National leader in cardiovascular innovations


As one of the premier cardiovascular programs in the country, the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offers comprehensive individualized care using the latest advancements in technology to ensure the best outcomes. The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is a national and local leader in heart research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Here at Ohio State, we have pioneered the development of many cardiovascular procedures used today.


Milestones in cardiovascular care at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center:

1960s

            
Among the first in the nation to perform cardiac catheterization

1970s
            
First coronary artery bypass surgery at Ohio State,
Dobutamine trials for heart failure patients

1981
            
Coronary angioplasty introduced

1986
        
First heart transplant at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

1987 
        
Cardiology research grants exceed $1 million

1992
 
        
Ohio State cardiologists among the first in central Ohio to perform radiofrequency catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias

1999
   
First robotic-assisted coronary artery bypass surgery in the United States

2000 
   
The Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute opens
first cardiovascular MR in central Ohio

2001 
   
First CT angiography in central Ohio

2003 
   
Ohio State Wexner Medical Center's Charles Love, MD, implants the nation's first fully digital pacemaker

2004 
   
Opening of the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital

2005 
   
Nation's first permanent device (the HeartPod) for monitoring and treating congestive heart failure is implanted using a minimally invasive cardiac catheterization procedure

2006 
   
Opening of the Biomedical Research Tower, a 10-story, $160 million biomedical research and education facility dedicated to advancing basic science for the betterment of human health

2007
 
   
Our vascular medicine program debuts as part of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

2008
 
   
Addition of two patient care floors to the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, expanding the hospitals capacity by 60 additional patient beds, incorporating the "universal patient room" design

Contact

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Tim Rumfield 
Division Administrator 
Tim.Rumfield@osumc.edu
614-293-4967

Division’s office:
234 Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute
473 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210