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Cardiac Mechanical Support

HeartmateMechanical Circulatory Support (MCS), through the use of a ventricular assist device (VAD), is designed to provide short- or long-term cardiac support for patients whose hearts are damaged or diseased and unable to provide adequate blood flow. VAD therapy, along with heart transplantation, is the most advanced surgical treatment option for heart failure.

As a Center of Excellence actively investigating new devices for supporting the circulation of a failing heart, the U’s Cardiovascular Center Cardiac Mechanical Support Program is developing innovative alternatives to or as a bridge to heart transplants. We have the expertise and resources to care for a patient before and after surgery and throughout their life. Our program is a pioneer in mechanical circulatory support and ventricular assist devices.

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Phone (801)585-3188
Toll Free 800-824-2073
Extension 53188

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Feras M. Bader, M.D.

Locations
University Hospital (801) 585-3693
University Hospital (801) 585-5122

Specialties: Cardiology, Echocardiography, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

David A. Bull, M.D.

Locations
University Hospital (801) 581-5311

Specialties: Cardiac Mechanical Support, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Coronary Revascularization, Esophageal Surgery, Heart Transplant, Lung Cancer, Lung Transplant, Valvular Heart Disease

Stavros G. Drakos, M.D., Ph.D.

Locations
University Hospital (801) 585-5122
University Hospital (801) 585-3693

Specialties: Cardiac Mechanical Support, Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Aaron W. Eckhauser, M.D., M.S.C.I

Specialties: Cardiac Mechanical Support, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Transplant, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Lynette Evans, APRN, B.S.N.

Locations
University Hospital (801) 585-3693
University Hospital (801) 585-5122

Specialties: Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

James C. Fang, M.D.

Locations
Redstone Health Center (801) 585-7676
South Jordan Health Center (801) 585-7676
University Hospital (801) 585-7676

Specialties: Cardiology, General Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Jacob Fetzer, PA-C

Locations
University Hospital (801) 585-5122
University Hospital (801) 585-3693

Specialties: Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Physician Assistant

Edward Michael Gilbert, M.D.

Locations
Billings Clinic (800) 332-7156
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (208) 367-4278
University Hospital (801) 585-5122
University Hospital (801) 585-3693
Veterans Administration Medical Center (801) 584-1235

Specialties: Cardiology, Echocardiography, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Stephen McKellar, M.D., M.Sc.

Specialties: Cardiac Mechanical Support, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Coronary Revascularization, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant, Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery, Minimally Invasive Lung & Esophageal Surgery, Valvular Heart Disease

Kimberly M. Molina, M.D.

Locations
Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-5400

Specialties: Echocardiography, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Pediatric Cardiology

Jose Nativi-Nicolau, M.D.

Locations
Billings Clinic (800) 332-7156
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (208) 367-4278
University Hospital (801) 585-3693
University Hospital (801) 585-5122
Veterans Administration Medical Center (801) 584-1235

Specialties: Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Amit N. Patel, M.D., B.S., M.S.

Locations
University Hospital (801) 587-7946

Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Failure, Heart Stem Cell Therapy, Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant, Valvular Heart Disease

Craig H. Selzman, M.D.

Locations
University Hospital (801) 587-9348

Specialties: Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Mechanical Support, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Coronary Revascularization, Heart Failure, Heart Stem Cell Therapy, Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant, Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery, Surgical Ventricular Restoration, Valvular Heart Disease

Josef Stehlik, M.D., M.P.H.

Locations
Billings Clinic (800) 332-7156
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (208) 367-4278
University Hospital (801) 585-5122
University Hospital (801) 585-3693
Veterans Administration Medical Center (801) 584-1235

Specialties: Cardiac Mechanical Support, Cardiology, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Jill Stratford Waldron, M.S., APRN

Locations
University Hospital (801) 585-3693
University Hospital (801) 585-5122

Specialties: Cardiology, Geriatrics, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Nurse Practitioner

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