Arie Blitz, MD, MBA, JD Candidate
Cardiothoracic Surgery Expert Witness
mechanical circulatory support, ventricular assist device, VAD, LVAD, ECMO, aortic dissection, CABG, valve, surgery, shock, heart failure, aortic, mitral, tricuspid, aneurysm, cardiac, cardiothoracic, cardiovascular, heart, circulatory, administrative, coronary bypass.
I am a very experienced, well-versed cardiac surgeon who performs the full spectrum of cardiac surgery with excellent outcomes and am internationally reknowned for my expertise. I have held academic positions, most recently as the Professor and Chief of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Cincinnati. Prior to that, I was Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Transplantation Program at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland.
I am well published in cardiac surgery, and serve as Deputy Editor of the Number 1 cardiothoracic surgery website, CTSNet.org. Annually, I have been a frequent presenter at multiple national and international meetings. In addition, I run several websites dedicated towards teaching other surgeons and health care professionals about cardiac surgery. My websites include narrated operative videos; my Youtube site alone has had close to 3 million views. My internet presence is summarized as follows:
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