Our last podcast featured the bioengineer responsible for much of today’s artificial heart technology. Now meet Dr. Robert Kormos, a clinician who has used those artificial hearts to help people survive until donor hearts were available. Some patients even recovered enough heart function to eliminate the need for transplantation.

Dr. Kormos is the medical director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine and director of the UPMC Artificial Heart Program. As the Artificial Heart Program celebrates its 20th anniversary, patients of the program have been collectively sustained by their artificial hearts for more than 50 years. In this podcast, Dr. Kormos discusses the evolution of his program and the clinical use of artificial hearts, and he tells us how regenerative medicine will continue to transform the treatment of heart failure.

For more information about Dr. Kormos, click here.

For information on artificial heart treatments at UPMC, click here.

For information on heart device research at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, click here.

Hosts Leah Kauffman and John Murphy. Interview by Leah Kauffman.

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