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AATS Member Spotlight

This week's featured member is:



Louis Samuels, MD

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Adult Cardiac

Member Since: 2003





Biography:

Dr. Samuels was born and raised in New York, matriculating at the University of Rochester where he received his Undergraduate degree in Biology and Anthropology. He moved to Philadelphia in 1983 to attend the Hahnemann University School of Medicine. Dr. Samuels completed his General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery Residencies at Hahnemann Hospital and in 1995 joined their faculty in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Samuels was appointed Director of Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support in 1999 and served as the CT Surgery residency Co-Director. In 2001 he and his team performed the worlds fifth totally implantable electric artificial heart, the AbioCor. In addition, Dr. Samuels clinical research helped define the criteria for initiation of Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) support for acute cardiogenic shock utilizing an inotropic support threshold. In 2003 Dr. Samuels joined the Main Line Health System and established a heart transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support program at Lankenau Medical Center. In 2016, Dr. Samuels returned to Center City Philadelphia where he became Professor of Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. In addition to his expertise in mechanical circulatory support technology, Dr. Samuels has also distinguished himself in the field of beating-heart coronary artery bypass grafting for the surgical treatment of coronary artery disease. At present, Dr. Samuels is the Chief of Cardiac Surgery for the Jefferson-Einstein Medical Center in North Philadelphia. Dr. Samuels has participated in several clinical trials, published numerous manuscripts, and presented his research nationally and internationally.

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University of Toronto

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Washington University - St. Louis

Member Since: 1989

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Tufts Medical Center

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Duke University

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