New Heart Center opens at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU
The Children's Hospital Foundation Heart Center - it's a level of expertise a family would travel to the ends of the Earth for. Thankfully, it's right here close to home at CHoR.
ANNOUNCING NEW FACULTY
Mohammed A. Quader, MD Joins Division Effective July 1
Join us in welcoming Dr. Quader to the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Dr. Quader received his MD degree from Kakatiya Medical College, Kakatiya University, Warangal India. He completed his surgical residency at Yale University School of Medicine followed by a cardiothoracic surgery Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. His research interests are donor heart preservation and clinical outcomes research. Read More
Pediatric Heart Surgery
HEART MONTH: Celebrating big changes for tiny hearts at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU(CHoR) Learn more
Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU announces $28 million gift to develop Heart Center
Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University (CHoR) on Tuesday announced an unprecedented $28 million gift from Children’s Hospital Foundation, the single largest gift to pediatric health care in VCU’s history and one that will establish a pediatric cardiac surgery program in Richmond.
ANNOUNCING NEW FACULTY
Dr. Thomas Yeh, Jr. joins the Faculty at VCU Surgery
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Thomas Yeh, Jr., to Cardiothoracic Surgery
Dr. Yeh comes to us from Pediatric Heart Center, Tulane University Hospital and Clinic. After receiving his MD from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Yeh completed his surgical residency at VCU Medical Center, followed by a pediatric cardiac surgery fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto.
Dr. Yeh will be instrumental in the continued growth and development of pediatric cardiac surgery at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.
Dr. Kasirajan is appointed Chair, VCU Department of Surgery
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Vigneshwar Kasirajan on this well-deserved promotion.
“Dr. Kasirajan has helped to create a vibrant environment at VCU, where he has been since 2000. In addition to his work with transplant patients, he is at the forefront of a new frontier in cardiac surgery that includes artificial hearts and mechanical assist devices. In 2006, he led the first surgical team on the East Coast to implant the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, the only device of its kind approved by the F.D.A. His work in this field has helped establish VCU as one of the leaders in the realm of artificial hearts.” — Jerome Strauss, III, MD, PhD, Dean, VCU School of Medicine
How to Implant the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Detailed in Peer Reviewed Paper, Video—Dr. Daniel Tang, Cardiothoracic Surgeon Read more
June 2014: NEW FACULTY
Dr. Gabor Bagameri to join cardiothoracic faculty effective June 23
Dr. Bagameri comes to us from Mid-Atlantic Cardiothoracic Surgeons in Norfolk, VA
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Bagameri to the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Read more
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Total Artifical Heart
VCU Medical Center became the lead institution in a national clinical trial of technology that would allow artificial heart patients to recuperate, rehabilitate and wait in the comfort of their own homes until a donor heart becomes available for transplant.
The VCU Pauley Heart Center was selected as one of 30 centers to investigate a portable, mechanical driver that can power patients' artificial hearts and enable them to recover outside the hospital environment, including at home and at step-down facilities.
In April 2006, VCU’s cardiac surgery team performed the first t-TAH implant on the East Coast. Since then, we have implanted over 40 t-TAH’s. Currently, VCU Pauley Heart Center is the most active t-TAH center in the United States.