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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Specialty Focus: 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.

Education: BA, Cornell University; MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; MBA, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve; JD Candidate , Purdue University Global

Years in Practice: 20

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 8


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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: 1. www.youtube.com/heartfixer100 2. www.facebook.com/CardiothoracicSurgeryOperativeVideos 3. CTSNet.Org 4. Linkedin (arieblitzmd) 5. Twitter (@arieblitzmd) The most common areas in which I have been asked to render a medicolegal opinion are as follows: 1. Mechanical Circulatory Support 2. ECMO 3. Aortic Dissections 4. Complex Cardiac Surgery However, I am experienced and fluent in the full spectrum of cardiac surgery. I will be happy to furnish a CV upon request.