Ralph J. Damiano Jr., MD, an internationally known cardiac surgeon, has been named chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine.
Thomas B. Ferguson, MD, professor emeritus of cardiothoracic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, died Sunday, May 26, 2013, of complications following a heart valve procedure. He was 90.
Washington University physicians and surgeons at St. Louis Children’s Hospital , including Avihu Gazit, MD, collaborated to make several strategic and innovative decisions that led to the first successful use of an artificial lung in a toddler. The treatment is published in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.