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VISE Spring Seminar – Matthew Bacchetta, MD, MBA, MA

Posted by on Thursday, January 17, 2019 in News.

VISE Seminar to be led by

Matthew Bacchetta, MD, MBA, MA,
William Scott, Jr. Chair in Surgery,
Vanderbilt University Medical Center








Date: January 24, 2019
Location: Stevenson Center 5326
Time: 12:25 p.m. start, 12:15 p.m. lunch


Cross Circulation for Organ Recovery, Biohybrid Lungs and New Devices for End Stage Lung Disease


This talk will provide an overview of the clinical need for innovation in organ recovery, regeneration and replacement.  Dr. Bacchetta will share aspects of his research in developing systems to provide extended physiologic environments to support the recovery of donor lungs and methods to improve the quality of the organ.  He and his collaborators have developed technology to non-invasively monitor the effects of these interventions and the overall quality of the organ.  He will also briefly discuss the effort to develop artificial lungs.

Short Bio:

Matt Bacchetta is a lung transplant surgeon and NIH funded researcher at VUMC whose clinical work focuses on end stage lung and pulmonary vascular diseases.  He has one of the world’s largest experiences in the use of mechanical devices for patients with both acute and chronic respiratory illness.  His research involves developing platforms for organ recovery, regeneration and replacement.  Prior to moving to Vanderbilt, he was an Associate Professor at Columbia University and worked as the Director of Adult ECMO and Surgical Director of Pulmonary Hypertension Comprehensive Care Center, and Director of the Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy Program.  He has served in Iraq and Afghanistan in the US Army.

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