Dr. Jay Pal, Professor and Associate Section Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, was recently appointed to the Lester and Connie LeRoss Endowed Professorship in Cardiovascular Surgery. This Endowed Professorship was created in 1999 to help further work in developing equipment, procedures, training techniques and personnel to treat heart-related ailments.
In January 2022, Dr. Pal started his practice at UW Medicine as Surgical Director of the Heart Transplantation and the Mechanical Circulatory Support Service, coming from his prior position as Surgical Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at the University of Colorado Hospital.
Dr. Pal stated, “it is an honor to be recognized as the Lester and Connie LeRoss Endowed Professor in Cardiovascular Surgery. The endowment recognizes the generosity of Lester and Connie LeRoss, and facilitates the advancement of the heart transplant program at the University of Washington. Since my residency, the surgical treatment of advanced heart failure has been my passion, and I look forward to the many new treatment options that we now have at our disposal to take care of patients.”
Published Wednesday, August 31, 2022