SEMINAR: Innovation Driven by Patient's Needs

Dongfang Wang, MD, PhD
When Sep 07, 2017
from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Where Shumaker Research Bldg., RM 139
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Contact Phone (502)852-7485
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Abstract:  Patients need is always our research motivation. In this presentation, I will share our research experiences regarding heart and lung assist, which include: 

1. Arterio-venous carbon dioxide removal (AVCO2R).

2. Paracorporeal Total Artificial lung

3. Percutaneous Bicaval Double lumen cannula for total respiratory support

4. Percutaneous RVAD

5. Pump integrated artificial lung

6. Percutaneous double lumen cannula for failing Fontan circulation

7. Axial-Centrifugal Flow Pump For cavopulmonary assist

8. TransApical to aorta LVAD


Speaker:  Dr. Dongfang Wang graduated from Hubei Medical College. He completed his adult and pediatric cardiovascular surgery training and became an attending cardiovascular surgeon in Union Hospital, Tongji medical university. In year 2000, He relocated to University of Texas Medical branch and have focused on research and development of medical devices including heart and lung assist device and venovenous perfusion induce systemic hyperthermia for lung cancer treatment. He and Dr Zwischenberger has invented AvalonElite Double Lumen Cannula for venovenous ECMO.  Now, Dr Wang is Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, Director of Artificial Organ Laboratory. University of Kentucky College of Medicine.


Seminar Video on YouTube