Malek G. Massad

University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Dr. Massad is Professor and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). A graduate of UIC's general surgery program, Dr. Massad completed research fellowships at Northwestern University and the Cleveland Clinic Research Institute followed by clinical training in cardiothoracic surgery and cardiopulmonary transplantation at the University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Cleveland Clinic. He joined the surgical faculty at UIC in 1996 and was promoted to a full professor of surgery with tenure in 2006. Dr. Massad has been named one of America's top heart surgeons by the Consumers Research Council of America and also in Castle Connolly's Guide to America's top doctors. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and The American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Massad's research interests have been in the areas of cardiopulmonary preservation and ischemia reperfusion injury. With numerous seminal contributions in the field of heart and lung transplantation he has authored and co-authored over 150 peer reviewed papers, abstracts and book chapters. He has served and continues to serve on the editorial board of over a dozen scientific journals including Journal of Transplantion, Chest, World Journal of Surgery, Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeon, Cardiology, American Surgeon, Current Cardiology and Hypertension Reviews, Int. Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Recent Patent Reviews on Cardiovascular Drug Discovery, the Public Library of Science Medical Journal and others. He is a member of several national and international societies and associations including the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, American College of Chest Physicians and Thoracic Surgery Directors Association, to name a few.

Biography Updated on 23 November 2008

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