qualify for transplants
Support for patients with heart failure
bullet point  Publications
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Visit PubMed for a list of Dr. Kormos' publications.
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