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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY March 2017 | Archived Issues

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Education Schedule - March 2017 (PDF)

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Acker to Lecture on Cardiac Surgery March 31

Michael A. Acker, MD, will give a special lecture on "Transparency, Public Reporting and a Cultural Shift to Quality and Safety in Cardiac Surgery" at Cedars-Sinai on Thursday, March 31.

Presented by the Department of Surgery, the hourlong lecture begins at 9 a.m. in the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion PEC 5.

Acker is chief of the Cardiovascular Surgery Division and director of Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia.

The William Maul Measy Professor of Surgery, Acker is recognized as a national leader in the use of mechanical assist devices as a bridge to transplantation or as permanent therapy for end-stage heart failure.

Acker maintains an active surgical practice and focuses on patients with end-stage heart failure, coronary artery disease and valvular disease. In addition, he has special expertise in mitral valve repair for advanced myxomatous disease or in patients with end-stage heart failure.