Cardiothoracic Transplant/MCS

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About the Program 

The MCS/Transplant Fellowship program is dedicated to producing a balanced, well-qualified thoracic transplant surgeon prepared for practice in an academic or private practice environment. Over the course of this one-year program, the fellow will gain comprehensive experience in the management of end-stage heart and lung disease.

Throughout this one-year program, the fellow will participate in care of MCS/Transplant patients within the inpatient and outpatient setting and under the supervision of Cardiothoracic Surgery faculty. The fellow will also become proficient technically with MCS procedures as well heart and lung transplantation as well as donor management and procurement.

 

Quick Facts

  • Faculty have served as leaders of STS, ABS, ABTS, WTSA, TSDA, ACS, JCTSE, ISHLT, ELSO, and the ACGME Thoracic Surgery Residency Review Committee
  • Division has completed 1000+ lung transplants and 900+ heart transplants

 

Program Leadership

Dr. Kathleen Berfield

Kathleen S. Berfield, MD
Program Director
Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief of Thoracic Surgery VA Puget Sound HCS