Innovations in cardiac surgery at Ohio State
The Department of Surgery's research efforts are focused on key areas of interest that promise to yield significant results in the understanding of disease and the improvement of clinical care.
Research plays an essential role in the advancement of cardiac surgery and in the never ending quest to improve the outcomes of cardiac surgery patients. Through research, we develop new procedures to treat ill patients and help patients live better, longer lives. The research activities of our division explore basic science by understanding and analyzing muscle biology and cell membrane repair. Our team also excels in translational research with studies of resuscitation of lungs before transplant and also in clinical research, where we evaluate new and smaller ventricular assist devices and valves. We also have a strong clinical outcomes research group that evaluates the impact of delivery of care on cardiac surgery outcomes.
The division has also has a strong interest in training the next generation of cardiac surgeons. As such, we welcome medical students and residents to participate in our clinical and research activities.