MEET OUR CLINICAL LEADERSHIP

Procirca’s relationship with both the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC is unique and vital to our success.  The pipeline of novel ideas, innovation, and expertise inform patient care today and in the future.  We are fortunate to work with some of the finest medical minds, researchers, and educators in the world.

Thomas Gleason, MD, FACS, FACC, FACCP — Medical Director, Procirca

Ronald V. Pellegrini Professor and Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Professor of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering

Co-Director of the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

Director for the Center for Thoracic Aortic Disease

Co-Director of the Center for Heart Valve Disease

Arman Kilic, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Director of Surgical Quality and Analytics for Cardiac Surgery at UPMC

Robert L. Kormos, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, FAHA— Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

Director, UPMC Artificial Heart Program

Co-director, Heart Transplantation

Medical Director, Procirca’s Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

Brack G. Hattler Professor of Cardiothoracic Transplantation

Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh

Victor O. Morell, MD

Eugene S. Wiener Professor of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Vice Chair and Director of Cardiovascular Services in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Co-director of the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

Director of Surgical Quality and Analytics for Cardiac Surgery at UPMC

Co-director, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

Christopher Sciortino, MD, PHD – Surgical Director, VAD/ECMO, Procirca

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Surgical Director of the UPMC Advanced Heart Failure Center

Melita Viegas, MD

Melita Viegas, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Gavin W. Hickey, MD

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Joon Sup Lee, MD

Co-Director, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

Chief, Division of Cardiology

Associate Professor of Medicine

Michael Mathier, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program

Associate Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Program

Marc A. Simon, MD, MS, FACC

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Bioengineering and Clinical Translational Science and Director of Heart Failure Research at the University of Pittsburgh

Clinical Associate at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Member of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program and Cardiac Transplant Program at UPMC

Anson Jay Conrad Smith, MD

Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, UPMC Presbyterian

Jonathan Waters, MD – Medical Director, Blood Management, Procirca

Professor

Professor, Anesthesiology and Bioengineering

Vice Chair for Clinical Research

Interim Director, Acute Interventional Perioperative Pain and Regional Anesthesiology

Holt Murray, MD

Assistant Professor, CCM, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Co-Director, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, UPMC Presbyterian

Penny Sappington, MD – Medical Director, ECMO, Procirca

Assistant Professor, CCM, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Medical Director, Cardiothoracic/Surgical Intensive Care Unit, UPMC Presbyterian

Katherine Anetakis, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh

Jeffrey R. Balzer, Ph.D., FASNM, DABNM – Co-director, Center for Clinical Neurophysiology

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Neuroscience and Acute and Tertiary Care Nursing

Director, Cerebral Blood Flow Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Former President of the American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring

Former Chairman of the American Board of Neurophysiologic Monitoring, for which he still serves as the current secretary/treasurer.

Interest section leader for IOM for ASET.

Donald Crammond, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Associate Director, Movement Disorder Surgery

Robert M. Friedlander, MD, MA

Chair, Walter E. Dandy Professor

Head of Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery

Co-director, UPMC Neurological Institute

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery & Neurology

Co-director, Center for Clinical Neurophysiolog

Harvey Borovetz, PhD

Distinguished Professor and Chairman, Department of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh

Robert L. Hardesty Professor, UPMC Department of Surgery

Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Professor of Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Faculty Fellow, University Honors College

Deputy Director, Artificial Organs and Medical Devices at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Sanjeev G. Shroff, PhD

Distinguished Professor of and Gerald E. McGinnis Chair in Bioengineering

Professor of Medicine, Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh

William R. Wagner, PhD

Director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Professor of Surgery, Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh